Carolina Panthers News & Updates: 9/18/19 | Beaufort County Now

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Carolina Panthers News & Updates: 9/18/19

Ron Rivera Discusses the Cam Newton Situation | Max Henson/

    After completing Tuesday's practice without quarterback Cam Newton on the field, head coach Ron Rivera met with the media and shed some more light on the situation.

    Rivera said Newton, who suffered a left midfoot sprain in the third preseason game at New England, reported foot soreness after the loss to Tampa Bay on Thursday Night Football.

    Per Rivera, Newton underwent treatment over the weekend, and the coach and quarterback met again Tuesday morning to reassess.

If Cam Newton Sits, Panthers Are Ready to Let Season Ride (Or Die) With Kyle Allen | Brendan Marks/Charlotte Observer

    If Cam Newton is sidelined beginning this weekend against Arizona, there's no veteran passer on his way to Charlotte to try and salvage this season; coach Ron Rivera said as much Tuesday.

Panthers QB Cam Newton Aggravated Foot Injury; Status Uncertain for Week 3 | Mike Chiari/Bleacher Report

    The Carolina Panthers announced that quarterback Cam Newton did not partake in practice Tuesday.

    According to Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic, Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said Newton aggravated a left foot injury he suffered during the preseason and added, "We will see how it goes."

Panthers OLB Brian Burns graded 6th-best first-round pick by PFF for Weeks 1-2 | Tim Weaver/Panthers Wire

    The Carolina Panthers are not having a good time this season thus far. The team heads into Week 3 win-less and in last place in the division despite two home games. Worse, quarterback Cam Newton has not played well and re-injured his foot, raising questions about his availability for this week's game.

    If you're looking for a silver lining, remember the promise of rookie outside linebacker Brian Burns. According to Pro Football Focus, he's graded out at 69.1 over the first two weeks of 2019.

Carolina Panthers Week 2 Grades vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Brandon Scott/Cat Crave

    After the Carolina Panthers (0-2) fell to the defending NFC champion Los Angeles Rams, optimism remained. Both forced and unforced errors led to a slow start but by the second half, Carolina appeared poised for contention. Battling back, the Panthers competed but ultimately fell short.


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