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Patriots open preseason with 17 players not dressing

08.07.14 at 7:21 pm ET
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LANDOVER, Md. — Tom Brady, Vince Wilfork, Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner were among the Patriots regulars to suit up Thursday night for the preseason opener against the Redskins at FedExField. But there 17 players not suiting up.

  • Receivers Aaron Dobson, Jeremy Gallon and Matthew Slater
  • Running backs Tyler Gaffney and Brandon Bolden
  • Tight ends Rob Gronkowski, Michael Hoomanawanui and D.J. Williams
  • Linebackers Ja’Gared Davis and Cameron Gordon
  • Defensive backs Alfonzo Dennard and Jemea Thomas
  • Offensive linemen Chris Martin, Bryan Stork
  • Defensive linemen Dominique Easley, Sealver Siliga and Jake Bequette

    Bill Belichick acknowledged on the team’s radio network pregame show that Brady, despite suiting up, would not play while Rob Gronkowski is getting closer to joining in team drills. The tight end has been limited to individual drills to this point of training camp.

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