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Panthers won't name Week 1 QB yet

Updated: August 28, 2011, 3:38 AM ET
By Pat Yasinskas | ESPN.com

Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera stopped short of naming rookie Cam Newton as his opening-day quarterback as he addressed the Charlotte media after Saturday's practice.

Rivera did say Newton will start the final preseason game.

"The big thing is to continue to see how he handles everything," Rivera said. "We have to really study him and watch him. We have to make sure he's progressing in the right direction. This is a very sincere thing for us. We don't want to just say, ...

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