NFL News and Rumors: Cam Newton To Work out for the Cleveland Browns

Brian MurtaughAnalyst IMarch 9, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA - FEBRUARY 10:  2010 Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Cam Newton of the Auburn Tigers goes through his workout routine for the media at Cathedral High School's sports stadium on February 10, 2011 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Kent Horner/Getty Images)
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According to Jason La Canforna of, the Cleveland Browns have scheduled a personal workout with former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton.

According to an article posted on on Wednesday (found here), Newton was originally scheduled to meet with the Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings before later revealing more teams, including the Browns.

This should come as a surprise for many Browns fans as the team has publicly stated that Colt McCoy is their quarterback of the future and even brought in a head coach that was supposed to tutor him in the West Coast offense.

Newton had quite an incredible year at Auburn, as he led the team to an undefeated season and a National Championship. Even though he has an incredible body of work in a short time period, his workout schedule with the Browns does not seem to make sense from the outside looking in.

Cleveland just re-signed Seneca Wallace last week and have said publicly that they would like to retain Jake Delhomme if he is willing to restructure his contract.

Mike Holmgren came out and told the media on NFL Combine weekend that he intends to look at the quarterback position in this draft class, but many assumed he was hinting towards Jake Locker or Greg McElroy.

McCoy had a solid season in 2010 as he unexpectedly appeared in almost half of Cleveland's regular season games and threw six touchdowns opposed to nine interceptions.

The Browns also signed a wildcat style quarterback in Jarrett Brown nearly two months ago.


Brian Murtaugh is a Cleveland Browns featured columnist at Bleacher Report and also the columnist for Browns Central