Cam Newton is still experiencing pain in his right shoulder a year and a half after it was surgically repaired.

It's bothering Newton to the point that it is a factor in games and practice. He could have another procedure after the season.

"But at the end of the day, I just know, I'm healthy enough to play," the Carolina Panthers quarterback said. "I'm not going to let nothing hold me back from being able to help my team. I definitely don't want to be a liability. I just want to make sure that I'm putting myself and this team in the best position to win football games."