Cam Newton’s brother joins the Saints

With the UFL circling the drain, it appears that the league has given its players the ability to abandon their contracts.

That’s the obvious implication of the news that center Cecil Newton, older brother of Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, has signed with the Saints.

And so both Newtons will be in the NFC South this year.  Assuming that Cecil Newton will stick on the Saints’ 53-man roster.

The elder Newton previously played for the Jaguars.  He was on the active roster for two games in 2010, but he did not play.