UPDATES & NEWS
Coach Ron Rivera said he's "pretty confident" Cam Newton (rib) will play Week 1 vs. Tampa Bay.
It looks like "pretty confident" is all you're going to get right now. Newton will wear a flak jacket and continue to work through this cracked rib he's got. It shouldn't downgrade him to much from where you have him ranked right now, but with the injury, the offensive line troubles and the lack of a proven wide receiver corps, is he really someone you want to be targeting in your draft?ANALYST: Howard Bender
Update: Corey Dickerson was removed from Saturday's game with a left quad injury.
While the news regarding Dickerson's plantar fasciitis was positive, he was removed after he fouled a ball off his back leg and is now day-to-day with what the team is calling a quad injury. When his leg appeared to be swollen, manager Walt Weiss opted to play it safe and remove Dickerson who had gone 0-for-3 in Saturday's game against the Giants. Consider him day-to-day for right now and figure he'll be a game-time decision for Sunday. Analysis: Howard Bender