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DJ Moore active against Buccaneers

DJ Moore

CHARLOTTE — The game-time decision was apparently a good one for the Panthers.

Wide receiver DJ Moore is active for the Panthers today. He was questionable for today's game against the Buccaneers because of a hamstring injury, and was limited in practice Friday after getting the previous two days off.

Having their leading receiver up can only help, as they plan to play both quarterback Cam Newton and Sam Darnold today.

Moore leads the team with 78 receptions for 986 yards and four touchdowns, so he's in position to top 1,000 yards for the third straight season.

Veteran tackle Cameron Erving is inactive today, meaning rookie Brady Christensen will start at left tackle today, with Sam Tecklenburg at center. That will make it the 11th unique combination of offensive linemen in 15 games for the Panthers.

Quarterback P.J. Walker is inactive for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, leaving Newton and Darnold as the only ones available today. The Panthers general keep just two quarterbacks active. The only exception was the Arizona game in Week 10, when Newton was new, and they kept veteran backup Matt Barkley up along with Walker as well.

Walker has appeared in six games this year, starting in Arizona. He's completed 36-of-66 passes (54.5 percent) for 362 yards, with a touchdown and three interceptions for a 56.5 passer rating.

Also inactive for the Panthers today were linebacker Kamal Martin, defensive end Frank Herron, defensive tackle Phil Hoskins, and defensive end Darryl Johnson.


QB P.J. Walker

LB Kamal Martin

DE Frank Herron

DT Phil Hoskins

LT Cameron Erving

DE Darryl Johnson


QB Kyle Trask

P Bradley Pinion

WR Mike Evans

CB Pierre Desir

S Antoine Winfield Jr.

DE Jason Pierre-Paul

View photos of the Panthers arriving for the home finale against Tampa Bay in Week 16, presented by Coca-Cola.