FOXBORO — Patriots operating again Ezekiel Elliott simply completed settling into New England.
On Thursday, Elliott informed reporters he was lastly having TV and cable put in at his new dwelling. After weeks, he’s now snug with the playbook.
But there may be one change Elliott want to make in Foxboro: including former teammate and ex-Cowboys offensive lineman La’El Collins.
The Bengals launched Collins this week whereas he was on the Physically Unable to Perform record. Collins, 30, tore his ACL final December after signing a profitable free-agent deal in March 2022. He spent a year-plus in Cincinnati after opening his profession with a seven-year stint with the Cowboys.
Collins began 57 video games for the Cowboys at proper sort out and was teammates with Elliott for six seasons. The 6-foot-4, 320-pounder was as soon as thought to be one of many NFL’s greatest offensive linemen and drew curiosity from the Patriots when he was final a free agent in 2021. According to experiences, the Pats have once more proven curiosity, although Collins has but to totally get better from his torn ACL, which is often a 10-12-month course of.
“He worked really hard for us,” Bengals coach Zac Taylor informed reporters Wednesday. “I have a lot of respect for (Collins) and the way he went about his business. He gave us some really good snaps last year until the injury. I enjoyed being around (Collins).”
On Thursday, Elliott mentioned: “I’d love to see LC here. … He’s a load. He loves to get his hands on people. He’s going to punch. He’s going to strike the heck out of you.”
Patriots defensive linemen Lawrence Guy and Deatrich Wise have been requested Thursday about going through ex-teammate Isaiah Wynn, now Miami’s beginning left guard. Guy mentioned he is aware of Wynn could have a chip on his shoulder coming into Sunday evening’s, his first in opposition to the Patriots. Said Wise: “After the game, I’ll be very happy to see him and talk to him a lot. But before the game, it’s all business.” … Eagles cornerback Darius Slay provided excessive reward for Patriots quarterback Mac Jones on the newest episode of his “Big Play Slay” podcast, saying: “I gotta give a shoutout to Mac Jones. He had a great game. We stopped him early, we got (two) turnovers,” Slay mentioned. “But he got his groove going. He was making great checks, making accurate throws. He missed some throws, but he was just making great plays. He made great plays on fourth down. We’ve for sure gotta play better.” … Tight finish Mike Gesicki revealed Thursday he’s been making an attempt to implement elements of Hunter Henry’s recreation into his personal; specifically how affected person Henry is when operating his routes.