QCam Newton
QB CAR (11)
2 weeks ago

Newton (shoulder) is not expected to throw during this week's minicamp, NFL Network's Tiffany Blackmon reports.

EDGE Analysis

Newton was originally expected to begin throwing at the Panthers' mandatory minicamp this week, but the team appears to be playing it safe with their quarterback's rehab process. Newton, who underwent surgery in late March to repair a partially torn rotator cuff, will likely stick to individual work on the side during minicamp. He remains on track for a return at the start of training camp in late July, but backup Derek Anderson will work with the first team in practice this week.

QCam Newton
QB CAR (11)
3 weeks ago

Newton (shoulder) is expected to begin throwing again next week, Max Henson of Panthers.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Newton is working his way back after undergoing surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder on March 30th. That procedure coincided with a 12-week timetable to begin throwing on the sidelines, which if Newton is indeed able to do next week, would put him slightly ahead of schedule. After four weeks of that, Newton would then graduate to throwing with his teammates on the field, before eyeing a return for training camp in July. As it stands, it seems that's a realistic expectation for Newton, but his progress will still need to be tracked throughout the summer, with a focus on his first throwing session next week.

QCam Newton
QB CAR (11)
2 months ago

Newton (shoulder) likely won't be allowed to start throwing until late June, but he's still on track to be cleared for the beginning of training camp a month later, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official website reports.

EDGE Analysis

Still only three weeks removed from March 30 surgery to repair a partially-torn rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder, Newton is on a cardio-heavy plan for the start of the Panthers' voluntary offseason program. He'll likely focus on the mental aspect of his game and endurance conditioning for the next couple months, before eventually easing into a more comprehensive routine that includes throwing and a regular weightlifting program. Newton's supporting cast looks similar to last season's, albeit with Charles Johnson and Russell Shepard replacing Ted Ginn (Saints) in the receiving corps, and left tackle Matt Kalil joining his older brother Ryan on the offensive line. The Panthers could still add more help, potentially using an early-round pick (or two) on a running back and/or wide receiver.

QCam Newton
QB CAR (11)
2 months ago

Newton (shoulder) will be restricted from throwing throughout OTAs, ESPN's David Newton reports.

EDGE Analysis

Newton underwent surgery on March 30 to repair a partially-torn rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder. Despite this team-imposed ban on him throwing any footballs for the time being, Newton will still be allowed to participate in the Panthers' strength and conditioning program, which began Monday and lasts approximately two weeks. OTAs then continue on through June 9 with minicamp commencing June 13. If Newton isn't cleared to resume throwing by then, he'll likely be forced to wait until late July for the start of training camp to test out his surgically-repaired shoulder.

QCam Newton
QB CAR (11)
3 months ago

Newton underwent shoulder surgery Thursday, James Palmer of NFL Network reports. "Head team physician Dr. Pat Connor performed surgery this morning at Carolinas Medical Center to repair Cam Newton's partially torn rotator cuff," head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion said. "Dr. Connor was pleased with the results of the surgery and Cam is at home resting. He will begin his rehab program Monday.

EDGE Analysis

After attempting to rehab his right shoulder injury during the first two months of the offseason, Newton hit the benchmark for further strengthening and the introduction of throwing in early March, during which he experienced elevated pain. At that point, the Panthers decided that he should go under the knife, which went down as planned Thursday. Newton is expected to require 12 weeks before he'll be cleared to throw, but he won't do so in a team scenario for 16 weeks. If he hits those benchmarks in stride, he'll have achieved full health approximately one week before the start of training camp, which is currently the desired projection, Marc Sessler of NFL.com reports.

QCam Newton
QB CAR (11)
3 months ago

Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said he has no doubt Newton (shoulder) will be ready for the season opener, NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Panthers entered this offseason with the expectation Newton would avoid surgery on his partially torn right rotator cuff, but he's now scheduled to have an arthroscopic procedure March 30. He's tentatively scheduled to begin an individual throwing program 12 weeks after the surgery, with a return to throwing in a team setting expected at the 16-week mark. The timeline rules him out for the offseason program and leaves his training camp availability in serious question, but it should allow the 27-year-old quarterback to be ready by Week 1.

QCam Newton
QB CAR (11)
3 months ago

Newton is slated to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his throwing shoulder on March 30, Max Hanson of the Panthers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Newton suffered a partial tear of his right rotator cuff in Week 14 of last season, after which his practice participation alternated between limited and full in preparation for the final three games. While he didn't miss an offensive snap down the stretch, he statistically posted the worst campaign of his six-year career, completing a miserable 53 percent of his throws for 3,509 yards with a 19:14 TD:INT ratio, while failing to reach 500 yards on the ground (359 yards, to be exact) for the first time. After the season, the Panthers placed a specific rehab schedule upon him. "We developed a plan for Cam to take a period of rest, a period of rehabilitation and treatment, and then start a gradual throwing program the first part of March," head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion said. "Cam started his program, and the early parts of his rehab had been going well. However, as we worked to advance him into the next stage -- the strengthening stage, the throwing stage -- he started to have an increase in his pain level and started having pain while throwing. As a result, Dr. Pat Connor [head team physician] felt the most prudent procedure would be to arthroscopically repair the shoulder." Newton is expected to require 12 weeks before commencing "an early throwing program" and 16 weeks before throwing in a team setting. With attendance during the offseason program ruled out, he'll aim to be ready by the start of training camp in late July.

QCam Newton
QB CAR (11)
3 months ago

Newton is slated to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left, non-throwing shoulder on March 30, Max Hanson of the Panthers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Newton suffered a partial tear of his left rotator cuff in Week 14 of last season, after which his practice participation alternated between limited and full in preparation for the final three games. While he didn't miss an offensive snap down the stretch, he statistically posted the worst campaign of his six-year career, completing a miserable 53 percent of his throws for 3,509 yards with a 19:14 TD:INT ratio, while failing to reach 500 yards on the ground for the first time (359, to be exact). After the season, the Panthers placed a specific rehab schedule upon him. "We developed a plan for Cam to take a period of rest, a period of rehabilitation and treatment, and then start a gradual throwing program the first part of March," head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion said. "Cam started his program, and the early parts of his rehab had been going well. However, as we worked to advance him into the next stage -- the strengthening stage, the throwing stage -- he started to have an increase in his pain level and started having pain while throwing. As a result, Dr. Pat Connor [head team physician] felt the most prudent procedure would be to arthroscopically repair the shoulder." Newton is expected to require 12 weeks before commencing "an early throwing program" and 16 weeks before throwing in a team setting. With attendance during the offseason program ruled out, he'll aim to be ready be the start of training camp in late July.

QCam Newton
QB CAR (11)
4 months ago

Panthers coach Ron Rivera wants to continue to limit the amount of hits Newton takes through running the ball, NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Newton is coming off a career-low 90 rushing attempts this past season, and after dealing with shoulder issues during the campaign, the Panthers hope to keep his ground pursuits in check going forward. Although Newton's skill set makes him likely to scramble and take advantage of short-yard opportunities, it sounds like his amount of designed runs will continue to be managed by Carolina's coaching staff. While fewer forays out of the backfield could hurt Newton's fantasy value, he'll be most focused this year on improving his career-worst 6.9 yards per attempt from last season.

QCam Newton
QB CAR (11)
6 months ago1 Comment

Newton will not undergo surgery on his shoulder this offseason.

EDGE Analysis

Newton has been bothered by his shoulder for the past handful of weeks, leaving him as a limited participant in practice most days. The reigning MVP will just need to rest the shoulder over the next few months and should be cleared to participate in offseason workouts.