Clausen to start at QB for Panthers against Bucs

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According to STATS LLC, no team has had three rookie quarterbacks on its gameday roster since the records began in 1991.

Clausen, who started three games beginning in Week 3 before Fox turned again to Moore, is hoping to cut down on mistakes and see the field better. Clausen has been criticized for a low delivery that’s gotten passes batted down.

“A few plays here or there, mistakes here or there,” Clausen said. “Like on Sunday, me going the wrong way on the play. Thinking it’s one thing and it’s another thing. Just little things like that.”

Meanwhile, Moore said he expects to have surgery within 10 days and won’t be able to throw again for four to six months. The impending free agent said he hasn’t had any talks with the team about whether he’ll return after putting up his own miserable numbers in what’s been a nightmare season for Carolina.

“It’s tough. I don’t know if there’s a big old word that sounds nasty to describe it but it’s bad,” Moore said. “It’s hard for everybody.”

Notes: LB Nic Harris, a candidate to start with Dan Connor out for the season, was limited in practice with a sore knee. … RT Jeff Otah, placed on injured reserve Tuesday because of lingering knee pain, blamed his slow recovery on trying to come back too soon from August surgery. “If I had to tell you what I think the setback was, maybe I tried to push it a little too hard,” Otah said.

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