NFL roundup: Panthers to sit Cam Newton in preseason opener

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 01: Cam Newton
TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 01: Cam Newton /

The Carolina Panthers hope to have a healthy Cam Newton for the entire 2017 NFL season and decided to keep him out of action on Wednesday night.

Cam Newton missed the end of the 2016 NFL season with a shoulder injury and has been taking it light during camp this summer. While he is currently throwing, the Carolina Panthers decided to keep him out of the team’s preseason opener, which takes place on Wednesday night against the Houston Texans. In order for the Panthers to do anything this season, they are going to need a healthy Newton, so keeping him out on Wednesday is a good move.

Myles Garrett was the first overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft, and he is showing why during his first NFL training camp. Garrett is currently listed with the starters on the Cleveland Browns depth chart and is going to get every chance to stay there this summer. The defensive end is an explosive pass rusher and has the size and speed to be an impact player at the NFL level.

Jay Cutler was signed by the Miami Dolphins this Sunday, in a move that was necessary after Ryan Tannehill re-injured his left knee. Cutler played under Dolphins head coach Adam Gase during their time in Chicago, and Gase said Cutler “basically remembers everything with the offense,” which has  to be good news for Dolphins fans. The veteran was supposed to spend the 2017 NFL season in the broadcast booth, but will instead try to lead a playoff-ready Dolphins unit.

The Green Bay Packers have finally had enough with Letroy Guion. The defensive lineman was released by the team on Tuesday, as the team could just not look past his off-the-field issues any longer. Already slated to serve a four-game suspension to start the 2017 season, Guion was arrested for a DUI in June, and it proved to be the final straw. Guion was with the Packers for the last four seasons, and will likely get a shot with someone once he is eligible to play starting in Week 5.

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Finally, we are sending “get well” wishes to Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, who is currently resting due to a cyst in his ankle. Lewis was forced to get some rest due to doctor’s orders, though he would love to be out on the field coaching right now. The 15-year coach of the Bengals is on the hot seat this season after failing to win a playoff game during his entire run with the team.