Following up on the ongoing story
. ... Newton, two other quarterbacks, nine receivers and one tight end assembled this week at Proehlific Park, owned and operated by Panthers receivers coach Ricky Proehl, to build chemistry. “This is like a brotherhood, and you need everybody in this group to go,” Panthers rookie receiver Kelvin Benjamin said. “Just a like a car, we need every part of this to keep it going.” Reported by the Charlotte Observer
The Panthers will hold their first training camp practice on July 25, so this week's sessions (which ran Wednesday through Friday), give the group some time to get a feel for each other. Of the 13 players there, no one other than Newton threw or caught a pass for the Panthers in the 2013 regular season. Newton, close to but still not 100 percent on his surgically repaired ankle
, has missed nearly all of the offseason workouts while rehabbing and has not been able to throw as much as he would like with his brand-new receiving corps. Fantasy football owners will get a chance to see how much progress might have been made next week. We'll be following up.