New England Patriots

The Patriots got some bad injury news on Wednesday as running back Rex Burkhead and linebacker Ja’Whaun Bentley were placed on injured reserve, but two key defensive starters did return to practice.

Safety Patrick Chung and defensive end Trey Flowers were spotted during the media portion of practice in Foxboro after both players missed Sunday’s game in Detroit with concussions.

Both Chung and Flowers were hurt during the week 2 loss to Jacksonville and did not practice last week.

More information is expected on the status of both players when the Patriots release their injury report later in the day on Wednesday.