Mike Reiss

Mike Reiss

ESPN NFL Nation reporter covering the New England Patriots. Reporter/analyst for https://t.co/jEdvlsHjcf.

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Bill Belichick on N'Keal Harry: "Physically he needs to be able to show he can go out there and participate competitively at the practice level that we're at. Hopefully that's where he'll be, but we'll make our final evaluations on that before we put him out there."

Patriots/Friday: 11a: Bill Belichick call 11:15a: Josh McDaniels call 11:25a: Steve Belichick call 3p: Media/locker room Sunday: S Patrick Chung (chest), WR Josh Gordon (knee), Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), FB Jakob Johnson (shoulder), TE Matt LaCosse (knee) injured in 35-14 win

Bill Belichick, who sounds congested and is coughing his way through this conference call, notes this is a good time for players/coaches to get rest. After a Thursday game, and with a Monday night game in Week 7, it's as much time as a team can get (other than bye) during season.

Josh McDaniels sounds encouraged when discussing the resolve of the offense. Limited to one personnel grouping due to injuries, he points out that 10 players played the final 50 snaps of the game with no rest -- which he lauds.

Here in the Patriots’ locker room, WR Josh Gordon walks through slowly, while FB Jakob Johnson has his arm in a sling.

Wasn’t sure if it would be a wise idea to ask Patriots DE @wisehog94  this question.


Video: From coaches film (courtesy NFL), watch Vontaze Burfict (55) deliberately step on Blount's leg after TD.

Julian Edelman explains his hat and why he is wearing it: To show support to Pittsburgh and the Jewish Community.

Question: Do you mind playing in severe cold? Bill Belichick: “I love to play in a championship game. Schedule it wherever you want. We’ll be there.”

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From the lip-reading department: Adam Thielen (yelling in referee's direction, close to Bill Belichick, after Belichick threw challenge flag but had extra time ase Patrick Chung was injured): "That's bull---" Bill Belichick (looking in Thielen's direction): "Shut the f--- up."

More from an emotional Malcolm Butler as he walked to the team bus: "I don't know what it was. I guess I wasn't playing good or they didn't feel comfortable. I don't know. But I could have changed that game."

Rob Gronkowski on Earl Thomas hit: "Probably one of the hardest I got hit in my career, for sure...Good clean hit ...[he's] like a missile."