FOXBORO, Mass. — Jimmy Garoppolo was not present during the brief portion of Tuesday’s New England Patriots walk-through that media members were allowed to observe, but the quarterback apparently made his way out to the practice field before the session’s end.
Garoppolo, who injured his throwing shoulder during Sunday’s win over the Miami Dolphins, was listed as a limited participant in the Patriots’ official practice report, as were tight end Rob Gronkowski (hamstring), guard Jonathan Cooper (foot), defensive lineman Trey Flowers (shoulder), and linebackers Jonathan Freeny (shoulder) and Dont’a Hightower (knee).
Freeny also was not spotted during media availability, while Hightower returned to the field wearing a knee brace after missing a full week of practice and Sunday’s game.
Cornerback Eric Rowe was the only player who did not participate, per the report.
The Patriots host the Houston Texans on Thursday night. It remains to be seen whether Garoppolo or rookie Jacoby Brissett will start under center for New England.
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