The Carolina Panthers will see the return of quarterback Cam Newton as they face the Kansas City Chiefs in their next preseason game.
The Carolina Panthers are coming off a tough loss to the Buffalo Bills, and they will try to recover Sunday in their next match against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Quarterback Cam Newton is expected to play in the first quarter after recovering from ankle surgery. Backup Derek Anderson performed well in the first game and threw a touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin, who made an impressive catch for 29 yards.
Joe Webb also made a bid for the backup job by showing off his mobility, which may have reminded fans of Newton’s athleticism.
Defensive end Greg Hardy has endured a troubled offseason, but he has not lost a step on the field, as he demonstrated by recording a sack.
The Chiefs received a minor blow when it was announced that wide receiver Dwayne Bowe would be suspended for one game for marijuana possession. The receiver is not expected to play Sunday either due to a hurt finger.
Tight end Travis Kelce will seek to make a further impression after catching a 69-yard touchdown pass, and running back DeAnthony Thomas will look to cement his status as the Chiefs’ return specialist after returning a kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown.
The Chiefs will have to manage without safety Eric Berry again since he is not expected to return until the start of the regular season.