FOXBORO — Shane Vereen was the only player listed as not participating in a walkthrough practice on Monday as the team began its preparations for the Jets on a short week Thursday at Gillette Stadium. Vereen reportedly broke his wrist on his first play of the day on Sunday and is having surgery that will likely sideline him for at least two weeks. The team also sustained injuries to TE Zach Sudfeld (hamstring) and WR Danny Amendola (groin) during their season-opening win on Sunday in Buffalo.

Veteran defensive end Andre Carter worked out for the Patriots on Monday, according to multiple reports.

The 34-year-old Carter, who spent the 2011 season with the Patriots, had 10 sacks in 14 games that year with New England. However, a quad injury late in the season cut his year short, and had to watch from the sidelines as the team reached the Super Bowl. There was mutual interest between him and the Patriots about a possible reunion in 2012, but the two sides couldn’t make it work and he landed in Oakland.

FOXBORO — There’s no doubt as to where LeGarrette Blount stands on teammate Stevan Ridley.

Despite the fact that Ridley had ball security issues in Sunday’s win over the Bills, Blount stands with his teammate, calling him “our starting guy” and saying that no one is turning their back on Ridley.

Patriots running back Shane Vereen will be out a few weeks after breaking a bone in his wrist during the first play of Sunday’s win over the Bills, Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer reported Monday afternoon.

According to Glazer, Vereen played through the injury but experienced numbness after the game as the bone sat on the nerve. He is scheduled to have surgery Monday.

Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo joined Mut & Merloni on Monday to recap the Patriots’ 23-21 victory over the Bills.

Mayo walked off the field alongside Tom Brady after Sunday’s win, a game that was much closer than many anticipated.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter joined Dennis & Callahan on Monday to talk about the Patriots’ 23-21 win over the Bills in Sunday’s opener.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his weekly Patriots Monday appearance with Dennis & Callahan to talk about Sunday’s 23-21 victory over the Bills, as New England overcame some sloppiness to pull out a win with a late scoring drive.

Brady completed 29-of-52 yards for 288 yards and two touchdowns as the Patriots won their 10th straight opener. He went 6-for-6 for 34 yards on a 49-yard drive that ended with Stephen Gostkowski‘s game-winning, 35-yard field goal with five seconds remaining.

The biggest knock on the Patriots' offseason may turn out to be another feather in Bill Belichick's cap. At least after one game. Danny Amendola was that impressive.



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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Danny Amendola knows what you think about him.

Brittle. Always injured. Will never be as good -- or as durable -- as Wes Welker.



ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Patriots got lucky Sunday. No way around it. They won a game they could have easily lost because of sloppiness and a lack of execution.



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