Coach: Not a big deal that Cam Newton isn’t throwing yet

Football 05/22/19, 12:35

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he's not concerned that Cam Newton still isn't throwing a football nearly four months after his starting quarterback had surgery on his right shoulder.Rivera says Newton sitting out of passing drills is "a really big not-that-big-of-a-deal."Newton underwent an "arthroscopic procedure" Jan. 24 after struggling to ...

Panthers QBs: Grier starts throwing, Newton still waiting

Football 05/10/19, 18:01

Rookie quarterback Will Grier got in his first work with the Carolina Panthers, while Cam Newton continued to be limited — even on the kickball field.Grier, the team's rookie third-round draft pick, threw for the first time with his new NFL team as the Panthers opened rookie minicamp on a ...

Panthers draft pick Grier says his role is to support Newton

Football 05/01/19, 17:23

As Will Grier launched his tee shot down the first fairway at Quail Hollow Club on Wednesday, one overzealous fan shouted "Move over Cam!"Grier appreciates the support, but he knows that's not happening anytime soon.Cam Newton is in no danger over losing his starting job to the Panthers new ...

Panthers checked off boxes in NFL draft, addressed needs

Football 04/27/19, 17:20

Panthers general manager Marty Hurney methodically addressed the Carolina's most pressing needs, checking off one-by-one during the three-day NFL draft.Carolina selected defensive end Brian Burns from Florida State with the 16th overall pick, giving them a potential long-term replacement for future Hall of Famer Julius Peppers, who retired in February.Then, ...

Panthers could turn to offensive, defensive line in draft

Football 04/18/19, 13:22

After focusing on upgrading the team's overall speed the past few NFL drafts, don't be surprised if the Carolina Panthers look to add bulk up front this year. The Panthers have needs at left tackle and defensive end following the retirement of Julius Peppers and the release of Matt Kalil. Carolina ...

Carolina QB Cam Newton has surgery on throwing shoulder

Sports 01/24/19, 17:47

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has had arthroscopic surgery on his right throwing shoulder.The team announced Newton's rehabilitation process will begin immediately and no timetable listed for when he can begin throwing again.The procedure was successfully performed by Panthers team physician Pat Connor.Carolina still has not disclosed the exact nature of ...

Panthers owner: Team needs contingency plan behind QB Newton

Football 01/15/19, 17:51

Panthers owner David Tepper says it's important for the team to have a solid contingency plan in place at quarterback next season given the uncertainty surrounding franchise QB Cam Newton's bothersome right shoulder.Newton struggled most of the season throwing the ball more than 15 yards downfield because of a lingering ...

Update: Taylor Heinicke gets start with Cam Newton out

Sports 12/23/18, 12:53

The Latest on NFL's Week 16 (All times Eastern).12:30 p.m.Some Carolina players are warming up with white T-shirts with a green bottle of Heineken on the front, only the word "Heinicke" replaces "Heineken" in support of quarterback Taylor Heinicke, who makes his NFL starting debut against the Falcons.Cam Newton had ...

Panthers QB Heinicke out to prove he’s no joke vs. Falcons

Football 12/20/18, 19:37

It wasn't long after Taylor Heinicke was named the Panthers' starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Falcons that the jokes began rolling in.Panthers center Ryan Kalil laughed that he might have to bring down his shotgun snaps so they don't go flying over the 6-foot QB's head. Running back ...

Panthers sitting QB Newton; Heinicke to start vs. Falcons

Football 12/19/18, 15:21

The Panthers are shutting down quarterback Cam Newton for at least one game and possibly the remainder of the season due to a lingering right shoulder problem.Coach Ron Rivera said Taylor Heinicke will make his first career start when Carolina hosts the Falcons on Sunday. Newton will be inactive.Rivera said ...

Panthers must decide whether it’s time to sit ailing Newton

Football 12/18/18, 01:28

It's come to the point in the season where the Carolina Panthers must make the difficult decision of whether or not to sit Cam Newton.With the postseason a longshot at best following a six-game losing streak and the former league MVP seemingly unable to throw the ball more than 20 ...

Saints’ D puts clamps on Newton in 12-9 win over Panthers

Football 12/17/18, 23:28

Alvin Kamara had 103 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown, the Saints' defense put the clamps on Cam Newton and New Orleans defeated the Carolina Panthers 12-9 on Monday night to take a big step toward locking up home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs.Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton, center right, celebrates ...

Saints’ sweep of Panthers never far from QB Newton’s mind

Football 12/13/18, 18:06

Cam Newton keeps a black and yellow broom he was "gifted" by the Saints hanging in his locker, some omnipresent motivation after what happened a year ago when the Panthers met up with their NFC South rivals.New Orleans swept Carolina, winning both regular-season games in 2017 before eliminating the Panthers ...

Newton says he’ll be ready to play vs Browns; coach unsure

Football 12/05/18, 15:42

Cam Newton insists he'll be ready to play against the Browns despite lingering pain in his throwing shoulder.Panthers coach Ron Rivera wasn't quite as certain Wednesday saying, "We'll see. We're not even to Friday."More than 20 months after having surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff in his right ...

Panthers’ playoff hopes take hit with 3-game skid

Football 11/25/18, 19:43

Cam Newton sat at his locker for several minutes after Sunday's game, his elbows resting on his knees and his hands cupped firmly around the back of his head while staring motionless at the floor.The 2015 MVP couldn't believe how the Panthers had managed to lose their third straight game, ...

Newton, McCaffrey lead Panthers past Bucs 42-28

Football 11/04/18, 17:35

Cam Newton completed 19 of 25 passes for 247 yards and two touchdowns, Christian McCaffrey racked up 157 yards from scrimmage and scored twice and the Carolina Panthers built an early lead and held on to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 42-28 for their 10th straight home win Sunday.Carolina Panthers' ...

Newton, Panthers’ offense hitting stride under Turner

Football 10/29/18, 16:02

Concerns over how Cam Newton might adjust to Norv Turner's offense have ceased. The worries been replaced by talk of Newton being an MVP candidate again. Newton is thriving in his first season under the 66-year-old offensive coordinator. The Panthers are 5-2 and picking up a head of steam on offense entering ...

Newton scores 3 TDs, Panthers defeat Ravens 36-21

Football 10/28/18, 16:26

Cam Newton torched the league's No. 1-ranked defense, completing 21 of 29 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns and running for 52 yards and another score as the Carolina Panthers defeated the Baltimore Ravens 36-21 on Sunday.Christian McCaffrey had two touchdowns and electrifying rookie wide receiver D.J. Moore turned ...

Ravens’ No. 1 defense looks to stop ‘fast dinosaur’ Newton

Football 10/25/18, 21:03

Baltimore Ravens safety Eric Weddle likened Panthers quarterback Cam Newton to a "fast dinosaur" this week."Muscular and big," Weddle said. "He's a very unique quarterback in the league, the only one really like him."The Ravens' defense ranks first in the league overall, but they've not faced a dual-threat quarterback such ...

Newton, Panthers winning without throwing the deep ball

Football 10/24/18, 18:03

Cam Newton and the Panthers are proving they can win without throwing the ball deep down the field.The 2015 league MVP has attempted 16 passes — and completed just three — that have travelled longer than 20 yards in the air this season, according the NFL's Next Gen stats. That's ...

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