Dawson was reaching the end of the 21-day return window as he returned to practice Oct. 24, but will now be able to make his NFL debut in 2018. The rookie second-round pick will now have the Patriots' bye in Week 11 so he should be good to go for the next game against the Jets on Nov. 25.
Dawson (hamstring) could return from injured reserve and play during Sunday's game against the Packers, Phil Perry of NBCsports.com reports.
Dawson, who landed on injured reserve due to a hamstring injury sustained in training camp, returned to practice last week and appears to have managed a full recovery. With Eric Rowe (groin) having been placed on injured reserve earlier this week, New England currently has an open roster spot which Dawson could occupy. If the rookie were activated from injured reserve, he would be eligible to suit up against the Packers on Sunday. It remains unclear how the Patriots plan to approach Dawson's situation, but it's worth noting that he has a reasonable chance to see the field Week 9.
Dawson (hamstring) participated in Wednesday's practice, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.
Dawson started the season on injured reserve due to a hamstring injury and appears to have progressed on track in his recovery. New England will monitor the rookie second-round pick's participation over the next two weeks, and will make a final decision on Dawson's availability for the rest of the season during that time. The earliest Dawson is eligible to return is during the Patriots' matchup against the Titans in Week 10.
Dawson (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Dawson, a 2018 second-rounder, has been fighting through a hamstring injury for weeks and does not seem to have made significant steps in his recovery thus far. The Patriots reportedly plan to bring Dawson off injured reserve midway through the season, after the 21-year-old has gotten fully healthy. With this, Dawson is guaranteed to miss at least the first six games of the regular season. The move also allowed New England to promote wide receiver Riley McCarron from the practice squad to active roster, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Dawson (hamstring) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice, Ryan Hannable of WEEI Daily Mashup reports.
Dawson is still nursing the hamstring injury that caused him to miss significant time in training camp. It's possible that the Patriots are simply being cautious with their 2018 second-round pick, considering that Dawson was previously able to practice in limited fashion. It remains to be see whether the 21-year-old will suit up for Sunday's season opener against the Texans.
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