Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) playfully runs across the practice field to start stretching exercises on Wednesday. Newton did not participate in Wednesday's practice after experiencing soreness in his cracked ribs. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he’s not sure whether Newton will practice Thursday, but Rivera remains confident Newton will start Sunday's season opener at Tampa Bay.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) playfully runs across the practice field to start stretching exercises on Wednesday. Newton did not participate in Wednesday's practice after experiencing soreness in his cracked ribs. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he’s not sure whether Newton will practice Thursday, but Rivera remains confident Newton will start Sunday's season opener at Tampa Bay. jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) playfully runs across the practice field to start stretching exercises on Wednesday. Newton did not participate in Wednesday's practice after experiencing soreness in his cracked ribs. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he’s not sure whether Newton will practice Thursday, but Rivera remains confident Newton will start Sunday's season opener at Tampa Bay. jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton misses practice, but Rivera still optimistic

September 03, 2014 6:00 PM

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