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New England WR Dontrelle Inman has requested his release from the Patriots, and the club has agreed to release him - Mike Reiss

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Pats players 'pulling for' reinstated WR Gordon

Patriots players expressed excitement about welcoming back Josh Gordon, who was conditionally reinstated by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday, with team captain Matthew Slater saying, "We're going to do everything we can to support him."

Stidham lofts pretty 23-yard TD (0:20)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

LT Isaiah Wynn played the first three series of the game for the Patriots, which was his first action since tearing his Achilles in August of 2018. That was arguably the most significant news for the Patriots in the game, as the team has gradually brought Wynn along his preseason and his Achilles has responded well. The 2018 first-round pick out of Georgia is the projected opening-day starter.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots QB Tom Brady will not play in Saturday night's preseason game against the Titans, per sources. Brady was sharp in two days of joint practices with the Titans on Wednesday and Thursday. Also, the Patriots have a quick turnaround with their next preseason game on Thursday at home against the Panthers.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady arrives in shades.

Del Rio shocked Gordon reinstated already (1:09)
Schefter: Gordon's reinstatement is a boost for Pats offense (1:27)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

News that WR Josh Gordon is being reinstated by the NFL — first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter — comes at a time in which the Patriots are especially thin at the position. Julian Edelman (thumb) has yet to participate in training camp, first-round pick N'Keal Harry came up hobbling in the preseason opener and hasn't practiced since, and veterans Phillip Dorsett and Maurice Harris left Wednesday's practice due to injury and remain sidelined. So Tom Brady was throwing to mostly undrafted free agents and late-round picks in the most recent practice, but in a flash, that all changes with Gordon's reinstatement.

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

NFL is reinstating Patriots WR Josh Gordon, league source tells ESPN.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

This was a nice moment after practice this week, with Tom Brady meeting Jacob Jarvis of Columbus, Ohio. Titans coach Mike Vrabel knee Jarvis from his time at Ohio State, and he made the connection with them after a good day on the field.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

This was a nice moment after Thursday's practice, as Tom Brady spent some 1-on-1 time with Titans OT Taylor Lewan. Both are University of Michigan alums, but Lewan -- who spoke glowingly of Brady on NFL Network's Top 100 players show -- had never met Brady. That changed after the final joint practice between the Patriots and Titans in Nashville.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady on attrition at the WR spot: "Some years, you might have three guys set, or four guys set, and I think this year we haven't really had that. It's good work for the quarterback, just to make a read and then make a throw, and whether we come up with it or not, at least we're going to the right place and making a good, decisive play. So, there's still a lot to be gained with guys moving in and out, and that's just the way it's been here."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Post-practice scene: Tom Brady connects with Matt Cassel (left) and Eric Decker (right).

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Top notes from Patriots-Titans practice: 1. WRs Phillip Dorsett and Maurice Harris did not practice, which left the pass-catching corps short-handed as N'Keal Harry and Julian Edelman remain out. At one point, undrafted free agent Gunner Olszweski and veteran journeyman Dontrelle Inman were the top options; 2. This was a practice that highlighted Tom Brady's excellence. Even with a lower-profile WR group, the ball was out of his hands quickly, and his solid footwork and movement in the pocket was evident. He was the best QB on the field, by a wide margin; 3. The top secondary mostly had lock-down coverage in red-zone work, with Bill Belichick visibly pleased at one point by clapping his hands together in approval; 4. LT Isaiah Wynn continues to gradually be inserted into the mix, working into some 11-on-11 drills. His combination of footwork and power shows up.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Scenes from the field: Just like old times, Bill Belichick, Mike Vrabel and Tom Brady go over the practice plan.

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