Linebacker Jamie Collins, seen here hitting Indy QB Andrew Luck last season, will take on more responsibility with Chandler Jones and Jerod Mayo out of the lineup.</p>
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What happened to cornerback Darrelle Revis on Tuesday is apparently becoming clearer.

Darrelle Revis apparently overslept.  (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Darrelle Revis apparently overslept. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

What happened to cornerback Darrelle Revis on Tuesday is apparently becoming clearer.

Initially, there was the report that the veteran had missed practice and was turned away from the facility, Adalius Thomas-style. But on Wednesday night, Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald reported that Revis overslept, and was told to stay home from practice.

Later on Tuesday, he showed up at the facility, and was reportedly contrite when he spoke with coach Bill Belichick regarding the incident. (One league source indicated to WEEI.com that they were surprised when Revis wasn’t at the facility on Tuesday morning because he’s usually one of the first people in the building.)

Revis was back at practice on Wednesday, and spoke with the media in the locker room afterward. When asked about his Tuesday absence on Wednesday afternoon, Revis brushed off the question.

“[That's] between me and coach. Talk to him about it,” he said.

The initial story of Revis being sent home caused some to compare his situation with the infamous “LateGate” situation in 2009 involving Thomas, Randy Moss, Gary Guyton and Derrick Burgess. On a snowy morning, that foursome showed up late to a meeting, and were sent home by Belichick.

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Christopher Price

Tom Brady is trying some new things at the age of 37. (Mike Petraglia/WEEI.com)FOXBORO -- Tom Brady has had a change of heart.



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Chris Jones

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FOXBORO — When Chris Jones blocked Nick Folk’s game-winning field goal attempt last Thursday night, it was the Patriots’ second blocked field goal of the season and now both of those blocked kicks have led to AFC Player of the Week honors as he was named the AFC’s Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 7 on Wednesday.

This comes after Chandler Jones was named the AFC’s Defensive Player of the Week when he blocked a field goal and returned it for a touchdown in Week 2 against Minnesota.

“€œI wasn’€™t the only guy in the middle pushing. I just happened to be the one that got my hand up there to block the field goal,” Chris said. “It’€™s an honor to win it, I guess.”

The team works on it on a daily basis and with two blocked kicks it’s been paying off.

“We work on it almost everyday, actually,” Chris said. “We try and work on every phase of the game and we actually worked on it a little bit today.”

With Chandler being reportedly sidelined for about a month with a hip injury, others will need to step in and back an impact on the defensive line.

“We have guys that are stepping up,” Chris said. “This week we have Dominique Easley and Zach Moore — we have those guys stepping up this week and they are doing really well for us.”€

“They stepped in and they do their job really well for us,” he added. “They work really hard in practice and watching film. They know their stuff and they do really good things for us.”

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Ryan Hannable

FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price detail how the New England Patriots will overcome injuries to Jerod Mayo and Chandler Jones to come up with a defensive game plan for Matt Forte and the Chicago Bears Sunday at Gillette Stadium.

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FOXBORO — The Patriots offensive line appears to be getting closer to being back to full strength.

FOXBORO — The Patriots offensive line appears to be getting closer to being back to full strength.

After not practicing at all last week prior to missing the game with the Jets, offensive lineman Bryan Stork and Dan Connolly both returned to practice on Wednesday for a second straight day, although on a limited basis — both were dealing with concussions.

Also on the offensive line, Cameron Fleming (finger) returned to practice for the first time this week since suffering the injury in the Kansas City game. (It should be noted the Patriots practiced on Tuesday where all three players were present, but the team wasn’t required to put out a practice report)

As expected, Chandler Jones (hip) was the only player to miss practice and Darrelle Revis did not appear on the injury report after missing Tuesday’s practice. It’s been reported he was sent home for being late to the facility.

Here is the full injury report:

Did not participate

DE Chandler Jones

Limited participation

OL Dan Connolly (concussion)
DL Dominique Easley (shoulder/knee)
DB Nate Ebener (finger)
OL Cameron Fleming (finger)
WR Matthew Slater (shoulder)
OL Bryan Stork (concussion)

Full participation

QB Tom Brady (ankle)
CB Brandon Browner (ankle)
LB Jamie Collins (thigh)
LB Dont’a Hightower (knee)
S Devin McCourty (rib)

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Ryan Hannable

Bill Belichick sent Darrelle Revis home from the facility on Tuesday because he was late, according to a report from the Bos

Bill Belichick sent Darrelle Revis home from the facility on Tuesday because he was late, according to a report in the Boston Globe.

Asked Wednesday about missing practice on Tuesday, Revis did not elaborate.

“[That's] between me and coach,” he said Wednesday afternoon. “Talk to him about it.”

In his first season with the Patriots, the 29-year-old Revis has one interception and 23 tackles.

“Having Darrelle here, I’€™ve really been impressed with his professionalism, how serious and businesslike he is in terms of his preparation and studying of games, of what we do and what our opponents do,” Belichick said Wednesday when asked about Revis.

“A hard-working guy that’€™s spent a lot of extra time in trying to do his job the very best he can do it,” added Belichick. “I have a lot of respect for how he’€™s gone about that. those are the things you just don’€™t see when a players with another team ‘€” not the  same kind of day-to-day appreciation that I’€™ve had the opportunity to have this year. he’€™s played well for us. I’€™m glad we have him.”

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