Team Notebook: New England Patriots

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Patriots | Julian Edelman hopes to be returner
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:24:40 -0700

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman said he would like to be a punt returner for the team this upcoming season in addition to having a role on offense. "That's a part of the game [punt return] that gave me an opportunity to make this team," Edelman said. "I love returning punts. I want to do that and if they ask me to do that, I'm going to do it."

Patriots | Sign Cole Stanford
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 07:10:10 -0700

The New England Patriots signed WR Cole Stanford Sunday, July 27. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Patriots | Sign Brian Tyms
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 07:05:47 -0700

The New England Patriots signed WR Brian Tyms (Browns) Sunday, July 27. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Patriots | Waive Greg Orton
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 06:09:49 -0700

The New England Patriots waived WR Greg Orton (Achilles') Sunday, July 27. Orton will likely be placed on Injured Reserve when he clears waivers.

Patriots | Kenbrell Thompkins does not finish practice
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:00:03 -0700

New England Patriots WR Kenbrell Thompkins (undisclosed) was not able to finish practice Saturday, July 26, after he slid on the ground during the later portions of practice. The training staff tried to stretch him out after the injury. It does not appear to be a serious injury.

Patriots | Tommy Kelly limited
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:55:20 -0700

New England Patriots DT Tommy Kelly (knee) participated in some of the team's walkthrough Saturday, July 26, and has been activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Patriots | Vince Wilfork feels good
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:44:40 -0700

New England Patriots DT Vince Wilfork (Achilles') said his surgically repaired Achilles' tendon responded well during one-on-one rush drills during practice Saturday, July 26.

Patriots | Greg Orton likely has torn Achilles'
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:32:23 -0700

New England Patriots WR Greg Orton (Achilles') suffered an Achilles' injury Friday, July 25, that is believed to be a tear, according to a source. The injury would end his season.

Patriots | Rob Gronkowski will not change play
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:14:40 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) said he will not change the way he plays even though he has dealt with forearm and knee injuries in the past few years.

Patriots | Jimmy Garoppolo struggling
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:56:46 -0700

New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo has struggled mightily through two days of training camp practices. The rookie has thrown three interceptions and fumbled once.

Patriots | Kenbrell Thompkins standing out
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:52:38 -0700

New England Patriots WR Kenbrell Thompkins has stood out through two days of training camp practices, catching several diving balls along the way.

Patriots | Cut Nate Byham
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:52:20 -0700

The New England Patriots cut TE Nate Byham Friday, July 25.

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.

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
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
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
Stanford Cole WR
Stork Bryan C
Swanson Daxton FS
Thomas Jemea S
Thompkins Kenbrell WR
Tuipulotu L.T. DL
Tyms Brian WR
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