The New England Patriots practiced again on Monday in Foxboro, with new developments to add to their ongoing injury situations.
Tight end Ryan Izzo was absent from practice on Monday, as first reported by NESN’s Doug Kyed. He Joins a list of absences that continues to include OT Marcus Cannon, LB Harvey Langi, and RB Sony Michel. Izzo already looks like a long shot to make the roster, so the last thing he needs now is to miss time and fall behind.
Rookie OL Isaiah Wynn was also absent; he is reportedly out for the season with a torn Achilles.
Here are some other reports out of Patriots practice on Monday:
— WR Kenny Britt worked early on with the rest of the receivers, as revealed in a video by ESPN’s Mike Reiss. Britt has been absent or limited since suffering a hamstring injury on the first day of Patriots minicamp on June 5. It’s unclear how much he practiced after this drill.
Video: Kenny Britt follows Cordarrelle Patterson in an individual drill at practice, as Britt seems to be increasing his workload as he attempts to return from a hamstring injury. pic.twitter.com/QaBQYDNnbV— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) August 20, 2018
— RB Rex Burkhead and DE Trey Flowers were both limited, according to Kyed. Burkhead returned to practice on Sunday after a 10-day absence, as he works his way back from a reported small tear in his knee. Flowers had been limited in recent practices, and along with Burkhead has yet to play in the preseason.
— Rookie CB Duke Dawson was limited, as he made his way to the rehab field during practice, according to the Boston Sports Journal’s Chris Price. Dawson has been limited since Aug. 13.
All of the above players remain unlikely to suit up for the Patriots’ third preseason game against the Carolina Panthers on Friday at Bank of America Stadium. But maybe things change quickly for Britt, Burkhead, or Flowers in the coming days.
The Patriots will practice on Tuesday and Wednesday, then hold a walkthrough on Thursday before departing for Charlotte.
— By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
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