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Patriots QB limping at walkthrough practice Wednesday

FOXBORO — Patriots quarterback Mac Jones appeared at his second straight practice Wednesday and walked with an obvious limp during warmups and initial drills.

Jones is still recovering from the high ankle sprain he suffered in Week 3 against the Ravens. He was a non-participant at last Friday’s practice, when he only made stationary throws. Asked why Jones was allowed to attend and appear in uniform if he wasn’t going to participate Friday, Pats coach Bill Belichick said Wednesday: “To see how he does the things he does.”

Jones’ level of participation during Wednesday’s practice will be unknown until the team releases its latest injury report after 4 p.m.

Backup quarterback Brian Hoyer was the only player absent for the non-padded walkthrough. Hoyer suffered a concussion at Green Bay last Sunday.

The Patriots will return to action against the Lions on Sunday with a 1 p.m. home kickoff.

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