New England Patriots wide receiver Phillip Dorsett missed his team's Week 6 win over the New York Giants because of a hamstring injury, but he gave an encouraging update on his status after Tuesday's practice.
When asked if he expects to play in the Patriots' Week 7 road game against the New York Jets on "Monday Night Football", Dorsett told reporters "I'll be fine."
Dorsett suffered the hamstring injury in the first quarter of New England's Week 5 win over the Washington Redskins. He left the game after the Patriots' opening drive and didn't return.
The 26-year-old wideout has tallied 15 receptions for 197 yards and three touchdowns in five games played this season.
His return would be a much-needed boost for the Patriots, who had their wide receiver depth tested quite a bit in Week 6 when Dorsett didn't play and Josh Gordon missed the second half.
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It's been a brutal season of NFL football for the Cincinnati Bengals, and that continued Sunday.
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton recently got his starting job back after being benched earlier in the season, and he's having a brutal game versus the New England Patriots in Week 15. The veteran quarterback's leading wide receiver in the third quarter was Stephon Gilmore. The problem with that is Gilmore plays for the Patriots.
Gilmore tallied two interceptions in the third quarter. The All-Pro cornerback made an impressive one-handed grab on his first interception, and he returned the second one for a touchdown to put New England up 27-10.
The Bengals didn't have a running back, wide receiver or tight end with more than one reception at the time of Gilmore's second interception, and that prompted quite a reaction on Twitter.
Gilmore's case for NFL Defensive Player of the Year grows stronger with each passing week.
The New England Patriots reportedly have disciplined the videographer responsible for filming the Cincinnati Bengals sideline during their Week 14 game in Cleveland.
Dave Mondillo, a longtime employee of Kraft Sports Productions, was suspended by the organization last week according to Ben Volin of The Boston Globe.
NESN's Doug Kyed reports Patriots president Jonathan Kraft had a closed-door meeting at the TV production office Monday, and the videographer hasn't returned since then.
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Video footage of the sideline taping, along with audio of the conversation between the Patriots video crew and Bengals security, aired on FOX Sports prior to Sunday's Pats-Bengals matchup. The Patriots have maintained that the team has nothing to do with the production crew, though they've admitted the videographers unknowingly violated NFL rules by filming the sideline.
In its official statement, New England claims the filming was for a segment of Patriots.com's "Do Your Job" series.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday there is no set timetable for when the investigation will be concluded, but the Patriots' history of illegal videotaping will be considered.