FOXBOROUGH — The Patriots tight end situation got a little more precarious Friday when Ryan Izzo missed practice after suffering a concussion during Thursday’s full pads session.
Izzo is the club’s only tight end to play in all six games thus far and his likely absence from Monday night’s game against the Jets at the Meadowlands means the Patriots will have two players at the position making their season debuts.
Ben Watson missed the first four games because of a suspension for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. The 14-year veteran has been released and re-signed over the last week but proclaimed himself ready to contribute. He hasn’t played a game since New Orleans’s playoff win over the Philadelphia in January. He missed the NFC Championship game because of a ruptured appendix.