As they have throughout the offseason, the Pats want to keep the tight end out of competitive situations as he returns following last season's ACL tear.
Here is some other injury news we are tracking on Monday:
- Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith confirmed that defensive end Ra'Shede Hageman did not suffer a fracture after throwing a punch at center Joe Hawley in Sunday's practice. The lineman suffered a bruised bone in his hand. (We hope NFL Films dives deep on the incident in this week's Hard Knocks season premiere.)
- Green Bay Packers tight end Colt Lyerlawill miss multiple weeks, says coach Mike McCarthy, per ESPN.com's Rob Demovsky. While no determination has been made whether the rookie will need surgery, his agent Vinnie Porter says it does not look like it will be needed, per Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
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