Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) leaves the [pocket rapidly under pressure from from Seattle Seahawks linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis (58) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in Charlotte. Newton through an int
Bob Leverone
October 29, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Coach Ron Rivera says the Panthers will turn to an undrafted rookie from Canada to protect Cam Newton's blindside on Thursday night against the New Orleans Saints.

David Foucault, who played his college football in Montreal, Canada and made the Panthers roster after a minicamp tryout back in the spring, will make his NFL starting debut at left tackle with Byron Bell out with an injured knee and elbow.

The 6-foot-8, 305-pound Foucault saw extended action last week against Seattle at both tackle positions after Bell and right tackle Nate Chandler went down with injuries at various points of the game.

Running back Fozzy Whittaker, wide receiver Philly Brown, guards Amini Silatolu and Trai Turner, and cornerback Bene Benwikere and are also listed as out for Carolina (3-4-1).

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