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Foot Injury Puts Cam Newton on Injured Reserve

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What’s going on with Cam Newton? The latest on his injury and analyzing scenarios for his future

Guys like Teddy Bridgewater, Andy Dalton and Marcus Mariota could make some sense, but Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton would be the ideal fit for this team.

In an official statement, Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said, "We have said all along that it is impossible to put a timetable on this injury". When healthy, he remains one of the best quarterbacks in the league, and he'll have an opportunity next year to prove that is still the case. The Panthers have now placed Newton on IR for that injury, ending his 2019 season.

Newton could possibly return this season - if the Panthers reach the playoffs.

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Newton has been out since re-injuring his foot in a Week 2 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and has not played since.

A nine-game starter for Mike Pettine's defense, Amos has played all but two defensive snaps for the Packers this season - tallying 47 tackles, four pass breakups and one interception.

Neither Hurney nor Rivera were made available to answer questions.

Newton has missed the last six games while trying to rehab from a mid-foot sprain he initially sustained during the preseason. Considering Newton's current health situation and past injuries, it wouldn't be too shocking to see them move on next year.

The franchise quarterback visited with foot specialist Dr. That being said, Newton is a devalued asset who the Panthers may be willing to give up for relatively cheap.

Newton has already missed more games this season than in his previous eight seasons combined. He is scheduled to count $21.1 million against the 2020 salary cap for Carolina.

If Newton were traded or released following the season, Carolina would stand to gain a potential $19 million in cap savings.

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