Countdown to Cam Newton

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – There already is a pretty substantial crowd on the hill overlooking the practice fields at Wofford College.

That’s understandable because, very shortly, rookie quarterback Cam Newton will begin his first padded practice as a member of the Carolina Panthers. It’s the first padded practice of training camp for the team.

I’m going to head out and join the crowd. I’ll keep an eye on Newton’s every move and get back to you later tonight with a post-practice report.