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CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 09: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers runs the ball against Randy Gregory #94 of the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 9, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says quarterback Cam Newton and linebacker Luke Kuechly will not play in Thursday night’s preseason opener against the Bears in Chicago.

Rivera says he’s being extra cautious with both players.

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