New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Tuesday that”we will take it day by day” as it comes to the team’s quarterback situation.
That means it is possible Newton could go back to practice by Thursday.
Newton allegedly tested positive Friday, and he didn’t play Monday night’s 26-10 loss to the Chiefs — a match which has been postponed one day because of his diagnosis. He is rid of return five times because his very first positive evaluation if he proceeds to not exhibit some signs, has two negative evaluations 24 hours apart over those five times, and is eliminated by the staff physician.
“We will see how it goes,” Belichick told reporters when asked when he intends to stay with Monday’s newcomer, Brian Hoyer, when Newton is not ready. “We will determine this as we get additional info on those men, beginning with Cam.”
Hoyer was finally replaced Monday by Jarrett Stidham.
Before departing Kansas City on Monday, the Patriots took PCR tests, which came back negative, ” a source told ESPN’s Dianna Russini.
Later Tuesday, clinic squad defensive handle Bill Murray has been set on the Reserve/COVID-19 record. Being on the book list doesn’t signify a player tested positive for the coronavirus; it may also mean he’s been connected with somebody who has tested positive.
Newton being asymptomatic was initially reported by Fox Sports.
“We will take it daily. “I am not going to attempt and generate any predictions or read to a crystal ball on where things will be Friday, Saturday, or even another day this week. There are many unpredictable variables. You simply can not nail them down. So we will use what we could use.”