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Cam Newton says he’ll be ready to play in Week 1

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton said Wednesday there is “no doubt” he’ll be in the starting lineup September 7 when Carolina opens the regular season at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. reported that Newton is recovering after suffering a rib injury in Carolina’s Week 3 preseason game against the New England Patriots on August 22.

“My body feels better. It’s been a great process,” Newton said.

Newton will travel to Pittsburgh with the team for the preseason finale against the Steelers on Thursday, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

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