Cam Newton on track to play Thursday night

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After quarterback Cam Newton stepped up his work in Monday’s practice, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said that he wanted to see how Newton felt on Tuesday before deciding if the quarterback will play against the Jaguars on Thursday night.

Rivera wanted to make sure there was no soreness or tightness in Newton’s surgically repaired shoulder and it sounds like Newton avoided both. Rivera said on Tuesday, via David Newton of, that Newton is on track to play and that he’s seen signs of the quarterback getting more comfortable after a summer of limited work.

“You could see the timing coming back,” Rivera said.

Given the cautious approach the Panthers have taken with Newton all summer, any game action he sees on Thursday will likely be on the limited side as the team tries to keep him healthy while also making sure he’s not starting from scratch come Week One.

13 responses to “Cam Newton on track to play Thursday night

  1. magnumpimustache Get a life – watch CMC run it down to the end zone and your team can jump on the loose ball after he puts it down on the ground (Not By Fumble). How about second place and win the Super Bowl as a wild Card team?

    How are pretty sure?

  2. I always love coming to the comments sections any time there is an article about Cam Newton. You can depend on some great ones, no doubt. He is a polarizing figure to say the least. As a Panthers fan, I used to despise Michael Vick (as a player, even before all of the dog stuff), so I have a unique perspective of other fans hating Newton. With all of that said, players like he are so good for the league because they elicit such a feeling one way or the other, that everyone pays attention. That’s never bad (unless it is something criminal)

  3. As a Falcons fan, this year in the South is going to be fun to watch. Cam is getting healthy and has some added weapons (McAffrey/Samuel) and protection (debatable I know, but still- the other Kalil); The Bucs added Djax and O.J. Howard. The Saints got a steal in Kamara and added the Ghost of Adrian Peterson. Should be a fun year.

  4. Insiders are saying that Rivera has been feeding Kelvin Benjamin large sums of hamburgalers to prep him to play in the TE position to ultimately replace 3rd leg in the coming seasons. 3rd leg has become too greedy and Benjamin loves a good hamburgaler.

  5. Cam needs just 1 quarter with the 1s and he’ll be good to go. The NFL needs only 2 preseason games.

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