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New England Patriots

Stadium: Gillette Stadium | Coach: Bill Belichick
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense26th119.5 (15th)184.0 (27th)
Defense4th122.5 (20th)166.0 (3rd)
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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
38Bolden, Brandon RB5-112201/26/19903Mississippi
12Brady, Tom QB6-42258/3/197715Michigan
99Buchanan, Michael DE6-62551/24/19912Illinois
21Butler, Malcolm DB5-111903/2/1990RWest Alabama
61Cannon, Marcus G6-53355/6/19884Texas Christian
23Chung, Patrick SS5-112108/19/19876Oregon
91Collins, Jamie OLB6-325010/20/19892Southern Mississippi
63Connolly, Dan C6-43059/2/19829Southeast 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 DT6-22904/28/1992RFlorida
43Ebner, Nate DB6-021012/14/19883Ohio State
11Edelman, Julian WR5-102005/22/19866Kent State
71Fleming, Cameron T6-63259/3/1992RStanford
10Garoppolo, Jimmy QB6-222511/2/1991REastern Illinois
3Gostkowski, Stephen K6-12151/28/19849Memphis
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
51Mayo, Jerod MLB6-12502/23/19867Tennessee
32McCourty, Devin FS5-101958/13/19875Rutgers
90Moore, Zach DE6-62759/5/1990RConcordia (St. Paul, Minn)
50Ninkovich, Rob DE6-22602/1/19849Purdue
24Revis, Darrelle CB5-111987/14/19858Pittsburgh
22Ridley, Stevan RB5-112201/27/19894Louisiana State
26Ryan, Logan CB5-111952/9/19912Rutgers
96Siliga, Sealver DT6-23254/26/19903Utah
55Skinner, Deontae LB6-225012/18/1990RMississippi State
18Slater, Matthew WR6-02109/9/19857UCLA
77Solder, Nate T6-83204/12/19884Colorado
66Stork, Bryan C6-431011/15/1990RFlorida State
85Thompkins, Kenbrell WR6-11957/29/19882Cincinnati
72Vellano, Joe DT6-230010/30/19882Maryland
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
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
31Gaffney, Tyler (IR) RB6-02204/20/1991RStanford
45Gordon, Cameron (IR) LB6-32406/5/1991RMichigan
52Morris, James (IR) LB6-224011/20/1991RIowa
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
35Gray, Jonas RB5-102256/27/19901Notre Dame
69Hauptmann, Caylin T6-33007/10/19912Florida International
72Martin, Chris T6-53051/4/1990RCentral Florida
93Schwenke, Kona DT6-42975/11/1992RNotre Dame
35Swanson, Dax DB5-111913/21/19912Sam Houston State
Suspended Players
39Browner, Brandon CB6-42218/2/19845Oregon State
84Tyms, Brian WR6-32042/21/19892Florida A&M
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
New England6-5316.76-3289.325.62237
 
 
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Position Listing
Dan Connolly
News
Patriots defensive lineman Michael Buchanan (ankle), who was listed as questionable Friday, and offensive lineman Dan Connolly (knee) and defensive lineman Sealver Siliga (hand), who were listed as probable, are all active for Week 3 against Oakland.
Don Jones
News
The Patriots' list of inactives for Week 3 against Oakland includes defensive back Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder), defensive back Don Jones (hamstring), offensive lineman Ryan Wendell (knee), defensive lineman Zach Moore, wide receiver Aaron Dobson, offensive lineman Josh Kline and running back James White. Moore, Dobson, Kline and White are all healthy scratches.
Injury
Hamstring - Missed Week 3 vs. Oakland
Ryan Wendell
News
The Patriots' list of inactives for Week 3 against Oakland includes defensive back Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder), defensive back Don Jones (hamstring), offensive lineman Ryan Wendell (knee), defensive lineman Zach Moore, wide receiver Aaron Dobson, offensive lineman Josh Kline and running back James White. Moore, Dobson, Kline and White are all healthy scratches.
Nate Solder
News
The Patriots have picked up the fifth-year option on tackle Nate Solder's contract, according to a report by CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora Wednesday. Solder has started 44 of his 47 games through three seasons, while missing just one game.  
Dont'a Hightower
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.
Zach Moore
News
The Patriots' list of inactives for Week 3 against Oakland includes defensive back Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder), defensive back Don Jones (hamstring), offensive lineman Ryan Wendell (knee), defensive lineman Zach Moore, wide receiver Aaron Dobson, offensive lineman Josh Kline and running back James White. Moore, Dobson, Kline and White are all healthy scratches.
Chris Martin
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.
Stephen Gostkowski
News
Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski was 3 for 3 on field goals for the second straight game Week 3 against Oakland. He hit a 21-yarder in the second quarter, a 20-yarder in the fourth and a 36-yarder in the fourth. He also had an extra point. He has made at least two field goals in each of his three games this season.

The Patriots visit the Chiefs in Week 4.

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 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.
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
After being held out of the end zone on a quiet day for quarterback Tom Brady Week 2 at Minnesota, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski scored on a 6-yards pass late in the second quarter Week 2 against Oakland. He was again light on yardage, picking up 44 on three catches to give him an average of 38.7 through three games, but he tied running back Shane Vereen in targets with six, good for third-most on the team.

Another one of those targets came in the end zone early in the fourth quarter when a 2-yard pass deflected off a defender and into Gronkowski's hands, but the tight end couldn't haul it in, keeping him from scoring his second touchdown of the game.

Gronkowski, who is still working his way back from surgery to repair a torn ACL, played more than 50 percent of the team's snaps for the first time this season, according to the Boston Herald. He will look to find the end zone again Week 4 at Kansas City, a team that struggled against the pass in its first two games.

Sealver Siliga
News
Patriots defensive lineman Sealver Siliga injured his foot in the first quarter Week 3 against Oakland and didn't return. He came into the game with a hand injury.

Siliga had one solo tackle before leaving.

Injury
Foot - Left Week 3 vs. Oakland
Alfonzo Dennard
News
The Patriots' list of inactives for Week 3 against Oakland includes defensive back Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder), defensive back Don Jones (hamstring), offensive lineman Ryan Wendell (knee), defensive lineman Zach Moore, wide receiver Aaron Dobson, offensive lineman Josh Kline and running back James White. Moore, Dobson, Kline and White are all healthy scratches.
Injury
Shoulder - Missed Week 3 vs. Oakland
Stevan Ridley
News
Coming off a 100-yard, touchdown-scoring performance at Minnesota last time out, running back Stevan Ridley was clearly the Patriots' preferred rusher Week 3 against Oakland, getting more than twice as many carries as the second-leading rusher, Shane Vereen. But with those 19 carries, he could muster only 54 yards against a Raiders defense that allowed 138 to the Texans' Arian Foster in Week 2 and 102 to the Jets' Chris Ivory in Week 1.

Ridley's best chance to score came late in the second quarter, when he was stopped for just a 1-yard gain at the 2-yard line. It was his only carry from inside the 5. With the Patriots compelled to throw the ball in an unexpectedly tight game, Ridley got only seven of his 19 carries in the second half.

Ridley did catch a 7-yard pass, but Vereen was, as usual, the bigger pass-catcher out of the backfield, hauling in four for 17. Ridley will look to get back in the end zone Week 4 at Kansas City.

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. 
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 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.
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 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 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
Even though the Patriots offense wasn't clicking Week 3 against Oakland, putting up just 16 points, wide receiver Julian Edelman continued to pile up the receptions, hauling in a season-high 10 for 84 yards. Brandon LaFell and Shane Vereen tied for second-most on the Patriots with four. Edelman's 13 targets also led the team.

Of course, Edelman wasn't able to get many yards after the catch, which is part of the reason why he had so many receptions. His longest was only 15 yards. Still, with quarterback Tom Brady relying on short, high-percentage passes while the offense tries to find its rhythm, Edelman has proven to be the go-to guy.

He'll look to keep it going Week 4 at Kansas City, a team that struggled against the pass in its first two games.

Brandon Bolden
News
Patriots running back Brandon Bolden ran twice for 4 yards Week 3 against Oakland. Tight end Timothy Wright caught the only pass thrown his way for 20 yards.

The two will continue to play just a supporting role Week 4 at Kansas City.

Kenbrell Thompkins
News
Patriots wide receivers Kenbrell Thompkins and Danny Amendola each got just one target Week 3 against Oakland, and the only one to do anything with his was Thompkins, who caught a 16-yard pass.

Thompkins had five catches in Week 1, and Amendola had three. The two have combined for just one since then. 

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
Patriots receiver Aaron Dobson will start training camp on the PUP list as he continues to rehab from March foot surgery. Also on the list are defensive tackle Tommy Kelly (knee), cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder), special teams standout Matthew Slater and receiver Jeremy Gallon.

In addition, first-round defensive lineman Dominique Easley will start camp on the Non-Football Injury list as he recovers from the torn ACL he suffered at Florida last season. Joining him on that list are running back Roy Finch, linebacker Deontae Skinner and offensive tackle Chris Martin.

Deontae Skinner
News
The Patriots signed linebacker Deontae Skinner off the practice squad Saturday and waived linebacker Darius Fleming in a corresponding move, ESPN reports.
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.
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
The Patriots DST delivered on a blocked field goal when Chandler Jones returned the ball 58 yards for a touchdown and added four interceptions of quarterback Matt Cassel (including one from Darrelle Revis) and six sacks with a forced fumble. The Patriots held the Vikings to just 7 points and 217 net yards. 

We could see another great performance from this unit in Week 3 when the Raiders head to Foxboro. 

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
The Patriots have signed seven of their nine draft picks. Under contract are Florida State center Bryan Stork, Florida guard Jon Halapio, Georgia Tech cornerback Jemea Thomas, Stanford offensive tackle Cameron Fleming, Wisconsin running back James White, Concordia defensive end Zach Moore and Michigan receiver Jeremy Gallon.

First-round pick Dominique Easley, a defensive tackle out of Florida, and second-round pick Jimmy Garoppolo, a quarterback from Eastern Illinois, remain unsigned.

Josh Kline
News
The Patriots' list of inactives for Week 3 against Oakland includes defensive back Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder), defensive back Don Jones (hamstring), offensive lineman Ryan Wendell (knee), defensive lineman Zach Moore, wide receiver Aaron Dobson, offensive lineman Josh Kline and running back James White. Moore, Dobson, Kline and White are all healthy scratches.
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
No Updates
Michael Buchanan
News
Patriots defensive lineman Michael Buchanan (ankle), who was listed as questionable Friday, and offensive lineman Dan Connolly (knee) and defensive lineman Sealver Siliga (hand), who were listed as probable, are all active for Week 3 against Oakland.
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
News
Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins, who was limited in practice all week by a thigh injury, is active for Week 3 against the Raiders. He was listed as questionable on Friday's injury report.

Collins' missed Week 2 at Minnesota with the injury.

Shane Vereen
News
After going without a catch Week 2 at Minnesota, Patriots running back Shane Vereen came back with four Week 3 against Oakland. Unfortunately, he picked up just 17 yards on those four catches.

His six targets did tie him with tight end Rob Gronkowski for third-most on the team, however, and he also had seven carries for 20 yards. Wide receiver Julian Edelman remained quarterback Tom Brady's preferred target underneath or otherwise, catching 10 passes for 84 yards.

Vereen will look to solidify his role on offense Week 4 at Kansas City.

Timothy Wright
News
Patriots running back Brandon Bolden ran twice for 4 yards Week 3 against Oakland. Tight end Timothy Wright caught the only pass thrown his way for 20 yards.

The two will continue to play just a supporting role Week 4 at Kansas City.

Chandler Jones
News
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.

Brandon LaFell
News
Patriots wide receiver Brandon LaFell, who was shut out in each of his first two games with his new team, finally made an impact Week 3 against Oakland. He caught four passes for 46 yards and was second on the team with eight targets.

LaFell also had six targets in Week 1, though he failed to connect with quarterback Tom Brady then. He'll look to build off this performance Week 4 at Kansas City.

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.
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.
Caylin Hauptmann
News
The Seattle Seahawks waived the following players Saturday: QB Terrelle Pryor, OT Eric Winston, CB Phillip Adams, DE Benson Mayowa, TE Rashaun Allen, CB Akeem Auguste, RB Demitrius Bronson, WR Arceto Clark, QB B.J. Daniels, OL Caylin Hauptmann, OL Nate Isles, OL Patrick Lewis, WR Chris Matthews, S Terrance Parks, TE Morrell Presley, DT Andru Pulu, FB Kiero Small, DT Jimmy Staten, S Steven Terrell, LB Korey Toomer, WR Bryan Walters and RB Spencer Ware.
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
New Patriots cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner are meshing well with the team's defensive backs, safety Devin McCourty told the Boston Herald. "It seems those two guys are going to fit right in very well," he said.

"Revis and Browner coming in there, we’re excited just because we know what they’re able to do. I think our focus now is being able to put it together as a unit, so right now, we’re just working out. We’re just getting to know each other, hanging out, cracking jokes in the locker room. I think this is one of the more fun times of the season when you’re just getting better as a unit."
Jimmy Garoppolo
News
Patriots rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is still adjusting to his new status as Tom Brady's backup. It was clear Garoppolo won the job after New England traded Ryan Mallett to Houston.

"It hasn't really sunk in," Garoppolo, a second-round pick, told ESPN.com.

"I feel confident, but I have a long way to go still. I'm still a rookie, still have a lot to learn, the whole playbook, defenses, everything."

Jonas Gray
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.
Kona Schwenke
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.
James White
News
The Patriots' list of inactives for Week 3 against Oakland includes defensive back Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder), defensive back Don Jones (hamstring), offensive lineman Ryan Wendell (knee), defensive lineman Zach Moore, wide receiver Aaron Dobson, offensive lineman Josh Kline and running back James White. Moore, Dobson, Kline and White are all healthy scratches.
Tom Brady
News
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady again had trouble moving his team down the field in Week 3, this time at home against a highly suspect Raiders defense that allowed 30 points to the Texans last time out. The Patriots, going without the big defensive plays that propelled them to a 30-7 win over the Vikings last time out, put up only 16 points in Week 3, but it was just enough for the win.

Brady played mistake-free for the most part and still has yet to throw an interception this season, but without the benefit of a big play -- his longest pass went for only 22 yards -- he again had just one touchdown pass, a 6-yarder to tight end Rob Gronkowski late in the second quarter.

In all, he completed 24 of 37 passes for 234 yards, an improvement over the 149 he had at Minnesota in Week 2. His line would have looked better if Gronkowski hadn't dropped what looked like a 2-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter.

Brady will look to get the Patriots passing game back firing on all cylinders Week 4 at Kansas City.

Dominique Easley
News
Patriots rookie defensive lineman Dominique Easley thinks he's physically ready for more action in Sunday's game against the Vikings, the Boston Herald reports.

"Whatever they tell me to do, I'm there to do it," Easley said.

The Patriots held Easley out of all preseason action as he continued to recover from a torn ACL. He made his debut in Week 1, playing just 26 of the team's 74 defensive snaps. More of a pass-rush threat than a run defender coming out of college, the rookie will look to pressure Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel into making mistakes as the Patriots attempt to avoid starting the season 0-2 for the first time since 2001.

Logan Ryan
News
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 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
News
Patriots wide receivers Kenbrell Thompkins and Danny Amendola each got just one target Week 3 against Oakland, and the only one to do anything with his was Thompkins, who caught a 16-yard pass.

Thompkins had five catches in Week 1, and Amendola had three. The two have combined for just one since then. 

Jake Bequette
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.
Jerod Mayo
News
Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo led the team with 11 tackles, including three solo, Week 3 against Oakland. It was his second game in three this season with double-digit tackles.

Mayo played only six games last season, but he recorded 55 tackles, averaging 9.2 per game.

Aaron Dobson
News
The Patriots' list of inactives for Week 3 against Oakland includes defensive back Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder), defensive back Don Jones (hamstring), offensive lineman Ryan Wendell (knee), defensive lineman Zach Moore, wide receiver Aaron Dobson, offensive lineman Josh Kline and running back James White. Moore, Dobson, Kline and White are all healthy scratches.
Brian Tyms
News
Patriots receiver Brian Tyms told reporters he is suspended for the first four regular-season games because he took Adderall without clearing it with the NFL. Tyms said he's had a prescription for Adderall since he was 9.

On Thursday against the Redskins, Tyms caught five passes for 119 yards and a touchdown. His suspension was handed down in May.

Bryan Stork
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.
Rob Ninkovich
News
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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