It appears Cam Newton’s right hand injury is close to being fully healed, if it isn’t already.
Newton was “welcomed” by teammates and “threw the ball around a bit” at Friday’s OTA session, according to ESPN’s Mike Reiss. Friday’s practice was the final voluntary session before the three-day mandatory minicamp, which begins Monday. Reiss noted “it wouldn’t be a surprise” if Newton is taking snaps at Monday’s practice.
The injury occurred at the Patriots’ OTA practice on June 4 when Newton’s hand hit a teammate’s helmet during an 11-on-11 session. Newton remained in practice until he aggravated the injury in a later drill.