Newton missed Monday night's game against the
Newton has struggled this season, but playing New Orleans could prove to be a perfect elixir. Newton has thrown 10 touchdown passes and one interception in his last three games against the Saints.
Panthers running back
Reed, meanwhile, missed his second straight practice on Thursday. This marks the sixth diagnosed concussion in Reed's professional and college career.
Gruden said Reed must be cleared from the NFL's concussion protocol before returning to practice or play in Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
"We let the independent doctor and our doctors decide on how severe (the concussions) are. That's all I can say," Gruden said.
"He's a very important part of our offense, but we also want him to get better from a personal standpoint."
Quarterback Cody Kessler has recovered enough from an injury to his chest and ribs to start Sunday’s game at Tennessee. The winless