Cam Newton shows arm strength during Panthers' first camp practice

Night net null null The Panthers' first practice of training camp featured the first live test of Cam Newton's surgically repaired throwing shoulder. Looks as though Newton aced it.Carolina's QB1 smoothly delivered a long ball to wide receiver Curtis Samuel, who was running free in the secondary, on Thursday. The completion, practice or not, had to look really good to a team and fan base that watched Newton struggle to throw deep during the Panthers' second-half collapse last season. The Charlotte Observer's Brendan Marks estimated the ball traveled 35 to 40 yards in the air. Judge for yourself:Opens laptop.Immediately sends to haters 😏— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) July 26, 2019FANTASY: QB Consistency Ratings  Suffice it to say that the Panthers' coaches were thrilled to see that throw and another, tougher deep ball later in practice.Boogie is back 💪— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) July 26, 2019Carolina's offense sputtered during a seven-game losing streak from Weeks 10 thro

ugh 16 in 2018. Newton played in the first six games of the streak, and while his yards per attempt (7.2) were the same as his first-half average, he was forced to mostly throw short because of the shoulder ailment.Newton underwent a postseason procedure in January and was throwing by minicamp in June. He was on a "pitch count" Thursday with a limited number of throws, the Observer reported.