By Josh Dhani

The Carolina Panthers drafted Jimmy Clausen in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft, a move in what many thought would have been steal when everyone thought he'd be a top-15 pick that year.

However, Clausen struggled and was brought into a lose-lose situation that he couldn't rise over. Clausen started 10 games that season, but only one of them.

A year later, he found himself sitting on the bench while Cam Newton rose to the occasion, and is now the Panthers starting quarterback today. Since then, Clausen has been battling to stay on the roster this preseason.

It looks like he has lost that, too.

An Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports, the Panthers have cut Clausen today as all of the 32 NFL teams cut down their rosters to 53 players. With this move, the Panthers will likely start the season out with just two quarterbacks on the roster, with Newton starting and having Derek Anderson being his backup.

Now, on Clausen's part, it's not his fault he was brought into a tough situation. Then again, Cam Newton was able to succeed with more pressure than the Notre Dame alum.

Clausen has yet to receive legit full chance yet, but it's doubtful he ever will. It's more than likely he will be taking a Colt McCoy-type of route for the rest of his NFL career now. It looks like USC and Notre Dame QB's just can't catch a break these days. 


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