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WATCH: Cam's first throwing session at full Pats practice

Patriots

Cam Newton no longer has to fly around the country to throw to his New England Patriots teammates.

The Patriots held their first fully-padded training camp practice Monday at Gillette Stadium, meaning Newton participated in legitimate team drills for the first time since signing with New England in free agency early last month.

Newton warmed up with some stretching and threw a few passes on air before joining fellow quarterbacks Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer for 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 work, according to our Patriots Insider Phil Perry.

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Here's a look at the Patriots quarterback in action:

We've already seen the strange sight of Tom Brady hitting the practice fieldย with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Newton in a red Patriots QB jersey is equally jarring after 20 years of seeing TB12 in Foxboro.

The 31-year-old quarterback has plenty to prove in New England after missing 14 of the Carolina Panthers' 16 games last season due to a foot injury.

Newton has drawn positive reviews from his teammates and coaches so far, but his first true test comes this week as he gets meaningful practice reps under his belt.

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Perry: Newton's energy on full display during Day 1 in pads