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Height/Weight: 6-5/245 | Birthdate: 5/11/1989 | Birthplace: Atlanta, GA, USA | Team: Carolina | College: Auburn | NFL Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 99/86 | Average Draft Position: 91.79
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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.


Panthers exercise 5th-year option on Cam Newton


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2014) The Panthers made it official, excercising the 2015 option on quarterback Cam Newton, reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. The option is worth about $15 million.

Newton is recovering from ankle surgery but is expected back for training camp.


Cam Newton still in a boot after surgery


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/21/2014) Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is still recovering from offseason ankle surgery a month after the procedure was announced. Newton remains in a walking boot but the team is still hopeful he'll be at 100 percent for the start of training camp, ProFootballTalk.com reports.

Newton is expected to miss all of the team's offseason workouts. He'll also have to play catch-up in connecting with his new receiving corps after the Panthers lost their top four wideouts this spring. 


Cam Newton's recovery going well


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2014) Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is recovering well following surgery on his left ankle two weeks ago, his agent told the Charlotte Observer. The surgery was designed to tighten Newton's ankle ligaments.

"He's doing fine," agent Bus Cook said. "I mean, Cam's a big, strong, tough kid. So he'll be fine."

Newton will miss OTAs but should be back for training camp, the paper said.

Panthers to pick up Cam Newton's 2015 option


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman said the team will exercise its fifth-year option on quarterback Cam Newton, keeping him in Carolina at least two more seasons, reports the Charlotte Observer. The 2015 option would pay Newton the average of the top 10 salaries at his position.

Carolina has until May 3 to pick up the option. Newton is recovering from ankle surgery but is expected to be ready for training camp.


Cam Newton's ankle problem dates back to Auburn


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2014) Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who is sidelined four months following last week's ankle surgery, first injured the ankle in 2010 at Auburn, coach Ron Rivera told the Charlotte Observer. In most offseasons Newton's ankle pain would decrease, but this time it didn't, prompting the surgery, Rivera said.


Cam Newton surgery 'went well'


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/20/2014) Panthers quarterback Cam Newton underwent surgery Wednesday to repair ligament damage in his left ankle, reports ESPN.

The expected recovery is four months, which puts Newton in jeopardy of missing the start of training camp. But, according to the report, he could start throwing on a limited basis before then.

"Dr. (Robert) Anderson did not find anything unexpected in the procedure and the surgery went well," Carolina head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion said in a statement.

Newton will miss much of the offseason workouts and valuable time throwing to a new corps of wide receivers after the team released Steve Smith and watched two others (Brandon LaFell and Ted Ginn) leave via free agency.


Cam Newton's ankle problems started Nov. 10


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2014) Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who's having ankle surgery Wednesday, first injured the ankle Nov. 10 against the 49ers, reports the Charlotte Observer. “The ankle was sore after the San Francisco game and we wanted to see if rest would calm it down, but it is still bothering him and the decision was made to address it,” Panthers head trainer Ryan Vermillion said in a statement.

Newton still feels pain in the ankle, raising questions about why he played in the Pro Bowl. He was sacked four times in that game and rushed for a 1-yard touchdown.

Newton did not mention any ankle problems until saying he "nicked" it Week 16 against the Saints. The team says Wednesday's procedure will tighten ligaments that got stretched out.


Cam Newton having ankle surgery, to miss four months


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2014) Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will undergo ankle surgery Wednesday and be out four months, reports CBS Sports Insider Jason La Canfora. The procedure will tighten ligaments that got stretched out in his left ankle, according to the Charlotte Observer.

Newton said he "nicked" his ankle Week 16. If the recovery timetable proves accurate, Newton would be back for the start of training camp.

The news about Newton's surgery comes on the heels of Carolina losing its top four receivers, though the team did not try hard to retain any of them.


Cam Newton's receivers: Zero catches in NFL


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2014) The Panthers have let their top four receivers depart, leaving quarterback Cam Newton with an extremely inexperienced group of wideouts. Tavarres King and Marvin McNutt sit atop the depth chart. Neither has caught an NFL pass.

Top free agent receivers, including hometown favorite Hakeem Nicks, signed elsewhere, though James Jones remains available. Look for Carolina to select multiple receivers in the draft.

At least Newton has tight end Greg Olsen returning. He led the team with 73 catches for 816 yards and six touchdowns last year.


Hakeem Nicks' wish list: Colts, Panthers, Chargers


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2014) Free agent receiver Hakeem Nicks told ESPN he can see himself catching passes from the Colts' Andrew Luck, the Panthers' Cam Newton or the Chargers' Philip Rivers. Nicks failed to catch a touchdown pass with the Giants last season.

"Players have already started to reach out to me from other teams saying they would love for me to come join them," Nicks said. "I just want to make it clear that I want a long-term deal and I want to be happy. I'm excited about talking to teams and making it work."

Nicks earlier said he was open to a one-year deal.


Cam Newton not planning to hold out


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/18/2014) Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has no plans to hold out with the hope of earning a contract extension, reports Pro Football Talk.

Newton said on the Dan Patrick Show that he's "absolutely not" planning to make a stand for more money despite entering the final season of his rookie deal. He is scheduled to make $3.4 million in 2014 and will be a free agent after this year.

"I'm not worried about contract discussions right now," Newton said. "My main focus is just becoming the better player I can become."