|Season over for Sebastian Vollmer, Tre’ Jackson||11.23.16 at 10:18 am ET|
The season is officially over Sebastian Vollmer and Tre’ Jackson.
The two offensive linemen will not be able to return in 2016 as both players will be moved from the PUP list to injured reserve.
As ESPN’s Field Yates points out, league rules mandate that players on the NFL’s reserve PUP and NFI list who had not been practicing by Tuesday are ineligible to play for the rest of the season.
Running back Dion Lewis was one of the players to come off PUP this season. He began practicing on Oct. 27, was activated on Nov. 12, the day before the game with Seattle and saw his first action last Sunday against San Francisco.
Vollmer underwent shoulder surgery in the summer and wasn’t able to get back to 100 percent. There were initial reports that Vollmer would head immediately to IR but the team held him back on PUP just in case he was able to make it back.
There is serious question now as to whether the 32-year-old Vollmer, a starting right tackle drafted in the second round by the Patriots in 2009, has played his final down with the team. He is a free agent this offseason.
As for Jackson, the second-year guard out of Florida State had a knee scope in the spring and was never able to get back to full strength.
|Rookie CB Jonathan Jones only player missing from Patriots practice; No sign of Tre’ Jackson (PUP)||11.08.16 at 1:32 pm ET|
FOXBORO — The Patriots held their first practice after the bye week on Tuesday on the back fields of Gillette Stadium.
There was one player missing, rookie cornerback Jonathan Jones. The undrafted rookie has been active for every game this season, mostly playing on special teams. Jones hasn’t been on the injury report this season.
There was also no sign of offensive lineman Tre’ Jackson, who is on PUP. With him not being out on the field, it’s worth wondering if he plays at all this season. He has until Week 11 to begin practicing and then 21 days after that to be activated to the roster, or else he will revert to injured reserve.
Running back Dion Lewis (PUP) was present once again and looked good in the drills the media was present for. Lewis needs to be activated to the roster either this week or next, so it’s possible Jones could be off the roster (IR or released) to make room for the running back.
There is no injury report on Tuesday, as the first of the week will come out on Wednesday afternoon.
Dion Lewis hitting the sled pic.twitter.com/BZdLi1wmpM
— Ryan Hannable (@RyanHannable) November 8, 2016
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|Could this be the week for Tre’ Jackson and/or Dion Lewis to start practicing?||10.25.16 at 1:25 pm ET|
Last week Bill Belichick was asked on his Tuesday conference call if PUP players would start practicing and the coach was pretty forthcoming with his answer.
“Probably not this week,” Belichick said.
This week, Belichick was posed the same question and this time the coach gave a different answer.
“We’ll have to talk with our medical and conditioning staff and kind of get a sense of where everybody is and then figure that out from when practice starts on Wednesday, tomorrow, so we’ll take a look at that information and see where we are and then make a decision on it prior to Wednesday’s practice,” he said.
Belichick was not as direct as last week and he left the door open for the PUP players — Dion Lewis and Tre’ Jackson — to start practicing this week. (We’re assuming Sebastian Vollmer will be out for the year, as was reported back in August).
Once the players start practicing the Patriots have 21 days to activate them to the active roster or else they will revert to injured reserve.
In Lewis’ case, this may be the week. The running back had clean up surgery on his knee in August, which was reported at the time to keep him out 8-10 weeks from Aug. 21. This is the ninth week so it wouldn’t be out of the question for Lewis to begin practicing with the team. It’s worth noting he’s been seen in the locker room much more of late, a sign he’s been getting his workouts in at the facility.
For Jackson, he’s been dealing with a lingering knee issue and was out stretching with the team before practices for much of the start of the season. He could be viewed as an upgrade for Shaq Mason at right guard, or just provide depth up front, and if the Patriots feel he’s ready, he too could start practicing this week.
If either of them begin to practice this week, it’s highly unlikely they would play Sunday against the Bills, but that would indicate they have Nov. 13 against the Seahawks in mind.
The Patriots have a bye next week, so if the Patriots want either player to play in the Seattle game, this would be the week for them to start practicing, as it’s the only full week of practice before Seattle week following the bye.
|Don’t expect Dion Lewis, Tre’ Jackson (both on PUP) to begin practicing this week||10.18.16 at 11:56 am ET|
Week 7 in the NFL marks the first week players on the PUP list can begin practicing with their respective teams.
For the Patriots they have offensive lineman Tre’ Jackson and running back Dion Lewis. Bill Belichick was asked if the two would begin practicing this week on his weekly conference call Tuesday morning.
“Probably not this week,” Belichick said.
The Patriots have until Week 11 for the two players to start practicing. Once they do start practicing, the team has 21 days to activate them to the active roster, or else they get reverted to injured reserve.
Jackson has been out with a knee injury since training camp, but has been at practice stretching with the team in recent weeks. Lewis hasn’t been seen at all besides in the locker room since his second surgery on his knee following ACL surgery last season.
While both players likely won’t be back at practice this week, they should be in the near future.
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|Patriots officially release Bryan Stork, place Tre’ Jackson on PUP, roster at 80||08.29.16 at 6:34 pm ET|
The Patriots released Stork Monday evening after he was returned to the team after failing his physical with the Redskins.
The team also placed injured offensive lineman Tre’ Jackson on the physically unable to perform list, meaning he will sit out at least the first six weeks.
For Stork, it caps a wild week, in which he was reportedly released last Wednesday, then traded to the Redskins later in the day for a seventh round conditional pick. After reports surfaced that he was considering retirement instead of reporting, he declared that he was ready to play and reported to the Redskins. But the Redskins failed him on the mandated physical and returned him to the Patriots on Monday.
Stork’s release and Jackson’s roster move were first reported by Doug Kyed of NESN.com.
Stork’s release, Jackson’s move to PUP and Terrance Knighton’s release earlier in the day takes the roster down to 80.
Jackson, who started nine games at guard in his 2015 rookie season, had his knee scoped in the offseason and was expected to be ready for the regular season but that possibility was wiped out Monday with his landing on the PUP list. Jackson was as fourth round pick (111th overall) by the Patriots in 2015 out of Florida State.
Every NFL team must cut their roster down to 75 by 4 p.m. ET Tuesday.
|Jullian Edelman returns to full pads practice, as do Tre’ Jackson, Clay Harbor||08.07.16 at 2:48 pm ET|
FOXBORO — It was an eventful day before the Patriots even ran a play Sunday.
The sight of Julian Edelman in full pads for the first time in camp brought cheers from the crowd on hand. It was Edelman’s first appearance in pads since having a pair of offseason surgeries on his left foot, injured late last season in a game against the Jets.
Edelman has been appearing at practice in shorts and his No. 11 jersey since camp began but has left early each time and hasn’t been participating in the drills.
Even more significant was the fact Edelman was not in a red non-contact jersey, indicating he’s been cleared for full participation.
Also returning Sunday were offensive lineman Tre’ Jackson and tight end Clay Harbor in full pads. Donald Brown, who had missed the last week of camp was also back on the field.
|Depth of relationship between Florida State coach and Patriots on display at FSU pro day||03.30.16 at 2:42 pm ET|
When it comes to the Patriots, it’s safe to say that Rick Trickett is a fan.
The Florida State offensive line coach — who has a longtime friendship with veteran New England offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia — was photographed wearing a Patriots shirt at FSU pro day earlier this week. Trickett was the college coach of current New England offensive linemen Tre’ Jackson and Bryan Stork.
Could be Rick Trickett, could be Patriots OL coach Dante Scarnecchia. They're the same person. pic.twitter.com/8TU83Ss0ol
— Chris Leighty (@ChrisLeighty) March 30, 2016
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