Ryan Mallett leaves Patriots preseason opener with head injury

BOSTON (NESN.com) - Ryan Mallett left the Patriots' preseason opener a little early on Friday night.

Mallett, who was expected to get a good portion of the snaps against the Eagles, took a rough hit late in the second quarter and was forced to leave the game. The Patriots announced that Mallett was dealing with a head injury and his return was questionable.