CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Superman might be back for the Carolina Panthers.
Quarterback Cam Newton returned to practice Wednesday after sitting out the Panthers' Week 5 loss because of a concussion. Newton received the concussion in the fourth quarter of the Panthers' Oct. 2 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. He will be cleared to play in Sunday's contest against the New Orleans Saints if concussion symptoms don't return.
The Charlotte Observer reported that Newton participated in some "football-specific" drills Monday.
Cam Newton has returned to practice.— Max Henson (@PanthersMax) October 12, 2016
ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported Sunday that multiple people in Newton's "inner circle" want him to "play more carefully."
Sean Payton on return of Cam Newton and Jonathan Stewart: "Those are elite players, Pro Bowlers."— Joe Person (@josephperson) October 12, 2016
The 2015 NFL MVP has completed 77-of-133 passes for 974 yards, six touchdowns, and five interceptions in four games this season. He also has 147 yards and two scores on 29 carries. If Newton is able to go Sunday, I expect a top-10 performance against the Saints' secondary