No surprise: QB Jimmy Clausen cut

August, 31, 2013
8/31/13
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Not surprising, reserve quarterback Jimmy Clausen was cut by the Carolina Panthers on Saturday.

The Panthers haven't released their official list of cuts to get to 53 players, but Clausen made his release official on Twitter.

To which backup quarterback Derek Anderson responded:

With Clausen gone, the Panthers will go with two quarterbacks: Cam Newton and Anderson. This was expected in part because new general manager Dave Gettleman came from a New York Giants organization that traditionally kept two.

The Panthers also needed to make room for depth on the offensive line, wide receiver and running back. Clausen started 10 games as a rookie and went 1-9. He hasn't started a regular-season game the past two years playing behind Newton and Anderson, and he wasn't spectacular during the preseason.

David Newton | email

ESPN Carolina Panthers reporter

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