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 Latest Patriots Player Notes
Aug 19 2014 - Justin Jones
  TE Justin Jones was signed by the Patriots Monday (Aug. 18). He had been waived by the Patriots Aug. 10.


Aug 19 2014 - Jeremy Gallon
  WR Jeremy Gallon was removed from PUP and was on the practice field Aug. 18 after missing the first three-plus weeks of training camp due to an unknown injury.


Aug 19 2014 - Ben Bass
  DL Ben Bass took part in his first full practice with the Patriots Aug. 18, after being acquired the previous week in a trade with the Cowboys. Bass had been nursing a hamstring injury in Dallas.


Aug 19 2014 - Jerel Worthy
  DL Jerel Worthy took part fully in his first practice with the Patriots Aug. 18, after being acquired a week earlier in a trade from the Packers. The former second-round pick had been on NFI with a back injury in Green Bay, but is ready for full practice work in New England.


Aug 19 2014 - Tavon Wilson
  DB Tavon Wilson returned to practice action Aug. 18 after missing a week of work, including the second preseason game, to an unknown injury.


Aug 19 2014 - Michael Hoomanawanui
  TE Michael Hoomanawanui was on the practice field in shorts Aug. 18, his first appearance since suffering a left knee injury in the first week of training camp.


Aug 19 2014 - Jerod Mayo
  LB Jerod Mayo returned to practice Aug. 18 after missing practice the previous week and the second preseason game for undisclosed reasons.


Aug 19 2014 - Dominique Easley
  DL Dominique Easley took part in full team action for the Patriots defense Aug. 18. The rookie first-round pick is coming back from an ACL suffered early in his final season at Florida. He was removed from the NFI list last week and has been increasing his practice workload each day.


Aug 17 2014 - Jerel Worthy
  DE Jerel Worthy did not take part in practice last week or the preseason game after being acquired in a trade with the Packers. Worthy had been on NFI in Green Bay to open camp due to a back injury.


Aug 17 2014 - Sealver Siliga
  DT Sealver Siliga continues to be out of action with the hand injury suffered in joint practices with the Redskins that landed the second-year run stuffer in a cast.


Aug 17 2014 - Chris Jones
  DT Chris Jones has been sidelined for the last week after suffering an ankle injury in the preseason opener in Washington.


Aug 17 2014 - Bryan Stork
  C Bryan Stork remains sidelined with an unknown injury, having missed two-plus weeks of training camp practice and preseason action. He has been seen on the practice field doing rehab work and watching positional drills during recent practices.


Aug 17 2014 - James Anderson
  LB James Anderson missed week two of preseason work, both practice and game action, with an unknown injury suffered in the preseason opener in Washington.


Aug 17 2014 - Jerod Mayo
  LB Jerod Mayo missed the Eagles exhibition contest as well as practice action last week for undisclosed personal reasons.


Aug 17 2014 - Michael Hoomanawanui
  TE Michael Hoomanawanui continues to be out of action with the leg injury that has sidelined him since the first week of camp practices.


Aug 17 2014 - D.J. Williams
  TE D.J. Williams sat out the second straight preseason game due to the leg injury he suffered two weeks ago in joining practice with the Redskins.


Aug 17 2014 - Alfonzo Dennard
  CB Alfonzo Dennard sat out the second week of preseason, continuing to work back from offseason shoulder surgery. Dennard was more active last week in practice, taking part in 7-on-7 action.


Aug 17 2014 - Dominique Easley
  DT Dominique Easley has now missed his first two preseason games while working to full health from the torn ACL that cut his final season at Florida short. The first-round pick was taken off NFI last week and has practiced on a limited basis, but full-contact work remains a hurdle.


Aug 17 2014 - Aaron Dobson
  WR Aaron Dobson did not play in the second preseason game and has yet to take part in full contact drills as he works back from offseason foot surgery, despite having been taken off PUP last week.


Aug 17 2014 - Rob Gronkowski
  TE Rob Gronkowski was once again absent from preseason action. The Pro Bowler took part in 7-on-7 last week for the first time as he continues to slowly work back from a torn ACL suffered last December.


Aug 13 2014 - Jerel Worthy
  DE Jerel Worthy was traded by the Packers to the Patriots for a conditional draft pick. Worthy, drafted at No. 51 overall out of Michigan State in 2012 has been slowed by injuries throughout his career. He has yet to practice this training camp because of a lower back injury. He has appeared in only 16 games and seen limited action in those games. In the final game of this rookie year, he tore his ACL. He was on the physically unable to perform list to begin the 2013 season as he recovered from knee surgery. He finally saw action in November. He has recorded 2 1/2 sacks in his injury-filled career.


Aug 12 2014 - Dominique Easley
  DT Dominique Easley passed his physical Monday (Aug. 11) and was cleared to begin practicing.


Aug 12 2014 - Aaron Dobson
  WR Aaron Dobson passed his physical Monday (Aug. 11) and was cleared to begin practicing.


Aug 11 2014 - Justin Jones
  TE Justin Jones was waived by the Patriots Monday (Aug. 11). Jones, 22, originally signed with the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of East Carolina on May 12, 2014. He was a three-year starter and finished his career with 52 receptions for 598 yards and 12 touchdowns.


Aug 11 2014 - Steve Maneri
  TE Steve Maneri was signed by the Patriots Monday (Aug. 11). Maneri, 26, spent the 2010 season on the New England practice squad and went to training camp with the Patriots in 2011. The 6-foot-7, 280-pounder, has also spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs (2011-12) and the Chicago Bears (2013). He spent part of the 2014 offseason with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Maneri was originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Houston Texans out of Temple in 2010 but was released and claimed off waivers by the Patriots prior to the start of the regular season. He has played in 23 NFL games with 10 starts and has registered six receptions for 52 yards. A tight end in college, Houston signed Maneri and converted him to an offensive lineman and began his career with the Patriots as an offensive lineman. Last season, Maneri played in four games with one start for Chicago before being released by the Bears on Oct. 21, 2013.


Aug 11 2014 - Brian Tyms
  WR Brian Tyms is facing a four-game suspension after testing positive for a banned substance, according to CSNNE.com. The NFL does not reveal the substance, but Tyms said it was Adderall. "I've had a prescription for it since I was 9," he said. "It costs money to get all that stuff situated. Money which I didn't have to spend. It was my fault. I should have brought it to the NFL and said, 'Hey, I take this from time to time before it got to that point.' But it wasn't like I'm using it as something to boost my ratings. I've been taking it since I was 9. That and Ritalin. I can't worry about that. I put that in God's hands. I just come out and try to play to get on this team." If Tyms makes the 53-man roster, he will not be allowed to practice with the team for the first four weeks of the regular season. He made five catches for 119 yards in the Patriots' exhibition opener Thursday, a 23-6 loss to the Washington Redskins.


Aug 11 2014 - James Anderson
  LB James Anderson was absent from the practice field as the Patriots returned to workouts in New England Aug. 10. The veteran linebacker saw significant action in the preseason opener in Washington.


Aug 11 2014 - Tavon Wilson
  S Tavon Wilson did not work out Aug. 10, New England's first practice since the preseason opener.


Aug 11 2014 - Kanorris Davis
  S Kanorris Davis did not practice on the first day of workouts for the Patriots on Sunday following the team's preseason opener.


Aug 11 2014 - Brandon Bolden
  RB Brandon Bolden returned to the practice field for the first time in more than a week on Aug. 10, having missed the preseason opener as well.


Aug 11 2014 - Ryan Mallett
  QB Ryan Mallett was absent from the practice field as the Patriots returned to workouts for the first time since the preseason opener. Bill Belichick would not comment on his backup's health, only saying that there were a lot of players in "different physical situations," indicating it's likely an injury. Mallett missed time this spring with a knee problem.


Aug 10 2014 - Zach Moore
  DL Zach Moore is a rookie, sixth-round pick out of Division II Concordia. He's seen action all along the defensive line in his first NFL training camp, and so far is working to overcome what Bill Belichick acknowledges is a clear big jump in competition. "He would have one of the biggest, no question, one of the biggest (jumps),"Belichick said. "He's been out here every day, works hard. We've got a long way to go, but [he's] getting better. He works on a lot of little things, he's in good condition, he's taken a lot of reps and he'll need to take a lot more, but he's making progress. Works hard. No issues, just a long way to go."


Aug 10 2014 - Rob Gronkowski
  TE Rob Gronkowski remained in New England last week while the Patriots took part in joint practices with the Redskins leading up to the teams' preseason opener in Washington. He was back on the practice field on Sunday in Foxborough, doing his usual drills and work to the side with Tom Brady but refraining from any team action or contact work. Afterwards the Pro Bowler discussed his health status as he returns from last December's torn ACL and how he spent the week away from his teammates. "Just a little time off to let the knee heal a little bit more. You know, you can't always be grinding on it 24/7 off an injury. You have to let it heal," Gronkowski explained. "I'm feeling better since the time off, so, it's going well. My body kind of needed it, my knee needed it, that rest, when they went to Virginia. It was good progress." Gronkowski said he's not had any setbacks in his recovery and that he's "getting better every day." "I'm going full-speed in the drills I'm doing, but they're just limiting the drills I can do," Gronkowski said of spending a lot of 1-on-1 time against Darrelle Revis. "Most likely, when I'm cleared for contact, it will be full-go, too."


Aug 9 2014 - Rob Gronkowski
  TE Rob Gronkowski did not play in the preseason opener against the Redskins or make the trip to Washington as he continues to work his way back to full health from the torn ACL suffered in December against the Browns.


Aug 9 2014 - Sealver Siliga
  DT Sealver Siliga suffered a left hand injury in joint practice action with the Redskins on Aug. 5 in Richmond, Va. The run stuffer was impressive late last season after a call-up from the practice squad and has provided depth behind Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly this summer. He was seen wearing a cast on the hand and is expected to miss extended time to the injury.


Aug 9 2014 - Chris Jones
  DT Chris Jones limped off with a left ankle injury in the preseason opener against the Redskins. The second-year player had been having a solid camp after posting 5.5 sacks as a rookie a year ago. He reportedly avoided serious injury, but is expected to miss practice time. ESPN.com reported he would miss the remainder of the preseason.


Aug 6 2014 - Deontae Skinner
  LB Deontae Skinner passed his physical and was cleared for pracrtice Aug. 3.


Aug 5 2014 - James Morris
  LB James Morris, an undrafted rookie out of Iowa, re-signed with the Patriots Aug. 3. Morris had been with the team for a short stint in May, and spent the first day of practice in Richmond working with the rehab staff to prepare for padded practice action.


Aug 5 2014 - Matthew Slater
  WR Matthew Slater also remains a limited participant in practice for the Patriots despite having been removed from the PUP list. The veteran special teams captain spends most of his practice time running on his own and not taking part in team dills in the kicking game.


Aug 5 2014 - Alfonzo Dennard
  CB Alfonzo Dennard was removed from PUP after a week of camp, but has yet to take part in full contact or team practice action. The returning third-year cornerback continues to work some drills but also spend a lot of time working with the New England rehab staff as he comes back from offseason shoulder surgery.


Aug 5 2014 - Michael Hoomanawanui
  TE Michael Hoomanawanui was not a part of the Patriots work against the Redskins as the veteran tight end continues to miss time with a leg injury. With Gronkowski and Hoomanawanui out of action the tight end depth chart remains extremely thin with the likes of journeyman D.J. Williams and undrafted rookie Justin Jones taking the bulk of the reps.


Aug 5 2014 - Brandon Bolden
  RB Brandon Bolden was absent from the practice fields in Richmond, continuing to miss time with an unknown injury.


Aug 5 2014 - Rob Gronkowski
  TE Rob Gronkowski did not make the trip to Richmond with the Patriots for the joint practices with the Redskins. The Pro Bowler has practiced on a limited basis early in camp and has yet to take part in team drills or any contact action. Since those two areas are the backbone of joint practices, it's not surprising that Gronkowski remained in Foxborough to continue to work back from the torn ACL suffered last December.


Aug 5 2014 - Jerel Worthy
  DE Jerel Worthy remains on the non-football injury list. The third-year player has been recovering from surgery on his lower back in the spring.


Aug 5 2014 - Matthew Slater
  WR Matthew Slater passed his physical July 31 and was cleared for practice.


Jul 30 2014 - Jerel Worthy
  DE Jerel Worthy said Wednesday he is hopeful of getting back on the field soon as he completes his recovery from surgery on his lower back in April. The third-year player hurt his back while training early in the offseason. The injury and subsequent surgery kept him from participating in the team's spring workouts, and he started training camp on the non-football injury list.


Jul 30 2014 - Rob Gronkowski
  TE Rob Gronkowski continues to take a cautious road in his return from a torn ACL suffered last December. The Pro Bowler was cleared to practice to start camp but has yet to take part in any team action or contact drills. "The side work is going good, I'm getting used to everything I can do," Gronkowski said after Tuesday's practice. "Doing conditioning, which is my number one factor right now, that's what I can work out to the max -- running around and getting my body used to everything. Working individually, listening to my coaches and getting my individual routes and blocking down to the best of my ability."


Jul 30 2014 - Josh Boyce
  WR Josh Boyce was absent from the practice field July 30 after limping off with a right knee injury one day earlier. The second-year former fourth-round pick started three of nine games played a year ago, playing catch-up after missing time last summer with a foot injury. It's certainly not ideal for him to mass time again as he tries to compete and stand out in a very unsettled young group of receivers.


Jul 30 2014 - Tyler Gaffney
  RB Tyler Gaffney was claimed off waivers July 28, after suffering a season-ending knee injury with the Panthers. The rookie was a sixth-round pick out of Stanford and could be interesting young competition in the New England backfield moving forward given that both Steven Ridley and Shane Vereen are set to be free agents next spring.


Jul 30 2014 - Dax Swanson
  DB Daxton Swanson, a first-year player out of Sam Houston State, returned to practice July 29 after missing start of camp while away from the team dealing with the death of his father.



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