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Perfect attendance: Mitchell, Gillislee back at Patriots practice

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Perfect attendance: Mitchell, Gillislee back at Patriots practice

FOXBORO -- The Patriots had all 53 players on the active roster, and one other potential contributor, back on the field for Thursday's practice. It was a rare instance of the team having perfect attendance for a late-season practice. 

Running back Mike Gillislee (knee) and linebacker Marquis Flowers (illness) both were present for the workout after missing Wednesday's session. Malcolm Mitchell, who missed the team's first two practices this week, was also on the field and seemed to be in good spirits during warmups. 

Mitchell is still on injured reserve, but he can be activated to the roster at any point. In order to play in the Divisional Round, he'll have to be activated by Friday afternoon. 

When asked Thursday morning if the Patriots planned on having Mitchell back at any point during the postseason, Bill Belichick deflected. 

"I don’t know," he said. "I’ll certainly let you know as soon as – if that happens, we’ll let you know as soon as possible. There won’t be a second of delay."

Gillislee missed the regular-season finale against the Jets with a knee issue, and Thursday marked his first practice since playing against the Bills in Week 16.

Tom Brady applauds Nick Foles' restructured contract

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Tom Brady applauds Nick Foles' restructured contract

Though Tom Brady has skipped the Patriots' offseason workout program, he hasn't missed a beat on Instagram. 

On Friday, it was the news of Nick Foles restructuring his contract with the Eagles that got Brady's attention in the form of a like and a comment applauding the move. Foles, who beat the Patriots in Super Bowl LII, got a $2 million signing bonus and will now have a mutual option for the 2019 season. 
 

'Selfie Kid' Ryan McKenna visits Gillette Stadium

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'Selfie Kid' Ryan McKenna visits Gillette Stadium

FOXBORO – Social media sensation Ryan McKenna, who goes by the alias “Ryan the Selfie Kid,” made his presence in Foxboro known today.

This selfie features Marcus Cannon (left) and Lawrence Guy (right).

This isn’t the first time McKenna has been associated with the Patriots.  

The Hingham, Mass., resident took a selfie with Justin Timberlake at Super Bowl 52 between the Patriots and the Eagles.

The selfie taken with Justin Timberlake propelled him into the limelight.

He currently has 248,000 Instagram followers.

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