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Cam Newton thinks ‘things are already different’ ahead of his second season with the Patriots

Cam Newton has a lot more reasons to smile after the first couple days of free agency.
Cam Newton has a lot more reasons to smile after the first couple days of free agency.Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Cam Newton reacted to the Patriots’ headline-grabbing opening day of free agency in a similar manner to New England fans.

Newton made a Tuesday morning post on his social media in which he was walking out of Gillette Stadium as “Welcome Back” by Mase played.

The 31-year-old quarterback captioned the post with a reference to the Patriots’ roster reset: “When you realize things are already different. The second go around!”

Newton is returning to New England on a one-year deal worth up to $13.6 million, with $3.5 million guaranteed.

He’ll have a host of new players to throw to, thanks to Bill Belichick’s free agent additions the past two days.

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