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Patriots Daily: Four Missing at Practice; David Andrews Honored

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New England Patriots center David Andrews talks with reporters during a media availability before NFL football practice, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

The New England Patriots had four players missing from Wednesday’s practice. RB Rhamondre Stevenson (ankle) has missed the past two games, so his absence was no surprise. Joining him were a trio of players banged up in Sunday’s game against Kansas City. TE Hunter Henry (knee), OT Conor McDermott (concussion), and DB Jabrill Peppers (hamstring) all did not participate as well. Seven players were limited participants at practice. OT Trent Brown (ankle/hand) and WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (ankle) both did not play against the Chiefs. They were among those participating on a limited basis on Wednesday.

Yesterday the Patriots media gave out the 2023 Ron Hobson Good Guy Award. The award is named in honor of the longtime Patriots reporter, and given to a New England player in recognition of their cooperation with the media. This year’s recipient was David Andrews.

Past winners of the Ron Hobson Good Guy Award have included Matthew Slater, Devin McCourty, James White, Stephon Gilmore, Cam Newton, Matthew Judon, and Jakobi Meyers.

Also in today’s Patriots Daily: Ndomukong Suh return?; Trevor Lawrence in concussion protocol; Will the Bucs keep Baker Mayfield?; and more…

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NFL.com – Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence remains in concussion protocol

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Fun Fact of the Day

Today is Mark Ingram’s birthday. The 2010 Heisman Trophy winner went on to rush for 8,111 yards in his NFL career. This places Ingram tenth among Heisman winners in career NFL rushing cards. The top ten are:

  1. Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State
  2. Tony Dorsett, Pitt
  3. Marcus Allen, USC
  4. O.J. Simpson, USC
  5. Eddie George, Ohio State
  6. Ricky Williams, Texas
  7. Earl Campbell, Texas
  8. Derrick Henry, Alabama
  9. Herschel Walker, Georgia
  10. Mark Ingram, Alabama

Henry (2015) is the only running back to win the award since Ingram.

Tweet of the Day

Tweet of the Day is from Andrew Callahan, who presented David Andrews with the Ron Hobson Good Guy Award, with Andrews discussing the honor…