Jarrett Stidham’s early struggles in training camp might have been health-related.
The New England Patriots quarterback “has been battling discomfort from a leg injury,” NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Giardi reported Friday morning.
Stidham reportedly is not expected to participate “much, if at all” in Friday’s non-padded training camp practice.
“(The Patriots) will proceed cautiously,” Rapoport tweeted.
Stidham was present at Friday’s practice.
After splitting reps evenly with fellow starting QB hopefuls Cam Newton and Brian Hoyer in the Patriots’ first three practices this week, Stidham saw a decreased workload Thursday. He attempted just six passes in competitive 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills compared to 15 for Hoyer and 17 for Newton.
Stidham has impressed at times in his second Patriots training camp but has thrown twice as many interceptions (six) as Newton (two) and Hoyer (one) combined. The 2019 fourth-round draft pick threw two picks on back-to-back reps in limited action Thursday.
WEEI’s Nick Stevens was the first to report news of a Stidham injury, which he said could sideline the 24-year-old for the “foreseeable future.”
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