Carolina Panthers rookie running back Cameron Artis-Payne saw the field but didn’t make the stat sheet.
Artis-Payne played only a handful of offensive snaps in Sunday’s 20-9 victory over Jacksonville and didn’t touch the ball the entire game. He had worked himself into the No. 2 running back role behind Jonathan Stewart but got squeezed out Sunday.
“I think Jonathan ran hard and did some really good things,” Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. “That was good to see. Fozzy played the role that he needed to. And Mike Tolbert played his role.
“That’s probably how it’s going to go.”
Stewart had 18 rushes for 56 yards while Tolbert and Whittaker had three rushes combined. What really took away from Artis-Payne’s touches was the other Cam.
Newton had 14 carries, including two kneel downs, for 35 yards.