Cam N Newton is seen doing what he can to make himself signable for an NFL team.
Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network reported Saturday that Newton received the Covid-1 vaccine because teams have been in contact with the former Patriots quarterback.
Garafolo reported during an appearance on “Good Morning Football Weekend” that Newton’s signature was not forthcoming but that teams had contacted him within the first six weeks of the season.
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“A lot of people are saying, ‘Did New England keep him alive, and was Newton’s vaccination status the reason he’s stuck somewhere else?’ It’s no longer a story here, ”Garafolo said. “Again, teams have been told that Cam Newton is now vaccinated, so even if he comes in, he doesn’t have to wait five days before he can work or join your roster.”
Newton had to stay away from the Patriots for five days during the pre-season after a misunderstanding of the party’s COVID-1 policies.
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Less than a week later, the Patriots cut Newton and named the rookie Mac Jones as the team’s starting quarterback. Patriot coach Bill Belichick said Newton’s vaccination status was not why he was not fired, but it did not stop the spread of speculation.
Jones led the Patriots 2-2 at the start. He completed 71.1 percent of his passes, including 1,243 yards, five touchdowns and five interceptions.
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Newton’s vaccination status will make it easier for him to join a team. The NFL’s Kovid-1 rules also allow vaccinated players to avoid segregation in close contact with an infected person. In a groundbreaking positive case, the vaccinated player will only have to wait 2 hours before receiving two negative tests. Players will then undergo weekly examinations or be examined only as directed by the medical staff.
Players who do not pass the passive test must be isolated for at least 10 days and will not be able to return until they are asymptomatic. Unconventional players can also be in quarantine for five days if they are in close contact with infected people.
Additionally, vaccinated players must be tested daily for Covid-1 for, always wear a mask at the facility, not be allowed to assemble in groups larger than three, and be fined for violating NFL coronavirus protocol. Free agents will have to test negative for five days in a row before entering the team facility.