The Patriots had a full house at their first practice following the bye week.
Everybody on the active roster and practice squad was present, as Trent Brown and Ty Montgomery returned after missing the bye week practice. Brown has been sidelined for New England’s last two games due to a combination of injury (ankle) and personal issues according to Bill Belichick, while the reason for Montgomery’s absence was undisclosed.
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During the media window at practice, Mac Jones and Bailey Zappe were the only two quarterbacks to take reps, with Jones taking the majority during positional drills. That makes sense, given that Bill Belichick hinted Will Grier still occupied the No. 3 spot on the depth chart on Tuesday morning. Asked about Grier’s uptick in reps last week, Belichick explained that was a product of having more freedom during the bye.
“Last week, we had an opportunity to kind of give the guys who didn’t play as much an opportunity to run more of our stuff, less stuff off guards and scout-team things,” Belichick said. “So, that was true for everybody across the board. We didn’t work on any scout team plays, we just ran our plays. So, everybody got to run what we ran. We had some guys who were out there, some guys weren’t out there. A lot of the guys who have played a lot didn’t practice as much.”
The coach was steadfast in not naming a starter for Sunday’s date with the Giants though.
“I’ve told all the players the same thing: Be ready to go,” Belichick said. “So, hopefully they will be.”