QB Bridgewater (knee) to be game-time call

2:01 PM ET

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The decision on whether a sprained right knee will keep Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater out of Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions won’t be made until pregame warm-ups.

“It truly will be a game-time decision depending on how he feels and how I feel about how he feels,” coach Matt Rhule said.

Bridgewater was limited in practice Friday for the third straight day, and his official game status is questionable.

However, Rhule said he felt better about Bridgewater’s status Friday than he did 24 hours earlier in terms of range of motion and mobility, which is a positive sign.

Rhule still wants to see Bridgewater show he is able to move side to side in the pocket to protect himself before committing to having him play. Rhule will get a better idea from Saturday’s full practice but won’t make the final call until seeing Bridgewater warm up on Sunday.

“For him to play, he would have to have that,” Rhule said.

Will Grier or P.J. Walker will start if Bridgewater isn’t available. Rhule said that both have practiced well splitting the first-team reps but that he isn’t ready to

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