This paves the way for Newton to return to game action for Sunday’s game against the Broncos.
Newton has been on the COVID-19 list for just under two weeks now after testing positive for the virus.
Newton, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Panthers back in 2011. He was entering the fifth year of his six-year, $118.47 million contract that includes $60 million guaranteed and set to make base salaries of $16.2 million and $18.6 million over the final two years of the agreement when the Panthers cut him this offseason.
The Patriots later signed Newton to a one-year deal back in June. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent in 2021.
In 2020, Newton has appeared in three games for the Patriots and completed 68.1 percent of his passes for 714 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed for 149 yards and four touchdowns.