|Oct 30 2014 - Chris Barker|
G Chris Barker was signed by the Patriots to the practice squad Thursday (Oct. 30). Barker, 24, had been released on Oct. 28 to make room on the 53-man roster for recently acquired LB Jonathan Casillas. He began the season on the practice squad and was signed to the 53-man roster prior to the Jets game on Oct. 16 and played in the game on special teams. He was inactive for the Bears game. The 6-foot-2, 310-pounder is in his second NFL season after spending the entire 2013 season on the New England roster. Barker was claimed off waivers and awarded to the Patriots from Miami on Sept. 1, 2013. Barker was originally signed by Miami as a rookie free agent out of Nevada on May 3, 2013, but was released on Aug. 31, 2013.
|Oct 29 2014 - Dont'a Hightower|
LB Dont'a Hightower participated in fully in practice despite a knee injury.
|Oct 29 2014 - Brandon Browner|
CB Brandon Browner (ankle) was listed as full participation in practice.
|Oct 29 2014 - Tom Brady|
QB Tom Brady participated fully in practice on Wednesday despite his minor ankle injury
|Oct 29 2014 - Matthew Slater|
WR Matthew Slater continues to be limited in practice with a shoulder injury.
|Oct 29 2014 - Cameron Fleming|
OL Cameron Fleming (finger) also remains limited in practice.
|Oct 29 2014 - Nate Ebner|
DB Nate Ebner (finger) remains limited in practice.
|Oct 29 2014 - Dominique Easley|
DL Dominique Easley (knee) was once again limited in practice, although he's no long listed as having a shoulder injury, as had been the case in previous weeks.
|Oct 29 2014 - Chandler Jones|
DE Chandler Jones (hip) did not practice on Wednesday, entering the second week with the injury that will reportedly sideline him at least a month.
|Oct 29 2014 - Alan Branch|
DL Alan Branch officially signed with the Patriots Oct. 29. The defensive tackle is a veteran of seven NFL seasons with the Cardinals, Seahawks and Bills. The 6-6, 325 pounder has played in 94 career games with 47 starts. He adds depth to a New England defensive line that's without Sealver Siliga and has struggled against the run this season.
|Oct 28 2014 - Jonathan Casillas|
LB Jonathan Casillas was traded by the Buccaneers with a sixth-round pick in the 2015 draft to the Patriots for 2015 fifth-round pick.
|Oct 28 2014 - Chris Barker|
G Chris Barker was waived by the Patriots Tuesday (Oct. 28).
|Oct 27 2014 - Rob Gronkowski|
TE Rob Gronkowski went to the Gillette Stadium locker room immediately following his 46-yard third-quarter touchdown against the Bears due to dehydration. The tight end did no return to the sideline or the field, but did address the media after his three-touchdown performance.
|Oct 27 2014 - Jordan Devey|
T Jordan Devey was a healthy scratch against the Bears. The former undrafted rookie has started four games at guard this year, including just a week earlier against the Jets.
|Oct 27 2014 - Chris Barker|
G Chris Barker was a healthy scratch against Chicago, one week after playing a reserve role against the Jets when he was promoted from the Patriots practice squad.
|Oct 27 2014 - Cameron Fleming|
OL Cameron Fleming was once again inactive, the rookie missing his fourth straight game due to a finger injury. Fleming was limited in practice last week.
|Oct 27 2014 - Nate Ebner|
DB Nate Ebner missed his fourth straight game due to a finger injury, although he did practice on a limited basis last week.
|Oct 27 2014 - Alfonzo Dennard|
CB Alfonzo Dennard was seemingly a healthy scratch against Chicago, as the veteran was not listed on the Patriots injury report last week. Dennard did miss three games earlier this season with a shoulder injury, something that kept him from the field all summer and dates back to offseason surgery.
|Oct 27 2014 - Aaron Dobson|
WR Aaron Dobson was a healthy scratch against the Bears, the fifth time the 2013 second-round pick has been inactive this fall.
|Oct 27 2014 - Chandler Jones|
DE Chandler Jones (hip) missed his first game of the season with the injury that could reportedly keep him out of action anywhere from four weeks to the remainder of the regular season.
|Oct 27 2014 - Brandon Browner|
CB Brandon Browner admitted that his conditioning was a problem in his season debut on Thursday Night Football against the Jets. The veteran had missed the first four games of the season to an NFL suspension. Then he dealt with an ankle injury that pushed his New England debut off until Week 7. He seemed to be in much better shape Sunday afternoon against the big Bears targets. Though he still was called for a pair of penalties - he has four in two games - Browner looked like the physical force that could be a benefit to the Darrelle Revis-led secondary over the second half of the season.
|Oct 27 2014 - Marcus Cannon|
OL Marcus Cannon started the first three games of the season at left guard for New England. He struggled mightily. But since then the former fifth-round pick, who started six regular season games and two postseason contests last fall at right tackle, has played a rotational role on the line with him seeing time at both tackle spots at points in each of the last five games.
While it's rare for teams to rotate its tackles, especially when LT Nate Solder and RT Sebastian Vollmer are each highly-paid former first- and second-round picks respectively, Bill Belichick sees the rotation much the way he would with players at any other position.
|Oct 27 2014 - Akeem Ayers|
LB Akeem Ayers suited up and played a rotational role in primarily sub situations on defense for the Patriots just five days after joining the team in a trade from the Titans. The former Tennessee second-round pick notched his first sack in a New England uniform and finished with five tackles to help out a Patriots front seven that's learning to play without Jerod Mayo (IR, knee) as well as Chandler Jones (hip).
|Oct 26 2014 - Tom Brady|
QB Tom Brady was masterful in Sunday's 51-23 victory over the Chicago Bears. He was 30 of 35 for 354 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions -- the third five-TD game of his career and he has the club record with a pair of six-TD efforts. This was his 100th home regular season start and he improved to 87-13 in those games. It was the 17th game of his career where he threw four-plus touchdown passes without a pick, tying him with Drew Brees for the all-time NFL lead. Sunday's win over Chicago was Brady's 61st 300-yard game.
|Oct 26 2014 - Rob Gronkowski|
TE Rob Gronkowski left Sunday's game in the third quarter because of dehydration. But he had already had nine catches, for 149 yards and three touchdowns. The last TD, his last play of the day, was a stunning Gronkowski-type catch and run that saw him break a tackle and continue on for the score. "When he plays like beast mode he's tough to stop," said QB Tom Brady.
|Oct 26 2014 - Brandon LaFell|
WR Brandon LaFell caught a career-high 11 passes for a career-best 147 yards. "Big target" and "tough kid" were two of the things coach Bill Belichick said of the receiver after the game. "Plays hard, hard to tackle," said Belichick. Tom Brady said "He has great catch-and-run ability. He's such a strong runner and when you get the ball in his hands good things happen, so we've got to keep finding ways to get him the ball."
|Oct 26 2014 - Jonas Gray|
RB Jonas Gray, promoted before last week's game with the Jets, made his first start and ran for 86 yards on 17 carries in the big win. "He's run hard all year," said Belichick, who has added Gray to the mix since losing leading rusher Stevan Ridley to a season-ending knee injury." He did that in preseason, does it every day in practice; training camp. That's the way he plays. I thought he did a good job."
|Oct 25 2014 - Jonathan Krause|
WR Jonathan Krause was signed to the practice squad by the Patriots Friday (Oct. 24). Krause, 22, was originally signed by Cleveland as a rookie free agent out of Vanderbilt on May 12, 2014. The 5-foot-11, 190-pounder, was placed on reserve/injured by Cleveland on Aug. 26, 2014. He was waived from reserve/injured Oct. 21. Krause had a career-year in 2013 for Vanderbilt, starting in 11 of 13 games and setting career highs with 42 receptions for 714 yards and three touchdowns. He finished his college career with 98 receptions for 1,197 yards and five touchdowns. Krause was also used as a punt returner in college, returning two punts for touchdowns as a junior in 2012.
|Oct 25 2014 - Ja'Gared Davis|
LB Ja'Gared Davis was signed to the practice squad by the Patriots Friday (Oct. 24). Davis, 24, was signed to the 53-man roster from the practice squad on Oct. 4 and played in three games before being released on Oct. 22. He did not record any statistics. The 6-foot, 238-pounder began the regular season on the practice squad after being released at the end of training camp. Davis spent the majority of his rookie season in 2013 on the Patriots' practice squad, but did see action in one regular-season game and both postseason games after joining the 53-man roster. He was originally signed by Houston as a rookie free agent out of Southern Methodist on May 10, 2013, released by Houston on Aug. 27, 2013, and claimed off waivers and awarded to the Patriots on Aug. 28, 2013.
|Oct 24 2014 - Alan Branch|
DE Andre Branch is out of Sunday's game vs. the Miami Dolphins with a groin injury.
|Oct 24 2014 - Chandler Jones|
DE Chandler Jones is out for Sunday's game vs. the Chicago Bears with a hip injury.
|Oct 23 2014 - Jonathan Krause|
WR Jonathan Krause was waived from reserve/injured by the Browns Tuesday (Oct. 21).
|Oct 22 2014 - Jonathan Casillas|
LB Jonathan Casillas (hamstring) returned to practice on a limited basis after missing the last game. Casillas has lost his starting SSLB job to Danny Lansanah.
|Oct 22 2014 - Devin McCourty|
S Devin McCourty was a full participant despite his lingering rib injury.
|Oct 22 2014 - Dont'a Hightower|
LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
|Oct 22 2014 - Jamie Collins|
LB Jamie Collins remains a full participant in practice despite a thigh injury.
|Oct 22 2014 - Brandon Browner|
CB Brandon Browner (ankle) participated fully in Wednesday's practice.
|Oct 22 2014 - Tom Brady|
QB Tom Brady continues to be listed as full participation in practice despite an ankle injury.
|Oct 22 2014 - Bryan Stork|
OL Bryan Stork returned to practice on a limited basis after suffering a concussion in practice two weeks ago.
|Oct 22 2014 - Matthew Slater|
WR Matthew Slater (shoulder) continues to be limited in practice.
|Oct 22 2014 - Cameron Fleming|
OL Cameron Fleming returned to practice on a limited basis after missing the last three weeks to a finger injury.
|Oct 22 2014 - Nate Ebner|
DB Nate Ebner returned to practice on a limited basis with the finger injury that's caused him to miss the last three games.
|Oct 22 2014 - Dominique Easley|
DL Dominique Easley (shoulder/knee) continues to be limited in practice.
|Oct 22 2014 - Dan Connolly|
OL Dan Connolly was limited in practice on Wednesday due to the concussion that forced him to miss last Thursday's game against New York.
|Oct 22 2014 - Chandler Jones|
LB Chandler Jones did not practice Wednesday because of a hip injury that, according to the Boston Globe, could sidline him for a month. Jones, who's previously been limited in practice with a shoulder injury, suffered the hip injury in last Thursday night's win over the Jets.
|Oct 22 2014 - Ja'Gared Davis|
LB Ja'Gared Davis was released Oct. 22 to make room for Akeem Ayers on the roster. Davis is expected to join the team's practice squad, assuming he clears waivers.
|Oct 22 2014 - Akeem Ayers|
LB Akeem Ayers was traded Oct. 22 to the Patriots along with a seventh-round pick from the Tennessee Titans, with New England sending a sixth-round pick to Tennessee. Ayers is a former second-round pick in 2011 who fell out of favor under Ken Whisenhunt and didn't suit the team's switch to the 3-4 this fall.
He should compete for playing time almost immediately in New England for a front seven that's dealing with injuries to a number of key contributors.
|Oct 20 2014 - Jonathan Casillas|
LB Jonathan Casillas (hamstring) did not practice Monday.
|Oct 17 2014 - Danny Amendola|
WR Danny Amendola had easily his best game of the season in helping the Patriots hang on to beat the Jets on Thursday night. Amendola caught the game-winning 19-yard touchdown pass on third-and-goal midway through the fourth quarter, his only catch of the day. The receiver also recovered the Jets' onside kick attempt later in the quarter as well as contributing on special teams with his first four kickoff returns of the season for a 26.3-yard average.
While there has been a bit of criticism thrown the receiver's way early this season given his mere five catches in seven games a year removed from joining New England on a $31 million contract, Amendola downplayed his personal satisfaction in his own contributions.
"We came out on top and that's what I'm most excited about," Amendola said. "I've caught a lot of balls in a game and lost. I've caught a lot of balls in a game and won. I've caught zero balls in a game and won and zero balls in a game and lost. No matter what, to come out on top is most important. That's when everybody is happiest and that's when we grow as a team. We're all excited. Good win for us."
|Oct 17 2014 - James White|
RB James White was a healthy scratch against the Jets, the sixth time the fourth-round pick has been inactive this season.