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Watch Patriots celebrate Week 2 win with behind-the-scenes locker room video

Watch Patriots celebrate Week 2 win with behind-the-scenes locker room video

The New England Patriots had plenty of good locker room vibes after Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins. 

And who could blame them after they dismantled one of their AFC East rivals in a 43-0 blowout amid very hot weather conditions.

The Patriots posted a behind-the-scenes video on Twitter of their locker room celebration following Sunday’s victory, and it includes head coach Bill Belichick’s message to the team.

Check it out in the tweet below:

The Patriots will try to keep the good times rolling Sunday when they welcome the rival New York Jets to Gillette Stadium for a Week 3 matchup.

The defending Super Bowl champs are massive 22.5-point favorites over the Jets at the Caesars Palace sportsbook in Las Vegas. Barring an unforeseen event, it will be just the fifth time the Patriots have been favored by more than 20 points in a game.

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Patriots work out free agent receiver Quincy Adeboyejo and cornerback Lenzy Pipkins ahead of Week 7

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Patriots work out free agent receiver Quincy Adeboyejo and cornerback Lenzy Pipkins ahead of Week 7

Ahead of their Week 7 matchup against the Jets, the Patriots reportedly worked out free agent wide receiver Quincy Adeboyejo and cornerback Lenzy Pipkins, according to Howard Balzer.

Adeboyejo, a 6'3, 197-pound wideout from Ole Miss, went undrafted in 2017 and spent a season on the Ravens practice squad before getting waived with a non-football injury designation.

He then caught on with the Jets late in training camp this year but was cut nine days after he signed. Adeboyejo played four seasons at Ole Miss, totaling over 1,400 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. His best season was his junior year in 2015, where he caught 38 passes for 604 yards and seven touchdowns. He did run a 4.43 40-yard dash at the 2017 NFL Draft Combine, so if the Patriots are looking for a speed threat on the outside, he could theoretically stretch a defense. 

Pipkins is another undrafted free agent from the 2017 NFL Draft. The 25-year-old corner played three seasons at the University of Louisiana Monroe before he transferred to Oklahoma State for his final collegiate season. 

Pipkins then spent the 2017 season on the Packers and recorded six tackles in his debut. He was then traded to the Colts, released and claimed off waivers by the Lions, waived again and then signed with the Browns practice squad at the end of the 2018 season. Pipkins was cut by the Browns at the end of this year's training camp. 

It's unlikely the Patriots sign either player, but they do have a need at wide receiver and Bill Belichick has a history of snagging former Browns players, so they're at least doing their due diligence to possibly find another diamond in the rough. 

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Patriots QB Tom Brady is 'hoping' Isaiah Wynn can return from injured reserve

Patriots QB Tom Brady is 'hoping' Isaiah Wynn can return from injured reserve

The New England Patriots have been forced to shuffle their offensive line due to several injuries early in the 2019 season, and quarterback Tom Brady is hoping one of those injured players is able to return before the playoffs.

Left tackle Isaiah Wynn hasn't played for the Patriots since he left the team's Week 2 win over the Miami Dolphins. The 2018 first-round pick suffered a foot injury and was placed on injured reserve before Week 3. The Patriots, per NFL rules, are able to have two players return from injured reserve during the regular season.

Wynn's return would be a nice boost for Brady and the Patriots offense as a whole, and the 42-year-old quarterback talked about that during his Westwood One Radio interview with Jim Gray before "Monday Night Football."

“We have one (player) that we’re hoping can return from injury -- Isaiah Wynn, who was our left tackle to start the year,” Brady said.

“He’s working hard and progressing, and any time you get players back, it not only improves the depth of the team, but you get some youthful exuberance as well. Any time you get players back from injury, I think it’s a benefit to the team. They have the short-term IR rules now where you get two players back, and we haven’t used any of those allocations yet. It’s up to coach (Bill) Belichick to decide who gets those, but we’re certainly hoping Isaiah can come back at some point.”

Veteran offensive lineman Marshall Newhouse, who the Patriots signed after starting right tackle Marcus Cannon suffered an injury in the season opener, has served as New England's starting left tackle with Wynn sidelined.

The offensive line played quite well to begin the season, giving up just four sacks during the first three games. The last three games have been a different story, however. The o-line has allowed seven sacks and 18 QB hits over that span.

Wynn is eligible to return to practice after the Patriots play the Baltimore Ravens in Week 9, but he wouldn't be able to play in a game until Week 11 versus the Philadelphia Eagles. He missed his entire rookie campaign after suffering a torn Achilles in August of 2018.

Another player who could return to game action after being placed on injured reserve earlier in the season is rookie wide receiver N'Keal Harry, who reportedly is expected to practice with the Patriots this week.

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