Hunter Henry expects to play Sunday

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Hunter Henry injured a shoulder in the Aug. 8 practice. He missed the entire preseason.

The tight end, though, expects to play Sunday in his Patriots debut.

I wouldn’t say doubt,” Henry replied when asked if he has any doubt he’ll be in uniform on Sunday, via Zack Cox of NESN.

Henry later said he is “excited to go out there and compete with [Mac Jones] this weekend.”

Henry and Jonnu Smith, another free agent addition, have yet to share the field together in a game setting. The Patriots finally will get to see what high-priced tight ends can do for their offense.

“I think both of them have worked extremely hard,” Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said. “I feel very confident in both players’ aptitude and understanding of our system and our operation and what we do offensively and what their roles are in it. That’s because they’re very diligent about the work they put in. They prepare very well. So I’m very confident in that.. . . I have no doubts about those two players in terms of their ability to go out there and perform. They’ll both be ready to go.”

Henry, 26, totaled 115 receptions for 1,265 yards and nine touchdowns over his final two seasons with the Chargers.

9 responses to “Hunter Henry expects to play Sunday

  1. BB sometimes buries talented new FAs like this and there is little tape on he and Smith.

    BB did the same thing with Moss in 2007.

  2. The good news is, even if he doesn’t play or doesn’t play good, there is PLENTY of alternate targets.

  3. BB knows the end of his career is near, he’s running out of time. He seriously overpaid for free agents for the first time. The trophy winner is gone, Bill will be gone in 2 years, he’ll never win a trophy without Tommy, and the team will be in CAP HELL

  4. BB sometimes buries talented new FAs like this and there is little tape on he and Smith.

    BB did the same thing with Moss in 2007.
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    How on Earth did BB do the same with Moss in 2007? Records were set. First off Moss was not a FA. He was traded from the the Raiders for a 4th rounder. In Moss’ first two games as a Patriot he was targeted 16 times and caught 15 passes for almost 300 yards and 3 TDs. Let’s hope Henry gets “burried” like Moss…

  5. Better get used to Henry being injured. Actually the Pats may want to get Antonio Gates number and keep him on speed dial.

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