Patriots DE Deatrich Wise reportedly in walking boot


This falls in the category of not a big deal, but something to keep an eye on.

According to ESPN's Mike Reiss, Patriots defensive end Deatrich Wise is in a walking boot and has been sidelined for the team’s voluntary offseason workout program, but it is not expected to impact his 2019 season.

As Reiss points out, offensive lineman Joe Thuney missed extended time last spring, but then played every snap during the regular season.

It's unclear exactly what kind of injury Wise is dealing with, but it is worth noting he had an ankle injury at the end of the season and missed the AFC divisional round and AFC championship.

Wise had 4.5 sacks last season and figures to play a bigger role this coming year with the loss of Trey Flowers in free agency.