New England Patriots

Stadium: Gillette Stadium | Coach: Bill Belichick
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense7th129.1 (10th)255.4 (8th)
Defense22nd134.1 (25th)239.0 (18th)
2014 Draft
129Dominique EasleyDTFLA
262Jimmy GaroppoloQBEIL
4105Bryan StorkCFSU
4130James C. WhiteRBWISC
4140Cameron FlemingOTSTNFRD
6179Jon HalapioOGFLA
6198Zach MooreDECONSP
6206Jemea ThomasCBGATECH
7244Jeremy GallonWRMICH


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Aaron Dobson has permanent screw in his foot
by Larry Hartstein |

When Patriots receiver Aaron Dobson had surgery March 10 to repair a stress fracture, doctors inserted a permanent screw "to aid the healing process, which speaks to the magnitude of the procedure," reports the Boston Herald.

Dobson didn't even start running until July. He's been doing conditioning work on the side at practice, "but his change-of-direction work hasn't been showcased much out in the open," the paper said.

The Patriots' medical staff wants to make sure Dobson can "handle the rigors of the job" before allowing him to practice, the report said.

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Pats release Josh Hull
by Larry Hartstein |

The Patriots released linebacker Josh Hull, who was signed by the team in April. Hull excels on special teams and should find a job soon.

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Patriots foil Panthers' plan, claim Tyler Gaffney
by Larry Hartstein |

The Patriots claimed rookie running back Tyler Gaffney off waivers from the Panthers after Carolina "tried to sneak him through waivers and into IR," reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. Gaffney tore his lateral meniscus Friday and is out for the season.

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James White called Patriots' "leading rookie"
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

The praise keeps rolling in for Patriots rookie James White, who took more handoffs in team drills than Stevan Ridley on Sunday. The Boston Globe has recognized White as "one of the camp's top phenoms and is the team's leading rookie." 

Furthermore, the paper has been told that comparisons to Shane Vereen aren't entirely correct as running backs coach Ivan Fears said he can also work as a running downs back, as evidenced in camp already this week. 

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Rob Gronkowski participates in team drills, but not at full speed
by Larry Hartstein |

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is steadly increasing his workload at training camp. Coming back from a torn ACL, Gronk initially stuck to individual drills and wasn't on the field for 7-on-7 or 11-on-11 work.

That changed Sunday. According to, Gronkowski took part in team drills at half to 3/4 speed. All signs point to Gronk playing Week 1 when New England visits Miami, the website said.

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