OUTCam Newton
QB CAR (7)
6 days ago

Newton (foot) is expected to resume practicing after the Panthers' Week 7 bye, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although Newton is reaching the final stages in his recovery from a Lisfranc sprain in his left foot, there seems to be a question of whether he'll retain his job as the starting quarterback once healthy. In Newton's place, Kyle Allen has won four consecutive starts while completing 65.6 percent of his passes for 901 yards and seven touchdowns versus no interceptions. Firmly in the NFC playoff picture for the time being, the Panthers may ride the hot hand (Allen) as long as it takes for Newton to get back to 100 percent.

OUTCam Newton
QB CAR (7)
7 days ago

Newton (foot) may not be ready to practice at any point during the Panthers' upcoming bye week, and the team isn't certain if he'll be in line to resume starting duties Oct. 27 versus the 49ers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Though Newton will be inactive for the fourth straight game Sunday against the Buccaneers in London, the signal-caller seemed to take a step forward in his recovery from the Lisfranc injury a few days ago, when he was able to shed the walking boot on his foot. While ditching the boot amounted to a positive sign, the Panthers apparently are reluctant to bring Newton back until he's 100 percent healthy, according to Rapoport. Furthermore, a team source told Rapoport that if Carolina continues its winning ways under replacement quarterback Kyle Allen, Newton won't be guaranteed to take the starting job back once he gains full medical clearance. The hazy timeline for Newton's return in addition to his shaky job security makes him an increasingly difficult hold in fantasy leagues, particularly in formats that start only one quarterback each week.

OUTCam Newton
QB CAR (7)
2 weeks ago

Coach Ron Rivera said that Newton (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers in London, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports. "Medically it doesn't make sense to put him on a plane for eight hours just to stand around," Rivera said of the quarterback.

EDGE Analysis

Newton shed the walking boot on his left foot and was seen working out on the side during the Panthers' practice Tuesday, seemingly leaving the door open a crack for a potential return from a three-game absence this weekend. Rivera quickly dismissed any chance of Newton making a comeback in London, however, paving the way for Kyle Allen to make another start under center. Assuming Newton continues to progress steadily from the mild Lisfranc sprain and gradually increases his activity over the next several practices, he'll have a decent chance at playing Oct. 27 in San Francisco for what will be the Panthers' first game after their Week 7 bye.

OUTCam Newton
QB CAR (7)
2 weeks ago

Newton was spotted without a walking boot on his left foot Tuesday and is expected to work out on the side during the Panthers' practice, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Panthers won't release their first practice report of Week 6 until Wednesday, so the extent of Newton's activity may not fully be known until then. In any case, the fact that Newton has ditched his boot amounts to a meaningful step forward in the recovery process and keeps hope alive for a potential return Sunday against the Buccaneers in London. Given that Carolina will have a bye following the game against Tampa Bay, however, it's quite likely that Newton misses another contest before preparing for a return to action for the Panthers' Week 8 matchup with the 49ers on Oct. 27.

OUTCam Newton
QB CAR (7)
3 weeks ago

Coach Ron Rivera confirmed Monday that Newton (foot) remains without a timeline for a return and will sit out the Week 5 matchup with the Jaguars, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The news doesn't come as a surprise after Newton posted a video Friday indicating that he suffered a mild Lisfranc sprain in his left foot during the third week of the preseason and then aggravated the injury in a Week 2 loss to the Buccaneers. Like Rivera, Newton was unwilling to offer up a specific timeline for a return, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Network relayed that the quarterback has an "outside shot" at being ready to go for the Panthers' Week 6 rematch with the Buccaneers in London. Kyle Allen, who has guided the Panthers to two straight wins in Newton's absence, thus is on track for at least one more start next weekend while the franchise signal-caller continues to recover from the injury.

OUTCam Newton
QB CAR (7)
3 weeks ago

Newton confirmed in a personal vlog he suffered a mild Lisfranc sprain and will be out an unspecified amount of time, ESPN's David Newton reports.

EDGE Analysis

Newton, who initially injured his foot during the preseason, said he aggravated the issue in the Week 2 loss to the Buccaneers, but was noncommittal on a timeframe for return saying, "It could very well be a week. Or two weeks. It could be three weeks, it could be four weeks, it could be six weeks. But I have to understand and know if it takes that time, I trust in this team that they will -- we will -- still be in a great situation by the time I get back." Kyle Allen, who started in place of Newton in Week 3, threw for 261 yards and four touchdowns in his second professional start, and figures to be the starting option for the Panthers until Newton returns.

OUTCam Newton
QB CAR (7)
4 weeks ago

Newton's left foot issue is believed to be a Lisfranc injury rather than a sprain, Joseph Person of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Newton was first diagnosed with the mid-foot sprain in the preseason and suffered an aggravation in the Week 2 loss to Tampa Bay. While the Panthers haven't confirmed that Newton is dealing with a Lisfranc injury -- a condition in which the ligaments in the foot rupture and cause instability -- that diagnosis would put the quarterback at more risk of requiring season-ending surgery. For now, Newton is expected to treat his foot injury through rest and rehab and is viewed as out indefinitely, leaving Kyle Allen in charge of the offense. After Allen turned in an impressive start in the Week 3 win over the Cardinals, coach Ron Rivera already confirmed that the second-year player would start again Sunday in Houston while Newton sits out.

OUTCam Newton
QB CAR (7)
4 weeks ago

Coach Ron Rivera acknowledged Monday that "there's no exact timetable" for Newton's (foot) return to action, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. "What Cam needs right now is time and rest for his foot. We want him at 100 percent when he's ready," Rivera noted. "At this point, we're going to go forward with Kyle (Allen) as our starter."

EDGE Analysis

Newton has already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Texans, and given how quickly that call was made, we'd consider the Panthers' franchise QB week-to-week, and in turn, very iffy for Week 5's game against the Jaguars.

OUTCam Newton
QB CAR (7)
4 weeks ago

Newton (foot) has already been ruled out for this coming Sunday's game against the Texans, Brendan Marks of The Charlotte Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

As a result, Kyle Allen -- who threw for 261 yards and four touchdowns in Week 3's 38-20 win over the Cardinals -- is slated to start at QB for the Panthers for the second straight contest.

OUTCam Newton
QB CAR (7)
4 weeks ago

Kyle Allen's effective performance in Sunday's 38-20 win over Arizona could inspire the Panthers to take a more cautious approach with Newton's return from a mid-foot sprain, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Newton is still considered day-to-day, with a chance to practice as soon as Wednesday. His recovery timeline hasn't changed, but the sense of urgency should decrease after Allen led the team to a comfortable victory. The Panthers aren't likely to rush Newton back before he's 100 percent healthy, having already dealt with the negative consequences of that approach earlier this month. However, a return to practice Wednesday would give Newton a shot at playing in a Week 4 game against Houston.