Gilbert (illness) isn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Gilbert and No. 2 quarterback Derek Anderson both dealt with illnesses earlier in the week, but neither was limited at Wednesday's practice. Both should be options for Sunday's game against the Jets, but Gilbert will likely be a healthy inactive for the contest.
Gilbert was held out of Monday's practice due to an illness, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
As the third-string signal caller for the Panthers, Gilbert's illness wouldn't normally be anything noteworthy, but his health is of more importance with top backup Derek Anderson also being held out of Monday's session while he was under the weather. The Panthers will keep both quarterbacks away from the team while the two remain contagious, but head coach Ron Rivera is hopeful that at least one of the two will be healthy enough to back up Cam Newton by the time Sunday's game against the Jets arrives.
This seems like an odd signing for Carolina, as they already have three signal callers on the active roster. It's possible the Panthers are hoping to flip him for a mid-to-late round pick given all the injuries to quarterbacks around the league. Regardless, Gilbert still resides far off the fantasy radar.
Gilbert signed with the Panthers' practice squad. The decision
Garrett signed a one-year deal with Carolina back in March before being waived this past weekend as part of the team's final roster cuts. The team elected to pick up rookie Brad Kaaya to serve as their No. 3 quarterback instead.
With Cam Newton back to full health the Panthers have decided to carry just two quarterbacks on their roster into the regular season. Thus, any chance Gilbert had to realistically make it through final cuts were eliminated. If he does not land on the practice squad he will look for a new destination.
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