• Cam Newton leaves Patriots game with foot injury


    BOSTON - Cam Newton’s preseason debut ended with him walking to the locker room Thursday night late in the first quarter, the Carolina Panthers reported.

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    The quarterback suffered a foot injury when he was sacked on third down to end Newton's third series against the New England Patriots.

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    He was seen limping off the field after the Panthers said he was briefly examined on the sideline.

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    Thursday marked the first time Newton has tested his throwing arm in live-action since he hurt his shoulder last season.

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    Head coach Ron Rivera hoped to have his starting quarterback play three or four series but, said before the game, it’ll depend on the flow.

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