Panthers' optional offseason workouts begin on Monday and QB Cam Newton will be traveling from Auburn for ankle rehab during parts of the next few weeks.
Newton is in a walking boot following ankle surgery so he was never expected to be ready for workouts or OTA in May, for that matter. He'll be doing his own rehab for the time being and will rejoin the team when he is ready.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Joffrey Lauvergne practiced in full Thursday.
Lauvergne has missed the last 12 games due to a back injury but was back practicing in full on Thursday. It's a great sign for the second year pro who played well when he was healthy. He started the three games he played so we will wait and see if that's what Denver has in store for him when he returns to the lineup. Analysis: James Grande
Johnny Manziel was demoted because he lied about were he was.
When video surfaced of Manziel out partying, you just knew that head coach Mike Pettine had enough of this far-too scrutinized situation. Manziel has been a veritable nightmare for the coaches and continues to show a complete lack of maturity. Josh McCown will get the start in Week 12 and, barring injury, is likely the full-time starter moving forward. Analysis: Howard Bender