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August 05, 2014

Rivera: No plan yet for Newton's play, if any, against Bills

Cam Newton’s participation in Friday night’s exhibition against the Bills is still undetermined, and Carolina’s starting quarterback may not play at all.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he, the doctors, the training staff and Newton have not sat down to make a plan for Newton’s playing time on Friday night. That decision won’t come until after Thursday morning’s practice.

On Tuesday after afternoon practice, Rivera was noncommittal on if he expected Newton to play.

“I’m not going to say yes and all of a sudden he’s not going to. And I’m not going to say no and all of a sudden he’s going to,” Rivera said. “I’ve been told, in talking with the trainers, that we can’t make a decision right now.”

Newton had his left ankle surgically repaired in March. He still experiences pain in the ankle, and the Panthers have not called any designed runs for Newton all of camp.

Newton has typically played no more than two series in the first exhibition, and if he plays against Buffalo, Newton will do no more than that.

“And I imagine it’d involve a lot of handing the ball off,” Rivera said.

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on August 5, 2014 at 05:50 PM | Permalink


These guys are so cryptic, :) After 4 months they can't decide today whether he'll play but they can somehow decide 2 days from now. Got to love all the NFL smokescreens.

Posted by: Kenny | Aug 5, 2014 6:52:29 PM

Release the Kraken!!!

Posted by: The Kraken | Aug 6, 2014 8:54:16 AM

Enough of the Release the Kraken!!!BS, He will be released after the season over being a woman beater!

Posted by: QB | Aug 6, 2014 10:32:01 AM

So Cam is not healthy yet and needs to get some rust off VS a real defense so what is Rivera doing waiting until the season starts before he makes a throw or run off that ankle?..This don't sound like a good start for the season.

Posted by: Panthers1995 | Aug 6, 2014 10:35:36 AM

Release the Wifebeater and QB also!!!

Posted by: The Kraken | Aug 6, 2014 11:05:18 AM

the guy is playing the first quarter.

preseason is so much more exciting with joe webb in for jimmy clausen.

Posted by: charlottean | Aug 6, 2014 4:06:54 PM

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Posted by: tony clifton | Aug 6, 2014 4:28:51 PM

Tony Clifton, I think I am going to have to put you on the payroll. You will be a good spokesman for Cammy Cam juice. Keep pounding and keep smiling!

Posted by: Cameron Newton | Aug 7, 2014 11:34:22 AM

Can do my friend!

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Posted by: Cameron Newton | Aug 8, 2014 1:48:36 PM

Mr Newton, how can I get on the payroll? Can you tell Mr Rivera that I played qb in middle school and if he needs someone for preseason games, he can give me a call.

Posted by: John Downing | Aug 8, 2014 2:47:06 PM

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