Just one day after being signed to the New England Patriots practice squad, Mathew Sexton was released by the team. The Patriots were making room to sign PK Matthew Wright. Sexton seemed to be a possibility to return punts for New England as soon as this Sunday, since Demario Douglas remains in concussion protocol. Myles Bryant and Jabrill Peppers are likely the leading candidates to fill that role now.
Meanwhile, offensive tackle Riley Reiff (knee) did not participate in Thursday’s practice. Bill Belichick touted Reiff as a significant signing in the offseason, but it has been a rough year. After struggling in camp, Reiff was moved from right tackle to right guard. He was injured in the final preseason game, and began the year on IR. Reiff retuned in Week 5 against the Saints, but was injured again and returned to the reserve/injured list. This is not good news for Riley Reiff or the Patriots. His 21-day window to either be activated or remain on IR for the rest of the season began on Nov. 14. So, the balance of his season will need to be decided by Monday.
Also in today’s Patriots Daily: Von Miller arrested; Dak Prescott making MVP case; DK Metcalf the fastest NFL player in 2023; and more…
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AFC East News
ESPN – Bills Von Miller turns himself in on felony domestic violence charge
CBS Sports – Dolphins Tyreek Hill says he’ll cover salary of suspended NFL photographer
NJ.com – Ex-NFL GM says Jets coach Robert Saleh has no backbone
NFL.com – Cowboys Dak Prescott has MVP-type performance in TNF win over Seattle
Pro Football Network– Seahawks DK Metcalf clocked as the fastest ball carrier in the NFL in 2023
Patriots Football Now – Harrison, Wilfork Among 25 Pro Football Hall of Fame Semifinalists
PFN+ – 2024 NFL Draft Previews
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Fun Fact of the Day
DeSean Jackson, who officially retired yesterday, celebrates turning 37 today. Jackson retired sixth in NFL history in Yards Per Reception, of player with at least 500 career receptions at 17.6. First on the list: New England Patriots legend Stanley Morgan, with a 19.2 average.
Tweet of the Day
Today’s Tweet of the Day comes from Front Office Sports, with a fun fact about DK Metcalf’s touchdown celebration last night…
In his career, DK Metcalf has been fined a total of $98,033 for excessive celebration or unsportsmanlike conduct.
So, he spent his downtime learning ASL — and now talks trash in sign language.
Tonight: “Standing on business”pic.twitter.com/4FqYL30PTN
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) December 1, 2023