Six short stories from Ron Rivera’s Friday afternoon media availability.
1.) Status Report
The Panthers listed quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder), running back Jonathan Stewart (foot) and tight end Greg Olsen (elbow) as questionable for Sunday’s season finale in Tampa Bay, but all three will play.
Defensive end Charles Johnson (foot) and quarterback Derek Anderson (illness), won’t.
Anderson’s been sick all week, and while Rivera doesn’t know what’s ailing his backup, it is contagious. So Joe Webb will be the No. 2 quarterback and receiver Philly Brown, who was a backup QB in high school, will act as the emergency option.