Confined to the role of a very loud cheerleader for the Carolina Panthers’ first two exhibitions, quarterback Cam Newton (center) is on track to make his preseason debut Thursday at Jacksonville.
Confined to the role of a very loud cheerleader for the Carolina Panthers’ first two exhibitions, quarterback Cam Newton (center) is on track to make his preseason debut Thursday at Jacksonville. Mark Zaleski AP
Confined to the role of a very loud cheerleader for the Carolina Panthers’ first two exhibitions, quarterback Cam Newton (center) is on track to make his preseason debut Thursday at Jacksonville. Mark Zaleski AP

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