As expected, the Patriots have activated running back Dion Lewis and he's expected to play Sunday night against the Seattle Seahawks at Gillette Stadium.
The Patriots had paved the way for Lewis' return when they released running back Tyler Gaffney earlier this week, opening up a spot on the 53-man roster. Lewis has been on the physically-unable-to-perform list since before the start of training camp and began practicing in the days leading up to New England's Week 8 win over Buffalo. The deadline for the Patriots to activate Lewis or place him on season-ending injured reserve was before the Week 11 game against the 49ers.
More on Lewis from CSN Patriots reporter Phil Perry here.
More to come...
Martellus Bennett is moving on from the game of football.
The former Patriots tight end announced his retirement Friday night on Twitter, stating he is shifting his focus to his multimedia production company, The Imagination Agency.
Bennett, 31, had 55 receptions for 701 yards and seven touchdowns in 16 games during the 2016 season with New England. After rejoining the Patriots in 2017, Bennett battled hamstring and shoulder injuries but did play in two games, catching six passes for 53 yards.
Bennett also played with the Cowboys, Giants, Bears, and Packers over the course of his 10-year career.
An arrest has been made in the Super Bowl week burglary at Rob Gronkowski's house.
Foxboro police announced Friday they have arrested 31-year-old Anthony Almeida, who has been charged with breaking and entering, receiving stolen property and malicious destruction of property.
The police also said they are searching for two other suspects, 26-year-old Shayne Denn and 28-year-old Eric Tyrrell.
Items taken from Gronkowski's house in the burglary included an Apple Watch, Rolex, and rare coins from the 1800s. Fortunately, those items have been recovered and Gronk will be getting them back. Police are still searching for the guns that were stolen from the house.