Behind Enemy Lines: Panthers promote QB St. Pierre

With Jimmy Clausen suffering a concussion last week, and only one other QB on the 53-man roster, the Panthers promoted QB Brian St. Pierre, who was a backup for the Ravens in 2005, from the practice squad.

St. Pierre, who'll turn 31 in a week and a half, was brought in last Friday after QB Matt Moore was placed on injured reserve.

If Clausen isn't cleared, sixth-round rookie Tony Pike would be the starter by default, since he's the only other one available. This is St. Pierre's eighth year in the NFL, but he's only played in two games and thrown five passes.

The former fifth-round pick from Boston College has spent time with Arizona, Pittsburgh and Baltimore.

UPDATE: The Panthers will also promote G C.J. Davis from the practice squad, his agent says. No word yet on cuts.

UPDATE 2: The Panthers announced the promotion of St. Pierre and the release of RB Andre Brown, who was claimed off waivers last week.

They'll re-sign LB Sean Ware to the practice squad. He was cut last week to make room for St. Pierre.

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