Patriots News: New England Gets Great Injury Update on Cam Newton
New England Patriots fans grew a bit concerned after quarterback Cam Newton suffered a slight bone bruise in his finger when he banged his hand against a helmet last week. However, they can breathe a sigh as the veteran signal-caller is potentially set to return to the practice field as early as Monday.
Newton got in some limited reps during team OTAs last week and he seems to be on track to being cleared by the start of mandatory minicamp. In fact, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick told reporters that the team did not believe Newton's injury was anything serious.
It is important for the 32-year-old QB to get as many reps in as he can given he's trying to get more comfortable running New England's offense. He averaged a career-low 177.1 passing yards per game last season and the team struggled to score altogether, averaging just 20.4 points per game (No. 27 in NFL).
The Patriots also have a newcomer at the position vying for playing time in rookie QB Mac Jones. The 2021 first-round pick isn't expected to be named the starter heading into the season, but he will always be there in case Newton doesn't improve.
It's worth keeping an eye on Newton throughout the rest of the offseason as he aims to lock down the starting gig and take this team back to the playoffs. The Patriots currently have odds set at +126 to make the postseason and odds set at +3200 to win the Super Bowl, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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