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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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Twitter reacts to Patriots' first-half struggles vs. Chiefs

Twitter reacts to Patriots' first-half struggles vs. Chiefs

The New England Patriots offense's struggles continued in the first half vs. the Kansas City Chiefs, and social media reacted appropriately.

Before the half, the Patriots had a chance to at least cut the deficit to ten points if the offense could get into field goal range. Brady and Co. couldn't get anything going, however, and entered the locker room down 20-7 while fans at Gillette Stadium booed loudly.

Here's what the Internet had to say about the Patriots' first-half demise:

BOOS OVER THE TOP?

HOME STREAK IN JEOPARDY

SKIP WITH THE HOT TAKE

POOR PATS FANS

WHERE'S HARRY?

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Julian Edelman passes this Patriots legend on team's all-time yardage list

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Julian Edelman passes this Patriots legend on team's all-time yardage list

Julian Edelman's march up the Patriots' all-time receiving ranks just keeps on going.

When the 2019 season started, Edelman had the seventh-most receiving yards in team history, but after passing Ben Coates and Irving Fryar earlier this season, he passed Troy Brown on Sunday to move into fourth place in the franchise record books. 

It's the second time this season that Edelman has vaulted past Brown's career totals. In New England's Week 9 loss at Baltimore, Edelman moved into second place on the team's all-time receptions list when he passed Brown.

The converted college quarterback only totaled 714 receiving yards over his first four seasons, but has gone over 850 yards in five of his past six seasons, including a couple of campaigns with more than 1,000 receiving yards.

As of halftime of the Chiefs game, Edelman now stands at 6,375 yards, trailing only Stanley Morgan (10,352), Rob Gronkowski (7,861), and Wes Welker (7,459).

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