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#pounditSaturday, May 15, 2021

Report: Cam Newton may not sign until team activity resumes

Cam Newton’s lack of a market may ultimately lead to him waiting a while longer before signing.

According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Newton’s market has cooled further in the last month. That means that Newton may wait until teams resume regular activity, which would allow the veteran quarterback to meet with interested parties in person and allow those teams to check out his health.

Teams aren’t sure if Newton would be open to a backup job or not. There is also a belief around the league that Newton did speak with the New England Patriots after his release, but nothing came of it.

Newton played in two games in 2019 due to a foot injury. The 31-year-old appears healthy now, but the fact that teams cannot actually check on him in person has definitely hurt his market. Only a few teams have possible quarterback vacancies, and they aren’t really interested in Newton. All this means is that we probably won’t see Newton sign anytime soon, as circumstances just aren’t in his favor right now.


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