FOXBORO — The Patriots offensive line appears to be getting closer to being back to full strength.

FOXBORO — The Patriots offensive line appears to be getting closer to being back to full strength.

After not practicing at all last week prior to missing the game with the Jets, offensive lineman Bryan Stork and Dan Connolly both returned to practice on Wednesday for a second straight day, although on a limited basis — both were dealing with concussions.

Also on the offensive line, Cameron Fleming (finger) returned to practice for the first time this week since suffering the injury in the Kansas City game. (It should be noted the Patriots practiced on Tuesday where all three players were present, but the team wasn’t required to put out a practice report)

As expected, Chandler Jones (hip) was the only player to miss practice and Darrelle Revis did not appear on the injury report after missing Tuesday’s practice. It’s been reported he was sent home for being late to the facility.

Here is the full injury report:

Did not participate

DE Chandler Jones

Limited participation

OL Dan Connolly (concussion)
DL Dominique Easley (shoulder/knee)
DB Nate Ebener (finger)
OL Cameron Fleming (finger)
WR Matthew Slater (shoulder)
OL Bryan Stork (concussion)

Full participation

QB Tom Brady (ankle)
CB Brandon Browner (ankle)
LB Jamie Collins (thigh)
LB Dont’a Hightower (knee)
S Devin McCourty (rib)

Blog Author: 
Ryan Hannable

Bill Belichick sent Darrelle Revis home from the facility on Tuesday because he was late, according to a report from the Bos

Bill Belichick sent Darrelle Revis home from the facility on Tuesday because he was late, according to a report in the Boston Globe.

Asked Wednesday about missing practice on Tuesday, Revis did not elaborate.

“[That's] between me and coach,” he said Wednesday afternoon. “Talk to him about it.”

In his first season with the Patriots, the 29-year-old Revis has one interception and 23 tackles.

“Having Darrelle here, I’€™ve really been impressed with his professionalism, how serious and businesslike he is in terms of his preparation and studying of games, of what we do and what our opponents do,” Belichick said Wednesday when asked about Revis.

“A hard-working guy that’€™s spent a lot of extra time in trying to do his job the very best he can do it,” added Belichick. “I have a lot of respect for how he’€™s gone about that. those are the things you just don’€™t see when a players with another team ‘€” not the  same kind of day-to-day appreciation that I’€™ve had the opportunity to have this year. he’€™s played well for us. I’€™m glad we have him.”

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Blog Author: 
Christopher Price

FOXBORO — Darrelle Revis and Brandon Marshall have a history together, but it sounds like that’s all in the past.

Darrelle Revis will square off against Brandon Marshall Sunday. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Darrelle Revis will square off against Brandon Marshall Sunday. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

FOXBORO — Darrelle Revis and Brandon Marshall have a history together, but it sounds like that’s all in the past.

Revis and Marshall went after each other on several occasions when Revis was with the Jets and Marshall was with the Dolphins, a series of clashes that culminated with Marshall saying Revis received the benefit of the call because he’s a star player.

“My technique could have been better, but at the same time, I think they gave him ‘€˜The Jordan Rule,’€™’€ said Marshall after Revis picked off a pass for Marshall and returned it 100 yards for a touchdown in a 2011 game between New York and Miami. “You get a little close to Michael Jordan, they going to call a foul. It works that way in football. Some guys, they’€™re scared to throw the flag. . . . He may be getting that rule.”

On Wednesday, Revis seemed to indicate that whatever beef the two have had has since been extinguished.

“Great receiver, man. This week, we have our hands full in two big receivers in him and [Alshon] Jeffery. We’re looking forward to it — I’m sure he is too, ” Revis said when he was asked about Marshall. “I know Brandon personally. It’s football, man. We compete … that’s what we do for a living. We had our battles in the past. It’s great, man. This week is going to be great.

“He’s smart and he’s big. probably about 6-foot-4 or something. Very physical at the line. A possession type receiver who can go deep as well and run after catches — he’s taken hitches 60, 70, 80 yards. Like I said, we know what type of players they are. We respect them a lot. We know how explosive they are in the passing game, and we have to be able to stop that.”

Revis said that the directive of the secondary doesn’t necessarily change because defensive end Chandler Jones will be gone for roughly a month because of injury.

“No,” he said. “We know Chandler is our best pass rusher. Like I said, the next guy has to step up. We all have to step our play up, all across the board. We have to play tighter coverage.”

“That’s what we need to do as a whole. We have to continue to play consistent ball and do what we do best — that’s just create turnovers and get the ball back to our offense,” he added.

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Blog Author: 
Christopher Price

FOXBORO — Tom Brady has never been mistaken for Walter Payton, Barry Sanders or Johnny Manziel.

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price look ahead to Sunday's game against the Bears and what the Patriots need to do to contain dynamic running back Matt Forte.

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[0:09:07] ... to force to come there and making some mistakes in every time Jay Cutler makes a mistake. Turns the ball over throws an interception whatever you want the bears lose this thing heading to Pete 22 gonna forced to boot to fort to turn overs this week. Two interceptions the color thing knowing it's gonna use those interceptions to go what they're gonna win this team thirty to. All right the patriots as you wrote about that earlier in the week on WEEI dot com. Begin a really important six game stretch that is gonna define the 2014. Patriots I think you're dead on the money about this it's. Jay Cutler in the bears followed by Peyton Manning in the Denver Broncos to wrap up the homestand and and things really start to ...






FOXBORO — Tom Brady has never been mistaken for Walter Payton, Barry Sanders or Johnny Manziel.

But on Nov. 26, 2006, Brady, then 29, put a move on likely future Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher, that Brady proclaimed after a 17-13 win at Gillette Stadium he would tell his kids about. With Brady and Urlacher all alone in the middle of the field, and Urlacher sizing Brady up like a lion before devouring its meal, Brady juked inside and then cut outside for a key first down, leading to the go-ahead touchdown.

“Somehow that always gets brought up, too, when we play these guys,” Brady recalled again Wednesday. “There weren’€™t many of those in my career, so it’€™s pretty easy to count them all on one hand when something like that happens. We’€™ve had some great games against those guys, some very memorable games. They’€™ve got a real good defense, and I think they always have. It’€™s kind of been a mark of that team for a long time. A lot of guys at different positions ‘€“ [Lance] Briggs is still there, Jared Allen is a great player ‘€“ they’€™ve got quite a few of them. And some new faces, too ‘€“ the type of guys that we’€™ve really had to take time to get to learn. So, it’€™s going to be a big challenge for us, but we’€™re excited for it. Hopefully we can go out and try to get to 6-2.

Brady didn’t have kids at the time of the move but now his kids are growing fast. Has he bragged yet about the play to them?

“They’€™re probably still too young to know that at this point. To figure out what dad does yet is still kind of confusing for them. One day, you’€™re right. He’€™ll be in the Hall of Fame someday, so it’€™ll probably be the only time I’€™ve made a Hall of Famer miss.”

Blog Author: 
Mike Petraglia

FOXBORO — When Bill Belichick sees Matt Forte on tape, he sees one of this favorites types of players in the NFL – someone who can make something (or even more) out of nothing.