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Panthers QB Newton ready for return to field against Chiefs

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Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton, left, celebrates with Thomas Davis after the defense stopped the Buffalo Bills on fourth down during the first half of a NFL preseason game on Aug. 8 in Charlotte, N.C.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cam Newton will see his first game action since undergoing ankle surgery in March when the Carolina Panthers host the Kansas City Chiefs tonight.
Just how much he’ll play remains to be seen.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera expects Newton to play at least a quarter, but said it’s possible the two-time Pro Bowl quarterback could see additional action. He said that will depend on how well the offensive line protects and if Newton can control his competitive urges to take off and run when pressured in the pocket.
“If we’re playing well, doing good ...


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