Cam Newton to Throw at Auburn Pro Day, Texans Add Schultz and Singletary, and Other NFL Bullets
Cam Newton is trying to make a comeback. On Monday, Newton announced on social media that he would be throwing at Auburn’s pro day today.
- Newton hasn’t played an NFL game since the end of the 2021 season when he returned to the Carolina Panthers. He said on his Twitter account: “Tell me how these randoms keep getting jobs … Don’t worry about it. I’m going to show you. I can’t wait to show you.”
- A smiling Newton ended the video with a football in his hand, saying, “ain’t 32 [quarterbacks] better than me.”
- Newton will turn 34 in May. He played eight games for the Panthers after being signed to replace Sam Darnold, who went on injured reserve with an injury. Newton played for the Patriots in 2020 and only threw eight touchdown passes to 10 interceptions.
- Newton has 32,382 yards with 194 touchdowns and 123 interceptions in his career. He led the Panthers to the Super Bowl in 2015 and owns a 75-68-1 record as a starting QB in the NFL.
- I can’t knock Newton for his confidence. However, I don’t believe he’s a starting QB these days. Even if he still has something left in the tank, where is there a fit? Teams with obvious needs at QB are poised to take a QB in next month’s draft or have already invested money in a quarterback in free agency. Would Newton be open to a backup role or a shot at a battle in training camp?
- Well, best of luck to Cam either way.
- The Houston Texans are bringing in a pair of players on offense. Houston agreed to a one-year deal worth $9 million with tight end Dalton Schultz.
- Schultz, 26, posted 577 receiving yards and five touchdowns in 15 games with Dallas last season. On Monday, the Texans also inked Devin Singletary to a one-year deal worth up to $3.75 million.
- Houston has had a bunch of movement over the last 48 hours. First, they extended Laremy Tunsil–making him the highest-paid tackle in football again. Then they traded wide receiver Brandin Cooks to the Dallas Cowboys.
- If you missed it, reports on Monday pointed toward NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell receiving a contract extension. In a story at ESPN on Monday, Adam Schefter says that the NFL’s compensation committee is “slated to present the proposed extension to team owners” during a privileged session on Tuesday.
- According to Schefter, the extension for Goodell has been in the works since last season. No length has been agreed to yet, but it’s believed to be a new three-year deal.
- So, the Bulls did a thing last night! After 12 failed attempts, they finally beat the Philadelphia 76ers!
- If you missed the Japan-Mexico WBC semifinal last night, I’m sorry to hear that–It was a helluva game. So, Japan and the United States will play tonight in the finals!
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