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Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham dealing with hip injury

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Guess the 2-QB tactic is getting put on hold?

N'Keal Harry has missed the last 3 practices for NE as well.  The league-wide WR injury woes continue.



Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham dealing with hip injury

Published: Aug 21, 2020 at 10:12 AM


Kevin Patra

Around the NFL Writer

Perhaps the change in the QB reps in New England might be explained by an injury.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Mike Giardi reported Friday that Jarrett Stidham has been battling discomfort from a leg injury and is not expected to practice much, if at all, today, per sources informed of the situation. Giardi later added that the injury is specifically to Stidham's hip, and it will be several weeks before he's back to 100 percent.

The injury comes as Stidham has been battling Cam Newton for the starting job.

Giardi previously reported that Newton took an increased number of snaps in practice on Thursday. It's unclear if Stidham's injury played a role in that change.

Stidham has struggled with interceptions throughout training camp. It's possible the leg injury could have played a role in those mishaps -- not being able to drive the ball into tight windows -- or not. Coach Bill Belichick dismissed concerns over practice INTs Friday, saying that the team evaluates the entire body of work, not just one play or one practice.

The injury is an ill-timed hindrance to Stidham's chances of overtaking Newton.

All along, it seemed as though the second-year quarterback would have to flash during camp to beat the former NFL MVP. The INTs didn't help his cause. And the injury has exacerbated the situation. No one has ever won a starting job from the rehab room.

Meanwhile, in non-QB news, N'Keal Harry is missing for a 3rd straight day. Rookie safety Kyle Dugger has not appeared yet at today's practice. And Steph Gilmore is sidelined for a 2nd straight day. #Patriots @nflnetwork @AroundTheNFL
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3 hours ago, JoJoTownsell1 said:

Patriots offense is going to be a disaster this year.

If the Jets were rolling out these same players they would be a laughingstock of the league. 

I read an article this morning about Cam Newton “pulling away” with the pats starting job by going 7-13 in 11 on 11s

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