QCam Newton
QB CAR (11)
9 hours ago

Newton was limited in practice Wednesday by a thumb injury, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Newton has appeared on Panthers injury reports regularly this season as the team manages his right throwing shoulder. However, he's exchanged the expected ailment with another, which head coach Ron Rivera termed as a sore right thumb, per Max Henson of the team's official site. As a means to protect his hand, Newton wore a fingerless glove on his right hand Wednesday, according to Bill Voth of the team's official site. No matter if he maintains capped practices throughout the week, Newton is preparing for a Jets defense that ranks 20th against the pass in 2017.

QCam Newton
QB CAR (11)
1 week ago2 Comments

Newton completed 21 of 35 passes for 254 yards and four touchdowns in Monday night's 45-21 win over the Dolphins. He also rushed five times for 95 yards.

EDGE Analysis

Newton thoroughly enjoyed himself Monday, leading the Panthers to a franchise-record 548 yards of offense while clinching a third straight victory. After throwing his first touchdown just before halftime, Newton's three in the second half included two to new top wideout Devin Funchess. Along with setting a season-high mark in passing scores and topping 250 yards for the first time since Week 5, a 69-yard rush during the third quarter helped Newton surpass 85 yards on the ground in consecutive outings. On the back of his best performance of the season, Newton will now rest up over the bye week and aim to keep Carolina rolling when the team visits the Jets in Week 12.

QCam Newton
QB CAR (11)
2 weeks ago

Newton (shoulder) was a full practice participant Friday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Newton said Wednesday that he still feels occasional pain in his throwing shoulder, but the issue hasn't threatened his game availability in quite some time. He'll be fine for Monday's matchup with a struggling Miami defense.

QCam Newton
QB CAR (11)
2 weeks ago

Newton (shoulder) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wash, rinse, repeat. The Panthers have instituted a cap on Newton's practice reps in order to preserve his right shoulder, which has paid dividends en route to a 6-3 record. As evidence, Newton mentioned Wednesday that he has "pain in my shoulder from time to time," according to David Newton of ESPN.com. Expect Newton to return in full by Saturday as he prepares for Monday's matchup against the Dolphins, who have surrendered at least one touchdown pass in every game this season.

QCam Newton
QB CAR (11)
2 weeks ago

Newton completed 13 of 24 passes for 137 yards and rushed nine times for 86 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 20-17 win over the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Newton struggled once again through the air, as he's now averaged under 6.25 yards per attempt in four straight games and thrown just two touchdowns over that span. In his defense, the subtraction of former top wideout Kelvin Benjamin always figured to complicate things this week, and Newton still compensated by leading the Panthers in rushing. In fact, his 86 yards marked a season high, and the quarterback punctuated that performance with a gutsy nine-yard score just before halftime. On the back of consecutive wins, Newton and company will now turn their attention to next Monday night's visit from the Dolphins.

QCam Newton
QB CAR (11)
3 weeks ago

Newton acknowledged that Tuesday's trade of former top wideout Kelvin Benjamin "changes much" of the Panthers' offense, which Ron Rivera said is trying to stretch the field more in the passing game, NFL.com's Marc Sessler reports.

EDGE Analysis

Newton is known to be great friends with Benjamin, yet the quarterback recognized at his press conference Wednesday that neither he nor the team can dwell in the wideout's departure. Although Benjamin being gone leaves a sizable hole on Carolina's depth chart, it's speed that is being prioritized in replacing him, as rookie Curtis Samuel, Russell Shepard and Kaelin Clay were mentioned by Rivera as players would can help the vertical passing game. Curiously, Rivera spoke this offseason of the team's intention to often utilize quick passes to limit Newton's exposure to opposing pass-rushers, but after struggles finding big running or throwing lanes, management appears to have flipped on that initiative. Although it remains to be seen whether the Panthers have the personnel to threaten defenses over the top, more long-range passes would obviously help Newton's fantasy stock if Carolina's plan works.

QCam Newton
QB CAR (11)
3 weeks ago

Newton (shoulder) was limited at practice Wednesday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's been par for the course for Newton to have at least one capped practice on a weekly basis. With a full showing coming by Friday, he'll get the requisite maintenance on his right shoulder, which has been a hindrance since Week 15 of last season. This week, he's preparing for a matchup with the Falcons, who boast the 14th-ranked pass defense but have conceded two touchdown throws in each of their past three contests.

QCam Newton
QB CAR (11)
3 weeks ago

Newton completed 18 of 32 passes for 154 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Sunday's 17-3 win over the Buccaneers. He also rushed 11 times for 44 yards.

EDGE Analysis

Newton has struggled throwing the ball the past three weeks, a span during which he's averaged merely 5.12 yards per attempt and posted just two passing touchdowns versus six interceptions. Nonetheless, he did enough to help snap Carolina's two-game losing streak, leading the Panthers in rushing along the way. Thanks to a 25-yard toss to Kelvin Benjamin during the fourth quarter, Newton avoided back-to-back games without a touchdown. Although his play hasn't been pretty lately, Newton will aim to build on Sunday's win with an improved performance next Sunday versus the Falcons.

QCam Newton
QB CAR (11)
4 weeks ago

Newton (shoulder) practiced fully Thursday, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

A regular on the injury report this season in order to maintain his right throwing shoulder, Newton hasn't entered game day with a designation since Week 3. After Thursday's uninhibited session, expect the same this time around as he prepares for a Buccaneers defense that has allowed 294.8 yards per game and 11 touchdown passes through six contests this season.

QCam Newton
QB CAR (11)
1 month ago

Newton (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

The maintenance program for Newton's throwing shoulder remains in place, but there's little reason to believe he won't ditch the injury designation in advance of Sunday's divisional matchup at Tampa Bay. More worrisome than his health are issues with turnovers. Through seven games, he's tossed 10 interceptions and lost one fumble, with six of those turnovers occurring the past two weeks. He'll look to end the trend this weekend against a Buccaneers squad sitting at zero in terms of turnover differential.