Wynne's DeAngelo Williams placed on injured reserve

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.