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Inactives: Cam Newton Out

For the first time in his NFL career, Carolina QB Cam Newton will miss a start after suffering an injury to his ribs in the preseason...Da’Quan Bowers and William Gholston are among the Bucs’ inactives

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers named their seven game day inactives on Sunday at 2:55 a.m., 90 minutes before kickoff of their opening-week matchup. NFL teams are required to reduce their active rosters to 46 players for each regular-season game.

The Panthers will be without their starting quarterback, as they have chosen to rest Cam Newton and his ailing ribs. Derek Anderson will take his place and become the first quarterback other than Newton to start for Carolina since the team took Newton with the first overall pick in the 2011 draft.


DE Da'Quan Bowers
G Kadeem Edwards
DE William Gholston
G Rishaw Johnson
S Bradley McDougald
CB Rashaan Melvin
T Kevin Pamphile

Bowers, Gholston, McDougald and Melvin are out due to injury.


WR Brenton Bersin
S Tre Boston
DE Kony Ealy
T David Foucault
QB Cam Newton
G Andrew Norwell
TE Brandon Williams

Newton is out due to injury.

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