The Panthers were in secrecy mode Wednesday, with Jake Delhomme hiding his hand in his pocket and coach John Fox talking in circles.
Despite the obstacles, it was hard to ignore the hints that Carolina will have a new quarterback Sunday against Tampa Bay.
Matt Moore practiced with the first team - albeit in a cramped indoor facility because of heavy rain - while an idle Delhomme had his throwing hand wrapped and his index and middle fingers taped together.
Delhomme had been able to keep his job despite a career-high 18 interceptions in 11 games, but his broken finger may sideline him and give the untested Moore a chance to get the Panthers (4-7) out of their offensive funk.
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The Panthers would normally try to take pressure off Moore by turning to their running game, that could be an issue Sunday. Running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart and fullback Brad Hoover all missed practice Wednesday. While Stewart has normally taken a day off each week to rest his sore Achilles' tendon, Williams and Hoover suffered ankle injuries against the Jets.
Warner splits with Leinart. Arizona's Kurt Warner split practice time with backup Matt Leinart as coach Ken Whisenhunt and his staff took a cautious approach to handling the 38-year-old quarterback's head injury.
Browns place Lewis on IR, end career. Cleveland Browns running back Jamal Lewis has been placed on injured reserve with post-concussion symptoms, prematurely ending his NFL career. Lewis, who announced last month that he planned to retire after this season, sustained a head injury in Sunday's loss at Cincinnati.