Carolina quarterback Cam Newton returned to the practice field on Monday and looked primed and ready for the Panthers opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
It was the first time since Newton suffered fractured ribs on Aug. 22 against New England that he had been a full participant in practice. He “showed no limitation” during throwing drills, according to ESPN. Newton showed a full range of motion during drills.
In fact, Newton ran, which he was unable to do last week, between drills. He has started every game since being the first pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.
Newton’s backup, Derek Anderson who injured his right hand in the Panthers’ final preseason game, also practiced and appeared to be pain-free.