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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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 training camp, but he's progressing right on schedule. Newton's health is not a concern for the 2014 season.

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

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

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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.

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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.