- Despite a fractured rib suffered in last week's pre-season game in New England, Cam Newton claims that there is "no doubt" he will play week one on the NFL regular season.
- Greg Hardy (shoulder) could play Thursday in Pittsburgh.
- Carolina has cut WRs Tiquan Underwood, Tony Clemons, Marvin McNutt, and Kailola Pilares; P Jordan Gay; D-Lineman Linden Gaydosh, Alex Hall, and Craig Monroe; LB Anthony Morales; T Oscar Johnson.
- In addition, Carolina has placed QB Matt Blanchard, TE DC Jefferson, C Kevin Mathews, and WR De'Andre Presley in injured reserve to cut roster to 75 players.
- Considering Cam Newton's injury, it seems likely that the Panthers will keep QB Joe Webb on their roster as an emergency quarterback.
- Carolina will play their final preseason contest tonight in Pittsburgh against the Steelers at 7:30 EST. Cam Newton will not play.
- The Panthers will open their regular season on September 7th in Tampa Bay.