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Derek Newton’s placement on reserve/PUP ends his season

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The placement of Texans tackle Derek Newton on the reserve/PUP list has sparked differing interpretations among the media regarding the consequences of the move. Is he shut down for the year, or will he miss only the first six weeks of the regular season?

According to the Texans, Newton will be done for the full season.

Those of you who have been following the Teddy Bridgewater contract situation in Minnesota now may wonder whether this means Newton’s contract will toll for a full year. It won’t, since he’s not in the last year of his current contract. (If he were, it would.)

So Newton, who tore both patellar tendons during the 2016 season, won’t play in 2017. The only good news for Newton is that he will make his full $4.75 million salary.

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7 Responses to “Derek Newton’s placement on reserve/PUP ends his season”
  1. mojodoa says: May 13, 2017 11:31 AM

    Both patellar tendons? At the same time, or was he playing with a torn one and then the other tore? Damn.

  2. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: May 13, 2017 12:16 PM

    Glad to hear he will be paid in full for 2017 but he also should sue the Denver Broncos and the league for the poor field conditions when he got injured.

  3. jimmysee says: May 13, 2017 12:18 PM

    Wow! I’d
    Like a job
    Like that!

  4. casualmalexlfan says: May 13, 2017 1:32 PM

    Newton tore both at the same time during a non-contact injury during week 7.

  5. binarymath says: May 13, 2017 2:01 PM

    “The only good news for Newton is that he will make his full $4.75 million salary.”

    Well, that and the fact that he is able to WALK again, let alone return to football.

    Call me misguided, but I think the ability to walk outranks a salary year in the grand scheme of things.

  6. nyneal says: May 13, 2017 7:18 PM

    While you’re out, lay off the figs, Newton.

  7. darthobama says: May 13, 2017 7:31 PM

    Why does the pup list end his season? The article never says why this is any different than the normal 6 week pup list…

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