Team Notebook: New England Patriots

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Patriots | Mike Gillislee fully healthy
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:43:18 -0700

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (hamstring) said he's 100 percent and flying around the practice field.


Patriots | Mike Gillislee full go in practice
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:03 -0700

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (hamstring) was a full participant in practice Tuesday, Aug. 22, after being limited the last two weeks.


Patriots | Dont'a Hightower back at practice Tuesday
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:23:24 -0700

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower was activated off the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, Aug. 22.


Patriots | No depth chart at RB in New England
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:26:05 -0700

New England Patriots RBs Mike Gillislee, Rex Burkhead, James White and Dion Lewis form a "deep, talented group" and any one of the four could be featured at any given time, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss.


Patriots | Elandon Roberts suffers injury
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 13:18:41 -0700

New England Patriots LB Elandon Roberts (ribs) was carted off the field during the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 19, and has been diagnosed with bruised ribs, according to a source.


Patriots | Rex Burkhead steps up
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 21:39:12 -0700

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead worked with the starters in a 27-23 loss to the Houston Texans in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 19, finishing with seven carries for 20 yards and three catches for 50 yards and a touchdown.


Patriots | Tom Brady sharp Saturday
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 21:29:13 -0700

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed six of his nine passing attempts for 67 yards and a touchdown in 27-23 loss to the Houston Texans in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 19.


Patriots | Rob Gronkowski takes the field
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 19:09:52 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski made his first appearance in a preseason game since 2012, playing 15 of the first 17 offensive snaps but failing to make a catch against the Houston Texans Saturday, Aug. 19.


Patriots | Mike Gillislee expected to sit out
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:57:59 -0700

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (hamstring) is not expected to play in the preseason game against the Houston Texans Saturday, Aug. 19.


Patriots | Rob Gronkowski likely will sit out
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:48:08 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski probably will not play in the preseason game against the Houston Texans Saturday, Aug. 19, according to a source.


Patriots | Tom Brady expected to play
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:43:04 -0700

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is expected to play in the preseason game against the Houston Texans Saturday, Aug. 19, according to a source.


Patriots | LaAdrian Waddle has concussion
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:42:22 -0700

New England Patriots OT LaAdrian Waddle (concussion) suffered a concussion during the team's joint practices with the Houston Texans.


Patriots | Derek Rivers has torn ACL
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:35:42 -0700

Updating an earlier report, New England Patriots LB Derek Rivers (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and sprained his lateral collateral ligament, according to the initial MRI. He'll receive a second opinion before having surgery.


Patriots | Derek Rivers' season may be over
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:47:05 -0700

Updating previous reports, New England Patriots LB Derek Rivers (knee) is feared to have suffered a season-ending knee injury, according to sources.


Patriots | Mike Gillislee remains sidelined
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:43:20 -0700

New York England RB Mike Gillislee (hamstring) did not travel with the team for their joint practices with the Houston Texans.


Patriots | Derek Rivers' injury not serious
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:35:42 -0700

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots LB Derek Rivers (leg) is still undergoing tests, but the team is optimistic that his injury is not serious, according to a source.


Patriots | Derek Rivers injured
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:44:26 -0700

New England Patriots LB Derek Rivers (leg) left practice Wednesday, Aug. 16, with an apparent left leg injury.


Patriots | Alan Branch off PUP
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 06:20:56 -0700

New England Patriots DT Alan Branch (undisclosed) was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, Aug. 14, and he's practicing.


Patriots | Malcolm Mitchell limited so far
Sun, 13 Aug 2017 08:23:18 -0700

New England Patriots WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee) has mostly only taken part in individual-type drills early in training camp, according to ESPN.com's Mike Reiss.


Patriots | Dwayne Allen comfortable with new offense
Sun, 13 Aug 2017 08:08:30 -0700

New England Patriots TE Dwayne Allen is running better than he was in the spring and seems more comfortable with the offense, according to ESPN.com's Mike Reiss.


Patriots | James White, Dion Lewis co-starters
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 14:38:02 -0700

New England Patriots RBs James White and Dion Lewis are listed as co-starters on the Patriots' initial depth chart.


Patriots | Key Patriots to sit Thursday
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 13:56:20 -0700

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady, TE Rob Gronkowski and WR Brandin Cooks are not expected to play in the Patriots' first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 10, according to sources.


Patriots | Dion Lewis, James White listed on first-team
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 11:20:21 -0700

New England Patriots RBs Dion Lewis and James White are ahead of Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee on the team's unofficial depth chart.


Patriots | Mike Gillislee sidelined
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 10:58:58 -0700

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (hamstring) has been "locked onto the conditioning field for the past few days," according to the Boston Herald's Jeff Howe. Gillislee also reportedly dealt with a similar issue during OTAs.


Patriots | Brandin Cooks putting on a clinic
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 09:14:42 -0700

New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks has been impressive throughout the offseason, and he has put on "a clinic" against the Jacksonville Jaguars during two days of joint practices at Gillette Stadium.


Patriots | Dwayne Allen seeing a ton of red zone work
Tue, 08 Aug 2017 10:20:04 -0700

New England Patriots TE Dwayne Allen has been the recipient of "a ton of targets in the red zone" during training camp, according to the Boston Globe's Ben Volin.


Patriots | Tom Brady, Brandin Cooks building chemistry
Mon, 07 Aug 2017 14:51:11 -0700

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady said he has been working with WR Brandin Cooks during training camp so they can work on building a better chemistry.


Patriots | Matthew Slater misses practice
Mon, 07 Aug 2017 14:46:02 -0700

New England Patriots WR Matthew Slater (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 7.


Patriots | Jacoby Brissett in jeopardy
Mon, 07 Aug 2017 04:07:30 -0700

New England Patriots QB Jacoby Brissett is in danger of being cut. With QB Tom Brady and QB Jimmy Garoppolo having strong performances and Brissett having a subpar spring, the Patriots may shore up another part of the roster.


Patriots | Rex Burkhead getting work in short-yardage
Fri, 04 Aug 2017 09:35:04 -0700

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead was reportedly "chased by head coach Bill Belichick and Bill Belichick alone" and was signed in large part due to his versatility. So far in camp, the team hasn't been shy about trying him in short-yardage situations down at the goal line.


Patriots | Three Patriots out Friday
Fri, 04 Aug 2017 06:49:42 -0700

New England Patriots OT Nate Solder (undisclosed), WR Matthew Slater (undisclosed) and WR Cody Hollister (undisclosed) are out of practice Friday, Aug. 4.


Patriots | Rob Gronkowski using Tom Brady's trainer
Thu, 03 Aug 2017 05:47:47 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski has hired QB Tom Brady's personal trainer, Alex Guerrero, and has adopted Brady's workout and diet plan. "I look at (Brady) and he turns 40 tomorrow and he runs around like he's younger than me. So it's pretty obvious right there," Gronkowski said after practice Wednesday, Aug. 2, while acknowledging his body already feels different.


Patriots | Chris Hogan expects to be fine
Wed, 02 Aug 2017 17:39:35 -0700

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan (knee) said he expects to be fine after suffering a knee injury during practice Wednesday, Aug. 2.


Patriots | Matthew Slater suffers injury
Wed, 02 Aug 2017 17:26:25 -0700

New England Patriots WR Matthew Slater (undisclosed) left practice early Wednesday, Aug. 2, because of an undisclosed injury.


Patriots | Chris Hogan exits
Wed, 02 Aug 2017 08:10:47 -0700

New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan (knee) left practice Wednesday, Aug. 2, and was having his knee examined by a trainer.


Patriots | New England signs KJ Maye
Sun, 30 Jul 2017 18:45:12 -0700

Free-agent WR KJ Maye (Titans) signed with the New England Patriots Sunday, July 30.


Patriots | Kony Ealy likely to start at defensive end
Sun, 30 Jul 2017 06:30:26 -0700

New England Patriots DE Kony Ealy is expected to be the starter at defensive end in the wake of DE Rob Ninkovich's retirement.


Patriots | Rob Ninkovich expected to retire
Sun, 30 Jul 2017 06:24:08 -0700

New England Patriots DE Rob Ninkovich is expected to announce his retirement Sunday, July 30, according to multiple sources.


Patriots | Two Patriots leave practice early
Sat, 29 Jul 2017 11:48:45 -0700

New England Patriots RB Brandon Bolden (undisclosed) and SS Duron Harmon (knee) were not able to finish practice Saturday, July 29, because of injuries.


Patriots | Mike Gillislee the new LeGarrette Blount?
Sat, 29 Jul 2017 09:24:30 -0700

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee handled the first carry at the goal line at practice Saturday, July 29, and appears to be the "top candidate" to replace LeGarrette Blount as the big back in the Patriots' offense, according to ESPN.com's Mike Reiss.


Patriots | Kony Ealy back at practice Friday
Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:33:28 -0700

New England Patriots TE Kony Ealy returned to practice Friday, July 28 after working on the side one day earlier. A source informed of Ealy's status said his sitting out the first day of the team's training camp was due to cramping.


Patriots | Kony Ealy practices Friday
Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:34:35 -0700

New England Patriots DE Kony Ealy (undisclosed) practiced Friday, July 28, after missing one day for undisclosed reasons.


Patriots | Rob Ninkovich misses practice again
Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:32:26 -0700

New England Patriots DE Rob Ninkovich (personal) was absent for the second straight day from practice, Friday, July 28, as he deals with personal matters.


Patriots | Rob Gronkowski not limited
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:02:08 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) has no limitations as training camp opens, according to head coach Bill Belichick.


Patriots | Andrew Hawkins retiring
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:26:30 -0700

New England Patriots WR Andrew Hawkins announced Tuesday, July 25, that he is retiring from the NFL.


New England Patriots

Allen Dwayne TE
Allen Ryan P
Amendola Danny WR
Andrews David C
Augusta Josh DL
Bates Trevor LB
Belichick Bill HC
Bolden Brandon RB
Boyer Josh AC
Brady Tom QB
Branch Alan DL
Brissett Jacoby QB
Brown Malcom DL
Burkhead Rex RB
Butler Adam DL
Butler Malcolm CB
Caley Nick AC
Cannon Marcus OT
Cardona Joe LS
Carr Austin WR
Caserio Nick TO
Chung Patrick SS
Coleman Justin CB
Cooks Brandin WR
Cotton Sam TE
Croston Cole OL
Daly Brendan AC
Daniels Jr. LeShun RB
Davis Keionta DL
Develin James FB
Douglas Jamil OG
Ealy Kony DL
Ebner Nate FS
Edelman Julian WR
Fears Ivan AC
Ferentz James C
Fleming Cameron OT
Flores Brian AC
Flowers Trey DL
Foster D.J. RB
Freeny Jonathan LB
Garcia Antonio OT
Garoppolo Jimmy QB
Gillislee Mike RB
Gilmore Stephon CB
Gostkowski Stephen PK
Grissom Geneo DE
Gronkowski Glenn FB
Gronkowski Rob TE
Guy Lawrence DL
Hamilton Woodrow DL
Harmon Duron CB
Harris David LB
Hightower Dont'a LB
Hogan Chris WR
Hollister Cody WR
Hollister Jacob TE
Jelks Andrew OT
Jones Cyrus CB
Jones David X. DB
Jones Jonathan CB
Karras Ted OG
Kilgo Darius DT
Killings D.J. DB
King Brandon CB
King Jason OL
Langi Harvey LB
Lengel Matt TE
Lewis Dion RB
Lucien Devin WR
Mason Shaquille OG
Maye KJ WR
McClellin Shea LB
McCourty Devin FS
McDaniels Josh OC
McDermott Conor OT
Mitchell Malcolm WR
Moore Kenny X. DB
O'Shaughnessy James TE
O'Shea Chad AC
Patricia Matt DC
Rich Max OL
Richards Jordan SS
Rivers Derek LB
Roberts Elandon LB
Rowe Eric CB
Scarnecchia Dante AC
Scruggs Greg TE
Slater Matthew WR
Solder Nate OT
Thompson Jason DB
Thuney Joe OG
Travis Damarius S
Valentine Vincent DL
Van Noy Kyle LB
Ventrone Ray AC
Vereen Corey DE
Waddle LaAdrian OT
White James RB
Wise Jr. Deatrich DE