Team Notebook: New England Patriots

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Patriots | New England makes two roster moves
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:07:03 -0700

New England Patriots C Bryan Stork was waived Monday, Aug. 29. OG Tre Jackson (knee) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list.


Patriots | Terrance Knighton cut by Pats
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 05:47:07 -0700

New England Patriots DT Terrance Knighton was released by the team Monday, Aug. 29.


Patriots | Danny Amendola may stay on PUP list
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 09:52:33 -0700

New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (ankle, knee) has not done much during practice since the start of training camp and could start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, which would keep him out for at least the first six weeks of the season.


Patriots | Jonathan Freeny receives extension
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 10:32:34 -0700

The New England Patriots have signed LB Jonathan Freeny to a two-year contract extension.


Patriots | Terrance Knighton unsure about future
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:11:54 -0700

New England Patriots DT Terrance Knighton said he is concerned about his future with the team after he did not receive any playing time during the preseason game against the Carolina Panthers Friday, Aug. 26.


Patriots | D.J. Foster shows versatility
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:48:16 -0700

New England Patriots WR D.J. Foster made his preseason debut and caught three passes for 33 yards and ran twice for nine yards in a 19-17 win over the Carolina Panthers Friday, Aug. 26.


Patriots | Chris Hogan stands out
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:12:47 -0700

New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan caught five passes for a game-high 62 yards and scored on a 33-yard pass from QB Tom Brady in a 19-17 preseason win over the Carolina Panthers Friday, Aug. 26.


Patriots | Uneven debut for Tom Brady
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:29:16 -0700

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady made his preseason debut Friday, Aug. 26, completing three of his nine passes for 76 yards and a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers.


Patriots | Jimmy Garoppolo expected to start Friday
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:16:28 -0700

New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to be the starting quarterback in the preseason game against the Carolina Panthers Friday, Aug. 26. QB Tom Brady will also receive playing time during the game.


Patriots | Alan Branch reinstated
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:10:10 -0700

New England Patriots DT Alan Branch was reinstated from his team-issued suspension Thursday, Aug. 25. Branch was suspended for violating team rules.


Patriots | New England adds Barkevious Mingo
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:07:20 -0700

Cleveland Browns LB Barkevious Mingo was acquired by the New England Patriots Thursday, Aug. 25, according to a source. It is not known what the Browns will receive in return.


Patriots | Rob Gronkowski back at practice
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:32:28 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (undisclosed) is participating in practice Wednesday, Aug. 24.


Patriots | Nate Washington let go
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:02:41 -0700

New England Patriots WR Nate Washington was released Wednesday, Aug. 24.


Patriots | Bryan Stork sent packing
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 06:14:20 -0700

New England Patriots C Bryan Stork will be released by the Patriots Wednesday, Aug. 24, according to sources.


Patriots | Joe Thuney to start at LG?
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:50:28 -0700

New England Patriots OG Joe Thuney is close to locking down the starting job at left guard, according to head coach Bill Belichick. Thuney was worked in that role since the first day of spring practice.


Patriots | Jabaal Sheard out 2-4 weeks
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:28:02 -0700

New England Patriots DE Jabaal Sheard (knee) will be out two to four weeks with a sprained medial collateral ligament.


Patriots | Donald Brown released
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 06:24:57 -0700

New England Patriots RB Donald Brown was released Tuesday, Aug. 23.


Patriots | Tom Brady returns to practice
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:41:54 -0700

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 23, after two days of excused absences for non-injury related reasons.


Patriots | Logan Ryan OK for contact
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:16:55 -0700

New England Patriots CB Logan Ryan (undisclosed) was not wearing his red, non-contact jersey Monday, Aug. 22, for the first time since training camp began.


Patriots | Danny Amendola moving well
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:12:36 -0700

New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (ankle, knee) appears to be moving well despite remaining on the Physically Unable to Perform list. He did warm up with teammates in practice Monday, Aug. 22, but he was not in full pads.


Patriots | Jabaal Sheard remains sidelined
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:04:39 -0700

New England Patriots DE Jabaal Sheard (knee) has been sidelined since the Patriots' preseason opener due to a knee injury and did not practice Monday, Aug. 22. Sheard did say he is feeling OK.


Patriots | Rob Gronkowski still out
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:56:40 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (undisclosed) has not practiced since Monday, Aug. 15, although he does not appear to be dealing with a serious ailment.


Patriots | Bear Pascoe released
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:42:09 -0700

New England Patriots TE Bear Pascoe was released Monday, Aug. 22.


Patriots | Sebastian Vollmer to IR
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 05:16:10 -0700

Updating previous reports, New England Patriots OT Sebastian Vollmer (hip, shoulder) is headed to the Reserve/Injured list due to recovery from shoulder surgery and a nagging hip injury.


Patriots | Cedric Thompson released
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 05:10:26 -0700

New England Patriots SS Cedric Thompson was released Sunday, Aug. 21, according to his agency.


Patriots | James White thrives as receiver
Sun, 21 Aug 2016 12:02:20 -0700

New England Patriots RB James White was 18th among running backs last season with 54 targets despite playing in just 12 games. He caught 40 passes for 410 yards and four touchdowns.


Patriots | Dion Lewis expected to miss two months
Sun, 21 Aug 2016 10:52:14 -0700

Updating previous reports, New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis (knee) is expected to miss two months because of his second knee surgery and likely will start the 2016 season on the Physically Unable to Perform list.


Patriots | Sebastian Vollmer injury update
Sun, 21 Aug 2016 10:25:52 -0700

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots OT Sebastian Vollmer (hip) has not been able to practice because of a nagging hip injury, according to a source. Vollmer could start the regular season on the Physically Unable to Perform list or could be placed on the Reserve/Injured list.


Patriots | Dion Lewis may play in 2016
Sun, 21 Aug 2016 10:04:37 -0700

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis (knee) is expected to have a chance to play in 2016 even though he will need to undergo another surgery.


Patriots | Shaquille Mason to miss time
Sun, 21 Aug 2016 09:54:37 -0700

New England Patriots OG Shaquille Mason (hand) is dealing with a broken hand and there is no timetable for his return at this point, according to a source.


Patriots | Sebastian Vollmer may go on IR
Sun, 21 Aug 2016 09:51:56 -0700

New England Patriots OT Sebastian Vollmer (undisclosed) likely will be placed on the Reserve/Injured list, according to a source. Vollmer started training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list because of an undisclosed injury.


Patriots | Dion Lewis needs another surgery
Sun, 21 Aug 2016 09:42:35 -0700

New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis (knee) will need to undergo another surgery on his knee, according to a source. There is no timetable for his return. Lewis originally tore his anterior cruciate ligament in November.


Patriots | Dion Lewis may start on PUP list
Sun, 21 Aug 2016 08:08:59 -0700

New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis (knee) could start the regular season on the Physically Unable to Perform list if he is not able to participate in practice this week, in the opinion of ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss. Lewis is doing well in his recovery but has not practiced since the start of training camp.


Patriots | A.J. Derby fighting for spot
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:01:54 -0700

New England Patriots TE A.J. Derby is competing with TE Clay Harbor for the No. 3 tight end job and has been more consistent than Harbor since training camp started. Derby made two difficult receptions during the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 18.


Patriots | LeGarrette Blount battling Tyler Gaffney?
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 10:42:01 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount is "likely" battling RB Tyler Gaffney the club's final running back spot. RBs Dion Lewis and James White "appear to be locked in" as the receiving running backs, while RB Brandon Bolden "figures" to have a spot on the roster thanks to his role on special teams. Blount and Gaffney are competing for the "between-the-tackles kind of role."


Patriots | Terrance Knighton on outside looking in?
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 10:22:25 -0700

New England Patriots DT Terrance Knighton is starting to look like he's "on the outside looking in" for a roster spot. There has been a "surprising lack of hold at the point of attack," along with little movement.


Patriots | LeGarrette Blount runs over Chicago
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 20:22:34 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount had 11 carries for 69 yards and a touchdown in a 23-22 preseason win over the Chicago Bears Thursday, Aug. 18.


Patriots | A.J. Derby shines against Chicago
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 20:09:27 -0700

New England Patriots WR A.J. Derby had six catches for 71 yards and a touchdown in a 23-22 preseason win over the Chicago Bears Thursday, Aug. 18.


Patriots | Tom Brady's agent talks thumb injury
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 19:20:50 -0700

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (thumb) will be "okay in time," according to his agent, Don Yee.


Patriots | Solid line for Jimmy Garoppolo
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 19:01:44 -0700

New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo completed 16 of his 21 passes for 181 yards and a touchdown against the Chicago Bears Thursday, Aug. 18.


Patriots | Tom Brady slices right thumb
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 17:49:24 -0700

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (thumb) sliced his right thumb with a pair of scissors prior to the club's preseason game Thursday, August 18, against the Chicago Bears. Brady was trying to pry something from the bottom of his cleat prior to taking the field and sustained the cut. It's not known whether or not he needed stitches but he was seen leaving the stadium in regular clothes.


Patriots | Tom Brady not on the field
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 16:52:58 -0700

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has not been spotted on the field prior to the team's preseason game Thursday, August 18, against the Chicago Bears.


Patriots | Alan Branch suspended by team
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:22:03 -0700

New England Patriots DT Alan Branch has been suspended by the team for "a few days" for violating team rules.


Patriots | Plenty of action for Martellus Bennett?
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:45:08 -0700

New England Patriots TEs Martellus Bennett and Rob Gronkowski could be on the field together for up to 80% of the Patriots' plays, in the opinion of ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss. Head coach Bill Belichick views the tight ends as interchangeable and believes they can cause problems for opposing defenses when they're on the field at the same time.


Patriots | Tom Brady to play Thursday
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:47:23 -0700

Correcting a previous report, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady will play in the preseason game against the Chicago Bears Thursday, Aug. 18, according to a source.


New England Patriots

Allen Ryan P
Allen Will D. CB
Amendola Danny WR
Andrews David C
Barker Chris OG
Barrett Josh FS
Belichick Bill HC
Bennett Martellus TE
Blount LeGarrette RB
Bolden Brandon RB
Boyer Josh AC
Brady Tom QB
Branch Alan DL
Brissett Jacoby QB
Brown Malcom DL
Brown Tarell CB
Burns Devonta S
Butler Malcolm CB
Cannon Marcus OT
Cardona Joe LS
Carter DeAndre WR
Caserio Nick TO
Chung Patrick SS
Coleman Justin CB
Collins Jamie LB
Cooper Jonathan C
Cox Derek CB
Daboll Brian AC
Daly Brendan AC
Derby A.J. TE
Develin James FB
Dobson Aaron WR
Ebner Nate FS
Edelman Julian WR
Fears Ivan AC
Fleming Cameron OT
Flores Brian AC
Flowers Trey DL
Foster D.J. WR
Freeny Jonathan LB
Gaffney Tyler RB
Garoppolo Jimmy QB
Gibson Brandon WR
Gostkowski Stephen PK
Green Justin CB
Grissom Geneo DE
Gronkowski Rob TE
Grugier-Hill Kamu LB
Halapio Jon OG
Hamilton Woodrow DL
Harbor Clay TE
Harmon Duron CB
Harper Chris WR
Hightower Dont'a LB
Hines Quentin RB
Hogan Chris WR
Humber Ramon LB
Iosefa Joey RB
Jackson Tre OG
Johnson Anthony DL
Johnson CJ LB
Johnson Rufus DL
Jones Cyrus CB
Jones Jonathan CB
Karras Ted OG
King Brandon CB
Kline Josh OG
Kuhn Markus DL
LeBlanc Cre'Von CB
Lewis Dion RB
Lombardi Michael TO
Long Chris DL
Lucien Devin WR
Lynch D.J. LB
Martin Keshawn WR
Mason Shaquille OG
McClellin Shea LB
McCourty Devin FS
McDaniels Josh OC
Milton Keavon OT
Mingo Barkevious LB
Mitchell Malcolm WR
Ninkovich Rob DL
O'Shea Chad AC
Orton Greg WR
Patricia Matt DC
Powell Shaquille RB
Reese Floyd TO
Richard Jamey OG
Richards Jordan SS
Roberts Elandon LB
Ryan Logan CB
Scarnecchia Dante AC
Scheu Steven TE
Sheard Jabaal DE
Slater Matthew WR
Snyder Kevin LB
Solder Nate OT
Sunseri Vinnie S
Thuney Joe OG
Valentine Vincent DL
Vallone Scott DL
Vellano Joe DL
Ventrone Ray AC
Vollmer Sebastian OT
Waddle LaAdrian OT
White James RB
White Tracy LB
Williams Brennan OT
Wilson De'Runnya TE