Patriots Thursday practice participation and injury report

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Patriots Thursday practice participation and injury report

Thursday's practice participation and injury report:

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
DNP: CB Ras-I Dowling (not injury related), WR Julian Edelman (hand), S Steve Gregory (hip).
LIMITED PARTICIPATION: RB Brandon Bolden (knee), QB Tom Brady (right shoulder), DE Brandon Deaderick (ankle), DT Justin Francis (ankle), TE Rob Gronkowski (hip), TE Aaron Hernandez (ankle), LB Dont'a Hightower (hamstring), TE Michael Hoomanawanui (concussion), G Logan Mankins (calfhip), OL Nick McDonald (shoulder), CB Sterling Moore (knee), RB Shane Vereen (foot), OT Sebastian Vollmer (back).

FULL PARTICIPATION: DT Kyle Love (knee)

DENVER BRONCOS

FULL PARTICIPATION: CB Chris Harris (ankle), LB Nate Irving (concussion), G Chris Kuper (forearm), CB Tracy Porter (shoulder), WR Matt Willis (hamstring).

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.