It’s flown under the radar this offseason, but speculation about Chase Winovich potentially leaving New England is out there.
The third-year edge rusher was a no-show at minicamp; however, his absence reportedly wasn’t a big deal and he’s expected to be present for training camp. That, along with other factors — last season’s decreased usage, the Patriots’ reported concerns about Winovich, the additions of edge rushers Matt Judon and Kyle Van Noy — have led many to wonder whether the 26-year-old’s days in New England are numbered.
Some even viewed his attempts at selling a vacuum as evidence of an impending move — an obvious stretch.
That brings us to Thursday morning, when Winovich fired off this tweet:
That’s all well and good, but is the feeling mutual?
That remains to be seen. At this point, Winovich’s role — or lack thereof — will be one of the top storylines to follow when Patriots training camp begins in late July.