Boychuk day-to-day with mild knee sprain

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Boychuk day-to-day with mild knee sprain

Johnny Boychuk's knee injury is not as serious as it might have appeared. He has been deemed "day-to-day" after sustaining a knee sprain against Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

More to come . . .

Brissett, Garoppolo both practicing for Patriots on Tuesday

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Brissett, Garoppolo both practicing for Patriots on Tuesday

FOXBORO -- The Patriots had both of their qurterbacks on the field and suited up for Tuesday's shells-and-sweats practice on the fields behind Gillette Stadium. 

Both Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) and Jacoby Brissett (thumb) are dealing with injuries, but both were present for the session, as were the rest of their teammates on the 53-man roster. 

Brissett was spotted in the Patriots locker room before practice with no brace or wrap of any kind on his thumb, but he did have his right thumb taped when out on the field. 

Patriots tight end AJ Derby was the lone player in a black practice jersey, indicating that he has been named practice player of the week. Running low on quarterbacks, Derby may have served as the scout-team quarterback as the Patriots defense prepared for the Texans. He played the position at Iowa and Arkansas before changing positions.

The Patriots have four practices scheduled this week, and the team will release injury reports, as usual, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Brissett’s injured thumb looking good in Patriots' locker room

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Brissett’s injured thumb looking good in Patriots' locker room

FOXBORO - Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett made his way through the locker room Tuesday morning without any splint, tape or cast on his right thumb.

"Never seen so many people looking at my hand," Brissett joked as he passed.

Brissett said he wasn't addressing the media en masse on Tuesday but when asked if he's feeling "tip-top," he answered, "Oh yeah."

Brissett injured the thumb Thursday in the second half of the win over Houston.

We reported it was a "minor" injury that wouldn't need surgery.

Brissett, for what it's worth, was carrying a binder in his right hand.