As it turns out, Newton is a month ahead of schedule in his rehab.
The Carolina Panthers quarterback participated in 7-on-7 drills Thursday in the team's final minicamp practice.
Newton completed 8-of-15 passes, picking up steam after missing seven of his first 10 throws.
"Real sluggish," Newton said afterwards, via ESPN.com's David Newton. "My mind was moving faster than my body, but that comes with time.
"Excited to get back out there. Not 100 percent yet, but any progress is good progress."
Newton will remain in Charlotte rehabbing his ankle while working out with several receivers, including first-round draft pick Kelvin Benjamin.
With the offensive line and wide receiver corps under construction this summer, Newton will have to be at the peak of his powers to avoid stumbling out of the gate in September.