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<!-- body { font:12px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000; background-color: #EEF2FB; margin: 0px; } --> CHARLOTTE Brian Burns Jersey , N.C. (AP) — The Panthers are preparing for life without Cam Newton next season in case the team's franchise quarterback can't make it back from a lingering shoulder injury.Panthers owner David Tepper said Tuesday that while the team is exhausting all options to make sure Newton's throwing shoulder gets the medical attention he needs this offseason, it is important to "keep their options open."The hope, he said, is Newton will be healthy. However, it's been 2½ weeks since Carolina's season ended, and the team still doesn't know if the 2015 league MVP will need surgery. The Panthers have never said what the injury is — and Newton doesn't know either."If you know what you might be facing next year, or not facing — hopefully Cam's shoulder is fantastic and we're hunky dory and we're all happy — (but) if it's not, you may need more cap space," Tepper said. "You need to be able to go out and find somebody. If you don't, (reporters) are going to be writing up what a dope we are here. Why didn't we make these other moves?"Newton struggled most of the season throwing the ball more than 15 yards downfield because of a lingering shoulder issue C.J. Anderson Jersey , partially stemming from surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff in 2017. The Panthers eventually shut him down with two games remaining after being eliminated from playoff contention.The 6-foot-5, 245-pound Newton was a mere shell of himself in the passing game the second half of last season as the Panthers finished 7-9 after starting the season 6-2.Newton threw six interceptions and two touchdowns in his final three games."Of course it's a concern," Tepper said of Newton's shoulder. "… Cam Newton is the guy we are going to be depending on. He's a talent. But it would be foolish for anybody to say that you're not having an awareness of what could be and potential things that could happen through the year."Tepper also pointed to Colts QB Andrew Luck as a player who returned from a shoulder injury to play at a high level this year — although that came after Luck sat out all of the 2017 season."From our people on the inside and his people on the outside there are a lot of people looking to see what is the best course of action," Tepper said.Tepper said undrafted rookie Kyle Allen, who played well in Carolina's season-ending win at New Orleans — a game in which the Saints rested many of their starters after having clinched home-field advantage in the NFC — is an option.However, Tepper also said looking outside the organization is a possibility.He said in retrospect the Panthers should've considered sitting down Newton earlier in the season when he wasn't able to practice during the week."As Cam's shoulder got worse that made it that much harder to win," Tepper said.Tepper also said during the 34-minute interview with reporters:— General manager Marty Hurney and coach Ron Rivera are still the right people to lead the franchise, which is why he retained their services following a 7-9 season. He said "it seemed to me we had some pretty good personnel."— The Panthers "got older faster than we thought we were" on defense and he should have made some coaching moves earlier in the season when it was apparent the team was struggling. He had input on Rivera taking over defensive play-calling duties in Week 13 from defensive coordinator Eric Washington, a role Rivera will maintain next season. Tepper likes that Rivera "has his reigns" on the defense again.— He and his management team, led by president Tom Glick Luke Kuechly Color Rush Jersey , are actively exploring options to bring a Major League Soccer expansion team to Charlotte.— He is "still investigating" the long-term option of building a new football stadium. Bank of America Stadium opened in 1996 and is one of the older stadiums in the league.— He plans to build a practice bubble on the team's current practice fields before next season, while exploring other more permanent practice facility options possibly south of the border in South Carolina. "When you have to practice in a ballroom (because of rain), that's just crazy to me," said Tepper.— He plans to expand the team's ring of honor. He didn't mention anyone by name, but a couple of logical options are Steve Smith and Julius Peppers, if he decided to retire.— The Panthers will have training camp at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, for one more season, but wouldn't rule out anything beyond 2019.— He wouldn't comment on safety Eric Reid's claim that he is being targeted by the league through excessive drug testing because of the ongoing collusion case against the NFL in which he alleged team owners conspired to keep him out of the league because of his decision to kneel alongside former 49ers teammate Colin Kaepernick during the national anthem to protest racial and social injustice.Tepper said the player should take that up with the NFL Players Association. Earlier this month, the NFL and the NFL Players Association said in a joint statement that Reid was not singled out with excessive drug tests. So far the Carolina Panthers can’t seem to find a rhythm this year Ryan Kalil Color Rush Jersey , and are currently standing at a 3-2 overall record. That doesn’t sound bad on the surface, but looking at the talent level of this team and who they’ve played, they realistically should be 5-0 at this point. This loss last week was particularly bad in my opinion, because we are just flatout a better football team than Washington. But, when you commit so many turnovers in your own territory, you’re going to have a bad day.It’s not just the mistakes though. I personally have many issues with the way our coaches have decided to use the talent they have. The offense features so many playmakers, yet we continue to be very conservative in all facets of the game. Instead of putting our foot down, we’re going easy on the gas and letting teams that shouldn’t be able to hold our cleats stay in football games to the bitter end.More worrying than that to me is a clearly declining defense that is most certainly a mix between guys simply getting older and having a first year coordinator that may or may not be up to the task. The team will need to do better stopping runs at the line against a couple of pedestrian backs in Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood if they hope to have a prayer of beating the Eagles. He’s not there now, but there have also been rumors that the team wants to trade for Le’veon Bell. Le’Veon Bell would be perfect for the Eagles, because like the Eagles Graham Gano Jersey , he’s only shown up for an entire season one time and expects everyone to acknowledge how great he is.According to Eagles fans though, we’ll surely have an ace in the hole in that the referees will be on our side. They were so good last year that they could finally overcome the constant pestering of an NFL officiating policy to never give them any calls and win a Super Bowl. Poor little guys... always having the man stick it to them.So to show our opponent how much we respect and acknowledge their achievements, and lament the mean things that NFL officials do to them, and only to them... I figured we should try our hands at making an authentic Philly cheesesteak sandwich, exactly the way they do it in Philadelphia at Primanti brothers, and not anywhere else.Classic Philly Cheesesteak Sandwichallrecipes.comIngredients3 cups shredded cabbage2 tablespoons vegetable oil2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar2 tablespoons white sugar1 teaspoon adobo seasoning1 teaspoon ground black pepperFrozen french fries (it’s easier)8 slices of bread (or however many sandwiches you’re after)1 pound sliced pastrami4 slices provolone cheese8 slices tomatoDirectionsCombine the vegetable oil, vinegar, sugar, adobo, and black pepper in a large bowl to make the slaw. Cover and refrigerate.Get your french fries cooking through whatever means suits you.Preheat oven to 250 F.Toast the bread in the oven for 3-5 minutes or until light brown. Remove half the bread slices. Distribute pastrami and provolone to the remaining slices. Return to the oven and heat until the meat is hot and cheese is melted. To assemble Julius Peppers Jersey , top the melted cheese of each sandwich with French fries, cole slaw, 2 tomato slices, and the top pieces of bread.Assemble your sandwiches. Top the cheese with french fries, slaw, tomato, bread.I think you’ll enjoy eating your authentic Philly cheesesteak sandwich while watching the Panthers kick the crap out of the Eagles on Sunday. It’ll make you feel almost as good as when Rocky won a world boxing title and the whole city of New York rallied around him.KEEP POUNDING.

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