HOUSTON -- When the New England Patriots held their first full-pads practice of training camp July 29 and had their first goal-line drill with live tackling, Mike Gillislee got the first crack as the team’s top running back.
It was a preview of what potentially was to come.
Unfortunately for Gillislee, his momentum stopped there. Shortly thereafter, he was sidelined due to a reported hamstring injury, which was an ailment he had also dealt with in spring practices. He hasn’t been a full participant in practice over the last two weeks.
In addition to Gillislee, here are the players dealing with injuries who aren’t expected to play against the Texans:
LT Tony Garcia
LB Dont'a Hightower (PUP)
OL Andrew Jelks (NFI)
TE Matt Lengel
DE Derek Rivers
LT Nate Solder