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15-1, 1st in NFC South

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers will practice in pads for the first time on Saturday morning. This is when the real work begins.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera likes what he's seen from quarterback Cam Newton in the first two practices. "He's had his moments,"" Rivera said. "A couple of times he tried to force a couple of balls down field when I'd rather see him throw the check down. But he sees something . . . and he's got a lot of confidence in his guys right now. He is throwing the ball well.'' Rivera also likes Newton's straw hat. "I'm a little envious," Rivera said. "I wish I had one that for me. He looks good, though. He really does."

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Cam Newton's eccentric new look (0:56)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

First heat issue of the Panthers camp was first round pick Vernon Butler. He left for an IV after experiencing cramps.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin just went up and flipped over safety Kurt Coleman and corner Daryl Worley for a SportsCenter worthy catch. Stephen Hill followed that with a pretty amazing catch. No hesitation from these two after a year off from ACL tears.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide recover Stephen Hill is favoring his right leg slightly. He is recovering from a season-ending ACL tear in his right knee suffered during the second practice of last year's camp. This is this second practice this year.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie cornerback Zack Sanchez knocked down a Joe Webb pass. The fifth-round pick intercepted a pass last night. Shouldn't be overlooked in the rookie corner battle.

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'Thieves' Ave.' doesn't look like it used to

The Panthers' ball-hawking secondary lost three of its members this offseason, while a fourth (Bene' Benwikere) is recovering from a broken leg.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton wasn't asked about his new blond goatee but he mentioned it when asked about his relationship with outside linebacker Thomas Davis: "I think we're both at a midlife crisis right now," the NFL MVP said. "He said I was too old to be blonding my beard. I said he was too old to have a Mohawk."

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Newton: 'I gain nothing' from dwelling on Super Bowl defeat (0:25)
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Newton feels responsibility to speak out on social issues (0:17)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin on Cam Newton's new blond goatee: "Its swag, man. He's a trendsetter."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin remembers during his rehab general manager Dave Gettleman telling him to "wipe the tears" and get to work on coming back.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin said most teams with one receiver catching all the balls don't go to the Super Bowl. He's not worried about being Cam Newton's primary target as much as he is winning a championship.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin said "it felt great" to get back on the field Thursday night, his first full practice since suffering a knee injury at camp last year. Said there were butterflies on the first catch when he bobbled it.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says he feels a responsibility to play a role in the fight against violence as LeBron James and other NBA players asked athletes to get involved with at the ESPYS. "We all have power and power that is outside our sport."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has a personal goal in camp that he can't give up an interception to linebackers Luke Kuechly or Thomas Davis. Kuechly almost had one last night.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton on what he learned from the Super Bowl loss and the week leading to it: "I gain nothing looking back."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says he has a lot of hats now and "I've seen the person that made this one from scratch."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said finding seclusion, a place to eat and workout after late night tapings of his Nickelodeon TV show was the hardest part of his offseason.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, on the return of wide receivers Kelvin Benjamin and Stephen Hill from ACL tears, said "nothing is holding them back right now."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton sporting his new blond goatee and hat for first interview of training camp.

Team Stats

Passing Yards224.324th
Rushing Yards142.62nd
Points For31.31st
Points Against19.36th

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