Team Notebook: New England Patriots

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Patriots | Shane Vereen leads in touches
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:47:31 -0700

New England Patriots RB Shane Vereen was in for 26 offensive snaps in the first half of the preseason game Friday, Aug. 22, against the Carolina Panthers, a team-high among running backs.


Patriots | Josh Boyce well behind others
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:41:55 -0700

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
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:32:20 -0700

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
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:31:48 -0700

New England Patriots LB Jerod Mayo (undisclosed) missed his second consecutive preseason game Friday, Aug. 22, against the Carolina Panthers, although he did dress for this one.


Patriots | Stephen Gostkowski boots long FG
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:49:39 -0700

New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski connected for a 60-yard field goal to close out the first half of the preseason game against the Carolina Panthers.


Patriots | Several sit against Carolina
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:09:40 -0700

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
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:09:00 -0700

New England Patriots RBs Brandon Bolden (undisclosed) and Tyler Gaffney (undisclosed) were each inactive for the preseason game against the Carolina Panthers Friday, Aug. 22.


Patriots | Aaron Dobson inactive
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:00:36 -0700

New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (foot) was inactive for the preseason game against the Carolina Panthers Friday, Aug. 22.


Patriots | Brandon Bolden may not play
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:35:14 -0700

New England Patriots RB Brandon Bolden (undisclosed) does not appear like he will play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 22.


Patriots | Rob Gronkowski not playing
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:42:20 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) will not play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 22.


Patriots | Dominique Easley out
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:49:49 -0700

New England Patriots DT Dominique Easley (knee) will not play Friday, Aug. 22, against the Carolina Panthers.


Patriots | DJ Williams released
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:19:10 -0700

The New England Patriots released TE DJ Williams Thursday, Aug. 21.


Patriots | Marcus Forston released
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:14:24 -0700

The New England Patriots released DT Marcus Forston Thursday, Aug. 21.


Patriots | Sebastian Vollmer misses practice
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:01:57 -0700

New England Patriots OT Sebastian Vollmer (undisclosed) was not on the field during practice Wednesday, Aug. 20. Vollmer has missed the last three practices because of an undisclosed reason.


Patriots | Rob Gronkowski part of drills
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:56:35 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) participated in 11-on-11 drills for the first time this offseason Monday, Aug. 18.


Patriots | More return to practice
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:24:06 -0700

New England Patriots TE Michael Hoomanawanui (undisclosed), C Bryan Stork (leg) and LB James Anderson (undisclosed) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 18.


Patriots | Jeremy Gallon off PUP
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:09:25 -0700

New England Patriots WR Jeremy Gallon (undisclosed) is off the Physically Unable to Perform list and back at practice.


Patriots | Jerod Mayo returns
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:06:29 -0700

New England Patriots LB Jerod Mayo (undisclosed) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 18.


Patriots | Justin Jones re-signed
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:51:19 -0700

The New England Patriots have re-signed free-agent TE Justin Jones. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Patriots | Tyler Ott cut
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:47:40 -0700

The New England Patriots have informed LS Tyler Ott of his release.


Patriots | Bill Belichick happy with practices
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:40:27 -0700

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
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 08:36:05 -0700

New England Patriots RB Stevan Ridley lost a fumble during the second preseason game and did not return to the game. It is not known if the benching was due to the fumble.


Patriots | Dan Connolly gets another start
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 08:31:03 -0700

New England Patriots OG Dan Connolly started at center for the second straight preseason game.


Patriots | Kyle Arrington and Logan Ryan play safety
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 06:25:30 -0700

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
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 06:18:21 -0700

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
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 06:16:11 -0700

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
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:23:35 -0700

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
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:19:57 -0700

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
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:06:15 -0700

New England Patriots LB Jerod Mayo (undisclosed) was inactive for the preseason game Friday, Aug. 15, against the Philadelphia Eagles due to an undisclosed injury.


Patriots | Several sidelined
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:05:35 -0700

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
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:05:10 -0700

New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (foot) was inactive for the preseason game Friday, Aug. 15, against the Philadelphia Eagles.


Patriots | Waive Terrence Miller
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:23:32 -0700

New England Patriots TE Terrence Miller (undisclosed) was waived with an injury settlement designation Friday, Aug. 15.


Patriots | Rob Gronkowski favoring knee?
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:57:57 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) is still favoring his right knee in practice, and he ran with a decent limp Thursday, Aug. 14.


Patriots | Terrence Miller to IR
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:08:30 -0700

New England Patriots TE Terrence Miller (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, Aug. 14. He will not count against the 90-man roster limit.


Patriots | Jerod Mayo out again
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:34:17 -0700

New England Patriots LB Jerod Mayo (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 14, for the third straight day.


Patriots | Aaron Dobson not cleared for contact
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:58:22 -0700

New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (foot) was limited to some position drills during practice Thursday, Aug. 14, but is still not cleared for contact.


Patriots | All three QBs expected to play in preseason game
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:26:32 -0700

New England Patriots QBs Tom Brady, Ryan Mallett (knee) and Jimmy Garoppolo are all scheduled to receive playing time during the second preseason game, according to a source.


Patriots | Nate Solder leaves practice
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:09:11 -0700

New England Patriots OT Nate Solder (undisclosed) left practice early Thursday, Aug. 14, with a member of the training staff.


Patriots | Down to barebones at TE
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:48:59 -0700

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
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:29:44 -0700

The New England Patriots released TE Ben Hartsock.


Patriots | James Develin more involved
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:22:00 -0700

New England Patriots FB James Develin has been more active in the passing game during training camp.


Patriots | Ryan Mallett moving slowly
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 23:01:44 -0700

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
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 23:00:47 -0700

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
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:59:48 -0700

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
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:59:10 -0700

New England Patriots LB Jerod Mayo (undisclosed) was missing from practice for the second consecutive day Wednesday, Aug. 13, and the team did not provide information on his whereabouts.


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
Bass Ben DL
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
Gaffney Tyler RB
Gallon Jeremy WR
Garoppolo Jimmy QB
Gary Shamiel S
Gordon Cameron LB
Gostkowski Stephen PK
Graham Patrick AC
Gray Jonas RB
Gronkowski Rob TE
Halapio Jon OG
Harmon Duron CB
Hawkins Travis CB
Hightower Dont'a LB
Hines Quentin RB
Hoomanawanui Michael TE
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
Maneri Steve TE
Mankins Logan OG
Martin Chris OT
Mayo Jerod LB
McCourty Devin FS
McCuller Taylor LB
McDaniels Josh OC
Moore Zach DE
Morris James LB
Nash Harold AC
Ninkovich Rob DL
O'Brien Scott AC
O'Shea Chad AC
Orton Greg WR
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
Tyms Brian WR
Vallone Scott DL
Vellano Joe DL
Vereen Shane RB
Vollmer Sebastian OT
Wendell Ryan C
White Chris LB
White James RB
White Tracy LB
Wilfork Vince DL
Wilson Tavon CB
Worthy Jerel DL