"In yet another sign that quarterback Jake Delhomme will miss Sunday’s name with the N.Y. Giants due to a right thumb injury, the Panthers activated rookie Brett Basanez from the practice squad Saturday afternoon.
"Chris Weinke is expected to start in Delhomme’s place. It will be Weinke’s first start since 2002. Basanez likely will be the No. 2 quarterback, but the Panthers could also keep Delhomme active and as the backup."