New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton is back on the practice field after an excused absence on Monday.
In the days counting down to the season (we're at NINE, people), any absence by any player at this point kind of makes your ears perk up. Newton's absence was excused, as mentioned, and no other reason was given.
Head coach Bill Belichick still refuses to name a starter for the team, even though everyone with a brain can tell you it was Newton's job before arriving in Massachusetts. Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer are the other two quarterbacks on the roster... and, yeah. That says enough right there.