CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Panthers will be counting on second-calendar year quarterback Kyle Allen to enable them climb out of an -2 hole to start the time.
Allen was named Carolina’s starter for Sunday’s activity at Arizona right after Cam Newton was dominated out with a mid-foot sprain. It will be the 2nd profession start off for Allen, an Arizona indigenous.
“He labored by a good deal of the soreness this week and felt really superior at the conclusion of the week,” Rivera explained on a meeting get in touch with Friday. “… The 1 issue we really don’t want to do is have a different setback. So we want to make positive he is all set to roll and his foot can tackle it.”
Rivera reported Newton will not travel with the workforce to Arizona but will instead continue being guiding in Charlotte to acquire remedy.
The mentor claimed Newton is “day-to-working day,” leaving his position unclear for Week 4.
Newton aggravated his left foot in Carolina’s 20-14 decline to the Buccaneers on Sept. 12 and has not practiced due to the fact. It will be only the sixth activity the 2015 league MVP has skipped during his nine-year NFL job thanks to harm.
Allen is 1- as Carolina’s starter, profitable very last yr in Week 17 at New Orleans.
He joined the Panthers as an undrafted rookie very last season but didn’t make the ultimate 53-guy roster.
The former Houston Cougars QB was re-signed to the practice and later on elevated to the normal roster. He was pressed into responsibility in the year finale thanks to injuries to Newton and backup Taylor Heinicke and accounted for a few touchdowns in a 33-14 rout of the playoff-bound Saints.
The Panthers have other harm worries also, most notably at defensive deal with wherever two-time Professional Bowler Kawann Shorter is detailed as questionable with a shoulder injury. Short will be evaluated on Sunday and Rivera claimed the team is “cautiously optimistic” he will engage in. If he does not, Vernon Butler will get the start.
Also, outside the house linebacker Bruce Irvin (hamstring), defensive back again Rashaan Gaulden (groin) and guard Brandon Greene (neck) have been rule out for Sunday.
Restricted end Greg Olsen (again) is stated as questionable but is envisioned to perform.