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New England Patriots

Stadium: Gillette Stadium | Coach: Bill Belichick
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense28th97.5 (23rd)201.0 (28th)
Defense4th129.8 (22nd)185.5 (1st)
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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
98Walker, Casey DT6-133512/6/19891Oklahoma
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
79Bass, Ben DE6-529410/12/19893Texas A&M
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
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 England6-6318.76-3290.425.62237
 
 
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Position Listing
Dan Connolly
News
Several Patriots who were on the injury report are active for Monday's game in Kansas City, including linebacker Jamie Collins, who was probable with a thigh injury. Guard Dan Connolly (foot), defensive end Michael Buchanan (ankle) and safety Don Jones (hamstring) also are suiting up.
Don Jones
News
Several Patriots who were on the injury report are active for Monday's game in Kansas City, including linebacker Jamie Collins, who was probable with a thigh injury. Guard Dan Connolly (foot), defensive end Michael Buchanan (ankle) and safety Don Jones (hamstring) also are suiting up.
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
Patriots receivers Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins are healthy scratches for Monday's game in Kansas City. Also inactive for New England are cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder), defensive end Zach Moore, defensive lineman Casey Walker, guard Josh Kline and offensive tackle Jordan Devey.
Stephen Gostkowski
News
Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski hit two PATs and attempted no field goals in the Week 4 loss at Kansas City. He plays the Bengals on Sunday night.
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
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski found the end zone for the third time in four games, and he salvaged a subpar showing for the third time in four games as a result. Still, there are real questions about how much more he is capable of at this point.

Gronkowski has played a limited role in his return from knee surgery. Even Monday, when he played his largest role of the season, he was on the field for just 62 percent of the team's snaps. He still had just three passes thrown his way, a troubling sign -- especially since his touchdown came after backup Jimmy Garoppolo entered the game.

Gronkowski is still the best weapon in the Patriots' passing game, which is a concern if you are a Tom Brady owner as well. At this point, he clearly is not the same guy we have seen in the past, and it is hard to say when, or if, he might be that guy. The Patriots are going to keep looking for Gronkowski in the red zone, which might help him salvage a few more games and possibly even his season.

However, Gronkowski ranks just 14th among tight ends in yards right now, making him very much a boom-or-bust option until he gets back to full strength. 

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

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

Alfonzo Dennard
News
Patriots receivers Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins are healthy scratches for Monday's game in Kansas City. Also inactive for New England are cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder), defensive end Zach Moore, defensive lineman Casey Walker, guard Josh Kline and offensive tackle Jordan Devey.
Injury
Shoulder - Missed Week 4 at Kansas City
Stevan Ridley
News
If the question before the season was, "Which Patriots running back do I want to rely on?" the answer through four games has been an emphatic, "Neither." The team's moribund offense has affect everyone involved, and Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley have been hit as hard as anyone.

Last season, the Patriots had one of the best running games in the league, and they augmented it with Vereen's pass-catching skills to create a tandem that was consistently useful for Fantasy owners. So far, however, Vereen and Ridley have just two double-digit Fantasy games between them, one each. And things aren't much better for Vereen in PPR leagues, where he has just one additional 10-plus-point effort.

The Patriots have one of the league's five-least productive offenses, as they are averaged just 298.5 yards per game, while scoring just 20.0 points per game. At this point, Fantasy owners probably cannot rely on either member of the Patriots backfield on a weekly basis, especially as long as they continue splitting time and work. 

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
Patriots receivers Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins are healthy scratches for Monday's game in Kansas City. Also inactive for New England are cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder), defensive end Zach Moore, defensive lineman Casey Walker, guard Josh Kline and offensive tackle Jordan Devey.
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
After three straight strong outings, Patriots receiver Julian Edelman was held to 23 receiving yards in Monday's loss at Kansas City. Edelman caught four of his eight targets and is up to 26 grabs this season.

Edelman cut his route short on Tom Brady's first interception, and he was unable to hang onto at least one catchable throw. Edelman will try to bounce back Sunday night against Cincinnati.

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 receivers Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins are healthy scratches for Monday's game in Kansas City. Also inactive for New England are cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder), defensive end Zach Moore, defensive lineman Casey Walker, guard Josh Kline and offensive tackle Jordan Devey.
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.
Ben Bass
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.
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
Patriots receivers Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins are healthy scratches for Monday's game in Kansas City. Also inactive for New England are cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder), defensive end Zach Moore, defensive lineman Casey Walker, guard Josh Kline and offensive tackle Jordan Devey.
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
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Michael Buchanan
News
Several Patriots who were on the injury report are active for Monday's game in Kansas City, including linebacker Jamie Collins, who was probable with a thigh injury. Guard Dan Connolly (foot), defensive end Michael Buchanan (ankle) and safety Don Jones (hamstring) also are suiting up.
Joe Vellano
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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.
Jamie Collins
News
Several Patriots who were on the injury report are active for Monday's game in Kansas City, including linebacker Jamie Collins, who was probable with a thigh injury. Guard Dan Connolly (foot), defensive end Michael Buchanan (ankle) and safety Don Jones (hamstring) also are suiting up.
Shane Vereen
News
With the Patriots in comeback mode all night, running back Shane Vereen was on the field a lot in Kansas City. He ran eight times for 26 yards and caught all five of his targets for 41 yards.

Vereen established season highs in touches and receiving yards. He'll play Cincinnati on Sunday night.

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
The Colts signed cornerback Jalil Brown to the active roster and added receiver Chandler Jones and linebacker Rob Ruggiero to the practice squad.
Brandon LaFell
News
Chargers wide receiver Eddie Royal has been targeted at least six times in every game so far this season, and his big performance in recent weeks is enough to convince Jamey Eisenberg to put him at the top of his waiver-wire priority list ahead of week five.

Additionally, Jamey tabs Brian Quick of the Rams, Rueben Randle of the Giants, Malcom Floyd of the Chargers and Andrew Hawkins of the Browns rounds out the top five at wide receiver, with Odell Beckham of the Giants, Davante Adams of the Packers and Brandon LaFell of the Patriots possible sleepers.

If you need to clear a spot on your roster for any moves this week, consider parting ways with Kendall Wright, Cecil Shorts (hamstring) and Riley Cooper

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.

Casey Walker
News
The Patriots have signed defensive lineman Casey Walker off the Panthers practice squad, the team announced Saturday.

Walker has been on the Panthers practice squad off and on since joining the team as a rookie free agent in April 2013. He started 22 of his 33 games at Oklahoma, recording 49 tackles and one sack. Walker takes the roster spot of Sealver Siliga, who was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

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 replaced Tom Brady in the fourth quarter of Monday's blowout loss and played well, completing 6 of 7 throws for 70 yards and a touchdown. It was Garoppolo's first action this season.

Garoppolo's first NFL throw was a 5-yard completion to Julian Edelman. On the same drive he found Brandon LaFell for 37 yards, then tight end Rob Gronkowski for a 13-yard touchdown.

Garoppolo and the Pats host Cincinnati on Sunday night.

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
Patriots rookie running back James White was active for the first time Week 4, and he ended up receiving six touches as the game got out of hand. With the Chiefs winning big in the fourth quarter, White entered and ran three times for 21 yards while catching all three of his targets for 15 yards.

White plays the Bengals on Sunday night.

Tom Brady
News
We all mostly assumed Tom Brady's 2013 season was an aberration, right? Sure, he posted his lowest touchdown total and yards per attempt mark since 2006, but hey, he didn't have Rob Gronkowski to throw to! So, what's the excuse now?

With Gronkowski playing a higher percentage of the snaps than any game prior, Brady still put up a dud on Monday night against the Chiefs, in the worst showing of an already disappointing season. He has now failed to even reach 15 Fantasy points in his first four games this season, and is off to the worst start of his career.

Even in his disappointing 2013 campaign, Brady had 75 Fantasy points through four games, compared to 43 after Monday's 6-point effort. It isn't all on Brady of course, as the Patriots' receiving corps beyond Gronkowski and Julian Edelman is pretty much a disaster -- though, of course, it isn't likely to get any better moving forward.

At this point, what looked to be an aberration is settling into the new reality. Brady's skills have slipped just enough that he can no longer make up for the subpar talent the organization has surrounded him with. And things won't get any easier for Brady in Week 5, with the Bengals on the schedule. No team has been stingier against opposing quarterbacks than the Bengals, who have allowed just two touchdowns through three games, with six total interceptions.

At this point, sitting Brady is a pretty easy call. In fact, the more pertinent question is whether the 26th-ranked Fantasy quarterback is still worth owning in 99 percent of CBSSports.com leagues. 

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
Patriots receivers Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins are healthy scratches for Monday's game in Kansas City. Also inactive for New England are cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder), defensive end Zach Moore, defensive lineman Casey Walker, guard Josh Kline and offensive tackle Jordan Devey.
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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