The Patriots have brought back safety and special teams specialist Ross Ventrone just hours after releasing James Sanders in what was apparently a cash-driven roster cut. The team also cut long snapper Matt Katula and fourth-year cornerback Jonathan Wilhite while signing wide receiver Tiquan Underwood.

Ndamukong Suh was a dominant force for the Lions in the 34-10 win over Patriots on Saturday night, and the defensive tackle shared his thoughts on the victory via Twitter and Facebook the following day. 

Running back Danny Woodhead joined the Mut & Merloni show Monday morning as part of WEEI’s Patriots Monday. Woodhead was drilled in Game 2 of the preseason but said there was never a question about being ready for Saturday’s game vs. the Lions.

“That was not even a little bit of a worry going into the game,” he said. “I was ready to go. I was obviously out there, so that wasn’t of any concern for me.”

Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to analyze the Patriots' performance in Saturday's 34-10 loss to the Lions.

"It's not a regular-season loss. It doesn't count in the standings," Brady said. "It identifies a lot of things we need to do better. And the game is certainly important, the preseason game. But we're glad that game didn't count toward the regular-season standing. We're going to go out there and have a good week this week and certainly play a lot better this [Thursday]."

If it’s Monday, it must be time for another edition of roster reset. This is the third shot at predicting who will make the Patriots’ 53-man roster.



In the third preseason game of 2010, the Patriots had plenty of issues: New England struggled defensively against a young Rams’ team that was coming off a sub-.500 season the year before, thanks in large part to an impressive performance by young quarterback Sam Bradford.



Bill Belichick reserved the harshest criticism for himself and his coaching staff following a 34-10 drubbing at the hands of the Lions Saturday night at Ford Field in Detroit. 

In a stark contrast to the opening two weeks of the preseason, nearly everything that could go wrong did Saturday night as the Patriots were routed by a hungry Lions team, 34-10, at Ford Field in Detroit. 

Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker injured his neck late in the first half of Saturday's preseason game vs. the Lions making a tackle on an interception thrown by Tom Brady. Welker dipped his head and tackled Ricardo Silva, bringing him to the turf at the Patriots' 46. Adding to the violent nature of the play was Welker slamming his head off the field turf at Ford Field. 

Welker walked off the field by himself before getting examined by Patriots trainers and medical staffers. 

And so, here we are. The third game of the preseason is the dress rehearsal. It’s historically the final chance for the starters to show they’re ready for the regular season before the season opener.