It was a fascinating beginning to the New England Patriots’ last seven-day stretch of their 2021 preseason. The news came out on Monday morning that quarterback Cam Newton wasn’t on the field toward the beginning of training because of the group’s Covid-19 conventions and a “misconception about tests directed away from NFL offices.”
With Newton out, Mac Jones turned into the quarterback who spent most of the days with the primary group while Brian Hoyer drove the twos. As the Patriots gear up for two joint practices with the New York Giants this week, Newton’s nonappearance opens the entryway for Jones, who currently has a major chance ahead for him.
Non-members: QB Cam Newton, WR N’Keal Harry, WR Tre Nixon, TE Matt LaCosse, CB/S Myles Bryant
Little guy/NFI: QB Jarrett Stidham (PUP), CB Stephon Gilmore (PUP), S Joshuah Bledsoe (NFI), LB Cameron McGrone (NFI), LB Terez Hall (PUP), DT Byron Cowart (PUP)
Returnees: LB Josh Uche, TE Jonnu Smith, K Nick Folk, LS Joe Cardona, LB Anfernee Jennings, DT Lawrence Guy
While Newton’s nonattendance was the greatest information on the day, the Patriots likewise saw some significant players return to rehearse. Among them was second-year linebacker Josh Uche, who left last Thursday’s down against the Philadelphia Eagles with an undisclosed physical issue.
CB Dee Virgin: Virgin was looked at by head coach Jim Whalen halfway through the meeting, yet he got back to rehearse.
DT Nick Thurman: Thurman additionally invested energy with Whalen yet he later went to the storage space.
Macintosh Jones overwhelms reps during a here and there training: Cam Newton being out opened the entryway for the new kid on the block to isolate himself in a tight quarterback fight, and on Monday he saw a lot of activity: as outlined by Evan Lazar of CLNS Media, Jones took 31 first-group reps while Hoyer tossed only 10 passes during Monday’s training.