Cam Newton Absent From First Practice After Panthers Loss Against The Bucs

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Cam Newton didn’t show up on the field today for the Panther’s first official practice since last week’s loss against the Tampa Bay Bucs.

Head coach Ron Rivera held a press conference after today’s practice to address the absence of his starting QB.

According to Rivera, “He [Cam] told us he had reaggravated [the foot] at some point during the game and that it was sore. So we are just going from there.”

When asked if Newton will return for Sunday’s game, Rivera said, “Well at the end of the day, nobody will know better than him, so my job, really, will be to handle the players that are playing and handle the quarterback situation as it goes.”

If Newton doesn’t end up taking the field, the Panther’s backup QB Kyle Allen would likely get his second career NFL start with rookie Will Grier moving into the backup role.

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