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Ron Rivera: QB Cam Newton 'on target' to start Sunday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2014) Panthers coach Ron Rivera told reporters that quarterback Cam Newton did every drill in Thursday's practice and is "on target" to start Sunday against the Browns. Rivera indicated Newton probably will start but said he did not want to get ahead of himself and noted there's still a lot of time until kickoff.

Newton sustained two small fractures in his back when he was involved in a car crash nine days ago. On Wednesday he split reps with Derek Anderson, and on Thursday, Newton handled the bulk of the first-team snaps.

Newton has accounted for 19 touchdowns and 16 turnovers in 12 games. With Newton now fully expected to play, the Panthers have been installed as 3-point favorites at most Vegas sportsbooks.


Cam Newton: 'I'm fine either way it goes'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2014) Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said he's experienced no pain while practicing the past two days, but wouldn't say whether he expects to start Sunday against the Browns, reports the Associated Press. "I'm fine either way it goes," he said. "I don't want to be a distraction."

Newton suffered two small fractures in his lower back in a car crash nine days ago. He took most of the first-team reps Thursday, ahead of Derek Anderson. The Panthers likely won't announce a starter until Friday at the earliest.

"The truth of the matter is, whoever gets the start, the team is going to back 100 percent," Newton said.


Cam Newton dominates first-team reps Thursday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2014) After splitting reps with Derek Anderson on Wednesday, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton dominated the first-team snaps at practice Thursday, reports NFL.com. The Associated Press said Newton "did not appear to have any problems throwing the ball and moved around well."

A car accident nine days ago left Newton with two fractures in his lower back. He sat out Week 15 and watched Anderson throw for 277 yards and a touchdown in a win over Tampa Bay.

Newton will address the media later on Thursday. Coach Ron Rivera has said he hopes to name a starter Friday for Sunday's game against Cleveland.


Panthers hope to name starting QB on Friday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/17/2014) Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he aims to name a Week 16 starting quarterback on Friday, reports the Associated Press. Cam Newton returned to a limited practice Wednesday after injuring his back in a car accident and sitting out Week 15.

"He threw the ball well but it is about [how he feels] tomorrow," Rivera told reporters.

Newton and Derek Anderson split reps, and Newton didn't complain about any pain, per the Associated Press. Anderson subbed for Newton against Tampa Bay and threw for 277 yards and a touchdown in a 19-17 win.

Carolina hosts the Browns on Sunday. Las Vegas sportsbooks have pulled this game off the board until they know whether Newton will start. Newton will address the media Thursday.


Cam Newton, Derek Anderson splitting reps almost evenly


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/17/2014) Panthers quarterbacks Cam Newton and Derek Anderson "split reps fairly evenly" at Wednesday's practice, reports the Associated Press. Newton missed Week 15 after injuring his back in a car accident.

Anderson filled in and completed 25 of 40 throws for 277 yards and a touchdown. Newton appears to be on track to return Sunday against the Browns.


Panthers QB Cam Newton running and throwing at practice


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/17/2014) Panthers quarterback Cam Newton "looked good running around and throwing during the portion of practice open to the media," reports the Charlotte Observer. During one drill, Newton threw a 60-yard pass that wideout Stephen Hill could not run down, the report said.

It remains unclear how much Newton will do at practice. He's recovering from a car accident in which he suffered two transverse fractures in his back.

Carolina hosts the Browns on Sunday. If Newton is able to play, Derek Anderson would go back to the bench.

Vegas sportsbooks took the game off the board until they know whether Newton will play.


Derek Anderson solid in start again


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/14/2014) In Derek Anderson's first start of the season Week 1 at Tampa Bay, the backup quarterback threw for 230 yards and two touchdowns. In Anderson's second start of the season Week 15 against, yup, Tampa Bay, he threw for 277 yards and a touchdown.

So either Tampa Bay is so bad defensively that even backup quarterbacks thrive against them or Anderson isn't your average backup quarterback.

I'm thinking more the latter. After all, he threw for 3,787 yards and 29 touchdowns as a starter for the Browns in 2007. He fizzled thereafter, but he still showed the kind of ability in that game that should make you believe he's at least capable of delivering the ball to standouts like wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and tight end Greg Olsen. Those two have fared better with Anderson under center than with starter Cam Newton on a per-game basis.

Of course, for all the praise we're heaping on Anderson here, he did contribute only one touchdown with a favorable matchup, which won't move the needle in one-quarterback leagues. But in two-quarterback leagues, he's an adequate fill-in for Newton if Newton indeed misses another game with the two fractures in his back.


Derek Anderson leads Panthers to another win over Bucs


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Panthers quarterback Derek Anderson filled in admirably for the injured Cam Newton (back) Sunday, leading Carolina to a 19-17 win Week 15 and a season sweep of the Bucs.

Anderson, who also started a 20-14 victory against Tampa Bay in Week 1, completed 25 of 40 passes for 277 yards and one touchdown, while rushing for 14 yards on five carries.

Anderson's lone touchdown Sunday came on a 2-yard pass to Jerricho Cotchery in the third quarter.

The Panthers are back in action Week 16 vs. Cleveland. Coach Ron Rivera indicated after Sunday's game the team won't know Newton's status until later in the week.


Panthers name Derek Anderson starting quarterback for Week 15


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) The Panthers have announced quarterback Derek Anderson will be the starter in Week 15 against the Buccaneers.

Cam Newton will be out after suffering two transverse fractures in his back during a car accident on Tuesday. 

Anderson started Week 1 when Newton was dealing with a rib injury and went 24 of 34 for 230 yards and two touchdowns. 


Panthers QB Cam Newton takes step back vs. Green Bay


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Panthers quarterback Cam Newton took a step back and had two of his offensive lineman go down with injuries in a disappointing performance Week 7 at Green Bay.

Newton was intercepted by Casey Hayward late in the third quarter before bouncing back with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin in the fourth quarter. With the game well out of hand in the fourth quarter, Newton was subbed out for Derek Anderson, who fired a touchdown pass to Brenton Bersin late in the game.

Newton compiled 205 passing yards while completing 17 of 31 passes. He threw for a touchdown and was intercepted once, registering a 72.6 passer rating. He was sacked three times and rushed for 41 yards on seven carries in a 38-17 defeat.

Newton and the Panthers will look to get back on track Week 8 at home against Seattle.


Derek Anderson plays well in relief


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2014) Panthers quarterback Derek Anderson relieved Cam Newton in the fourth quarter of the Week 3 loss to the Steelers and played well. Anderson completed 5 of 6 throws for 80 yards, including a 35-yard touchdown to rookie wideout Kelvin Benjamin.

Anderson will go back to the bench for Week 4 at Baltimore.


Derek Anderson fills in for Cam Newton, fires two touchdown passes.


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) With Cam Newton sidelined with an injury to his ribs, the Panthers summoned quarterback Derek Anderson to make a spot start Week 1 against Tampa Bay. Anderson carved Tampa Bay's defense for 230 yards, 159 of which came in the first half.

Making his first start since December of 2010, Anderson hooked up with Greg Olsen for a 5-yard touchdown strike in the second quarter. He also found rookie Kelvin Benjamin for a 26-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. He completed 24 of 34 pass attempts, with two touchdowns and no interceptions. He was sacked once and finished with a 108.7 passer rating.

After the game, head coach Ron Rivera told reporters that Newton should be ready to start Week 2 against the Lions.

Derek Anderson will get the starting nod vs. Bucs


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) The Panthers will sit quarterback Cam Newton (ribs) and give backup quarterback Derek Anderson the starting nod Sunday afternoon at Tampa Bay. It'll be Anderson's first start since 2010 when he was a member of the Cardinals.

Report: Panthers leaning toward playing it safe with Cam Newton


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) The Panthers are reportedly leaning toward sitting quarterback Cam Newton Sunday against the Buccaneers, reports ProFootballTalk.com.

Newton was limited throughout the week with a rib injury suffered in preseason action, and coach Ron Rivera might want to play it safe with his franchise quarterback. Newton has been pushing to play, but backup Derek Anderson could get the call as things currently stand.

Newton remains a game-time decision for the 4:25 p.m. start Sunday. 


Derek Anderson set to play after returning from birth of child


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) Panthers backup quarterback Derek Anderson is set to start Thursday night in Pittsburgh after flying to that city in the morning following the birth of his first child. He won't play beyond the first quarter.

Anderson will start in place of Cam Newton, who has made the trip despite being sidelined with fractured ribs sustained Friday night against New England.


Derek Anderson returns to Carolina


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2014) Though he did not see much of the field last year, the Panthers wasted little time bringing backup quarterback Derek Anderson back. According to ESPN.com, Anderson re-signed Thursday, though financial terms are not yet known.

Anderson appeared in four games with the Panthers a year ago, but did not attempt a pass. He has completed all four of his pass attempts in three seasons with Carolina.


Derek Anderson tweets he's back with the Panthers


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/13/2014) Derek Anderson appears to be back with the Panthers as the backup quarterback behind Cam Newton. He tweeted as much on Thursday.

Since bottoming out with the Cardinals in 2010 Anderson has thrown (and completed!) four passes. 


Derek Anderson takes some snaps


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/1/2013) With the game well in hand late in the fourth quarter of a 27-6 victory, the Panthers turned to backup Derek Anderson for their final drive Week 13 against the Buccaneers. He mostly just handed the ball off, but he did run up the middle once for a 2-yard gain.

Derek Anderson sees game action in Week 6


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/13/2013) Panthers backup quarterback Derek Anderson saw game action in the team's 35-10 victory over the Vikings. Anderson didn't attmept a pass, but did register two carries for -1 yards. He has yet to attempt a pass this season. 

Anderson and the Panthers face the Rams in Week 7. 


Anderson staying in Carolina


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/14/2013) Quarterback Derek Anderson is remaining with the Carolina Panthers as Cam Newton's backup. Anderson told The Associated Press has agreed to a one-year deal and that he will sign the contract later Wednesday. Financial details were not disclosed. "I'm excited to come back be a part of such a great locker room," Anderson said. "It's a team that I feel is on the rise. We have some work to do but we feel like we ended on a high note last season."