|12.09.09 at 2:23 pm ET|
The Patriots have just made the official announcement about their practice squad moves. Here’s the full statement from the team.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots announced today that DL Titus Adams has been signed from the practice squad to the 53-man roster and DB Brett Lockett has been placed on injured reserve with a groin injury.
In addition, the Patriots announced that QB Jeff Rowe and WR Darnell Jenkins have been signed to the practice squad.
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|12.09.09 at 1:31 pm ET|
FOXBORO – Tom Brady showed up for work on Wednesday morning but he was not spotted at the media portion of practice at the Dana Farber Field House as the team began its on-the-field preparations for Carolina this Sunday at Gillette Stadium.
Also missing were the four players, Randy Moss, Adalius Thomas, Derrick Burgess and Gary Guyton, who were reportedly late to a team meeting at 8 a.m. because of weather and sent home.
Fred Taylor, Myron Pryor and Ty Warren were the other three Patriots not spotted on the field for the beginning of practice.
The Patriots also announced they have put safety Bret Lockett on season-ending injured reserved with an injured groin and promoted defensive lineman Titus Adams to the active roster from the practice squad.
|12.09.09 at 12:24 pm ET|
FOXBORO — The Patriots made two additions to their practice squad today, adding quarterback Jeff Rowe and wide receiver Darnell Jenkins.
Rowe is a 25-year-old out of the University of Nevada who was a fifth round pick of the Bengals in the 2007 draft and spent that year with Cincinnati. The 6-foot-5, 220-pounder spent the 2008 season on Cincinnati’s practice squad and remained there until being signed by the Seahawks on December 12, 2008.
Rowe was cut in camp by the Seahawks, and worked out for several teams over the course of the season, most recently the Patriots last week.
Despite the fact that it’s been a “scramble” the last 48 hours or so, he’s clearly excited to be in Foxboro, saying he’s always liked New England.
“Big fan. They’ve always done well. Watching them growing up, I’ve been a big fan of the quarterback. I’m excited to be here,” said Rowe. “I came last week on a workout, so I was kind if hoping they’d call.”
As for Jenkins, he’s a 26-year-old wide receiver out of the University of Miami. The 5-foot-10, 188-pound Jenkins was an undrafted free agent who was picked up by Houston last year — he’s also suited up for Cleveland and Tampa Bay.
|12.09.09 at 12:09 pm ET|
FOXBORO – Tom Brady spent Tuesday with his wife Gisele Bundchen, as she gave birth to the couple’s first baby, a healthy boy.
But he was at Gillette Stadium bright and early on Wednesday morning preparing for the Carolina Panthers.
Here’s the audio from his press conference Wednesday confirming the birth of his baby boy.
“It’s a wonderful experience in my life,” Brady said. “I owe it to my guys to be focused on what I need to do. It’s really a normal week for me. Everyone is great. I didn’t get much sleep. Let’s talk football.”
Brady said mother and child are doing well and said no name has yet been picked out.
|12.09.09 at 11:08 am ET|
FOXBORO – Bill Belichick indicated that Tom Brady’s baby boy being born this week will not affect his availability for Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers at Gillette Stadium.
|12.09.09 at 11:06 am ET|
FOXBORO – Patriots coach Bill Belichick would not confirm a report by the Providence Journal that four players were sent home for being late for an 8 a.m. meeting this morning at Gillette Stadium.
The paper reports that Randy Moss, Adalius Thomas, Gary Guyton and Derrick Burgess were caught in traffic due to the bad weather and were sent home after showing up late.
“Any disciplinary action stays between me and the players,” said Belichick, who also declined to say whether the players would be welcomed back at practice later this afternoon.
Tom Brady made it through the snow and traffic Wednesday morning and showed up at Gillette Stadium, despite spending the night with his wife, who just gave birth to the couple’s first baby.
Asked if he has any reaction to the four players being disciplined and sent home, Brady attempted to deflect any criticism of his teammates while still showing his commitment.
“Um, you guys find out everything these days, gosh,” Brady laughed before adding, ‘That’s coach’s decision. I’ve got to do my job. I’ve got plenty of things to do. I’ve got to show up every day and bring whatever I have in energy and leadership to this team because that’s what I owe those guys. That’s what my job is.”
|12.09.09 at 10:33 am ET|
FOXBORO – With news of his wife giving birth to a baby boy breaking this morning, Tom Brady is still expected to address the media here at Gillette Stadium.
People magazine reports that Gisele Bundchen gave birth to her first child and Brady’s second this morning.
Brady normally addresses the media on Wednesdays and he is expected to talk this morning at 11:10 in the media workroom.
We’ll have more as it becomes available.
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