Cam Newton, Jonathan Stewart back on practice field for Panthers

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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.

Via Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, quarterback Cam Newton and running back Jonathan Stewart were back at practice Wednesday.

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.