Christian Barmore returns to Patriots practice


The second-year defensive lineman returned to practice after missing two games with a knee injury.

Christian Barmore during the 2021 season. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

A pair of defensive playmakers were spotted at Patriots practice on Wednesday.

Defensive lineman Christian Barmore is back after missing the last two games with a knee injury.

Also in attendance was defensive back Kyle Dugger, who missed most of the Bears game and the entire Jets game with an ankle injury. He also practiced Friday but did not play against the Jets.

It’s unclear at this time what their status will be for Sunday’s game against Indianapolis. The Patriots will release a practice report later today and other updates throughout the week.

The Patriots squealed by the Jets last week because a 6 pick was recalled and Zach Wilson had a horrible game, throwing three interceptions and completing less than half of his passes.

The Patriots did a good job stopping New York’s rushing offense, holding the Jets to 51 yards on 15 attempts. But, against the Bears, they struggled and gave up 243 rushing yards.

Barmore and Dugger are closer to returning than they were last week, which is a good sign for the defense.

Notable absences include wide receiver DeVante Parker, who is believed to be suffering from a sprained knee, and offensive lineman David Andrews, who missed last week’s game with a head injury.


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