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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

No setbacks for Panthers quarterback Cam Newton after two days of throwing, according to the team. The 2015 NFL MVP will make his preseason debut on Thursday night against Jacksonville. Wide receiver Curtis Samuel, a second-round pick out of Ohio State, also is expected to suit up for the first time this preseason.

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2017 NFL QB Tier Rankings

A panel of 50 NFL coaches and executives ranked 36 QBs into five tiers. Only two passers were unanimous Tier 1 selections.

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Stephen A. giving Newton 'a mulligan' for last season (1:42)
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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera might have missed the solar eclipse on Monday had he not been reminded. Then he took grief for watching it while he played Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart" on his phone.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera agreed that quarterback Cam Newton started to get his timing back today and looks forward to seeing that in a game on Thursday.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says Cam Newton remains on track to play Thursday at Jacksonville. Liked what he saw out of Newton today.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Third-string quarterback Joe Webb taking more snaps in team drills as a receiver than he has, another sign the Panthers are feeling good about Cam Newton's status.

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2dDavid Fleming

The Panthers need Cam Newton to change. Can he?

Coach Ron Rivera has a plan to save his job, transform Carolina's roster and protect his quarterback's body, brain and legacy. There's just one tiny flaw.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton shows great touch on an intermediate sideline throw to Devin Funchess. Looks like the rest to get him to this point was worth it.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton's timing is better early in team drills. The Panthers quarterback told coach Ron Rivera on Monday he felt his timing and decision making were slightly off. No sign of that today. Still on track to play Thursday at Jacksonville.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Pantbers safety Mike Adams has switched from No. 27 to 29, which became available when Dean Marlowe was waived injured. Practice is underway.

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Will Newton regain MVP form in 2017? (1:06)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers center Ryan Kalil, aka the commissioner of the team's preseason P-I-G miniature basketball tournament, explains why quarterback Cam Newton isn't participating this year.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera liked what he saw out of second-round draft pick Curtis Samuel, coming off a hamstring injury that sidelined him for most of camp. But Rivera wouldn't commit to the former Ohio State wide receiver playing in Thursday's preseason game. "We want to be smart with him,'' Rivera said on Monday. "We don't want to put him in a situation where he goes from zero to 50 right away. We'll take a good look. If he has a good day tomorrow we'll consider it.''

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said quarterback Cam Newton looked "really good" in practice today as the 2015 NFL MVP had his reps increased. Newton remains on target to play in Thursday's preseason game at Jacksonville if there are no setbacks.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton does a nice job on a check-down throw to his new best friend Christian McCaffrey. He comes back with a bomb that is overthrown, but a good sign he is throwing deep.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton starts off team drill with a completion to Greg Olsen. He is picked by middle linebacker Thomas Davis on the next play. Davis will left him hear about that but it's a good sign Newton is throwing in team drills this late in practice.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Second-round pick Curtis Samuel (hamstring) has upped his workload and appears to be on target for his preseason debut on Thursday in Jacksonville.

Stats & Info

Boldin joins elite peers in retirement

There are 14 receivers with 1,000 career receptions, and three have announced their retirements since the start of 2017. Reggie Wayne walked away prior to the 2016 season.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton starts off team drills from the 15 with a strike to tight end Greg Olsen for a touchdown. Nice touch.

Team Stats

Passing Yards230.3Tied-21st
Rushing Yards113.410th
Points For23.115th
Points Against25.126th

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