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Cam Newton works past minor injury scare


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) Panthers quarterback Cam Newton worked past a minor injury scare Friday night against the Patriots.

Newton absorbed a hit by Jamie Collins on a quarterback run late in the second quarter. he was seen pointing his hip and sat out for one play in order to get medical attention. He returned to action and played the rest of the first half with the first unit. During the second half, he went to the locker room for an X-ray on his back, which came back negative. According to the NFL Network, he was diagnosed with a contusion in the middle of his back.

Newton was sacked three times and compiled 88 yards through the air while completing 8 of 12 passes. He finished with a 88.2 passer rating.

Cam Newton to play entire first half Friday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Panthers coach Ron Rivera said quarterback Cam Newton and the rest of the starters will play the entire first half Friday at New England, reports the Charlotte Observer. Newton played five series in Sunday's win over Kansas City.

Drafting Kelvin Benjamin easier than drafting Cam Newton


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/18/2014) As it stands on Monday, Cam Newton has a draft average at 84th overall while Kelvin Benjamin's ADP is at 120th overall. Benjamin is the better bargain considering what we've seen from him this preseason, but Newton's value isn't exactly overhyped, either. I might rather wait to see if Newton falls in my draft before considering him as part of a QB platoon to kick off my season. 

Cam Newton bounces back from slow start in preseason debut


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (ankle) made his return to game action and led his team to two scoring drives during Sunday's preseason game at home against the Chiefs.

Newton got off to a slow start early on, overthrowing rookie Kelvin Benjamin on a deep pass. He went three-and-out his first three drives. On the fourth drive, he finally got into a rhythm and found Ed Dickson on an 11-yard pass, which later led to a Jonathan Stewart touchdown run. On the fifth drive, he finally hooked up with Benjamin for a 24-yard completion, which also led to another Stewart touchdown on the ground.

newton compiled 65 yards through the air while completing 4 of 9 passes, with no touchdowns, registering a 69.2 passer rating. He was sacked twice and finished without a rushing attempt.

Cam Newton expected to play one quarter vs. Chiefs


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Thursday the plan is for quarterback Cam Newton (ankle) to play the first quarter during Sunday's preseason game against the Chiefs.

Cam Newton medically cleared for second preseason game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Panthers quarterback Cam Newton received medical clearance to play in Carolina's second preseason game, Sunday night against the Chiefs, head coach Ron Rivera told ESPN. Newton missed the preseason opener as a precaution. He is working his way back from offseason ankle surgery in March.

"Cam is on track to do the things we need him to do now," Rivera said. "We've mapped out a lot of things. We're now getting to the point where the work load is going to increase and things are going to change and we're going to do things differently now."


Cam Newton likely to sit out preseason opener


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Panthers coach Ron Rivera will likely sit out quarterback Cam Newton for Friday night's preseason game against the Bills, according to the NFL Network.

The Panthers are taking a cautious approach with the fourth-year quarterback as he works his way back from offseason ankle surgery. Newton told the Charlotte Observer that he still not completely pain-free. He warmed up prior to the start of the game, but was given the night off.

Newton will look to make his preseason debut Aug. 17 at home against Kansas City.

Cam Newton's ankle not completely pain free


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) The Panthers are hoping to have QB Cam Newton at full strength by the time the season begins, but the latest report on his surgically repaired ankle is less than reassuring. 

According to the Charlotte Observer, Newton says he still feels the "thump" in that ankle. 

“It’s like a thump from your mom when you said something that you weren’t supposed to, she’ll thump you dead in your ear or on your head,” Newton said. “It’ll hurt for that little second but it’ll go away after 2-3 minutes. It’s a reminder that, hey, you better check yourself.”

That's obviously troubling news when you consider one of the league's most athletic young quarterbacks will face the biggest challenge of his career in terms of personnel. The Panthers' top three receivers form a year ago are all on different teams this year, leaving Greg Olsen, who led the team in receptions, as Newton's only familiar target.

The lingering ankle pain might also affect his ability to tuck the ball and run, as he finished second on the team in rushing yards last season with 585 and six touchdowns. 


Panthers still deciding if Cam Newton plays Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the plan Thursday for quarterback Cam Newton, who is coming off ankle surgery, was to participate in the early portion of practice before spending the rest of it working with the team's training staff.

Rivera added he still hasn't made a decision if Newton will play in Friday's preseason game against the Bills.


Marvez: Expect regression from Cam Newton


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/7/2014) After spending time with the Panthers as part of his tour with SiriusXM NFL Radio, FOXSports.com's Alex Marvez reports that quarterback Cam Newton said he's "still kind of reluctant with mobility" despite making strides from offseason ankle surgery. Newton has not been practicing scrambling yet.

When asked what kind of year Newton would have statistically, recognizing that Newton's rushing totals have declined every year he's been in the league, Marvez said he expected that trend to continue

Newton isn't expected to play much, if at all, in the Panthers' first preseason game on Aug. 8 vs. the Bills. 


Cam Newton might sit out preseason opener


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the team has not yet decided if quarterback Cam Newton will play in Friday's preseason opener against the Bills.

"I’m not going to say yes and all of a sudden he’s not going to. And I’m not going to say no and all of a sudden he’s going to," Rivera said, per The Charlotte Observer. "I’ve been told, in talking with the trainers, that we can’t make a decision right now."

If active, Newton -- who is coming off ankle surgery in March -- is not expected to play more than two series. 

"And I imagine it’d involve a lot of handing the ball off," Rivera said.


Cam Newton cleared for action


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/24/2014) Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Thursday that quarterback Cam Newton has been cleared for training camp. Newton has come back from offseason ankle surgery that cost him nealry all of his practice time.

"He's bouncing around," Rivera said per the team website. "I'll be glad to see him out there tomorrow."


Cam Newton's mobility still limited


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/21/2014) Despite working out with his receiving corps during his time off before training camp, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was still limited in his movement and isn't 100 percent yet, according to the Charlotte Observer. Newton had major ankle surgery in March and has needed all offseason to rehab from it. 

Per the paper, the Panthers will try to balance Newton's reps in practice with keeping his ankle in as good of shape as possible. The team intends to use training camp as the time for him to get on the same page as his receivers, and for Newton to be ready to roll for Week 1 at Tampa Bay. 


Cam Newton working with new receivers


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/18/2014) Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is running a three-day training session for the team's quarterbacks and receivers in Greensboro, N.C., reports the Charlotte Observer.

The group includes Newton, two other quarterbacks, nine receivers and one tight end. Of the 13 players there, no one other than Newton threw or caught a pass for the Panthers in the 2013 regular season, which means Greg Olsen is not in attendance.

Newton, close to but still not 100 percent on his surgically repaired ankle, has missed nearly all of the offseason workouts while rehabbing and has not been able to throw as much as he would like with his brand-new receiving corps, which includes rookie Kelvin Benjamin and veterans Jerricho Cotchery and Jason Avant.

"We're trying to fill in the question marks, and it starts with these days," Newton said. "No distractions."


Panthers WRs set to catch Cam Newton's passes soon


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/11/2014) The Panthers open training camp on July 26 but the receivers will begin working with quarterback Cam Newton next week in Charlotte, wideout Tiquan Underwood told USA Today on Thursday. 

"It's been more difficult because Cam's coming off an ankle injury and he had to get surgery, so we couldn't throw with him as much as we would like," Underwood said. " ... We're just going to try to speed up the process. We're all going to throw -- Derek Anderson, Cam Newton, Joe Webb, Matt Blanchard and all the receivers -- just to work on timing and get that down pat before camp."

Newton has barely practiced with his receivers this offseason as he's recovered from ankle surgery. Nearly all of his receivers are new to the Panthers -- Jerricho Cotchery, Jason Avant and Underwood all signed as free agents while Kelvin Benjamin was taken with the team's first-round pick.

Any chemistry Newton can develop with his receivers before camp starts would be considered a huge plus for the Panthers offense. 


Cam Newton says he's been cleared


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/2/2014) Panthers quarterback Cam Newton posted on his official Facebook page last week that he's been cleared to work out, though he added that he's not quite at 100 percent. He does expect to be ready for the start of training camp. Newton had offseason ankle surgery that sidelined him for pretty much the entire spring. 


'Sluggish' Cam Newton practices on Thursday


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/19/2014) On the Panthers' final day of minicamp, quarterback Cam Newton finally got on the field to start the process of kicking off rust following ankle surgery in March. It was his first -- and only -- practice this offseason

The Charlotte Observer writes that Newton was shaky at first but eventually got into a groove and finished 8 of 15 passing. Many incompletions were on high passes. Of the three drills he went through, his last one saw him go a perfect 5 for 5 but the defense wasn't as active.

"Real sluggish," Newton said of his practice. "My mind was moving faster than my body but that comes with time. I'm excited to get back out there. I'm not 100 percent yet but any progress is good progress for me."

Newton should be fine for the start of training camp. It was also reported Thursday that Newton and first-round pick Kelvin Benjamin would work together on their timing over the next month. 


Cam Newton on track for training camp


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/17/2014) Cam Newton (ankle) didn't participate in the Panthers' minicamp on Tuesday and doesn't appear to be ready to work out with the team before training camp in late July. But Newton does anticipate being ready by then. ESPN reports that other than being limited running the football, he's expected to be full-go for the preseason. 

And while he didn't practice on Tuesday, he did take three- and five-step drops. That's a good sign. 

"His timing is probably the most important thing as far as their running the routes and him releasing the ball," head coach Ron Rivera said. "That's probably the biggest thing he's got to get into focus. I'm not concerned with him running now, because that comes very natural for him."


Cam Newton not expected to 'fully participate'


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/17/2014) Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is hopeful to "fully participate" in Tuesday's start of minicamp, but ESPN reports "don't count on it."

Newton is coming of ankle surgery in March, and the report says there "is no real reason for Newton to risk a setback." Newton has said he feels good enough to throw, but he's indicated his ankle is not 100 percent.


Cam Newton 'coming along' with ankle rehab


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/11/2014) Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said Wednesday he is ready to get back on the field after having ankle surgery in March, reports the team's official website.

"Physically, I'm coming along fine," Newton said. "Mentally, I'm bored. ... I wish I could be out there."

Newton is hoping to practice with the team in some capacity during the upcoming minicamp starting Monday.


Cam Newton not ruled out for June minicamp


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who underwent ankle surgery March 19, has thrown on the side during OTAs and could participate in the team's mandatory minicamp June 16-19, coach Ron Rivera said.

"I don't know," Rivera said, "but I wouldn't put it past him. He's been throwing the ball on the side the last few days, and he looks good.

"He says that foot is getting stronger and stronger every day, so we're excited about what's happening for him," Rivera added. "He seems to feel pretty good about himself right now."

At a minimum, Newton should be ready for training camp.


Cam Newton out of walking boot


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is no longer in a walking boot, reports the Associated Press. Newton underwent ankle surgery March 19 and is expected to be ready for training camp.

Kelvin Benjamin, Cam Newton a good match


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/9/2014) Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is excited about the addition of rookie receiver Kelvin Benjamin.

And Benjamin is looking forward to playing with Newton this year, reports ESPN.

"He loves to win," Benjamin said. "And competing, you can tell he competes. That’s all you can ask from a football player, to compete at the highest level, and I think Cam does that and I'll love to play with him."

Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman said Newton will like throwing to the 6-foot-5 Benjamin.

"This guy has unusual ball skills," Gettleman said. "He has what we call a very big strike zone. One of the things that I have done with the scouts is, 'Does he make catches when he is pressured?' You are going to be pressured in this league, I don't care who you are. That was a big point of emphasis as we worked our way down through the list. Kelvin consistently made catches when he was pressured."


Cam Newton needed Kelvin Benjamin


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/9/2014) No quarterback needed a receiver more than Cam Newton, and thankfully the Panthers gave him one Thursday night in the first round of the NFL Draft. With pick No. 28, the Panthers selected Kelvin Benjamin from Florida State.

Benjamin immediately becomes the best receiver in Carolina (tight end Greg Olsen is obviously the best weapon, but we're talking just wideouts). After losing Steve Smith, Brandon LaFell and Ted Ginn this offseason, the Panthers went into Thursday night with Jerricho Cotchery, Jason Avant and Tiquan Underwood atop the depth chart. Yes, you read that right.

We're not expecting Benjamin to become an elite Fantasy receiver, but this is a great opportunity. In two seasons with the Seminoles (27 games) Benjamin posted 1,452 yards on 80 catches with 18 touchdowns -- 14 last season. He was a great weapon for Jameis Winston for the Seminoles, and we hope he does the same for Newton. At 6-foot-5, 240 pounds he is a great target.

Newton, who is coming off ankle surgery, is still a No. 2 Fantasy quarterback on Draft Day because of his lack of weapons. But if Benjamin can develop quickly, and Newton goes back to running more, his value will rise.

As for Benjamin, he's worth a late-round flier in re-draft leagues. And he's a second-round pick in rookie-only formats.


Ron Rivera: Ankle surgery won't affect Cam Newton's style


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2014) Panthers coach Ron Rivera said offseason ankle surgery won't affect how quarterback Cam Newton plays. Newton has run for at least 585 yards and six touchdowns in each of his three seasons.

"We don't want to take away a weapon," Rivera said.