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Panthers place Matt Barkley on COVID-19 list

After Baker Mayfield took to Twitter to air out frustrations about the NFL updating COVID-19 protocols, Mike Florio and Myles Simmons examine the true root of the issue.

Carolina will likely be without one of its quarterbacks for this weekend, but it isn’t one of their two key signal-callers.

The Panthers announced on Friday that Matt Barkley has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Barkley has been with the Panthers since signing with the team off of the Titans’ practice squad in mid-November. Barkley was active for one game, but has been inactive as the third quarterback since then.

Barkley did play for Buffalo from 2018-2020, so he’ll likely miss the reunion with his old team.

Cam Newton is expected to start against the Bills on Sunday with P.J. Walker also having a role on the offense.

Sam Darnold also returned to practice this week. But head coach Matt Rhule said Darnold is not currently cleared to play.