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1-1, 2nd in AFC East
Fitting into the Pats' culture will be a challenge for Gordon (0:37)
Bruschi thinks Pats have too many weapons for Lions (0:33)

Barnwell Show: Doug Kyed on the Pats & Alan Sepinwall on the Giants

Bill talks to Doug Kyed of NESN about the Patriots trying to integrate Josh Gordon to the offense and the defense getting off to a slow start. Plus, Giants fan Alan Sepinwall of Rolling Stone joins to discuss whether or not it is time to panic in NYC and if he's jealous of the Jets for taking Darnold.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cyrus Jones draws a big crowd in the locker room and says he never considered not coming back after a rocky two years, as he is appreciative of having a job. He was surprised, however, that his return came so soon.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Josh Gordon (hamstring) remained limited in practice for the second day in a row, while TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle) was a new addition to the injury report as a limited participant. DE Trey Flowers (concussion) and S Patrick Chung (concussion) did not practice for the second day in a row, while starting right tackle (calf), CB Keion Crossen (hamstring), S Nate Ebner (hip) and CB Eric Rowe (groin) were limited along with Gordon and Gronkowski.


Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

CB Cyrus Jones warming up with the safeties at practice.

Bruschi says Patricia 'may have a little bit of an advantage' when facing Belichick (1:36)

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.

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)
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CB Jones back to Pats, may help on punt returns

With a hole at punt returner, the Patriots are bringing back cornerback Cyrus Jones, with a source telling ESPN that he has signed a two-year contract.

New book on Belichick explores relationship with Brady (4:14)
What was source of friction between Brady and Belichick? (1:04)
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Book: Brady considered 'divorce' from Belichick

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady felt trapped in the offseason and was not sure he wanted to play anymore for the only NFL coach he has ever had, Bill Belichick, according to a new book on Belichick's life.

Team Stats

Passing Yards243.518th
Rushing Yards102.0Tied-18th
Points For23.5Tied-13th
Points Against25.5Tied-20th

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