Cam Newton resumes throwing at practice

Vincent De Villiers
Agosto 14, 2017

It is not yet known whether Newton will play in the next preseason game against the Tennessee Titans on August 19.

"There's no reason to [panic]", Rivera said. They're optimistic. As long as we don't have a setback, which we don't anticipate, we certainly feel good about where we are right now.

He had been throwing during the first five days of training camp but has since been limited to light throwing after being pulled from practice on July 30 due to fatigue.

Granted, red-zone plays don't require deep throws, but it was still a promising sign for the Panthers and their fans.

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"Like I've been telling you guys, it's just a matter of time", head coach Ron Rivera told "We're going to do what the trainers and doctors say we can do with him with all intent and goal for him to get ready for the season". It was the first time Newton had thrown in 11-on-11 situations since July 30.

Carolina is wisely being cautious with Newton, who's coming off surgery in late March to fix a partially torn rotator cuff. While on a "pitch count", he appeared to be throwing without any pain until the fifth practice.

Rivera said how much Newton participates in the joint practices in Nashville depends on how he responds on Tuesday after having Monday off. "I'm very pleased with his progress".

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