Report: Mike Gillislee dealing with hamstring injury

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Running back Mike Gillislee has been working on the side at recent Patriots practices and it seems the reason is his hamstring.

Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports that Gillislee is dealing with a hamstring injury and that he was hindered by a similar issue during OTAs this spring.

That lack of recent activity may have contributed to the team listing Gillislee with the third string on the depth chart they unveiled on Wednesday. James White and Dion Lewis are both listed with the first team while Rex Burkhead and Brandon Bolden are with the second team.

Bolden has a big role on special teams, but he only had three touches on offense last season so he wouldn’t seem to be a leading option for the kind of role Gillislee is expected to fill in New England. Until Gillislee is healthy, though, it will be hard to know just what the Patriots might have in mind for him this year.

8 responses to “Report: Mike Gillislee dealing with hamstring injury

  1. Rest him for sure so it doesn’t linger….. Can even put him on PUP list to start year…. Frees up spot to keep a boarder line player…..
    We have enough depth to cover him sitting out rehabbing

  2. kissbillsrings says:

    Rest him for sure so it doesn’t linger….. Can even put him on PUP list to start year…. Frees up spot to keep a boarder line player…..

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    I believe that he has already taken part in practice sessions during training camp. This means that he can not be placed on the PUP list to free up a roster space. I’m sure they wouldn’t want him there at the start of the year, anyway, since it would mean missing at least six weeks of the season.

  3. Yeah, you’re right, it would have to be IR for 6 weeks….
    I just want him at 100% & not having issues all year long because he didn’t let it heal properly & keep activating it…. Hamstrings can be tricky….. Pats have a great training/strength staff so I’m sure BB is well in tune with it
    Go Pats!!!

  4. I’m excited to see Gilleslee,but they have enough depth at that position of they have to shelve him for awhile. Burkhead has had a good camp and they still have White.

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