Patriots Practice Notes: Josh Gordon, Michael Bennett Return; Newcomers Debut


October 23, 2019

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots eased their way back into action following their primetime rout of the New York Jets, following up a Tuesday off-day with a non-padded walkthrough Wednesday afternoon.

Several notable names were present at the low-intensity practice, including previously suspended defensive end Michael Bennett and wide receiver Josh Gordon, who missed all of last week and Monday’s game with knee and ankle injuries.

Running back Rex Burkhead (foot), safety Patrick Chung (heel/chest) and tight end Ryan Izzo (concussion) also were present after sitting out the Jets game, as were newly acquired wide receiver Mohamed Sanu and special teams ace Justin Bethel.

Sanu arrived via trade from the Atlanta Falcons, who received a 2020 second-round draft pick in return. Bethel, a three-time Pro Bowl special teamer, quickly with the Patriots after being released by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday. New England announced both transactions Wednesday morning.

Tight end Matt LaCosse (knee) was not spotted during the media portion of practice.

The 7-0 Patriots are preparing to host the 2-4 Cleveland Browns on Sunday at Gillette Stadium.

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