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Panthers QB Cam Newton Throws with No Limits at Camp

After an injury filled 2018 that saw the team suffer in the end, it sounds like Thursday was ‘all systems go’ for Panthers QB Cam Newton as he had no limits on his throws at the team’s camp.

Cam Newton completed two long passes on the first day of training camp, displaying the arm strength that was noticeably absent the second half of last season.

The Panthers quarterback participated in 11-on-11 team drills for the first time since undergoing arthroscopic surgery in January on his right throwing shoulder. After a shaky start, Newton completed a long TD pass to wide receiver Curtis Samuel — one that sailed 40 yards through the air — and another 45-yard strike to tight end Chris Manhertz Thursday night at Wofford College.

“Everything that we saw (leading up to camp) really just pointed to him being ready to go,” Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. “It not only did a lot for us, but I think it did a lot for him just uncorking one like he did and letting it go.”

Newton threw about 40 passes during individual drills and another 40 during team drills and didn’t appear to be on any type of a pitch count.

Quarterbacks coach Scott Turner said he wasn’t surprised to see Newton air it out.

“Oh yeah, there’s no limitations,” Turner said. “He’s out here practicing just like any of our other guys.”

Newton signed autographs for fans afterward, but declined comment.

“The long one to Curtis was great and he had a couple of other nice ones,” tight end Greg Olsen said. “For the first night I think it was what everyone was hoping for.”


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