Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is probable for Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns, head coach Ron Rivera said on Friday.
Newton sat out last week’s game after he had minor injuries due to a car crash, but is doing his best to be ready come game time.
“Everything is pointing in the right direction,” Rivera said. “He did a lot of turning and twisting today. We put a lot of pressure on him, did some things on purpose so we could see, and he seems to be right on track.”
“He did really well today in terms of the amount of stress we put on him,” Rivera continued. “He’s done a nice job and has a good handle on what we want to do. I like the way he practiced. Everything is positive.”
The Panthers want Newton to be close to 100 percent before they choose him over Derek Anderson, who led them to a 19-17 win over the Buccaneers.
“They both bring a lot to the table,” Rivera said of his two quarterbacks, “but Cam brings that extra dimension with his ability to run. That was big for us against New Orleans. He had a really good rhythm, and we’re hoping he can recapture some of that.”
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