Belichick Mum on Naming Starting QB, Newton Misses Practice With Excused Absence
By KYLE HIGHTOWER
AP Sports Writer
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he still doesn’t know when he’ll be ready to announce the starting quarterback. Still, as New England enters its final week of training camp, Cam Newton remains the front-runner to get the nod in Week 1. But he was one of a handful players absent as New England opened its final week of training camp. It was the first time Newton hasn’t practiced since camp opened.