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2019 Schedule
5-8, 3rd in NFC South
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18hDavid Newton

Panthers' Newton recovering after foot surgery

Cam Newton is rehabbing in Atlanta after undergoing successful surgery to repair a Lisfranc injury on his left foot, Panthers interim coach Perry Fewell said Wednesday.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback is resting in Atlanta after what interim coach Perry Fewell called ‘'successful'' surgery Monday to repair a Lisfranc injury on his left foot. No timetable for how long the rehab will take.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers' injury report: Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen makes progress in the protocol with limited practice. Coach Perry Fewell couldn't say whether Olsen will play on Sunday but said it was fun having him back at practice.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Christian McCaffrey needs 274 yards receiving over the final three games to become the third player in NFL history to have 1,000 yards rushing and receiving in the same season. Quarterback Kyle Allen would like to help the Panthers running back make that happen.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver Chris Hogan (bone bruise) says he is going to do everything he can to be ready to play on Sunday, but added ultimately it is up to management whether to take him off IR. But he said his first full practice in months went well. ‘'For me, at the end of the day, any chance you get to play football it's a blessing.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver Chris Hogan dressed and could be set to return. Was designated for return when placed on IR. Tight end Greg Olsen (concussion) is running around at practice. Could be close to a return after missing a game. LT Greg Little still out. Carolina signed LB Ramik Wilson to the active roster. WR Bobo Wilson added to practice squad.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Not a surprise based on interim coach Perry Fewell's response on Monday, but the Panthers on Tuesday release kick returner Greg Dortch for the second time this season. The move came two days after Dortch fumbled a return in a loss to Atlanta.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton underwent surgery on Monday to repair the Lisfranc injury that ended his season in Week 2. The hope is he will be healed by the spring. This was first reported by The Athletic.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers (5-8) are on a five-game losing streak with Seattle coming to town. Says defensive lineman Gerald McCoy: ‘'How do you right your wrong? You beat Seattle.'' He is not giving up on the season. He is headed home to watch tape on the Seahawks. ‘'No fan is more disappointing than the people playing the game.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers interim coach Perry Fewell, responding to cornerback Donte Jackson's claim that the two touchdown passes Atlanta had in his coverage area was "two horrible calls, two calls that we didn't call in those situations at all this week in practice,'' said:he has spoken to Jackson and that will be handled internally.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Interim Panthers coach Perry Fewell says the quarterback situation will be evaluated week to week but he still believes Kyle Allen gives the team the best chance to win. Allen will start this week.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly said he went to the sideline to be checked by trainers after being kicked in the knee. But what hurts worse is Carolina (5-8) being kicked by the Falcons for the second time in a month. Sunday's 40-20 loss was the team's fifth straight.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Perry Fewell, interim coach of the Panthers: ‘'We're all fighting for our jobs.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Interim coach Perry Fewell said the plan remains to stick with Kyle Allen at quarterback and not turn to third-round pick Will Grier. ‘'We feel he gives us our best chance to win,'' Fewell said of Allen, who has three turnovers.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Sloppy football such as the Panthers displayed in Sunday's 40-20 loss at Atlanta won't help interim coach Perry Fewell become a serious contender to replace Ron Rivera. Carolina had four turnovers and allowed 159 yards rushing in suffering its fifth straight loss after a 5-3 start.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Allen now has two picks and a lost fumble for the Panthers. Atlanta now has a 33-10 lead. The Falcons have outscored Carolina 62-13 in just over seven quarters this season. Allen has six interceptions during that span.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

There are times when Panthers CB Donte Jackson looks great. Then there are times like the 93-yard touchdown catch he gave up to Olamide Zaccheaus where he looks bad. He's looked bad on two touchdown passes today.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Perry Fewell's first half as the Panthers' interim coach filled with some of the same obstacles Ron Rivera had -- gap control on run defense, miscommunications in the secondary. But the effort was solid and Carolina trails Atlanta only 13-10 in the first game since owner David Tepper made a coaching change.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers have struggled getting into the end zone from the opponent's 1 this season, but quarterback Kyle Allen made a nice fake to Christian McCaffrey and found tight end Ian Thomas on the left side for the touchdown on this one. Thomas, replacing Greg Olsen (concussion), has looked good other than his bobble that turned into an interception for Allen. He has three catches for 30 yards.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver DJ Moore has surpassed 1,000 yards receiving. He is the first Carolina receiver to do that since Kelvin Benjamin in 2014. He's on the way to being the team's first legitimate No. 1 receiver since Steve Smith. You can argue Benjamin was, but not nearly the complete player that Moore is.

Team Stats

Passing Yards222.619th
Rushing Yards118.912th
Points For23.114th
Points Against27.7