Newton increased his practice involvement Monday and followed it up with another promising session Tuesday, setting him up to make what likely will be his only appearance of the preseason. The Panthers don't seem concerned about their quarterback's Week 1 status, but the team still hopes to get him at least a series or two in a game setting before the results count.
Newton (shoulder) increased his practice reps Monday and is on track to play in Thursday's preseason game against the Jaguars, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
Newton drew praise from coach Ron Rivera for his performance Monday, with the Panthers head man indicating the quarterback looked "really good." If all goes well, Newton appears poised to make his first appearance in a game since undergoing shoulder surgery in March. While his status for Thursday's contest still needs to be confirmed, Newton's likely participation during the preseason likely cements his availability heading into Week 1.
Newton (shoulder) will increase his throwing this week with hopes of playing in Thursday's preseason game against the Jaguars, Joseph Person of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Newton took part in joint practices with the Titans on Wednesday and Thursday, throwing in 1-on-1 and 7-on-7 drills but missing out on 11-on-11 work. While coach Ron Rivera said he'd be comfortable playing Newton in Week 1 even if the quarterback misses the entire preseason, the Panthers obviously would prefer to at least get a brief glimpse of their signal caller in a game setting before the season starts. The team will see how Newton performs in practice this week before making any decisions regarding his Thursday availability.
Newton (shoulder) will not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Titans, ESPN's David Newton reports.
Newton sat out team drills during the Panthers' joint practices with the Titans this week, so news that he won't play in Saturday's game is more of the same. The quarterback had his surgically repaired shoulder re-examined Friday, which could determine how Carolina manages his workload following Saturday's tilt. That being said, coach Ron Rivera said he'd be comfortable playing Newton in Week 1 even if he doesn't make any preseason appearances.
Head coach Ron Rivera said Thursday that Newton (shoulder) will be evaluated Friday, after which a determination will be made on his availability for Saturday's preseason game at Tennessee, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
Newton has only recently been cleared to throw in team drills but was unable to do so Thursday during a joint practice with the Titans. The Panthers could be playing coy with their upcoming opponent, but more than likely he's sticking to the plan of the team's medical and training staffs. If Newton doesn't suit up this weekend, Derek Anderson will get the start before giving way to Joe Webb and Garrett Gilbert.
|P3||8/24/17||@ JAC||7:30 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ SF||4:25 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|7||10/22/17||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/26/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|