Cam Newton, considering NFL return, gets COVID-19 vaccine: report – .

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Cam Newton, considering NFL return, gets COVID-19 vaccine: report – .


Old New England Patriots strategist Cam Newton has reportedly been vaccinated against COVID-19, a move that could hasten the return of the former league MVP to play in the NFL.

Sources told the NFL Network Saturday that teams in contact with Newton since his release from the Patriots were informed that he had received the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Getting vaccinated would mean any team interested in signing Newton wouldn’t have to wait five days before they can join them, according to NFL safety protocols, Professional football discussion reported.

Cam Newton of the New England Patriots leads his team in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, August 19, 2021 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo / Matt Rourke)

Newton was apparently released from the Patriots in September after being forced to miss five days after a “misunderstanding” with the league’s COVID testing protocols. He was not allowed to enter the team’s premises until he tested negative for the coronavirus on the fifth day of his absence.

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The Patriots said that by the time Newton went to a “club-approved medical appointment.”

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton celebrates his touchdown pass to Devin Asiasi in the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets on Sunday, January 3, 2021, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo / Elise Amendola)

New England were reportedly unhappy with the situation, but there was no real indication that Newton’s release was due to the testing incident.

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New England Patriots No.1 Cam Newton takes on the Philadelphia Eagles in the preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field on August 19, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The Patriots defeated the Eagles 35-0.  (Photo by Mitchell Leff / Getty Images)
New England Patriots No.1 Cam Newton takes on the Philadelphia Eagles in the preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field on August 19, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Patriots defeated the Eagles 35-0. (Photo by Mitchell Leff / Getty Images)

“I crossed all the lines, I checked all the boxes, I dotted all my i’s. Then to find out I had to sit down, that’s when I felt a little bamboozled, because you all told me to go, ”Newton said at the time.



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