With less than five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of Thursday's 31-14 win over the Buccaneers, Patriots running back Danny Woodhead -- playing on special teams -- took a vicious and dizzying helmet-to-helmet hit from Devin Holland while covering a punt. He made it to the sidelines but medical staff immediately took his helmet away and tended to him.

"I saw him in the locker room," Pats coach Bill Belichick said afterward. "He seemed all right. We'll see how it goes." 

Tom Brady engineered touchdown drives on four of the first five possessions of the night and the defensive line completely dominated as the Patriots rolled to a 31-14 win over the Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium Thursday night. 

Wide receiver Mark Clayton will work out for the Patriots on Friday, according to Aaron Wilson of Scout.com. Clayton, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Ravens out of Oklahoma who was traded to the Rams last year. In his career, he has 257 catches and 3,422 yards and 14 touchdowns. Wilson quotes a league source as saying Clayton has made a sound recovery from tearing his patellar tendon in his right knee last year and is on the verge of being ready to play again.

When it comes to women, every guy has a “type.” Greater minds than mine — from Aristotle to DaVinci to Hugh Hefner — have pondered the question “What is beauty?” and not come up with an objective answer. But there’s no question that different guys go for different things. I go for Kate Beckinsale. You like Kate Bosworth.

Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork, who was named prominently in a Yahoo! Sports report about improprieties within the football program at the University of Miami, issued a statement Wednesday via his Twitter feed. Wilfork wrote: I am aware of the report that has claims that involve me while at the U. While the NCAA and the U conduct their investigations [my wife] and I believe that it is not appropriate for us to comment. Thanks for your continued support and confidence in me.

FOXBORO — The second NFL preseason game is usually the toughest one to call. There isn’t the getting-to-know-you process that comes with the  opener, and it still doesn’t have the intensity of the third preseason game.

Eli Manning was a guest of ESPN Radio in New York on Wednesday. During his interview with Michael Kay, Manning was asked if he puts himself in the same class with Tom Brady as a quarterback. 

Former Patriots cornerback Ronnie Lippett, who played at the University of Miami in the early 1980s, checked in with the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning to discuss the latest scandal involving his alma mater. In a Yahoo! Sports report, Miami booster Nevin Shapiro explained how he provided cash, gifts and favors to dozens of Hurricanes football players — including current Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork — from 2002-10.

FOXBORO — No team takes big bodies and turns them into NFL-ready offensive linemen like the Patriots.

A report by Yahoo! Sports indicates that Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork accepted $50,000 while he was a player at the University of Miami in order to sign with Axcess Sports, a player agency started by Nevin Shapiro and Michael Huyghue.