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Top Chase Winovich News

  • Patriots' Chase Winovich: Activated from IR

    Winovich (hamstring) was activated from injured Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    Winovich injured his hamstring in Week 6 against Dallas and was placed on IR on Oct. 19. He returned to practice with the team on Nov. 11 clearing the way for his activation. He is now eligible to play Thursday against the Falcons.

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  • Patriots' Chase Winovich: Returns to practice

    Winovich (hamstring) returned to practice Thursday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

    Winovich has been on injured reserve since mid-October, but his return to practice likely signals that the Patriots will open his 21-day window to return. It's not yet clear when the 2019 third-rounder will be cleared for game action, but he's trending in the right direction.

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  • Patriots' Chase Winovich: Placed on IR

    Winovich (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

    The 26-year-old suffered a hamstring injury in Week 6 versus the Cowboys and will be out for three contests at a minimum. In six contests this season, Winovich has made seven tackles. With Christian Barmore (shoulder) also banged up and questionable for Week 7 versus the Jets, Carl Davis will likely have to pick up the slack on the defensive line.

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  • Patriots' Chase Winovich: Ruled out Sunday

    Winovich (hamstring) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

    Winovich went from questionable to doubtful to out in a short span. With Christian Barmore (shoulder) also hurt, Carl Davis should be a lot busier for the rest of the game

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  • Patriots' Chase Winovich: Questionable to return

    Winovich is questionable to return to Sunday's game against Dallas with a hamstring injury.

    The loss of Winovich leaves the Patriots light in their defensive end rotation. Christian Barmore should pick up the slack in the meantime.

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  • Patriots' Chase Winovich: Sees snaps in fourth quarter

    Winovich (undisclosed) saw some playing time in the fourth quarter of the Patriots' 22-20 win over the Giants on Sunday, Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal reports

    The third-year linebacker has tallied 5.5 sacks for the Patriots two years in a row but now appears to be on the bubble for a roster spot. Winovich's appearance in the game at least shows that he's healthy, but with his roster spot in question it may not matter. If the 26-year-old does make the team, he could have value in deeper IDP leagues due to his decent sack totals.

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  • Patriots' Chase Winovich: Passes physical, off PUP list

    Winovich (undisclosed) passed his physical and was activated from the PUP list Sunday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

    Winovich is back at practice for the first time this training camp, but his status for the Patriots' second preseason game is still unknown. The 26-year-old logged 594 defensive snaps last year, registering 48 tackles and 5.5 sacks. He will likely play a major role for New England's pass rush, but he may give way to Tashawn Bower on early downs. His fantasy stock appears to be reliant on his sack totals.

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  • Patriots' Chase Winovich: Starts training camp on PUP

    Winovich (undisclosed) was placed on the PUP list Thursday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

    The nature of Winovich's injury is unknown, and he can be activated off the PUP list at any point during training camp. Given that, there's not a significant reason to be concerned about his status for the regular season at this time. Winovich is coming off his most productive season in the NFL, during which he logged 594 defensive snaps, 48 tackles and 5.5 sacks.

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  • Patriots' Chase Winovich: Paces team with 5.5 sacks

    Winovich finished the 2020 season with 49 tackles, one interception and a team-high 5.5 sacks in 16 games.

    Per ESPN's Mike Reiss, though the 2019 third-rounder was active for every game this past season, he logged just 59 percent of the Patriots' defensive snaps, with Tashawn Bower getting his share of work on early downs. Winovich's fantasy upside in 2021 is therefore tied to seeing more three-down work, something coach Bill Belichick has suggested the Michigan product can handle.

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  • Patriots' Chase Winovich: Notches Week 12 sack in win

    Winovich collected five tackles, including one sack, during Sunday's 20-17 win against Arizona.

    Winovich helped snuff out a Cardinals drive by virtue of his sack at the 11:02 mark of the second quarter, with Arizona being forced to punt two plays later. The Michigan product generated an impressive 2.5 sacks over the first quarter of the regular season, but he found himself in the midst of a six-game sack drought entering Sunday's contest. Having fielded 80-plus percent of the defensive workload in each of New England's past three games, Winovich is playing an integral defensive role heading into a Week 13 matchup against the Chargers.

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  • Patriots' Chase Winovich: Another sack Monday

    Winovich recorded four tackles (two solo) and a sack across 37 defensive snaps in Monday's loss to the Chiefs.

    The second-year linebacker now has 2.5 sacks over the past three games, which leads the team. He's also played in 66 percent of the defensive snaps so far this season, a notable upgrade from his 28 percent average in 2019.

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  • Patriots' Chase Winovich: Records six stops

    Winovich made six tackles -- one for a loss -- in Sunday's 21-11 win over the Dolphins.

    Winovich split reps with Shilique Calhoun and logged 42 of 61 defensive snaps (68 percent), but it was Winovich who was most productive. The second-year linebacker finished second in tackles and recorded a QB hit as well. His IDP outlook is a little shaky without a full workload, but he's a proven pass rusher with 5.5 sacks in his rookie season. He'll set his sights on Russell Wilson, who was sacked three times Sunday, for a Week 2 matchup.

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  • Patriots' Chase Winovich: Ready to roll

    Winovich (shoulder) is active for the team's Week 1 contest against the Dolphins.

    Winovich practiced in full both Thursday and Friday, so was trending in a positive direction to be available Sunday. That's now official, meaning Winovich will be ready to serve in a rotational role for snaps on the edge.

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  • Patriots' Chase Winovich: Ready to rock

    Winovich (shoulder) was a full participant for Thursday's practice, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

    After he was limited in practice Wednesday, Winovich upgraded his status, corroborating his clear readiness for Week 1 action. The Michigan product also dealt with sports hernia surgery in the offseason that forced him to miss some practice time, so the team might ease him into action. Winovich is expected to handle a rotational role for the team again in 2020.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 250 lbs
Birthplace: Jefferson Hills, PA
Age: 26
Class: Junior