Hightower, Garoppolo listed as DNPs on Patriots injury report


Hightower, Garoppolo listed as DNPs on Patriots injury report

FOXBORO -- If the Patriots had practiced on Monday, both Dont'a Hightower and Jimmy Garoppolo would have been listed as non-participants due to their injuries. 

The Patriots did not practice on Monday, but because they play the Texans on Thursday night and are required to release three injury reports during game weeks, they published one on Monday evening. 

Hightower (knee), Garoppolo (shoulder) and corner Eric Rowe (ankle) were all listed with the "did not participate" description. Guard Jonathan Cooper (foot), defensive lineman Trey Flowers (shoulder) and tight end Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) were all mentioned as "limited" participants. 

Again, Monday's injury report was simply an estimation of what injured players could have done had the team practiced. It was interesting to note, however, that several Patriots on last week's report were not listed. Malcolm Butler (limited with an ankle injury last week), Marcus Cannon (knee), Chris Hogan (shoulder), Shaq Mason (hand), Shea McClellin (shoulder) and Nate Solder (hamstring) did not appear on Monday's report. 

Houston conducted a walkthrough on Monday and its injury report was also an estimation of players' participation levels had there been a practice.

Tackle Duane Brown (knee), linebacker Brian Cushing (knee) and receiver Braxton Miller (hamstring) were listed as non-participants. Quarterback Brock Osweiler (back) was listed as a full participant. Linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (foot), corner Kevin Johnson (thumb) and defensive lineman JJ Watt (back) were among the nine Texans listed as "limited."

Duron Harmon issues apology after his arrest

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Duron Harmon issues apology after his arrest

According to The Costa Rica Star, airport police at Juan Santamaria International Airport found two ounces of marijuana inside an iced-tea can alongside several different types of THC based paraphernalia within Duron Harmon's suitcase.

Tonight he issued an apology to the Kraft family, Patriots, and his own family.

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Harmon traveled into the country from Fort Lauderdale and was sent back after being briefly detained.

The Patriots organization acknowledged the arrest, β€œWe are aware of the situation involving Duron Harmon Friday night in Costa Rica,” a Patriots spokesman said in a statement to multiple media outlets. β€œHe has since returned to the U.S., and we are seeking to gain more information. At this time, we have no further update.”


Shaq carries Gronk at Miami dance-off

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Shaq carries Gronk at Miami dance-off

Remember when Brandin Cooks rode Rob Gronkowski around like a horse to celebrate a Patriots touchdown back in November?

Well, Gronk doing Gronk things in Miami managed to find about the only person he could ride. 

Shaquille O'Neal, at 7-foot-1, gave 6-7 Gronk a ride on his shoulders as they celebrated the debut of "Shaq's Fun House" as part of the three-day Ultra Music Festival in Miami.

So, who won the dance-off?

Shaq vs @gronk dance battle you tell me who won

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