Team Notebook: New England Patriots
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Patriots | Jerod Mayo injury may help him financially
New England Patriots LB Jerod Mayo (knee) is out for the year, but his financial status may improve as a result of the injury. A total of $4.5 million of his $6.25 million base salary was guaranteed for injury only, which means he still may collect that money if the Patriots decide to move on.
Patriots | Targeting lines, linebacker help in trade
The New England Patriots may look for help at linebacker and on both the offensive and defensive lines before the trade deadline.
Patriots | Rob Gronkowski nearly goes distance
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski played 53 of his team's 57 offensive snaps in the Week 7 game against the New York Jets Thursday, Oct. 18. It was the first time all season he has played over 90 percent of the snaps in a game.
Patriots | Jonas Gray barely used
Patriots | Darrelle Revis hasn't discussed contract
Patriots | Tom Brady tosses three TDs
Patriots | Big game for Shane Vereen
Patriots | Jonas Gray playing tonight
Patriots | Week 7 Inactives
Patriots | Make three roster moves
Patriots | Jonas Gray promoted to active roster
Patriots | Jerod Mayo undergoes surgery
Patriots | Wednesday injury report
New England Patriots FS Nate Ebner (finger) and OT Cameron Fleming (finger) have been ruled out for Week 7. OG Dan Connolly (concussion), C Bryan Stork (concussion), CB Brandon Browner (ankle), LB Jamie Collins (thigh), DE Dominique Easley (knee, shoulder), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) and WR Matthew Slater (shoulder) are listed as questionable, while DE Chandler Jones (shoulder) and FS Devin McCourty (rib) are listed as probable. Connolly, Ebner, Fleming and Stork did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15, while the other players were limited during practice.
Patriots | Tom Brady listed as probable
Patriots | Tuesday practice report
New England Patriots OG Dan Connolly (concussion), FS Nate Ebner (finger), OT Cameron Fleming (finger) and C Bryan Stork (concussion) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 14. CB Brandon Browner (ankle), LB Jamie Collins (thigh), DL Dominique Easley (shoulder, knee), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), DE Chandler Jones (shoulder), FS Devin McCourty (ribs) and WR Matthew Slater (shoulder) were limited.
Patriots | Tom Brady limited in practice
Patriots | Rob Gronkowski back to full strength?
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) is back in full force, according to QB Tom Brady. Gronkowski played limited snaps in the first four weeks while recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee, but he has emerged in the last few weeks. He had six catches for 100 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 and caught seven passes for 94 yards in Week 6. Gronkowski took some big hits and showed added strength in the game against the Buffalo Bills. "He's a great option out there," Brady said. "So if they don't cover him, he usually gets it. If they put extra guys on him then it frees everybody else up. He's tough to stop. You put a safety on him, he's got size. You put a linebacker on him, he's got speed. He's been that way since he got into the NFL."
Patriots | Tom Brady has legit injury
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (ankle) played Sunday, Oct. 13, through a significant injury, according to two sources. Brady rolled his ankle on the foot of one of his offensive linemen Friday, Oct. 10. Brady required a lot of therapy to be ready to play in Week 6.
Patriots | Jerod Mayo has knee ailment
Patriots | Jerod Mayo out for the year
Patriots | James White could become roster fixture
New England Patriots RB James White could become a regular on the 46-man roster with the season-ending injury to RB Stevan Ridley (knee). White was active only once this year in Week 4. He's also not a similar back to Ridley at 5-foot-10, 205 pounds.
Patriots | Brandon Bolden to be more involved?
New England Patriots RB Brandon Bolden was the fill-in for RB Stevan Ridley (knee) in Week 6 as the "big back." Bolden has been a core special teams player this year, and something will have to give if he's to start being more of a factor at running back with Ridley out for the year. RB Jonas Gray could be promoted from the practice squad.
Patriots | Stevan Ridley has torn ACL, MCL
Patriots | Make two roster moves
Patriots | Monday injury report
New England Patriots LB Jerod Mayo (knee) has been ruled out for Week 7. OG Dan Connolly (concussion), FS Nate Ebner (finger), OT Cameron Fleming (finger) and C Bryan Stork (concussion) did not practice Monday, Oct. 13. CB Brandon Browner (ankle), LB Jamie Collins (thigh), DL Dominique Easley (shoulder, knee), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), DE Chandler Jones (shoulder), FS Devin McCourty (rib) and WR Matthew Slater (shoulder) were limited. The team did not practice Monday, but was required to provide the status of injured players if they had practiced.
Patriots | Tom Brady limited
Patriots | Stevan Ridley out for Week 7
New England Patriots RB Stevan Ridley (knee) did not practice Monday, Oct. 13, and has been ruled out for Week 7. The team did not practice Monday, but was required to provide the status of injured players if they had practiced.
Patriots | Logan Ryan rides bench
Patriots | Tim Wright sees minute time
Patriots | Bryan Tyms finds end zone
Patriots | Stevan Ridley might have torn ACL
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots RB Stevan Ridley (knee) will have an MRI Monday, Oct. 13, for the knee injury he suffered in Week 6 against the Buffalo Bills. The fear is that he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Patriots | Jerod Mayo leaves on crutches
Patriots | Rob Gronkowski fights through pain
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm) fought through in a very physical game in Week 6 against the Buffalo Bills. He was injured in the third quarter, and assisted to the sidelines by trainers, but was able to return. He also had his forearm brace replaced during the game. He finished with seven receptions for 94 yards, and also had a touchdown negated by penalty.
Patriots | Jordan Devey might be forced into action
Patriots | Stevan Ridley injured
Patriots | Jerod Mayo has knee injury
Patriots | Dan Connolly suffers injury
Patriots | Jerod Mayo carted off
Patriots | Week 6 Inactives
Patriots | Two ruled out for Week 6
Patriots | Tom Brady expected to go
Patriots | Bryan Stork out for Week 6
Patriots | Tom Brady not wearing boot
Patriots | Tom Brady tries to extend TD streak
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (calf) will meet the Buffalo Bills in Week 6, assuming he is active. Officially, he is questionable for the game. He has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 21 straight starts against the Bills, and he has two or more touchdown passes in seven of the past eight against Buffalo, and 18 of the previous 21 meetings.
Patriots | Want to grow Tim Wright's role
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