"He's bouncing around," Rivera said per the team website. "I'll be glad to see him out there tomorrow."
Despite working out with his receiving corps during his time off before training camp,
Per the paper, the Panthers will try to balance Newton's reps in practice with keeping his ankle in as good of shape as possible. The team intends to use training camp as the time for him to get on the same page as his receivers, and for Newton to be ready to roll for Week 1 at Tampa Bay.
The group includes Newton, two other quarterbacks, nine receivers and one tight end. Of the 13 players there, no one other than Newton threw or caught a pass for the Panthers in the 2013 regular season, which means Greg Olsen is not in attendance.
Newton, close to but still not 100 percent on his surgically repaired ankle, has missed nearly all of the offseason workouts while rehabbing and has not been able to throw as much as he would like with his brand-new receiving corps, which includes rookie
"We're trying to fill in the question marks, and it starts with these days," Newton said. "No distractions."
"It's been more difficult because Cam's coming off an ankle injury and he had to get surgery, so we couldn't throw with him as much as we would like," Underwood said. " ... We're just going to try to speed up the process. We're all going to throw -- Derek Anderson, Cam Newton, Joe Webb, Matt Blanchard and all the receivers -- just to work on timing and get that down pat before camp."
Newton has barely practiced with his receivers this offseason as he's recovered from ankle surgery. Nearly all of his receivers are new to the Panthers --
Any chemistry Newton can develop with his receivers before camp starts would be considered a huge plus for the Panthers offense.
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