Judging by the start of Wednesday’s training, the head injuries they sustained last weekend in the Carolinas have yet to fully heal, Patriots backs Damian Harris and Ramondry Stephenson are not.
Both backs ran with wide receiver Gunner Olszewski (header) on a separate field, while the rest of the team stretched and started positioning. Linebackers Matt Judon and Jamie Collins were also absent, although Judon announced on Instagram that he and his wife are currently welcoming their third child.
Offensive intervention Trent Brown is back in training for the first time in weeks. Brown, who is currently in the injured reserve position, is dealing with a calf injury he sustained in the team’s opener. Guard/support center James Ferentz is back on the field after being released on Monday and clearing waivers on Tuesday, potentially re-signing him to the coaching staff.
Without Harris and Stevenson, Butts slipped into two healthy runs to start training.
The Patriots will release their first injury report this week on Wednesday evening.