Cam Newton listed as questionable for Sunday

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Patriots quarterback Cam Newton downplayed the abdomen injury that put him on the team’s injury report this week, but his presence in the lineup against the Chargers isn’t considered a sure thing.

Newton was limited in practice for the third straight day and he is listed as questionable to play on Sunday. It’s the first time Newton has been on the injury report this season, but he did miss one game after testing positive for COVID-19.

Brian Hoyer started in his place against the Chiefs, but was benched in favor of Jarrett Stidham. Hoyer has been inactive in recent games, so Stidham would likely play if Newton can’t go.

Linebacker Ja'whaun Bentley (groin), defensive tackle Adam Butler (shoulder), defensive tackle Byron Cowart (back), safety Kyle Dugger (toe), kicker Nick Folk (back), tight end Ryan Izzo (hamstring, hand), cornerback J.C. Jackson (hip), fullback Jakub Johnson (knee), guard Shaq Mason (calf), wide receiver Matthew Slater (knee), and running back J.J. Taylor (quadricep) join Newton in the questionable category.

20 responses to “Cam Newton listed as questionable for Sunday

  1. Cams been questionable since Von Miller destroyed him in SB50.

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    I agree, that and the first game of the next season when the Broncos were allowed to hit him in the face without getting flagged. Hes never been the same since.

  2. Stidham throws for 400 yards and 4 tds. The following week gets started over Newton then benched in the second quarter after his third pick.

  3. touchback6 says:
    December 4, 2020 at 4:51 pm
    For the love of god, give Stidham a chance.
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    Career wise, He has 1 TD pass and 4 INTs with 2 of those INTs becoming a pick 6. Yeah, give him a chance.

  4. Since almost from when he was drafted I’ve been reading comments like, start Stidham, he’s the future, etc. Yet, I’ve haven’t once read or heard anyone from Patriots management suggest they see him that way.
    Has any one of you?
    When he first was drafted I tried to read everything and anything on his college career. And everything I found suggested he was average at best, with no special skill set.
    So if that’s the case, then there’s no reason to believe he’s the answer.
    In other words, if Cam’s not going to be Belichick’s man next year, expect the Patriot’s to sign a starter, trade for one or draft a highly regarded QB prospect.

  5. touchback6 says:
    December 4, 2020 at 4:51 pm
    For the love of god, give Stidham a chance.

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    Agree. Gotta do what they can to secure a top 10 spot in the draft.

  6. Just let Stidham play Cam has been a bust for all but 3 games this year. Turnovers, missed screens, missed deep passes, and can’t hang onto the football when he gets hit.

  7. As a longtime Panthers fan, all I can say is that Cam had an NFL body but an NBA personality…

  8. Cam is primed for a breakout week. Throw for over 100 yards and score three TD’s on the ground, crush the Chargers, take a few days off and repeat against the Rams. Careless fumbles and interceptions, none. Pats win out, make the playoffs and go from there.

  9. This year he’s showing his skills for that big final contract. Problem is, he already has it.

  10. The bigger question is will he show up for his press conference dressed like Huggy Bear from the old tv series Starsky & Hutch?

  11. Since almost from when he was drafted I’ve been reading comments like, start Stidham, he’s the future, etc. Yet, I’ve haven’t once read or heard anyone from Patriots management suggest they see him that way. Sure ok they have raved about stidham he fell
    Behind in camp after hurting his leg/hip and lost valuable time to newton. hes still very much in the teams plans and is developing behind the scenes I’d love to see him get a full camp and offseason to compete for the job next year.

  12. Angel Valle says:
    December 5, 2020 at 8:09 am
    Since almost from when he was drafted I’ve been reading comments like, start Stidham, he’s the future, etc. Yet, I’ve haven’t once read or heard anyone from Patriots management suggest they see him that way. Sure ok they have raved about stidham he fell
    Behind in camp after hurting his leg/hip and lost valuable time to newton. hes still very much in the teams plans and is developing behind the scenes I’d love to see him get a full camp and offseason to compete for the job next year.

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    Why would BB ever do that? He didn’t announce anything with Brady or JimmyG.

    Covid19 clearly lost the ability to analyze and develop him more this spring.

    That said, Newton has been horrible and has had more than enough time to progress.

    It’s almost like he is trying to help lose the game when he plays. His fundamentals are horrible.

  13. tb12bestqbevah says:
    December 4, 2020 at 7:30 pm
    touchback6 says:
    December 4, 2020 at 4:51 pm
    For the love of god, give Stidham a chance.

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    Agree. Gotta do what they can to secure a top 10 spot in the draft.

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    Brady has been subpar in the regular season, 3 years in a row.

    Enjoy!

  14. In very limited action Stidham has looked like Nathan Peterman
    Maybe the Patriot coaches are trying to prevent a repeat situation?

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