The Green Bay Packers have added a well-known name to their practice squad.
Cecil Newton, a guard and center who is the brother of Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, was picked up by the Packers this week.
Cecil Newton, who played his college football at Tennessee State, has spent time with both the Jaguars and the Saints but has never played in a regular-season game.
The Newtons’ dad, Cecil Newton Sr., was a safety who had training camp tryouts with the Cowboys and Bills in the 1980s. Cecil Newton Sr. was one of the most-discussed names in college football last year because of allegations that he broke NCAA rules by seeking payment for Cam’s services. The NCAA said this week that neither Auburn nor Cam Newton were aware of any pay-for-play offers.