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.