Panthers may shut down QB Cam Newton (shoulder)

Cam Newton doesn't look physically right dealing with a shoulder issue, but the Carolina Panthers appear ready to continue playing their franchise quarterback until the postseason dream is officially squashed.

Speaking Tuesday after losing to the New Orleans Saints 12-9 to fall to 6-8, coach Ron Rivera said he wouldn't make a determination on Newton's status for the final two weeks of the season until after speaking with the medical staff and the quarterback later in the day.

Fantasy Impact: 

Rivera noted the Panthers' tiny window of opportunity to still make the postseason as a reason Newton might continue to play. The Panthers will need to win out vs. the Falcons and Saints and get a lot of help, but as the story said, Newton hasn't really played well for several weeks because of the sore shoulder.

Read more
today

Saints news