Backup QB Kyle Allen will be starting for the team this Sunday, with Will Grier in the back-up slot.
"Cam was in meetings today", Rivera told reporters. He started the team's final game of 2018 after Newton was shut down with the shoulder issue.
Many rumors have been swirling that the star quarterback might be replaced by Colin Kaepernick, especially after comments from his agent insider analysts. Exhausted of questions about Newton's injury, Rivera walked out in the middle of his daily press conference earlier this week. "Let's talk about Arizona. If not, there's no reason for me to stand here". As expected though, the media wanted to know the most details they could surround Newton and his status. Both were at Texas A&M in 2015 and both transferred to other colleges within a few months of each other, Allen to Houston and Murray to Oklahoma.
US Federal Reserve cuts interest rates
ENERGY: Oil prices were steady as Saudi Arabia said it was restoring production at an oil facility attacked over the weekend. New projections showed Fed policymakers at the median expected rates to stay within the new range through next year.
Airports closed in Bahamas as Tropical Storm Humberto threatens
It was 135 miles north-northwest of the northwestern Bahamas , with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph, the U.S. Although the hurricane will not be making landfall for the USA and Bahamas, they will still feel its effects.
Nearly 50000 UAW Employees Strike Against General Motors
Workers at GM are reading tea leaves and official press releases, just like the media, and that's no way to win a massive strike. GM did have a 54-day strike at a key plant in Flint, Michigan, in 1998 that effectively shut down most of its assembly plants.
The Panthers are winless, with the two losses coming by a combined nine points this season, and Newton hasn't thrown a touchdown this season.
Arizona has an 0-1-1 mark in its first season under coach Kliff Kingsbury.
Kickoff for this game between the Carolina Panthers and Arizona Cardinals at 4 p.m. ET from State Farm Stadium.