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QB Cam Newton Reportedly Gets Positive Physical Results

Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers yelling.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 07: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers reacts during warms ups prior to the NFC Wild Card playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 7, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

On Tuesday morning, ESPN's NFL insider Adam Schefter reported the Carolina Panthers plan to release quarterback Cam Newton later today.

The news comes just one day after the Panthers traded backup quarterback Kyle Allen to the Washington Redskins for a fifth-round pick. Carolina reportedly attempted to trade Newton as well.

However, Newton's foot injury that cost him the last 14 games of the 2019 season reportedly had teams worried. Without having the ability to bring Newton in for a physical, teams decided not to part with draft capital in a trade for the veteran quarterback.

Despite the concerns about Newton's injury, Schefter revealed some good news on Tuesday afternoon. Schefter reported Newton underwent a physical this week and the results came back positive.

The former No. 1 overall pick doesn't seem to have an ideal landing spot out there. However, if teams know he's healthy, they'll be more willing to bring Newton on board.

NFL analysts have linked Newton to several teams, including the Washington Redskins and New England Patriots. Reuniting with his former coach Ron Rivera, or playing under Bill Belichick seem like plausible options at this point.

However, New England would have to clear significant cap space to land Newton.

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