FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton left Thursday night's exhibition game against New England in the first quarter with a foot injury.
Panthers Preview Capsule
CAROLINA PANTHERS (7-9)
New faces: DT Gerald McCoy, C Matt Paradis, DE Bruce Irvin, OLB Brian Burns, OT Greg Little, QB Will Grier, WR Chris Hogan.
Rivera says Cam’s backup in Carolina still uncertain
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While Cam Newton remains the clear-cut starting quarterback in Carolina, his primary backup remains largely uncertain.
Kyle Allen started the first two preseason games...
Rivera decides to rest Newton, other star players vs. Bills
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers say quarterback Cam Newton and four other key starters will not play Friday night against the Buffalo Bills.
Newton expected to make preseason debut against Bills
Cam Newton is expected to see his first game action since Dec. 17 when the Carolina Panthers host the Buffalo Bills on Friday night.
Newton, the league MVP in 2015, missed the final two...
Munnerlyn expecting ‘big things’ from ex-teammate Newton
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Captain Munnerlyn has no doubt that ex-teammate Cam Newton will bounce back from a shoulder injury in a big way this season.
Panthers hope Burns turns into their newest ‘superhero’
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The Panthers are hoping they've found another "superhero" in rookie outside linebacker Brian Burns.
The first-round draft pick from Florida State was impressive in...
Panthers to hold out Newton, Kuechly in preseason opener
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Cam Newton's return to game action will have to wait.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Newton and linebacker Luke Kuechly will not play in Thursday night's preseason...
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Cam Newton said like many Carolina Panthers fans, he also breathed a sigh of relief after uncorking a 45-yard pass completion to wide receiver Curtis Samuel on the first...
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Ron Rivera's focus is a little different this summer in his ninth training camp with the Carolina Panthers.
Along with being the team's head coach, Rivera enters the...
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera says Cam Newton's day off from practice was predetermined and there is nothing wrong with the quarterback's right shoulder.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Cam Newton completed two long passes on the first day of training camp, displaying the arm strength that was noticeably absent the second half of last season.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — While Cam Newton has been medically cleared to throw at training camp following offseason shoulder surgery, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the team's training staff will...
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CAROLINA PANTHERS (7-9)
OPEN CAMP: July 25, Spartanburg, South Carolina
LAST YEAR: After 6-2 start, Carolina's season quickly spiraled out of control after 52-21 loss at Pittsburgh in...
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Southeastern Conference media days (all times local):
Auburn's Gus Malzahn makes it clear that his top early priority for preseason camp is...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When Cam Newton starts throwing the football again in meaningful games, the Panthers want to make sure he's doing it the right way.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton still isn't throwing a football four months after surgery on his throwing shoulder.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Rookie quarterback Will Grier got in his first work with the Carolina Panthers, while Cam Newton continued to be limited — even on the kickball field.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As Will Grier launched his tee shot down the first fairway at Quail Hollow Club on Wednesday, one overzealous fan shouted "Move over Cam!"
Panthers checked off boxes in NFL draft, addressed needs
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers general manager Marty Hurney methodically addressed the Carolina's most pressing needs, checking off one-by-one during the three-day NFL draft.
Panthers draft local QB Will Grier to backup Newton
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers didn't have to look far to find Cam Newton's backup.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — After focusing on upgrading the team's overall speed the past few NFL drafts, don't be surprised if the Carolina Panthers look to add bulk up front this year.
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16. CAROLINA (7-9)
LAST SEASON: Panthers struggled last season on both sides of ball as defense got old and Cam Newton's shoulder issues limited their downfield passing game. Number of...
Panthers re-sign backup QB Heinicke to 1-year deal
The Panthers have re-signed backup quarterback Taylor Heinicke to a one-year contract to provide depth behind Cam Newton.
Free Agency-Panthers Capsule
CAROLINA PANTHERS (7-9)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: S Mike Adams, RB Cameron Artis-Payne, RB Kenjon Barner, RB Travaris Cadet, K Chandler Catanzaro, OT Chris Clark, LB Thomas Davis, WR Devin...
You Tube Cam: Inability to throw deep left Newton exposed
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton said he couldn't throw the ball more than 30 yards last season because of an injured shoulder, which left him exposed to opposing defenses.
Newton said in a 10-minute video it was "the most disheartening thing out of the whole year."
Bills name Hall receivers coach; Hire Dorsey to coach QBs
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have promoted Chad Hall to wide receivers coach and hired Ken Dorsey as quarterbacks coach.
Hall is a former NFL receiver who spent the past two seasons as an offensive assistant on Bills coach Sean McDermott's staff. He replaces Terry Robiskie, who was fired last month after one season in Buffalo.
Chasing Brady: Donald, Suh to lead Rams’ Super Bowl pursuit
ATLANTA (AP) — Practically every member of the Los Angeles Rams has a favorite story about Aaron Donald's feats of ridiculous athleticism.
Michael Brockers loved the moment at Carolina in 2016 when Donald beat the Panthers' left guard and launched himself like Superman, swallowing up Cam Newton while airborne.
Carolina QB Cam Newton has surgery on throwing shoulder
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has opted for surgery to repair his ailing right throwing shoulder.
The team announced Newton had an "arthroscopic procedure" on Thursday and that he will begin the rehabilitation process immediately. There is no timetable listed for when he can begin throwing again.
The Panthers also said the procedure was successfully performed by team physician Pat Connor.
Cam Newton, Von Miller among 5 finalists for Alan Page Award
WASHINGTON (AP) — Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller are among five finalists for the NFL Players Association's Alan Page Community Award.
Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins, New York Jets left tackle Kelvin Beachum and Los Angeles Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth are also finalists for the award, which annually recognizes players for exceptional community service in their team cities and hometowns.
Panthers owner: Team needs backup plan if Newton can’t play
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers are preparing for life without Cam Newton next season in case the team's franchise quarterback can't make it back from a lingering shoulder injury.
Panthers owner David Tepper said Tuesday that while the team is exhausting all options to make sure Newton's throwing shoulder gets the medical attention he needs this offseason, it is important to "keep their options open."
Former Gillette standout has new gig with NFL Madden
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Clint Oldenburg once had Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton take off his walking boot after the star NFL player had ankle surgery.
Newton was taking a tour of the EA Sports offices in Orlando, Florida, and he had one thing on his mind.
Newton, listed at 6-foot-5 and 245 pounds, is an athletic wonder. He's built like a linebacker, can run like a running back and has an arm that can make even the most talented quarterbacks envious.
Allen thrives until injury, Panthers beat Brees-less Saints
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Panthers undrafted rookie Kyle Allen turned in a promising first NFL start — until he hurt his shoulder.
Whether the New Orleans defense that Allen victimized was entirely dialed in is another matter.
Allen passed for 228 yards and two touchdowns before his injury in the fourth quarter, and Carolina cruised to a 33-14 victory over a Saints squad looking ahead to the playoffs.
QB Heinicke placed on IR; Allen set to start vs. Saints
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Taylor Heinicke's stint as the Panthers starting quarterback was a brief one.
Carolina placed Heinicke on injured reserve Wednesday after he sustained a left elbow injury in his first career NFL start, a 24-10 loss to the Falcons on Sunday. Coach Ron Rivera said undrafted rookie Kyle Allen will start against the Saints this weekend with Carolina already eliminated from playoff contention.
Panthers QB Heinicke out to prove he’s no joke vs. Falcons
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It wasn't long after Taylor Heinicke was named the Panthers' starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Falcons that the jokes began rolling in.
Panthers center Ryan Kalil laughed that he might have to bring down his shotgun snaps so they don't go flying over the 6-foot QB's head. Running back Christian McCaffrey teased that he's glad he won't look so small in the backfield anymore now that Heinicke has taken over for the 6-foot-5, 245-pound Cam Newton.
Linebacker Shaq Thompson the latest Panther to go on IR
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers placed outside linebacker Shaq Thompson on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
The team signed undrafted rookie quarterback Kyle Allen to the active roster from the practice squad on Thursday. Allen will serve as Carolina's backup to Taylor Heinicke on Sunday when the Panthers host the Falcons in what is essentially a meaningless game. Cam Newton will be inactive with a shoulder injury.
Panthers sitting QB Newton; Heinicke to start vs. Falcons
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton is headed to the bench with a sore shoulder.
The Panthers made the decision to shut down the 2015 league MVP for at least one game and possibly the remainder of the season due to a lingering right shoulder problem.
Coach Ron Rivera said Taylor Heinicke will make his first career start when Carolina hosts the Falcons on Sunday. Kyle Allen will be Carolina's backup and Newton will be inactive.
Rivera uncertain if he will shut down ailing QB Cam Newton
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera hasn't ruled out shutting down quarterback Cam Newton for the season because of a sore right throwing shoulder.
Rivera said Tuesday he plans to meet with Newton later in the week and figure out where he is "in terms of his physical state and mental state" before deciding if he will start Sunday against Atlanta.
"It's a tough situation right now," Rivera added. "Until I get a chance to visit with him I'm not going to speculate."
Saints’ D puts clamps on Newton in 12-9 win over Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints still have one of the league's top-scoring offenses, but lately it's the defense that's been carrying the NFL's most complete team.
On a night when Brees and the offense couldn't get much going and made some uncharacteristic mistakes, New Orleans put the clamps on Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers in a 12-9 victory on Monday night, moving the Saints into position to lock up home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs.
Saints’ sweep of Panthers never far from QB Newton’s mind
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton keeps a black and yellow broom he was "gifted" by the Saints hanging in his locker, some omnipresent motivation after what happened a year ago when the Panthers met up with their NFC South rivals.
New Orleans swept Carolina, winning both regular-season games in 2017 before eliminating the Panthers from the first round of the playoffs in January with a 31-26 win at the Superdome.
Miller vows to keep timing snaps despite 3 flags last week
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Cleveland interim coach Gregg Williams warned his offensive linemen this week that Von Miller anticipates the snap as well as any pass rusher in the NFL.
"Oh yeah, you see that a lot, man. That's what he gets guys (on). He uses that to his advantage because a lot of guys panic as far as getting back," said Browns right tackle Chris Hubbard, who will try to keep the Broncos' star linebacker off quarterback Baker Mayfield this weekend.
Panthers’ playoff hopes take major blow with loss to Browns
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cam Newton's unique fashion choices remain exciting.
Everything else about the Carolina Panthers looks stale.
Unable to come up with big plays down the stretch again, the reeling Panthers suffered their fifth straight loss, a 26-20 setback to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday that puts a major dent in Carolina's playoff hopes.
Mayfield, “dangerous” Browns hand Panthers fifth loss in row
CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield took the snap in victory formation and dropped to one knee. The cocky rookie quarterback urged the crowd to make more noise, and when the clock hit zeroes, the stadium's sound system blasted "Danger Zone."
The Browns have become hazardous to your playoff health.
Big issue: Browns concerned with Newton’s size vs. Panthers
CLEVELAND (AP) — During a meeting this week with his defense, Browns interim coach Gregg Williams used star end Myles Garrett as a model.
And a warning.
A 6-foot-4, 270-pound mass of chiseled muscle, power and speed, Garrett cuts an imposing figure. He's a physical specimen, the kind of athlete that stands out even in a room full of elite humans.
Oh, and he happens to be about the same size as Carolina quarterback Cam Newton.
Newton says he’ll be ready to play vs Browns; coach unsure
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton insists he isn't missing a game.
The Panthers quarterback said he'll be ready to play against the Browns on Sunday despite lingering pain in his throwing shoulder. But coach Ron Rivera wasn't quite as certain Wednesday, leaving the door open by saying, "We'll see. We're not even to Friday."
Winston throws for 2 TDs, Buccaneers beat Panthers 24-17
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got after Cam Newton all game long, sacking the Carolina star four times and intercepting four of his passes.
"The 'D' was fantastic," coach Dirk Koetter said after Sunday's 24-17 victory over the reeling Panthers.
Truth is, though, the Bucs go as Jameis Winston does.
The fourth-year pro delivered another strong performance in his second start since regaining the starting quarterback job, outplaying Newton and fueling hope for a season-ending turnaround.
Christian McCaffrey’s durability keying Panthers’ offense
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When Carolina's Christian McCaffrey ripped off a 59-yard run against the Seattle Seahawks, there was no tapping his helmet.
He wasn't coming out of the game.
The second-year running back told Cam Newton in the huddle before the next play "I'm ready to go," then took a handoff on the next play and picked up another 15 yards.
"Any other average running back would've tapped his head and said, 'I need a blow,'" Newton said.
QBs looking to elevate Panthers, Buccaneers down stretch
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Cam Newton and Jameis Winston know there's no surefire way for a quarterback to lead a team out of a funk.
What works in one situation may not necessarily be the answer in another.
Newton's second-place Carolina Panthers (6-5) have lost three straight games following a 6-2 start, moving closer to the bottom of the NFC South than the top.
Falcons preparing for new challenge from Ravens QB Jackson
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons must prepare for two quarterbacks as they await Sunday's visit from the Baltimore Ravens.
Of the two, rookie Lamar Jackson is the hot topic of the week in the Falcons' locker room.
The Falcons, who face Carolina and Cam Newton in the NFC South twice each season, have prepared for other mobile quarterbacks. Defensive tackle Grady Jarrett says Jackson belongs in a different category.