Although he’ll stay an lively member of the Carolina Panther’s 53-man roster till season’s finish, workforce officers is not going to discipline Cam Newton for the remaining two video games, a league supply confirmed with ESPN. Beyond that, we all know that Panthers’ normal supervisor Marty Hurney informed the media this afternoon, that his beginning quarterback could be dominated inactive for the upcoming fixture in opposition to the Atlanta Falcons, made out of date by the leaguewide announcement.

In his place, backup Taylor Heinicke will see sport time, as Kyle Allen fills his spot on the sidelines. Bear in thoughts, there’s a single exception to Cam Newton’s encampment: if the Panthers by some means sneak into the playoff image within the season finale in opposition to the mighty New Orleans Saints. “He’ll be on the 53-man during,” coach Ron Rivera reiterated. “Crazy sufficient issues can occur and we’ll see from there.” 

Before issuing their respective statements on Cam’s shoulder harm, Rivera and Hurney met with Panthers’ proprietor David Tepper to debate the appropriate plan of action. The resolution to start out Heinecke rather than an injured Cam Newton is, of their minds, one of the best alternative they’ve at strolling away with a victory this Sunday. The Falcons matchup begins at 1 pm ET, with all of the gumdrops on the road.