When we do, all eyes will be on the Panthers’ side to see if it includes one name: QB Cam Newton.
Newton injured his foot against the New England Patriots last Thursday in the Panthers’ third preseason game and was wearing a walking boot after. Yesterday though, Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivera disclosed that Newton is out of the boot and that there was “no doubt in my mind” that Newton would “be ready” for the season opener:
Rivera smiles about Cam Newton not being in a boot today - “it means he’s progressing.”— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) August 25, 2019
Ron Rivera said there is “no doubt in my mind” that Cam Newton will be ready for the season opener against the Rams. Newton had a good workout and threw well today, Rivera said.— Steve Reed (@SteveReedAP) August 27, 2019
Newton is all but certain not to play on Thursday when the Panthers close out their preseason against the Pittsburgh Steelers. So we won’t get anything concrete on his foot’s readiness until that injury report.
Until then, we’ll have to rely on Rivera’s lack of doubt that Cammy Cam will be good to go in a week and a half.