Catches three passes versus former team
Smith, who was on the field for 34 of a possible 60 snaps in Sunday's 36-13 win over the Titans, caught three of his four targets for 49 yards and ran once for nine yards in the contest, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Meanwhile, fellow tight end Hunter Henry saw action on 41 snaps and caught two of his five targets for 16 yards. In each of his three previous games, Smith recorded two targets, but he was a little more involved in Sunday's game plan, while facing his former team. He continues to profile as a marginal fantasy option in Week 13 fantasy lineups, while working in a time-share with Henry.
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Chad Graff of The Athletic suggests that at this stage Strong currently profiles as the Patriots' No. 4 running back.
Henry was absent from Wednesday's practice with an undisclosed injury, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports.
Wilkerson sustained a head injury during Wednesday's joint practice with the Panthers and may miss some time, Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus reports.
Wilkerson (undisclosed) was carted off the field during Wednesday's practice after absorbing a hit on a kickoff, NESN.com's Zack Cox reports.
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Butler (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Stevenson took snaps in the two-minute drill at Monday's practice, handling work that went to recently retired James White the past few years, Chris Mason of MassLive reports.
In the wake of James White's retirement, based on how things have gone in training camp, Montgomery could have the inside track to fill the Patriots' vacated receiving back role, Evan Lazar of the team's official site reports.
Agholor was among the Patriots' key skill players who didn't see action in Thursday's preseason opener against the Giants, Mark Daniels of The Providence Journal reports.
Wilkerson logged 46 snaps en route to recording eight catches for 99 yards in Thursday's 23-21 preseason loss to the Giants, Mike Dussault of the Patriots' official site reports.
Strong rushed six times for 25 yards and caught his only target for no gain in Thursday's 23-21 preseason loss to the Giants.