Good news for the New England Patriots was there were no surprises absences at yesterday’s team practice. In fact, Mike Onswenu returned to limited participation after missing Tuesday. Onwenu was forced to leave Sunday’s game due to the injury, while playing his best football of the season at the time. Both Demario Douglas and JuJu Smith-Schuster did not participate as they remain in concussion protocol. If they aren’t able to get on the field by Friday it is extremely unlikely either will be able to play against the Raiders on Sunday.
Today’s edition of Patriots Daily…
Patriots Football Now
PFN – Tanking is not in the New England Patriots DNA
PFN – Sergio Brown taken into custody
PFN+ – NFL Power Rankings
New England Patriots
The Athletic – Robert Kraft would fire Bill Belichick
Yahoo! Sports – Benching Mac Jones is not the answer
Good Morning Football – Former New England executive Scott Pioli assesses the 2023 Patriots struggles
AFC East News
CBS Sports – Buffalo Bills fire top executives due to “unethical circumstance”
Miami Herald – Miami Dolphins WR Chase Claypool practices with his new team for the first time
Jets Wire – New York Jets worked out OT La’el Collins earlier this week (why haven’t the Patriots done this?)
NFL.com – Vikings QB Kirk Cousins tried to ignore trade talk
Fox Sports – Ranking the NFL’s best head coaches
CBS Sports – Looking at potential players on the move before the NFL Trade Deadline
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Fun Fact of the Day
The New England Patriots have not made a selection in the top five of the NFL Draft since 1994 (Willie McGinest). The only other NFL franchise with zero during that span is the Pittsburgh Steelers.
On the other end of the spectrum is the Jackson Jaguars (10), followed by the Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions, with nine each.
Tweet of the Day
Today’s PFN Tweet of the Day comes from New England Patriots defensive back Jalen Mills (@greengoblin). Just seems so rare for anything in the Patriots locker room to go public with any thoughts on any subjects. In this instance however, Mills certainly seems to take notice of how many snaps he played in Sunday’s blowout loss to New Orleans…
10 snaps😓 damn. https://t.co/Yb1rhn09Oy
— Jalen Mills (@greengoblin) October 11, 2023