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Testaverde a workout warrior

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CHARLOTTE (AP) -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Vinny Testaverde hears lots of jokes about playing in the NFL at age 44. But there aren't many jokes in the Panthers weight room, where he does squats with the linemen. Panthers strength coach Jerry Simmons says he hasn't been around any quarterback who works as hard as Testaverde. The Panthers quarterback met Simmons when they were together with the Cleveland Browns in the early 1990s. Testaverde threw two touchdown passes this past Sunday to move past Joe Montana into eighth place on the career list with 275. The 31-14 win over the San Francisco 49ers snapped a five-game losing string for Carolina. Testaverde's workout regimen includes cardiovascular exercises and lifting, specifically squats for strength in his legs. (Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)