FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts – When the New England Patriots return to training on Thursday, quarterback Cam Newton is expected to join the team, a source told ESPN’s Field Yates.
That would put Newton on track to start Sunday at home against the Denver Broncos (CBS, 13:00 ET) and return from the reserve list / COVID-19, which was placed on October 3 after positive tests.
The Patriots players returned to the facility on Wednesday after three days off, although they were not together as a group. Instead, their arrivals were distributed as the focus was on strength and preparation work. According to a source, Newton was present at the facility.
The team uses its indoor training base as a satellite locker room as part of its efforts to free up space.
Cornerback Stephen Gilmore, starting defensive match Byron Coworth and defensive fights from Bill Murray̵
In Newton’s absence, the Patriots started veteran Brian Hoyer with a 26-10 loss to Kansas City bosses on Oct. 5. The team was supposed to face the Broncos last Monday, but after Cowart tested positive on October 9, the game was postponed to Sunday.