By A. Sherrod Blakely
CSNNE.com Celtics Insider
Follow @sherrodbcsn FOXBORO Albert Haynesworth and Shaun Ellis have proven to be impact players throughout their careers.
But if you're looking to see them in action in Thursday's preseason opener against Jacksonville, fat chance of that happening.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick said both players -- neither practiced on Monday -- are "day-to-day" with no definitive timetable for them to get on the field.
Belichick also said that players who did not practice on Monday will likely not play in Thursday's preseason game against the Jaguars.
Ellis, the newer addition, is starting his Patriots career on the activephysically unable to perform list, according to ESPN. He can resume practicing at any time. If he does not come off the list before the roster is cut down to 53 players, he could be placed on the reservePUP list, which would keep him out at lease six weeks.
Haynesworth, who is expected to miss his fourth practice on Tuesday, has a history of being out of shape at the start of the season.
"He's getting some treatment," Belichick said of Haynesworth. "I think he'll be back out there as soon as he can; hopefully he'll be back in a day, or hopefully days."
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Haters gonna hate. Robert Kraft knows that, and he's not going to hold a grudge because of it. But he won't forget, either.
The New England Patriots owner appeared on the latest episode of HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" for an interview with Andrea Kremer that aired Tuesday night, and he was as candid as any member of the organization has been throughout the Deflategate saga.
“I really don’t hold grudges,” Kraft admitted in the interview, per WEEI. “I mean, I remember everything, but I move on. ... Envy and jealousy are incurable diseases. The haters still hate. And I understand it, and we’ll do our best to keep them in that position.”
And while Kraft isn't holding grudges, he still recognizes the negative impact the controversy left on Tom Brady's pristine reputation.
“He’s just not the greatest quarterback in the history of the NFL,” Kraft began. “He’s an amazing human being. And is genuine. And as nice as everybody thinks he is, he’s nicer. And to see anyone attack him as an individual or his integrity. And that just wasn’t fair.”
Will Martellus Bennett be back with the Patriots next season?
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says it's "a real possibility" Bennett leaves given the asking price and potential offers.
Less than an hour later, the unrestricted free agent sent out a tweet responding to speculation about his future.
Bennett, who will 30 years old in March, had seven touchdowns in 19 games in his first season with the New England Patriots.