Rapoport says Stidham plans to fight through the issue, despite visiting with some doctors to get it checked out.
Stidham returned to the Patriots Friday morning and went through practice Friday, but had a much lighter workload than usual.
Stidham, 24, is a former fourth-round pick of the Patriots back in 2019. He’s in the second year of his four-year, $3,156,112 contract that included a $636,112 signing bonus.
In 2019, Stidham appeared in three games for the Patriots and completed 2 of 4 passes for 14 yards and an interception.