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2-0, 1st in NFC South

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Quarterback Cam Newton threw lightly on the side today and did all the other non-throwing drills in practice. But as Panthers coach Ron Rivera reminded, this is the new norm for the 2015 NFL MVP to get ready for games each week. “You want to get him out there,'' Rivera said. “But what you don't want to do is not for the arm to have a chance to rest. Again, he went through a surgery. . . . It's one of those things, rest is probably the best thing.''

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Davis knows Brees presents a challenge (0:25)
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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis couldn't think of one play Drew Brees has made that stands out, probably because the Saints quarterback makes so many each week.

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Larsen jokes about new nickname (0:17)
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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Larsen looks like he will replace Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil again this week with Kalil missing the past two practices with a neck injury that kept him from playing this past Sunday. And yes, Larsen has his own nickname from quarterback Cam Newton. He's "Bucky Larson" from the movie "Born to Be a Star." Let Larsen explain.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera would love to have Cam Newton practice full every day but understands rest during the week is the best thing for Newton's shoulder right now.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said there is concern that center Ryan Kalil (neck) won't be ready for Sunday's game.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton once again officially limited o. practice. Center Ryan Kalil did not practice. Here is the full Panthers injury report.

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Peppers inspiring Panthers teammates (0:44)
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Does Carolina have an edge on the Saints? (0:45)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin returned to practice on Thursday after working with the trainers on Wednesday. He took a hard shot to the ribs and thigh/knee area in Sunday's win against Buffalo. He appears fine today.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been doing footwork drills, shadowing backup Derek Anderson as shown here, but not throwing in practice. Newton was listed as limited on Wednesday. Last week he was limited only on Thursday.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil is not at practice for the second straight day after missing Sunday's game with what coach Ron Rivera called a crick in his neck. Appears Tyler Larsen is in line to start against the Saints on Sunday. Cornerback Daryl Worley (knee) is back at practice after missing Wednesday's session.

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Newton: Panthers' home-field advantage has improved (0:41)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said center Ryan Kalil's neck injury is not connected to the shoulder surgery he had. Said Kalil just woke up Sunday with a crick in his neck.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Quarterback Cam Newton listed as limited and center Ryan Kalil as a non participant in official injury report.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers tight end Ed Dickson relishes the opportunity to step into the spotlight left vacant for at least eight weeks by Pro Bowler Greg Olsen, who suffered a broken foot on Sunday.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton calls backup tight end Chris Manhertz "Blistex."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton on being without tight end Greg Olsen for at least eight weeks: "Are we going to miss Mr. 3K? Absolutely, but life goes on."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton has a chance on Sunday to pass Jake Delhomme (53) for the most wins by a Carolina quarterback. He appears more excited about the "vibe" he has helped create in Charlotte. "It's just a blessing for me to be one of the intricate pieces that's been a part of the whole process."

Team Stats

Passing Yards174.524th
Rushing Yards96.518th
Points For16.0Tied-22nd
Points Against3.01st

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