The Panthers have lost starting quarterback Matt Moore for the season with a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder, further complicating the Panthers season.
Moore was driven to the turf on a sack by New Orleans defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis in the second quarter of Sunday’s 34-3 loss.
Coach John Fox on Monday wouldn’t say if Jimmy Clausen or fellow rookie Tony Pike would start Sunday at Tampa Bay. He also indicated rookie Armanti Edwards will also get some snaps at QB in practice.
Starting middle linebacker Dan Connor has also been lost for the season with a hip injury that will require surgery. Fox says linebacker Thomas Davis won’t return this season from a knee injury.