Carolina Panthers Wiretap

Cam Newton Expected Back At Practice After Bye

Oct 15, 2019 10:00 AM

Cam Newton is expected to be healthy enough to return to practice after the Carolina Panthers' bye this week, according to a source.

While Newton has been sidelined with a foot injury, undrafted free agent Kyle Allen has gone 4-0 as the team's starter.

Allen has completed 65.6% of his passes for 901 yards with seven touchdowns, no interceptions and a 106.6 quarterback rating.

Newton struggled through the first two weeks of the season before a mild Lisfranc sprain shut him down.

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Cam Newton Hid Extent Of Foot Injury

Sep 28, 2019 10:44 AM

Cam Newton said he was hiding how much his left foot sprain was bothering him before the season. Newton won't return to the field until he is 100 percent healed.

The Panthers have called the injury a midfoot sprain, which technically is a Lisfranc sprain.

"I've decided I will take time away from the game," Newton, 30, said in his first public comments since reinjuring the foot. "This is me being the bigger person and being real with myself and saying, 'Look, what's the ultimate goal you're trying to accomplish? Win the Super Bowl. OK, if you want to win the Super Bowl, this is the step you've got to take.'

"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."

Newton admitted he probably shouldn't have even played in Week 1.

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Panthers Rule Out Cam Newton For Week 4

Sep 23, 2019 11:49 AM

Cam Newton has been ruled out of the Carolina Panthers' Week 4 game against the Houston Texans. Newton is dealing with a foot injury.

The Panthers will start Kyle Allen at quarterback again.

"We want him at 100 percent when he’s ready, so there’s no exact timetable for his return,” Ron Rivera said.

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Cam Newton Ruled Out For Week 3, Kyle Allen To Start For Panthers

Sep 20, 2019 3:11 PM

Cam Newton has been ruled out of the Carolina Panthers' Week 3 game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Kyle Allen will start for the Panthers at quarterback.

Newton aggravated a sprained left foot in his last game.

"He's actually coming along well," Ron Rivera said Friday on a conference call. "The unfortunate part was last week he was playing on a short week and the foot didn't have time to come back, as far as I understand it. It was pretty sore. It was just one of those things where we have to wait it out and see where it is [next week].

"The one thing we don't want to do is have another setback."

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Ron Rivera Leaves Presser Early Amid Questions About Cam Newton

Sep 20, 2019 9:10 AM

Ron Rivera left a press conference early on Thursday when asked questions about Cam Newton.

"Cam was in meetings [Thursday]," Rivera said. "He was inside for treatment. [Kyle Allen's] preparing as if he's going to start and we'll have have more clarity tomorrow as we continue to go forward. Tomorrow we should have a good feel for where he is and we'll go from there."

The Carolina Panthers' coach left moments later.

Newton is battling a foot injury and hasn't played well this season. He didn't practice on Thursday and reports claim he was still wearing a walking boot on Wednesday.

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Cam Newton Uncertain For Week 3 After Reinjuring Sprained Left Foot

Sep 17, 2019 2:14 PM

Cam Newton's status for Week 3 is uncertain after aggravating the sprained left foot injury he suffered in the preseason.

Newton spent Tuesday's practice working inside with the trainer rehabbing the injury while backup Kyle Allen and third-round pick Will Grier took all the snaps.

Newton was not listed on the injury report prior to the Week 3 game, but it was clear early something wasn't right.

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Cam Newton On Loss: All Fingers 'Pointing Back To Me'

Sep 13, 2019 7:45 AM

Cam Newton took the blame for the Carolina Panthers' 20-14 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night.

He also insisted that his surgically repaired shoulder and recently injured foot were not to blame for his poor performance. Newton had 15 off-target throws, the most since Mitchell Trubisky in Week 7 last season, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

"Through my lens, it's hard to look defensive guys in the eyes after a game like this," said Newton, who completed 25 of 51 pass attempts for 333 yards and no touchdowns as the Panthers fell to 0-2 for the first time since 2013. "Offensively, we didn't hold up our end of the bargain.

"All fingers are just pointing back to me specifically on offense."

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Cam Newton Suffers Left Ankle Sprain

Aug 23, 2019 9:16 AM

Cam Newton suffered a left ankle sprain during Thursday night's preseason game between the Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots.

He suffered the injury during a first-quarter sack. Newton walked to the locker room and was seen leaving the stadium in a walking boot.

The Panthers are expecting more details after further tests on Friday, according to a source.

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Panthers Raving About 'Special' Curtis Samuel

Aug 8, 2019 8:27 AM

The Carolina Panthers are expecting a third-year leap from Curtis Samuel.

In 22 games, the wide receiver has 66 catches for 757 yards and seven touchdowns.

"He's had the most growth out of any player I've ever seen in terms of as a player, confidence ... everything. I'm expecting him to have a huge year. He's worked his way to be in that position," fellow wide receiver Torrey Smith said.

in addition Ron Rivera said Samuel is "light years" ahead of his rookie self: "And now he has taken an even bigger leap. It's exciting to watch."

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Ryan Kalil Signs One-Year, $8.4M Deal With Jets

Aug 1, 2019 7:34 PM

Ryan Kalil has come out of retirement to sign a one-year, $8.4 million deal with the New York Jets.

Kalil made $7.5 million last season for the Carolina Panthers.

The Jets reached out to Kalil a few weeks ago to gauge his interest in coming out of retirement. 

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Greg Olsen Unsure About Playing Beyond 2019 Season
Greg Olsen is signed through the 2020 season, but the tight end says he's unsure about playing beyond this year.

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Gerald McCoy Agrees To Sign With Panthers
Gerald McCoy and the Buccaneers parted ways this offseason.

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Cam Newton Has Begun Throwing A Football
The Panthers quarterback had arthroscopic surgery on his throwing shoulder in January.

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2019 NFL Draft First-Round Results
Kyler Murray, Nick Bosa and Quinnen Williams kicked off the first round, but the Raiders started a trend of unpredictability by taking Clelin Ferrell with the fourth overall pick.

RealGM Staff Report

2019 NFL Mock Draft, Final Version
After months of film work and sourcing, Jeff Risdon's final mock draft for the 2019 NFL Draft is here.

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Panthers Create $7.24M In Cap Space By Restructuring Luke Kuechly
The Panthers have created $7.24 million in cap space by converting $9.05 million of Luke Kuechly's base salary into a bonus.

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Chris Hogan Agrees To One-Year Deal With Panthers
Chris Hogan had 35 catches for 532 yards and three touchdowns last season for the Patriots.


Christian McCaffrey Doesn't See Need To Reduce Workload
Christian McCaffrey played 91.3 percent of the Panthers' offensive snaps last season, but he doesn't see a need to reduce his workload going forward.


AAF WR Rashad Ross Signs With Panthers
Rashad Ross led the Alliance of American Football with seven receiving touchdowns for the Arizona Hotshots.


Cam Newton Takes Month-Long Vow Of Chastity
During an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Cam Newton revealed that he's taking a vow of chastity during March.

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Panthers Confident In Cam Newton's Progress, Don't Plan To Pursue QB
The Panthers don't plan to pursue a veteran quarterback in free agency as they feel Cam Newton is making great progress following his second shoulder surgery in three years.

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2019 NFL Draft Mock Draft 2.0: Pre-Combine Edition
The Combine at the end of February into early March will provide even more clarity.

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Ron Rivera: Either We Evolve Or We Go Extinct
Ron Rivera knows he's entering a pivotal season with the Panthers.

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Cam Newton Could Return From Shoulder By Training Camp
Cam Newton missed the final two games after battling shoulder pain and discomfort throughout this past season.

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Cam Newton Undergoes Surgery On Right Shoulder
Carolina still has not disclosed the exact nature of Cam Newton's shoulder injury.

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Panthers Acknowledge Possibility Cam Newton Could Sit In 2019
The Panthers are keeping all options open as Cam Newton deals with a sore right shoulder.

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Thomas Davis Says Panthers Won't Re-Sign Him
Thomas Davis plans to play at least one more season, but it won't be with the Panthers.

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NFL, NFLPA Claim Eric Reid Wasn't Targeted For Drug Tests
Eric Reid implied he was targeted due to his collusion case against the NFL.

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Infographic: Chargers, Colts Finish In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA
The Chargers and Colts rank in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

RealGM Staff Report

NFL, NFLPA Ask For Investigation Into Eric Reid's Testing Claims
Eric Reid has been tested seven times since signing with the Panthers in September.

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