NFL Notes: Panthers QB Cam Newton Ruled Out Vs. Bucs With Concussion

NFL Notes: Panthers QB Cam Newton Ruled Out Vs. Bucs With Concussion

Both teams are suffering injuries throughout their respective rosters but none will be more evident than the absence of Carolina quarterback Cam Newton.

"He's antsy", coach Ron Rivera said Saturday.

I think Derek Anderson may be the best backup quarterback in the National Football League, though that isn't saying much. "We will do exactly as the protocol tells us and what the doctors and experts tell us".

Jones was not penalized or fined for his hit because Newton was a runner and Jones did not lead with the crown of his helmet.

-The Indianapolis Colts activated defensive tackle Arthur Jones from the commissioner exempt list after he served his four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

The best chance for a Buccaneers win is if indeed Cam Newton is out, and if Jameis Winston is having a good day.

Left tackle Michael Oher, who is also recovering from a concussion, and running back Jonathan Stewart, who has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury, also have not practiced this week.

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Panthers have gone from -4.5 to -6 tonight against the Buccaneers, while the over/under now sits at 45.5 points. "He's done a great job for us". "He's been here the whole time and has been very steady".

This could break down into a fun game, but Anderson has gone 2-0 against the Bucs in starts where he has been subbing for Newton. When teams get pressure and disguise coverages, Winston largely struggles.

The Carolina Panthers (1-3) lost to the Atlanta Falcons, 48-33, last week in which Cam Newton threw for 165 yards and a touchdown. If the Falcons win in Week 4, there is no way they are going to be in good shape to come back from three games back. "The main thing I'm trying to avoid is throwing the ball to the other team". "We have high expectations for everybody".

That's what "multiple people in his inner circle" want Newton to do - "play more carefully", according to ESPN. Though in that game the Broncos were launching into him in what could be construed as intentional targeting - something his agent believed to be true.

"He's probably better than a lot of starters in this league", Olsen said of Anderson.

"He's always there when we've needed him".

The Panthers have not gotten off to the start they hoped, sitting at 1-3 after being crowned NFC Champions last season. The Panthers are also 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games in October. He has the outside burst that Cameron Artis-Payne generally lacks, and had a 100-yard game against San Francisco.