Week 5 Inactives: Will Grier to serve as backup quarterback against Atlanta 

  • By cvbizz
  • October 11, 2020
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ATLANTA — The Panthers will go with Will Grier to be their backup quarterback for Week 5.

Grier has served as Teddy Bridgewater’s backup for four of the Panthers’ five games. P.J. Walker was the backup in Week 2 but has otherwise been inactive.

Notably for Atlanta, wide receiver Julio Jones is inactive with his hamstring injury. He did not practice all week after playing only 15 snaps against Green Bay on Monday night.

Panthers defensive coordinator Phil Snow said that Jones’s potential absence would affect how Carolina can play the run earlier this week.

“You start stacking the box, then you’ve got big’ 11′ out there that they’re just going to throw the football to one-on-one,” Snow said. “He affects the whole football game, so it does affect us.”

As expected, Panthers left tackle Russell Okung is back

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