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.
The Patriots play host to the Denver Broncos at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday.
Newton being asymptomatic was first reported by Fox Sports.