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Cam Newton | Quarterback | #1

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/11/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 245
College: Auburn
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (1) / CAR
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Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Cam Newton (shoulder) is on track to play Thursday night against the Jaguars.
Newton has been throwing in team drills this week, and he has apparently looked comfortable enough to send him out for the "dress rehearsal." It would not be surprising if he played fewer snaps than the rest of the starters, however. There was not really any doubt before, but Newton will obviously be ready for Week 1. Aug 22 - 11:25 AM
Source: ESPN

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Cam Newton (shoulder) is throwing in team drills during Monday's practice.

NFL Network's Tiffany Blackmon reported Newton would up his practice workload this week, and it appears that has happened. It is still unclear if he will get in any action this preseason, but he remains on track for Week 1.
Aug 21 - 11:36 AM

NFL Network's Tiffany Blackmon reports the Panthers will "increase" Cam Newton's workload this week.

Newton is not going to play in the second preseason game, but the Panthers' don't seem to be worried about his Week 1 availability. Blackmon's source said it's "so far so good" with Newton's progress. Newton is a high-upside pick in fantasy drafts this season who will enjoy the addition of explosive first-round RB Christian McCaffrey.
Aug 19 - 1:56 PM

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports Cam Newton (shoulder) is "throwing more each day and feels fine."

Newton has been ruled out for Saturday, but is on track to play in Carolina's third preseason game. Derek Anderson will continue to start in his place.
Aug 18 - 7:12 PM

Cam Newton (shoulder) won't suit up for Saturday's preseason game against the Titans.

He hasn't thrown during team drills the past two days and coach Ron Rivera admitted that Newton has looked "rusty" coming off offseason shoulder surgery. Rivera also acknowledged that Newton may not play at all in the preseason, though he's still on track for Week 1. Derek Anderson will draw the start versus Tennessee.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 18 - 1:27 PM

Cam Newton (shoulder) participated in team drills on Sunday.

Derek Anderson still worked with the first-team offense as Newton was mostly limited to red-zone work. Newton is still getting his strength back as he recovers from offseason shoulder surgery. It's unlikely we'll see Newton during Carolina's preseason slate but he doesn't seem to be in danger of missing Week 1.
Aug 13 - 11:14 AM

Cam Newton (shoulder) threw during individual drills at Friday's practice.

It was his first time throwing since July 30. Newton only threw for about 10 minutes, a sign that the Panthers will continue to take it slow as their franchise quarterback recovers from offseason shoulder surgery. Newton is still expected to suit up at some point during the preseason. His status for Week 1 has never been in doubt.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 11 - 4:41 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Cam Newton (shoulder) "seems like he's gotten over the hump."

Per Rapsheet, Newton is "feeling better," and "should be back soon." Rapoport could just be reading the tea leaves, but this has been the feeling out of Panthers camp over the past few days. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported earlier Tuesday that Newton will play "at some point in the preseason."
Aug 8 - 4:24 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Cam Newton (shoulder) is not expected to play in the Panthers' preseason opener on Wednesday.

It is not a surprise considering Newton has not been allowed to throw during practice over the past week, but Schefter added Cam is expected to play "at some point in the preseason." The optimism suggests the Panthers remain unconcerned about Newton's recent setback, and they expect the quarterback to be ready to go well before Week 1. With Newton out, Derek Anderson should get the start Wednesday night.
Aug 8 - 10:41 AM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said team doctors are happy with Cam Newton's (shoulder) progress.

Newton has not thrown a pass in live drills since complaining of soreness before last Tuesday's practice. He has gotten in some light throws off to the side in recent days, however, and the Panthers continue to not seem concerned about his rehab. He almost certainly will not participate in the preseason opener on Wednesday, but he is still on track for Week 1.
Source: ESPN
Aug 7 - 12:11 PM

Cam Newton was limited by soreness in his surgically-repaired shoulder during Tuesday's practice.

Newton did not participate in passing drills, but it does not seem like the Panthers are concerned. "He started warming up this morning and said he still felt a little bit sore," coach Ron Rivera said. "Why push it? Why have him throw with a sore arm and make it worse?" Newton will have ups and downs in his recovery, but he should be good to go well before Week 1.
Aug 1 - 12:44 PM

Speaking Thursday, Cam Newton said he took his down 2016 personally, and that this season is "not just another year."

"I can't let that happen again. Ever," Newton said. "I just want to get my swag back." Newton admitted the experience was "humbling." Newton said he locked in earlier than usual in the offseason, and that it's one of the reasons he reported to camp lighter. He also said he has no plans to stop running. "That's my edge. You going to expect a lion not to roar?" Newton's attitude is in the right place. Now he needs to clean up his accuracy, especially in the short-passing game, which figures to be a greater emphasis this year.
Jul 27 - 1:10 PM

Cam Newton threw at practice for the first time since undergoing shoulder surgery.

Cam did not make any deep throws, but it is another step in the correct direction. "Everything felt good, but we have a long way to go to get where I know we can be," Newton said. "Tonight was just fun getting out on the grass in front of the fans and throwing it around a little bit." The Panthers are likely to take it slow with Newton, but it seems like he will be ready to go well before even the third preseason game.
Source: ESPN
Jul 27 - 9:03 AM

Cam Newton reported to Panthers camp at 246 pounds.

Newton is listed at 245, but has played closer to 260 for the majority of his career. Coach Ron Rivera is a fan of the weight loss, which could increase Newton's quicks while still providing plenty of armor against oncoming rushers. Newton will be limited through the early days of camp, but is fully on track for Week 1.
Jul 25 - 5:22 PM

Coach Ron Rivera said Wednesday that Cam Newton (shoulder) is throwing to teammates in summer workouts in Baltimore.

"Apparently his shoulder is fine," said Rivera. Newton did some light throwing at last month's minicamp, but it sounds like he's ramped it up in the month-plus of off time between then and next week's training camp, where he should come back at or near 100 percent. Newton is much farther along in his rehab than Andrew Luck.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 19 - 2:35 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Joe Webb
4Garrett Gilbert
RB1Christian McCaffrey
2Jonathan Stewart
3Fozzy Whittaker
4Cameron Artis-Payne
5Jalen Simmons
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2Christian McCaffrey
3RB1Christian McCaffrey
2Fozzy Whittaker
FB1Darrel Young
2Alexander Armah
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Brenton Bersin
3Damiere Byrd
4Keyarris Garrett
5Kaelin Clay
WR21Devin Funchess
2Russell Shepard
3Curtis Samuel
4T.J. Graham
5Mose Frazier
WR31Russell Shepard
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Scott Simonson
4Chris Manhertz
5Eric Wallace
LT1Matt Kalil
2Dan France
3Blaine Clausell
LG1Andrew Norwell
2Amini Silatolu
3Brian Folkerts
C1Ryan Kalil
2Gino Gradkowski
3Tyler Larsen
4Greg Van Roten
RG1Trai Turner
2Chris Scott
RT1Daryl Williams
2Taylor Moton
K1Graham Gano
2Harrison Butker