The New England Patriots are deep in preparations for Sunday’s clash against the the Pittsburgh Steelers. A lot of news filtered out of both the Patriots and Steelers camps Tuesday.
Here are 5 things to know mid-Week 7:
One day after Ben Roethlisberger underwent meniscus surgery, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced the quarterback as officially out for Sunday’s matinee.
Running back Dion Lewis and guard Tre’ Jackson are eligible to return from the PUP list this week. Head coach Bill Belichick said they “probably” still won’t see the practice field this week.
While the NFL is still reviewing Cincinnati linebacker Vontaze Burfict’s questionable play Sunday, the Bengals reportedly believe he will not be suspended.
The Patriots signed former Dolphins draft pick Jamil Douglas to their practice squad, releasing Ian Silberman.
Other Patriots news from around the Internet
Dont’a Hightower, modern superstar. The Ringer’s Danny Kelly on the Patriots’ stud middle linebacker.
Devin McCourty’s smart play. ESPN’s Mike Reiss on the safety’s help making adjustments from the sidelines.