METAIRIE, La. — Derek Newton is 1 step closer to creating a remarkable comeback from ripping both of his own patellar tendons in 2016 with the Houston Texans.
Newton has not played since suffering the accident. The Texans published him in April after he spent the whole 2017 season on the physically unable to perform list.
Huge Congratulations to Derek Newton on registering a 2 year deal with the Saints. What an unbelievable journey after dealing with a patellar injury. Groundbreaking come back. Happy with you personally Newt! #trulyblessed #faithfamilyfootball pic.twitter.com/vOptPFpC55
— Goalline Football (@GoalineFootball) December 1 1, 2018
Newton started 68 games for the Texans, chiefly as their right tackle.