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Packers add Cam Newton’s brother to practice squad

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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.

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26 Responses to “Packers add Cam Newton’s brother to practice squad”
  1. bradleyc4 says: Oct 13, 2011 12:05 PM

    At least they didn’t waste a draft pick, like the Eagles did with Clay Matthews’ brother.

  2. jimmysee says: Oct 13, 2011 12:10 PM

    Ted Thomson is a good judge of talent.

  3. 7thlombardiontheway says: Oct 13, 2011 12:16 PM

    Wow, we are incredible. You must be incredibly jealous. LOLZ

  4. swagjag says: Oct 13, 2011 12:24 PM

    Good guy.. but he didn’t get the “icon and entertainer” genes.

  5. grilledjesus says: Oct 13, 2011 12:25 PM

    This is who I meant when I said C. Newton was gonna be a bust. Glad we cleared that up.

  6. jharmon64 says: Oct 13, 2011 12:26 PM

    Never heard of him…….”well known name”?

  7. cosanostra71 says: Oct 13, 2011 12:30 PM

    such a joke that ncaa cleared newton

  8. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Oct 13, 2011 12:34 PM

    I think we all know which Newton will be the first to get a championship ring….

  9. wte1 says: Oct 13, 2011 12:45 PM

    He isn’t that good. Cecil Sr. only asked Tennessee State for $12.00 for his son to play there.

  10. sirdrinksalot says: Oct 13, 2011 12:58 PM

    Yeah, neither of them.

  11. realitypolice says: Oct 13, 2011 1:10 PM

    Listen, I think NCAA rules are a joke and I have not trouble with Auburn skating on these charges.

    But how can anyone with a straight face say that Cam Newton had no idea what his father was up to?

  12. Derty Ernie says: Oct 13, 2011 1:11 PM

    Sounds serious. If they picked him up for the offensive line then someone else is going down. Its known that Clifton has a serious ham string and may be out a while but Belaga may be a bigger story.
    They’ve been quiet about his condition.

    Sherrod the first round pick hasn’t shown anything and they better shore up the offensive line before they play Detroit or they QB may be the next disabled player.

  13. chocolatebaconbutter says: Oct 13, 2011 1:31 PM

    LOL at wte1. Good one buddy.

  14. sfloyal says: Oct 13, 2011 1:31 PM

    I get it! Have him lose 75lbs, wait for that growth spurt to kick in another 3 inches then put the ball in his hands and see what happens. Genius!

  15. mdd913 says: Oct 13, 2011 1:39 PM

    Played for the Saints in preseason. I thought he did pretty good too. Just didn’t have room for him.

  16. jrmbadger says: Oct 13, 2011 2:13 PM

    “Derty Ernie says:
    Oct 13, 2011 1:11 PM
    Sounds serious. If they picked him up for the offensive line then someone else is going down. Its known that Clifton has a serious ham string and may be out a while but Belaga may be a bigger story.
    They’ve been quiet about his condition.

    Sherrod the first round pick hasn’t shown anything and they better shore up the offensive line before they play Detroit or they QB may be the next disabled player.”

    ( —- seeing as how my last comment got deleted somehow — I’ll repost.)

    Umm… no

    Bulaga practiced yesterday, so your whole theory there is shot. Newhouse has been playing very well and Sherrod played pretty well in relief of Clifton at ATL. Only one sack was charged to the Tackles during that game.

    Sherrod showed a lot last game, albeit his development has been slower than desired, but that might have something to do with his rotation during camp between tackle and guard and the lack of OTAs because of the lockout. By all accounts, since they have kept him at tackle he’s been improving nicely.

    I like the depth the O-line has. Three quality young tackles.

  17. jrmbadger says: Oct 13, 2011 2:18 PM

    I should add that Bulaga practiced again today. Two straight days of practice makes him look like he’ll play this weekend.

    Personally, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him rotated heavily with Sherrod to try and keep him healthy by limiting his reps and to get Sherrod some more game experience against a team that lacks a potent pass rush.

  18. tradeassociation says: Oct 13, 2011 3:12 PM

    P.S. Many folks theorize that Cecil Newton Jr. was the source of the funds to fix Cecil Newton Sr.’s church. Newton spent 2009 on Jacksonville’s practice squad, and I believe that you get $80,000 a year for being on the practice squad. Not a whole lot of money, but if Newton, Jr. didn’t have any other expenses, it is plausible.

  19. cover2blitz0 says: Oct 13, 2011 4:02 PM

    well its good hes getting an nfl shot but too bad its not with carolina it would be kinda cool to be the center or guard playing with your brother on the same team

  20. paulharghis says: Oct 13, 2011 5:41 PM

    . Newhouse has been playing very well and Sherrod played pretty well in relief of Clifton at ATL. Only one sack was charged to the Tackles during that game.

    =============================
    Yeah, they sure looked good with the Falcons best pass rusher in street clothes.

    Lions front 4 will destroy this line. Hell, even the Vikes will run roughshod over them.

    The karma payback is coming Pack fans- and i cannot wait.

  21. paulharghis says: Oct 13, 2011 5:44 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Oct 13, 2011 12:34 PM
    I think we all know which Newton will be the first to get a championship ring….

    =============================
    Once again, Squish Mitten, nothing pertinent to add to the conversation.

    He’ll be gone from the practice squad once Clifton is healthy. So once again, you are totally wrong.

    Besides that, GB won’t get out of the NFC this year.

  22. axespray says: Oct 14, 2011 12:10 AM

    yo paul, you find a franchise qb yet?
    or fans that support the franchise yet?

  23. paulharghis says: Oct 14, 2011 5:20 PM

    axespray says:
    Oct 14, 2011 12:10 AM
    yo paul, you find a franchise qb yet?
    or fans that support the franchise yet?

    1.) Christian Ponder
    2.) Sold out since 1997

    Hows the search for your “life partner”?
    Have you met him yet?
    Don’t worry, he’s out there somewhere.

  24. txpackfan says: Oct 14, 2011 5:28 PM

    Paul, the 2011 Lions team is truly exciting and I’m happy for their fans in Detroit, and all of Michigan. That being said, aside from a couple of incredible comeback victories so far in this young season, they haven’t really done anything, yet.
    This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Lion’s last victory in the state of Wisconsin. The Lions may well end their drought this year, but for now Erik Kramer was the last Lion QB to win there. That’s dominance.
    The Packers are the current Super Bowl champs…for the fourth time. How many has Detroit won, or even played in? You get my point. Y’all keep winning, and let’s talk again around Thanksgiving.

  25. pantherdan says: Oct 26, 2011 2:12 AM

    For the throngs of Panthers fans and the NFL press who pronounced Cam Newton D.O.A. and would never be a pocket passer…maybe this was the Newton they were thinking of.

    Cam Newton has not only broken almost every rookie qb record he could get his hands on so far, he has simply torched them. The long Steve Smith pass Sunday was a very rare pass. The margin of error was amazing and the window was literally tiny, Newton laid it in his hands with double coverage all over Smith. Think of it this way…Cam’s pass to Smith was about the same as Cam throwing a ball 50 yards into a shoebox moving 20 mph….Amazing.

    Football fans are actually seeing something special in Carolina with Newton. The Panthers will shore up the defense in the offseason and they will contend very shortly. Simply Imagine if Newton had Smith and a Wes Welker type on the field at the same time…The front office will get him another 1a wideout this offseason. The Panthers actually made their hardest trade push going after Santana Moss after the lockout, thinking Moss was the wide receiver most like Smith they could have gotten…Funny how that did not work.

    The ironic thing is now matter how you dice it Andy Luck, who snubbed the Panthers, will never have the rookie season that Newton is having. They will forever be linked over who will do the most in the future and the fact is Luck simply does not have the physical skillset Newton does. Luck may be accurate, make all of the throws etc…etc…etc…but the sad thing is he will not will a national championship in college and he may never get out from under Newton’s shadow once he gets into the NFL as Newton’s stock is skyrocketing and no first year qb has ever even come close to doing the things Newton has done.

  26. pantherdan says: Oct 26, 2011 2:18 AM

    For the throngs of Panthers fans and the NFL press who pronounced Cam Newton D.O.A. and would never be a pocket passer…maybe this was the Newton they were thinking of.

    Cam Newton has not only broken almost every rookie qb record he could get his hands on so far, he has simply torched them. The long Steve Smith pass Sunday was a very rare pass. The margin of error was amazing and the window was literally tiny, Newton laid it in his hands with double coverage all over Smith. Think of it this way…Cam’s pass to Smith was about the same as Cam throwing a ball 50 yards into a shoebox moving 20 mph….Amazing.

    Football fans are actually seeing something special in Carolina with Newton. The Panthers will shore up the defense in the offseason and they will contend very shortly. Simply Imagine if Newton had Smith and a Wes Welker type on the field at the same time…The front office will get him another 1a wideout this offseason. The Panthers actually made their hardest trade push going after Santana Moss after the lockout, thinking Moss was the wide receiver most like Smith they could have gotten…Funny how that did not work.

    The ironic thing is now matter how you dice it Andy Luck, who snubbed the Panthers, will never have the rookie season that Newton is having. They will forever be linked over who will do the most in the future and the fact is Luck simply does not have the physical skillset Newton does and that will limit his ability in the future. Luck may be accurate, make all of the throws etc…etc…etc…but the sad thing is he will not win a national championship this year and the truth is, he may never get out from under Newton’s shadow. Once Luck gets into the NFL it will be fun to watch but Newton’s stock is skyrocketing and no first year qb has ever even come close to doing the things Newton has done.

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