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Week 7 Outlook
The Seattle Seahawks and Pete Carroll have reached out to Cam Newton.
The experience without Russell Wilson in Seattle continues, at least for antother few more weeks. Geno Smith played the part as a game manager in Sunday's overtime loss against the Steelers, but the Seahawks are still exploring other options. They previously worked out Blake Bortles and Newton now appears to be a potential suitor as well.
The New England Patriots released QB Cam Newton on Tuesday.
In a surprising move, the Patriots released QB Cam Newton on Tuesday. Rookie Mac Jones is set to become the Patriots' starting quarterback in 2021. The Patriots will roll with Jones and Brian Hoyer as their top quarterbacks this season. Newton signed a one-year, $1.5 million base salary deal with New England in March. The deal included a $2 million signing bonus. Newton rushed for 592 yards and 12 touchdowns for the Patriots in 2020. The 32-year-old will look to latch onto another team and compete for a backup job. Stay tuned.
Patriots QB Cam Newton went 2-for-5 for 10 yards and an interception in Week 3 of the preseason.
This was not the showing Newton was hoping for. After missing most of the week's practices due to COVID protocols, Newton looked average on Sunday and his evening ended early in the second quarter on an interception. If Mac Jones steps up, Netwon could start the season as the backup.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick confirmed that Cam Newton will be returning to practice on Thursday.
Newton wound up missing five days due to a "misunderstanding" regarding COVID protocols. Some beat writers seem to think this has allowed Mac Jones to possibly usurp him as the team's starting quarterback. Belichick has yet to make a definitive statement, however. As of now we're still operating as if Newton will be the Week 1 starter.
Patriots QB Cam Newton will be away from the team for five days due to a "misunderstanding" about COVID-19 tests conducted away from NFL facilities.
The Patriots released a statement saying that Newton traveled to a club-approved medical appointment that required him to leave New England this weekend. However, there was apparently a "misunderstanding" about the COVID-19 testing protocols. Newton now needs to wait five days before he can re-enter team facilities. It's a brutal blow as practice time is precious right now. This likely won't cost him the starting job, but it's a gut punch nonetheless. Stay tuned as this story develops in the coming days.