Cam Newton seems to be doing all he can to make himself signable for an NFL group.
Newton has obtained the COVID-19 vaccine as groups have remained in touch with the previous Patriots quarterback, NFL Community’s Mike Garafolo reported Saturday.
Garafolo additionally reported throughout an look on “Good Morning Soccer Weekend” that no Newton signing is imminent however groups have been in contact with him by way of the primary six weeks of the season.
“A number of of us are saying, ‘Did Newton’s vaccination standing issue into whether or not New England stored him, and whether or not he would latch on elsewhere?’ That is not a storyline right here,” Garafolo mentioned. “Once more, groups have been knowledgeable . . . that Cam Newton is now vaccinated. So even when he got here in, he would not have to attend 5 days earlier than he works out or joins your roster.”
Newton needed to spend 5 days away from the Patriots throughout the preseason after what was termed a misunderstanding of the team’s COVID-19 policies.
Lower than every week later, the Patriots lower Newton and named rookie Mac Jones the group’s beginning quarterback. Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Newton’s vaccination standing was not why he was lower, however that did not cease hypothesis from operating rampant.
Jones has led the Patriots to a 2-3 begin. He has accomplished 71.1 p.c of his passes, with 1,243 yards, 5 touchdowns and 5 interceptions.
Newton’s vaccination standing will make it simpler for him to hitch a group. The NFL’s COVID-19 guidelines permit vaccinated gamers to keep away from quarantines even within the case of a detailed contact with contaminated people. Within the occasion of a breakthrough constructive, the vaccinated participant has to attend solely till he has obtained two unfavorable assessments 24 hours aside. Then the participant will face weekly assessments or be examined solely as directed by medical workers.
Unvaccinated gamers who take a look at constructive need to be remoted for at the least 10 days and can’t return till they’re asymptomatic. Unvaccinated gamers are also topic to five-day quarantines if they’re in shut contact with contaminated people.
Moreover, unvaccinated gamers need to be examined every day for COVID-19, put on masks always within the facility, can not collect in teams bigger than three individuals and are topic to fines in the event that they break NFL coronavirus protocols. Free brokers have to check unfavorable for 5 straight days earlier than getting into a group facility.