CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Veteran quarterback Brian St. Pierre will play behind a makeshift offensive line, without the Carolina Panthers' top three running backs and minus the No. 3 receiver, when he makes his first NFL start.
St. Pierre, who had been out of the NFL until the Panthers signed him last week, was elevated from the practice squad Tuesday and declared the starter ahead of rookie Tony Pike on Thursday. Clausen is sidelined with a concussion.
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