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NFL: Bill Belichick: Patriots TE Henry (shoulder) day-to-day

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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick claims tight end Hunter Henry is day-to-day with a shoulder injury that reportedly required an MRI exam, but NFL Network reported the injury could sideline him for “weeks.”

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick shared the update on Tuesday following reports Henry, 26, injured his shoulder during Sunday’s practice.

ESPN reported the injury “doesn’t appear serious,” although it is painful and could force Henry to miss playing time in the preseason. NFL Network reported the shoulder issue would sideline Henry for weeks.

Until five days prior to the Patriots’ Week 1 regular season game, the Patriots are not required to disclose Henry’s injury status.

Belichick said Henry “participated in everything he’s been able to do since he’s been here. He’s gained a lot of experience. He’s day-to-day.

“He’ll come back as he can come back. Hunter’s a smart guy. … He’ll continue to make progress.”

Henry signed a three-year, $37.5 million contract with the Patriots in the offseason. New England also added fellow tight end Jonnu Smith on a four-year, $50 million deal.

Henry played last season on the franchise tag with the Los Angeles Chargers, his fifth season with the franchise.

Henry caught 60 passes for 613 yards and four touchdowns in 14 games last season.

By comparison, the Patriots had 18 receptions for 254 yards and one TD from the tight end position last season.

–Field Level Media

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