By Danny Picard
CSNNE.com Staff Reporter Follow @dannypicard
FOXBORO --Patrick Chung wants to prove Bill Belichick right. Becauseon Tuesday, the Patriots coach had some high praise for his third-year safety,calling him the hardest working player on the entire team.
Patrick is one of our young players thats really workedhard, said Belichick. Really diligent worker. You really cant outwork Chung.Hes here early, he stays late, hes in top condition, he can play all theplays that you need him to play.
Hes been a very productive force in the kicking game.Defensively, I think theres still room to grow with him. He works hard at itand I think hes had a good camp. Hes had two solid years behind him."
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The Patriots had both Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett on the field for Tuesday's practice.
While many are hopeful that Garoppolo will be ready to go on Sunday, it’s definitely not a given at this point.
According to CSN’s Mike Giardi, Garoppolo is “still in pain and does not yet have full mobility in his throwing shoulder”
Tom E. Curran had better news about Jacoby Brissett’s thumb. The rookie quarterback was in the Patriots locker room locker room Tuesday morning without splint, tape or cast on his thumb.
When he asked Brissett if he's feeling "tip-top," he answered, "Oh yeah."
FOXBORO -- The Patriots have added some receiver depth to their locker room by signing Da'Ron Brown to their practice squad.
Brown, 25, was a seventh-round pick of the Chiefs in 2015 and spent his rookie season on the Kansas City practice squad. At Northern Illinois, the 6-foot, 199-pounder caught 155 passes in four years, accumulating 2,295 yards and scoring 19 touchdowns. He also rushed for two scores in his career. As a senior in 2014, he caught 68 passes for 1,065 yards.
With the signing, the Patriots have filled out their practice squad. The team has had an opening on its 10-man unit since the Colts signed away receiver Devin Street for their 53-man roster.
With just four receivers on the Patriots roster, not including special teams ace Matthew Slater, they've loaded up on receiver depth through their practice squad with Brown, Devin Lucien and DeAndrew White.