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September 07, 2014

Cam Newton inactive vs. Bucs

TAMPA Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will miss his first regular-season game as a professional Sunday after the Panthers placed him on their inactives list before Sunday's game at Tampa Bay.

Derek Anderson, who has been Newton’s backup for three years, will be the starter. 

Newton has cracked ribs that he suffered two weeks ago in an exhibition. He did not practice until Thursday, though it was in a limited capacity. Newton threw more than the team expected Friday, but Ron Rivera and team officials decided the risk was too great for Newton to play Week 1.

Joe Webb will be the backup quarterback. This is Anderson's first start for the Panthers and his first career start since the 2010 season when he was with Arizona. Anderson did not throw a pass in a game last season in four appearances. 

Safety Tre Boston, receiver Breton Bersin, tackle David Foucault, guard Andrew Norwell, tight end Brandon Williams and defensive end Kony Ealy are the other inactives for Carolina.

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on September 7, 2014 at 02:57 PM | Permalink


Cam does our franchise no good if he can't get on the field...

Posted by: Bull123 | Sep 7, 2014 3:07:14 PM

I think this is a good call. Sucks we won't see Cam play today, but another week of healing is a smart decision. Kill it, DA!

Posted by: Josh C | Sep 7, 2014 3:10:29 PM

Also...why no Bersin, Williams, or Ealy??

Posted by: Bull123 | Sep 7, 2014 3:11:16 PM

This could turn into a nagging injury that lasts a while lot longer than the Tampa game.

Posted by: Texas Pete | Sep 7, 2014 3:13:31 PM

Every time we play the patriots...

Posted by: JM | Sep 7, 2014 3:13:45 PM

Bless his little Overpaid, Spoiled Brat Heart.

Posted by: B Walker | Sep 7, 2014 4:20:10 PM

Good call, as these can become chronic if not allowed to heal up. it's an important Division game also, and Anderson has practiced all week, so timing would likely be better with him this week. Key game if your goal is to win the NFC South.

Posted by: Bill | Sep 7, 2014 4:21:52 PM

What a genius Gettleman is, he could see that Steve Smith was washed up. You know we don't need 7 for 118 and a TD today!

Posted by: Ghoul | Sep 7, 2014 4:58:46 PM

Bless his little Overpaid, Spoiled Brat HeartPosted by: B Walker | Sep 7, 2014 4:20:10 PM.
Bet you were one of the fans that use to yell We want Moore a few years ago.

Posted by: jason | Sep 7, 2014 8:57:50 PM

Anderson played really good today. I'm glad they decided to rest Newton for the long haul. I predict he's going to be mvp like once healthy. On the Steve Smith note, it was ironic to see him put up those numbers. I know he's gonna be fired up when we have to play them in a couple weeks

Posted by: T-Mac | Sep 7, 2014 9:30:12 PM

yeah that old man just moved into 18th alltime and we're paying 5 million of his salary (plus salaries to replace him offsetting most of the 2 that we "saved")

this was a big win to pull out in division without your starting QB, but mccown gifted the game to us. those 2 interceptions were the entire difference here.

and no need to crack on matt moore, had he been healthy - we would have never gotten that #1 pick to grab cam. moore has been respectable in miami these last few years, too. just as much as anderson.

Posted by: charlottean | Sep 7, 2014 9:30:35 PM

Is it me or what?

Defense - Good

Offense - Good

Play Calling in the 4th Quarter - Horrible!!!
It appears the play calling coaches have not learned one damn thing since last year. To call running plays up the middle and go 3 and out and repeatedly give the ball back to the Bucs so they can score touchdowns and almost beat us is not my idea of good play calling!!! The score should have been 20 - 0.

Posted by: observations | Sep 8, 2014 7:07:22 AM

Bet you were one of the fans that use to yell We want Moore a few years ago.

Posted by: jason | Sep 7, 2014 8:57:50 PM

I resent that comment Jason. I gave my all to the Panthers.

Posted by: Matt Moore | Sep 8, 2014 9:49:26 AM

Yes and the prevent defense until at the end when they turned it up again to get fumble. Ridiculous,

Posted by: 10-4!! | Sep 8, 2014 10:36:10 AM

Maybe not prevent but freakin passive. Let McCown get in some rhythm SMH! McCown lol

Posted by: 10-4!! | Sep 8, 2014 10:42:37 AM

I hope Cam took some notes on how not to take a week to throw it to a reciever. (Lacks quarterback vision). Maybe Derek Anderson takes the job from Cam. Shula still sucks too, and Smitty is killing it with the Ravens!

Posted by: Gettleman = Garbage | Sep 8, 2014 11:03:37 AM

Anderson was able to read a defense, that was nice to see.....

Posted by: tony clifton | Sep 8, 2014 1:57:28 PM

DA throws were right on no sailor's like Cam and was good on the touch passes as well!

Posted by: QB | Sep 9, 2014 8:11:57 PM

What was cam running on the field about?..Must feel Jealous about Anderson's game!..Look for a fine.

Posted by: John Fox | Sep 9, 2014 8:13:19 PM

I was making sure Derek didn't need anymore Cammy Cam juice in his water bottle. He was not smiling at one point. Anyone else want a BOGO coupon? Keep pounding!

Posted by: Cameron Newton | Sep 10, 2014 3:40:41 PM

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