That means Newton could be cleared to return in five days since his first positive test if he continues not to exhibit any symptoms, has two negative tests 24 hours apart within those five days, and is cleared by the team doctor.
It’s conceivable Newton could return to practice by Thursday.
Before leaving Kansas City on Monday, the Patriots took PCR tests, which all came back negative, a source told ESPN’s Dianna Russini. Newton remains the only Patriot to have tested positive.
The Patriots play host to the Denver Broncos at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday.
Newton being asymptomatic was first reported by Fox Sports.