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N'Keal Harry returns to Patriots practice along with new WR wearing No. 17

N'Keal Harry returns to Patriots practice along with new WR wearing No. 17

The New England Patriots' practice field looked noticeably different Tuesday than it did last week.

For one, rookie wide receiver N'Keal Harry participated in his first regular-season practice, wearing No. 15 on the practice field outside Gillette Stadium.

Harry, who is on short-term injured reserve with an ankle injury, is eligible to practice this week but can't return to game action until Week 9.

Tight ends Ben Watson (No. 84) and Eric Tomlinson (No. 82) also were at practice Tuesday, confirming reports that the Patriots planned to sign both players.

Additionally, an unidentified wide receiver wearing No. 17 participated in Tuesday's practice. Antonio Brown was the last Patriot to wear No. 17 before the team released him on Sept. 20.

Also notable was who didn't show up Tuesday, as wide receiver Josh Gordon and defensive end Michael Bennett weren't spotted.

Gordon exited last Thursday's game against the New York Giants after twisting his left leg awkwardly, although his injury reportedly isn't thought to be serious.

Bennett played just 11 snaps against New York and has seen a steady decrease in playing time since Week 1.

UPDATE (3:15 p.m. ET): The No. 17 mystery has been solved, according to the Boston Herald's Andrew Callahan. It's wide receiver Devin Ross, who was added to the practice squad Tuesday.

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Patriots-Chiefs injury report: Tom Brady, Cody Kessler limited at practice

Patriots-Chiefs injury report: Tom Brady, Cody Kessler limited at practice

The New England Patriots had two quarterbacks limited at Thursday's practice as they prepared for Sunday's Week 14 game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium.

Starting quarterback Tom Brady was a limited participant with toe and right elbow injuries, while third-string QB Cody Kessler was limited because of an illness. The only Patriots quarterback not on the latest injury report is rookie backup Jarrett Stidham.

Patriots wide receivers Julian Edelman (shoulder) and Mohamed Sanu (ankle) were among the six other players limited in practice. Ted Karras (knee) and rookie Byron Cowart (head) were the only Patriots who didn't practice.

Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark was added to the injury report with a shoulder issue and illness. He did not practice Thursday. Veteran running back Damien Williams also didn't practice. He's missed back-to-back practices, making his status for Sunday unclear. Kansas City already placed running back Darrel Williams on injured reserve earlier Thursday, so the Chiefs are pretty thin at that position.

Here are the full Thursday injury reports for both teams.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-2)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
DL Byron Cowart, Head
OL Ted Karras, Knee

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
QB Tom Brady, Toe / Right Elbow
LB Ja'Whaun Bentley, Knee
OT Marcus Cannon, Illness
S Patrick Chung, Heel
WR Julian Edelman, Shoulder
QB Cody Kessler, Illness
CB Jason McCourty, Groin
WR Mohamed Sanu, Ankle

FULL PARTICIPATION
No Players Listed

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (8-4)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
CB Morris Claiborne, Shoulder
CB Rashad Fenton, Hamstring
RB Damien Williams, Rib
DE Frank Clark, Shoulder/Illness

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
No Players Listed

FULL PARTICIPATION
OT Eric Fisher, Groin
CB Kendall Fuller, Thumb
QB Patrick Mahomes, Knee
DT Derrick Nnadi, Elbow
DE Alex Okafor, Ankle

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Antonio Brown has message for Tom Brady in latest Patriots-related post

Antonio Brown has message for Tom Brady in latest Patriots-related post

Antonio Brown is back with yet another Patriots-related social media post.

The embattled wide receiver, who recently posted a hilarious Christmas-themed video directed at the Patriots, posted a message to his former quarterback Tom Brady on Thursday.

"Miss you big bro," he wrote under a photo he took with Brady after signing with New England in September.

Check it out below:

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Miss you big bro

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That certainly won't help quiet the talk of a possible AB/Patriots reunion, especially given New England's continued struggles on offense.

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