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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:22:13 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton will work with his wide receivers before training camp gets underway to try to get on the same page after missing time due to an ankle issue. "It's been more difficult because Cam's coming off an ankle injury and he had to get surgery, so we couldn't throw with him as much as we would like," Panthers receiver Tiquan Underwood said.
"I know we're all going to get together next week in Charlotte. We're just going to try to speed up the process. We're all going to throw — Derek Anderson, Cam Newton, Joe Webb, Matt Blanchard and all the receivers — just to work on timing and get that down pat before camp."
Fantasy Tip: Newton and his wide receivers are behind after not getting much work in during the offseason program. This is a good start to help get back up to speed before the full squad reports at the end of the month.
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 10:26:08 -0700
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen praised QB Cam Newton. "I don't know if there is another QB in the league that does what he does...he has really grown," Newton said.
Fantasy Tip: The big question with Newton will be his health after undergoing an ankle procedure in the offseason. If he is healthy going into training camp, he should be considered a QB2 going into the season.
Sat, 21 Jun 2014 18:36:23 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton will spend most of his off time during the next four weeks in Charlotte so he can continue the rehab for his surgically repaired ankle.
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:57:56 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) participated in seven-on-seven drills for the first time since his ankle surgery in March. He's about a month ahead of schedule, as he was initially supposed to start drills at training camp in July. Newton said he's excited to return, but admits he's not at 100 percent. Head coach Ron Rivera said Newton made good decisions and the right reads, but didn't get the ball where he needed to, adding that accuracy will come with time as Newton becomes healthier. Additionally, the team plans to limit his runs in training camp.
Fantasy Tip: This is certainly a promising sign for Newton and fantasy players. Still, no matter how well Newton is progressing, he doesn't exactly have a deep supporting cast and should be considered a QB2 going into the season.
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:47:14 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) tested his surgically repaired ankle Tuesday, June 17, and did more than head coach Ron Rivera was expecting. Newton did not participate in any team drills after taking three and five-step drops on passes to wide receivers. "I think I'm on schedule to make a speedy recovery," Newton said after practice. "We are in the last curve and I am just trying to be smart about it, do everything that the trainers ask of me and more and see where that gets me."
Fantasy Tip: Newton appears to be right on track in his recovery from ankle surgery. As long as there are no setbacks, he should be good to go for training camp.
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:49:40 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton said the last thing on his mind is his next contract, following a report of concerns from Newton's camp about how Colin Kaepernick's new deal may affect his. Newton's current contract goes through 2015. Newton added that he's focusing on his ankle and not on things he can't control. Carolina has made known its interest in signing Newton to a long-term deal. Negotiations have not begun, however.
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:00:22 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) did not participate in organized team activities Wednesday, June 11. Head coach Ron Rivera said Newton has participated in six organized team activities this offseason, and the team wants him to stay off his feet.
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:10:31 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton values guaranteed money, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. Rapoport reported Tuesday, June 10, to NFL Total Access that the new contract of San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick "really scares people that know Cam Newton very well." Newton is entering the final year of his rookie contract, and talks between the team and Newton on a new deal have yet to begin.
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:04:40 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach head coach Ron Rivera said he believes QB Cam Newton (ankle) is on or ahead of schedule in his four-month recovery schedule. "We feel pretty comfortable," Rivera said. "We feel he's headed in the right direction."
Wed, 28 May 2014 12:14:53 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) may be ready for the team's June 16-19 minicamp, according to head coach Ron Rivera. Newton has thrown some off to the side during the first two days of organized team activities. He's showing no signs of limping, although he skipped some drills like high steps. Newton added that his foot is getting stronger every day.
Fantasy Tip: This is certainly promising news for Newton, who has been a top-five fantasy quarterback in each of his first three seasons. While it may take some time for him to fully recover and get used to his new receiving corps, he’s still a solid QB1 option in all formats.
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