Haynesworth missing from Patriots practice

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Haynesworth missing from Patriots practice

By Danny Picard
CSNNE.com Staff Reporter Follow @dannypicard
FOXBORO -- The most noticeable prominent absence at Patriots practice on Friday was defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth.

Also not practicing with the team was offensive lineman Matt Light, running backs Shane Vereen and Kevin Faulk, defensive end Mike Wright, and linebacker Brandon Spikes.

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Andrew Hawkins celebrates joining Patriots with 'Ballers' spoof

Andrew Hawkins celebrates joining Patriots with 'Ballers' spoof

Andrew Hawkins' situation isn't far off from a character in HBO's "Ballers." And he played into those connections with a video on Twitter.

The slot receiver, who signed with the Patriots on Wednesday, shares some similarities with the fictional football player Rickey Jerret, a veteran receiver who wades through interest from a number of teams, including New England, during free agency. Because of those similarities, Hawkins spoofed on a scene from "Ballers" where Jerret works out with Patriots receivers Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola. Hawkins imposes his face over Jerret's.