Brady misses second consecutive practice, Gronk limited

Brady misses second consecutive practice, Gronk limited

Tom Brady missed his second consecutive practice with a knee injury and was one of three Patriots to miss the team's Thanksgiving day practice.

Tight end Martellus Bennett and special teams captain Matthew Slater (ankle) also didn't participate in practice, while tight end Rob Gronkowski (chest) was listed as limited on the injury report, as were wide receivers Julian Edelman (foot) and Chris Hogan. 

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported Wednesday that despite missing practice, Brady is expected to play Sunday when the Patriots visit the Jets.

Brady took a hard shot to the area above his right knee in a Week 10 loss to the Seahawks, and he was seen using a heating pad on the area on the sidelines after absorbing the blow. He did not appear on the injury report last week, however, and was a full participant in practices. He then played against the 49ers in Santa Clara and threw for 280 yards and four touchdowns, earning the AFC's Offensive Player of the Week award. 

Gronkowski, who reportedly suffered a punctured lung from a hit in the Seahawks game, did not play in the 49ers game, but returned to practice as a limited participant this week.

The complete Patriots-Jets Thursday injury report:


QB Tom Brady (knee)
TE Martellus Bennett (ankle)
WR/ST Matthew Slater (foot)

WR Chris Hogan (back)
TE Rob Gronkowski (chest)
WR Julian Edelman (foot)


OL Nick Mangold (ankle)  
DB Nick Marshall (ankle) 
DB Marcus Williams (ankle) 

LB Bruce Carter (quad) 
WR Brandon Marshall (foot)
DL Steve McLendon (hamstring)
WR Quincy Enunwa (neck)
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (knee) 
RB Matt Forte (knee) 
OL Breno Giacomini (shoulder) 
LB Martin, Josh (concussion)
DL Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle)

Patriots acquire WR Cordarrelle Patterson in trade with Raiders

Patriots acquire WR Cordarrelle Patterson in trade with Raiders

The Patriots have acquired wide receiver and kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson in a trade with the Raiders, NBC Sports Boston's Phil Perry confirms.

Pardon My Take, a podcast by Barstool Sports, first reported the news.

Ian Rapaport of NFL Network reports the Patriots sent a fifth-round pick to Oakland and received a Raiders' sixth-rounder along with Patterson.

More to come...


Report: Cam Fleming visiting the Cowboys

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Report: Cam Fleming visiting the Cowboys

There's one gigantic hole to fill on the Patriots offensive line.

Replacing Nate Solder is no easy task and it's not exactly clear how the Pats will yet.

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport was first to report the Patriots would like to bring back Waddle or Fleming.

It now appears that one of the former backup tackle is taking a serious look elsewhere, according to Ian Rapoport. 

It's not the best offensive line free agency market this season, so the Pats may prefer to bring back a guy they are familar with.

If Fleming is off the board, Waddle still remains as an option for New England.