Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Hogan draws a crowd in the locker room as he is asked about the new connection (to his immediate left) on the Patriots — Tom Brady-to-Josh Gordon.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Josh Gordon, whose locker is directly next to Tom Brady's, was limited in his first practice with the Patriots (hamstring). Others limited in practice include OT Marcus Cannon (calf), CB Keion Crossen (hamstring), S Nate Ebner (hip) and CB Eric Rowe (groin). RB Sony Michel (knee) and DE Deatrich Wise Jr. (finger) had full participation, while DE Trey Flowers (concussion) and S Patrick Chung (concussion) did not participate.


Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens on Kyrie Irving: " I saw him this morning at the facility and he looks good. He's worked really hard, I think he's excited and it's good to see that." Does he still have the same moves? "He's got them," Stevens said muffling a smile. "He looks pretty good."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Rob Gronkowski likes to keep it light. Asked if there was excitement to have another big target on the field in Josh Gordon, he smiled and said, "Being here, there really isn't too much excitement." Then he took a step back, and laughed at his own humor.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Safety Patrick Chung and defensive end Trey Flowers, both of whom left Sunday's loss in Jacksonville with concussions, were not present at the media-access portion of practice Wednesday. Meanwhile, RB Kenjon Barner was not spotted, which indicates that he was the player released to make room for the return of CB/PR Cyrus Jones.


Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Gordon (10) follows Cordarrelle Patterson (84) in a drill.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

DL Deatrich Wise, who injured the middle finger on his left hand in the second half of Sunday's loss in Jacksonville, is practicing Wednesday with notable protection over the hand.

Bruschi understands Brady's frustrations with Belichick (1:14)
Stephen A.: Brady deserves to walk away on his own terms (0:56)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick on facing Matt Patricia: "It's about the Patriots and the Lions." Has great respect for Patricia and the Fords. Keeping the personal stuff "on a personal level."

Stephen A.: Brady should be more appreciated by Patriots (1:28)
New book on Belichick explores relationship with Brady (4:14)
What was source of friction between Brady and Belichick? (1:04)