METAIRIE, La. -- Derek Newton is one step closer to making a remarkable recovery from tearing both of his patellar tendons in 2016 with the Houston Texans.
Newton has not played since suffering the catastrophic injury. The Texans released him in April after he spent the entire 2017 season on the physically unable to perform list.
Huge Congratulations to Derek Newton on signing a 2 year deal with the Saints. What an incredible journey after recovering from a double patellar injury. Groundbreaking comeback. Proud of you Newt! #trulyblessed #faithfamilyfootball pic.twitter.com/vOptPFpC55— Goal Line Football (@GoalineFootball) December 11, 2018
Newton, 31, started 68 games for the Texans, primarily as their right tackle, after being drafted in the seventh round out of Arkansas State in 2011.