New England Patriots

Stadium: Gillette Stadium | Coach: Bill Belichick
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense7th129.1 (10th)255.4 (8th)
Defense22nd134.1 (25th)239.0 (18th)
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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
97Armstead, Armond DE6-52988/3/19901USC
25Arrington, Kyle CB5-101908/12/19866Hofstra
64Barker, Chris G6-23108/3/19902Nevada
58Beauharnais, Steve ILB6-12405/2/19902Rutgers
92Bequette, Jake DE6-52652/21/19893Arkansas
38Bolden, Brandon RB5-112201/26/19903Mississippi
82Boyce, Josh WR5-112055/6/19912Texas Christian
12Brady, Tom QB6-42258/3/197715Michigan
39Browner, Brandon DB6-42218/2/19844Oregon State
99Buchanan, Michael DE6-52551/24/19912Illinois
61Cannon, Marcus T6-53355/6/19884Texas Christian
96Carter, Andre (FA) DE6-42605/12/197913California
68Cave, Braxston C6-33057/29/19891Notre Dame
23Chung, Patrick DB5-112108/19/19876Oregon
10Collie, Austin (FA) WR6-020411/11/19856Brigham Young
91Collins, Jamie OLB6-325010/20/19892Southern Mississippi
63Connolly, Dan G6-43059/2/19829Southeast Missouri State
53Davis, Ja'Gared LB6-12359/11/19901Southern Methodist
36Davis, Kanorris DB5-102031/21/19901Troy
37Dennard, Alfonzo CB5-102009/9/19893Nebraska
46Develin, James FB6-32517/23/19882Brown
69Devey, Jordan T6-63001/11/19881Memphis
17Dobson, Aaron WR6-32007/23/19912Marshall
13Dunn, Reggie WR5-91781/5/19891Utah
43Ebner, Nate DB6-021012/14/19883Ohio State
11Edelman, Julian WR5-101985/22/19866Kent State
98Forston, Marcus DT6-33059/28/19892Miami (Fla.)
3Gostkowski, Stephen K6-12151/28/19849Memphis
32Gray, Jonas RB5-92306/27/19901Notre Dame
41Green, Justin DB5-111952/26/19911Illinois
28Gregory, Steve (FA) SS5-112001/8/19839Syracuse
87Gronkowski, Rob TE6-62655/14/19895Arizona
30Harmon, Duron SS6-02051/24/19912Rutgers
13Harrison, Mark WR6-323512/11/19901Rutgers
54Hightower, Dont'a OLB6-32703/12/19903Alabama
47Hoomanawanui, Michael TE6-42607/4/19885Illinois
44Hughlett, Charley LS6-42515/16/1990RCentral Florida
94Jones, Chris DT6-13097/12/19902Bowling Green State
95Jones, Chandler DE6-52652/27/19903Syracuse
93Kelly, Tommy DT6-631012/27/198011Mississippi State
67Kline, Josh G6-331012/29/19892Kent State
11LaFell, Brandon WR6-221011/4/19865Louisiana State
15Mallett, Ryan QB6-62456/5/19884Arkansas
70Mankins, Logan G6-43083/10/198210Fresno State
71Mattes, R.J. T6-63134/29/19901North Carolina State
51Mayo, Jerod OLB6-12502/23/19867Tennessee
32McCourty, Devin FS5-101958/13/19875Rutgers
50Ninkovich, Rob DE6-22602/1/19849Purdue
24Revis, Darrelle DB5-111987/14/19858Pittsburgh
22Ridley, Stevan RB5-112201/27/19894Louisiana State
26Ryan, Logan CB5-111952/9/19912Rutgers
71Siliga, Sealver DT6-23254/26/19902Utah
18Slater, Matthew WR6-02109/9/19857UCLA
77Solder, Nate T6-83204/12/19884Colorado
90Sopoaga, Isaac (FA) NT6-23309/4/198111Hawaii
74Svitek, Will (FA) T6-63101/8/19829Stanford
85Thompkins, Kenbrell WR6-11957/29/19882Cincinnati
72Vellano, Joe DT6-130010/30/19882Maryland
34Vereen, Shane RB5-102055/2/19894California
76Vollmer, Sebastian T6-83207/10/19846Houston
62Wendell, Ryan C6-23003/4/19866Fresno State
59White, Chris LB6-32381/15/19894Mississippi State
75Wilfork, Vince DT6-232511/4/198111Miami (Fla.)
45Williams, D.J. (FA) TE6-22459/10/19884Arkansas
24Wilson, Adrian (FA) SS6-323010/12/197914North Carolina State
27Wilson, Tavon SS6-02153/19/19903Illinois
66Zusevics, Markus (FA) T6-53004/25/19893Iowa
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
New England6-5313.46-3292.525.62236
 
 
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Position Listing
Dan Connolly
News
Patriots offensive lineman Marcus Cannon (shoulder), offensive lineman Dan Connolly (concussion), tight end Michael Hoomanawanui (knee), wide receiver Matthew Slater (wrist), defensive back Kyle Arrington (groin) and offensive lineman Nate Solder (back) are active for Week 7 at the Jets after appearing on Friday's injury.
Ryan Wendell
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Center Ryan Wendell, who's started every game the past two seasons, re-signed with the Patriots on a two-year deal worth up to $6.85 million.
Nate Solder
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Patriots tackle Nate Solder has cleared concussion protocol and will suit up Sunday against Buffalo. He had been deemed questionable.
Dont'a Hightower
News
All six Patriots who were listed as probable for the AFC Championship Game will face the Broncos. Receiver Danny Amendola (groin) and running back Shane Vereen (groin) head the list and are joined by cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (knee/shoulder), guard Logan Mankins (ankle) and linebackers Dane Fletcher (groin) and Dont'a Hightower (ankle).
Stephen Gostkowski
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Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski converted his only field-goal try, a 47-yarder, in the AFC title game loss at Denver. He added a PAT for a four-point outing.

Having gone 38 of 41 on field goals in the regular season, Gostkowski will enter the final year of his contract in 2014. He's scheduled to earn $2.9 million.

Chris Barker
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The Patriots listed receiver Kenbrell Thompkins (hip/concussion), guard Chris Barker, linebacker Steve Beauharnais, defensive end Jake Bequette, defensive back Justin Green, defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga and tight end D.J. Williams as inactive for the AFC Championship Game at Denver.
Chris White
News
Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington (groin), cornerback Marquice Cole (shin), safety Steve Gregory (finger), cornerback Aqib Talib (hip), linebacker Chris White (back), wide receiver Matthew Slater (wrist) and linebacker Brandon Spikes (knee) were all cleared to play Week 13 at Houston.
Rob Gronkowski
News
The Patriots have to make some decisions at receiver this offseason, reports the Boston Herald

The first is deciding to pay free agent Julian Edelman. The report says Edelman might want a contract similar to what Danny Amendola got last season (five years and a max value of $31 million). But the Patriots will probably offer Edelman something similar to their offer to Wes Welker (two years, $10 million). Based on that, the report expects Edelman to chase the money elsewhere.

Amendola is safe this offseason despite a down year, but he could be released after the 2014 season if he struggles again. The team hopes the three second-year receivers of Aaron Dobson, Kenbrell Thompkins and Josh Boyce continue to develop, and getting Rob Gronkowski (ACL) back at 100 percent is vital.

The Patriots also could look at receivers in free agency, especially if Edelman leaves, and they could be in play for Eric Decker, Jeremy Maclin or Hakeem Nicks. Or if Edelman returns, the Patriots could still add someone like Brandon LaFell, Nate Burleson, Riley Cooper or Kenny Britt.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for start of training camp
Ryan Mallett
News
The Texans have "real" interest in trading for Patriots quarterback Ryan Mallett, reports MassLive.com. New Houston coach Bill O'Brien is familiar with Mallett from his time as Pats offensive coordinator.

Mallett is entering the final year of his rookie deal.

Sealver Siliga
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A pair of rookie defensive linemen mad an impact for the Patriots in Week 15, in a 24-20 loss to the Dolphins. Joe Vellano and Sealver Siliga each picked up a sack in the game; Vellano's was the second of his career, while Siliga's was his first.
Alfonzo Dennard
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Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard was released after spending 35 days in a Nebraska jail, reports the Boston Herald. Dennard was on probation for a 2012 assault on a police officer when he was arrested for DUI last summer.

Dennard was sentenced to 60 days, with Friday marking the first day he was eligible for release, the report said.

Stevan Ridley
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Patriots running back Stevan Ridley took a backseat to LeGarrette Blount but still managed to post his first career multi-touchdown performance in the postseason Saturday night against the Colts.

Ridley punched it in from 3 yards out and ran for the 2-point conversion in the third quarter to give New England a two-touchdown advantage. He then scored again on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter. He finished with 14 carries for 52 yards (3.7 yards per carry) and two touchdowns in a 43-22 victory. He was not targeted in the passing game.
Nate Ebner
News
The Patriots injury report for Week 5 against the Bengals didn't feature all bad news, despite 14 players being listed. Defensive back Nate Ebner (ankle) was removed from the report altogether, while Kyle Arrington (groin) found himself listed as probable for Sunday's game after getting through a full practice Friday. 
Ja'Gared Davis
News
Patriots linebacker Ja'Gared Davis has been promoted to the 53 man roster.

Davis has been on and off the team's practice squad throughout the season. The team signed wide receiver Reggie Dunn to take his spot on the practice squad.

Charley Hughlett
News
The Patriots signed long snapper Charley Hughlett, a 2012 product of Central Florida who was formerly with the Cowboys.
Jordan Devey
News
The Patriots signed offensive linemen Braxston Cave and R.J. Mattes, tackle Jordan Devey, wideouts Reggie Dunn and Greg Orton, running back Sam McGuffie and linebacker Taylor Reed to reserve/futures contracts. All seven players ended the season on New England's practice squad.
Josh Boyce
News
The Patriots have to make some decisions at receiver this offseason, reports the Boston Herald

The first is deciding to pay free agent Julian Edelman. The report says Edelman might want a contract similar to what Danny Amendola got last season (five years and a max value of $31 million). But the Patriots will probably offer Edelman something similar to their offer to Wes Welker (two years, $10 million). Based on that, the report expects Edelman to chase the money elsewhere.

Amendola is safe this offseason despite a down year, but he could be released after the 2014 season if he struggles again. The team hopes the three second-year receivers of Aaron Dobson, Kenbrell Thompkins and Josh Boyce continue to develop, and getting Rob Gronkowski (ACL) back at 100 percent is vital.

The Patriots also could look at receivers in free agency, especially if Edelman leaves, and they could be in play for Eric Decker, Jeremy Maclin or Hakeem Nicks. Or if Edelman returns, the Patriots could still add someone like Brandon LaFell, Nate Burleson, Riley Cooper or Kenny Britt.

Devin McCourty
News
Patriots safety Devin McCourty is a strong candidate for an extension this offseason, but he said it's not on his mind, reports the Boston Herald. McCourty has one year left on his rookie deal.

"I don’t even think about it," McCourty told the paper. "Just go out and play football, and I truly believe the rest will just take care of itself."

Julian Edelman
News
Patriots coach Bill Belichick said at the NFL owners meetings Tuesday that he's happy to have receiver Julian Edelman back in New England this season.

"I'm glad we were able to work things out with Julian," Belichick said. "It's been an on-going process, glad it was resolved, good player who is versatile, does a lot of different things for us, works hard. He's tough, and he's developed all the way through our system. He came in not as a receiver, not as a punt returner, he’s developed into being pretty good at both those things, so glad to be able to keep him."

Brandon Bolden
News
The Patriots got several offensive contributions in their win over Baltimore. Among them, running back Brandon Bolden caught two passes for 16 yards and had a 6-yard run. Wideout Aaron Dobson hauled in one of four targets for 21 yards.

Tight end Michael Hoomanawanui added a 9-yard reception. They'll all face the Bills in Week 17. 

Kenbrell Thompkins
News
The Patriots have to make some decisions at receiver this offseason, reports the Boston Herald

The first is deciding to pay free agent Julian Edelman. The report says Edelman might want a contract similar to what Danny Amendola got last season (five years and a max value of $31 million). But the Patriots will probably offer Edelman something similar to their offer to Wes Welker (two years, $10 million). Based on that, the report expects Edelman to chase the money elsewhere.

Amendola is safe this offseason despite a down year, but he could be released after the 2014 season if he struggles again. The team hopes the three second-year receivers of Aaron Dobson, Kenbrell Thompkins and Josh Boyce continue to develop, and getting Rob Gronkowski (ACL) back at 100 percent is vital.

The Patriots also could look at receivers in free agency, especially if Edelman leaves, and they could be in play for Eric Decker, Jeremy Maclin or Hakeem Nicks. Or if Edelman returns, the Patriots could still add someone like Brandon LaFell, Nate Burleson, Riley Cooper or Kenny Britt.

Mark Harrison
News
The Patriots put receiver Mark Harrison on the reserve/PUP list with a foot injury.
Markus Zusevics
News
The Patriots released offensive lineman Markus Zusevics, who spent last season on injured reserve.
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.
Logan Mankins
News
All six Patriots who were listed as probable for the AFC Championship Game will face the Broncos. Receiver Danny Amendola (groin) and running back Shane Vereen (groin) head the list and are joined by cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (knee/shoulder), guard Logan Mankins (ankle) and linebackers Dane Fletcher (groin) and Dont'a Hightower (ankle).
Steve Gregory
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The Patriots are expected to release safety Steve Gregory on Friday, reports the Boston Globe. His agent, David Canter, announced the move via Twitter.

Gregory, who started 23 games for the Patriots the last two seasons, is a salary-cap victim. His cap number increased to $3.683 million for 2014 based on play-time markers, but the Patriots save $2.85 million of that by cutting him before next season, the final year of his deal.

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.
R.J. Mattes
News
The Patriots signed offensive linemen Braxston Cave and R.J. Mattes, tackle Jordan Devey, wideouts Reggie Dunn and Greg Orton, running back Sam McGuffie and linebacker Taylor Reed to reserve/futures contracts. All seven players ended the season on New England's practice squad.
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 NFL unveiled the Pro Bowl rosters for 2014Friday, and they come with a twist; for the first time, selections were made without regard for conference. The teams will be chosen via televised draft Jan. 22.

The special teams selections are as follows:

Punter: Brandon Fields, Dolphins; Johnny Hekker, Rams.

Placekicker: Matt Prater, Broncos; Justin Tucker, Ravens.

Punt returner: Antonio Brown, Steelers; Dexter McCluster, Chiefs.

Special teamer: Justin Bethel, Cardinals; Matthew Slater, Patriots.

Chris Jones
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Patriots defensive lineman Chris Jones had another productive game in Week 8 against the Dolphins, as the rookie continues to step up in Vince Wilfork's absence. Jones had seven tackles -- three solo -- and a sack in a 27-17 win.

Jones now has 4.5 sacks on the season, to go with 25 tackles.

Justin Green
News
The Patriots listed receiver Kenbrell Thompkins (hip/concussion), guard Chris Barker, linebacker Steve Beauharnais, defensive end Jake Bequette, defensive back Justin Green, defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga and tight end D.J. Williams as inactive for the AFC Championship Game at Denver.
Will Svitek
News
Nine Patriots are listed as probable for the Sunday clash against visiting Indianapolis.

The offensive players on that list are wide receiver Danny Amendola (groin), quarterback Tom Brady (shoulder), running back Shane Vereen (groin) and offensive linemen Logan Mankins and Will Svitek, both with ankle injuries.

The defensive probables are cornerback Kyle Arrington (groin), linebacker Dane Fletcher (groin), safeties Devin McCourty (concussion) and Steve Gregory (finger/knee).

Adrian Wilson
News
The Patriots released safety Adrian Wilson, who spent last year on injured reserve with a torn Achilles.
Darrelle Revis
News
New Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis has intensified his training and doesn't need any maintenance on the knee he injured in the 2012 season. Revis tore his ACL with the Jets, rehabbed it and was traded to the Buccaneers for the 2013 season and then got released this spring and signed with New England. 

"To see the determination that he has, he's unbelievable," trainer Brett Fischer told the Boston Herald. "The fun thing for me is we're starting with a person who played this year with basically no injury, so we can take him to the next level. I think fans in New England are going to see a guy who is even better than in the past because he has rehabilitated himself from the ACL. ... It's a non-factor. He's back to looking great."

Revis had two interceptions and 11 passes defensed with the Bucs last season. 

D.J. Williams
News
The Patriots listed receiver Kenbrell Thompkins (hip/concussion), guard Chris Barker, linebacker Steve Beauharnais, defensive end Jake Bequette, defensive back Justin Green, defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga and tight end D.J. Williams as inactive for the AFC Championship Game at Denver.
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.

Armond Armstead
News
Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Monday it looks "less likely" defensive lineman Armond Armstead, who has been on the NFI list all season, will begin practicing Week 11, which is the deadline for Armstead to begin practicing or be ruled out for the season.
Ryan Allen
News
Patriots punter Ryan Allen, who was questionable with a shoulder injury, is active for the AFC Championship Game at Denver.
Josh Kline
News
The New England Patriots have signed offensive lineman Josh Kline to the active 53-man roster Saturday after placing Tommy Kelly on injured reserve, the team's official site reports. 
Michael Hoomanawanui
News
The Patriots made it official, signing tight end Michael Hoomanawanui to a two-year contract. Terms were not released. Hoomanawanui made 12 catches for 136 yards and a touchdown last year.
Michael Buchanan
News
The Patriots inactive list for Week 15 against the Dolphins does not feature much in the way of surprises. Among the seven players not in uniform Sunday, only Kenbrell Thompkins and Aaron Dobson were on the injury report, and both had been ruled out the day before.

The remainder of the inactives are healthy scratches: offensive lineman Chris Barker; tight end D.J. Williams ; defensive end Jake Bequette and Michael Buchanan; and linebacker Steve Beauharnais

Austin Collie
News
Patriots receiver Austin Collie was heavily involved in the AFC Championship Game, catching four passes for 57 yards. He was targeted six times, third-most on the team.

This was easily Collie's biggest performance this season. It was good timing considering Collie, 28, is entering free agency.

Braxston Cave
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The Patriots signed offensive linemen Braxston Cave and R.J. Mattes, tackle Jordan Devey, wideouts Reggie Dunn and Greg Orton, running back Sam McGuffie and linebacker Taylor Reed to reserve/futures contracts. All seven players ended the season on New England's practice squad.
Joe Vellano
News
A pair of rookie defensive linemen mad an impact for the Patriots in Week 15, in a 24-20 loss to the Dolphins. Joe Vellano and Sealver Siliga each picked up a sack in the game; Vellano's was the second of his career, while Siliga's was his first.
Jamie Collins
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After trading out of the first round on Thursday night, the Patriots used their first of two picks in the second round to select Southern Mississippi linebacker Jamie Collins. Collins, 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds, was productive during his four-year career with the Golden Eagles, and he capped it off with a terrific senior season. He posted 92 tackles, 10 sacks and five pass break ups in 2012.
Shane Vereen
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Patriots running back Shane Vereen ran four times for 34 yards and caught five passes for 59 yards in the AFC Championship Game loss at Denver. Vereen was targeted eight times, second-most on the team.

Vereen, however, was unable to score on a 2-point conversion run in the fourth quarter that would have pulled New England within eight points. Turning 25 in March, Vereen is signed for 2014 at $847,000.

Steve Beauharnais
News
The Patriots listed receiver Kenbrell Thompkins (hip/concussion), guard Chris Barker, linebacker Steve Beauharnais, defensive end Jake Bequette, defensive back Justin Green, defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga and tight end D.J. Williams as inactive for the AFC Championship Game at Denver.
Chandler Jones
News
Patriots defensive lineman Chandler Jones found the end zone for the first time in his career during Sunday's win over the Ravens in Week 16.

Jones recovered a botched snap in the end zone for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter. He finished the game with five total tackles (four solo) in a 41-7 victory.
Brandon LaFell
News
Receiver Brandon LaFell's three-year, $9 million contract with the Patriots includes a $3 million signing bonus, reports the Boston Herald. The large signing bonus makes LaFell a lock to make the roster, and he should compete for a starting job.
Marcus Cannon
News
Patriots tackle Marcus Cannon has been given the green light for action Sunday against Buffalo despite an ankle issue that had him deemed probable.
Andre Carter
News
The Patriots are not expected to re-sign defensive end Andre Carter, reports NESN.com. Carter, 34, had two sacks and two passes defensed in nine games after signing with New England last October.
James Develin
News
The Patriots received minor contributions from several role players during Sunday's playoff win over the Colts.

Austin Collie and Michael Hoomanawanui each had one reception. Collie finished with 15 yards on one target while Hoomanawanui finished with 6 yards on one target. In the ground game, James Develin had one carry for no gain in a 43-22 win.
Vince Wilfork
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The Patriots and defensive tackle Vince Wilfork agreed on a new three-year contract worth $22.5 million, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. Wilfork, who earlier cleaned out his locker in anger, tweeted he's closer to achieving his goal of retiring as a Patriot.

Wilfork was entering the final year of his deal and was upset the team asked him to rework the contract.

Injury
Achilles' - Questionable for start of training camp
Isaac Sopoaga
News
The Patriots released nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga, clearing $2.5 million in cap room, reports ESPNBoston.com.
Tavon Wilson
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Patriots defensive backs Tavon Wilson capped off a 41-7 victory over the Ravens in Week 16 with a late-game touchdown -- the first of his career.

Wilson picked off backup Tyrod Taylor and took it back 74 yards for a touchdown. He finished the game with one total tackle and one pass defended in a 41-7 victory.
Brandon Browner
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Cornerback Brandon Browner signed a three-year deal with the Patriots on Friday, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson.

Browner is set to serve a four-game suspension to start the season. He played just eight games last season with the Seahawks due to the suspension. He finished with 19 tackles and one interception, and has 10 interceptions in 36 career games. 

Jonas Gray
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The Patriots signed running back Jonas Gray to a reserve/futures contract, reports the National Football Post.
Tom Brady
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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was 22 of 75 last season on throws that traveled at least 20 yards, a horrific 29 percent. But MassLive.com claims Brady's receivers often let him down.

The website blames "receiver error" for 20 of those 53 misses, citing eight drops, seven wrong routes and "five other miscellaneous incidents that appeared to be the fault of the receiver." Wipe out those mistakes, the report said, and Brady's accuracy rate on deep throws climbs to a more respectable 40 percent.

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
News
The Patriots placed tackle Sebastian Vollmer on injured reserve Tuesday. Vollmer reportedly underwent surgery Monday to repair a broken bone in his right leg, which he sustained Sunday against the Dolphins.
Danny Amendola
News
On Tuesday, $2 million of Danny Amendola's $3 million base salary became guaranteed, reports the Boston Globe. That means the Patriots receiver "likely stays" with the team after disappointing in 2013 with 54 catches for 633 yards and two touchdowns.
Jake Bequette
News
The Patriots listed receiver Kenbrell Thompkins (hip/concussion), guard Chris Barker, linebacker Steve Beauharnais, defensive end Jake Bequette, defensive back Justin Green, defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga and tight end D.J. Williams as inactive for the AFC Championship Game at Denver.
Marcus Forston
News
Patriots defensive tackle Marcus Forston has signed a futures contract with the club.

Forston spent a good part of the year on the team's practice squad, but did get promoted for a couple games. He registered three total tackles in three games.

Jerod Mayo
News
Two key Patriots who finished last season on injured reserve, defensive tackle Vince Wilfork and linebacker Jerod Mayo, are expected to be ready for training camp, reports ESPN.com. Wilfork is coming back from a torn Achilles' tendon, Mayo from a torn pectoral muscle.
Injury
Pectoral - Probable for start of training camp
Aaron Dobson
News
Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson underwent surgery on Monday to repair a stress fracture in his foot, according to the Boston Globe. It seems unlikely he'll be cleared in time for the start of the offseason program on April 21.

Dobson had 37 catches for 519 yards and four touchdowns in 2013.

Kanorris Davis
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The Patriots promoted defensive backs Kanorris Davis and Justin Green from the practice squad to fill two open spots on the active roster Saturday, according to ESPN.com.  
Tommy Kelly
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Patriots defensive tackles Tommy Kelly and Isaac Sopoaga are candidates for restructured contracts or outright release, reports the Boston Globe. Kelly counts $2.6 million against the cap this year, Sopoaga $3.5 million.
Reggie Dunn
News
The Patriots signed offensive linemen Braxston Cave and R.J. Mattes, tackle Jordan Devey, wideouts Reggie Dunn and Greg Orton, running back Sam McGuffie and linebacker Taylor Reed to reserve/futures contracts. All seven players ended the season on New England's practice squad.
Rob Ninkovich
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Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich, who had eight sacks last season, could have a bigger year thanks to the additions of cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner. If the secondary covers receivers longer, Ninkovich can get to the quarterback more often.

"I’m happy to have some of the new guys coming in, and we’ve got the best corner in the league coming in, so that’s always a good thing for a defensive end like myself," Ninkovich told the Boston Herald. "Just give me a little more time, I’ll be happy to use that."

 
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