Derek Anderson is preparing as if he will start Monday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with Cam Newton still in the league's concussion protocol.
The 33-year-old Anderson took reps with Carolina's first-team offense for the second straight day , while Newton did not attend the team's outdoor practice.
Panthers Coach Ron Rivera offered little in terms of an update on Newton's playing status, saying he won't make a decision on the 2015 MVP until later this week.
“We are not forcing players to get onto the football field,” Rivera said emphatically Thursday. “We will do exactly as the protocol...