|11.04.10 at 4:08 pm ET|
Patriots Injury Report
Did Not Participate
S Jarrad Page (calf)
RB Fred Taylor (toe)
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder)
|11.04.10 at 1:32 pm ET|
FOXBORO ‘ After missing a day of practice on Wednesday, tight end Aaron Hernandez was back for the start of Thursday’s practice session for Patriots. The session, which was held in the Dana-Farber Fieldhouse in full pads, was only missing two players: running back Fred Taylor, who has been slowed by a toe issue, and safety Jarrad Page, who suffered a calf injury a few weeks back against the Ravens.
|11.04.10 at 12:15 pm ET|
“I know one thing. I had a lot more faith in Dan Connolly than you guys did before the season started,” Mankins said. “Dan is a great friend of mine. He’s done a great job, and it was fun watching him play, and get the opportunity to play to prove everyone that he can do it.”
“Sure, that feels great,” Connolly said. “The hard work that I put in, the preparation paid off.”
When Mankins didn’t report to camp this summer, Connolly stepped in and assumed the role of starting left guard. The Patriots moved on and even Tom Brady was impressed with the job the offensive line did in the absence of the former Pro Bowl guard.
“I’ve never had more confidence in my offensive line than I have this year,” Brady said earlier in the season. Brady has been sacked 12 times in seven games, with four of those coming in one game (vs. San Diego). Four of the seven games, the offensive line allowed fewer than two sacks in a game.
Ask the men who play the game and they will all tell you an offensive lineman is nothing if you can’t trust him under pressure and in the clutch. From Brady to every offensive lineman, it was clear this week the Patriots all trust Mankins coming back to the team.
“It’s great to have him back, great to have him back,” Light said. “I mean, you know, a guys that’s put in a lot of work around here, and always good to have a guy like that back.” Read the rest of this entry »
|11.03.10 at 7:24 pm ET|
FOXBORO ‘ The Patriots made some tweaks to their roster on Wednesday afternoon, signing rookie quarterback Jonathan Crompton and defensive lineman Lorenzo Washington to the practice squad and placing wide receiver Darnell Jenkins on the practice squad injured list with a knee injury.
Here’s the full text of the announcement from the team:
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. ‘The New England Patriots announced today that they have signed rookie QB Jonathan Crompton and DL Lorenzo Washington to the practice squad. In addition, the Patriots placed WR Darnell Jenkins on the practice squad injured list with a knee injury.
Crompton, 6-3, 222 pounds, was originally drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of Tennessee. He was waived by San Diego on Sept. 4. Crompton was signed to the San Diego practice squad on Sept. 5 but was waived from the squad on Sept. 7. He finished his college career as the seventh leading passer in Tennessee history.
Washington, 6-4, 296, was originally signed by the Dallas Cowboys as a rookie free agent out of Alabama on April 25, 2010. He was waived by Dallas on July, 29. Washington finished his collegiate career with 70 total tackles and six sacks in 49 games.
Jenkins, 5-10, 191 pounds, originally joined the NFL as a rookie free agent with Houston in 2008 out of Miami. After spending the 2008 season on the Texans practice squad, he spent time on the practice squads of Cleveland, Tampa Bay and New England in 2009. Jenkins went to training camp with New England in 2010 but was waived on Sept. 4 and signed to the practice squad on Sept. 6.
|11.03.10 at 4:35 pm ET|
The Titans were 22nd in the waiver claim order (which is ranked based on worst-to-best record in the NFL) and have a need for a No. 1 receiver with Kenny Britt expected to be sidelined for a few weeks with a hamstring injury. The Titans have a bye week and next play at Miami on November 14.
It was reported in several places Wednesday that Moss might sit out the entire season if he wasn’t satisfieed with the team that claimed him, but it has also been reported that the Titans were a team on Moss’ wish list and Schefter tweeted that the wideout will report “happily” to Tennessee.
A big question now is how Moss will mesh with quarterback Vince Young, who has struggled with the deep ball in his career. The Titans rank 24th in the NFL with 187.6 passing yards per game.
|11.03.10 at 4:10 pm ET|
Don Banks of Sports Illustrated reported Wednesday that the Tennessee Titans have put in a waiver claim on wide receiver Randy Moss. The Titans are 22nd in the waiver claim order (which is ranked based on worst-to-best record in the NFL) and have a need for a No. 1 receiver with Kenny Britt expected to be sidelined for a few weeks with a hamstring injury. If the Banks report is accurate, the Patriots — with the best record in the NFL and 32nd on the waiver claim order — would be out of the Moss derby.
|11.03.10 at 4:06 pm ET|
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