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Mac Jones limited in Wednesday’s practice

Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Wednesday that Mac Jones has “definitely made progress” in his rehab from a high-ankle sprain. The team’s practice report later in the day confirmed Jones took a step in his recovery.The Patriots list the quarterback as a limited participant.It marks his first practice since his injury on the final play [more]

Patriots sign Marcus Cannon to 53-man roster

The Patriots made a few moves on Wednesday, including signing offensive lineman Marcus Cannon off their practice squad to the 53-man roster.Cannon, who previously spent nearly a decade with the Patriots after they drafted him in 2011, rejoined the team on Sept. 13. He was active for the Week Four loss to Green Bay, playing 43 [more]

Report: Jonnu Smith week-to-week with ankle injury

Quarterback Mac Jones isn’t the only member of the Patriots offense dealing with an ankle injury.Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that tight end Jonnu Smith is also hurting ahead of Week Five. While Jones is believed to have a high-ankle sprain, Smith has reportedly been diagnosed with a low-ankle sprain.That typically means a shorter [more]

PFT’s Week 4 2022 NFL awards

It’s awards time, Week Four edition.You know the drill by now. Offensive player of the week. Defensive player of the week. Rookie of the week. Coach of the week. Play of the week.Each award winner is bestowed below, along with the finalists.As always, these awards are based on the input from the PFT staff, with [more]

Lions sign Michael Badgley to practice squad

The Lions are hopeful Austin Seibert‘s right groin will be healed enough to kick this week. But if not, the Lions will have Michael Badgley as their kicker against the Patriots.Detroit signed Badgley to its practice squad, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports.The Lions cut Dominik Eberle on Monday after he missed two extra points [more]

Report: Patriots are expected to sign Garrett Gilbert to practice squad

The Patriots are reportedly set to add a quarterback to their practice squad.Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the team is expected to sign Garrett Gilbert on Tuesday. With Mac Jones dealing with an ankle injury and Brian Hoyer in the concussion protocol, rookie Bailey Zappe is currently the only healthy quarterback in New [more]

Bill Belichick: I’ve removed players with concussion symptoms even if doctors cleared them

Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he has taken players out of games because he suspected they suffered a concussion, even if the medical staff cleared the player to play.“I’ve definitely done that before. Oh yeah,” Belichick said on WEEI. “If I see a player that I think is not functioning properly that for some reason [more]

T.J. Hockenson: I was able to make plays when they were called

The Lions are scoring and allowing points at a historic rate, with the league’s top offense and worst defense through four games.While tight end T.J. Hockenson hadn’t been involved much in the team’s first three contests, receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown and running back D’Andre Swift were both out for Week Four due to injury. So, [more]

Rodney Harrison urges players to speak up when they have head injuries

Rodney Harrison played his entire career before the NFL had its concussion epiphany in October 2009. For 15 seasons with the Chargers and Patriots, Rodney played without fear. He played without regard to his health and well-being. Now, with the benefit of age and wisdom and in light of his own experiences, Rodney had some [more]

Matt LaFleur regrets “emotional decision” on challenge that cost Packers a late timeout

Packers coach Matt LaFleur made a mistake that could have been incredibly costly for the Packers on Sunday, challenging an incomplete pass and costing the team a timeout late in the fourth quarter of what ended up an overtime win over the Patriots.After the game, LaFleur admitted it was the wrong thing to do.“I’m not [more]

Bill Belichick: Aaron Rodgers was too good

Patriots coach Bill Belichick displayed plenty of respect for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers after today’s game.Belichick was effusive with his praise of Rodgers, saying that the Patriots played well but that Rodgers was simply too much for them to stop.“In the end, Rodgers was just too good. He made some throws that only Rodgers can [more]

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