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Cam Newton | Quarterback

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/11/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 245
College: Auburn
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Cam Newton (ankle surgery) has been fully cleared for training camp.
Newton did 7-on-7 work during OTAs, planting with his right foot and looking near 100 percent. He's not expected to be too limited during camp. The procedure was designed to tighten some ligaments in his ankle, alleviating some pain and giving him more power off cuts. Newton, who has played in all 16 games in each of his three NFL seasons, is not an injury risk. Jul 24 - 12:47 PM

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Cam Newton (ankle surgery) was medically cleared to work out last week.

Newton announced on his Instagram that he's not yet 100 percent, but he should be plenty ready for the start of training camp. This week, Newton has been working out at Under Armour headquarters and throwing the ball around with fellow UA clients Randall Cobb, Torrey Smith, and teammate Kelvin Benjamin.
Jul 2 - 3:25 PM

Cam Newton (ankle surgery) participated in 7-on-7 work Thursday.

Newton gets his most extensive work of the offseason in on the final day of minicamp. His tuned-up ankle will be 100 percent for training camp.
Jun 19 - 12:41 PM

Cam Newton (ankle) did three-, five- and seven-step drops during Tuesday's minicamp practice.

Newton was spotted digging his right ankle hard into the ground and then planting with his surgically repaired left ankle. It confirms that he's nearly healed from the procedure designed to tighten the ligaments in the joint. Newton is going to need plenty of strength in his legs as he operates with a bottom-five offensive line and bottom-five receiving corps.
Jun 18 - 9:53 AM

CBS Sports' Joel Corry believes Jay Cutler's contract with the Bears will be the starting point for a Cam Newton extension.

Cutler inked a seven-year, $126.7 million pact with Chicago back in January. "I think $18 million (a year) gets you in the game for Cam, with $50 million in guarantees," Corry said. Newton is coming off his best overall season as a quarterback and led the Panthers to a division title. He's yet to miss a start since entering the league. Newton is under team control through 2015, but the two sides would like to get a new deal done before next March.
Jun 6 - 9:22 AM

Cam Newton (ankle surgery) is throwing on the side during this week's OTAs.

Newton is just over two months removed from a procedure designed to strengthen the ligaments around his left ankle. He's expected to participate more during next month's minicamp. Newton's unique running ability is not threatened at all by this surgery. In fact, his burst and "push-off" could emerge stronger.
May 28 - 5:18 PM

Cam Newton (ankle surgery) has shed his walking boot.

Newton underwent surgery to strengthen his left ankle ligaments in late March. He's not expected to resume practicing before camp, but he's progressing right on schedule. Newton's health is not a concern for the 2014 season.
May 13 - 5:26 PM

Coach Ron Rivera said there are no plans for Cam Newton (ankle surgery) to run less this season.

The March surgery on Newton's left ankle was intended to tighten the ligaments, giving him even more strength and burst when pushing off. It's not the kind of injury or the kind of player that needs to be coddled. Newton has averaged 121.3 rushing attempts per season through his three-year career and never missed a game. "We don't want to take away a weapon," Rivera said. Expect Newton to push for 600+ yards and 7+ touchdowns on the ground again this season.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 30 - 8:56 AM

Panthers exercised QB Cam Newton's fifth-year club option for 2015.

It means the No. 1 overall pick of the 2011 draft is slated to earn $14.67 million in 2015, though that will only be the case if the sides can't agree on an extension before then. There's a strong chance a long-term deal is hammered out by next offseason, if not this summer. Carolina's franchise player is currently scheduled a bargain $3.378 million for 2014.
Apr 24 - 5:11 PM

Cam Newton is still wearing a walking boot one month removed from ankle surgery.

The team is still hopeful Newton will return for the start of training camp. He is likely to miss all of the Panthers' offseason program, however, and will have limited time to build chemistry with Carolina's new stable of wide receivers.
Apr 19 - 12:42 PM

Speaking in a Tuesday radio interview, Panthers GM Dave Gettleman confirmed Cam Newton (ankle surgery) is unlikely to practice before training camp.

Gettleman's comments are in line with Newton's four-month timeline, so it's not a surprise. Even with the Panthers remaking their offensive line and receiver corps, they have no incentive to rush their franchise player's recovery. Newton will be ready to rock for Week 1.
Mar 25 - 9:28 PM

Panthers GM Dave Gettleman said he plans to exercise Cam Newton's 2015 fifth-year option.

It's a no-brainer move and buys the Panthers even more time before they are pressed to dish out a long-term deal to their franchise quarterback. Newton will earn just over $3 million in base salary this season. Under the terms of the fifth-year option, Newton will be paid the average of the NFL's ten highest-paid quarterbacks in 2015. That number currently stands near $14 million.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 25 - 1:43 PM

Coach Ron Rivera said Cam Newton's ankle issues date back to college.

This confirms Newton's injury is of the cumulative variety, not an acute tear or sprain. He had surgery last week to tighten the ligaments and alleviate pain. Newton projects to be more explosive with his legs once he's done with a four-month rehab timetable.
Mar 24 - 11:33 AM

Cam Newton's ankle surgery was completed without complications Wednesday.

The procedure was designed to tighten ligaments in Newton's left ankle and give him more range of motion. "Dr. (Robert) Anderson did not find anything unexpected in the procedure and the surgery went well," read a statement from the Panthers medical staff. Newton's timeline has been set at four months, but he could be cleared to throw on a limited basis prior to that.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 20 - 8:23 AM

Cam Newton will undergo ankle surgery on Wednesday and will be sidelined four months.

Newton battled an ankle injury at the end of the regular season and into the playoffs. Team doctor Robert Anderson is a renowned foot and ankle specialist and will perform the operation in Charlotte. Per beat writer Joe Person, the goal of the surgery is to "tighten up the ligaments" in Newton's ankle. Newton should be ready to roll for the start of training camp. With an entirely new receiving corps on tap for Carolina, he can't afford to miss much time.
Mar 18 - 3:41 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Joe Webb
4Matt Blanchard
RB1DeAngelo Williams
2Jonathan Stewart
3Kenjon Barner
4Tyler Gaffney
5Darrin Reaves
GLB1Mike Tolbert
2DeAngelo Williams
3RB1Mike Tolbert
2DeAngelo Williams
FB1Mike Tolbert
2Richie Brockel
3Michael Zordich
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Jason Avant
3Kealoha Pilares
4Toney Clemons
5Marcus Lucas
WR21Jerricho Cotchery
2Tiquan Underwood
3Tavarres King
4Marvin McNutt
5Brenton Bersin
WR31Tiquan Underwood
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Brandon Williams
4Mike McNeill
5D.C. Jefferson
K1Graham Gano