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Newton “media day” this week

Posted by Chris Brown on February 8, 2011 – 11:32 am

Appearing on NFL Network over the weekend, Auburn QB Cam Newton confirmed that he will have a media only pro day this Thursday (Feb. 10).

Having a media only day is unique enough in itself and holding any kind of physical workout prior to the NFL Combine is just as unusual. Most prospects have pro days in March or April for NFL talent evaluators after the NFL Combine has concluded, but Newton is apparently breaking the mold in more ways than one based on what he said in his NFL Network interview over the weekend.

“We just wanted to have a day to show what is my progression up until this point,” said Newton. “I understand that the media has a job to do, and I have a job to do as well. During this whole process, ever since I’ve been in San Diego, everybody’s had a question mark on, ‘What is Cam Newton doing?’ So from everybody on my end, we feel like this is the best opportunity to show what I have progressed into and what I’m trying to accomplish.”

Newton has been training at a small complex in San Diego with so-called QB guru George Whitfield who worked with Ben Roethlisberger when he was serving his four game suspension this past season. He’s still unsure as to whether he’ll participate in all the drills at the NFL Combine later this month in Indianapolis. The Heisman Trophy winner said the following concerning his plans.

“Not saying that I’m not. Not saying that I’m going to,” said Newton. “It’s just something that I have to evaluate with and talk to my so-called team — I call them Team Newton — and we’re just going to talk and see what’s (in my) best interest.”

Presumably if Newton chooses not to work out at the Combine, he’ll hold a pro day for scouts and NFL talent evaluators at some time in March or April or at Auburn’s pro day in March.


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