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,395 yards with 24 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. However, he has just nine TD passes and nine interceptions during Carolina's six-game skid and has looked uncomfortable in the pocket.After Newton's noticeable struggles in a 12-9 loss to the Saints 鈥?the eight-year QB was limited to 131 yards passing and struggled throwing the ball with any zip 鈥?Rivera pulled the plug on him.In the past Newton has fought hard to keep the Panthers from sitting him down when he's battling through injuries.This time was a little different.Newton accepted the idea of taking a break and getting the rest without putting up a fight."I think that is because of the frustration of it," Rivera said. "More so than anything else, he knows that once he gets sore, once he gets tired out there. It's tough for him to do the things that he is capable of."Newton was not made available for comment on Wednesday, but discussed how difficult it's been with not knowing what is wrong with the shoulder after Monday night's loss to the Saints. He said he doesn't know if he will need surgery after the season.Four-time Pro Bowl guard Trai Turner said "in a sense I'm happy that he's able to get himself together now."Running back Christian McCaffrey said Newton has been a "warrior" all season playing through significant pain.As for Newton's long-time friend, center Ryan Kalil http://www.carolinapanthersteamonline.com/graham-gano-jersey
, he said as difficult as the decision is, it is a smart move for the organization when it comes to the long term."He's still a young guy and he's got a lot of football left in him," Kalil said. "I think it is important to get that right, especially at his position. It's no secret that he has been struggling with it the last month or so. But I feel bad for him. I feel terrible for him."Heinicke has been appeared in six games and thrown just five passes since joining the league in 2015 with the Vikings. He's stepped in to throw a few Hail Mary passes this season for the Panthers because Newton's shoulder wasn't strong enough to get the ball down the field.Wide receiver Jarius Wright said other teams have been able to defend the Panthers differently with Newton at quarterback, knowing he wasn't going to throw downfield as he's done in the past.Wright said defensive backs on other teams have told him "we're not scared of you guys going deep.""They have actually mentioned that multiple times," Wright said. "So having Taylor out there on Sunday will keep everyone on their toes."