Team Notebook: New England Patriots

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Patriots | Marcus Cannon sees time at LT
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:18:44 -0700

New England Patriots OT Marcus Cannon received some snaps at left tackle during practice Wednesday, July 24, in order to increase his versatility.


Patriots | Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski work together
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:18:17 -0700

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady worked with TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) on a side field after practice Thursday, July 24, and they ran a variety of pass routes. Gronkowski did not participate in team drills during practice and will be eased back into practice.


Patriots | Roy Finch passes physical
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:24:42 -0700

New England Patriots RB Roy Finch has passed his physical.


Patriots | Vince Wilfork has no limitations
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:51:20 -0700

New England Patriots DT Vince Wilfork (Achilles') said he doesn't have any limitations, or he wouldn't be practicing.


Patriots | Rob Gronkowski limited
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:03:18 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, July 24. He worked for an hour and 15 minutes before watching the rest of the activities. He didn't participate in 7-on-7 or 11-on-11 drills.


Patriots | No one placed on PUP
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:54:42 -0700

All New England Patriots players who reported to training camp Wednesday, July 23, passed their physicals and conditioning tests. No one was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list.


Patriots | Tyler McDonald gets the axe
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:39:36 -0700

The New England Patriots released WR Tyler McDonald Wednesday, July 23.


Patriots | Greg Orton returning
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:34:42 -0700

The New England Patriots re-signed free-agent WR Greg Orton to an undisclosed contract Wednesday, July 23.


Patriots | Nate Byham contract details
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:28:00 -0700

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots TE Nate Byham signed a one-year, $645,000 contract that did not include any bonus money.


Patriots | Rob Gronkowski cleared
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:51:21 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) has been cleared for contact and will not be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to head coach Bill Belichick.


Patriots | Several placed on NFI list
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:21:46 -0700

New England Patriots DT Dominique Easley, RB Roy Finch, LB Deontae Skinner and OT Chris Martin have been placed on the team's non-football injury list.


Patriots | Several to start camp on PUP list
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:15:56 -0700

New England Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder), WR Aaron Dobson (foot), WR Jeremy Gallon (undisclosed), DT Tommy Kelly (knee) and WR Matthew Slater (undisclosed) will begin training camp on the team's physically unable to perform list.


Patriots | Seali'I Epenesa released
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:36:31 -0700

The New England Patriots released DL Seali'i Epenesa.


Patriots | Eathyn Manumaleuna signs
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:31:51 -0700

The New England Patriots signed free-agent DE Eathyn Manumaleuna (Giants), according to his agent. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.


Patriots | Jamie Collins bulked up
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 06:24:37 -0700

New England Patriots LB Jamie Collins bulked up in the offseason, but he didn't admit how much weight he has gained.


Patriots | Nate Byham signs
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:31:18 -0700

The New England Patriots have signed free-agent TE Nate Byham (Buccaneers). Byham will likely compete with TEs Michael Hoomanawanui and D.J. Williams for a chance to back up Rob Gronkowski.


Patriots | Two WRs expected to have chance at kick returner
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:25:43 -0700

New England Patriots WRs Josh Boyce and Kenbrell Thompkins are expected to receive the chance to compete for the kick return job during training camp.


Patriots | Rob Gronkowski plans to play the entire season
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 07:03:58 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) said he is planning on playing the whole season in 2014. "I'm planning on playing the whole season this year," Gronkowski said. "I'm always antsy to get back on the field, no matter when it is," he said. "I just want to play football. I love playing the game."


Patriots | Rob Gronkowski not sure if he will go on PUP list
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:32:44 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) said he is not sure if he will begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.


Patriots | Tyler McDonald signs
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:21:26 -0700

The New England Patriots signed WR Tyler McDonald, according to his agency. Per NFL rules, all undrafted free-agent deals are three years in length. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Patriots | Derrick Johnson re-signs
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:43:59 -0700

The New England Patriots re-signed free-agent WR Derrick X. Johnson (knee) to an undisclosed deal. The team released him after he suffered a knee injury last month. The injury has healed.


Patriots | Two expected to compete for swing tackle job
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:01:47 -0700

New England Patriots OTs Marcus Cannon and Cameron Fleming are expected to compete for the swing tackle job during training camp.


Patriots | Dan Connolly could be on bubble
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:54:23 -0700

New England Patriots OG Dan Connolly could be released if OG Jon Halapio shows that he could handle the starting right guard job. Connolly is scheduled to make $3 million this upcoming season.


Patriots | Two players have been released
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:48:48 -0700

The New England Patriots have released WRs Jeremy Johnson and Reese Wiggins.


Patriots | Tommy Kelly took part during minicamp
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:41:49 -0700

New England Patriots DT Tommy Kelly (knee) was able to participate in team drills during the team's mandatory minicamp.


Patriots | Two safeties may compete for one spot
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:54:42 -0700

New England Patriots FS Nate Ebner and SS Tavon Wilson could compete for one roster spot during training camp. Wilson could have an edge in experience, but Ebner received more playing time on special teams in 2013.


Patriots | Daxton Swanson have chance to make roster
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:51:37 -0700

New England Patriots CB Daxton Swanson has a chance to play his way onto the final roster of he continues to perform like he did during offseason workouts. Swanson will need to show he can contribute on special teams if he wants to make the roster.


Patriots | Jemea Thomas could make roster
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:44:52 -0700

New England Patriots S Jemea Thomas appears to a leading candidate to make the final roster if the team keeps six cornerbacks because of his ability to play cornerback, safety and on special teams.


Patriots | Bryan Stork pushing for C job
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 06:21:07 -0700

New England Patriots C Bryan Stork is pushing C Ryan Wendell for the starting center job. Stork took snaps with the first team in OTAs.


Patriots | Armond Armstead retires
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:29:42 -0700

New England Patriots DT Armond Armstead announced his retirement Wednesday, July 16.


Patriots | Staff members interviewed in Aaron Hernandez case
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:18:33 -0700

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Kraft have been interviewed as part of the ongoing Aaron Hernandez murder investigation. Included in the evidence resulting from the interviews were thirty-three pages of text messages between Belichik and Hernandez that occurred during the four months leading up to the Odin Lloyd murder.


Patriots | Will Smith could move inside
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:51:47 -0700

New England Patriots DE Will Smith could move inside to defensive tackle on passing downs.


Patriots | Josh Kline could have top backup job
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 17:11:34 -0700

New England Patriots OG Josh Kline could earn one of the top backup guard jobs during training camp. Kline received some work with the first-team offense at left guard during offseason workouts.


Patriots | Michael Buchanan has chance to make roster
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 17:08:24 -0700

New England Patriots DE Michael Buchanan has a good chance to make the final roster because of his special teams play. Buchanan hopes to earn a role on defense during training camp.


Patriots | Logan Ryan may be top option to start at CB
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 17:05:15 -0700

New England Patriots CB Logan Ryan appears to be the leading candidate to start at cornerback while CB Brandon Browner serves his four-game suspension.


Patriots | Aaron Dobson expected to be ready for camp
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 17:04:16 -0700

It would be a surprise if New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (foot) is not ready for the start of training camp. Dobson did not participate in any offseason workouts because of offseason foot surgery.


Patriots | Top backup OT job up for grabs
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:32:06 -0700

New England Patriots OT Marcus Cannon and OT Cameron Fleming are expected to vie for the top backup spot at the position this season. OT Nate Solder and OT Sebastian Vollmer are expected to be the starters with OT Chris Martin and OT Jordan Devey likely to be cut.


Patriots | Tavon Wilson may not make team
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:29:07 -0700

New England Patriots SS Tavon Wilson may be facing an uphill battle during training camp, depending on how many safeties the team keeps on their final roster. Wilson played only 1.6 percent of the defensive plays in 2013.


Patriots | Nate Ebner works as punt protector
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:12:57 -0700

New England Patriots FS Nate Ebner worked as the personal protector on the punt team during spring practice.


Patriots | Brandon Bolden may not make team
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 06:43:59 -0700

New England Patriots RB Brandon Bolden is expected to be cut from the team, in the opinion of beat writer Erik Frenz.


Patriots | Willing to give info to Aaron Hernandez's lawyers
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:14:08 -0700

The New England Patriots are willing to give the lawyers for free-agent TE Aaron Hernandez (Patriots) 317 pages of information that they have asked for but do not want to give up scouting reports on him. Judge Ramond Veary said he believes the scouting reports are relevant to the case. Andrew Phelan, attorney for the Patriots, has given Hernandez's lawyers the option to review the psychological assessment on Hernandez in his office. Another hearing will take place July 22 to determine if the team will have to give up their scouting reports to Hernandez's defense team.


Patriots | Chris White could have edge for roster spot
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:59:07 -0700

New England Patriots LB Chris White could have an advantage over some of the other linebackers competing for a roster spot, because he was a core special teams player last season.


Patriots | Jake Bequette could be odd man out at DE
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:18:47 -0700

New England Patriots DE Jake Bequette likely needs an injury to one of the team's other DEs in order to make the roster this season, according to ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss.


Patriots | Aaron Dobson working hard, staying patient
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:01:18 -0700

New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (foot) said Monday, July 8, he's doing what he can to be ready for training camp, whether he participates or not. Dobson said he's studying the playbook and continuing to watch film, among other things, in order to keep up with his teammates and be ready when the time comes.


Patriots | Optimistic Aaron Dobson could be ready for training camp
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:30:13 -0700

New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (foot) could be ready for for the start of training camp, according to a league source. It is still too early to know his status for sure, but this is the first time there has been optimism he could be ready for the start of training camp.


New England Patriots

Aiken Danny DL
Allen Ryan P
Allen Will D. CB
Amendola Danny WR
Anderson James LB
Arrington Kyle CB
Barker Chris OG
Barrett Josh FS
Beauharnais Steve LB
Belichick Bill HC
Bequette Jake DL
Bolden Brandon RB
Boyce Josh WR
Boyer Josh AC
Brady Tom QB
Browner Brandon CB
Buchanan Michael DL
Butler Malcolm CB
Byham Nate TE
Cannon Marcus OT
Caserio Nick TO
Cave Braxston C
Chung Patrick SS
Collins Jamie LB
Connolly Dan OG
Daboll Brian AC
Daly Brendan AC
Davis Ja'Gared LB
Davis Kanorris SS
DeGuglielmo Dave AC
Dennard Alfonzo CB
Develin James FB
Devey Jordan OT
Dobson Aaron WR
Easley Dominique DL
Ebner Nate FS
Edelman Julian WR
Fears Ivan AC
Finch Roy RB
Fleming Cameron OT
Fleming Darius LB
Flores Brian AC
Forston Marcus DL
Gallon Jeremy WR
Garoppolo Jimmy QB
Gary Shamiel S
Gordon Cameron LB
Gostkowski Stephen PK
Graham Patrick AC
Gray Jonas RB
Green Justin CB
Gronkowski Rob TE
Halapio Jon OG
Harmon Duron CB
Hawkins Travis CB
Hightower Dont'a LB
Hines Quentin RB
Hoomanawanui Michael TE
Houston Stephen RB
Hull Josh LB
Johnson Derrick X. WR
Jones Chandler DL
Jones Chris D. DL
Jones Justin TE
Kelly Tommy DL
Kline Josh OL
LaFell Brandon WR
Lombardi Michael TO
Mallett Ryan QB
Mankins Logan OG
Martin Chris OT
Mayo Jerod LB
McCourty Devin FS
McCuller Taylor LB
McDaniels Josh OC
Moore Zach DE
Nash Harold AC
Ninkovich Rob DL
O'Brien Scott AC
O'Shea Chad AC
Orton Greg WR
Ott Tyler LS
Patricia Matt DC
Reese Floyd TO
Revis Darrelle CB
Richard Jamey OG
Ridley Stevan RB
Ryan Logan CB
Siliga Sealver DL
Skinner Deontae LB
Slater Matthew WR
Smith Will DL
Solder Nate OT
Stork Bryan C
Swanson Daxton FS
Thomas Jemea S
Thompkins Kenbrell WR
Tuipulotu L.T. DL
Vallone Scott DL
Vellano Joe DL
Vereen Shane RB
Vollmer Sebastian OT
Watson Asa TE
Wendell Ryan C
White Chris LB
White James RB
White Tracy LB
Wilfork Vince DL
Williams DJ TE
Wilson Tavon CB