CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Things just keep getting worse for the
woeful Carolina Panthers.
The Panthers (1-8) placed running back DeAngelo Williams on
season-ending injured reserve on Wednesday with a mid-foot sprain
the same day quarterback Jimmy Clausen sat out practice with a
Coach John Fox says Williams wouldn't have been able to return
for two to three weeks and they "needed the roster spot." The
Panthers promoted guard C.J. Davis from the practice squad with
starting left guard Travelle Wharton (toe) sitting out practice.
Fox says it's likely rookie Tony Pike or Brian St. Pierre, a
journeyman signed to the active roster Tuesday, would start at QB
for the Panthers Sunday against Baltimore. Clausen was hurt late in
last Sunday's 31-16 loss to Tampa Bay.