Newton misses Panthers practice
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton missed practice Wednesday with a concussion, raising concerns about his availability for Monday night’s division game against the Buccaneers.
The league’s reigning MVP remains in the concussion protocol three days after taking a helmet-tohelmet hit from linebacker Deion Jones in the fourth quarter of a 48-33 loss to the Falcons.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera did not address reporters and the team was not required to release an injury report, so there was no official update on Newton’s status. Newton did not make an appearance in the locker room or speak to reporters. Cards’ Palmer out: The Cardinals won’t have Carson Palmer when they face the 49ers on Thursday night.
Coach Bruce Arians said the quarterback, who was hurt Sunday against the Rams, remains in the concussion protocol and has not been cleared to play. Arians said Palmer would not make the trip.
Backup Drew Stanton will make the 13th start of his 10-year NFL career. ‘Careful’ with Beckham: Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall said the Giants need to keep their criticisms of star Odell Beckham Jr. “in-house” and rally behind him away from the public eye.
Beckham has had a few outbursts on the field and sideline and said he’s no longer having fun playing football.
First-year Giants coach Ben McAdoo and quarterback Eli Manning have criticized his behavior, but Marshall said the Giants need to be “really careful” or else “they could lose” Beckham. Bears’ White on IR: Bears wide receiver Kevin White will be placed on injured reserve with a fractured left fibula, one year after missing his entire rookie season with a stress fracture in the same leg.
White was i njured Sunday in a 17-14 victory over the Lions.
In addition to the broken bone, White suffered a high ankle sprain as he was tackled during the third quarter. Extra points: Eagles LB Nigel Bradham was back at practice after being arrested Sunday at Miami International Airport on a misdemeanor concealedweapons charge. ... Broncos QB Trevor Siemian was a sideline spectator during the 20-minute window in which reporters were allowed to watch the Broncos practice. Coach Gary Kubiak said he wants to see how Siemian’s sprained left shoulder improves before giving him the nod for Sunday’s game against the Falcons. ... The Redskins signed three-time Pro Bowl S Donte Whitner.