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  Patriots | Friday injury report    Fri Nov 21, 05:10 PM

New England Patriots OT Cameron Fleming (ankle, finger) and DE Chandler Jones (hip) have been ruled out for Week 12, while OT Marcus Cannon (hip), DT Dominique Easley (knee) and FS Nate Ebner (finger) are listed as questionable. Cannon and Ebner were limited during practice Friday, Nov. 21, while Fleming, Jones and Easley did not practice.

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  Patriots | Julian Edelman listed as probable    Fri Nov 21, 05:05 PM

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (thigh) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 21, and is listed as probable for Week 12.

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  Patriots | Jonas Gray probable    Fri Nov 21, 05:04 PM

New England Patriots RB Jonas Gray (non-injury) is listed as probable for Week 12.

Footballguys view: We don't know yet if Gray will be punished for missing practice.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady should play    Fri Nov 21, 04:55 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 21, and is listed as probable for Week 12.

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  Patriots | Jonas Gray was late for practice    Fri Nov 21, 02:06 PM

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots RB Jonas Gray did not participate in practice because he arrived at the facility late.

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  Patriots | Jonas Gray missing from practice    Fri Nov 21, 01:13 PM

New England Patriots RB Jonas Gray (undisclosed) was a no-show at practice Friday, Nov. 21.

Footballguys view: Gray overslept and might be subject to discipline in the game vs. Detroit. He wasn't a good play against the top-end Lions rush defense anyway, so this should give you the extra nudge to bench him.

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  Patriots | LeGarrette Blount won't unseat Jonas Gray    Fri Nov 21, 10:23 AM

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount was not signed by the team to replace RB Jonas Gray as the between-the-tackles runner. Blount's presence gives the team another tough inside runner in the potentially poor-weather weeks ahead.

Footballguys view: Hopefully you didn't drop Gray on the news of Blount's signing. Blount could have value if Gray goes down, but Gray is still the primary power back.

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  Patriots | Thursday practice report    Thu Nov 20, 04:56 PM

New England Patriots DL Dominique Easley (knee), OL Cameron Fleming (ankle, finger) and DE Chandler Jones (hip) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 20. OL Marcus Cannon (hip) and DB Nate Ebner (finger) were limited.

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Dominique Easley player page


  Patriots | Julian Edelman limited again    Thu Nov 20, 04:54 PM

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (thigh) was limited again in practice Thursday, Nov. 20.

Footballguys view: If he does play, we see him as a WR3 this week. Edelman has been a bit inconsistent week to week this year and had only seen the end zone twice.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady participates fully    Thu Nov 20, 04:52 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (ankle) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Nov. 20.

Footballguys view: We're not worried about Brady and expect QB1 numbers from him again this week.

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  Patriots | Casey Walker released    Thu Nov 20, 09:12 AM

The New England Patriots released DT Casey Walker Thursday, Nov. 20.

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  Patriots | LeGarrette Blount signs    Thu Nov 20, 08:27 AM

The New England Patriots signed free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Steelers) to a two-year deal for the veteran's minimum plus incentives Thursday, Nov. 20.

Footballguys view: This is likely to cap Jonas Gray's ceiling although to be honest, he's not hitting 30-plus carries again any time soon anyway. Shane Vereen is still is still the better play, although that just means a high-end RB3. Gray is really just an RB4 with some upside, and a player fantasy owners should consider against weak run defenses.

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  Patriots | Wednesday practice report    Wed Nov 19, 04:52 PM

New England Patriots OL Cameron Fleming (ankle, finger) and DE Chandler Jones (hip) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 19. OL Marcus Cannon (hip), DL Dominique Easley (knee), DB Nate Ebner (finger) and OL Ryan Wendell (knee) were limited.

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  Patriots | Julian Edelman limited Wednesday    Wed Nov 19, 04:48 PM

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (thigh) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Footballguys view: Edelman could be a big asset for the Patriots this week as they face a tough front seven of the Lions defense. Having a receiver get open quickly on underneath routes will help Tom Brady get rid of the ball before the pass-rushers of Detroit can get to him.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady fully practices     Wed Nov 19, 04:31 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.

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  Patriots | Jonas Gray facing tough opponent    Tue Nov 18, 04:46 PM

New England Patriots RB Jonas Gray had a huge performance in Week 11 against the Indianapolis Colts, but ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss expects a difference offensive approach in the backfield against the Detroit Lions, who are ranked No. 1 in the league against the run.

Footballguys view: The Patriots have a plan for the Colts--running them over with a power back like Gray works well. Facing the Lions is a different story, and fantasy owners need to adjust. Coming off a white-hot week, fantasy owners need to dial back expectations for Gray because of the opponent.

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  Patriots | Jonas Gray sets franchise record    Mon Nov 17, 01:17 PM

New England Patriots RB Jonas Gray rushed for a career-high 199 yards and scored a franchise-record four touchdowns in Week 11. Gray was on the field for 53 snaps and carried the ball 38 times.

Footballguys view: The Patriots know how to run the ball. Gray runs a lot like Stevan Ridley, and he absolutely smashed the Colts defense on Sunday night. He'll continue to get touches as the lead back, but (of course) still be splitting time with Shane Vereen.

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  Patriots | Julian Edelman returns    Sun Nov 16, 09:39 PM

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (hip) was able to return to the Week 11 game against the Indianapolis Colts in the second quarter after leaving the game earlier due to an apparent left hip injury.

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  Patriots | Julian Edelman shaken up    Sun Nov 16, 08:49 PM

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (hip) left the Week 11 game against the Indianapolis Colts in the first quarter due to an apparent left hip injury.

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  Patriots | Week 11 Inactives    Sun Nov 16, 07:40 PM

The New England Patriots have declared WR Aaron Dobson, CB Alfonzo Dennard, DL Casey Walker, DL Chandler Jones, CB Don Jones, RB James White, OT Jordan Devey inactive for Week 11.

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  Patriots | Friday injury report    Fri Nov 14, 05:21 PM

New England Patriots DE Chandler Jones (hip) has been ruled out for Week 11. DT Dominique Easley (knee), FS Nate Ebner (finger), OT Cameron Fleming (finger) and C Ryan Wendell (knee) are listed as questionable, while WR Matthew Slater (shoulder) and LB Akeem Ayers (non-injury) are listed as probable. Jones and Ayers did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 14. Slater fully participated in practice, while the other players were limited.

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Dominique Easley player page


  Patriots | Tom Brady should play    Fri Nov 14, 05:11 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 14, and is listed as probable for Week 11.

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  Patriots | Thursday practice report    Thu Nov 13, 05:59 PM

New England Patriots DE Chandler Jones (hip) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 13. DE Dominique Easley (knee), S Nate Ebner (finger), OT Cameron Fleming (finger), WR Matthew Slater (shoulder) and OG Ryan Wendell (knee) were limited.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady a full participant     Thu Nov 13, 05:57 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (ankle) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Nov. 13.

Footballguys view: Brady vs Luck III is set for Sunday Night Football. This is a huge contest with playoff implications in the conference. Brady is a QB1 and a must-start in a game where we're expecting a lot of points.

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  Patriots | Sealver Siliga not practicing    Thu Nov 13, 02:24 PM

New England Patriots DT Sealver Siliga (foot) is eligible to practice but is not participating in practice Thursday, Nov. 13. Siliga is currently on the Active/Reserve/Injured list.

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  Patriots | Dion Lewis works out    Thu Nov 13, 10:00 AM

Free-agent RB Dion Lewis (Browns) worked out for the New England Patriots in recent days.

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  Patriots | Wednesday practice report    Wed Nov 12, 05:05 PM

New England Patriots DT Dominique Easley (knee) and DE Chandler Jones (hip) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 12. FS Nate Ebner (finger), OT Cameron Fleming (finger), WR Matthew Slater (shoulder) and C Ryan Wendell (knee) were limited during practice.

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Chandler Jones player page
Dominique Easley player page


  Patriots | Tom Brady fully practices    Wed Nov 12, 05:04 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 12.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady sits out of practice    Wed Nov 12, 04:08 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 12.

Footballguys view: Brady's likely just getting some rest here. The Patriots have a huge game this week on the road against the Colts.

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  Patriots | Brandon LaFell practicing    Wed Nov 12, 01:29 PM

New England Patriots WR Brandon LaFell (illness) is participating in practice Wednesday, Nov. 12, after missing practice Tuesday, Nov. 11, because of strep throat.

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  Patriots | Danny Amendola's role growing    Fri Nov 7, 10:19 AM

New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola's role has grown with the team's increased usage of three-receiver sets. The team used three wide receivers in 47 of 86 offensive plays last week.

Footballguys view: Amendola still doesn't have consistent fantasy value, but if Julian Edelman gets dinged up - and he has been injury-prone in the past - Amendola could have a quick return to fantasy prominence. Keep him on your waiver wire speed dial.

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  Patriots | Make practice squad moves    Wed Nov 5, 12:12 PM

The New England Patriots re-signed free-agent WR Jonathan Krause to their practice squad. The team also released DL Kona Schwenke from their practice squad.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady passes John Elway    Sun Nov 2, 10:04 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady threw for 333 yards in Week 9 against the Denver Broncos to top nemesis QB Peyton Manning. He also passed Broncos president John Elway on the all-time passing yardage list, moving into fifth-place with 51,541 career passing yards. New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is fourth with 53,605 yards.

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  Patriots | Week 9 Inactives    Sun Nov 2, 03:09 PM

The New England Patriots have declared CB Alfonzo Dennard, OG Jordan Devey, WR Aaron Dobson, OG Cameron Fleming, DE Chandler Jones, DE Zach Moore, RB James White inactive for Week 9.

Footballguys view: Dobson has falled out of favor in New England. White generated some buzz in training camp, but has failed to break into the backfield even with Stevan Ridley out for the year.

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  Patriots | Deontae Skinner re-signs    Fri Oct 31, 06:42 PM

The New England Patriots re-signed LB Deontae Skinner to their practice squad Friday, Oct. 31, and released WR Jonathan Krause in a corresponding move.


  Patriots | Tom Brady will play in Week 9    Fri Oct 31, 06:18 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (ankle) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 31, and is probable for Week 9 against the Denver Broncos.

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  Patriots | Friday injury report    Fri Oct 31, 06:13 PM

New England Patriots DE Chandler Jones (hip) has been ruled out for Week 9 against the Denver Broncos. DE Dominique Easley (knee), S Nate Ebner (finger), OT Cameron Fleming (finger) and WR Matthew Slater (shoulder) are questionable, while CB Brandon Browner (ankle) is probable. Jones didn't practice Friday, Oct. 31. Browner practiced in full, and the others were limited.

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Dominique Easley player page


  Patriots | Release Ben Bass    Thu Oct 30, 07:39 PM

The New England Patriots released DL Ben Bass Thursday, Oct. 30.

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  Patriots | Sign Chris Barker    Thu Oct 30, 07:28 PM

The New England Patriots re-signed OG Chris Barker to their practice squad Thursday, Oct. 30.


  Patriots | Thursday practice report    Thu Oct 30, 04:28 PM

New England Patriots DT Alan Branch (non-injury related) and DE Chandler Jones (hip) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 30. S Nate Ebner (finger), DL Dominique Easley (knee), OL Cameron Fleming (finger) and WR Matthew Slater (shoulder) were limited. CB Brandon Browner (ankle) and LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) were full participants.

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Dominique Easley player page


  Patriots | Tom Brady practices fully    Thu Oct 30, 04:25 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (ankle) practiced fully Thursday, Oct. 30.

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  Patriots | Wednesday practice report    Wed Oct 29, 04:57 PM

New England Patriots DE Chandler Jones (hip) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29. FS Nate Ebner (finger), DE Dominique Easley (knee, shoulder), OT Cameron Fleming (finger) and WR Matthew Slater (shoulder) were limited during practice, while CB Brandon Browner (ankle) and LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) fully participated in practice.

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Chandler Jones player page
Donta Hightower player page
Dominique Easley player page


  Patriots | Tom Brady takes part in practice    Wed Oct 29, 04:51 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29.

Footballguys view: Brady/Manning XVI coming up on Sunday! We cannot wait for this epic showdown. Brady will have his hands full against a dangerous Broncos pass rush.

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  Patriots | Rob Gronkowski on hot streak    Wed Oct 29, 02:44 PM

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is averaging over 100 yards and one touchdown per game over the last month. QB Tom Brady has shown so much confidence in Gronkowski that he threw to a covered Gronkowski near the goal line for a touchdown in Week 8 instead of an open WR Julian Edelman.

Footballguys view: We've seen Gronkowski's snap count (currently 91 percent) rise steadily since the first two weeks (41 percent) of the season. Brady has a 129.1 passer rating over the last month with Gronkowski on the field. Gronkowski could finish as the number one fantasy TE this week against a Broncos defense that regularly surrenders big games to the position (see Antonio Gates 2 TD performance last week).

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  Patriots | Alan Branch signed    Wed Oct 29, 12:10 PM

The New England Patriots signed free-agent DT Alan Branch (Bills) Wednesday, Oct. 29. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also released LB Deontae Skinner.

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  Patriots | Acquire Jonathan Casillas for pick    Tue Oct 28, 05:05 PM

The New England Patriots acquired LB Jonathan Casillas and a sixth-round pick in exchange for a fifth-round pick Tuesday, Oct. 28, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The Patriots add some veteran depth here...and that's about it. Casillas should contribute on special teams and sub-packages on defense.

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  Patriots | Waive Chris Barker    Tue Oct 28, 04:59 PM

The New England Patriots waived OG Chris Barker Tuesday, Oct. 28, according to a source.

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  Patriots | Jonas Gray emerges    Mon Oct 27, 10:59 AM

New England Patriots RB Jonas Gray rushed 17 times for 86 yards in the Week 8 game Sunday, Oct. 26. Gray ran decisively, which is something the team has seen in the downhill runner since training camp.

Footballguys view: Oh that tricky Belichick. Shane Vereen had dominated the snap count in Week 7...the team's first game without Stevan Ridley. On Sunday, it was Gray leading the way. The power back has a skill set that most closely resembles Ridley, and he could continue to see a large role going forward...but it's Belichick we're talking about here. We're optimistic but cautious when considering Gray.

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  Patriots | Julian Edelman benched    Mon Oct 27, 09:39 AM

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman played in just 45 of the 74 offensive snaps Sunday, Oct. 26. He played in 45 of the team's first 52 snaps, but was apparently benched. The team didn't announce an injury, but he had two drops.

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  Patriots | Brandon LaFell continues ascension    Mon Oct 27, 09:39 AM

New England Patriots WR Brandon LaFell played in 61 of the 74 offensive snaps in Week 8 Sunday, Oct. 26. He had 11 catches for 124 yards and a touchdown in the game.

Footballguys view: LaFell has been earning the trust of Tom Brady, and he's getting rewarded with more targets on gameday. Fantasy owners need to keep this in mind when looking at LaFell as a starter. In games the Patriots control, LaFell is worth starting at least as a WR3/flex play with upside.

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