FOXBORO -- Darrelle Revis wasn’t exactly surprised that the Eagles didn’t throw in his direction Friday night. 

FOXBORO — It wasn’t much of a test for a preseason debut.

Darrelle Revis suited up like he did against the Redskins the week before but this time he actually stepped on the field for game action. He might as well not have.

FOXBORO — Eagles cornerback Cary Williams was all talk before this week’s joint practices with the Patriots and preseason game Friday night, calling the Patriots “€œcheaters”€ and saying they don’€™t get anything ou

FOXBORO — In a game dominated by penalties, the Patriots snuck past the Eagles for their first preseason win of the summer Friday night at Gillette Stadium by a 42-35 count.


FOXBORO — The following players were not spotted on the field for pregame warmups prior to Friday night’s Patriots-Eagles matchup:

Wide receivers Aaron Dobson, Jeremy Gallon

Defensive backs Tavon Wilson and Alfonzo Dennard

Running back Tyler Gaffney

FOXBORO — Cloudy skies and temperatures in the upper 60s will greet the Patriots and Eagles as they play the second preseason game of the summer. There is no rain in the forecast but it will be breezy and unseasonably chilly by the end of the game, set for a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff.

With the regular season looming and cuts just around the corner, it’s only natural to wonder about the final makeup of the 2014 roster.

FOXBORO — Many wondered what was wrong with quarterback Ryan Mallett when he missed both Sunday and Monday’s practices. That was in the wake of last Thursday’s preseason game against the Redskins where he slid awkwardly at one point in the first half on his left knee.

The Patriots announced Thursday they release tight end Ben Hartsock. Here’s a portion of the statement issued by the team on the move:

The Patriots have waived tight end Terrence Miller with an injury designation, according to the NFL’s official transaction wire.