Panthers head coach John Fox told Baltimore reporters on a conference call today that rookie quarterback Jimmy Clausen is "day-to-day" and is considered a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Ravens.
Fox apparently told Carolina reporters otherwise, however.
According to the AP, Fox said it's likely that either Tony Pike, this year's sixth-round pick out of Cincinnati, or Brian St. Pierre, who was activated off the practice squad yesterday, will start at quarterback for the Panthers on Sunday.
Clausen did not practice today because of a concussion, and if he's unable to go this weekend, the Panthers will need to rely on an even more inexperienced option. Pike has attempted 12 passes in the NFL, while St. Pierre has attempted just five passes in parts of seven seasons.
For the Ravens, S Tom Zbikowski (heel) did not practice again today, while LB Tavares Gooden (head), TE Todd Heap (chest) and CB Fabian Washington (illness) were limited today.
Other than Clausen, the Panthers had a number of other players miss practice today.
Three other starters - LB Jon Beason (knee), RB Jonathan Stewart (concussion) and LG Travelle Wharton (toe) - all did not participate in practice, and the same was the case for reserve S Marcuas Hidson (ankle), WR Brandon LaFell (concussion) and RB Tyrell Sutton (ankle).
Also for the Panthers, DE Greg Hardy (concussion), LB Nic Harris (knee) and DE Charles Johnson (hip) all were limited today.