Cam Newton won't play tonight against Bills

Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl quarterback Cam Newton won't play tonight against the Buffalo Bills.

Newton had offseason ankle surgery.

Sitting out this game is just to guard against Newton getting hurt.

"We've got to get him ready for game day,'' offensive coordinator Mike Shula told ESPN. "Does he need reps? Everybody does because of the newness of our personnel. But we have to be smart.''

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Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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