Auburn quarterback Cam Newton has private workouts scheduled with at least eight NFL teams, ensuring that roughly half of those in the top half of the NFL draft's first round will have a closer look at one of the most intriguing prospects.
In each case, the team's head coach will conduct the workouts at undisclosed locations.
Minnesota is in the market for a quarterback after Brett Favre retired and the team decided not to tender a contract to Tarvaris Jackson, which likely indicates he will not return to Minnesota. Joe Webb, Patrick Ramsey and Rhett Bomar are the only quarterbacks the Vikings currently have on their roster. The Vikings reportedly had interest in Kyle Orton, but the Broncos have stated publicly that Orton is their starter.
Cecil Newton also told Brandt that his son plans to stay in the Atlanta area if there is a work stoppage and take college courses over the Internet in hopes of earning his degree. He is 18 credits short, according to his mother, Jackie.