The Panthers could use all the good news they can get right now, as they try to salvage an ugly 1-4 start.
They appear to have gotten a double dose today.
Whether Newton has been cleared for full participation after missing last week with a concussion, or will be listed as limited today remains to be seen. But the fact he’s out on the field with a helmet is a good sign, after backup Derek Anderson turned the ball over three times Monday night.
And while they were still able to run against a depleted Buccaneers line last week, getting Stewart back from a hamstring injury will be another big step for a Panthers offense that has faltered this season.