Newton active for Panthers

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Quarterback Cam Newton will start against the Tennessee Titans despite some stiffness in his right throwing shoulder that required an MRI earlier in the week.

He was on the field during pre-game warmups Sunday, and appeared to be fine throwing intermediate and deep routes.

Carolina's leading tackler James Anderson is also active after rolling his ankle two days ago.

Carolina's inactives include quarterback Jimmy Clausen, cornerback Brandon Hogan, running back Mike Goodson, linebacker Jason Phillips, tackle Lee Ziemba and defensive tackle Frank Kearse.

For Tennessee, wide receivers Nate Washington and tight end Jared Cook are active, but middle linebacker Barrett Ruud (groin) is out. Also inactive are defensive end Dave Ball, cornerback Chris Hawkins, center Kevin Matthews, quarterback Rusty Smith, tackle Byron Stingley and defensive tackle Zach Clayton.