Earlier this week, ESPN’s Mike Reiss reported that Cam Newton was one of the Patriots players that showed up to voluntary workouts at the team facility.
“Patriots’ voluntary off-season program begins today, with the 1st phase extending through May 14,” tweeted Reiss.
“This phase includes virtual meetings of up to 2 hours per day, with facilities and weight rooms open with capacity limits. Cam Newton among those leading the charge in attendance.”
Last week, the NFLPA, and numerous NFL teams, including the New England Patriots issued statements, saying many” would not be attending voluntary workouts due possible spread of Covid-19, according to Heavy’s Brian Mazique.
Another Patriots player who elected to report to voluntary workouts is newly acquired wide receiver Kendrick Bourne. When I spoke to him last week, he shared that he was leaving the following day to travel to Foxborough.
Bourne, Newton, and some other teammates have already worked out twice this off-season.
“We were getting our timing down and getting chemistry down with each other. There were other guys there with us, and we were getting to know each other before OTAs,” said Bourne.
“We start OTAs soon since they approved them. So, we just broke the ice before everything starts, but it was just a good overall workout. Both workouts were great, the routes were good, there were some miss targets; it is better to knock off the rust now before we get to camp in front of our coaches.”
He added, “We got some of the rust off early, so when we go to OTAs, we can really get the rust off; when we get into camp and the season, things are polished. It was an overall good two days.”
Bourne also shared that he could see Newton winning Comeback Player of the Year.
“Yes, I can definitely see that, and that is definitely Cam’s new vision, and I see him doing it. He works extremely hard and works as hard as anybody on what needs to be done as a football player. He is an overall really great person on and off the field, and it carries over to the field,” said Bourne.
Former NFL Arizona Cardinals assistant coach, Dr. Jen Welter, who was the first female coach in NFL history.
“It could happen and with the dolla dolla bills that Bill Belicheck has been throwing and actually building a team around somebody. Yeah, It’s going to be a good year,” said Dr. Welters.
Last season, for the Patriots, Cam Newton played 15 games, threw for 2657 yards, eight touchdowns, and ten interceptions.