Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Miami books private Cam Newton workout
By Tim Graham
The Buffalo Bills aren't the only AFC East team interested in Auburn quarterback Cam Newton.
NFL Network reporter Jason La Canfora and NFL.com personnel analyst Gil Brandt have compiled a list of clubs that have scheduled private workouts with Newton. The Miami Dolphins are among the eight teams mentioned. The Bills also are on the list.
Based on recent buzz, the Dolphins would have to trade up to draft the Heisman Trophy winner. The Dolphins are slotted 15th in the first round.
The Dolphins would have difficulty making a deal to move up into the top 10, and that might not be enough to get Newton. The Dolphins don't have a second-round draft choice to peddle, having sent it to the Denver Broncos in the Brandon Marshall trade. Teams won't have the ability to trade players until there's a new collective bargaining agreement, making a trade into projected Newton territory even tougher.
Brandt, citing Newton's father Cecil Newton as the source, reported the Carolina Panthers (first overall), Bills (third), Washington Redskins (10th) and Minnesota Vikings (12th) have scheduled private sessions.
La Canfora cited an unidentified source in reporting Newton has visits lined up with the Cincinnati Bengals (fourth), Cleveland Browns (sixth), Tennessee Titans (eighth) and Dolphins.