Undrafted rookie Moore passes Carr as Panthers backup

Updated: December 2, 2007, 12:23 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Struggling David Carr was demoted to the No. 3 quarterback for the Carolina Panthers on Sunday against San Francisco.

David Carr


Vinny Testaverde was the starter, and undrafted rookie Matt Moore was listed as the backup. Carr was the emergency No. 3 quarterback.

The 44-year-old Testaverde returned after missing last Sunday's loss to New Orleans with a sore back. Carr started in his place against the Saints, and was 10-of-22 for 95 yards and two interceptions before being replaced by Moore early in the fourth quarter.

The demotion comes after Carr signed a two-year, $6 million free-agent deal with Carolina in the offseason following a five-year stint as the starter in Houston. But when original starter Jake Delhomme was lost to a season-ending elbow injury in Week 3, Carr has thrown three touchdown passes, five interceptions and has a passer rating of 58.3.

Receiver Dwayne Jarrett (knee) was among the inactive players for Carolina Sunday.

For the 49ers, receiver Jason Hill (groin) did not dress.

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