Posted by Will Brinson
Breathe a sigh of relief Panthers fans (or maybe Browns fans?), as it appears Jimmy Clausen is healthy enough to start against Cleveland on Sunday. (Yes, he's playing against Jake Delhomme, the former long-time Panthers starter.)
Well, that's the presumption anyway, since John Fox announced Friday that he's the starter for Sunday's game, according to Panthers Rapid Reporter Steve Reed.
There was a possibility that Keith Null could start Sunday (Brian St. Pierre was a little banged up after his first NFL action that involved throwing more than five passes), and that didn't sound like an, um, fantastic option.
"They haven't told me [who will start]," said Null, who signed on Tuesday. "Right now I'm just getting into the playbook. [Your] guess is as good as mine."
But that's pretty much the Panthers season in a nutshell -- the good news is that there are a number of Panthers players listed as probable (along with Clausen), including running back Jonathan Stewart and wide receiver Brandon LaFell.
The Cats don't have a ton to play for given their record and lack of talent at a number of positions, but they'll at least be given a few games to determine what players will be able to contribute in the future. Seeing Clausen play well down the stretch would go a long way in ultimately determining who will be the likely No. 1 overall draft pick next year.
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