Carolina’s Rivera not ready to name starting QB vs Arizona

Carolina’s Rivera not ready to name starting QB vs Arizona
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera speaks to membersa of the media following an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn) (Source: Mike McCarn)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Panthers coach Ron Rivera isn't ready to name Kyle Allen his starting quarterback for Carolina's game at Arizona.

Nor is he particularly eager to talk about Cam Newton's foot injury.

Rivera said he would know more about the QB situation on Friday before walking out of his news conference after about two minutes. The coach grew tired of questions about Newton, who sat out his third straight day of practice Thursday.

The ninth-year coach answered four questions about Newton before telling reporters he was done talking about the QB and preferred to talk about the Cardinals instead. When pressed on Newton again, Rivera calmly replied “I’m not going to do this anymore. I told you I won’t know anymore until tomorrow. ... Golly,” and then walked to exit.

Allen has taken the first-team reps at quarterback this week in practice for the Panthers (0-2).

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