Cam Newton
QB CAR (11)
1 week ago

Newton completed 24 of 40 passes for 349 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 31-26 NFC wild-card loss to the Saints. He also rushed eight times for 37 yards.

EDGE Analysis

Newton was outstanding in Carolina's narrow defeat, passing for his second-most yardage in any game this season while committing no turnovers. Along with his two touchdown tosses, which included a 56-yard connection with Christian McCaffrey, Newton had a perfectly thrown pass dropped in the end zone during the first quarter. Following a turbulent recent stretch through the air, Newton was on point Sunday, when he also provided his usual punch on the ground. Although he was knocked out for one play during the fourth quarter after being poked in the eye, Newton was able to return following medical evaluation. Speaking of that, now that his season is over, Newton figures to benefit from the opportunity to finally rest the throwing shoulder he had surgically repaired last offseason. While that procedure ultimately didn't cost him any action this term, it put Newton behind the curb to kick off the campaign, when he finished with 3,302 passing yards, 22 touchdowns and 16 interceptions, and rushed for 754 yards and six more scores.

Cam Newton
QB CAR (11)
2 weeks ago

Newton (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Newton finished Week 17 in Atlanta with his worst QB rating (31.5) of the season, which may have been the impetus for cutting short the maintenance of his right throwing shoulder. As evidence, he typically didn't log a full practice until his final day of prep during the regular season. In line for two such sessions prior to the Panthers' wild-card contest at New Orleans, he may want to avoid any rust in the do-or-die scenario.

Cam Newton
QB CAR (11)
2 weeks ago

Newton (shoulder) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Newton may not return to full participation until Friday as the Panthers continue the trend of limiting their starting quarterback's reps early in the week in order to preserve his surgically-repaired throwing shoulder. Following a brutal three-interception performance against the Falcons in Week 17, Newton will look to bounce back during Sunday's wild-card tilt in New Orleans. On the bright side, he's rushed for more than 50 yards in five consecutive contests.

Cam Newton
QB CAR (11)
2 weeks ago

Newton completed 14 of 34 passes for 180 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions in Sunday's 22-10 loss to the Falcons. He also gained 59 yards on 11 rushes and fumbled twice.

EDGE Analysis

Newton was far from his sharpest in a game in which he could have helped deny the division-rival Falcons a playoff spot. The former MVP fired three second-half interceptions, with the first two particularly poorly thrown balls. Newton had been limited with a shoulder injury early in the practice week, so it's possible that his throwing motion could have been somewhat compromised. Irrespective of whether that was indeed the case, Newton heads into an NFC wild-card showdown against the Saints next Sunday in the midst of a prolonged passing slump. The 28-year-old has thrown for under 200 yards in five of his last six contests, and seven of his last nine overall. He's also completed well under 60.0 percent of his passes in five games during the latter span, but he's been able to keep the Panthers afloat with his strong rushing performances. He'll likely need to step up his production through the air against New Orleans, however, considering Carolina dropped both regular-season games to them this season, with Newton throwing three interceptions in one of those contests.

Cam Newton
QB CAR (11)
3 weeks ago

Newton (shoulder) doesn't have a designation on the final injury report for Sunday's game in Atlanta.

EDGE Analysis

Per usual, Newton was limited Wednesday and Thursday before returning to a full practice Friday. The Panthers are limiting his reps to reduce the stress on his surgically repaired right arm. Newton completed 13 of 24 passes for only 137 yards against the Falcons in Week 9, but he made up for it with nine carries for 86 yards and a touchdown in a 20-17 victory.

Cam Newton
QB CAR (11)
3 weeks ago

Newton (shoulder) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday, Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The maintenance of Newton's right shoulder may extend through Friday, but there's no worry about the signal caller not suiting up for the regular-season finale, a game in which the Panthers can clinch the NFC South and potentially even a first-round bye with a win in Atlanta. Hence the reason Ron Rivera declared Tuesday that Newton and the rest of the starters will likely play all four quarters Sunday, according to David Newton of ESPN.com.

Cam Newton
QB CAR (11)
3 weeks ago

Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said Tuesday that Newton and the rest of the team's starters would likely play the full game in the regular-season finale Dec. 31 against the Falcons, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After tying his season high with four touchdown passes in a Week 15 win over the Packers, Newton took a step back Sunday against the Buccaneers, throwing for only 160 yards, no touchdowns and one interception, though he contributed a score on a rushing attempt. Despite Newton's tepid performance, the Panthers escaped with a 22-19 victory in the contest to secure a playoff berth. Carolina still has plenty of incentive to go all out for a win in Week 17, as a victory and losses by the Saints and Vikings would guarantee the Panthers the NFC South crown and a first-round playoff bye, respectively. With that in mind, Newton's fantasy owners in leagues still active in Week 17 can probably keep the signal caller active without much concern about Rivera potentially turning the offense over to backup Derek Anderson at any point during the contest.

Cam Newton
QB CAR (11)
3 weeks ago1 Comment

Newton completed 16 of 25 passes for 160 yards and an interception in Sunday's 22-19 win over the Buccaneers. He also rushed 14 times for 52 yards and a touchdown.

EDGE Analysis

Newton wasn't very effective through the air, but he once again made a significant impact carrying the ball. If fact, after dropping a shotgun snap, Newton scooped up his own fumble and ran up the middle for a two-yard touchdown with 35 seconds remaining. That score not only clinched Carolina's victory, but also secured a playoff spot for the Panthers. With the division championship still obtainable, Newton should be utilized as usual next Sunday versus the Falcons. In his prior meeting against Atlanta this season, Newton finished with 223 total yards and a touchdown.

Cam Newton
QB CAR (11)
4 weeks ago

Newton (shoulder) was a full practice participant Friday and has been cleared for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

This has been the routine all season, with Newton showing up on the injury report due to the Panthers' desire to limited his practice reps. He's been something less than the best version of himself for a second straight year, but last week's four-touchdown gem against the Packers bodes well for a strong finish to the campaign. Newton will now take aim at a Tampa Bay defense that's allowing 7.9 yards per pass attempt, though he did struggle in the same matchup back in Week 8.

Cam Newton
QB CAR (11)
4 weeks ago

Newton (shoulder) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Newton's two limited showings to open Week 16 preparations shouldn't be of any concern for fantasy owners planning on deploying the quarterback in lineups for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. The Panthers have been managing Newton's practice reps carefully all season to limit the strain on his surgically repaired throwing shoulder, and the move seems to be paying dividends down the stretch. Though he's only completed 55.9 percent of his passes over the Panthers' last six games, Newton has turned the ball over just once while tossing 11 touchdowns and providing 388 yards and two scores on the ground.