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Injury report: Chandler Jones lone Patriot who doesn’t practice
"The New England Patriots’ injury report confirmed that defensive end Chandler Jones has a hip injury. According to earlier reports, Jones will be out for a month.Jones did not participate in practice Wednesday.As Jones is expected to miss multiple games, the Patriots are preparing for the next man to step up. The team could turn to rookie defensive linemen Dominique Easley and Zach Moore to fill in for the injured Jones."
Akeem Ayers, Alan Branch Should Help Patriots’ Run Defense But At Major Cost
"The New England Patriots made the 2014 version of Chris Johnson look like vintage CJ2K just six short days ago, but after a major injury and two savvy acquisitions, their ability to stop the run might be their defense’s strength."
What if: Tom Brady to Texans
"Before you scroll down to the comments section and leave the obligatory nasty note, consider that we asked a current NFL general manager if this incendiary, social media-exploding potential deal was plausible.“Absolutely,” he said. “It actually makes too much sense. The players in the Patriots’ locker room know that their days are numbered. That’s just the way it is in New England.”"
Following up on Darrelle Revis being late for practice
"In following up on the story of cornerback Darrelle Revis being late to Tuesday’s practice (as initially reported by the Boston Globe) because he overslept, the conclusion I came to after speaking with multiple sources is this: Revis made a mistake, can probably expect to be fined by the team as is normally the case in situations like these, and was ultimately accountable for his actions by personally meeting with coach Bill Belichick later in the day to apologize."