BOSTON (CBS) — The Patriots’ first joint practice session began with rookie N’Keal Harry trotting off with veteran receivers Julian Edemlan and Demaryius Thomas, so that the trio could get in work away from the action as each player recovers from varying injuries.
The day didn’t get much better for the health of the Patriots receiving corps.
Phillip Dorsett, in his third season in New England, made an impressive diving catch at one point in the practice. That excitement was short-lived, though, as he shortly thereafter drew attention from the medical staff.
Dorsett appeared to have been bothered by his left thumb.
Phillip Dorsett clearly in pain and his left thumb appears to be the culprit. He left practice early along with Maurice Harris. pic.twitter.com/r4VQ4k3Gx1
— Patriots on NBCSB (@NBCSPatriots) August 14, 2019
Elsewhere on the depth chart, Maurice Harris apparently suffered an injury, too. It wasn’t clear what bothered him, but the first-year Patriot was seen without his cleats while taking a knee on the sideline.
Phillip Dorsett and Maurice Harris appears to be done early.
Dorsett jumped on a stationary bike at one point and has his jersey off. Harris is on one knee with his shoes off
— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) August 14, 2019
With so many receivers out of the mix, players like Dontrelle Inman, Gunner Olszewski and Damoun Patterson take some snaps with the first-team offense.
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