Panthers quarterback Cam Newton: 'No doubt' I'll play in season opener
Newton will not play in the Panthers' preseason finale against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but Carolina head coach Ron Rivera told reporters Newton will travel to Pittsburgh to stay "engaged" with the team. The quarterback will also continue to work with head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion.
"There's no doubt in my mind," Newton said. "I'm just going to worry about things that I can control. I'm going to continue to come in and get as much treatment as possible so my body will be 100 percent."
Derek Anderson is listed as Newton's backup on the Panthers' latest depth chart. Joe Webb is ranked behind both. Quarterback Matt Blanchard was placed on injured reserve Tuesday after sustaining a concussion later in Friday night's game.
Last season Newton completed 62 percent of his passes for 3,379 yards and 24 touchdowns.
- Sarah Barshop