The tight end experiment of Jake Bequette is over, for now.

FOXBORO — The Patriots made several moves Thursday before leaving for Charlotte and Friday’s preseason game against the Panthers.

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FOXBORO — The Patriots held their final open practice to the media Wednesday before departing for North Carolina Thursday and their third preseason game against the Panthers Friday night.

FOXBORO — If Tom Brady has been thinking about his impending suspension, Jimmy Garoppolo says he can’t tell.

U.S. District Judge David S. Doty, who has ruled on several NFL labor matters over the last few years, took a shot at NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and his interpretation of the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement on Wednesday.

FOXBORO -€“- Brian Tyms will spend the season rehabbing with the Patriots.

After the injured Tyms cleared waivers on Monday, the Patriots announced Tuesday they have placed the 26-year-old on injured reserve.

The Patriots continue to look for ways to bolster their offensive line.

FOXBORO — It’s always a good sign when a Patriots player coming off an injury speaks to the media. It’s usually a sign that the player is ready to return to practice.

And with practice, comes the expectation of game action.

FOXBORO — It was a day of significant returns and debuts at Gillette Stadium.