• Patriots Promote Linebacker From Practice Squad To Fill 53-Man Roster

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    The New England Patriots filled the final open spot on their 53-man roster Wednesday.
    New England officially promoted linebacker Jahlani Tavai from its practice squad after two temporary elevations. Tavai takes the spot vacated by offensive tackle Trent Brown's move to injured reserve.
    Tavai joined the Patriots' practice squad after being released by the Detroit Lions during final cuts. He was elevated to the gameday roster in Weeks 3 and 4, playing nine snaps on defense and 17 on special teams in losses to the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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  • Patriots' Jakobi Meyers Has Simple Explanation For Ugly Drop Vs. Texans

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    One moment from Sunday's New England Patriots win won't be on Jakobi Meyers' highlight reel.
    Late in the first half, a Houston Texans coverage bust left Meyers wide, wide open down the left sideline. Quarterback Mac Jones spotted him and delivered a perfectly placed pass - that the wide receiver dropped.
    It was a forgettable play for the usually sure-handed wideout. Speaking with reporters Wednesday, Meyers accepted blame for his miscue - but also blamed the NRG Stadium lights.
    “I lost it in the lights,” Meyers said. “I mean, I've still got to catch it. But the ball can...
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  • Patriots' Gunner Olszewski Has Hilarious Approach To Punt Returning

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    Few players in the NFL absorb harder hits on a more frequent basis than Gunner Olszewski.
    Every punt return is an adventure for the New England Patriots' All-Pro, who routinely gets flipped, slammed and pummeled as he weaves his way through onrushing coverage players.
    It's easy to wonder what Olszewski is thinking when he's cartwheeling through the air after being nailed by a linebacker at full speed. As it turns out, the answer to that question is simple: He's not.
    Olszewski on Wednesday said he likes to turn his brain off during punt returns and rely solely on...
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  • Patriots Injury Report: Two Returning Starters Did Not Practice Wednesday

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    Running back Damien Harris and right guard Shaq Mason were back on the field for the New England Patriots' first practice of Week 6, but neither actually practiced.
    Harris and Mason both were listed as “did not participate” on Wednesday's Patriots injury report.
    Harris suffered multiple injuries in Sunday's win over the Houston Texans, ultimately leaving the game for good late in the fourth quarter. Mason was one of four starting offensive linemen who did not play against Houston.
    If Harris cannot play Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, the Patriots would be left with...
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  • Julian Edelman Weighs In On Jon Gruden Emails, Condemns Comments

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    Julian Edelman joined the chorus of NFL voices denouncing Jon Gruden's racist, homophobic and misogynistic emails.
    The former New England Patriots wide receiver shared his thoughts on the offensive messages that led to Gruden's resignation during the latest episode of Paramount+'s “Inside the NFL.”
    “You know what? We're trying to gain inclusivity in our league,” Edelman said, as transcribed by Boston.com. “We've been trying it with every form of background, sexuality, women - we have women coaches now, referees. And when you have a leader and one of the biggest faces in...
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  • Matt Judon Reveals Reasons Behind Historic Start To First Patriots Season

    Matt Judon Reveals Reasons Behind Historic Start To First Patriots Season

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    FOXBORO, Mass. - If you were choosing a defensive MVP from the first five games of this New England Patriots season, there's only one real candidate: Matt Judon.
    The Pro Bowl edge rusher has been worth every cent of his four-year, $54.5 million contract thus far, emerging as the most productive sack artist the Patriots have boasted in years.
    Judon has brought down the opposing quarterback at least once in each of New England's last four games. He did so twice in the red zone during Sunday's come-from-behind win over the Houston Texans, upping his season total to 6 1/2...
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  • ‘Trash Man' Dont'a Hightower Willing To Do Anything For Patriots Defense

    ‘Trash Man' Dont'a Hightower Willing To Do Anything For Patriots Defense

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    FOXBORO, Mass. - Two years ago, Dont'a Hightower coined a catchy nickname for the New England Patriots' “Boogeymen” defense.
    On Wednesday, the veteran linebacker unveiled a new moniker for himself: the Trash Man.
    Hightower, who had what position coach Jerod Mayo called “by far” his best game of the season in Sunday's win over the Houston Texans, said he's willing to fill any role for the Patriots' defense, regardless of his statistical output.
    “I've never been a numbers guy,” Hightower said. “I'm going to do whatever I need to do for the team. Whether it's knocking the...
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  • Patriots Practice Notes: Update On Damien Harris After Multiple Injuries

    Patriots Practice Notes: Update On Damien Harris After Multiple Injuries

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    FOXBORO, Mass. - Some notes and observations from Wednesday's New England Patriots practice outside Gillette Stadium:
    - Running back Damien Harris was present at practice after leaving Sunday's win over the Houston Texans with a ribs injury, but he was a limited participant, leaving the main practice field shortly after warmups.
    Harris also suffered a chest injury Sunday that briefly knocked him out of the game. Position coach Ivan Fears said Tuesday the team was unsure how long he'd be sidelined.
    “We'll have to see,” Fears said. “We'll have to see how he feels when he's...
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  • Patriots Reportedly Sign Safety Infamously Torched By Rob Gronkowski

    Patriots Reportedly Sign Safety Infamously Torched By Rob Gronkowski

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    Sean Davis officially is a member of the Patriots.
    New England on Wednesday signed the vet eran safety to its practice squad, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. Davis, who worked out at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday, was spotted at Wednesday'ss Patriots practice wearing No. 30.
    The 27-year-old was a second-round pick of the Steelers in 2016. He spent five seasons in Pittsburgh and most often was used a starting safety before serving in mostly special teams role last season.
    Davis began the 2021 campaign with the Indianapolis Colts but was released after one game. He...
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