Patriots changes by position: Inside Linebacker
The first question Bill Belichick was asked by media members was if it was tough to see McKenzie go down, and if he could provide an update on his status.
"I don't know, we just finished practice," he responded. "We'll have to wait and see."
"Of all the players that I’ve talked to and we’ve interviewed this year and even through the years ... Tyrone is amongst the most impressive," Belichick said when asked about McKenzie. "Maturity, intelligence, what he’s done with the opportunities that he’s had or that he’s had to overcome, how he’s approached them, how he’s dealt with them, how he’s made the most of them. It hasn’t been easy.
"Yet, he’s continued to excel, jump over hurdles and overcome obstacles that I think would have derailed a lot of other people and/or football players. I think he’s a very impressive, mature, humble young man."