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Sources: Panthers' Newton won't play vs. Titans

Panthers QB Cam Newton won't play on Saturday against the Titans after his surgically repaired shoulder was re-evaluated Friday, sources told ESPN.

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Predicting fantasy over/unders for Panthers

29 total touchdowns for Cam Newton? 142 carries for Christian McCaffrey? David Newton makes his predictions on Panthers over/unders.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera on what he saw from quarterback Cam Newton during Newton's limited throwing in Thursday's joint practice against the Titans: "Not bad. You could tell he was rusty. A couple late on the decisions he made. When he was throwing the ball, he was throwing the ball well, so we're not concerned about that. Now it's just a matter of him working himself back into shape where he can go out and take normal reps instead of us having to make sure we monitor him.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera wasn't the only one not happy with the performance of the offense against the Titans on Thursday. Here's what what rookie running back Christian McCaffrey told reporters on Nashville: "We have a standard that is higher than that for sure."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera told reporters in Nashville on Thursday that quarterback Cam Newton will be evaluated again on Friday before he makes a decision on whether the 2015 NFL MVP plays in Saturday's preseason game against Tennessee. That Newton didn't throw again in team drills on Thursday in a joint practice with the Titans suggests the Panthers will go with Derek Anderson as the starter.


Cameron Wolfe ESPN 

Cam Newton did a full 7-on-7 drive against Titans D in joint practice. He had a string of completions but the drive stalled in the red zone. The final play was a throw into the end zone that was dropped and/or broken up by Adoree' Jackson. No team reps for Newton today.


Cameron Wolfe ESPN 

OVERHEARD: "You got some ice for that shoulder," Titans fan to Cam Newton after Adoree' Jackson breaks up on a Newton pass during 1-on-1s. A couple of plays later after CAR's O gets a win Newton barks back to the fan: "You got some ice for that mouth." After the drill, he went back to find the fan and chirp a little more: "That's one I heard before. Tell me something I ain't ever hear." Banter is still going in between Cam's individual work with trainers.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton opens 7-on-7 passing drills against the Titans, according to NFL Nation reporter Cameron Wolfe. Panthers coach Ron Rivera didn't rule out Newton for Saturday's preseason game against Tennessee but it would surprise me if the 2015 NFL Player of the Year took a snap.


Wilks on Panthers' defensive expectations

David Newton talks to Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks about the transition to defensive coordinator, veteran leadership and expectations of the Panthers defense.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera on second-round pick Curtis Samuel increasing his workload in individual drills after missing most of training camp at Wofford College with a hamstring injury: "It's good to see him out there moving around. It's really about him working and getting himself back into football shape."

Cameron Wolfe ESPN 

Mike Mularkey said he anticipates DeMarco Murray playing Saturday vs Panthers but he will make a final decision closer to game day. Ron Rivera is undecided on whether Cam Newton will play. He didn't do much at practice today.


Cameron Wolfe ESPN 

Cam Newton has been mostly a cheerleader during Titans-Panthers joint practice. He did some individual drills, but has been spending most of team drills working to the side and cheering his teammates on.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN 

OVERHEARD: "They got too many receivers for this (stuff) bro," gassed Panthers CB Captain Munnerlyn said after Taywan Taylor caught a deep ball on him during 1 on 1s. Shortly before that Harry Douglas caught this short pass on him.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN 

Rainy morning in Nashville, but Titans-Panthers practice scheduled to kick off in a little over an hour. Both coaches want no fights but with joint practices intensity will be high so we'll see.

Rivera taking extra precautions with Cam (1:11)
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3dDavid Newton

Davis, 34, extended by Panthers through 2018

Thomas Davis' new contract will keep him in Carolina through the 2018 season. "This extension solidifies me being here for the rest of my career, and I'm excited about that," the veteran said.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Thomas Davis' one-year extension with the Panthers is for $6,75 million with $2 million guaranteed in 2017, a league source confirmed.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers on Tuesday gave 34-year-old Pro Bowl linebacker Thomas Davis a one-year extension. He is now signed through the 2018 season.

Team Stats

Passing Yards230.3Tied-21st
Rushing Yards113.410th
Points For23.115th
Points Against25.126th

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