Ian Rapoport

Report: Patriots bringing Kenny Britt back for Monday workout

Report: Patriots bringing Kenny Britt back for Monday workout

A familiar face may soon be spotted in the Patriots' revolving door at wide receiver:

Britt suffered a hamstring injury during OTA workouts in the spring and never was able to fully participate in training camp. Still, his release in late August was a surprise, given how thin the Pats are at the position.

The Patriots have been loading up on wideouts since releasing Britt, even bringing in two new ones earlier in the week. But one of them -- Bennie Fowler -- has already been cut loose, so obviously they're still looking for answers at the position. Now they'll see if Britt can come back and provide some.

Can Jordan Matthews and Malcolm Mitchell be far behind?

UPDATE: Maybe that last line wasn't such a joke:

 

Rapoport tweets Leonard Fournette unable to practice with hamstring strain

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Rapoport tweets Leonard Fournette unable to practice with hamstring strain

The Patriots will face the Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday in a rematch of last season's AFC Championship Game, a 24-20 Pats victory. The status of the premier offensive weapon for the Jags, running back Leonard Fournette, is unclear.

Fournette is officially listed as day-to-day, making him questionable for Sunday's matchup. The second-year running back is one of the top rushers in the league. He finished eighth in the league during his rookie campaign with 1040 yards and nine touchdowns in just 13 games. In the AFC Championship, Fournette rushed for 76 yards on 24 carries, including a touchdown.

Rushing defense was an area where the Patriots struggled in Week 1. They allowed 167 rushing yards to the Houston Texans, the fourth most by any defense. 

Should Fournette be unable to play, the Jags would feature T.J. Yeldon. The fourth year back has 1,509 yards and five touchdowns on 375 career carries.

 

Report: Patriots to sign former Browns first-round pick Corey Coleman

Report: Patriots to sign former Browns first-round pick Corey Coleman

If not Dez Bryant, then who?

Well, how about this guy?

Interesting, since Pro Football Talk reported yesterday that Coleman -- after a Monday visit to Foxboro -- was due in Philadelphia today to meet with the Eagles. Apparently, whatever happened yesterday was enough for him to call off the trip to Philly.

Coleman was a first-round pick of the Browns in 2016 and caught 56 passes for 718 yards and five touchdowns in two seasons with Cleveland. He was traded to the Bills last month, but didn't make the final cut in Buffalo.