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First-round pick N'Keal Harry placed on IR by Patriots, team re-signs Demaryius Thomas

First-round pick N'Keal Harry placed on IR by Patriots, team re-signs Demaryius Thomas

The New England Patriots are making a move at the receiver position.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Patriots are putting first-round rookie wide receiver N'Keal Harry on Injured Reserve. Harry, who dealt with various injuries during the preseason, will have an opportunity to return later in the season.

In order to earn the right to be designated to return from IR, a player must make the team's initial 53-man roster. That explains why Harry wasn't placed on the injury list until now, as it will at least give him a shot at coming back if he can get healthy.

Harry's placement on IR also opened up another roster spot. And as expected, the spot will go to veteran receiver Demaryius Thomas. 

Thomas signed with the team during the offseason and after being activated from the PUP list, he scored twice in the final preseason game. Many expected him to make the final roster, but he was cut. However, Thomas' release was procedural, as the team always intended on bringing him back. So, Thomas was only off the roster for a couple of days.

This was a necessary move for the Patriots. Harry was barely able to play during the preseason and placing him on IR will give him a couple of months to deal with these nagging injuries. Meanwhile, Thomas will give them a veteran option to serve as the No. 3 receiver while Harry is out of commission.

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Rob Gronkowski revealed as White Tiger in 'The Masked Singer'

Rob Gronkowski revealed as White Tiger in 'The Masked Singer'

The identity of the mysterious (or not-so-serious depending on how you look at it) White Tiger was revealed on Wednesday night's episode of FOX's "The Masked Singer," and it was none other than ex-New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.

Gronk's "Masked Singer" tenure came to an end as he was eliminated from the Super 9, and that's when the world found out he was behind that White Tiger costume all along.


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His elimination came after this rather interesting rendition of "I'm Too Sexy".

Gronkowski has been a busy man since retiring from the NFL a year ago. On top of starring in "The Masked Singer," he's also served as an NFL analyst on FOX and has taken the stage in the WWE. That's while partnering with CBD company CBDMEDIC. The three-time Super Bowl champ truly has his hands in everything.

Here are a couple of Gronk's previous performances as White Tiger:

Patriots' Julian Edelman to lead free virtual Planet Fitness workout Thursday

Patriots' Julian Edelman to lead free virtual Planet Fitness workout Thursday

Gyms around the country have been shut down amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but that's no excuse to not get a workout in.

If you're looking to get your workout routine back on track, New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman and Planet Fitness have you covered. On Thursday, Edelman will lead a live virtual "work-in" on Planet Fitness' Facebook page at 7 p.m. ET.

"The virtual class is about 20 minutes and doesn't require any equipment," Planet Fitness stated in a press release. "The home workouts offer tools to combat stress, while providing motivation and inspiration sure to keep us all physically and mentally fit. And what’s more inspiring than our champion New England team!"

Below is the Facebook event for those interested in joining:

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If you can't make it to Edelman's live workout at 7 p.m., don't worry. The workout video will be available on the Planet Fitness Facebook page and YouTube channel after the broadcast is over.