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Ron Rivera does not rule out Redskins signing Cam Newton

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The Washington Redskins are confident enough in Dwayne Haskins that they chose not to draft a quarterback, but apparently they have not ruled out signing Cam Newton.

Ron Rivera was asked about Newton during an appearance on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” Thursday morning, and the Redskins coach said the team is confident in both Haskins and Kyle Allen. However, Rivera admitted he has considered the possibility of signing Newton, and he still is not ruling it out.

“I think with Cam, and I have thought about it, I mean, it’s something that’s run through my mind, and it’s about the situation and circumstances,” Rivera said. “I’m not sure I would do it. I’m not sure if I wouldn’t do it. It depends on circumstances.”

Rivera and Newton obviously have a history together, as the former coached the latter for several years with the Carolina Panthers. It’s possible Newton could sign with Washington to push Haskins or compete for a starting job, but the former NFL MVP is likely looking for a better situation.

Newton is said to be in no rush to sign with a team. His best bet may be to wait until later in the summer, when injuries and other circumstances could create more opportunities to earn a starting job. He’s already been linked to a number of different teams, and we know the mutual respect factor is there with Rivera.

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