Sudden Bye Week May Permit Cam Newton To Return Versus Broncos

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FOXBORO (CBS) – The Patriots seem like annoyed with the NFL’s dealing with of a current string of coronavirus instances. However there could possibly be an upside for New England.

The group’s recreation towards the Denver Broncos was initially scheduled for Sunday, then moved to Monday, after which postponed, reportedly to subsequent week.

In consequence, the Patriots and Broncos each have a bye this weekend. For the Patriots, that might truly be a serious break, regardless of the troublesome state of affairs they’ve been in.

Quarterback Cam Newton was compelled to overlook final week’s loss towards the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs after he was the primary participant on the group to check optimistic for coronavirus. Brian Hoyer struggled mightily, and Jarrett Stidham didn’t do significantly better in reduction.

In line with Tom Pelissero of NFL Community, as of Saturday evening, the Patriots ‘weren’t sure” if Newton could be cleared from COVID-19 protocol to play Monday. Now with a bye week earlier than the Broncos recreation, Pelissero mentioned Newton’s probabilities “go up for not lacking one other recreation.”

A possible Newton return would supply a silver lining in an in any other case disagreeable state of affairs for the Patriots.

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