Cam Newton making more progress in return from offseason shoulder surgery

Former Auburn QB Cam Newton hasn’t had the best offseason as he attempts to come back from shoulder surgery.

The Carolina Panthers star has been limited with what he can do in the passing game, so we haven’t seen him unleash his cannon of an arm at all this summer.

However, as he continues to ease back into a full throwing program, he’s beginning to throw more. During a training camp session on Sunday, Newton was able to throw four straight passes during a red-zone drill.

Granted, red-zone plays don’t require deep throws, but it was still a promising sign for the Panthers and their fans.

According to, coach Ron Rivera is encouraged by what he saw from Newton during the red-zone session:

“Today was a good step. It was very positive,” Rivera said. “A lot of good things happened. I’m really pleased with his progress.”

With Newton battling injuries all last season, the Panthers struggled their way to a 6-10 record. If they’re going to rebound and make another deep postseason run like they did in 2015, they’ll need Newton to be at full strength for Week 1.

Source: Saturday Down South

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