QB Cam Newton - Carolina Panthers

6-5, 248Born: 5-10-1989College: AuburnDrafted: Round 1, pick 2011

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Newton has shed his walking boot and could return in Week 8

News you need to know

General News (Mon Oct 14): is making good progress in his recovery and is expected to return to practice after the team's Week 7 bye, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Week 7: bye week

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Recent Stats and Projections

3 at ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 at HOU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 vs JAX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 at TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24

Percentile ranks

Cam Newton's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 2 vs TB (25 / 51 / 333 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 0 / 0 rush)

Cam Newton started the game confidently, using play action to create clearer throwing windows to D.J. Moore and Greg Olsen. Newton ran the ball on a fourth down play early in the game, with a pitch option to Moore built in, but he was ruled short of the first down after a measurement. That setback seemed to be a kick in the teeth for the momentum of the offense. Newton picked himself back up, chucking a beautiful deep pass down the left sideline to a waiting Curtis Samuel for 44 yards. Things began to turn soon after, with Newton missing some easy throws, either throwing too high or too short of the target. The offensive line began to surrender pressure, with left tackle Daryl Williams in particular bearing the brunt of the Tampa Bay pass rush. At times Newton didn't even have two seconds to survey the field. Newton's connection with Greg Olsen on intermediate shots gave the offense some much-needed life, but a combination of Newton holding the ball too long and pressure quickly killed the momentum. An interception to a linebacker in underneath coverage was, fortunately for Newton, called back due to a defensive penalty though it appeared pressure forced a quicker release than he would liked on the play. On the very next play, however, Newton had the ball knocked out of his hands after a strange read option keeper, with the Bucs jumping on it. Newton's accuracy deteriorated as the pressure increased; he nearly threw another pick on a hopeful pass down the middle with no receiver in the area. A crucial third down play late in the game saw him throw an easy pass behind Samuel, who was running a shallow cross. With only a five-man rush, Newton appeared to rush the throw and not set his feet properly. The play was emblematic of his evening's work.

2019 Week 1 vs LAR (25 / 38 / 239 / 0 / 1 pass, 3 / -2 / 0 rush)

Cam Newton's first real game action since last season started off encouragingly, with a beautiful completion from the left hash to the right sideline on a comeback route to D.J. Moore. The offense seemed to be energised by that moment, but things bogged down soon after. A play fake was botched as Newton faked to the right when the backs had veered left, then a touch pass to Moore was thrown too far in front for him to haul in. Newton's old demons haunted him again as the game progressed, with passes sailing ahead of receivers and taking potentially explosive plays off the board. He managed to re-establish his rapport with Greg Olsen on some short to intermediate throws, but he let a few get away from him with inaccurate passes. The team's second turnover of the game was partially Newton's fault, a pass into the left flat to Moore being thrown backwards, making it a fumble. Moore was unable to corral it, but it appeared the pass should have been thrown out in front of Moore so that he could run behind the blocks set up for a screen. Newton missed Curtis Samuel and Olsen on critical third down plays; on both occasions the passes were outside of the catchable range. Newton threw a pick late in the game, with LB Cory Littleton reading his eyes and breaking on a pass intended for Olsen. To his credit, Newton made the eventual tackle to prevent a touchdown.


Latest News

Panthers | Cam Newton may practice after bye (Mon Oct 14, 06:45 PM) - Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) is making good progress in his recovery and is expected to return to practice after the team's Week 7 bye, according to a source.

Our View: Whether Newton starts is a different question. The rough 49ers defense is up and the team might to ease Newton back in vs Tennessee in Week 9.
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Panthers | Week 6 Carolina Panthers inactives (Sun Oct 13, 08:16 AM) - The Carolina Panthers have declared LB Christian Miller, OT Greg Little, OG Trai Turner, DE Bryan Cox, QB Cam Newton, CB Donte Jackson and S Natrell Jamerson inactive for Week 6.

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Panthers | Week 6 injury report for Panthers (Fri Oct 11, 03:07 PM) - Carolina Panthers S Natrell Jamerson (foot), OT Greg Little (concussion), LB Christian Miller (ankle), QB Cam Newton (foot) and OG Trai Turner (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 11, and have been ruled out for Week 6. S Eric Reid (ankle), LB Shaq Thompson (ankle), CB Donte Jackson (groin) and OT Dennis Daley (groin) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. TE Chris Manhertz (concussion) fully participated in practice but is listed as questionable. DE Mario Addison (non-injury), DT Gerald McCoy (knee) and LB Brian Burns (wrist) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

Our View: Reid, Thompson, and Jackson are all key performers in the Panthers defense. If the whole trio is out, upgrade Jameis Winston's tough matchup without the right side of his line.
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Panthers | Carolina's Thursday practice report (Thu Oct 10, 03:13 PM) - Carolina Panthers DB Natrell Jamerson (foot), OT Greg Little (concussion), DE/LB Christian Miller (ankle), QB Cam Newton (foot) and OG Trai Turner (ankle) did not participate in practice for a second straight day Thursday, Oct. 10. S Eric Reid (ankle) and LB Shaq Thompson (ankle) were upgraded to limited participation. DE/LB Mario Addison (rest), DE/LB Brian Burns (wrist), CB Donte Jackson (groin), TE Chris Manhertz (concussion), RB Christian McCaffrey (back) and DT Gerald McCoy (knee) each were full participants in practice Thursday.

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Panthers | Wednesday practice report for Panthers (Wed Oct 9, 02:34 PM) - Carolina Panthers DE Mario Addison (non-injury), S Natrell Jamerson (foot), OT Greg Little (concussion), DT Gerald McCoy (knee), LB Christian Miller (ankle), QB Cam Newton (foot), S Eric Reid (ankle), LB Shaq Thompson (ankle) and OG Trai Turner (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9. LB Brian Burns (wrist), CB Donte Jackson (groin) and TE Chris Manhertz (concussion) fully participated in practice.

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