Kony Ealy hasn't yet panned out as the Patriots hoped when they traded for the defensive end, but coach Bill Belichick said he's seen progress lately.
Whether that is enough for Ealy to stick on the roster will be one notable storyline to monitor over the next week, as his transition to the Patriots included him being held out of the final stretch of spring practices and the first day of training camp because of a coach's decision.
Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reported earlier Friday that the Patriots have gauged the trade market for Ealy.
He's making solid progress for us," Belichick said in the radio interview before Friday's road game against the Detroit Lions .
On offense, Belichick added that running back Mike Gillislee will make his preseason debut.
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