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New England Patriots

Stadium: Gillette Stadium | Coach: Bill Belichick
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense7th115.7 (13th)264.9 (9th)
Defense16th109.9 (13th)241.9 (17th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
48Aiken, Danny LS6-42558/28/19884Virginia
6Allen, Ryan P6-22152/28/19902Louisiana Tech
80Amendola, Danny WR5-1119511/2/19856Texas Tech
25Arrington, Kyle CB5-101908/12/19866Hofstra
55Ayers, Akeem OLB6-32557/10/19894UCLA
29Blount, LeGarrette RB6-025012/5/19865Oregon
38Bolden, Brandon RB5-112201/26/19903Mississippi
12Brady, Tom QB6-42258/3/197715Michigan
97Branch, Alan NT6-632512/29/19848Michigan
39Browner, Brandon CB6-42218/2/19845Oregon State
21Butler, Malcolm DB5-111903/2/1990RWest Alabama
61Cannon, Marcus G6-53355/6/19884Texas Christian
52Casillas, Jonathan OLB6-12276/3/19876Wisconsin
23Chung, Patrick SS5-112108/19/19876Oregon
91Collins, Jamie OLB6-325010/20/19892Southern Mississippi
63Connolly, Dan G6-43059/2/19829Southeast Missouri State
37Dennard, Alfonzo CB5-102009/9/19893Nebraska
46Develin, James FB6-32557/23/19882Brown
65Devey, Jordan G6-63171/11/19881Memphis
17Dobson, Aaron WR6-32007/23/19912Marshall
74Easley, Dominique DE6-22902/24/1992RFlorida
43Ebner, Nate DB6-021012/14/19883Ohio State
11Edelman, Julian WR5-102005/22/19866Kent State
71Fleming, Cameron G6-63259/3/1992RStanford
10Garoppolo, Jimmy QB6-222511/2/1991REastern Illinois
3Gostkowski, Stephen K6-12151/28/19849Memphis
35Gray, Jonas RB5-102256/27/19901Notre Dame
87Gronkowski, Rob TE6-62655/14/19895Arizona
30Harmon, Duron SS6-12051/24/19912Rutgers
54Hightower, Dont'a OLB6-32703/12/19903Alabama
47Hoomanawanui, Michael TE6-42607/4/19885Illinois
29Jones, Don DB5-112055/14/19902Arkansas State
94Jones, Chris DT6-13097/12/19902Bowling Green State
95Jones, Chandler DE6-52652/27/19903Syracuse
67Kline, Josh G6-329512/29/19892Kent State
19LaFell, Brandon WR6-321011/4/19865Louisiana State
32McCourty, Devin FS5-101958/13/19875Rutgers
90Moore, Zach DE6-62759/5/1990RConcordia (St. Paul)
50Ninkovich, Rob DE6-22602/1/19849Purdue
24Revis, Darrelle CB5-111987/14/19858Pittsburgh
26Ryan, Logan CB5-111952/9/19912Rutgers
96Siliga, Sealver DT6-23254/26/19903Utah
18Slater, Matthew WR6-02109/9/19857UCLA
77Solder, Nate T6-83204/12/19884Colorado
66Stork, Bryan C6-431011/15/1990RFlorida State
84Tyms, Brian WR6-32042/21/19892Florida A&M
34Vereen, Shane RB5-102053/2/19894California
76Vollmer, Sebastian T6-83207/10/19846Houston
62Wendell, Ryan G6-23003/4/19866Fresno State
59White, Chris LB6-32381/15/19894Mississippi State
28White, James RB5-102062/3/1992RWisconsin
75Wilfork, Vince DT6-232511/4/198111Miami (Fla.)
27Wilson, Tavon SS6-02153/19/19903Illinois
81Wright, Timothy TE6-42204/7/19902Rutgers
Injured Players
99Buchanan, Michael (IR) DE6-62551/24/19912Illinois
31Gaffney, Tyler (IR) RB6-02204/20/1991RStanford
45Gordon, Cameron (IR) LB6-32406/5/1991RMichigan
51Mayo, Jerod (IR) MLB6-12502/23/19867Tennessee
52Morris, James (IR) LB6-224011/20/1991RIowa
22Ridley, Stevan (IR) RB5-112201/27/19894Louisiana State
Practice Squad
64Barker, Chris G6-23108/3/19902Nevada
92Bequette, Jake DE6-52652/21/19893Arkansas
82Boyce, Josh WR5-112055/6/19912Texas Christian
53Davis, Ja'Gared LB6-02389/11/19901Southern Methodist
58Fleming, Darius LB6-22557/19/19893Notre Dame
69Hauptmann, Caylin T6-33007/10/19912Florida International
17Krause, Jonathan WR5-111901/18/1992RVanderbilt
55Skinner, Deontae LB6-225012/18/1990RMississippi State
35Swanson, Dax DB5-111913/21/19912Sam Houston State
72Vellano, Joe DT6-230010/30/19882Maryland
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
New England6-5314.66-3293.225.82237
 
 
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Position Listing
Dan Connolly
News
The Patriots should have most of their questionable players available Week 8.

Dan Connolly, Dominique Easley, Matthew Slater, Bryan Stork and Shane Vereen are all active for the contest. Both Connolly and Stork have been dealing with concussions, but will attempt to play. 

Don Jones
News
The Patriots have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's matchup with the Colts: defensive linemen Chandler Jones (hip) and Casey Walker, wide receiver Aaron Dobson, cornerback Alfonzo Dennard, running back James White, offensive lineman Jordan Devey and safety Don Jones.

All four players listed as questionable for Sunday's game are active, including center Ryan Wendell (knee), offensive tackle Cameron Fleming (finger), defensive tackle Dominique Easley (knee) and safety Nate Ebner (finger). Quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) and wide receiver Matthew Slater (shoulder) also active after being listed as probable to play.

Ryan Wendell
News
The Patriots have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's matchup with the Colts: defensive linemen Chandler Jones (hip) and Casey Walker, wide receiver Aaron Dobson, cornerback Alfonzo Dennard, running back James White, offensive lineman Jordan Devey and safety Don Jones.

All four players listed as questionable for Sunday's game are active, including center Ryan Wendell (knee), offensive tackle Cameron Fleming (finger), defensive tackle Dominique Easley (knee) and safety Nate Ebner (finger). Quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) and wide receiver Matthew Slater (shoulder) also active after being listed as probable to play.

Nate Solder
News
The Patriots started two rookies on the offensive line Monday for the first time since 2005. Cameron Fleming started at right guard and Bryan Stork started at center; both were fourth-round picks.

Dan Connolly started the first three games at center before starting at left guard against the Chiefs. The shuffling continued throughout the blowout loss as New England sought to find a combination that could protect Tom Brady. Left tackle Nate Solder was beaten badly on Tamba Hali's strip-sack in the third quarter, then got benched for Marcus Cannon.

Dont'a Hightower
News
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is active Week 8 against the the Bears.

Brady was listed as probable on the team's injury report due to an ankle injury. The team will also have Brandon Browner , Jamie Collins, Dont'a Hightower and Devin McCourty for the contest. All four players were also considered probable coming into the game.

Zach Moore
News
The Patriots have listed WR Aaron Dobson, RB James White, CB Alfonzo Dennard, OL Jordan Devey, OL Cameron Fleming, DE Zach Moore and DE Chandler Jones as inactive Week 9 against the Broncos. 

Jones was the only player to be ruled out prior to the contest. Fleming was questionable due to a finger injury. The other five players are healthy scratches. 

Stephen Gostkowski
News
Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski didn't attempt a field goal Sunday but made six extra points in his team's 42-20 win over the Colts in Week 11.

Gostkowski has kicked multiple field goals in eight of New England's ten games this season but has been shut out in the other two. Sunday's win ended much better for the kicker than his previous no-FG game, when the Patriots lost 41-14 to the Chiefs. His next matchup is against the Lions in Week 12.

Tyler Gaffney
News
The Patriots released six players and placed two on injured reserve to get down to the 75-man limit. Released were defensive lineman Ben Bass, defensive backs Jemea Thomas and Travis Hawkins, receivers Derrick Johnson and Wilson Van Hooser, and linebacker Deontae Skinner.

The team put rookie running back Tyler Gaffney and rookie linebacker Cameron Gordon on injured reserve.
Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season
Chris Barker
News
The Patriots have announced the re-signing of offensive lineman Chris Barker to the practice squad and the release of defensive end Ben Bass .

Bass played in two games with Dallas in 2012, but none since.

Chris White
News
The Patriots have brought back linebacker Chris White and have now filled out their 53-man roster.

White played sporadically with New England last season. He contributed to nine tackles.

Rob Gronkowski
News
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught four of his five targets for 71 yards and a touchdown in his team's 42-20 win over the Colts in Week 11.

Gronkowski's touchdown was a thing of wonder, as he hauled in a short pass to the left side of the formation for a first down before shaking off three defenders and breaking free towards the end zone. He hurdled one more defender at the goal line and crashed into another in the end zone to deliver his fifth touchdown in his last three games.

Gronkowski didn't see the 9-11 targets he's managed over the last five weeks in Sunday's win as the Patriots leaned heavily on the running game, but he still contributed in a big way on the impressive scoring play. Now with 53 receptions, 734 yards and nine touchdowns, Gronkowski will match up with the Lions in Week 12.

Sealver Siliga
News
The Patriots placed defensive lineman Sealver Siliga on the injured reserve Saturday with a designation to return.

Siliga suffered a foot injury in Week 3 against the Raiders. He'll be sidelined at least eight weeks after being placed on the IR. Siliga started two of the team's first three games while recording eight tackles.

Alfonzo Dennard
News
The Patriots have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's matchup with the Colts: defensive linemen Chandler Jones (hip) and Casey Walker, wide receiver Aaron Dobson, cornerback Alfonzo Dennard, running back James White, offensive lineman Jordan Devey and safety Don Jones.

All four players listed as questionable for Sunday's game are active, including center Ryan Wendell (knee), offensive tackle Cameron Fleming (finger), defensive tackle Dominique Easley (knee) and safety Nate Ebner (finger). Quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) and wide receiver Matthew Slater (shoulder) also active after being listed as probable to play.

Stevan Ridley
News
By giving the previously unknown Jonas Gray 17 carries for 86 yards Week 8 against Chicago, the Patriots revealed that they'll stick with a two-man backfield even with preferred rusher Stevan Ridley out for the year with a torn ACL and MCL.

But Week 9 against Denver might be a better matchup for preferred receiver Shane Vereen, who also thrived in Week 7 against the Jets. The Broncos, like the Jets, have done a good job stopping the run this season. They rank No. 1, in fact, allowing 72.4 yards per game.

Plus, the Patriots will most likely have to throw more than usual just to keep up with the league's highest-scoring team. These days, a team's only real choice against Peyton Manning is to beat him at his own game.

So most likely, Gray will spend much of Week 9 on the sidelines while Vereen spends much of it in the backfield. Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard both rank Vereen among their top 20 running backs for this week.

Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season
Nate Ebner
News
The Patriots have ruled Cameron Fleming (ankle, finger) and Chandler Jones (hip) out for Sunday's game against Detroit, according to New England's final injury report released Friday.

Deemed questionable were Marcus Cannon (hip), Dominique Easley (knee) and Nate Ebner (finger). As expected, Tom Brady (ankle), Julian Edelman (thigh) and Jonas Gray (not injury related) were ruled as probable for Week 12.

Injury
Finger - Questionable for Week 12 vs. Detroit
Darius Fleming
News
The Patriots signed linebacker Darius Fleming, offensive lineman Caylin Hauptmann and defensive lineman Kona Schwenke to their practice squad. New England released defensive lineman Cam Henderson and running back Marcus Thigpen from the squad.
Ja'Gared Davis
News
The Patriots announced defensive lineman Casey Walker has been signed to the team’s practice squad. To make room for Walker on the practice squad, the Patriots released linebacker Ja’Gared Davis .
Jordan Devey
News
The Patriots have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's matchup with the Colts: defensive linemen Chandler Jones (hip) and Casey Walker, wide receiver Aaron Dobson, cornerback Alfonzo Dennard, running back James White, offensive lineman Jordan Devey and safety Don Jones.

All four players listed as questionable for Sunday's game are active, including center Ryan Wendell (knee), offensive tackle Cameron Fleming (finger), defensive tackle Dominique Easley (knee) and safety Nate Ebner (finger). Quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) and wide receiver Matthew Slater (shoulder) also active after being listed as probable to play.

Josh Boyce
News
The Patriots filled their entire 10-man practice squad, signing defensive linemen Jake Bequette, Charley Hughlett and Deontae Skinner, receiver Josh Boyce, quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, linebacker Ja'Gared Davis, safety Kanorris Davis, running back Jonas Gray, offensive lineman Chris Martin and defensive back Dax Swanson.
Devin McCourty
News
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is active Week 8 against the the Bears.

Brady was listed as probable on the team's injury report due to an ankle injury. The team will also have Brandon Browner , Jamie Collins, Dont'a Hightower and Devin McCourty for the contest. All four players were also considered probable coming into the game.

Julian Edelman
News
Patriots receiver Julian Edelman was limited with a thigh injury in Wednesday's practice after getting banged up against the Colts, reports the Boston Herald. New England hosts the Lions on Sunday.
Injury
Thigh - Probable for Week 12 vs. Detroit
Brandon Bolden
News
Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount was not signed by Bill Belichick to replace Jonas Gray, but will likely leapfrog Brandon Bolden and James White on the depth chart to provide a powerful "thunder and thunder" duo moving forward, per Ben Volin of the Boston Globe on Friday.

According to the paper, the move was made in case Gray, who exploded for 201 yards and four touchdowns on the ground in a Week 11, becomes ineffective, or if he suffers a second ACL injury. Gray suffered a torn ACL during his senior season with Notre Dame in 2011.

When asked about his role with the club, Belichick said it will be up to Blount.

"That'll be up to him, just like everybody else," Belichick said, per WEEI. "When he gets an opportunity, how much he can take advantage of it, how much he can be productive, what he can do with those opportunities will determine how many more there are. It’s totally up to him. He’s knows that. We've talked about that. He knows that's the way it is and I think he's excited about it."

Blount rushed for 266 yards and two touchdowns on 65 carries with the Steelers this season before getting waived by the club and reuniting with Belichick and the Patriots.

Cameron Gordon
News
The Patriots released six players and placed two on injured reserve to get down to the 75-man limit. Released were defensive lineman Ben Bass, defensive backs Jemea Thomas and Travis Hawkins, receivers Derrick Johnson and Wilson Van Hooser, and linebacker Deontae Skinner.

The team put rookie running back Tyler Gaffney and rookie linebacker Cameron Gordon on injured reserve.
Injury
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Patrick Chung
News
The Patriots signed safety Patrick Chung, who was released by the Eagles last month. Chung, 26, spent his first four seasons with New England before making 59 tackles in 12 games with Philly last year.
Duron Harmon
News
Patriots rookie safety Duron Harmon made an interception for the second straight game, returning it 42 yards in the Week 9 win over the Steelers. He added four tackles, giving him eight tackles and three passes defended this season.
Danny Aiken
News
The Patriots have signed long snapper Danny Aiken to a one-year deal, reports ESPN.

The Patriots now have all three specialists under contract for 2014 with Aiken, kicker Stephen Gostkowski and punter Ryan Allen.

Matthew Slater
News
The Patriots have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's matchup with the Colts: defensive linemen Chandler Jones (hip) and Casey Walker, wide receiver Aaron Dobson, cornerback Alfonzo Dennard, running back James White, offensive lineman Jordan Devey and safety Don Jones.

All four players listed as questionable for Sunday's game are active, including center Ryan Wendell (knee), offensive tackle Cameron Fleming (finger), defensive tackle Dominique Easley (knee) and safety Nate Ebner (finger). Quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) and wide receiver Matthew Slater (shoulder) also active after being listed as probable to play.

Deontae Skinner
News
The Patriots made a pair of roster moves on Friday leading up to Week 9 against Denver, the Boston Globe reports. The team signed linebacker Deontae Skinner from the practice squad and released rookie wide receiver Jonathan Krause to clear roster space.
Chris Jones
News
The Patriots inactive list for Week 1 against the Dolphins is as follows: Offensive linemen Josh Kline and Bryan Stork; defensive linemen Michael Buchanan and Chris Jones; linebacker Darius Fleming; running back James White; and wide receiver Aaron Dobson.
Jonathan Krause
News
The Patriots have brought back wide receiver Jonathan Krause less than a week after releasing him. They have waived defensive lineman Kona Schwenke to make room for Krause.
Dax Swanson
News
The Patriots signed offensive lineman Chris Barker, tight end Allen Reisner and running back Marcus Thigpen to the practice squad and released quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, safety Kanorris Davis and defensive back Dax Swanson from the squad.
Darrelle Revis
News
Bill Belichick declined to elaborate Friday on any issues between him and Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis, who was sent home Tuesday after arriving late for a team meeting.

"Anything between me and the players is between myself and the players," he told Boston.com.

Pressed about the incident and how it could impact the status of the veteran for the Week 8 game against visiting Chicago, Belichick merely talked about the difficulty of the matchup.

James Morris
News
The Patriots have added defensive lineman Eathyn Manumaleuna and linebacker James Morris to their list of cuts.

Morris received a setback when he hurt his leg in the final preseason game Thursday.

Injury
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Kyle Arrington
News
Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington, who played through a groin injury most of last season, is set to have surgery Friday, reports the team's website. Arrington had 62 tackles, two sacks, an interception and two forced fumbles while not missing a game.

He's expected to be ready for training camp.

Ryan Allen
News
Patriots punter Ryan Allen, who was questionable with a shoulder injury, is active for the AFC Championship Game at Denver.
Cameron Fleming
News
Patriots guard Cameron Fleming has apparently sustained a left foot injury, according to WEEI.com, which is reporting that he had donned a walking boot in the locker room Thursday.

Fleming, who had also been dealing with a finger injury, returned to action in Week 11 after missing five games.

Alan Branch
News
The Patriots announced they've signed defensive tackle Alan Branch and released linebacker Deontae Skinner. Branch was released by Buffalo in August following his DUI arrest.
Josh Kline
News
The Patriots declared linebacker Dont'a Hightower (knee), safety Nate Ebner (finger), offensive lineman Josh Kline and Cameron Fleming, defensive lineman Zach Moore, cornerback Malcolm Butler and running back James White inactive for Sunday night's game against Cincinnati.
Michael Hoomanawanui
News
The following players will not suit up for the Patriots Thursday night against the Giants: Brandon Bolden, Michael Hoomanawanui, Jarod Mayo, Dont'a Hightower, Chris Martin, Dominique Easley, Sebastian Vollmer, Rob Gronkowski, Chris Jones and Sealver Siliga.
Malcolm Butler
News
The Patriots have made OL Bryan Stork, OL Dan Connolly, WR Aaron Dobson, RB James White, CB Malcolm Butler, S Nate Ebner and OL Cameron Fleming inactive Week 7 against the Jets.

Connolly and Stork were both listed as questionable coming into the game. Ebner had been ruled out due to a finger issue. 

Jonathan Casillas
News
The Patriots traded for Buccaneers linebacker Jonathan Casillas, reports NFL Network. He has nine tackles in five games this season. It was not immediately known what New England gave up.
Michael Buchanan
News
The Patriots announced Monday they reinstated cornerback Brandon Browner and wide receiver Brian Tyms, who both had their roster exemptions lifted after serving four-game suspensions to begin the season.

To clear two roster spots, the Patriots released defensive lineman Joe Vellano and placed defensive lineman Michael Buchanan on injured reserve.

Injury
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Joe Vellano
News
The Patriots signed offensive lineman Chris Martin and defensive lineman Joe Vellano to their practice squad and released offensive lineman Caylin Hauptmann from the squad.
Jamie Collins
News
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is active Week 8 against the the Bears.

Brady was listed as probable on the team's injury report due to an ankle injury. The team will also have Brandon Browner , Jamie Collins, Dont'a Hightower and Devin McCourty for the contest. All four players were also considered probable coming into the game.

Shane Vereen
News
Patriots running back Shane Vereen gained 18 yards on his only carry Sunday while catching all four of his targets for 59 yards in his team's 42-20 win over the Colts in Week 11.

Vereen was soundly usurped by Jonas Gray (38 carries, 199 yards, four TDs) in the running game but continued to contribute as a passing-game weapon. His previous low in carries this season was five. Vereen has still racked up 633 yards and four touchdowns in 10 games going into next Sunday's Week 12 matchup with the Lions.

Timothy Wright
News
Despite wild production inconsistency, Patriots tight end Timothy Wright has earned the praise of tight ends coach Brian Daboll.

"Tim ... really takes pride in his craft, works really hard in the classroom, on the practice field, game day," Daboll told the Boston Herald. "It's always a proess when you come to a new place and you're learning a new system. We're kind of in the meat and potatoes here in November, and our expectations for all our players is to really know what to do. They need to do that when they go out on the field on Sunday."

Wright followed his seven-catch perfomance in Week 8 with his fourth blanking of the season Sunday against Denver. He has 17 receptions on the year, but snagged 12 in two games combined.

Chandler Jones
News
The Patriots have ruled Cameron Fleming (ankle, finger) and Chandler Jones (hip) out for Sunday's game against Detroit, according to New England's final injury report released Friday.

Deemed questionable were Marcus Cannon (hip), Dominique Easley (knee) and Nate Ebner (finger). As expected, Tom Brady (ankle), Julian Edelman (thigh) and Jonas Gray (not injury related) were ruled as probable for Week 12.

Injury
Hip - Out for Week 12 vs. Detroit
LeGarrette Blount
News
Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount was not signed by Bill Belichick to replace Jonas Gray, but will likely leapfrog Brandon Bolden and James White on the depth chart to provide a powerful "thunder and thunder" duo moving forward, per Ben Volin of the Boston Globe on Friday.

According to the paper, the move was made in case Gray, who exploded for 201 yards and four touchdowns on the ground in a Week 11, becomes ineffective, or if he suffers a second ACL injury. Gray suffered a torn ACL during his senior season with Notre Dame in 2011.

When asked about his role with the club, Belichick said it will be up to Blount.

"That'll be up to him, just like everybody else," Belichick said, per WEEI. "When he gets an opportunity, how much he can take advantage of it, how much he can be productive, what he can do with those opportunities will determine how many more there are. It’s totally up to him. He’s knows that. We've talked about that. He knows that's the way it is and I think he's excited about it."

Blount rushed for 266 yards and two touchdowns on 65 carries with the Steelers this season before getting waived by the club and reuniting with Belichick and the Patriots.

Brandon LaFell
News
Patriots wideout Brandon LaFell was back at practice Wednesday after missing the Tuesday session with strep throat.

LaFell is on pace to achieve his finest season with 36 catches for 514 yards and five touchdowns, which already matches his career-high.

Marcus Cannon
News
The Patriots have ruled Cameron Fleming (ankle, finger) and Chandler Jones (hip) out for Sunday's game against Detroit, according to New England's final injury report released Friday.

Deemed questionable were Marcus Cannon (hip), Dominique Easley (knee) and Nate Ebner (finger). As expected, Tom Brady (ankle), Julian Edelman (thigh) and Jonas Gray (not injury related) were ruled as probable for Week 12.

James Develin
News
Patriots wideout Danny Amendola and fullback James Develin did little Week 9 against the Broncos. 

Amendola hauled in two catches for 35 yards. He received three targets during the contest. Develin also caught two balls, gaining 13 yards. 

Both players are on a bye Week 10. 

Akeem Ayers
News
Patriots linebacker Akeem Ayers did not practice Friday but is listed as probable for Sunday night's matchup with the Colts. Ayers' absence wasn't related to an injury, and he should be good to go for the Week 11 contest.
Caylin Hauptmann
News
The Patriots re-signed offensive lineman Caylin Hauptmann to their practice squad and released offensive lineman Chris Martin from the squad, the team announced.
Vince Wilfork
News
Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork was in the right place at not only the right time, but also the best possible time Week 3 against Oakland. With the Raiders on the verge of scoring a game-tying touchdown with about a minute to play in the fourth quarter, a pass intended for Denarius Moore was deflected off two Patriots defenders and into a diving Wilfork's arms for a game-clinching interception.

It was the third interception of Wilfork's career. The other two came in 2011. He finished Week 3 with three tackles, including one solo.

Tavon Wilson
News
According to ESPN Boston, the following players are not expected to dress for the Patriots Friday night against Philadelphia: wide receiver Aaron Dobson, safety Tavon Wilson, safety Kanorris Davis, tight end D.J. Williams, tight end Michael Hoomanawanui, linebacker Cameron Gordon, linebacker Jerod Mayo, linebacker Ja'Gared Davis, linebacker James Anderson, center Bryan Stork, offensive tackle Chris Martin, defensive tackle Dominique Easley, wide receiver Jeremy Gallon, tight end Rob Gronkowski, defensive tackle Ben Bass, defensive tackle Jerel Worthy, defensive tackle Chris Jones, running back Tyler Gaffney, cornerback Alfonzo Dennard  and defensive tackle Sealver Siliga.
Brandon Browner
News
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is good to go Week 9 against the Broncos.

Brady was listed as probable on the team's injury report due to an ankle injury. He was never a candidate to miss the game. The team will also have Brandon Browner , who was also listed as probable.

Dominique Easley, Nate Ebner and Matthew Slater are also active. The three entered the game considered questionable. 

Jimmy Garoppolo
News
Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo got some playing time Sunday against the Bears.

Garoppolo completed all three of his attempts, gaining 22 yards. He did take one sack during his brief appearance. Garoppolo also had one rushing attempt, but lost a yard. He'll take on the Broncos Week 9.

Jonas Gray
News
Patriots running back Jonas Gray overslept, causing him to miss Friday's practice session, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports. According to the report, Gray didn't wake up in time for practice after his phone died. He showed up late to Gillette Stadium, but was immediately sent home by Bill Belichick.

Gray's status now appears a bit uncertain after the incident, considering the team signed LeGarrette Blount, who is familiar with Belichick's system, on Thursday.

Earlier in the season, Belichick sent star cornerback Darrelle Revis home for being late to practice during a blizzard, per the Boston Globe. Like Gray, Revis also overslept. However, Revis apologized to the team and was able to play the following week against the Bears.

Gray has texted his teammates to apologize and plans to meet with Belichick and the rest of his teammates later in the day to apologize, per the report.

James White
News
Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount was not signed by Bill Belichick to replace Jonas Gray, but will likely leapfrog Brandon Bolden and James White on the depth chart to provide a powerful "thunder and thunder" duo moving forward, per Ben Volin of the Boston Globe on Friday.

According to the paper, the move was made in case Gray, who exploded for 201 yards and four touchdowns on the ground in a Week 11, becomes ineffective, or if he suffers a second ACL injury. Gray suffered a torn ACL during his senior season with Notre Dame in 2011.

When asked about his role with the club, Belichick said it will be up to Blount.

"That'll be up to him, just like everybody else," Belichick said, per WEEI. "When he gets an opportunity, how much he can take advantage of it, how much he can be productive, what he can do with those opportunities will determine how many more there are. It’s totally up to him. He’s knows that. We've talked about that. He knows that's the way it is and I think he's excited about it."

Blount rushed for 266 yards and two touchdowns on 65 carries with the Steelers this season before getting waived by the club and reuniting with Belichick and the Patriots.

Tom Brady
News
The Patriots have ruled Cameron Fleming (ankle, finger) and Chandler Jones (hip) out for Sunday's game against Detroit, according to New England's final injury report released Friday.

Deemed questionable were Marcus Cannon (hip), Dominique Easley (knee) and Nate Ebner (finger). As expected, Tom Brady (ankle), Julian Edelman (thigh) and Jonas Gray (not injury related) were ruled as probable for Week 12.

Injury
Ankle - Probable for Week 12 vs. Detroit
Dominique Easley
News
Patriots rookie defensive lineman Dominique Easley missed practice Thursday with a knee injury, reports the Boston Herald. He has 10 tackles, a sack and an interception entering Week 12 against the Lions.
Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 12 vs. Detroit
Logan Ryan
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Patriots defensive back Logan Ryan turned in a solid performance as he came down with a pair of interceptions during Sunday’s game against the Ravens in Week 16.

Ryan picked off Joe Flacco in the opening and third quarters, respectively. He finished the game with one tackle and three defended passes in a 41-7 victory. He surpassed Aqib Talib for the most interceptions (five) on the team. He also leads all NFL rookies in interceptions this season.
Sebastian Vollmer
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The following players will not suit up for the Patriots Thursday night against the Giants: Brandon Bolden, Michael Hoomanawanui, Jarod Mayo, Dont'a Hightower, Chris Martin, Dominique Easley, Sebastian Vollmer, Rob Gronkowski, Chris Jones and Sealver Siliga.
Danny Amendola
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Patriots wide receiver Brandon LaFell led his position group with 62 yards on three catches in Sunday's 42-20 win over the Colts in Week 11.

The Patriots ran roughshod over the Colts, and when Tom Brady hooked up with his teammates on passing touchdowns, they went to the tight ends. LaFell did his damage on just four targets. Julian Edelman led all Patriots players with five catches and eight targets but managed just 50 yards in the game. Danny Amendola kicked in 13 yards while catching both of his targets.

The Patriots are set to face the Lions at home in Week 12.

Jake Bequette
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The Patriots filled their entire 10-man practice squad, signing defensive linemen Jake Bequette, Charley Hughlett and Deontae Skinner, receiver Josh Boyce, quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, linebacker Ja'Gared Davis, safety Kanorris Davis, running back Jonas Gray, offensive lineman Chris Martin and defensive back Dax Swanson.
Jerod Mayo
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The Patriots have placed linebacker Jerod Mayo on IR, according to ESPN.

Mayo will miss the rest of the season due to a torn patellar tendon. The club has already filled Mayo's spot on the roster by calling up a player from the practice squad. 

Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season
Aaron Dobson
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The Patriots have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's matchup with the Colts: defensive linemen Chandler Jones (hip) and Casey Walker, wide receiver Aaron Dobson, cornerback Alfonzo Dennard, running back James White, offensive lineman Jordan Devey and safety Don Jones.

All four players listed as questionable for Sunday's game are active, including center Ryan Wendell (knee), offensive tackle Cameron Fleming (finger), defensive tackle Dominique Easley (knee) and safety Nate Ebner (finger). Quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) and wide receiver Matthew Slater (shoulder) also active after being listed as probable to play.

Brian Tyms
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Patriots wide receiver Brian Tyms was active for the first time this season Sunday against the Bills. He didn't let the opportunity goes to waste, as he recorded his first career touchdown in a 37-22 win Week 6.

Tyms gave New England a 20-7 lead early in the third quarter with a 43-yard touchdown reception. It was his only catch of the game. He was targeted twice in the win.

The Patriots are back in action Thursday against the Jets.

Bryan Stork
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The Patriots should have most of their questionable players available Week 8.

Dan Connolly, Dominique Easley, Matthew Slater, Bryan Stork and Shane Vereen are all active for the contest. Both Connolly and Stork have been dealing with concussions, but will attempt to play. 

Rob Ninkovich
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Patriots defensive linemen Chandler Jones and Rob Ninkovich, who are normally among their top performers defensively, didn't do much statistically Week 3 against Oakland. Jones had two tackles, including one solo, and Ninkovich had six tackles, including two solo.

Ninkovich's six tackles were actually a season high, but he still has only one sack this season. Jones has two.

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