Panthers S Pugh won’t play because of headaches

Panthers safety Jordan Pugh, who was expected to start for the

injured Charles Godfrey Saturday, will not play after developing a

headache during pre-game warmups team spokesman Charlie Dayton

said.

That means undrafted rookie Jonathan Nelson, who was called up

from the practice squad Friday, will get the start and see his

first NFL action. The Panthers had only three safeties on the

roster prior to calling up Nelson from the practice squad.

Pugh wasn’t listed on the team’s injury report this past

week.

He did take a shot to the head last week in a win over the

Texans but participated in practice all week.