Panthers say WR David Gettis close
Rivera says Gettis, who started 15 games for the Panthers in 2010, will not play for Carolina in its preseason home opener Saturday night against the Houston Texans.
For now, Gettis remains on the active-PUP list.
Gettis tore his left ACL last year in training camp and has been rehabbing ever since.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
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