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Panthers move St. Pierre to active roster


CHARLOTTE – The Panthers moved quarterback Brian St. Pierre to the active roster from the practice squad Tuesday.

To make room for St. Pierre, the team waived running back Andre Brown. They filled the vacant spot on the practice squad by re-signing linebacker Sean Ware, who was terminated from the unit last week when St. Pierre was signed.

St. Pierre joins rookie quarterbacks Jimmy Clausen and Tony Pike on the active roster. Clausen returned to the starting lineup last Sunday at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but suffered a concussion late in the game. His status for this Sunday's home game against the Baltimore Ravens is unknown.

St. Pierre has been around the NFL since the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted him out of Boston College in 2003 but has seen little regular season action, spending the majority of his career as the third quarterback for the Steelers, Ravens and Arizona Cardinals.

He attempted his first career pass in 2004 for the Steelers and didn't attempt another one until last season with the Cardinals. For his career, he's 2-for-5 for 12 yards but does have a touchdown pass as well as an interception in that limited duty.

A 6-3, 224-pounder, St. Pierre will turn 31 later this month, making him the third-oldest non-kicker on the Panthers active roster behind wide receiver Steve Smith and defensive end Tyler Brayton.

Brown, a former N.C. State standout, was with the team for one week – his fourth NFL team this season – and did not play against the Buccaneers. Ware, a rookie from New Hampshire, was gone from the team for just four days and now returns to the practice squad - where he spent the first eight games.

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