Cam Newton is expected to take all his regular reps at New England Patriots minicamp this week, two weeks after sustaining a hand injury, according to a report from the Boston Globe's Jim McBride.

Newton's hand injury was never thought to be serious and he appears set to return to full action with the Patriots this week.

While Newton will be back on the field for New England, the Patriots will be without cornerback Stephon Gilmore.

McBride also reported the perennial Pro Bowler will not be in attendance during the Patriots' mandatory minicamp this week.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport added Gilmore wants a new contract while he continues to rehab from a partially torn quad.

Gilmore has one more year remaining on a five-year, $65 million deal he signed with the Patriots ahead of the 2017 season. He is set to make $7 million in salary with a $3.6 million signing bonus.