Cam Newton 1 | Quarterback

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Sep 14, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Newton (ribs) completed 22-of-34 passes for 281 yards and one touchdown, while also rushing four times for 19 yards in Sunday's win over the Lions. Impact: Newton fared well in his season debut, averaging nearly 13 yards per completion and showing no signs of being limited by his ribs injury. If anything, Newton's surgically-repaired ankle slightly impacted his performance by contributing toward his minimal rushing attempts. Nonetheless, he proved to be a dynamic passer and threaded a dart to wideout Jason Avant to score a third quarter touchdown that gave Carolina a lead they never relinquished. Newton will look to build on a solid opening performance against the Steelers in Week 3 next Sunday night.(RotoWire, )
Sep 14, 2014
News: Newton (ribs) is active for Sunday's game against the Lions. Impact: Newton may have a bit more armor in place to protect his healing ribs, but the dual threat is taking the field, after participating fully in practice all week. In his sole career matchup versus Detroit in 2011, he tossed a career-high four picks, but offset the mishaps with 280 yards passing and three touchdowns, two of them on the ground.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 12, 2014
News: Newton (ribs) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Lions, and coach Ron Rivera said there's "no doubt" Newton will start, Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer reports. Impact: Newton sat out last week's victory over the Buccaneers while completing his recovery from a hairline fracture in his ribs, but he practiced fully all three days this week and is ready to make his season debut in Week 2.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 10, 2014
News: Newton (ribs) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer reports. Impact: According to Steve Reed of the Associated Press, Newton stated in Wednesday's post-practice news conference that he's "absolutely" ready to start Sunday against the Lions, which was backed up by his full workload. Barring a setback, which would only occur via a hit, expect him to be under center in Week 2.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 10, 2014
News: Newton (ribs) said after Wednesday's practice that he'll "absolutely" start Sunday's game against the Lions, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports. Impact: Newton's enthusiasm is an encouraging sign, but his practice participation Wednesday remains unknown. Still, he began drills in full pads, which signified the growing health of his cracked ribs. Expect his availability for Week 2 to be evident by week's end.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 10, 2014
News: Newton (ribs) entered Wednesday's practice in full pads, reports. Impact: Newton was expected to practice, but his presence in full pads points toward the improved health of his healing ribs. The initial injury report of the week should indicate his level of participation, while forecasting the chances he holds of taking the field Sunday against the Lions.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Sep 8, 2014
News: Panthers coach Ron Rivera says Newton will start the team's home opener Sunday against the Detroit Lions. Impact: The two-time Pro Bowl quarterback was held out of Carolina's win on Sunday at Tampa Bay with fractured ribs, but backup Derek Anderson stepped in and threw for 230 yards and two touchdowns in a 20-14 victory.(STATS, 2:58pm)
Mon. Sep 8, 2014
News: Newton (ribs) is expected to practice Wednesday and start in Week 2 against the Lions, Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer reports. Impact: Newton was inactive for the Panthers' season-opening win Sunday, as the team opted to rest their franchise quarterback in order to avoid risking a more serious injury. Nonetheless, he was determined to play, despite being just over two weeks removed from suffering a hairline fracture in his ribs. With another week to receive treatment, Newton is expected to start practicing Wednesday and should be cleared to play Sunday versus Detroit, if all goes well.(RotoWire, )
Sep 7, 2014
News: Newton (ribs) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bucs. Impact: As a result, Derek Anderson will draw the start at quarterback for the Panthers in Week 1, in place of Newton, who is dealing with a rib issue.(RotoWire, )
Sep 7, 2014
News: Panthers head coach Ron Rivera expects Newton (ribs) to return for Week 2 against the Lions, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports. Impact: Newton apparently wasn't happy with the team's decision to hold him out of the opener, though he appeared to be feeling alright once Derek Anderson and company secured the win. Newton may have to battle some soreness, if he does in fact suit up for Week 2, but on a more positive note, rookie WR Kelvin Benjamin turned in a strong NFL debut Sunday. With Benjamin and TE Greg Olsen both looking good, the Carolina receiving corps may not be as barren as previously feared, though they still lack depth.(RotoWire, )
Sun. Sep 7, 2014
News: Newton is inactive for Sunday's season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because of a hairline fracture in his ribs. Impact: The two-time Pro Bowl quarterback was injured during the Panthers' third preseason game and was limited in practice last week. He didn't miss a game in his first three NFL seasons.(STATS, 2:32pm)
Sep 7, 2014
News: The Panthers' tentative plan for Sunday's game against the Bucs is to sit Newton (ribs) out, FOX's Jay Glazer reports on Sunday's pregame television show. Impact: Newton will go out on the field for warmups before the game (which begins at 4:25 ET), but the lean for now is to keep him out to avoid making the injury a 3-to-4 week ailment.(RotoWire, )
Sep 7, 2014
News: Coach Ron Rivera is reportedly considering sitting Newton (ribs) for Sunday's contest against the Bucs, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Impact: While the report suggests that Newton feels good at this stage, Rapoport indicates that Rivera could decide to exercise caution with the QB on Sunday, with the long haul in mind. Meanwhile, per Steve Reed of the Associated Press, the Panthers' PR department suggests that there won't be any announcement on Newton's status until closer to Sunday's 4:25 ET kickoff. If Newton is held out the contest, Derek Anderson would be in line for the start at QB for Carolina.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Sep 6, 2014
News: Though listed as a full practice participant Friday, Newton (ribs) was listed as questionable by the Panthers in advance of Sunday's game against the Bucs, the team's official site reports. Impact: Newton is the only player listed on the Panthers' Week 1 injury report, and while Jason La Canfora of suggested Saturday that Newton seems poised to play against the Bucs on Sunday, coach Ron Rivera has indicated that the QB is viewed as a game-time decision for the contest. In any case, we'll continue to monitor Newton's status in advance of Sunday's 4:25 ET kickoff.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Sep 6, 2014
News: Newton (ribs) took full reps at Saturday's practice without setback, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports. Impact: The Panthers probably will not release an official update on Newton's status until Sunday, but his level of participation in Saturday's session seems to put him on track to be under center for the Panthers in Sunday's Week 1 matchup with the Buccaneers.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 5, 2014
News: Though Newton (ribs) was characterized as a full participant in practice Friday, he is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. Impact: As promising as the full participation would appear, coach Ron Rivera still views Newton as a game-time decision for the contest, while acknowledging that the QB "did take the next step" Friday morning. In the event that Newton is unable to start, or is limited at all this weekend, Derek Anderson is next up for the Panthers' QB snaps. Meanwhile, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer notes that Rivera said that he won't wait until warmups on Sunday to determine Newton's status for the team's 4:25 ET kickoff, though at this stage, it's uncertain exactly when such a call might be made by the team.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 5, 2014
News: Newton (ribs) was seen throwing at Friday's practice, and wasn't limited, according to his teammates, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports. Impact: This report doesn't confirm or deny Newton's status for Sunday's opener, but it does give Panthers fans reason for optimism. He didn't throw during Thursday's portion of practice that was open to the media, so his progress Friday is certainly encouraging. His teammates' assertion is far from official, however, so until the Panthers confirm his status, consider Newton questionable for their matchup against the Buccaneers.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Sep 4, 2014
News: Newton (ribs) could be a game-time call for Sunday's game in Tampa Bay, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports. Impact: Coach Ron Rivera relayed that Newton was a limited practice participant Thursday, but neither coach nor quarterback would confirm whether Newton's workout included throwing. Rivera and Newton were also consistent on another aspect of the situation: that Newton is in line to take the field in Week 1. If he's cleared for action, he should be used in just about all formats, but Derek Anderson is waiting in the wings to take snaps under center, if Newton is deemed inactive.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Sep 4, 2014
News: Newton (ribs) was limited in Thursday's practice, but he was able to throw, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports. "I'm in a position to get my body ready for Sunday," Newton said. "I wasn't full go." Impact: In addition to fitting in some passing, Newton also handed off to running backs during the portion of drills open to the media, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports. While Newton wasn't a full participant Thursday, he stated, "If I can go, I'm going to go, and how I'm feeling now, I'm on pace to go." However, the training staff may hold a different opinion, as cracked ribs are not to be trifled with. As the week draws to a close, his Week 1 status is wholly up in the air.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 3, 2014
News: Newton (ribs) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, the Charlotte Observer reports. Impact: After experiencing renewed discomfort in his cracked ribs, Newton was held out of drills and didn't even attempt a pass during the 30 minutes allotted to the media, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports. Coach Ron Rivera stated afterward that he's unsure whether Newton will be able to take part in Thursday's practice but expressed confidence that the quarterback will start Sunday in Tampa Bay.(RotoWire, )
Cam Newton
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 5"  Wt: 245  Age: 25
Born: 5/11/1989, College Park, Georgia
College: Auburn
NFL Experience: 4th season
Drafted: 2011 - Rd 1
(1st overall by the Panthers)
Salary: $3,378,477
Injury Status
PROBABLE for Week 2 (ribs)