Panthers RB Williams inactive with bruised quad

Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams is inactive against the

Tampa Bay Buccaneers because of a bruised quadriceps.

Jonathan Stewart will get the start Sunday for Carolina (8-3) in

his place, and rookie running back Kenjon Barner is active and

expected to play.

Other inactives for Carolina: defensive end Charles Johnson,

linebacker Chase Blackburn, tight end Ben Hartsock, guard Chris

Scott, and wide receivers Marvin McNutt and Tavarres King.

Cornerback Darrelle Revis is active and will start for Tampa Bay


Inactive for Tampa Bay are wide receiver Skye Dawson, running

back Lonnie Pryor, safety Bradley McDougald, guards Patrick Omameh

and Carl Nicks, defensive tackle Derek Landri and defensive end

Steven Means.

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