"It was very positive", coach Ron Rivera said, per Strickland.
It is not yet known whether Newton will play in the next preseason game against the Tennessee Titans on August 19. They're optimistic. As long as we don't have a setback, which we don't anticipate, we certainly feel good about where we are right now.
Granted, red-zone plays don't require deep throws, but it was still a promising sign for the Panthers and their fans.
"Like I told you guys, it's just a matter of time, " Rivera said.
On the final day of training camp, quarterback Cam Newton threw in a team period for the first time in two weeks. "We're going to do what the trainers and doctors say we can do with him to get him ready for the season".
Carolina is wisely being cautious with Newton, who's coming off surgery in late March to fix a partially torn rotator cuff. Since then, he has worked with team trainer Ryan Vermillion, gradually working his way back to where he was as the Wofford College portion of camp broke on Sunday.
"Today was a good step. I'm really pleased with his progress".