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NFL Rumors: Tom Brady, Michael Bennett skip Patriots voluntary workouts

NFL Rumors: Tom Brady, Michael Bennett skip Patriots voluntary workouts

UPDATE (12:15 p.m. ET): Tom Brady and Michael Bennett both weren't in attendance Monday for Day 1 of the New England Patriots' voluntary offseason workout program, ESPN's Field Yates reported.

Brady wasn't expected to attend, while Bennett, acquired in March in a trade from the Philadelphia Eagles, typically spends his offseasons working out in Hawaii.

ORIGINAL STORY: To the surprise of no one, Tom Brady won't be showing his face at Gillette Stadium this week.

The New England Patriots begin their voluntary offseason workouts Monday, and the 41-year-old quarterback isn't expected to attend, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported.

Rapoport also added that Brady plans to "bulk up" this offseason, a strange development that our Tom E. Curran expanded on Monday.

Brady skipped both offseason workouts and organized team activities last year, drawing criticism before he led the Patriots to their sixth Super Bowl title.

Considering his success in 2018, few expected Brady to attend this year's workouts, and ESPN's Mike Reiss reported a few weeks ago that the veteran QB likely will follow the same plan to "focus more on family time."

Brady's teammates already are streaming into Foxboro, though, as players begin preparation for organized team activities starting May 20.

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Report: Patriots expected to re-sign Nick Folk on Saturday

Report: Patriots expected to re-sign Nick Folk on Saturday

It's no longer a mystery who will kick for the New England Patriots vs. the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

The Patriots are expected to officially re-sign Nick Folk on Saturday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Folk was released by the team and replaced with Kai Forbath prior to last week's game vs. the Houston Texans after undergoing an appendectomy.

In three games with the Patriots this season, Folk has made seven of nine field goals and all three extra-point attempts. 

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Patriots vs. Chiefs Week 14 injury report confirms Tom Brady's toe is fine

Patriots vs. Chiefs Week 14 injury report confirms Tom Brady's toe is fine

Tom Brady apparently wasn't lying when he suggested his toe injury is nothing to worry about.

The 42-year-old quarterback wasn't listed on the New England Patriots' final injury report Friday ahead of their game against the Kansas City Chiefs after popping up on Thursday's injury report with toe and elbow injuries.

The Patriots officially ruled out center Ted Karras (sprained MCL) and defensive lineman Byron Cowart (head) for Sunday's game, while the Chiefs will be without running back Damien Williams and cornerbacks Morris Claiborne and Rashad Felton.

New England listed six players as questionable for Patriots-Chiefs, including wide receivers Julian Edelman (shoulder) and Mohamed Sanu (ankle) and offensive lineman Marcus Cannon (illness).

The good news for the Patriots is the flu bug appears to have stopped spreading; backup quarterback Cody Kessler wasn't on Friday's injury report after appearing on Thursday's report due to illness, leaving Cannon as the only player still under the weather.

Here are the full injury reports for both teams entering their Week 14 matchup at Gillette Stadium.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-2)

OUT
DL Byron Cowart, Head (DNP)
OL Ted Karras, Knee (DNP)

DOUBTFUL
No Players Listed.

QUESTIONABLE
LB Ja'Whaun Bentley, Knee (LP)
OT Marcus Cannon, Illness (LP)
S Patrick Chung, Heel (LP)
WR Julian Edelman, Shoulder (LP)
CB Jason McCourty, Groin (LP)
WR Mohamed Sanu, Ankle (LP)

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (8-4)

OUT
CB Morris Claiborne, Shoulder (DNP)
CB Rashad Fenton, Hamstring (DNP)
RB Damien Williams, Rib (DNP)

DOUBTFUL
No Players Listed

QUESTIONABLE
DE Frank Clark, Shoulder/Illness (DNP)

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