dangolka (CBS) — The New England Patriots took the apply subject on Friday morning, however quarterback Jarrett Stidham doubtless received’t be part of the actions.
The second-year quarterback is coping with a leg harm, and the Patriots will doubtless be “continuing with warning,” in line with NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport.
#Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham has been battling discomfort from a leg harm and isn’t anticipated to apply a lot, if in any respect, as we speak, sources inform me and @MikeGiardi. They’ll proceed cautiously.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 21, 2020
Earlier on Friday, “Fitzy,” aka Nick Stevens, of The Greg Hill Present on WEEI reported that Stidham’s absence could also be prolonged.
Breaking: @FitzyGFY is listening to Jarett Stidham could also be out for the "foreseeable future" with an harm.
— The Greg Hill Present (@TheGregHillShow) August 21, 2020
This being coaching camp, the staff doesn’t launch harm stories and customarily doesn’t touch upon any accidents, both.
Stidham is the center of what seems to be an open competitors for the beginning quarterback job in 12 months 1 of the post-Tom Brady period. Cam Newton, along with his expertise and resume because the No. 1 total choose, figures to have a leg up on Stidham, who has half as many interceptions (1) as completions (2) in his temporary NFL profession. Veteran backup Brian Hoyer, who has the most effective command of the Patriots’ playbook, can be getting his justifiable share of reps by the early a part of full-team practices, as nicely.
With a condensed summer season, the significance of those practices grows, so any prolonged absence for any participant in a roster battle will tackle an added significance.
It’s unlikely that the staff will likely be commenting on any potential Stidham harm, so for now, his presence or absence in addition to his participation or lack thereof at apply would be the solely indicator of the 24-year-old’s well being.