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Cam Newton (ankle) remains in a boot and that the team remains hopeful Newton will be back to 100 percent in time for training camp.
Newton will probably miss OTAs which start up in May, but he should be ready to go in July when camp opens for the Panthers. Things may go slowly for him while he works his ankle back into game-shape but there's no reason to think that he will be anything but the usual Cam Newton once the season begins.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jose Abreu was 0-for-4 on Saturday ending his seventeen game hitting streak.
During his seventeen hitting streak, Jose Abreu hit .318 and was only four short of his career high set last year in his rookie campaign. But he is now hitting .283 on the season and has fallen short on the power numbers so far this year. Abreu is hitting more ground balls (49.1%) this year yet his home run to fly ball ratio has fallen nine percentage points from 26.9 in 2014 to 17.1 this season. Since the whole offense has struggled, it is exacerbated when their best hitter is not hitting on all cylinders either. Abreu is solid, but maybe not worthy of the first round status he achieved after one season in the majors. Analysis: Greg Jewett