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Gray was not at practice on Friday, and according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, the running back overslept and would have been late to the facility for meetings, per source who has spoken to him. Rapoport adds Gray's phone died overnight, causing him to oversleep. Gray headed to the facility this afternoon to apologize to Bill Belichick and teammates.
If history is any reminder, Gray's playing time should not change due to the gaffe. Darrelle Revis was late for a practice and was sent home earlier this season. He showed up at the team's facility later on to apologize, anyway.
What will be interesting, though, is to see what kind of playing time LeGarrette Blount receives now that he's a Patriot once again. While we have a hard time believing that Belichick would sideline one of his hottest offensive players for a minor infraction, it wasn't long ago that Blount was putting up similar numbers to Gray in New England's offense.