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AFC East Standings

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2022 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 16 1.0 0 0 0

Top Ja'Whaun Bentley News

  • Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Picks up injury Sunday

    Bentley (back) was ruled questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Steelers.

    Bentley ultimately was able to suit up versus Pittsburgh after he suffered a toe injury Week 1, but he now appears to have sustained a new unspecified back injury Sunday. The 26-year-old finished as New England's leading tackler (109) in 2021, so Jahlani Tavai and Mack Wilson likely will have to fill prominent roles at inside linebacker for the time being.

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  • Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Comes back Sunday

    Bentley (back) was able to return to the field during Sunday's game against the Steelers, Mike Reiss of reports.

    Bentley's ability to get back on the field appears to indicate that he sustained nothing more than a minor back issue earlier Sunday. Nevertheless, his status will be worth monitoring on New England's first injury report of Week 3 this coming Wednesday.

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  • Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Removed from injury report Friday

    Bentley wasn't listed on the injury report Friday, Mike Reiss of reports.

    Bentley didn't practice Wednesday due to a toe injury, but he progressed to a limited participant Thursday and was a full-go Friday. The 2018 fifth-round pick managed to lead the Patriots in tackles (seven) and record a sack despite playing just 43 of 60 defensive snaps in the season-opening loss to Miami. He's expected to be a key piece of New England's defense in 2022 after posting 109 tackles across 16 games last year.

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  • Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Logs limited practice Thursday

    Bentley (toe) was limited at practice Thursday, Zack Cox of reports.

    Bentley suffered a toe injury during Sunday's 20-7 loss to the Dolphins that caused him to watch Wednesday's practice from the sidelines, but his return to Thursday's session in any capacity is an encouraging sign that his injury isn't considered too serious. The 255-pound linebacker is coming off a team-high seven tackles and a sack in Week 1, and his participation during Friday's practice should provide more clarity regarding Bentley's availability Sunday against the Steelers.

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  • Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Sits out Wednesday's practice

    Bentley (toe) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.

    Bentley recorded a team-high seven tackles and added a sack during the Patriots' season-opening loss, but he presumably picked up a toe injury as well. The extent of the issue remains unclear, but if he sits out practice again Thursday, his status for Week 2 could be in serious jeopardy.

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  • Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Team's top tackler Sunday

    Bentley recorded seven tackles (four solo), including one sack, during Sunday's season-opening loss to the Dolphins.

    Bentley managed to lead the Patriots in tackles despite playing only 43 of the team's 60 defensive snaps. The starting inside linebacker should be poised to lead the team in stops for the second straight season should he remain healthy moving forward.

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  • Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Takes the field

    Bentley (arm) is participating in OTAs, Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald reports.

    Bentley suffered an arm injury in the Patriots' playoff loss to the Bills in January and never returned to action. His participation in OTAs is a good sign that there was no lingering effects for the fourth-year pro. Bentley has been a focal point of the Patriots' linebacker unit the last two seasons, totaling 200 tackles, 2.5 sacks, four passes defensed and three forced fumbles over that time.

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  • Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Back with New England

    Bentley (arm) agreed to a two-year, $9 million contract with the Patriots on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Bentley appeared in 16 games for the Patriots in 2021 and registered a team-high 109 tackles. He suffered an arm injury during New England's wild-card loss to the Bills, but he's expected to be back at full strength for OTAs.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 244 lbs
Birthplace: Temple Hills, MD
Age: 26
School: Purdue
Experience: 5