Panthers expected to release Cam Newton on Tuesday, per reports

The Panthers are expected to release Cam Newton as early as Tuesday, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. The Panthers announced earlier this month that they were giving Newton, the team’s starting since the 2011 season, permission to seek a trade.

Instead of a trade, Newton will now get a chance to choose his next team on the open market. Newton is coming off a foot injury that kept him sidelined for the majority of the 2019 season. Newton, the 2010 Heisman Trophy winner, won league MVP honors in 2015 after helping the Panthers win 15 regular season games en route to an appearance in Super Bowl 50.

CBS Sports’ Jonathan Jones reported on March 18 that the Panthers received interest from the Chicago Bears, but the “expectation is that Newton will be released in the coming days.” 

We’ll have more information on Newton’s status as soon more news before available.

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