NEW ORLEANS (KAIT) - The last time we saw Derek Newton, he suffered a horrific injury on national TV. The Red Wolf continues quite the comeback story.
Newton signed with the Saints on Tuesday, reuniting with former Arkansas State teammate Demario Davis.
Derek tore patella tendons in both knees in October 2016 while trying to block Von Miller. He missed the final 9 games of 2016 and the entire 2017 season. Before that injury, Newton started 68 games with the Texans.
The pride of Utica, Mississippi rehabbed for over a year. We might see Derek suit up on Monday Night Football against the Panthers.