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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Josh Gordon (10) is dressed in full pads at practice today, which is an indication he is being removed from the non-football injury list.

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Pats down another TE as Kendricks suspended

Lance Kendricks, one of several tight ends vying for a roster spot on the Patriots, has been suspended one game for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie QB Jarrett Stidham relieved Tom Brady on Thursday and played the rest of the way, sparking some to wonder if that means he could be making a serious charge as the No. 2 option over Brian Hoyer. Bill Belichick hinted otherwise after the game, saying Hoyer has played a lot of football. Then Belichick added to that Friday when asked about Stidham's pocket presence. "I think Jarrett's pocket presence is good. I think there's a lot of room for improvement," he said. "Certainly, when you're comparing him to the other two quarterbacks on our roster, guys who have played a lot of football in this league, it's quite a gap in experience ... probably about what you would think it would be given the difference in experience that you're comparing him to."

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Not so terrific: Tom Brady's trademark refused

The United States Patent and Trademark Office refused Tom Brady's application to trademark "Tom Terrific" because it "may falsely suggest a connection with Tom Seaver."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady on his 3-yard scramble for a first down on the team's lone TD drive: "To get a first down conversion on me scrambling, I'm sure the defensive coordinator is like, ‘What the heck. We gotta stop Edelman, we gotta stop White, we gotta stop the run game, we gotta stop these great players,' and all of a sudden Brady for a scramble. That's gotta piss him off pretty good. I revel in that, and hopefully I can do that once a game. I think I'd be good with that, and if they give me an opportunity I'd take it. It's just, I don't think it'd be more than 4 or 5 yards."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Injuries were a notable part of the Patriots' preseason game against the Panthers, with TE Benjamin Watson, RB Damien Harris, core special teamer Brandon King and punt returner/WR Gunner Olszewski all knocked out. Watson appeared to be evaluated for a concussion after a late hit by safety Eric Reid. It was unclear what knocked Harris out, as he knelt on the field after one play as the athletic training/medical staff came out to evaluate him. King was carted off with what looked like a serious leg injury. And Olszewski left midway through the fourth quarter with an undisclosed injury. TEs Lance Kendricks and Stephen Anderson were also shaken up.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady, with a stylish hat, arrives and says, "Let's go baby!"

Reiss: Patriots weren't surprised by Chung's cocaine possession charge (1:18)
Riddick: Chung's situation is a big deal (1:05)
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Pats' Chung faces cocaine possession charge

Veteran safety Patrick Chung, who has been a key cog in the Patriots' defense as part of three Super Bowl championship teams, was indicted on a cocaine possession charge Aug. 8 and will be arraigned next Wednesday.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots host the Panthers tonight in preseason action, and it is timely to point out how Bill Belichick has managed the roster as it relates to playing time for Tom Brady and many starters. Last week, Brady and many top players received a lot of reps in joint practices with the Titans and then didn't play in the game Saturday night. Those who did play in the game hadn't received as many reps in practice. So that sets up a scenario where there are stronger odds that Brady and top players are in action tonight, with the team playing on a short week.

Kellerman: Brady isn't the best of all time (0:49)
Who is the greatest player in NFL history? (2:04)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Demaryius Thomas, who took the practice field today in a jersey and helmet, has been activated from the physically unable to perform list. It's another step in his recovery from an Achilles tear in December. The Patriots have Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon, first-round pick N'Keal Harry, Thomas, Phillip Dorsett and undrafted free agent Jakobi Meyers atop the wide receiver depth chart, with four-year veteran Maurice Harris, 2018 sixth-round pick Braxton Berrios and longshots Ryan Davis, Gunner Olszweski and Damoun Patterson rounding things out. Cameron Meredith remains on the non-football injury list.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Devin McCourty on Josh Gordon: "Obviously a great teammate. In a short amount of time, I think he really grew a part of this family."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots have informed veteran punter Ryan Allen that they are releasing him, a league source confirms. This means that fifth-round pick Jake Bailey, of Stanford, has won the job. Despite a strong performance in Super Bowl LIII, Allen was viewed to have longer odds to keep the job he's held since 2013, because the Patriots traded up to select Bailey. A right-footed punter, Bailey has a powerful leg, and will also assume Allen's role as a holder on field goals.

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Source: Edelman passes physical, off NFI list

Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman passed his physical and is back after missing the first 3 1/2 weeks of camp with an injured thumb.

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Patriots teammates give Gordon warm welcome

Josh Gordon's Patriots teammates were happy to have him back Monday. The wide receiver, who is on the non-football injury list, participated in a brief warm-up.

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