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December 30, 2011

Pugh, Neblett out against New Orleans

   Defensive tackle Andre Neblett and safety Jordan Pugh will miss the Panthers' game Sunday at New Orleans as they continue to deal with concussion issues.

   Head coach Ron Rivera said Ogemdi Nwagbuo will start in Neblett's place along the defensive front while Jonathan Nelson, who had an interception last week against Tampa Bay will back up Charles Godfrey and Sharrod Martin at safety.

   Defensive end Charles Johnson may also miss the New Orleans game due to a back issue. Rivera said he plans to start Antwan Applewhite at defensive end if Johnson does not make the trip. A decision on Johnson's availablity is expected Saturday morning.

   The Panthers activated former N.C. State defensive tackle DeMario Pressley off the practice squad. The Panthers have also added former J.C. Smith player Kevin Sullivan to the practice squad.

-- Ron Green Jr.

Posted by Observer Sports on December 30, 2011 at 01:12 PM | Permalink

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