No changes at WR - yet.

Don't look for any changes at wide receiver for the Panthers - at least not yet. Coach John Fox said Wednesday that Keary Colbert will continue to start at receiver, despite the increased playing time given to backup Rod Gardner this past Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.

For the third time this season Colbert failed to make a catch for the Panthers, while Gardner caught his first three passes for 33 yards in the second quarter of Carolina's 24-20 win.

"He's getting a little more playing time," Fox said of Gardner. "He's been out there before but I think he probably had a few more reps this time around than he has had before. That increases as he gets more comfortable with what we're doing, and we get to know him better and he gets to know us better.

"Trust me, we don't control who gets the ball. The defense dictates who gets the ball by how the quarterback makes his read."

Gardner, a four-year starter for the Washington Redskins, said it's been difficult spending time on the sidelines this season but said he doesn't regret being traded.

"I wanted out of D.C.," said Gardner. "This is moving forward, this might be taking a little longer to get rolling, but when I get going, I am going to get going."

Gardner saw nearly as much action against Arizona as he had in the first four games combined, playing about 15 snaps. He hopes his production against Arizona will lead to more playing time this week against the Lions.

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