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Originally published November 12, 2011 at 7:30 PM | Page modified November 12, 2011 at 8:02 PM

Rookie QB Cam Newton suffers stiffness in right shoulder

Carolina Panthers rookie quarterback Cam Newton was added to the team's injury report Saturday as probable after developing stiffness in his right throwing shoulder.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers rookie quarterback Cam Newton was added to the team's injury report Saturday as probable after developing stiffness in his right throwing shoulder.

A team spokesman said he's expected to play after having an MRI on Friday.

Newton took all the reps last week in practice, but developed some soreness in the arm Friday.

The Panthers host the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

Newton, an NFL Rookie of the Year candidate, has been spectacular this season for the Panthers, combining for 18 touchdowns, including seven on the ground. However, the Panthers are 2-6.

In other injury news Saturday, linebacker Jason Phillips (calf) has already been declared out. Linebacker James Anderson (ankle) is questionable but is expected to play.

Giants receivers game-time decision

SAN FRANCISCO — The New York Giants' two starting wide receivers will be game-time decisions Sunday against San Francisco.

Hakeem Nicks made the trip to California and is hoping to return to the field from a hamstring injury. But the Giants added Mario Manningham to the injury report with a knee injury and listed him as questionable. Manningham experienced swelling in the knee Saturday morning.

Starting running back Ahmad Bradshaw was declared out with a broken foot.

"If (Nicks) can go, he is an extremely talented guy that we can put on the field," coach Tom Coughlin said. "The more we have, the more difficult it will be in terms of what they want to do in coverage."

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