Panthers QB Cam Newton (hamstring) gets more work

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton increased his workload in practice Monday, which could lead to his first work of the preseason.

Via David Newton of ESPN.com, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said they need to see whether Newton shows up to work in the morning sore before they declare whether he’ll play Thursday night in Jacksonville. He hasn’t played in the preseason after undergoing right shoulder surgery in March.

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Rivera said the big thing is to see if he feels sore or tight. The team is still trying to be smart about it and not put him in a situation where he goes from 0-50, the story said, especially since it's a hamstring injury that can always linger.

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