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NFLPA asks Patriots to fix turf problems at Gillette Stadium

Ryan Hannable
September 24, 2017 - 10:49 am

FOXBORO -- Maybe the turf issues at Gillette Stadium aren't fixed after all.

Speaking with ESPN's Adam Schefter, NFLPA assistant executive director George Atallah said the NFLPA has asked the Patriots to repair the new field because it poses an injury risk to the players.

"It's a reminder to all teams that they can't have players on [shoddy] fields," Atallah said.

The new field was susceptible to having cleat marks left in the surface, but apparently was improved before Sunday's game against the Texans. The turf was replaced following the Week 1 loss to the Chiefs.

The NFLPA recently sent its field inspector to Gillette Stadium and found the field "borderline actionable."

Sunday's game agains the Texans will be the first football game on the new surface. The team practiced on it Friday and the Revolution played on it Saturday.

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