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Foot injury costs Newton 2nd practice

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Panthers coach Ron Rivera is confident backup quarterback Kyle Allen can get the job done if Cam Newton can't play Sunday against the Cardinals, a scenario that seems increasingly likely each day.

Allen took reps with the first team again Wednesday after Newton missed his second straight day of practice with a mid-foot sprain. If Allen's number is called, he would start Sunday against his former college teammate Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals

"Kyle is a very bright quarterback who understands the game and grasps it very well," Rivera said. "He's got a good arm and he's a good decision maker and he plays very fast. He has all of the intangibles you want in a quarterback."

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