Panthers rookie QB will be reporting to camp on time after signing his deal, which is fully guaranteed:
"I expect him to be here," Rivera said.
Newton had been in Charlotte during the negotiations.
Panthers general manager Marty Hurney praised Newton's agents, Bus Cook and Tony Paige, for their approach.
"Their approach has been terrific," he said.
Negotiations with defensive tackle Terrell McClain have not progressed well, Hurney said, but he didn't elaborate. Other than McClain, all the Panthers draft picks have reported.
I'm not going to read too much into this just yet but it is worrisome.