Mike Gillislee was limited throughout the spring with a hamstring injury, and the issue flared up early in Patriots training camp.
"I just tried to burst on one of those plays at the beginning of camp and it just happened," Gillislee said at his locker Tuesday. "And I was able to get an MRI and everything was good, so I'm back today and felt 100 percent."
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Gillislee had been limited since Aug. 2, sitting out of positional drills and team drills. He did not participate in joint practices against the Texans and has not yet appeared in a preseason game. Presumably the favorite to take over the LeGarrette Blount "big back" role, Gillislee said he was a full go on Tuesday. Just in time too, as Burkhead had a big game last week and was starting to draw a lot of attention. Burkhead didn't practice today for unknown reasons, as we reported earlier.