Cam Newton is back to throwing again for the first time since undergoing offseason shoulder surgery.
According to Bill Voth of the team's official website, Newton threw 45 passes to head trainer Ryan Vermillion, in sets of 15 throws. The farthest set of tosses spanned about 10 lockers, per Voth.
"Cool, a lot of anticipation," Newton said of the throwing session. "Obviously, it's still not 100 percent, but seeing the ball come out of my hand in a throwing motion was good."
It's the first time Newton has thrown a football in six months. The Panthers quarterback played through the shoulder injury down the stretch of last season. The plan in the offseason was to rehab the shoulder. When Newton didn't bounce back as anticipated, he underwent surgery in late March.
Newton's throwing session keeps him on pace in his recovery. The former NFL MVP will toss in one-on-one drills with Vermillion for the next four weeks with the hope of Newton being ready for group sessions when training camp opens in late July.
"I want to be 100 percent come training camp. There's no doubt that I will be," Newton told Voth. "Shoot, in two weeks, I'll be ready to rock and roll.
"It's just the stiffness, getting the range of motion back, strengthening those joints and the arm. Hopefully, with no setbacks, we'll be good."