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NFL: Clausen Refuses to Concede No. 2 Jersey to Cam Newton

| by Off The Record

Last year, John Fox and the Carolina Panthers selected Jimmy Clausen with the No. 48-overall pick in the 2010 draft. Last year, Clausen went out on the field and proved that all the teams that passed on him were right. He was terrible.

So, this year, with a new regime in place down there, they took Auburn’s Cam Newton with the first-overall pick in this year’s draft. But there could be a bit of a jersey problem, and we aren’t talking about some Sopranos type of thing.

Newton wore No. 2 at Auburn, but guess what? Clausen has it for the Panthers. So, will he hand it over to him?

It’s mine right now,” Clausen said. “We’ll see what happens.”

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He was asked if he had set an asking price for the number if Newton wants it.

“We’ll see what happens,” he replied with a smile.

We have a solution. We think that Cam should say screw it, and take the No. 1 jersey because that’s where he was selected. Clausen can keep the No. 2 to remind him of his draft day free fall into the second round. With Matt Moore wearing No. 3, the jersey numbers would also accurately reflect the depth chart.

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