Panthers cut Clausen, ready to go with only 2 QBs
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Carolina Panthers have waived former second-round draft pick Jimmy Clausen, a move that leaves them with two quarterbacks entering the season.
NFL teams had to trim rosters to the regular-season limit of 53 by Saturday.
Clausen was waived/injured Saturday. He started 10 games as a rookie in 2010 and threw for 1,558 yards with three touchdowns and nine interceptions in a 2-14 season. The Panthers drafted Cam Newton the following April.
Derek Anderson is Newton's backup.
Carolina also cut veteran cornerback Drayton Florence, who'd been working as a starter most of preseason, and waived three other players beside Clausen drafted by former general manager Marty Hurney: wide receiver David Gettis, defensive tackle Sione Fua and safety D.J. Campbell.
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