New England Patriots

Stadium: Gillette Stadium | Coach: Bill Belichick
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense2nd118.1 (10th)276.1 (2nd)
Defense28th114.8 (19th)251.2 (29th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
6Allen, Ryan P6-22202/28/19905Louisiana Tech
83Allen, Dwayne TE6-32652/24/19906Clemson
80Amendola, Danny WR5-1119011/2/19859Texas Tech
60Andrews, David C6-32957/10/19923Georgia
29Bademosi, Johnson CB6-02067/23/19906Stanford
38Bolden, Brandon RB5-112201/26/19906Ole Miss
12Brady, Tom QB6-42258/3/197718Michigan
97Branch, Alan DT6-635012/29/198411Michigan
85Britt, Kenny WR6-32239/19/19889Rutgers
90Brown, Malcom DT6-23202/2/19943Texas
34Burkhead, Rex RB5-102107/2/19905Nebraska
21Butler, Malcolm CB5-111903/2/19904West Alabama
70Butler, Adam DT6-43004/12/1994RVanderbilt
49Cardona, Joe LS6-32454/16/19923Navy
23Chung, Patrick SS5-112158/19/19879Oregon
14Cooks, Brandin WR5-101899/25/19934Oregon State
74Croston, Cole T6-531512/25/1993RIowa
51Davis, Keionta DE6-32713/1/1994RTennessee-Chattanooga
46Develin, James FB6-32557/23/19885Brown
13Dorsett, Phillip WR5-101851/5/19933Miami (Fla.)
66Farris, Chase G6-42954/8/19931Ohio State
71Fleming, Cameron T6-63209/3/19924Stanford
59Flowers, Marquis LB6-32502/16/19924Arizona
98Flowers, Trey DE6-22658/16/19933Arkansas
63Garcia, Antonio T6-730212/10/1993RTroy
35Gillislee, Mike RB5-1121911/1/19905Florida
24Gilmore, Stephon CB6-11909/19/19906South Carolina
3Gostkowski, Stephen K6-12151/28/198412Memphis
50Grigsby, Nicholas LB6-22307/2/19922Pittsburgh
96Grissom, Geneo LB6-42656/4/19923Oklahoma
87Gronkowski, Rob TE6-62655/14/19898Arizona
93Guy, Lawrence DE6-43053/17/19907Arizona State
30Harmon, Duron SS6-12051/24/19915Rutgers
45Harris, David OLB6-22501/21/198411Michigan
92Harrison, James OLB6-02425/4/197815Kent State
15Hogan, Chris WR6-121010/24/19885Monmouth (N.J.)
47Hollister, Jacob TE6-423911/18/1993RWyoming
2Hoyer, Brian QB6-221510/13/19859Michigan State
94Jean Francois, Ricky DT6-331311/23/19869LSU
76Jelks, Andrew T6-630712/6/1993RVanderbilt
75Karras, Ted C6-43053/15/19932Illinois
36King, Brandon DB6-22206/8/19933Auburn
48Langi, Harvey LB6-22529/24/1992RBrigham Young
55Lee, Eric DE6-32608/6/19941South Florida
33Lewis, Dion RB5-81959/27/19906Pittsburgh
69Mason, Shaq G6-13108/28/19933Georgia Tech
58McClellin, Shea OLB6-32508/1/19896Boise State
32McCourty, Devin FS5-101958/13/19878Rutgers
19Mitchell, Malcolm WR6-12007/20/19922Georgia
 Reedy, Bernard WR5-817512/31/19911Toledo
37Richards, Jordan SS5-112101/21/19933Stanford
52Roberts, Elandon OLB6-02354/22/19942Houston
25Rowe, Eric CB6-120510/3/19923Utah
18Slater, Matthew WR6-02059/9/198510UCLA
77Solder, Nate T6-83254/12/19887Colorado
62Thuney, Joe G6-530511/18/19922NC State
53Van Noy, Kyle OLB6-32433/26/19914Brigham Young
68Waddle, LaAdrian T6-63157/21/19915Texas Tech
28White, James RB5-102052/3/19924Wisconsin
91Wise, Deatrich DT6-52717/26/1994RArkansas
Injured Players
88Bennett, Martellus (IR) TE6-62753/10/198710Texas A&M
61Cannon, Marcus (IR) T6-63355/6/19887TCU
43Ebner, Nate (IR) DB6-022012/14/19886Ohio State
11Edelman, Julian (IR) WR5-102005/22/19869Kent State
54Hightower, Dont'a (IR) MLB6-32653/12/19906Alabama
31Jones, Jonathan (IR) CB5-101909/20/19932Auburn
41Jones, Cyrus (IR) CB5-1020011/29/19932Alabama
64Kidder, Caleb (IR) DE6-52692/4/1994RMontana
95Rivers, Derek (IR) DE6-52505/9/1994RYoungstown State
99Valentine, Vincent (IR) NT6-33202/23/19942Nebraska
Practice Squad
59Ferentz, James C6-22856/5/19893Iowa
81Hollister, Cody WR6-420911/18/1993RArkansas
34Jones, David DB6-321012/4/1993RRichmond
 King, Jason G6-431011/18/1993RPurdue
 Lewis, Ryan DB6-02004/15/1994RPittsburgh
 McCarron, Riley WR5-91856/16/1993RIowa
 Reilly, Trevor MLB6-52401/17/19883Utah
35Travis, Damarius DB6-22154/19/1994RMinnesota
 Tye, Will TE6-225611/4/19913Stony Brook
 Wiltz, Jomal CB5-1018010/23/1994RIowa State
 
 
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Position Listing
Nate Solder
News
Solder (illness) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Solder was a late addition to the injury report this week after coming down with an illness Saturday. However, it appears he's set to tough this one out.

Dont'a Hightower
News
Hightower (pectoral) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Hightower underwent season-ending pectoral surgery nearly two weeks ago and now officially has been placed on injured reserve. Without both Hightower and fellow linebacker Shea McClellin (concussion), the Patriots will have to rely on their depth at the position for the remainder of the season, starting with David Harris and Marquis Flowers.

Injury
Pectoral - Injured Reserve
Eric Rowe
News
Rowe (groin) is inactive for Sunday's contest against Miami.

Rowe has missed the Patriots' last six games due to his groin injury. He was limited in practice throughout the week, which suggests he could be nearing a return. Look for Johnson Bademosi and Jonathan Jones to fill in for Rowe once again.

Caleb Kidder
Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Brandin Cooks
News
Cooks brought in six of eight targets for 100 yards in Sunday's 24-20 AFC championship game win over the Jaguars.

The speedster found some rare success against the Jags' pair of stalwart corners, doubling up his reception total from last Saturday's divisional-round win over the Titans in the process. Cooks notched an 18-yard grab in key early fourth-quarter drive among his six catches, which was preceded by a game-long 31-yard reception on the second play of the contest in which he got loose from Jags linebacker Telvin Smith downfield. In between, Cooks served as a deep threat on multiple occasions, and as a pivotal component of the passing game once Rob Gronkowski was lost for the game in the first half due to a head injury. His eight targets tied with Dion Lewis for second on the afternoon behind Danny Amendola, and Cooks should once again see a prominent role in two weeks' time when the Patriots face off with the winner of the Vikings-Eagles NFC championship game showdown in Super Bowl LII.

Kyle Van Noy
News
Van Noy (calf) doesn't appear on the injury report ahead of Saturday's game against the Titans.

Van Noy, who missed three games in December with a calf injury, returned for the regular-season finale but was clearly on a snap count considering he only logged 12 plays on defense. The Patriots' first-round bye afforded him extra rest and he should be in for a full workload this time around.

Stephen Gostkowski
News
Gostkowski made 37 of his 40 field-goal attempts during the 2017 regular season, en route to logging 156 points, which trailed only Greg Zuerlein of the Rams, who recorded 158 points in 14 games.

Gostkowski, whose career-high in points is 158 (in 2013), continues to benefit from working behind New England's Tom Brady-helmed offense. The 2006 fourth-rounder, who turns 34 on Jan. 28, is under contract with the Patriots next season and slated to earn a base salary of $3,200,000. Looking ahead to 2018, Gostkowski will continue to profile as one of the league's more reliable fantasy kickers, given his favorable team context.

Jonathan Jones
News
Jones (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports.

Jones suffered some sort of injury during the fourth quarter of last week's divisional-round victory over the Titans. A core special-teams player for the Patriots, Jones' spot on the 53-man roster will be taken by return specialist Bernard Reedy.

Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Dion Lewis
News
Lewis rushed nine times for 34 yards and brought in seven of eight targets for 32 yards in Sunday's 24-20 AFC championship game win over the Jaguars.

The Patriots' lead back didn't see much work on the ground, with game flow making the passing game a priority, particularly in the second half. However, the 27-year-old did play a key role through the air, as he drew even with Danny Amendola for the team co-lead in receptions. Lewis also picked an optimal time for his longest run of an afternoon in which he was consistently stuffed near the line of scrimmage, squirting loose for an 18-yard jaunt on 3rd-and-9 with 1:30 remaining and the Jaguars still holding on to their final timeout. The scamper essentially sealed the victory and punched a ticket to Super Bowl LII for New England, a game in which Lewis will look to see an uptick in rushing opportunities.

Will Tye
News
Tye has joined the Patriots' practice squad, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Tye gives the Patriots some added tight end depth behind Rob Gronkowski, Dwayne Allen and Jacob Hollister. The 25-yeard-old, who caught 48 passes for 395 yards and a TD for the Giants last season, started the 2017 campaign with the Jets, but was waived earlier this month after catching three passes for 48 yards in three contests with the team.

James Harrison
News
The Patriots signed Harrison to a contract Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

The 39-year-old Harrison was released by the Steelers three days earlier after seeing limited use most of the season behind first-round pick T.J. Watt, who claimed a starting role at outside linebacker out of training camp. The owner of 82.5 career sacks, Harrison seems unlikely to be used as anything more than a situational pass rusher in New England, but his addition at least gives the Patriots some extra coverage on the edge with Kyle Van Noy (calf) having missed the team's last three games.

Rob Gronkowski
News
Gronkowski has entered concussion protocol but there's optimism the tight end will be cleared in time for the Super Bowl on Feb. 4, Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald reports.

Gronkowski absorbed a helmet-to-helmet hit in the second quarter of Sunday's AFC championship game against the Jaguars and was later ruled out for the remainder of the contest. His chances of being cleared in time are benefitted by the fact he'll have an extra week of rest with the Super Bowl still two weeks away.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for Super Bowl LII
Jordan Richards
News
Richards (knee) will be active for Saturday's game against the Jets.

Richards will likely see reps on special teams with usual starting safeties Patrick Chung and Devin McCourty both healthy.

David Jones
No Updates
Trevor Reilly
News
The Patriots released Reilly on Tuesday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

The Patriots dumped Reilly from the 53-man roster after veteran pass rusher James Harrison became available following his release from the Steelers three days earlier. Reilly appeared in six games for the Patriots, collecting 10 tackles while playing in a reserve role at linebacker and seeing time on special teams.

Nate Ebner
News
Ebner (knee) was officially placed on injured reserve by the Patriots on Monday.

Ebner sustained the injury on a fake punt attempt in Sunday's win over the Dolphins. The 28-year-old has primarily served as a special teams player during his time with the Patriots.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Antonio Garcia
Injury
Illness - Out for Super Bowl LII
No Updates
Kenny Britt
News
Britt finished the 2017 regular season with 20 catches on 42 targets for 256 yards and two TDs in 12 games, including nine contests with the Browns and three with the Patriots.

It's been an interesting journey for Britt, who parlayed a strong season with the Rams in 2016 into four-year, $32.5 million free agent contract with the Browns this past offseason. Things never clicked for the 6-foot-3, 223-pound wideout in a Cleveland uniform and he ended up signing a deal with the Patriots (that runs through next season) after being waived by the Browns in December. Set to earn $1,468,750 in 2018, Britt stands to benefit from a full offseason with the Patriots, though he'll still need to climb up a depth chart that will be topped by Brandin Cooks, Chris Hogan and Julian Edelman (knee) before he re-enters the fantasy conversation.

Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for the AFC Championship Game vs. Jacksonville
Devin McCourty
News
McCourty (shoulder) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Jets.

The Patriots will have their starting free safety in Week 17 as McCourty has avoided any setbacks to his injured shoulder prior to Sunday's tilt. If the team ultimately elects to limit his snap count, however, Duron Harmon could see an increased role in New England's secondary.

Julian Edelman
News
Edelman (knee) said he can't provide a timeline for his rehab from a torn ACL, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Less than fourth months removed from suffering the injury, Edelman suggested that he's making good progress but still doesn't have an approximate timeline. He tore his ACL in the third week of the preseason, giving him more than a full year to recover before Week 1 of 2018. Of course, he'll turn 32 years old in May and already has an extensive history of serious injuries, though his knees hadn't really been a problem prior to this year. Edelman's team-friendly contract should ensure that the Patriots give him every shot to reclaim his status as one of Tom Brady's favorite targets.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Vincent Valentine
News
Valentine (knee) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Saints.

Valentine practiced on a limited basis Thursday but sat out Wednesday and Friday's sessions, so this isn't a major surprise. Undrafted rookie Adam Butler could see an enhanced role with Valentine missing his second consecutive game to start the season.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Brandon Bolden
News
Bolden finished up the 2017 season with 13 carries for 67 yards and one catch for seven yards in 16 games.

The 27-year-old has been with the Patriots since 2012, and he's managed to stick around that long thanks to his versatility and special-teams prowess. Bolden is slated to become a free agent this offseason, but it's not hard to imagine him re-signing with New England in order to reprise his current role with the team. Also in line to become free agents this offseason are fellow running backs Dion Lewis and Rex Burkhead, but in any case, if Bolden is brought back by the Patriots, it would not be to compete for a starting slot.

Damarius Travis
No Updates
Patrick Chung
News
Chung (ankle) will play in Sunday's game against Miami.

Chung was limited in practice Thursday and Friday, but his injury doesn't appear severe enough to sideline him. Though it isn't clear if he's 100 percent, he'll be expected to start and see his typical role on the defense.

Johnson Bademosi
News
The Lions and Bademosi agreed to a two-year contract Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Bademosi has made his bones in the NFL as a special-teams ace, culminating in a career-high 27 tackles and one fumble recovery last season. With the move from Cleveland to Detroit, the opportunity may exist for Bademosi to play a role in a rejiggered secondary, but containment on kick and punt returns will again be on the docket.

David Andrews
News
The Patriots have ruled out Andrews (illness) for Sunday's game versus the Dolphins.

Andrews will miss his second consecutive game while he continues to recover from an illness. Ted Karras will presumably replace him at center for the contest.

Joe Thuney
No Updates
Duron Harmon
News
Harmon (knee) played 20 defensive snaps in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.

It looks as though Harmon has fully recovered from the knee injury that been plaguing him for quite some time. Harmon projects to serve as a backup safety for New England this season after accruing 29 stops and an interception in 16 appearances in 2016.

Stephon Gilmore
News
Gilmore recorded eight tackles (all solo) and a pass breakup in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Steelers.

The eight tackles are by far Gilmore's most in a game this season and therefore shouldn't be considered the norm. The 27-year-old played every defensive snap Sunday, which is a good sign considering he came into the game nursing an ankle injury.

Harvey Langi
News
The Patriots placed Langi (neck) on the Reserve/Non-football injury list Wednesday, Ryan Hannable of WEEI Boston Radio reports.

Langi's season is officially over, but the good news is that he and his wife were able to exit the hospital earlier this week. The 25-year-old primarily served as a special teams player for the Patriots this season.

Injury
Neck - Out for Super Bowl LII
LaAdrian Waddle
News
Waddle (knee) is inactive for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Jaguars.

Waddle was questionable entering Sunday's tilt after suffering a knee injury last week and being held out of practice, save for limited participation in Friday's session. With Waddle out, look for Cameron Fleming to step in and start at right tackle against a Jacksonville defense that has been among the NFL's best this season.

Injury
Knee - Inactive for the AFC Championship Game vs. Jacksonville
Ricky Jean Francois
News
The Patriots signed Jean Francois to a contract Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Returning to New England for his second stint with the club this season, Jean Francois will provide insurance along the defensive line, with Alan Branch (knee) uncertain to play Sunday against the Steelers. Jean Francois has appeared in a combined nine games this season with the Packers and Patriots, collecting four total tackles.

Malcolm Mitchell
News
The Patriots won't activate Mitchell (knee) from injured reserve, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Mitchell's three-week window for activation from IR was scheduled to close Wednesday, and after appearing only a few times in drills during that stretch, the decision was likely an easy one for the Patriots to make. As a result, his second pro campaign will close without a single offensive snap due to a right knee injury suffered in the preseason.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
James Ferentz
News
Ferentz signed a contract with the Patriots on Thursday.

Ferentz spent the last two seasons with Denver, where he appeared in 21 regular-season games and one postseason game. Now with New England, the 27-year-old offensive lineman will look to make the team as a depth and special teams player.

Mike Gillislee
News
Gillislee (knee) is inactive for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Jaguars.

Sidelined for a third consecutive game due to a sprained knee, Gillislee will yield the backfield to Dion Lewis, James White and Rex Burkhead (knee), any of whom are viable candidates to strike against a Jacksonville defense that allowed 136.2 scrimmage yards per game to running backs during the regular season.

Injury
Knee - Inactive for the AFC Championship Game vs. Jacksonville
Matthew Slater
News
Slater (hamstring) is officially active for Monday night's game against the Dolphins.

Slater returns after a three-week absence from the hamstring injury he sustained against the Broncos in Week 10. The 32-year-old should resume his role as a special teams ace in Monday's contest.

Deatrich Wise
News
Wise is officially active for Monday's game against the Dolphins despite his foot injury.

Wise's only practice of the week came in a limited session Friday, so there was a real question as to whether he would be available Week 14. The 23-year-old may be relied upon for a larger role Monday with defensive end and Patriots' sack leader Trey Flowers inactive with a rib injury.

Rex Burkhead
News
Burkhead (knee) rushed once for five yards and failed to bring in his only target in Sunday's 24-20 AFC conference championship game victory over the Jaguars.

Burkhead's role turned out to be unexpectedly minimal in his first game action since Week 15, as his only touch turned out to be a first-half end-around rush. The fifth-year pro didn't appear to suffer any setbacks to his knee during the contest, and with lead back Dion Lewis notching just nine carries overall in his own right, it appears that his scant opportunity was essentially a byproduct of game script. Burkhead also saw fellow pass-catching specialist James White garner six touches and five total targets, a factor that also played a factor in his lack of usage. It remains to be seen how master game planner Bill Belichick will opt to utilize his three-headed backfield in Super Bowl LII, but given Burkhead's red-zone success on the ground in the latter portion of the regular season, it's likely he'll be in for a more prominent role.

Joe Cardona
No Updates
Ryan Allen
No Updates
Cameron Fleming
News
Fleming (ankle) is inactive for the Patriots' season opener against the Chiefs on Thursday.

There was some optimism that Fleming might be ready to play after returning to practice Tuesday, but instead he will not dress against the Chiefs. Regardless, the former fourth-round pick now has plenty of time to be ready for Week 2.

Alan Branch
News
Branch (knee) is inactive for Sunday's AFC championship tilt against Jacksonville.

Branch was limited at practice throughout the week but is still struggling to get back to 100 percent after injuring his knee in Week 15 of the regular season. Expect Ricky Jean Francois, who has played well in relief of Branch, to see some extra snaps once again this week.

Injury
Knee - Meniscus - Inactive for the AFC Championship Game vs. Jacksonville
Jason King
No Updates
Brian Hoyer
News
Hoyer completed 123 of 211 passing attempts for 1,287 passing yards to go along with four TDs and four picks during the 2017 regular season.

All but four of his completions and 42 of his passing yards were accrued while Hoyer was a member of the 49ers, with whom the 32-year-old played six games this past season before being released and then signed to a three-year deal by New England, where he played from 2009 to 2011. His experience and familiarity with the organization provides the team with some short-term backup stability behind 40-year-old-starter Tom Brady, while Hoyer's two remaining seasons under contract with the team presumably paves to the way for the franchise to draft and develop another young signal-caller to groom now that Patriots' 2014 second-rounder Jimmy Garoppolo is helming San Francisco's offense.

Malcolm Butler
News
Butler had eight tackles (seven solo) and one pass breakup against the Bills on Sunday.

Butler played 66 of 67 possible snaps Sunday, which has been the motto all season. With a Week 14 matchup against the Dolphins, Butler has a chance for another solid matchup since Miami is ranked 10th in pass attempts this season.

Eric Lee
News
Lee is officially active for Saturday's divisional-round game against the Titans despite ankle and finger injuries.

Lee was listed as questionable and was a limited practice participant throughout the week. The 23-year-old should serve his usual rotational role at defensive end for the Patriots against the Titans.

Cyrus Jones
News
Jones has been ruled out for the season with a torn ACL and partially torn meniscus, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Jones suffered the non-contact injury in Thursday's preseason finale against the Giants, and the 2016 second-round pick will have to sit out his second NFL season. He was likely going to play a role as a return man and on special teams coverage this season.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Malcom Brown
News
Brown (ankle) is active for Sunday's tilt against the Dolphins.

Brown was limited in practice for the second straight week, but, unlike last week, he'll give it a go this time around. It's unclear if he'll start or if he'll be limited at all in his first game back since suffering the injury in Week 7.

Brandon King
News
King (hamstring) is active for Sunday's contest against Buffalo.

King sat out New England's last two games and was limited in practice this week. Though he's returning to action, he likely won't see a large role, as he's little more than a depth safety and special teams player.

Phillip Dorsett
News
Dorsett finished the 2017 regular season with 12 catches on 18 targets for 194 yards in 15 games.

The 2015 first-rounder joined the Patriots in early September via a trade that sent backup QB Jacoby Brissett to the Colts. At the time, it wasn't hard to picture the speedster turning into an occasional deep threat for the team, at a minimum, but he never caught more than three passes in a given game this past season, despite the fact that fellow wideout Chris Hogan missed seven games. Perhaps a full offseason with the team can help Dorsett push for a bigger role in 2018, but that's hardly a lock, with late-season acquisition Kenny Britt under contract next season and Julian Edelman (knee) set to return from injury, bolstering a wideout corps that's also slated to include Hogan, Brandin Cooks and Malcolm Mitchell (knee), health permitting. Moreover, Danny Amendola is eligible for free agency this offseason, but it wouldn't surprise us if he's re-signed by the Patriots. The bottom line is that Dorsett figures to need at least a couple breaks to go his way next season before he hits the fantasy radar.

Chase Farris
News
Farris (undisclosed) was waived Thursday by the Patriots, Phil Berry of CSN New England reports.

Ferris was waived with a non-football injury designation after spending the majority of last season on the team's practice squad. The Patriots now have an open roster spot with training camp just around the corner.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for Super Bowl LII
Ryan Lewis
No Updates
Geneo Grissom
News
Grissom was signed to the Patriots' 53-man roster Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Grissom was cut by the Patriots in the start of November and rejoins a teams still dealing with injuries on the defensive line. Trey Flowers (ribs) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bills, so this could be the 25-year-old's best opportunity to make an impact defensively.

Marquis Flowers
News
Flowers (illness) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Titans.

Flowers missed Wednesday's practice with an illness but returned Thursday in a limited capacity. If he isn't able to play, the Patriots may need James Harrison to take on an increased workload.

Lawrence Guy
News
Guy will sign a four-year, $20 million contract with the Patriots, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.

Guy has worked his way into a couple productive seasons the last two years with the Ravens. He posted his best campaign in 2015, recording 46 tackles (29 solo) and 4.5 sacks in that season. Entering his seventh season, the 26-year-old will likely reprise that role when the team employs its 3-4 scheme in 2017.

Cole Croston
No Updates
Elandon Roberts
News
Roberts had four tackles (three solo) and two sacks against the Dolphins on Sunday.

The second-year pro had never posted a sack before Sunday, so this performance shouldn't be counted on. Roberts played just 34 of 61 possible defensive snaps, though, which makes it tough for him to be a weekly asset.

Marcus Cannon
News
The Patriots placed Cannon (ankle) on injured reserve Wednesday.

Cannon hadn't practiced in weeks and was unable to make much progress since sustaining the high-ankle sprain in Week 8, prompting New England to shut him down for the season. According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, Cannon, who is also nursing a foot injury, will likely require surgery to address the ankle issue, but the Patriots expect him to be ready to go for Organized Team Activities in the spring. New England will proceed with LaAdrian Waddle (ankle) as its right tackle, with Cameron Fleming set to serve as the backup at the position.

Injury
Ankle - Injured Reserve
Cody Hollister
No Updates
Keionta Davis
Injury
Back - Out for Super Bowl LII
No Updates
David Harris
News
Harris compiled four tackles (two solo) and 1.5 sacks against the Bills on Sunday.

This was the first full sack Harris has recorded since the 2015 season. Although he's listed as the top middle linebacker, Harris logged just 25 defensive snaps (37 percent). It was a decent showing for Harris, but until he can play a full workload, it'll be tough to become a top IDP threat.

Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for the AFC Championship Game vs. Jacksonville
Chris Hogan
News
Hogan (shoulder) logged 67 of a possible 81 snaps on offense in Saturday's 35-14 playoff win over the Titans.

Hogan caught just one of his four targets in his first game back since Dec. 11, but it resulted in a four-yard TD. With no reported setbacks in the contest, Hogan and Brandin Cooks are in line to continue to lead the Patriots wide receivers in terms of playing time next weekend in the AFC championship game, at home versus the winner of Sunday's game between the Steelers and Jaguars. They'll be complemented by slot man Danny Amendola, who parlayed his 50 snaps against Tennessee into 11 catches on 13 targets for 112 yards.

Shaq Mason
No Updates
James Develin
News
Develin signed a two-year deal with the Patriots on Monday, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports.

Develin played in 30 percent of New England's offensive snaps in 2016, recording three receptions for 18 yards. He's primarily a blocker and a special teams player who shouldn't be expected to have any fantasy value in 2017, though his return is a boost for the rest of the Patriots' running game.

Derek Rivers
News
Rivers suffered a torn ACL and a sprained LCL in Wednesday's practice, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Rivers suffered the injuries covering a kickoff in Wednesday's practice. The rookie defensive end will seek a second opinion before committing to surgery, but it looks as though his season is over.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Nicholas Grigsby
News
Grisby was signed by the Patriots on Tuesday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Grigsby was a member of the Ravens' practice squad but will now head to New England as the Patriots look to bolster a beat up linebacking corps. Grigsby spent the preseason with the Rams before being cut prior to the beginning of the regular season.

Trey Flowers
News
Flowers (ribs) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Flowers was listed as questionable after sitting out the last the two weeks. The Patriots sack leader returns for the Sunday's matchup with the Steelers atop the AFC.

Dwayne Allen
News
Allen was on the field for 26 of 60 snaps on offense in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Steelers.

Allen caught his only target in the contest for 10 yards. Meanwhile, top tight end Rob Gronkowski returned from a one-game suspension and played every snap on offense Sunday, hauling in nine catches for 168 yards. Though Allen could conceivably see the odd red-zone target in the coming weeks, he's not a fantasy lineup option as long as Rob Gronkowski is in uniform.

Andrew Jelks
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Jelks is dealing with a knee issue and will open training camp on the Patriots' Non-Football Injury list, Phil Perry of CSN New England reports.

Jelks dealt with knee injuries that kept him off the field for parts of both of his final two seasons at Vanderbilt. The offensive tackle's health issues will only further hurt his case for winning a roster spot.

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Knee - Out for Super Bowl LII
James White
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White (ankle) is active for Saturday's divisional-round game against the Titans.

Unlike fellow running backs Rex Burkhead (knee) and Mike Gillislee (knee), White has brushed off an ankle injury and will be available to the offense in the Patriots' playoff opener. White is thus the best bet to spell Dion Lewis on occasion, especially on obvious passing downs.

Tom Brady
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Brady completed 26 of 38 passes for 290 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 24-20 AFC championship game win over the Jaguars. He netted zero yards on his five rushes.

It was far from easy for the future Hall of Famer, who lost star tight end Rob Gronkowski to a head injury in the first half and was constantly harassed by a Jaguars front that made aggression their trademark throughout the season. Brady was sacked on three occasions and hit seven times overall, but in what has seemingly become an annual rite of winter, he elevated his play to a new level when it counted most to secure a postseason win. Down 20-10 and starting at his own 15-yard line with 12:03 remaining, Brady spearheaded an eight-play, 85-yard drive in which he connected on strikes of 18, 21 and 31 yards to Brandin Cooks, Danny Amendola and Phillip Dorsett, respectively. He then wrapped up the march with a pair of additional connections to Amendola, the latter a nine-yard scoring dart. He subsequently forged what would ultimately prove to be the game-winning drive, a possession that culminated on a beauty of a four-yard touchdown grab in the back of the end zone by a leaping Amendola with 2:48 remaining. Now having punched a ticket to a record eighth Super Bowl appearance, Brady will attempt to become the first player in NFL history to win six league championships when he and the Patriots face off in Super Bowl LII against the winner of the Eagles-Vikings NFC championship game tilt.

Bernard Reedy
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Reedy signed a contract with the Patriots on Wednesday.

Reedy played in two regular-season games for the Patriots in December, seeing action primarily on special teams. He was released from the team's practice squad earlier this month, but the placement of Jonathan Jones (undisclosed) on injured reserve opened up a spot for him. He may see some slight special teams duties but is unlikely to have much of a role on offense.

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Coach's Decision - Inactive for the AFC Championship Game vs. Jacksonville
Martellus Bennett
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Bennett (shoulder/hamstring) will be placed on injured reserve, Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports.

Bennett was released by the Packers in early November amid an alleged disagreement about how to deal with his shoulder injury. He seemingly wanted to have surgery, but then put it off once he was released and had the option of rejoining the Patriots. A subsequent hamstring injury will end Bennett's season after just two appearances in a New England uniform, and he'll presumably now have the surgery on his shoulder. He'll turn 31 in March and has already dropped hints that this could be his final season in the NFL. Dwayne Allen reclaims his role as the Patriots' No. 2 tight end.

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Shoulder - Injured Reserve
Jacob Hollister
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Hollister was on the field for four of a possible 86 snaps on offense in Sunday's 21-13 win over the Chargers.

Hollister hauled in his only target Sunday for 13 yards, upping his season-long total to three catches for 37 yards. He remains off the fantasy radar in his role as the Patriots' third-string tight end behind Rob Gronkowski and Dwayne Allen.

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Coach's Decision - Inactive for the AFC Championship Game vs. Jacksonville
Adam Butler
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Danny Amendola
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Amendola brought in seven of nine targets for 84 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 24-20 AFC championship game win over the Jaguars. He completed his sole pass attempt for 20 yards, rushed once for three yards and gained 25 yards on two punt returns.

Amendola paced the Patriots in targets while sharing the team lead in receptions with Dion Lewis, and he even had a nifty 20-yard completion to the latter on a trick play that culminated in a lost fumble. However, it was his outstanding work in the red zone that helped vault New England into its second straight Super Bowl. The veteran possession man capped off two fourth-quarter scoring drives with touchdown grabs, the first a nine-yarder with 8:44 remaining. Amendola had a total of three catches during that march, but the highlight of his afternoon was a beauty of a leaping four-yard scoring reception two possessions later in which he just managed to keep both of his feet inbounds in the back of the end zone. That subsequent touchdown, which came with 2:48 remaining, ultimately proved to be the game-winner. Through two postseason games, Amendola has now brought in 18 of 22 targets for 196 yards and Sunday's two touchdowns, making him Tom Brady's top target overall during that span. If star tight end Rob Gronkowski is unable to recover from the head injury that knocked him out of Sunday's contest by the time Super Bowl LII rolls around in two weeks, Amendola should see an even more expanded role than usual in that game.

Ted Karras
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Karris joined the Patriots' 53-man roster Thursday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Karras takes the roster spot of wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell, who was placed on injured reserve. Barring injury, the 2016 sixth-round pick will likely remain a depth option for New England this season.

Riley McCarron
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Jomal Wiltz
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Shea McClellin
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McClellin, who was previously placed on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury, is dealing with a concussion and recently suffered a setback in practice, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.

The linebacker was eligible to return from IR this week, but the setback now puts McClellin's season in jeopardy. It looks like the Patriots will remain as cautious as possible with McClellin given how long his recovery from the concussion has dragged on, so look for the team to instead use its two available slots to activate players from IR elsewhere.

Injury
Concussion - Injured Reserve