Cam Newton out again at Friday’s practice

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The Panthers practiced without quarterback Cam Newton on Wednesday and Thursday this week while in the concussion protocol after getting hurt against the Falcons last weekend and they took the field without him again on Friday.

According to multiple reports, Newton was not among the players dressed for and participating in the portion of practice open to the media. The team will practice once more on Saturday before submitting their injury report for Monday’s game against the Buccaneers, but the trajectory isn’t one that raises much hope that Newton will play.

Derek Anderson would start in Newton’s place with Joe Webb serving as his backup.

The trajectory doesn’t look better for left tackle Michael Oher, who is also recovering from a concussion, or running back Jonathan Stewart, who has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury. Neither player has practiced this week, although Stewart has done more on the side than he did last week.

Cornerback James Bradberry and defensive tackle Vernon Butler round out the list of Panthers who are out of practice Friday.

31 responses to “Cam Newton out again at Friday’s practice

  1. He should be more like Rodgers. Aaron should be MVP last year. Will DEFINITELY get it this year.

    I hope we meet the pathetic Panthers in the playoffs, just to prove it.

  2. I wonder if this will have a dramatic effect on the number of CTE cases among players in the future. I have to imagine 10 years ago none of these players would be missing games or practices.

    Since the initial concussion is not nearly as dangerous as the next one if the first one hasn’t completely healed. I would imagine a dramatic decrease in CTE cases. Which in the long run will restore some of the popularity of the sport at the high school level.

  3. I read that he failed the “how many fingers?” test again today.

    The doctor held up three fingers and Cam said “Me no can’t count dat hi.”

  4. He should get one of those hats like in the cartoons when you have a lump on your head it pops through !!

  5. This team hasn’t been the same after playing the Vikings, Ron Rivera has nothing but excuses since that butt whoopin. Getting torched by Julio Jones last week was the direct effect of the humble pie the Vikings served them.

  6. willycents says:
    Oct 7, 2016 12:14 PM

    I read that he failed the “how many fingers?” test again today.

    The doctor held up three fingers and Cam said “Me no can’t count dat hi.”

    Panther Doctor: “How many fingers, Cam?”

    Cam: “Turtles.”

    Panther Doctor: “Damn! Damn! Damn!”

  7. I could see him doing a post game interview wearing a female nurses outfit too. Nurses white scrub hat and all.

  8. These are the teams that have Krapernick & members of his Klan.

    I will not be watching


  9. If you thought that QB exhibition last night was unwatchable, wait until Derek “Scud” Anderson gets out there for 4 quarters. We here in Arizona are all too familiar with his meager abilities.

  10. this is the time when we get to see what kind of metal Cam is made of.

    personally I think it’s aluminum.

  11. The best”running” qb of all time was Steve Young and he would be the first to tell qb’s to learn to play from the pocket. Cam Newton is no Steve Young unfortunately. i”d say the closest qb to Young today is Russel Wilson and even he is doing all he can these days to stay on the field.

    If Cam keeps running the ball on purpose, he will have a short career like all the others. Just like everyone else, I’ve always been intrigued by the spector of a qb that can run, but you see it over and over that this type of qb is always missing games because of being hurt and don’t tend to last too long. the qb position is fraught with inherent risk of injury anyway, so why add to it, by putting yourself in harms more often than you need to.

  12. If I recall correctly, the last time the Bucs faced a Newton-less Panthers team, Derek Anderson tore us up. Too soon to celebrate.

  13. If you ran zero run plays with Scam, and had him stay behind line of scrimmage and just pass…..Carolina would be 5-11 every year. He flat out is a below average passer.

  14. I’m not a Newton fan by any means, but he has elite talent. But he needs to learn to not take unnecessary risks when running, I think the thought the Falcons LB was just going to let him walk into the endzone. He got popped hard as he should have and is now out. Unless he learns to use his head to think and not get it hit, he’s going to have a short career.

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