CHARLOTTE, N.C.- The Panthers are back from the bye week and Kyle Allen will be back at quarterback.
Coach Ron Rivera ended any potential suspense over his quarterback situation Monday by declaring Allen the team's starter when the Panthers visit the unbeaten San Francisco 49ers this Sunday.
Allen is 4-0 as Carolina's starter this season since taking over for the injured Cam Newton.
Rivera said Newton will work with trainers this week at practice, but wouldn't say how much - if at all - the 2015 league MVP will practice. Newton has missed four games with a mid-foot sprain and hasn't practiced since a Week 2 loss to Tampa Bay.
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