Dose: Happy as a Cam

Birds chirped, the ocean glistened and Dont’a Hightower came off the PUP list (so did Deone Bucannon). There are plenty of apt adjectives to describe Cam Newton’s recovery from offseason shoulder surgery—deliberate, painstaking, leisurely, never-ending. Newton is set to play in Thursday’s preseason tilt with Jacksonville, which will serve as Carolina’s dress rehearsal for the regular season.