Cam Newton sits out drills

Updated: August 7, 2014, 3:23 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton hasn't been officially ruled out for Friday night's preseason opener against the Buffalo Bills, but he did not participate in team drills on Thursday.

Newton left the field in a golf cart halfway through practice after participating in only a few one-on-one passing drills. He was accompanied by trainer Ryan Vermillion, who put Newton's left ankle (that was surgically repaired in March) through a series of tests.

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