Pats-Jets practice participation/injury report: Brady and Gronk return


Pats-Jets practice participation/injury report: Brady and Gronk return

FOXBORO -- The Patriots held a walkthrough on Thursday and had two of their top players back in action for it. 

Both Tom Brady (left shoulder) and Rob Gronkowski (thigh) were listed as limited participants Thursday. Nate Solder, who missed Wednesday's practice for a non-injury related reason, was also back on the field and participating fully. 

Eric Rowe (groin) missed practice yet again, and he is looking highly unlikely to play this weekend. 

On the Jets end of things, they practiced for the second straight day without both running back Bilal Powll (calf) and defensive tackle Mohammad Wilkerson (shoulder/toe). Powell is the team's leading rusher, and Wilkerson -- who signed a five-year $86 million contract last offseason -- is second only to Leonard Williams in terms of snaps played by Jets defensive linemen this year. 

Here is Thursday's full practice participation/injury report for the Patriots-Jets game:


CB Eric Rowe (groin)

QB Tom Brady (left shoulder)
RB Rex Burkhead (ribs)
OT Marcus Cannon (ankle)
CB Stephon Gilmore (ankle)
TE Rob Gronkowski (thigh)
LB Dont'a Hightower (knee)
LB Elandon Roberts (ankle)
WR Matthew Slater (hamstring)


RB Bilal Powell (calf)
DL Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder/toe)

DL Kony Ealy (shoulder)
RB Matt Forte (knee/toe)

LB David Bass (ankle/knee)
DB Juston Burris (foot)
OL Kelvin Beachum (knee)
OL James Carpenter (shoulder)
TE Jordan Leggett (knee)
LB Josh Martin (ankle)
QB Josh McCown (right shoulder)
DK Steve McLendon (hamstring)
DB Darryl Roberts (hamstring)
OL Brandon Shell (shoulder)
DL Leonard Williams (wrist)
OL Brian Winters (abdomen)

David Harris retires after 11 seasons with Jets, Patriots

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David Harris retires after 11 seasons with Jets, Patriots

David Harris's 11-year run in the NFL has come to an end. 

On Friday, the linebacker announced his retirement from the game of football after spending 10 seasons with the Jets and one with the Patriots. 

The Jets drafted Harris with the 47th pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. In his rookie season, he racked up 5 sacks and 127 total tackles. His breakout rookie season was an clear indication of the solid player he would become over the course of his career. 

Although he neither won a Super Bowl, nor made it to a Pro Bowl, the linebacker served as a focal point on a Rex Ryan defense that appeared in two AFC Championships in 2010 and 2011. 

When he was released in 2017, the 34-year-old made a career choice to sign with the Patriots to compete for a Super Bowl.

He didn't go out a champion, but a trip to the Super Bowl was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for one of the most underrated linebackers of the past decade. 



What was Odell Beckham Jr. telling Kyrie Irving?

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What was Odell Beckham Jr. telling Kyrie Irving?

Admittedly, the audio is poor but the idea is no less intriguing.

Was Odell Beckham Jr. telling Kyrie Irving at NBA All-Star Weekend that he's trying to go to the Patriots? Or to Boston? Or New England? 

It's 23 seconds into the video below: 

Isaiah Houde of USA TODAY's PatriotsWire interprets it as: "You went to the Celtics and I’m trying to go to New England."

Beckham has had a few Instagram posts about Brady recently, including an exchange of rap lyrics back in December. 


A post shared by Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) on

Unless there's a trade between the Patriots and Giants, Beckham, 25, the three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, won't be free to join Kyrie in New England - or was it Boston? - until the four-year deal he signed in 2014 ends after this season. Oh, and as he enters that 2019 season, Tom Brady will be 42.