Team Notebook: New England Patriots
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Patriots | Shane Vereen leads in touches
Patriots | Josh Boyce well behind others
New England Patriots WR Josh Boyce did not play an offensive snap until there was 1:26 remaining in the third quarter of the preseason game Friday, Aug. 22, against the Carolina Panthers. He is considered to be decisively behind WRs Kenbrell Thompkins, Aaron Dobson (foot), Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola and Brandon LaFell on the depth chart.
Patriots | Rob Gronkowski targets Week 1
As expected, New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) did not play in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 22, against the Carolina Panthers, but he is targeting a return for the regular season opener.
Patriots | Jerod Mayo sits again
Patriots | Stephen Gostkowski boots long FG
Patriots | Several sit against Carolina
New England Patriots DT Dominique Easley (knee), LB Cameron Gordon (undisclosed), DT Chris D. Jones (ankle), DT Sealver Siliga (hand), C Bryan Stork (leg) and OT Sebastian Vollmer missed the preseason game Friday, Aug. 22, against the Carolina Panthers.
Patriots | Pair of RBs inactive
Patriots | Aaron Dobson inactive
Patriots | Brandon Bolden may not play
Patriots | Rob Gronkowski not playing
Patriots | Dominique Easley out
Patriots | DJ Williams released
Patriots | Marcus Forston released
Patriots | Sebastian Vollmer misses practice
Patriots | Rob Gronkowski part of drills
Patriots | More return to practice
Patriots | Jeremy Gallon off PUP
Patriots | Jerod Mayo returns
Patriots | Justin Jones re-signed
Patriots | Tyler Ott cut
Patriots | Bill Belichick happy with practices
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said the team had a productive week of practices against the Philadelphia Eagles prior to their matchup Friday, Aug. 15. Belichick said it was as productive a week as any they've had in training camp.
Patriots | Stevan Ridley fumbles
Patriots | Dan Connolly gets another start
Patriots | Kyle Arrington and Logan Ryan play safety
New England Patriots CB Kyle Arrington and CB Logan Ryan both spent time at safety in the team's second preseason game. "There's a lot more responsibility [playing safety]," said Arrington. "You have to be in tune with the corner on your side and the linebackers. You have to be a little more vocal. ... It's just one of those deals where [you play] wherever the coach feels confident in putting guys on the team. We have the utmost confidence in ourselves to get the job done."
Patriots | Tom Brady praises Kenbrell Thompkins
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady praised WR Kenbrell Thompkins for a touchdown catch he made in the team's second preseason game. "A great catch," Brady said, later praising Thompkins' instincts. "I've got so much confidence in him and what he's been able to do, and continue to achieve for us. So hopefully there will be a lot more of those."
Patriots | Malcolm Butler draws praise
New England Patriots CB Malcolm Butler drew praise from head coach Bill Belichick for his play in the team's second preseason game. "He competes hard," coach Bill Belichick said. "I'd say he's played a lot of snaps in these first two games and gotten a lot of snaps in practice [and] he competes hard every day."
Patriots | No. 3 WR battle heating up
New England Patriots WR Brandon LaFell and Kenbrell Thompkins each posted touchdown grabs in the preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles Friday, Aug. 15. LaFell was targeted three times, catching two for 29 yards and the score, while Thompkins had three receptions for 32 yards and a touchdown while being targeted four times.
Patriots | Ryan Mallett steps up
New England Patriots QB Ryan Mallett (knee) came on in the second half of the preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles, completing seven of his 11 pass attempts for 92 yards and a touchdown. He also ran four times for nine yards and a score.
Patriots | Jerod Mayo sits
Patriots | Several sidelined
New England Patriots LB James Anderson (undisclosed), LB Ja'Gared Davis (undisclosed), SS Kanorris Davis (undisclosed), CB Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder), DT Dominique Easley (knee), RB Tyler Gaffney (undisclosed), WR Jeremy Gallon (undisclosed), LB Cameron Gordon (undisclosed), TE Michael Hoomanawanui (undisclosed), DT Chris D. Jones (ankle), OT Chris Martin (undisclosed), DT Sealver Siliga (hand), C Bryan Stork (leg), TE DJ Williams (leg) and SS Tavon Wilson (undisclosed) were inactive for the preseason game Friday, Aug. 15, against the Philadelphia Eagles. Newly acquired DE Ben Bass and DT Jerel Worthy (rest) were also inactive.
Patriots | Aaron Dobson sidelined
Patriots | Waive Terrence Miller
Patriots | Rob Gronkowski favoring knee?
Patriots | Terrence Miller to IR
Patriots | Jerod Mayo out again
Patriots | Aaron Dobson not cleared for contact
Patriots | All three QBs expected to play in preseason game
Patriots | Nate Solder leaves practice
Patriots | Down to barebones at TE
New England Patriots TE Steve Maneri is the only tight end on the roster healthy for the second preseason game. FB James Develin could also fill in at tight end. TE Rob Gronkowski (knee), TE Michael Hoomanawanui (undisclosed) and TE DJ Williams (leg) are unlikely to play.
Patriots | Ben Hartsock cut
Patriots | James Develin more involved
Patriots | Ryan Mallett moving slowly
New England Patriots TE Ryan Mallett (undisclosed) saw more reps in practice Wednesday, Aug. 13, than he did the previously day, but he was still moving around gingerly due to an undisclosed lower body injury.
Patriots | James White gets first-team reps
New England Patriots RB James White saw a number of reps with the first-team offense in practice Wednesday, Aug. 13, with RB Stevan Ridley seeing most of his reps with the second-team offense. RB Shane Vereen also saw some reps with the top unit.
Patriots | Several missing at practice
New England Patriots WR Jeremy Gallon (undisclosed), LB Cameron Gordon (undisclosed), TE Michael Hoomanawanui (undisclosed), DT Chris D. Jones (ankle), OT Chris Martin (undisclosed), DT Sealver Siliga (hand) and TE DJ Williams (leg) were each sidelined during practice Wednesday, Aug. 13.
Patriots | Jerod Mayo missing
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