Quarterback says he wants to play and will play if he can but will not jeopardize the team to prove his toughness.
Captain says the defense's progress has been a collective effort by the defensive line, linebackers and secondary as they prepare for Cleveland.
Head coach encouraged by quarterback Cam Newton's progress but says they will continue with the process and see how he is on Friday and Saturday before making final decision.
The Panthers continue to keep the focus on one game at time as the NFC South races comes down to the final two weeks.
Fullback says the Panthers must continue to run the ball effectively to have success.