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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:35:00 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) was cleared for practice, according to general manager David Gettleman.
Fantasy Tip: It is good news that Newton will be out there for the start of training camp with all the new faces at wide receiver. Still, with the questions regarding that receiving group, and his own health, Newton should be considered a QB2 for fantasy players.
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 19:37:50 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) was limited in his mobility when he worked out with some of his wide receivers last week.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:39:04 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton held a three-day throwing session with WR Kelvin Benjamin, QBs Joe Webb and Matt Blanchard, one tight end and nine other receivers this week.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:21:32 -0700
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers WR Jerricho Cotchery said he will participate in a throwing session with QB Cam Newton next week to help get on the same page before the start of training camp.
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. Newton remains a fringe QB1 option for fantasy players thanks to his questionable receiving targets.
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.
Wed, 28 May 2014 10:41:38 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) was at practice Wednesday, May 28, but mostly just watched. He was not wearing a boot.
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:38:38 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said there are no plans to limit QB Cam Newton (ankle) from running the ball in 2014. He believes Newton will be stronger than ever once he fully recovers from ankle surgery, likely by the start of training camp.
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 11:15:29 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said it is more important to protect QB Cam Newton than to get another offensive weapon. "I think protecting him (is more important),"Rivera said. "You have so many opportunities to get play makers on the field. Other than the quarterback there are five other guys who can make plays for you. I think right now what we've done is bring in guys who have the ability to make plays for us. I feel very comfortable with that."
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:21:20 -0700
The Carolina Panthers have officially submitted the paperwork to pick up the fifth-year option on QB Cam Newton's contract Thursday, April 24.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:22:10 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) said he is using this time while he rehabs from ankle surgery to focus on the mental aspects of the game. Newton is watching more film and asking more questions about the offense. "The bonding starts now," Newton said. "These days are very important, especially with my limitations as far as trying to graduate school and trying to make the most of my situation. The team is doing great. The turnout has been good. We hope to see 100 percent turnout by the end of OTAs."
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 07:39:07 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) said he won't change his approach to the game after his ankle surgery. He added that he doesn't recall when he injured it, but it wasn't 100 percent for a long time. He also said he consulted former RB Bo Jackson about dealing with injuries and rehab.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:43 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) remains in a walking boot about a month after ankle surgery. The team is hopeful Newton will be ready to go for training camp.
Fantasy Tip: It appears that everything is right on schedule for Newton. While it is good news that the target is training camp, missing the offseason activities with all the changes in Carolina is not good for anyone involved on that offense.
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:43:36 -0700
Bus Cook, agent for Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton, said he was not surprised when the team said they plan to pick up the fifth year option in Newton's contract. The team sides can continue to work on a contract extension.
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:34:41 -0700
Bus Cook, agent for Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle), said Newton is doing well in his rehab from offseason ankle surgery. Newton is expected to miss all of the offseason workouts but should be ready for training camp.
Fantasy Tip: Newton will have the entire offseason to recover from his surgery but will also miss time to work with his new wide receivers, which could hurt his chemistry with them. Newton should be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback entering the 2014 season because of the injury and the wide receivers on the roster.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:58:09 -0700
The Carolina Panthers are expected to use the fifth-year option to lock up QB Cam Newton through the 2015 season. The Panthers are unlikely to get to the fifth year of Newton's contract as they continue to try to sign him to a long-term deal.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:06:11 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) had been bothered by his ankle injury since his playing days in college, according to head coach Ron Rivera. Newton aggravated the injury in a Dec. 22 game against the New Orleans Saints last year.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:10:50 -0700
The Carolina Panthers agreed to terms with WR Jerricho Cotchery (Steelers) Thursday, March 20. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Fantasy Tip: Between Cam Newton spending the offseason rehabbing after ankle surgery and the lack of depth at the position, Cotchery is likely a No.4 or No. 5 wide receiver at best. Look elsewhere if you have better options on draft day.
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:41:47 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) had successful surgery to fix ligament damage in his left ankle Wednesday, March 19, and his full recovery process will take four months. Newton could be allowed to throw on a limited basis before that, however. ESPN's Stephania Bell said Newton's running shouldn't be affected by his surgery.
Fantasy Tip: Newton will miss valuable training time over the summer, especially with whoever his new receivers may be for the upcoming season. The absence of any notable wideouts on roster right now is perplexing. Newton has become a sizeable risk as a QB1, and he's probably safer as a backup the way things are looking.
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:44:31 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) will have ankle surgery Wednesday, March 18. Ligaments in Newton's left ankle had stretched out, and the procedure will tighten them. The recovery time is expected to be up to four months, which would coincide with the start of training camp.
Fantasy Tip: This news is not ideal for Newton, especially with the situation at wide receiver. Newton will need time with whoever the team brings in at that position. Newton may come at a bit of a cheaper price since he will spend the rest of the offseason rehabbing. With the lack of weapons around him, Newton is probably a borderline No. 1 quarterback, at best.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:39:51 -0800
There were no new developments in the contract situation with the Carolina Panthers and DE Greg Hardy. The team has two weeks to decide whether to use the franchise tag, which would buy the team another year to negotiate with Hardy. However, if they do tag him, it would consume nearly all of the team's unused cap space, which is a hefty price considering the team is looking to lock up franchise cornerstones QB Cam Newton and LB Luke Kuechly with huge deals in the next two years.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:05:08 -0800
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton said he would consider holding out this offseason if he does not receive a new contract. Newton said he believes he is a leader on the team and should be with the team.
Sun, 26 Jan 2014 07:26:05 -0800
Carolina Panthers general manager David Gettleman said he will offer QB Cam Newton a fair contract to start contract negotiations. "It's going to be fun," Gettleman said. "It's going to be interesting. There's going to be a lot of work, a lot of research. A lot of thought is going to go into it. Philosophically, I'm going to start with a fair offer. It's going to be fair. And then we'll move from there."
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 13:55:59 -0800
Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman said QB Cam Newton has proven that he is the team's franchise quarterback, but Gettleman wouldn't say if the team will approach a long-term deal with Newton. The team has until May 3 to pick up his fifth-year option, which would be similar to a franchise tag.
Mon, 13 Jan 2014 11:06:35 -0800
The Carolina Panthers likely will try to sign QB Cam Newton to a contract extension this offseason. This offseason will be the first time teams can negotiate an extension with their 2011 first-round draft choices.
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 20:28:00 -0800
Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy, C Ryan Kalil, LB Luke Kuechly, QB Cam Newton and FB Mike Tolbert were announced as Pro Bowl selections Friday, Dec. 27.
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 10:34:12 -0800
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) fully practiced Friday, Dec. 27, and is probable for Week 17.
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 13:43:14 -0800
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 26.
Fantasy Tip: Newton's ankle is fine; He practiced in full Wednesday, as well. Against the Atlanta Falcons, expect him to bounce back in a big way from his Week 16 showing. Consider Newton a strong option as a QB1 to close out the regular season.
Tue, 24 Dec 2013 10:48:04 -0800
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said QB Cam Newton's (ankle) ankle is fine.
Mon, 23 Dec 2013 09:40:14 -0800
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) tweaked his ankle in the second quarter of the team's Week 16 game, but is expected to be fine. Head coach Ron Rivera does not believe Newton will miss a practice.
Fantasy Tip: Newton struggled in soggy conditions against the New Orleans Saints last weekend. He should have a much better statistical day against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 17, including on the ground if his ankle injury is indeed minor.
Sun, 22 Dec 2013 18:57:06 -0800
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) said Sunday, Dec. 22, that he suffered an ankle injury in the Week 16 game against the New Orleans Saints. "Nicked it," Newton said. The quarterback had both of his ankles re-taped during the game.
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 23:49:45 -0800
With 7,673 passing yards in 30 regular-season starts, Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck needs 248 for the most by a quarterback in his first two seasons. Carolina's Cam Newton had 7,920 in 2011-12 and the Colts' Peyton Manning had 7,874 in 1998-99. Also, Luck has 20 wins, tied for fourth-most by a QB in his first two seasons. Seattle's Russell Wilson has 23 with two games to play while Ben Roethlisberger had 22 in 2004-05 and Dan Marino 21 in 1983-84.
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:51:47 -0800
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (toe) suffered a toe injury during the team's Week 15 game, but head coach Ron Rivera said the injury is not a big deal. Newton did not have to undergo X-rays on the toe, and it has not been diagnosed as turf toe.
Fantasy Tip: It appears like Newton will be fine for Week 16, but owners should monitor his practice participation this week in case he has a setback.
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 19:42:47 -0800
Miami Dolphins DE Cameron Wake has been fined $15,750 for an illegal hit on Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton Week 12.
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 20:53:33 -0800
The New England Patriots defense had forced a turnover in 36 straight games entering the Week 11 game against the Carolina Panthers and QB Cam Newton Monday, Nov. 18. However, the Patriots were unable to force any turnovers, ending the NFL's longest active streak.
Sun, 03 Nov 2013 14:28:08 -0800
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton tossed two interceptions in the Week 9 win against the Atlanta Falcons, snapping a three-game streak without any INTs. The good news is that he completed 23 of his 37 pass attempts for 249 yards and a touchdown, and he also ran five times for 22 yards and a score.
Fantasy Tip: Newton has re-emerged as a must-start in all fantasy leagues after a bit of a slow start, as he not only does it with his arm, but is doing it with his legs. And the Panthers have won four straight games, and Newton's confidence continues to build.
Fri, 25 Oct 2013 09:07:44 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton had a passer rating of 111.6 by going 23-for-32 for 221 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 8 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, Oct. 24. Newton also ran for a team-high 50 yards on the ground and scored a touchdown. He has three straight games with a passer rating over 100 with a QBR of 85 or better. Newton was 20-for-24 for 171 yards and two touchdowns on passes 10 yards or fewer.
Tue, 22 Oct 2013 17:59:25 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton has completed 35 of his 43 passes (81.3 percent) in the past two weeks, good for 446 yards and four touchdowns, without an interception. Carolina won both contests. He has completed 65.3 percent of his passes and has thrown twice as many touchdown passes as INTs this season. He credits improved preparation, aided by offensive coordinator Mike Shula, quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey and backup passer Derek Anderson.
Among the positive developments for Newton has been an enhanced ability to go through his progressions and get to his third and fourth reads. It's a work-in-progress, because Newton still holds on to the ball too long at times, according to head coach Ron Rivera, but he's seen progress.
Fantasy Tip: As Rivera notes, Newton played only one season of major college football before he declared for the NFL Draft, so it's unsurprising that the third-year QB has taken a couple of years to mature. There are still questions about his makeup, but this is a positive sign for Newton's owners, particularly those in long-term keeper leagues.
Sun, 20 Oct 2013 11:50:18 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (undisclosed) left the Week 7 game for a play with an undisclosed injury. He has returned to the game.
Sun, 22 Sep 2013 18:06:49 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton tied a career high with three touchdown passes in the Week 3 win against the New York Giants. He completed 15 of his 27 passes for 223 yards, and he also ran seven times for 45 yards and a score.
Fantasy Tip: Newton and the Panthers have a bye in Week 4, so you'll need to make alternate plans.
Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:53:38 -0700
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith thinks QB Cam Newton is pressing in the early season. "What the current issue is, you have a young player pressing," Smith said. "And what do I mean by pressing? You know when a young player, a receiver, if he doesn't get a lot of passes, all of sudden instead of going down he fights for that extra yard, fumble. That's what you're seeing with Cam a little bit, I feel like, in the past game is, well, (imitates stammering) and now you got that pressing." Newton went 21-for-38 for 229 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Week 2 loss to the Buffalo Bills. He overthrew his receivers often, however.
Fantasy Tip: Newton has been wildly inconsistent with his downfield throws, which has left his fantasy owners yearning for more. He can make things happen with his legs, but until he proves he can beat defenses deep consistently, he may be a headache in fantasy circles.
Fri, 13 Sep 2013 10:02:35 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said he's not partial to running a high-octane, up-tempo offense in the NFL. The Panthers and QB Cam Newton ran a league-low 50 total plays in Week 1 against the Seattle Seahawks. "I'm not quite sure what the real, true benefit is other than having a few more plays," Rivera said. "People say, 'Well, you get 75, 80 plays going faster.' You also can go 1-2-3 and out faster and put the other team back on the field faster. So which is it?" Newton also attempted only three passes of more than 10 yards down the field.
Fantasy Tip: Newton is playing in a more conservative, ball-control offense that has limited his fantasy value. However, the Panthers realize this and are planning on opening up their playbook a little more. Newton should have more success in Week 2 against the Buffalo Bills defense.