Panthers place Newton on IR, will miss remainder of season

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) starts to slide on a keeper as Atlanta Falcons cornerback Damontae Kazee (27) closes during the 2018 Panthers-Falcons matchup at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. (Bob Andres/AJC file photo)

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Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) starts to slide on a keeper as Atlanta Falcons cornerback Damontae Kazee (27) closes during the 2018 Panthers-Falcons matchup at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. (Bob Andres/AJC file photo)

The Carolina Panthers placed quarterback Cam Newton on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday with a nagging foot injury.

Newton suffered the injury in the preseason and aggravated it during the second week of the regular season. Newton, the 2015 NFL MVP will miss the final eight games of the season, including two games in a four-week span against the Falcons.