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...