Panthers prepare to go without Clausen

The Carolina Panthers appear to be getting ready to face Baltimore on Sunday without quarterback Jimmy Clausen.

The team announced this afternoon that it had promoted quarterback Brian St. Pierre from the practice squad. That’s a sign the Panthers want St. Pierre to get some work in practice Wednesday because he’ll end up as the backup to rookie Tony Pike if Clausen isn’t cleared to play.

Clausen suffered a concussion against Tampa Bay on Sunday. Pike, a rookie, has played only briefly and opening-day starter Matt Moore is on injured reserve.

The Panthers designated rookie receiver Armanti Edwards as the third quarterback against Tampa Bay. Although Edwards was a quarterback in college, the Panthers moved him to receiver and have shown no inclination of viewing him as a full-time quarterback.

To make room for St. Pierre, the Panthers waived running back Andre Brown. They also signed Sean Ware to the practice squad.