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Rivera Not Ready to Say if Newton Will Play

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Carolina coach Ron Rivera said it’s too soon to know who will start at quarterback next Sunday when the Panthers host the Cleveland Browns.

With Cam Newton resting his back following an automobile accident, Derek Anderson threw for 277 yards and a touchdown and picked up his second win of the season in a 19-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Rivera said he won’t make any decisions until possibly mid-week on Newton, who is recovering from two lower back fractures after flipping his truck on Tuesday in a two-car wreck.

“I’m not making any decisions until I get the opportunity to watch him on the football field, listen to what the trainers and doctors have to tell me, and then we will make our decision,” Rivera said. “But to make any judgment right now would be premature and would be a mistake.”

via The Associated Press


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