Patriots rookie Sony Michel undergoes knee procedure

The Patriots will have to dip into their backfield depth for the start of the preseason.Rookie running back Sony Michel underwent a minor procedure to drain fluid from his knee, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday, via a source informed of the situation. The former Georgia star is expected to be back in time for the Week 1 clash with the Texans, Rapoport added.Michel looked good in the early days of camp but has been sidelined since exiting Wednesday’s practice with the injury.After losing Dion Lewis to free agency, the Patriots bypassed the opportunity to address their defense early in the draft, using their first-round pick on a tailback for the first time since they selected Laurence Maroney out of Minnesota in 2006.Although Michel’s role is unsettled so early in camp, he’s projected to be a key cog in the offensive attack as an impact rookie.

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2 ways Chance Adams impressed Yankees in debut

2 ways Chance Adams impressed Yankees in debut

BOSTON — Chance Adams’ nerves were rattling until the last minute.The Yankees’ rookie starting pitcher, making his big-league debut, felt a little uneasy before his solid start in a 4-1 loss to the