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New England Patriots

Stadium: Gillette Stadium | Coach: Bill Belichick
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense11th107.9 (18th)257.6 (9th)
Defense13th104.3 (9th)239.8 (17th)
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6Allen, Ryan P6-22202/28/19903Louisiana Tech
80Amendola, Danny WR5-1119011/2/19857Texas Tech
60Andrews, David C6-32957/10/1992RGeorgia
64Barker, Chris G6-23008/3/19902Nevada
29Blount, LeGarrette RB6-025012/5/19866Oregon
38Bolden, Brandon RB5-112201/26/19904Mississippi
82Boyce, Josh WR5-112055/6/19912Texas Christian
12Brady, Tom QB6-42258/3/197716Michigan
97Branch, Alan NT6-635012/29/19849Michigan
31Brown, Tarell DB5-111901/6/19859Texas
92Brown, Malcom DT6-23202/2/1994RTexas
21Butler, Malcolm SS5-111903/2/19902West Alabama
39Cadet, Travaris RB6-12102/1/19894Appalachian State
61Cannon, Marcus G6-53355/6/19885Texas Christian
49Cardona, Joe LS6-32454/16/1992RNavy
88Chandler, Scott TE6-72607/23/19858Iowa
23Chung, Patrick SS5-112158/19/19877Oregon
44Cleveland, Asante TE6-52603/21/19922Miami (Fla.)
91Collins, Jamie OLB6-325010/20/19893Southern Mississippi
25Creecy, Tony RB5-102045/22/1992RNorth Carolina State
15D'Orazio, Zach WR6-22175/28/1991RAkron
46Develin, James FB6-32557/23/19883Brown
42Dickson, Xzavier OLB6-32559/11/1992RAlabama
17Dobson, Aaron WR6-32057/23/19913Marshall
99Easley, Dominique DE6-22852/24/19922Florida
43Ebner, Nate DB6-022012/14/19884Ohio State
11Edelman, Julian WR5-102005/22/19867Kent State
58Fleming, Darius LB6-22507/19/19894Notre Dame
71Fleming, Cameron G6-63209/3/19922Stanford
24Fletcher, Bradley DB6-02056/25/19867Iowa
52Fletcher, Dane LB6-22459/14/19866Montana State
74Flowers, Trey DE6-22658/16/1993RArkansas
55Freeny, Jonathan LB6-22656/15/19894Rutgers
10Garoppolo, Jimmy QB6-222511/2/19912Eastern Illinois
3Gostkowski, Stephen K6-12151/28/198410Memphis
35Gray, Jonas RB5-102256/27/19902Notre Dame
48Grissom, Geneo OLB6-42656/4/1992ROklahoma
87Gronkowski, Rob TE6-62655/14/19896Arizona
70Groy, Ryan G6-53209/30/19902Wisconsin
30Harmon, Duron SS6-12051/24/19913Rutgers
14Harper, Chris WR5-1118512/7/1993RCalifornia
68Hauptmann, Caylin T6-33057/10/19912Florida International
54Hightower, Dont'a OLB6-32653/12/19904Alabama
47Hoomanawanui, Michael TE6-42657/4/19886Illinois
63Jackson, Tre G6-432012/14/1992RFlorida State
70Johnson, Rufus LB6-52808/28/19901Tarleton State
94Jones, Chris DT6-12957/12/19903Bowling Green State
95Jones, Chandler DE6-52652/27/19904Syracuse
36King, Brandon DB6-22206/8/1993RAuburn
67Kline, Josh G6-330012/29/19893Kent State
16Krause, Jonathan WR5-111901/18/19921Vanderbilt
19LaFell, Brandon WR6-321011/4/19866Louisiana State
33Lewis, Dion RB5-81959/27/19904Pittsburgh
7Lindley, Ryan QB6-32326/22/19894San Diego State
45Lynch, D.J. LB6-02529/5/1992RBowling Green State
68Martin, Chris T6-53051/4/19901Central Florida
53Martin, Eric OLB6-22507/21/19913Nebraska
69Mason, Shaq C6-13108/28/1993RGeorgia Tech
51Mayo, Jerod MLB6-12502/23/19868Tennessee
22McClain, Robert DB5-91957/22/19885Connecticut
32McCourty, Devin FS5-101958/13/19876Rutgers
90Moore, Zach DE6-62809/5/19902Concordia-St. Paul
49Morris, James LB6-224511/20/19912Iowa
81Mundine, Jimmay TE6-224011/12/1991RKansas
50Ninkovich, Rob DE6-22602/1/198410Purdue
64Pataiali'i, A.J. DT6-33199/13/19901Utah State
37Richards, Jordan SS5-112101/21/1993RStanford
28Roberts, Darryl CB6-019011/26/1990RMarshall
26Ryan, Logan CB5-111952/9/19913Rutgers
93Sheard, Jabaal DE6-32605/10/19895Pittsburgh
96Siliga, Sealver DT6-23254/26/19904Utah
18Slater, Matthew WR6-02059/9/19858UCLA
77Solder, Nate T6-83254/12/19885Colorado
66Stork, Bryan C6-431011/15/19902Florida State
25Swanson, Dax DB5-111913/21/19911Sam Houston State
72Vellano, Joe DT6-230010/30/19882Maryland
76Vollmer, Sebastian T6-83257/10/19847Houston
65Walker, Casey DT6-134012/6/19892Oklahoma
41Watson, Dekoda LB6-22453/3/19886Florida State
87Wayne, Reggie WR6-020311/17/197815Miami (Fla.)
62Wendell, Ryan G6-23003/4/19867Fresno State
28White, James RB5-102062/3/19922Wisconsin
73Williams, Michael T6-63049/8/19902Alabama
27Wilson, Tavon SS6-02153/19/19904Illinois
Injured Players
85Bequette, Jake (IR) DE6-52652/21/19893Arkansas
86Derby, A.J. (IR) TE6-42559/20/1991RArkansas
31Gaffney, Tyler (IR) RB6-02204/20/19912Stanford
13Gibson, Brandon (IR) WR6-02108/13/19876Washington State
72Hughes, Kevin (IR) T6-43158/6/19883Southeastern Louisiana
84Tyms, Brian (IR) WR6-32042/21/19893Florida A&M
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
New England6-4314.76-3295.625.72138
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Position Listing
Ryan Wendell
Patriots rookie center Bryan Stork (knee) was unable to practice for the second straight day Thursday as the team prepared for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Colts. Ryan Wendell is expected to start in Stork's spot.

New England is a 6.5-point favorite.

Nate Solder
Patriots left tackle Nate Solder is hoping to stick around despite being in the final season of his rookie contract.

"I would love to stay," he told the Boston Herald. "...Who knows what will happen? My approach with that, too, is just to do the best I can while I'm here."

Solder is set to earn a guaranteed $7.438 million in 2015. The team could work out an extension with him to lessen a cap hit or prevent him from becoming a free agent in March. The Patriots did draft offensive linemen over the weekend, but none play his position.

Dont'a Hightower
Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower has declared himself ahead of schedule in his rehab from shoulder surgery and is hoping to play in the regular season opener on Sept. 10.

"Honestly, I don't have a target date," he told ESPN. "I've seen doc, and everything is going great right now. I'm right on track ... it's something that's going to take time. I can't say 'three weeks' or whatever. ... I'll just keep doing what I'm doing.

Hightower, who underwent surgery in February and was supposed to be out 6-7 months, played in 12 games last season, contributing to 89 tackles and recording a career-high six sacks.

Shoulder - Questionable for start of season
Michael Williams
The Patriots have acquired tackle Michael Williams from the Lions in exchange for a future draft pick, according to NFL.com. 

Williams is expected to be among the reserve options for the back end of their offensive line in the 2015 season.

Darryl Roberts
No Updates
Zach Moore
Patriots running back Jonas Gray will be inactive for Super Bowl 49 along with Zach Moore, Josh Boyce, Brian Tyms, Joe Vellano, Jordan Devey and James White, the team announced.

Gray, who ran for 412 yards on 89 carries in eight games this season, had four carries for four yards in the AFC Championship game for New England. It was his first action in a game since Dec. 21 againt the Jets when he had six carries for five yards.

The game is currently pick'em between Seattle and New England Sunday.

Xzavier Dickson
No Updates
Chris Martin
The 49ers released offensive lineman Chris Martin on Monday, according to his agent, Brett Tessler

Martin plays tackle and guard. He spent part of last season on the 49ers practice squad, but the team said there were too many similar players at his position. 

Stephen Gostkowski
The Patriots have agreed to a four-year contract with kicker Stephen Gostkowski, according to ESPN. The deal is around $17 million.

Gostkowski was slated to play the 2015 season under the franchise tag. He would have made $4.126 million. The two sides agreed to the contract before the 4 p.m. deadline Wednesday for players under the franchise tag to negotiate long-term deals this year.

The 31-year-old Gostkowski is a three-time Pro Bowler, including the last two seasons. He led the NFL in most points scored in 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2014. He is eighth on the active scoring list with 1,179 points, according to Pro-Football-Reference.com.

He has converted 86.8 percent of his field goals in his nine-year career -- all with the Patriots. He has missed just one extra point (450 of 451) in the regular season, with his only miss coming as a rookie in 2006.

Reggie Wayne
Veteran wide receiver Reggie Wayne has signed a one-year deal with the Patriots, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. 

Wayne, who tried out for New England last week, was also tied to the Packers in the aftermath of Jordy Nelson's apparent knee injury. 

The 14-year veteran played his entire career with the Colts, but is coming off triceps surgery. He is seventh on the career receptions list (1,070), eighth in receiving yards (14,345) and 22nd in receiving touchdowns (82).

Tarell Brown
The Patriots reached a contract agreement with cornerback Tarell Brown on Thursday, a source told ESPN.

Brown is an eight-year veteran with 11 interceptions in his career. He totaled 55 tackles with no interceptions in 14 games last season for the Raiders.

Dion Lewis
The Colts waived running back Dion Lewis and signed defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles off the Patriots' practice squad. Indianapolis also signed guard David Arkin to its practice squad while releasing guard Josh Walker from the squad.
Tyler Gaffney
The Patriots announced Thursday they placed second-year running back Tyler Gaffney on injured reserve.

The 24-year-old running back was claimed off waivers from the Panthers in July 2014 after Carolina drafted him in the sixth round that year. Gaffney also missed the 2014 season due to an injury he suffered in training camp.

Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Scott Chandler
The Patriots announced they've signed former Bills tight end Scott Chandler. The 29-year-old has made 35 starts, catching 182 passes for 2,120 yards and 17 touchdowns in his career.

In New England, Chandler joins a formidable group of tight ends: Rob Gronkowski, Michael Hoomanawanui and Tim Wright.

Chris Barker
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.

Rob Gronkowski
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who was due a $10 million option from the team, will instead receive the money in two split payments, per the Boston Globe

The team adjusted the payments on July 30, giving Gronkowski $4 million at the start of training camp and $6 million at the end of the league year. 

Gronkowski, who has 52 career touchdowns, is signed with the Patriots through the 2019 season. 

Jordan Richards
No Updates
Sealver Siliga
Patriots defensive tackle Sealver Siliga is still in a walking boot after undergoing surgery last season, per ESPN.

Siliga is considered to be one of the top-two options at defensive tackle for the team after the departure of Vince Wilfork. The 24-year-old started five of the seven games he played in 2014. He recorded 32 total tackles and 2.5 sacks last season.

Jimmay Mundine
No Updates
Nate Ebner
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.

Darius Fleming
The Patriots promoted linebacker Darius Fleming from the practice squad to its 53-man roster, reports NESN.com. Fleming has yet to appear in an NFL regular season game.
Josh Boyce
Patriots running back Jonas Gray will be inactive for Super Bowl 49 along with Zach Moore, Josh Boyce, Brian Tyms, Joe Vellano, Jordan Devey and James White, the team announced.

Gray, who ran for 412 yards on 89 carries in eight games this season, had four carries for four yards in the AFC Championship game for New England. It was his first action in a game since Dec. 21 againt the Jets when he had six carries for five yards.

The game is currently pick'em between Seattle and New England Sunday.

Devin McCourty
Patriots' Devin McCourty is making a name for himself as an elite safety. He wants to stay elite and stay a safety, per csnne.com.

The Patriots need help at the cornerback position and rumors have been swirling about McCourty potentially leaving his current role and helping out at corner.

 "[I'm] not really excited about that chatter. Hopefully that's not what happens," McCourty said. "We got a lot of guys working hard at the cornerback position and hopefully they'll get it done. I feel like I found a home at safety and that's where I would definitely like to stay."

McCourty recorded 68 tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble in 16 games last season.

Julian Edelman
Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman spoke to the media Tuesday for the first time since hurting his leg Aug. 2.

Although, Edelman didn't reveal any good news, as he is uncertain if he will be ready for the season opener against the Steelers.

"Ask Bill [Belichick]. I’m taking it day by day and I think I’m 10 seconds better than the last 10 seconds, so we’re good," Edelman said, per ESPN.com. "Any time you’re not able to go out there and play it’s difficult, but it’s part of the game. I’m just working hard, doing everything I can each and every day to improve myself each and every day."

Edelman totaled 92 catches for 972 yards and four touchdowns in 14 games last season. He had 49 catches that went for first downs.

Leg - Questionable for start of season
Brandon Bolden
Patriots running backs Brandon Bolden, Shane Vereen and LeGarrette Blount were unable to get going in New England's 35-31 win over the Ravens Saturday.

Between the three, they total seven carries for 14 yards. Quarterback Tom Brady had the only rushing touchdown for the Patriots.

New England did not give a handoff to a running back in the second half.

Vereen had four catches for 39 yards and Bolden one catch for 11.

Zach D'Orazio
The Patriots signed wide receiver Zach D'Orazio on Thursday, the team announced. D'Orazio was waived by the Patriots in June and has never appeared in an NFL game.
Kevin Hughes
The Patriots waived two injured players on Monday, putting the team four players below the 90-man roster limit, per NESN.

Offensive lineman Kevin Hughes was waived/injured after suffering a shoulder injury in Saturday's workout. If Hughes isn't claimed by a team on Tuesday, he'll be placed on injured reserve for the Patriots. 

Defensive tackle Vince Taylor was waived after a failed physical.

A.J. Derby
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Patrick Chung
The Patriots have locked up running back Brandon Bolden and starting safety Patrick Chung to contract extensions on Friday, ESPN reports.

Bolden, a core special teams player, signed a two-year, $3.2 million contract extension through 2016. Chung, who returned to New England after spending the 2013 season with the Eagles, signed a three-year extension through 2017. The deal is worth up to $8.2 million and includes $3.4 million in guarantees, according to the report.

Travaris Cadet
Saints coach Sean Payton said running back Travaris Cadet, now with the Patriots, is a "work in progress with regards to protection," reports ESPN.com. Payton noted Cadet is a converted receiver who hasn't played running back long.

"He’ll know who to have, but he just hasn’t had the snaps or the experience that so many of the other running backs have," Payton said of Cadet, who hopes to replace Shane Vereen as New England's pass-catching back.

Payton estimated Cadet was asked to pass protect only 10 to 12 times last season, the report said. But Payton believes Cadet can develop into a solid pass protector.

"He’s tough enough, he’ll know who to have, [so] that will be a technique and an ongoing skill and development [thing]," Payton said. "We felt like he definitely could become a protector because what keeps guys from being that third-down back is they don’t know who to block. That’s the first thing that keeps them from playing that position. They scan and see the guy that’s free; the problem with that is when the guy they are supposed to block doesn’t come and they’re in the backfield still and you have a flare-control issue – he’s supposed to be out in the route but he’s floating in the backfield before he leaves, it doesn’t work. So he’ll know who to block, it will just be a matter of technique.”

David Andrews
No Updates
Duron Harmon
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.
D.J. Lynch
No Updates
Brandon Gibson
The Patriots are reportedly signing free agent wide receiver Brandon Gibson to a one-year deal, worth $825,000, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Gibson, who was cut last month by the Dolphins, played in 21 games over two seasons with Miami, with his first year cut short by injury. He totaled 59 catches for 621 yards and four touchdowns.

Matthew Slater
Patriots wide receiver Matthew Slater was removed the Physically Unable to Perform list on Monday, reports ESPN.com.

While Slater was able to practice Monday, he has not been cleared for full-contact practice and was wearing a red non-contact jersey.

"Not fun," he said after practice. "Red means stop. It's not something that I'm used to doing, but the medical staff knows what's best for me, so you just have to listen to the doctor's orders and take it one day at a time."

Chris Jones
The Patriots will be at nearly full strength for Sunday’s Super Bowl as the following players have been listed as probable: Tom Brady (ankle), Dont’a Hightower (shoulder), Chris Jones (elbow), Akeem Ayers (knee), Darrelle Revis (non-injury-related) and Sealver Siliga (foot).

All except Brady were limited participants in practice Friday. The only question mark is center Bryan Stork, who is questionable with a knee injury and was limited in practice Friday.

The Patriots are currently 1-point favorites against Seattle.

Jonathan Krause
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.
Jabaal Sheard
Patriots newcomer Jabaal Sheard will have a stable position at defensive end, which could prove beneficial to his career. He is coming from a Cleveland team that used three different defensive coordinators during his time there and utilized him both as a defensive end in a 4-3 and outside linebacker in a 3-4.

The Patriots generally remain in a four-man front. But Sheard is claiming an appreciation for the Browns for developing his versatility.

"Throughout the course of the years, I learned three different defenses," Sheard told NESN. "I learned how to drop back. It made me diverse and able to do a number of different things. I think the three defensive coordinators definitely helped me. I think it prepared me to be a coach some day. We'll see how that goes."

Sheard's sack totals decreased every year until the last one with the Browns. It peaked at 8.5 as a rookie before dropping to seven and 5.5 the next two seasons.

Dax Swanson
The Patriots placed cornerback Alfonzo Dennard on season-ending injured reserve with a hamstring injury, reports Field Yates of ESPN on Saturday. Dennard appeared in only six games this season, registering 15 combined tackles and one interception -- all season lows.

In corresponding moves, the Patriots elevated wide receiver Josh Boyce from the practice squad to take the spot of Dennard on the 53-man active roster. They re-signed Dax Swanson to the practice squad and released defensive lineman Cam Henderson.

A.J. Pataiali'i
The Patriots announced they have signed four players Tuesday: linebackers L.J. Fort and Cameron Gordon, fullback Eric Kettani and defensive lineman A.J. Pataiali’l .

Gordon and Kettani have both previously spent time with the Patriots, while Fort was on the practice squads of the Seahawks and Bengals in 2014. Pataiali’l was on both the Ravens and Browns practice squads last season. 

Jonathan Freeny
Linebacker Jonathan Freeny has signed with the Patriots, per ESPN.

Freeny, who wasn't tendered as a restricted free agent with the Dolphins, is entering his fourth season in the NFL. He has recorded 30 total tackles and one sack during the 48 games he has played.

James Morris
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.

Joe Cardona
No Updates
Ryan Allen
The Patriots agreed to a three-year contract extension with punter Ryan Allen, reports ESPN. Allen is entering his third season with the Patriots.
Ryan Lindley
The Patriots made some changes to their quarterback depth chart on Monday, releasing Matt Flynn and signing Ryan Lindley , per ESPN.com.

Flynn signed a one-year deal with New England in June, but a lingering hamstring injury kept him sidelined for much of his time there.

Lindley -- a sixth-round pick in 2012 -- started for the Cardinals during their playoff loss to the Panthers last season.

Cameron Fleming
The Patriots have deemed the following players as inactive for Saturday's divisional round game against the Ravens: Josh Boyce, Jordan Devey, Zach Moore, Steve Maneri, Cameron Fleming, James White and Jonas Gray.

Gray, who 89 carries for 412 yards and five touchdowns in the regular season, is dealing with an ankle injury. Gray was listed as probable throughout the week.

The Patriots are 7-point favorites against Baltimore Saturday.

Eric Martin
The Browns announced several roster moves on Saturday, per FOX Sports Ohio. The team promoted quarterback Connor Shaw and defensive lineman Jamie Meder from the practice squad to the 53-man active roster. In a corresponding move, Cleveland waived linebacker Eric Martin and tight end Ryan Taylor.
Alan Branch
The Patriots have reportedly re-signed defensive tackle Alan Branch to a two-year deal worth a maximum of $6.6 million, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network.

Branch, who was signed by New England in the middle of the 2014 season, appeared in eight games and totaled 13 tackles. In his eight-year career, Branch has totaled 120 tackles with eight sacks.

Josh Kline
Patriots rookie starting center Bryan Stork is not practicing Wednesday, reports MassLive.com. He suffered a knee injury in the second quarter of the playoff win over Baltimore and did not return.

If Stork can't play in Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Colts, right guard Ryan Wendell will start at center with Josh Kline replacing Wendell.

New England is a 6.5-point home favorite.

Bradley Fletcher
Free agent cornerback Bradley Fletcher, who visited the Patriots on Tuesday, is signing with the team, reports ESPN.com. It's a one-year deal worth up to $2.5 million, according to the National Football Post.

Fletcher, 28, had 61 tackles, an interception and a forced fumble in 15 games with the Eagles last year. He has eight interceptions in his six-year career and could start in New England, which lost shutdown corner Darrelle Revis to the Jets in free agency.

Michael Hoomanawanui
Patriots tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Michael Hoomanawanui were fined $8,268 apiece for their roles in a brawl at the end of New England's 28-24 Super Bowl XLIX victory, according to the Everett Herald.

Gronkowski was fined for participating in the brawl and Hoomanawanui's fine was for taking an opponent's helmet off of his head.

Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin was fined $10,000 and defensive end Michael Bennett was fined $8,268 for their roles in the fight.

Chris Harper
No Updates
Malcolm Butler
The NFLPA filed a formal complaint Thursday over the punishment of Patriots safety Malcolm Butler during team OTAs, per the Boston Globe

Butler was late to a team practice during OTAs due to a flight being delayed due to inclement weather. The team responded by preventing him from practicing. But OTA sessions are considered voluntary by the NFL, which raises issues about the team's handling of the situation. 

Butler, who declined to speak on the benching at the time, is not involved in the complaint process. 

Malcom Brown
No Updates
Brandon King
No Updates
Joe Vellano
Patriots running back Jonas Gray will be inactive for Super Bowl 49 along with Zach Moore, Josh Boyce, Brian Tyms, Joe Vellano, Jordan Devey and James White, the team announced.

Gray, who ran for 412 yards on 89 carries in eight games this season, had four carries for four yards in the AFC Championship game for New England. It was his first action in a game since Dec. 21 againt the Jets when he had six carries for five yards.

The game is currently pick'em between Seattle and New England Sunday.

Jamie Collins
The Patriots listed 18 players on its final injury report for Week 17 against Buffalo. Quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) was the only player on the report listed as probable, while running back Jonas Gray (ankle) and cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring) were ruled out. The rest were deemed questionable.

The others include long snapper Danny Aiken (finger), cornerback Kyle Arrington (hamstring), running back LeGarrette Blount (shoulder), cornerback Brandon Browner (groin), linebacker Jamie Collins, offensive lineman Dan Connolly (knee), wide receiver Julian Edelman (thigh, concussion), offensive lineman Cameron Fleming (ankle), linebacker Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), defensive end Chandler Jones (hip), wide receiver Brandon LaFell (shoulder), defensive end Rob Ninkovich (heel), running back Shane Vereen (ankle), offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer and linebacker Chris White (ankle).

Geneo Grissom
No Updates
Chandler Jones
Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones denied a report by ESPN that he was on crutches after offseason surgery. 

Jones battled a hip problem last season and was reportedly rehabbing at Gillette Stadium after getting the injury surgically repaired. 

Jones responded by posting a video on Instagram showing him walking without the aid of crutches and the message, "Don't believe everything you read." 

LeGarrette Blount
Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL in his right knee, according to NBCSports.com. Blount suffered the injury during practice on Friday, and his status for Week 2 is in question.

Blount is already out for the season-opener, as he was suspended for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. 

Suspension - 1-game suspension. Eligible to return Week 2 at Buffalo
Brandon LaFell
Patriots wide receiver Brandon LaFell said Wednesday on Sirius XM NFL Radio that he is no longer using a walking boot on his injured foot, reports ESPN.com.

"Just a few lingering injuries that happened in the late part of the regular season that I just played through throughout the playoffs," LaFell said. "Finally got some time off to let my body heal up properly. I'm out of the boot now and I'm just looking forward to starting camp."

In 16 games for the Patriots last season, LaFell caught 74 passes for 953 yards and seven touchdowns, which were all career highs.

Foot - Probable for start of season
Marcus Cannon
Patriots offensive lineman Marcus Cannon has signed a two-year extension, according to ESPN.

Cannon has battled some injuries this season, but has managed to play in all 13 games. After starting the first three games of the year, Cannon took a backseat, and has been used as a backup. 

Shaq Mason
No Updates
James Develin
The Patriots re-signed fullback James Develin, an exclusive rights free agent, to a one-year $660,000 contract, reports the Boston Herald. Develin is a solid blocker who played in every game last season, starting four.

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Rufus Johnson
The Saints waived or released cornerback Rod Sweeting, linebackers Victor Butler, Rufus Johnson and Kevin Reddick, quarterback Logan Kilgore, tight end Travis Beckum, offensive tackle Manase Foketi and defensive tackle George Uko. The moves bring New Orleans' roster to the mandated 75-man limit.
Tony Creecy
No Updates
Tre Jackson
No Updates
Trey Flowers
No Updates
Caylin Hauptmann
The Patriots re-signed offensive lineman Caylin Hauptmann to their practice squad and released offensive lineman Chris Martin from the squad, the team announced.
Dane Fletcher
The trend of bringing back familiar faces has apparently continued for the Patriots with the signing to a one-year deal of linebacker Dane Fletcher, according to NFL.com.

Fletcher played for New England from 2010 to 2013 before hightailing it for one season to Tampa Bay. He played in all 16 games, but started just four and contributed to a career-high 27 tackles.

He would be expected to provide depth along with Brandon Spikes, who has also returned to the Patriots after one year away.

Robert McClain
Free agent cornerback Robert McClain tweeted that he's signing with the Patriots. He spent the past three seasons with the Falcons, making 59 tackles and two interceptions last year.
Ryan Groy
The Bears have traded offensive guard Ryan Groy to the Patriots, sources told NFL Network.

Groy, a two-year veteran, appeared in four games for Chicago last season.

Casey Walker
The Ravens signed safety Will Hill and defensive tackle Casey Walker to their restricted free agent tender offers, sources told The Baltimore Sun.

Will signed his $1.542 million right-of-first-refusal original round tender. He did not receive an offer sheet from other teams. Walker signed a $510,000 exclusive-rights free agent tender.

Tavon Wilson
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.
Jimmy Garoppolo
If Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is suspended at the start of the season in the Deflategate scandal, one of the more interesting storylines would be the play of Jimmy Garoppolo.

Garroppolo, who was a rookie in 2014, has little game experience. However, Patriots wide receiver Brandon LaFell says he has confidence in the backup quarterback and says a year learning under Brady should suit him well.

"Jimmy has grown a lot since he first stepped foot up there in Foxborough last year," LaFell said, per ESPN. "He got a little experience during the later part of the season against Buffalo; he showed a little glimpse of what he can do. He’s been having a nice OTAs, a nice offseason with us.

"I feel like studying behind Tom has been great for him. If we have to be without Tom for the first couple games, I’m pretty sure Tom will be in Jimmy’s ear helping him prepare each and every way he can to go out here and lead this team. I think we have a great group of guys around him that will kind of take the pressure off Jimmy so he won’t have to feel like he has to go out there and win the game himself."

Jonas Gray
Jonas Gray burst on the scene for the Patriots last season, rushing for 201 yards and four touchdowns in a Sunday night game. Just as quickly, he was gone. 

Gray overslept and was late for practice, and coach Bill Belichick didn't give him another chance to showcase his skills. Gray was inactive for the Super Bowl. 

Gray learned his lesson. "The tough part for me was to watch it, and not participate in a matter I thought I should," he told Dan Hanzus of NFL.com. "But it's motivation going into the offseason. I just know I need to work harder, so I'll never get myself in that position again." 

Still on the Patriots, Gray believes he'll get a clean slate next season, and he's spending the offseason preparing himself for the opportunity. 

I tell them, I'm going to have a Jerry Rice/Walter Payton mentality where whatever you do isn't enough," Gray said. "I'm going to have a work ethic where I know, in my heart of hearts, I'm going to outwork everybody. That's what I hope to achieve

Dekoda Watson
The Patriots signed linebacker Dekoda Watson on Tuesday. Watson was releaed by Dallas on Friday. 

Watson has played five years with three NFL teams. 

James White
Patriots running back Jonas Gray will be inactive for Super Bowl 49 along with Zach Moore, Josh Boyce, Brian Tyms, Joe Vellano, Jordan Devey and James White, the team announced.

Gray, who ran for 412 yards on 89 carries in eight games this season, had four carries for four yards in the AFC Championship game for New England. It was his first action in a game since Dec. 21 againt the Jets when he had six carries for five yards.

The game is currently pick'em between Seattle and New England Sunday.

Tom Brady
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the four-game suspension of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, the NFL announced Tuesday.

Brady had been appealing the suspension after he was suspended for four games in May following his alleged involvement in under inflating game balls.

During the investigation, it was revealed that Brady destroyed his cell phone, which was allegedly used to communicate with equipment managers regarding the air pressure in the ball.

"[Roger] Goodell found that Brady's deliberate destruction of potentially relevant evidence went beyond a mere failure to cooperate in the investigation and supported a finding that he had sought to hide evidence of his own participation in the underlying scheme to alter the footballs," the NFL said in a statement.

Suspension - 4-game suspension under appeal. Eligible to return Week 6 at Indianapolis
Dominique Easley
Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount and defensive tackle Dominique Easley were removed from the Physically Unable to Perform list on Saturday, reports ESPN.com.

Blount had missed the first two practices of training camp after failing his conditioning test, while Easley is recovering from a knee injury, which ended his season in December.

Logan Ryan
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.
Asante Cleveland
The 49ers traded tight end Asante Cleveland to the Patriots on Tuesday in exchange for offensive lineman Jordan Devey.

Cleveland appeared in six games as a rookie in 2014. He did not record a catch.

Devey, who was an undrafted free agent in 2013, appeared in seven games last season for New England. He made four starts.

Sebastian Vollmer
Patriots starting right tackle Sebastian Vollmer had surgery on his labrum following the Super Bowl, reports ESPN.com. Vollmer played through the nagging injury last season, missing only the regular-season finale when New England rested starters.

The team has not talked about Vollmer's surgery, rehab or timetable for return. But the report said there is optimism Vollmer "will be ready for action when it counts."

Danny Amendola
The Patriots have restructured the contract of wide receiver Danny Amendola, according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports on Thursday. Amendola's new base salary will be $12.75 million over the final three years of his deal, though he can max at $15 million.

Amendola, 29, appeared in all 16 games for New England last season, registering 27 receptions for 200 yards and a touchdown. He also caught three touchdowns in the postseason, including one in the Super Bowl against the Seahawks. Amendola has not logged more than 690 receiving yards in his six seasons in the NFL.

Jake Bequette
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
Although he sat out the preseason opener against the Packers, Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo hasn't missed a practice since camp opened in his return from a torn patellar tendon.

"Jerod's made progress day by day; nobody works harder than Jerod does," coach Bill Belichick said Monday, per ESPN.com. "We've asked him to do a little more, either by volume/the amount of work he does, or we've increased the intensity of it in the two-and-a-half weeks we've been in training camp, and I think he's handled all those well."

Aaron Dobson
Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson is still recovering from a hamstring injury that ended his season in 2014. Trainer Brett Fischer said Friday he thinks Dobson is going to turn heads when he heads back to Foxboro for training camp, according to the Boston Herald.

"He was talking about, 'When I go up there (to Foxboro) and they see me again, I want to make sure they know I'm in the best shape of my life.' He is really determined," Fischer said. "That is the underlying theme every day: 'Hey, I've got to be ready when April comes, be ready as far as the best shape of my life.' It's frustrating with two years of freaky-type stuff."

Dobson finished a disappointing 2014 season with three catches for 38 yards.

"He is doing great," Fischer said. "I'm really excited for him. He has put the time and effort into it, comes in early, gets all his work in and he is hungry. There are a few specific things we found, minor little things we're working on, that make his program a little bit unique to everybody else's. Nothing major."

Brian Tyms
The Patriots re-signed receiver Brian Tyms after declining to tender him as a restricted free agent, according to the NFL transaction wire. Tyms, 26, played in 11 games last year, catching five passes for 82 yards and a touchdown.
Bryan Stork
Patriots center Bryan Stork is dealing with an MCL injury in his knee, but is expected to start the Super Bowl on Sunday against the Seahawks, sources told the NFL Network.

Stork suffered the injury during the divisional playoff game against the Ravens. He was recently upgraded from questionable to probable.

The Patriots were favored by one-point, but the line has moved to pick'em.

Rob Ninkovich
The Patriots listed 18 players on its final injury report for Week 17 against Buffalo. Quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) was the only player on the report listed as probable, while running back Jonas Gray (ankle) and cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring) were ruled out. The rest were deemed questionable.

The others include long snapper Danny Aiken (finger), cornerback Kyle Arrington (hamstring), running back LeGarrette Blount (shoulder), cornerback Brandon Browner (groin), linebacker Jamie Collins, offensive lineman Dan Connolly (knee), wide receiver Julian Edelman (thigh, concussion), offensive lineman Cameron Fleming (ankle), linebacker Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), defensive end Chandler Jones (hip), wide receiver Brandon LaFell (shoulder), defensive end Rob Ninkovich (heel), running back Shane Vereen (ankle), offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer and linebacker Chris White (ankle).

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