New England Patriots

Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense15th106.4 (18th)247.6 (8th)
Defense1st95.5 (6th)180.4 (2nd)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
91Allen, Beau DT6-332711/14/19917Wisconsin
60Andrews, David C6-33007/10/19926Georgia
86Asiasi, Devin TE6-32578/14/1997RUCLA
7Bailey, Jake P6-22056/18/19972Stanford
51Bentley, Ja'Whaun LB6-22558/24/19963Purdue
29Bethel, Justin DB6-02006/17/19909Presbyterian
25Brooks, Terrence DB5-112053/2/19927Florida State
41Bryant, Myles CB5-91851/2/1998RWashington
34Burkhead, Rex RB5-102157/2/19908Nebraska
70Butler, Adam DT6-53004/12/19944Vanderbilt
10Byrd, Damiere WR5-91801/27/19935South Carolina
90Calhoun, Shilique LB6-42603/20/19925Michigan State
49Cardona, Joe LS6-32454/16/19926Navy
99Cowart, Byron DT6-33005/20/19962Maryland
74Cunningham, Korey T6-63115/17/19953Cincinnati
98Davis, Carl DT6-53203/2/19926Iowa
22Davis, Cody DB6-22036/6/19898Texas Tech
35Dugger, Kyle SAF6-22203/22/1996RLenoir-Rhyne
11Edelman, Julian WR5-101985/22/198612Kent State
66Ferentz, James C6-23006/5/19894Iowa
6Folk, Nick K6-122211/5/198413Arizona
64Froholdt, Hjalte G6-53108/20/19962Arkansas
24Gilmore, Stephon CB6-12029/19/19909South Carolina
93Guy, Lawrence DT6-43153/17/199010Arizona State
37Harris, Damien RB5-112132/11/19972Alabama
15Harry, N'Keal WR6-422512/17/19972Arizona State
75Herron, Justin G6-530511/27/1995RWake Forest
2Hoyer, Brian QB6-221610/13/198512Michigan State
85Izzo, Ryan TE6-525512/21/19953Florida State
27Jackson, J.C. DB6-119811/17/19953Maryland
58Jennings, Anfernee LB6-32599/1/1997RAlabama
47Johnson, Jakob FB6-325512/15/19942Tennessee
31Jones, Jonathan DB5-101909/20/19935Auburn
44Keene, Dalton TE6-42514/14/1999RVirginia Tech
36King, Brandon LB6-22206/8/19936Auburn
46Maluia, Cassh LB6-024810/3/1998RWyoming
69Mason, Shaq G6-13108/28/19936Georgia Tech
32McCourty, Devin FS5-101958/13/198711Rutgers
30McCourty, Jason CB5-111958/13/198712Rutgers
16Meyers, Jakobi WR6-220011/9/19962NC State
26Michel, Sony RB5-112152/17/19953Georgia
1Newton, Cam QB6-52455/11/198910Auburn
80Olszewski, Gunner WR6-019011/26/19962Bemidji State
71Onwenu, Mike G6-335012/10/1997RMichigan
21Phillips, Adrian SS5-112103/28/19926Texas
95Rivers, Derek DE6-52505/9/19944Youngstown State
55Simon, John DE6-226010/14/19908Ohio State
18Slater, Matthew WR6-02059/9/198513UCLA
4Stidham, Jarrett QB6-32158/8/19962Auburn
42Taylor, J.J. RB5-61851/4/1998RArizona
62Thuney, Joe G6-530811/18/19925NC State
92Thurman, Nick DE6-43056/12/19951Houston
53Uche, Josh LB6-32269/18/1998RMichigan
28White, James RB5-102052/3/19927Wisconsin
33Williams, Joejuan CB6-321212/6/19972Vanderbilt
50Winovich, Chase DE6-32504/19/19952Michigan
91Wise, Deatrich DE6-52757/26/19944Arkansas
76Wynn, Isaiah T6-231012/9/19953Georgia
19Zuber, Isaiah WR6-01904/15/1997RMississippi State
Injured Players
10Adeboyejo, Quincy (IR) WR6-32005/26/19952Ole Miss
 Barnett, Michael (IR) DT6-4304//RGeorgia
77Cajuste, Yodny (IR) T6-53102/21/19961West Virginia
52Copeland, Brandon (IR) OLB6-32637/2/19916Pennsylvania
72Eluemunor, Jermaine (IR) G6-433512/13/19944Texas A&M
Practice Squad
65Benenoch, Caleb T6-53058/8/19945UCLA
43Berry, Rashod DE6-425510/14/1996ROhio State
96Bower, Tashawn DE6-52502/18/19953LSU
82Burt, Jake TE6-32608/25/1996RBoston College
8Dolegala, Jake QB6-724210/7/19961Central Connecticut State
59Hall, Terez LB6-223511/18/19961Missouri
 Jackson, Mike CB6-12101/10/19972Miami (FL)
84Kinsey, Mason WR5-111878/29/19981Berry College
 Pinckney, Michael LB6-12265/28/1998RMiami (FL)
5Rohrwasser, Justin K6-323012/7/1996RMarshall
39Ross, D'Angelo CB5-919010/29/19962New Mexico
 Steckler, Jordan T6-53057/16/1996RNorthern Illinois
88Wilkerson, Kristian WR6-12141/10/1997RSoutheast Missouri State
 
 
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Position Listing
Dalton Keene
News
Keene brought in his only target for eight yards in Sunday's 33-6 loss to the 49ers.

In his NFL debut, Keene logged 24 (of a possible 52) snaps on offense, which was actually one more than starter Ryan Izzo. Keene could make a fantasy impact down the road, but so far this season, New England's tight ends have been afterthoughts in the team's passing attack.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 9 at N.Y. Jets
Kristian Wilkerson
News
The Titans waived Wilkerson on Saturday, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.

The undrafted rookie out of Southeast Missouri State could be a candidate for the practice squad, provided that he goes unclaimed on waivers.

Rashod Berry
No Updates
D'Angelo Ross
News
Ross (undisclosed) was released by the Patriots with an injury settlement Saturday, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports.

Ross resided on the team's injured reserve list for most of August, but the team elected to send him packing. The undrafted free agent out of New Mexico will look to get healthy and find a depth role elsewhere around the league.

Jonathan Jones
News
Jones (groin) is officially active for Saturday's game against the Titans

The 26-year-old was considered questionable after working as a limited practice participant this week, but he's good to play in Saturday's playoff matchup. Jones could see increased snaps with Jason McCourty (groin) sidelined versus Tennessee.

Jakob Johnson
News
The Patriots placed Johnson (shoulder) on injured reserve Monday.

Johnson will be eligible to return Week 17 against the Dolphins. The Patriots have both fullbacks Johnson and James Develin (neck) on injured reserve, so the team will likely sign another asset to pave the way in their crowded backfield.

Chase Winovich
News
Winovich recorded four tackles (two solo) and a sack across 37 defensive snaps in Monday's loss to the Chiefs.

The second-year linebacker now has 2.5 sacks over the past three games, which leads the team. He's also played in 66 percent of the defensive snaps so far this season, a notable upgrade from his 28 percent average in 2019.

Jake Dolegala
News
Dolegala agreed to terms to join the Patriots' squad Monday, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports.

Dolegala went undrafted in the 2019 NFL Draft and spent a brief stint in Cincinnati last season. He'll now serve as insurance among the Patriots' passers.

Quincy Adeboyejo
News
Adeboyejo (undisclosed) cleared waivers Sunday and reverted to the Patriots' injured reserve, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports.

Adeboyejo won't play in the 2020 season unless he reaches an injury settlement with the Patriots. The 25-year-old wideout hasn't played an NFL game since 2017, so he'll likely land in a depth/specialist role if he indeed finds a new team at some point in the campaign.

Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Jakobi Meyers
News
Meyers caught four of six targets for 60 yards and carried one time for two yards during Sunday's 33-6 loss to the 49ers.

Meyers hadn't seen action in over a month coming in, but he found a way to lead the team in all major receiving categories despite Cam Newton finishing with under 100 passing yards on the day. Newton was ultimately benched in favor of Jarrett Stidham after his third turnover, though Meyers managed to snare a pass from him as well. Given the team's struggles under center and Meyers' inactivity for much of the season, he won't take a great deal of fantasy appeal into next Sunday's meeting with the Bills.

Ryan Izzo
News
Izzo hauled in his only target for eight yards in Sunday's 33-6 loss to the 49ers.

Izzo was on the field for 23 of the Patriots' 52 snaps on offense in the contest, which was one less than fellow TE Dalton Keene handled in his NFL debut. With just seven catches on 12 targets for 90 yards in seven games to date, Izzo is off the fantasy radar in all but the deepest of formats.

Jordan Steckler
No Updates
Sony Michel
News
Michel (quad/illness) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

It's worth reiterating a player can be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list without necessarily testing positive for the virus, particularly after the NFL added a new "high risk" close contact category to the protocol earlier in the week. Michel, who was placed on injured reserve in early October due to a quad injury, was likely a few weeks away from being activated off injured reserve anyway, so this designation does little to change his fantasy stock for the immediate future.

Injury
Quadriceps - Injured Reserve. Expected Return - Week 9
Devin McCourty
News
McCourty (undisclosed) isn't on Wednesday's injury report.

McCourty missed this past Saturday's practice, but he's not in danger of missing the game now that it has been pushed back a week to this coming Sunday. The veteran safety has 11 tackles and an interception that he returned for a touchdown through four games.

Julian Edelman
News
Edelman (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

The Patriots continue to manage Edelman's practice reps, so we're not concerned about his availability for Sunday's game against the Bills. That said, whether it's a product of being banged up or a byproduct of QB Cam Newton's recent struggles, Edelman's production of late has dipped to the point that starting him in PPR formats this week isn't necessarily a slam-dunk.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve. Expected Return - Week 11
Beau Allen
News
Allen (undisclosed) returned to practice Wednesday, indicating the start of his 21-day window to be activated from IR, Mike Dussault of the Patriots' official site reports.

Allen was in line to start at defensive tackle for the Patriots this year before he suffered an injury in training camp. It's unclear if the Wisconsin product will be ready for Sunday's game against the 49ers, but it shouldn't be long before he's back in the fold. Allen could be an immediate boost to a run defense that has allowed 119 rushing yards per game this year.

Injury
Leg - Injured Reserve
Shilique Calhoun
News
Calhoun has re-signed with the Patriots, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

The 28-year-old -- who can play either defensive end/edge rusher or inside linebacker -- will continue to add depth and versatility to the Patriots' defense as well as chip in on special teams. The 2016 third-rounder logged nine tackles and a forced fumble in 15 games for New England last season.

Ja'Whaun Bentley
News
Bentley posted 12 tackles and a half-sack in Sunday's 18-12 loss to the Broncos.

Bently was named the Patriots' starting inside linebacker during training camp, and he got off to a modest start to 2020, recording at least four tackles but no more than six stops in each of the first four games. The third-year pro exploded Sunday, though, leading the team in tackles and reaching a new career high in the process. He had plenty of opportunities since the Broncos' running backs carried 32 times, so this performance could be tough to replicate in a different game script.

Injury
Groin - Questionable for Week 9 at N.Y. Jets
Caleb Benenoch
News
The Lions released Benenoch on Sunday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Benenoch was jettisoned as a result of of the Lions adding Will Clarke to the 53-man roster. He's now free to join another club.

Justin Bethel
News
The Patriots signed Bethel to a contract Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Bethel was let go by the Ravens on Monday in order for them to gain a compensatory draft pick, and he found a new team quickly. Widely considered one of the best special team's players in the league, Bethel has tallied six tackles and a fumble recovery this season. He'll like assume a depth role on defense and will be a special teams mainstay for the Patriots.

David Andrews
News
Andrews (thumb) was activated off injured reserve Saturday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

The 28-year-old underwent thumb surgery after Week 2 and move to injured reserve, but he's back on the active roster after missing the past three games. Andrews should reclaim his starting role at center for New England.

Joe Thuney
News
Thuney suffered an ankle injury during Sunday's 33-6 loss to the 49ers.

Thuney will attempt to return to action against the Bills on Nov. 1. He plays a key depth role along the offensive line.

Cam Newton
News
Newton completed 9 of 15 pass attempts for 98 yards and three interceptions while carrying five times for 19 yards during Sunday's 33-6 loss to the 49ers.

Newton averaged a pedestrian 6.5 yards per attempt while recording the lowest yard and completion numbers of his career. He was benched after his third turnover midway through the third quarter and watched on as Jarrett Stidham finished the game. Coach Bill Belichick said after the game that Newton is the starter for now, so he should be expected under center next Sunday against the Bills, but it's clear that his leash is not long after throwing five interceptions with no touchdowns over his last two games.

Terez Hall
News
Hall (chest) signed a contract with the Patriots on Thursday.

Hall, an undrafted free agent out of Missouri, sat out at the combine due to a strained pectoral, but he's since returned to health and will report to New England's rookie mincamp. He recorded 71 total tackles, five sacks and an interception over 13 games in his final season of college football.

Damien Harris
News
Harris (ankle) was limited at practice Wednesday, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

Harris is one of eight New England players who logged a limited practice Wednesday and it's unclear if his listed ankle issue is a carry-over from Week 7 action or indicative of an in-practice setback. Harris was on the field for 21 of a possible 52 snaps on offense in this past Sunday's 33-6 loss to the 49ers, en route to carrying a team-high 10 times for 58 yards catching one pass for 12 yards.

Hjalte Froholdt
News
Froholdt (undisclosed), Dustin Woodard and Michel Onewu may be competing for a single roster spot in training camp, Mike Dussault of the Patriots' official site reports.

Onewu and Woodard were sixth- and seventh-round picks, respectively, in April's draft, so they don't have significant roster security. Froholdt, a 2019 fourth-round pick, landed on injured reserve in early September and remained there all season, but it appears he's now healthy and looking to make his professional debut.

Jake Burt
News
The Patriots placed Burt (undisclosed) on the practice squad injured list Wednesday, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

It's unclear exactly what Burt is dealing with, but he'll remain out of team activities for the time being.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 9 at N.Y. Jets
Stephon Gilmore
News
Gilmore (illness) returned to practice Thursday and was a full participant, Matt Vautour of MassLive.com reports.

Gilmore was unrestricted during New England's first practice since Oct. 2. The star cornerback had been sidelined since testing positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 6, but he's reportedly been asymptomatic since. At this time, Gilmore appears on track for Sunday's game against the Broncos, as does quarterback Cam Newton.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 9 at N.Y. Jets
Brandon Copeland
News
Copeland (pectoral) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

The 29-year-old was declared out for the season after suffering the torn pectoral during Sunday's loss to the 49ers, so the move to injured reserve was only a matter of time. Copeland finishes the season with 12 total tackles in six games.

Injury
Pectoral - Injured Reserve
J.C. Jackson
News
Jackson had two tackles (one solo), two interceptions and blocked a punt in Sunday's win at Buffalo.

Even on special teams, the 23-year-old managed to find the ball, and his blocked punt was recovered for a touchdown by teammate Matthew Slater. Jackson played only 43 defensive snaps (fourth among New England CBs), but he still managed to have a profound impact on Sunday's contest.

James Ferentz
News
Ferentz was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston reports.

Ferentz returned to practice Wednesday and will play in Sunday's game versus the Bills. He started one game before landing on the COVID-19 list, but with David Andrews (thumb) back in the fold, Ferentz likely will return to a backup center role.

Damiere Byrd
News
Byrd caught one of his two targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 33-6 loss to the 49ers.

Byrd's 48 (of a possible) 52 snaps on offense were tops among the Patriots' wide receivers, but the team's Week 7 passing attack fell flat for the second game in a row, with a corresponding drop in production the result for Byrd. His steady role in New England's offense gives him a chance to help out in PPR formats, but it's hard to get fired up about his fantasy prospects until things start clicking again for QB Cam Newton, who struggled Sunday before being pulled early in the fourth quarter.

Isaiah Zuber
News
Zuber reverted to the Patriots' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Zuber caught one pass for 16 yards across five offensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Broncos and will now return to the practice squad.

Matthew Slater
News
Slater (knee) is active for Sunday's contest against the Seahawks.

Slater battled a knee injury leading up to Sunday's matchup, but he's managed to get healthy in time to suit up. The veteran wideout will handle his usual role as a special-teams ace.

Myles Bryant
No Updates
Deatrich Wise
News
Wise (personal) will play Sunday against the Broncos, Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports.

Wise missed the first two practices of the week for non-injury reasons, but he returned to practice Friday and is good to go. The 25-year-old defensive end has posted 11 tackles and 0.5 sacks through four games, and he could handle a decent workload Sunday if Adam Butler (shoulder) is ruled out.

Anfernee Jennings
News
The Patriots selected Jennings in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 87th overall.

The latest Alabama player to get scooped up by New England, Jennings joins the Patriots after a strong career for the Crimson Tide. Jennings didn't test at the combine and doesn't flash elite athleticism on tape, but he's a disciplined player and a strong tackler. He collected 83 tackles and 12.5 tackles for loss from the outside linebacker position as a senior in 2019 and will compete for snaps in that role in New England.

Korey Cunningham
News
Cunningham is slated to be traded to the Patriots from the Cardinals in exchange for a 2020 sixth-round pick, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Cunningham will likely make New England's 53-man roster as a swing tackle, decreasing the chances that Cole Cronston, Dan Skipper, Martez Ivey and Tyree St. Louis stick with the team. The 2018 seventh-round pick showed flashes of potential last season across six starts in Arizona.

Rex Burkhead
News
Burkhead carried four times for 12 yards and caught three passes (on four targets) for 35 yards in Sunday's 33-6 loss to the 49ers.

Burkhead was on the field for 25 of a possible 52 snaps on offense, as he continues to work in a timeshare with Damien Harris (21 snaps, 10 carries) and James White (10 snaps, no carries/one catch). White's limited involvement in Week 7 wasn't typical, and looking ahead to this coming Sunday's game against the Bills, Burkhead remains a hit-or-miss fantasy option due to his unreliable weekly volume.

Jason McCourty
News
McCourty (groin) practiced Friday and said afterward that he's "open and willing" to the idea of playing some safety in 2020, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

McCourty missed four games, including the team's postseason loss to Tennessee, in 2019, but he's back in the saddle. The 33-year-old has played cornerback his entire career, but the team may want him to play alongside his brother Devin more at safety. Regardless, this likely means McCourty's average of 40.3 defensive snaps per game will either stay steady or rise.

N'Keal Harry
News
Harry (head) was not spotted at the portion of Wednesday's practice open to the media, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

Harry was forced out of Sunday's loss against the 49ers in the first half due to a head injury, and a lack of practice Wednesday would seem to put his status for Week 8 in doubt. If the 2019 first-round pick can't suit up in Buffalo this weekend, Damiere Byrd, Gunner Olszewski and Jakobi Meyers will handle increased offensive roles behind Julian Edelman.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for Week 9 at N.Y. Jets
Joe Cardona
News
Cardona signed a four-year contract extension with the Patriots on Friday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Cardona was selected by the Patriots in the fifth round of the 2015 draft, and the extension locks him in for another four years. He was entering his contract season in 2018.

Terrence Brooks
News
Brooks has an early lead to win New England's starting strong safety gig, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports.

Brooks has been the last man standing at strong safety as of late, with Adrian Phillips having missed several days of practice and rookie second-round pick Kyle Dugger having been limited. The sixth-year veteran has only started one game in his career, but he is coming off a career-best 2019 campaign with New England, and the starting spot is wide open in the wake of Patrick Chung opting out for 2020.

Brian Hoyer
News
Hoyer is inactive for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

As a result, Jarrett Stidham will back up Cam Newton, who is returning to action Sunday following a one-game absence.

Kyle Dugger
News
Dugger (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston reports.

The rookie second-round pick has played a rotational role in the second this year and could have been a factor in coverage against George Kittle, but the Patriots will have to utilize their other options. Terrence Brooks could see increase work with Duggar sidelined Week 7.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for Week 9 at N.Y. Jets
Jermaine Eluemunor
News
Eluemunor (ankle) was placed on injured reserve by the Patriots on Wednesday, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

Eluemunor suffered the injury during the first half of Sunday's loss to the Broncos, and he'll now be forced to miss the next three games. As long as Eluemunor is sidelined due to injury, expect Justin Herron to take over as the team's starting right tackle.

Injury
Ankle - Injured Reserve. Expected Return - Week 10
Brandon King
News
King (quadriceps) was placed on the reserve/PUP list Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

King is still healing from the torn quadriceps he suffered in August of 2019, and he was moved from the active/PUP list. The shift means King will miss at least the first six games of the year and won't count against the team's active roster unless he's activated.

Injury
Quadriceps - Physically Unable to Perform. Expected Return - Week 9
Mike Onwenu
No Updates
Gunner Olszewski
News
Olszewski (foot) has been activated off IR in advance of Monday night's game against the Chiefs, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

The return of Olszewski will be a boost to the Patriots' return game, but he reenters the team's Week 4 mix behind Julian Edelman, N'Keal Harry and Damiere Byrd in the Patriots' wide receiver pecking order.

Adrian Phillips
News
Phillips posted 11 tackles -- two for a loss -- in Sunday's 18-12 loss to the Broncos.

Phillips and Ja'Whaun Bentley both hit double-digit tackles in this outing, but Bentley beat him out with 12 stops. Now, Phillips is up to 36 tackles on the season, putting him on pace to exceed to 100-tackle threshold for the first time in his career. Although he's a starter, Phillips hasn't recorded more than an 80 percent snap share this season, which is a bit concerning for his IDP consistency.

Carl Davis
News
Davis (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the 49ers.

David signed with the Patriots last week hasn't played in a game yet, so it appears he suffered a concussion during practice. The sixth-year defensive tackle could miss the Week 8 game against the Bills, too, depending on how he progresses through the league's concussion protocol.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for Week 9 at N.Y. Jets
Cassh Maluia
News
Maluia (knee) was a full participant for Wednesday's practice.

Maluia was inactive for Week 1 against the Dolphins after he was promoted from the practice squad. Now that the 2020 sixth-round pick is healthy, he'll likely make his NFL debut in a depth role for Week 2's action against Seattle.

Joejuan Williams
News
The Patriots selected Williams in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 45th overall.

Williams has an unconventional build at corner (6-foot-4, 211 pounds), and he amplified the concerns that come with that by running just a 4.64-second 40. Vanderbilt didn't exactly possess a shutdown pass defense, either, so Williams doesn't really project as a consistent man coverage option at corner. He might be viewed as a candidate for safety snaps or some other sub-package function, but it would probably take some accommodation to turn him into a three-down player at corner.

Michael Barnett
News
Barnett (undisclosed) cleared waivers and reverted to injured reserve Friday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Barnett was a longshot to make an NFL roster as an undrafted free agent, and now he'll remain on IR unless he reaches an injury settlement with the Patriots.

Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve. Expected Return - Week 9
Lawrence Guy
News
Guy racked up a season-high eight tackles (three solo) in Sunday's 13-9 win over the Cowboys.

Guy doubled his previous season high of four tackles in Week 12, but the starting defensive end still owns just one sack through 11 games.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for Week 9 at N.Y. Jets
Devin Asiasi
News
Asiasi is inactive for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports.

Asiasi has yet to be targeted through five games this season and is a healthy scratch Sunday. As a result, fellow third-round tight end Dalton Keene is slated to make his NFL debut.

Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve. Expected Return - Week 12
Shaq Mason
News
Mason was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list by the Patriots on Wednesday, Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports.

Mason was placed on the list after he apparently came into close contact with someone who had tested positive for the virus. Now officially back with the team, Mason will likely assume his usual starting role at right guard for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Jake Bailey
No Updates
Byron Cowart
News
The Patriots activated Cowart from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports.

Cowart tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 11, but, as evidenced by this news, he's turned in two negative test results 24 hours apart. The Maryland product has supplied eight tackles (three solo) in four games this season, so he'll likely assume his usual rotational role across the Patriot defensive line for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Mason Kinsey
News
The Patriots signed Kinsey to the practice squad Monday.

The Patriots cut Kinsey from the practice squad Oct. 2, but he's back with the team following news that they let Devin Ross go. Kinsey will add depth at wide receiver but likely won't get promoted unless there's an injury.

Michael Pinckney
Injury
Hip - Labrum - Questionable for Week 9 at N.Y. Jets
No Updates
Derek Rivers
News
Rivers (back) is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

The 26-year-old missed Week 6 while on the COVID-19 list and was questionable for Sunday with the back issue, but he's good to go against San Francisco. Rivers should play his usual reserve role in New England's linebacker rotations.

Jarrett Stidham
News
After replacing Cam Newton early in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 33-6 loss to the 49ers, Stidham completed 6 of 10 pass attempts for 64 yards and a pick.

Per ESPN's Mike Reiss, coach Bill Belichick noted that he took Newton out of Sunday's game (with the Patriots trailing by 27 points) in order to give Stidham more experience, adding that he's "absolutely" staying with Newton as the team's starting QB heading into Week 8 .

Justin Rohrwasser
News
The Patriots signed Rohrwasser and Nick Folk to the practice squad Sunday, Andrew Callahan of The Springfield Republican reports.

Rohrwasser and Folk were both cut Saturday after having spent training camp competing for the starting kicker gig. Now with both back with New England on the practice squad, it's likely that if one is able to impress more over the next week, he'll be activated for Sept. 13's season opener against Miami. Of course, the Patriots could always opt to bring in another kicker before Week 1.

Tashawn Bower
News
Bower (Achilles) was waived off the reserve/non-football injury list by the Vikings on Tuesday.

Bower sustained the Achilles injury over the summer while working out away from the team and has been on the NFI list since the start of the season. It's unclear where in his recovery the 24-year-old currently is.

J.J. Taylor
News
Taylor is inactive for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

With fellow running back Sony Michel (quad/illness) unavailable, the Patriots' Week 6 backfield duties will be handled by Damien Harris, James White and Rex Burkhead.

James White
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White caught his only target for three yards in Sunday's 33-6 loss to the 49ers.

White, who didn't log a carry in the contest, was only on the field for 10 snaps Sunday after missing practice both Wednesday and Thursday for non-injury reasons. The Patriots offense was out of sync for most of the contest and White, who had logged 15 catches over his previous two games, was surprisingly a non-factor. He'll look to bounce back in Week 8 against the Bills, but New England's offense looked so sluggish against the 49ers that it can't be assumed a strong bounce-back is in order for the change-of-pace ace.

Nick Thurman
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Thurman signed a contract with the Patriots on Thursday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Thurman was waived by the Buccaneers on Monday, but has already found his way to the Patriots' 90-man roster. The Houston product didn't appear in a regular-season game last season after going undrafted, but will now have another opportunity to fight for a roster spot.

John Simon
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Simon (elbow) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Eagles.

Simon avoided missing his first game of the year, and he's slated to start at defensive end in this contest. The 29-year-old has recorded 22 tackles, three sacks and four pass breakups this year.

Mike Jackson
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Jackson was waived by the Patriots on Thursday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Jackson was dealt from the Lions to the Patriots back at the beginning of August for a conditional 2022 draft pick, but he clearly was less than impressive with his new club. The cornerback played in one game last season for the Lions, contributing only on special teams.

Nick Folk
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Folk made two field goals in Sunday's 33-6 loss to the 49ers.

For a second straight week, Folk made two field goals but didn't attempt an extra point. The New England offense's sudden turn toward lethargy instead of the high-powered attack we witnessed over the first three weeks hasn't affected Folk too much, as he's connected on five field goals, including four from beyond 40 yards, over the last three games. However, that could be his ceiling, especially in games where the Patriots start trailing quickly. Folk carries some risk as a result, but he should be a fine fantasy option next week against the Bills, which have let up 25.4 points per game this year.

Adam Butler
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Butler (elbow) is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Butler practiced in a limited fashion all week to earn the questionable tag, but he's good to go for Week 7. The 26-year-old should play his usual role up front for New England's defense.

Josh Uche
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Uche (foot) returned to practice Wednesday, indicating the beginning of his 21-day window to be activated from IR, Mike Dussault of the Patriots' official site reports.

The rookie second-rounder has yet to make his NFL debut, as he was a healthy scratch for the season opener and battled ankle and foot injuries after that. Uche spent three weeks on IR, however, and he's eligible to return Sunday against the 49ers. If he ends up being active, Uche is expected to stick to a reserve role.

Cody Davis
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Davis (ribs) was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston reports.

Davis returned to practice Wednesday, marking the beginning of his 21-day evaluation period to be activated from IR. If the practice week goes well, Davis could return Sunday against the Bills. The Texas Tech product still leads the team with three special-teams tackles despite missing three games.

Justin Herron
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Herron sustained an ankle injury during Sunday's 33-6 loss to the 49ers.

Herron wasn't able to retake the field Sunday, and the severity of his injury remains at this time. The Patriots will hope to get the rookie sixth-round pick back against the Bills on Nov. 1.

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Isaiah Wynn
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Wynn (eye) will play Sunday against the Bengals, Andrew Callahan of The Boston Herald reports.

Wynn missed Thursday's practice but was back out there in full Friday. He should get the start against Cincinnati.

Yodny Cajuste
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Cajuste (knee) is expected to be placed on injured reserve by the Patriots on Thursday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

It's unclear how Cajuste suffered the injury, but he missed the last two practices with the issue. The West Viriginia product will be eligible to return after the first three games of the regular season. In his stead, Justin Herron and Korey Cunningham will operate as the team's depth tackles.

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Knee - Injured Reserve. Expected Return - Week 9