Belichick: Newton not practicing, but fine after hand injury

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Patriots quarterback Cam Newton hasn’t practiced since injuring his throwing hand during voluntary workouts last week.

But coach Bill Belichick expects New England’s incumbent starting quarterback to be fine.

Newton was not at the Patriots’ latest workout Thursday, the third session open to media.

This is Newton’s first full offseason with the Patriots after signing with them last July. His absence left New England with three quarterbacks — Jarrett Stidham, rookie Mac Jones and Brian Hoyer with a mandatory, three-day minicamp set for next week.