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MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 15: Chase Winovich #50 of the New England Patriots reacts after a sack against the Miami Dolphins during the third quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

With the preseason approaching, the Patriots are dealing with a plethora of injuries. Most recently, tight end Hunter Henry hurt his shoulder, which requires an MRI. But on the positive side, outside linebacker Chase Winovich is progressing well from his injury and is close to being activated, according to ESPN’s Mike Reiss.

“Outside linebacker Chase Winovich, who opened training camp on the physically unable to perform list with an undisclosed ailment, has started running again, which puts him one step closer to being activated,” Reiss wrote in his Sunday column for

Winovich did not participate in June’s mandatory minicamp, but was active in practices before that. Since training camp began on July 28, the third-year pro out of Michigan has not practiced with the team.

However, once Winovich does come back he will add more depth to the edge-rushing group, which also includes Matt Judon, Josh Uche, Deatrich Wise, and rookie Ronnie Perkins.

MORE: Chase Winovich teases return on Instagram

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