Bill Belichick could pass one of his coaching idols this season on the all-time wins list. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Bill Belichick will likely pass one of his coaching idols this season on the all-time wins list. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

1. Bill Belichick kicked off his 41st season in the NFL this week, and his 21st as a head coach. With 211 career victories in the regular season, he’s sixth overall when it comes to head coaching wins, and will almost certainly pass his coaching idol Paul Brown this year for fifth place on the all-time wins list in 2015. (Brown is fifth overall with 213 victories.) Never say never, but while it’s unlikely he’ll take down Don Shula‘s top mark of 326 career wins, he still has an excellent shot at reaching third place overall before everything is said and done. Curly Lambeau sits fourth overall with 226 (Belichick is 15 wins behind him). Meanwhile Tom Landry is third at 250 wins (39 wins ahead of Belichick) and George Halas sits second with 318 victories. For the record, Belichick has the fewest career years of any coach in the top 10 when it comes to regular-season wins; Marty Schottenheimer, who he passed in wins last year (Schottenheimer finished with 200) was a head coach for 21 years.

2. The Pro Football Hall of Fame and the family of the late Junior Seau deserve some credit for coming to an accord in the case of how things will be handled regarding Seau’s induction next weekend in Canton. Initially, the Hall was simply following established protocol when it mandated that Seau’s family would not be allowed to speak at the ceremony for the late linebacker, with only a video highlight package to be shown in place of a traditional induction speech. (The Hall of Fame established its video-only policy for posthumous inductions to shorten a lengthy ceremony.) However, the Hall has apparently changed course, and it was announced Saturday that Seau’s daughter Sydney will speak in an interview after her father’s bust is unveiled. The former Patriots linebacker, who committed suicide in 2012 reportedly because of CTE, is scheduled to be one of several former players inducted on August 8. However, it was reported last month that the Hall of Fame would not let his daughter Sydney or anyone else speak on his behalf. “It’s frustrating because the induction is for my father and for the other players, but then to not be able to speak, it’s painful,” Sydney told the New York Times. “I just want to give the speech he would have given. It wasn’t going to be about this mess. My speech was solely about him.” On Saturday, David Baker, the president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, said that Sydney would be allowed to speak in honor of her father. “Our goal is to maintain our policy regarding enshrinement speeches, but also show compassion and understanding,” Baker said in a statement. A positive move for all concerned.

3. One of the youngsters who has managed to stand out over the first three days of Patriots camp is linebacker Eric Martin. The 6-foot-2, 250-pounder who spent the last two years with the Browns (where he played in 29 games and registered 14 total tackles), was acquired in December and added to the New England practice squad. He first made his mark in the offseason when he was named one of the offseason award winners. And on Saturday, he surprised some in the one-on-one drills when he went up against the offensive linemen and held his own — on one play, he flashed some nice quickness when he got past left tackle Nate Solder. No one is suggesting that he will unseat either Rob Ninkovich or Chandler Jones for a starters’ job coming off the edge, but through the first few days of camp, he’s earned the right to at least be part of the conversation when it comes to potential backups.

4. Consider this nothing more than a clip-and-save piece looking at some of the future personnel decisions that will face the Patriots. With that in mind, here’s a look at some New England players who have expiring contracts, broken down over the next few years (all info via Rotoworld):

Contracts that currently expire following 2015 season: LeGarrette Blount, Ryan Wendell, Nate Solder, Jerod Mayo.
Contracts that currently expire following 2016 season: Sebastian Vollmer, Rob Ninkovich, Brandon LaFell, Chandler Jones, Dont’a Hightower, Jamie Collins, Malcolm Butler.
Contracts that currently expire following 2017 season: Tom Brady, Bryan Stork, Jimmy Garoppolo, Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola.

(Other notable contracts that are looming include Rob Gronkowski, who will see his current deal expire following the 2019 season, and Stephen Gostkowski, who has a contract now that will take him through the 2018 campaign.)

5. One of our favorite semi-annual traditions is checking to see how the Patriots are doing when it comes to keeping “New England” in the “New England Patriots.” On the current roster, the Patriots have two players with local ties on the roster in fullback James Develin (who went to Brown) and cornerback Robert McClain (who attended UConn). On the coaching staff, the most notable name with New England roots is offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo, who attended Boston University, coached at Boston College and UConn and was born in Cambridge.

6. We were reminded just how quickly time passes this week when the Titans signed Tebucky Jones Jr. to the roster. A former Fordham star, the son of the ex-New England defensive back is one of the first players to reach the league who had a father who played for the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVI team. However, there are more like that on the way; an alert Tweeter noted that the son of Asante Samuel was recently offered a scholarship to Clemson. And former Florida State cornerback Mario Edwards — who was taken 19 spots before Brady in the 2000 draft — has a son who was taken 35th overall in the draft this past spring. (Mario Jr. was selected by the Raiders.)

7. Three former Patriots are currently plying their trade in the CFL, and after we got a good response when we wrote about them a month or two ago, we figured it was time to update their status: Wide receiver Austin Collie, who spent a brief stretch with New England in 2013, has 19 catches for 213 yards and a pair of touchdowns this season for British Columbia. Meanwhile, defensive lineman Aaron Lavarias (who was on New England’s roster in 2011 and 2012) was placed on injured reserve with an arm injury by the Montreal Alouettes in June. And wide receiver Tiquan Underwood, who was with the Patriots in 2011 before getting cut on the eve of Super Bowl XLVI, has 10 catches for 111 yards for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats this year.

8. One of the more familiar sights over the course of training camp (as well as the preseason) last year was the connection built between Jimmy Garoppolo and Brian Tyms. The two hooked up on a memorable touchdown pass in the preseason against the Redskins, and seemed to find each other with regularity over the course of training camp in 2014. While Garoppolo hasn’t turned his back on Tyms to this point in the summer, it’s been hard to miss the fact that this year the QB is focused frequently on new receiver Brandon Gibson. The two made a few nice catch-and-throw plays on Friday and Saturday, and have displayed a good level of cohesiveness throughout the start of camp. There’s still no real clarity surrounding Tom Brady‘s situation to start the season — and Gibson likely remains a bubble candidate at this point — but if Garoppolo has certainly shown a fondness for Gibson. We’ll see if that helps the receiver land a roster spot.

9. Here’s a quick look at some key upcoming dates on the NFL calendar:

Aug. 6-9: Hall of Fame Weekend, Canton, Ohio.

Aug. 9: Hall of Fame Game, Minnesota Vikings vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, in Canton, Ohio.

Aug. 13-17: First preseason weekend.

Aug. 20-24: Second preseason weekend.

Aug. 27-30: Third preseason weekend.

Sept. 1: Prior to 4 p.m. ET, clubs must reduce their rosters to a maximum of 75 players on the active list.

Sept. 3: Final preseason games.

Sept. 5: Prior to 4 p.m. ET, clubs must reduce rosters to a maximum of 53 players on the Active/Inactive List. Simultaneously with the cut-down to 53, clubs that have players in the categories of Active/Physically Unable to Perform or Active/Non-Football Injury or Illness must select one of the following options: place player on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform or Reserve/Non-Football Injury or Illness, whichever is applicable; request waivers; terminate contract; trade contract; or continue to count the player on the Active List.

Sept. 6: Claiming period for players placed on waivers at the final roster reduction will expire at 12 p.m. ET. Upon receipt of the personnel notice at approximately 1 p.m. ET, clubs may establish a practice squad of 10 players. No club, including the player’s prior club, will be permitted to sign a player to a practice player contract until all clubs have received simultaneous notification via the above personnel notice that such player’s prior NFL player contract has been terminated via the waiver system. After 4 p.m. ET, a club is permitted to place a player on Reserve/Injured as “Designated for Return.”

Sept. 10: Regular-season opens, Pittsburgh at New England.

10. From this viewpoint, we’ve always been big fans of the work of Ben Austro, who runs the Twitter feed (and web site) for Football Zebras. In a world of hyperbole and hot takes, Austro offers smart and rationale analysis of referees and their work on his blog and Twitter feed. We’re happy to announce that he has a book that’s set to come out next month — you can buy it here. We’ve seen an advanced copy, and it’s well worth your time. Two other book-related notes: one, Chris Brown of Smart Football also has a new book out, which is a terrific read. And two, the new edition of the Football Outsiders Almanac will also be released in the next couple of weeks. I was lucky enough to fool Aaron Schatz into thinking I was worthy enough to join his writing crew again this year — you can look for my analysis of the Jets and Dolphins. Hopefully, I didn’t embarrass myself too much.

Blog Author: 
Christopher Price

FOXBORO — Three days into training camp, the Patriots have begun the process of trimming their roster.

Following the first full pads practice on Saturday, the team announced that they have released defensive backs Derek Cox and Justin Green and linebacker D.J. Lynch. Saturday’s moves drops New England’s roster down to 87 players.

FOXBORO — Three days into training camp, the Patriots have begun the process of trimming their roster.

Following the first full pads practice on Saturday, the team announced that they have released defensive backs Derek Cox and Justin Green and linebacker DJ Lynch. Saturday’s moves drops New England’s roster down to 87 players.

Cox, 28, was signed by the Patriots as a free agent on June 8, 2015. The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder, is a veteran of five NFL seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2009-12) and the San Diego Chargers (2013). He originally entered the NFL as a third-round draft pick by Jacksonville in 2009 out of William & Mary.

He has played in 63 NFL games with 56 starts and has accumulated 204 total tackles, 13 interceptions and 39 passes defensed. After being released by San Diego on March 4, 2014, Cox went to training camp with Minnesota after joining the Vikings on March 16, 2014. He was released by Minnesota on Aug. 25, 2014, signed by Baltimore on Aug. 27, 2014 and then released by the Ravens on Aug. 30, 2014.

Green, 24, originally signed with the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of Illinois on July 21, 2013. The 5-foot-11, 200-pounder, spent the majority of his rookie season on the practice squad with two stints on the 53-man roster. He played in two regular season games in 2013 but did not register any tackles.

Green went to training camp with the Patriots last summer but was traded to Dallas in exchange for DE Ben Bass on Aug. 13, 2014. The Cowboys released Green prior to the start of the season. He was re-signed by New England to the practice squad on Dec. 3, 2014.

Lynch, 22, was signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of Bowling Green on June 11, 2015. The 6-foot, 252-pounder, played in 48 games with 26 starts at Bowling Green and finished with 230 total tackles. He had his best season as a junior in 2013 when he started all 14 games and was named All-MAC after finishing with a team-high of 83 total tackles.

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Mike Petraglia

FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the return of LeGarrette Blount to Patriots training camp on Saturday, the first day of full pads practice for the defending Super Bowl champions.

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Mike Petraglia
Joe Judge

Joe Judge

FOXBORO — It takes a lot for Bill Belichick to feel comfortable handing over his special teams unit after it’s been coached by one of the best assistants he’s ever had.

But in Joe Judge, Belichick feels as though he has someone who can begin to fill the shoes of Scotty O’Brien, who walked away from his special teams job after the Patriots won Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale.

What has the transition been like so far in OTAs and minicamp?

“Smooth,” Belichick said. “Scott was a great coach, as good a coach as anybody I’€™ve ever been with and around, did a tremendous job. I learned a ton from Scott. I know Joe did, too, or has. But Joe is a great coach in his own right. Each of us have our own style.

“Joe has his own style, but very well prepared, very thorough, has great experience in the kicking game and all of the situations and techniques, both with the specialists and all the other positions on the field. Joe and I spend a lot of time together. I think he’€™s a great young coach.”

To Belichick, what makes Judge so good at such a young age (33) is his willingness to spent the extra time to bring new players up to speed so that they can hit the ground running when they’re thrown into the mix right away. Judge has the right Belichick pedigree, having served as a “football analyst” for three years under Nick Saban at Alabama, with two seasons ending in national titles.

“A lot of the guys that have come in over the years, the last couple of years that came in maybe late, midseason or late in training camp or weren’€™t with us all the way through, a lot of times he would spend extra time with those players to get them caught up while Scott was working on other aspects of the preparation,” Belichick said. “I think he’€™s good at all those things.”

O’Brien, who is thought of so highly that he was kept in the organization to scout and offer his opinion when needed, could often be heard yelling at his players to get in the right positions. But he also brought a lot of positive energy and teaching. Belichick can see some of the same in Judge, who joined the Patriots in May 2012.

“It’€™s his personality. His personality comes out in his coaching style,” Belichick said of Judge. “He’€™s a great communicator, well prepared, aggressive, competitive. All of us have different personalities. His personality is different, but it’€™s good. It’€™s very positive.

“He was with Scott for so long and so many meetings and so much time spent together that I think he can adapt to the differences, understand what the differences are that he’€™s coaching players and how those need to be explained, but also carry through on the things that are the same or very close to the same as what they’€™ve been in the past. He’€™s great at developing relationships with new players, specialists or other players.”

Judge won’t be alone in his first seasons as special teams coordinator. Captain Matthew Slater has been on the scene since 2009, just five years after Judge’s career at Mississippi State. Slater knows the drill.

“I think that both of these guys love the game of football,” Slater said. “Scotty did this thing for almost half of his life, and Joe has the same passion. We know that we’€™ve been fortunate around here to have great minds in the kicking game that have really schooled us and taught us to play the game the right way. So we’€™re excited to play for Joe, and as I’€™ve stated several times, it was an honor for me to play for Scott O’€™Brien.

“He did a lot of things for me personally in my career, and [I’€™m] obviously excited for [assistant special teams coach] Ray Ventrone. Being a former teammate of his, I know that he’€™s going to bring a lot to the table, so we’€™ve got some young guys in there with a lot of energy, a lot of passion and we’€™re excited about the challenges of the year.”

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Mike Petraglia

FOXBORO — LeGarrette Blount isn’t taking anything for granted.

The sixth-year veteran running back coming off a Super Bowl title knows he’s in good position to be the Patriots’ feature running back this season.

FOXBORO — LeGarrette Blount isn’t taking anything for granted.

The sixth-year veteran running back coming off a Super Bowl title knows he’s in good position to be the Patriots’ feature running back this season.

Questions were raised this week about Blount’s status on the team after he reportedly failed a conditioning run on Wednesday and was kept on the sidelines to watch his team for the first two days of training camp Thursday and Friday.

But Blount has since passed his conditioning exam and was cleared to return to the team on Saturday, just in time for the first full pads practice of training camp.

“You want to be there,” Blount said. “You want to be there, for sure. It’s just a process of getting better. You have to do everything you have to do to get there. Get on the field and be out there and go through the grind with your teammates.”

What kept him out and on the sidelines the first two days? Blount only smiled and replied, “I don’t know.

Blount added that while he wasn’t cleared for team activities, “I was out here. First day of camp, I was out here.”

As for the conditioning test, what did it entail? “Conditioning. It’s just a conditioning test.”

With the formalities of a conditioning test in the past, Blount can now focus on fending off Jonas Gray, Brandon Bolden, James White, Travaris Cadet and Dion Lewis for running back snaps.

“The job is open. There’s a bunch of good running backs here. All of our running backs are pretty good and at some point have played really good in their career. It’s an open job. Everybody has to fight for that position,” he said. “We can’t jump too far into the future. You don’t know what the future holds. I’m going to continue to come out here and get better and do everything I can to make sure I maximize my opportunities.”

Those opportunities will come in the preseason and then he will be required to sit out the first game against his old Steelers teammates after being involved in a marijuana vehicle stop with Pittsburgh teammate Le’Veon Bell in training camp last year.

Blount assured everyone Saturday that he is highly motivated this season.

“Winning motivates me,” Blount said. “I want to go out there and get better for me and my team. I want to go out there and do everything I can to make sure I’m productive and make sure I’m doing whatever they need me to do to be good here.

“I’m going to continue to go out there and get better. It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is. That’s the plan, to always get better and make sure I can do everything I can do and do it to the best of my capabilities when they ask me to do it.”

Blount said that, conditioning test aside, he has been working hard to stay in shape and be ready when his No. 29 is called again this season. His moves on the field Saturday, when he was juking left and right suggest he’s been true to his words.

“The football season is basically year round. We train when we’re off. We practice and play when we’re here. You just have to stay with it and get better as much as you can.”

“Always. It’s always feels good to get out here with my teammates. The brotherhood out here is amazing. I’m just doing whatever I need to do to make sure that I can maximize my capabilities. You guys have been watching me run for a while. Everything you have seen, that’s what I can do. I try to add as much as I can when I have a chance to. I’m going to get better at the things I’m weak at and contribute when I can.”

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Mike Petraglia

FOXBORO — While much of the offseason focus is on how the Patriots’ defense will survive the offseason departure of cornerback Darrelle Revis, from an off-field perspective, the loss of defensive lineman Vince Wilfork looms just as large.

The veteran, who was an absolutely essential part of the Patriots success since he arrived as a first-round pick in 2004, left for the Texans in the offseason. And while it’s one thing to talk about his departure from a purely statistical standpoint, his leadership skills were just as valuable. Now, it will fall to a new generation of defensive players to guide younger players in the same fashion that Wilfork did for the last decade.

Two of the likely candidates to assume more of a leadership role on the defensive side of the ball in 2015 are safety Devin McCourty and defensive end/outside linebacker Rob Ninkovich. McCourty arrived in 2010, while Ninkovich was picked up as a street free agent in 2009, making them two of the senior members of the New England defense. (Linebacker Jerod Mayo is the only one with more service time with the Patriots. having first shown up in 2008.) Both talked this week about facing an increased level of expectations with Wilfork no longer in the locker room.

“The key to being a leader is just being yourself,” McCourty said. “I continue to just do that — be myself. I think obviously, there’s a big hole with Vince being gone, but I think we have good leaders on this team. Obviously there’s myself and Mayo. Guys like (Dont’a) Hightower, Jamie (Collins), Chandler (Jones), Rob (Ninkovich). Those guys have been playing for awhile, along with (Patrick) Chung. So we just have to keep trucking and keep going forward.”

“Vince was obviously a great figure in the organization, and I have tons of respect for him. But the way that the business works, there will always be turnover — you’ll always lose guys. That just happens across the league,” Ninkovich said.

He added: “For us, it’s continuing to do what we’ve done in the past, and that’s coming to work hard every day and setting a good example for the young guys of how to prepare and how to practice and get ready for the football season. For me, it’s not going to be rah-rah, speeches here and there. It’s going to be coming to work every day and doing my job at a high level and leading by example.”

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Christopher Price
LeGarrette Blount was back on the field Saturday morning. (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

LeGarrette Blount was back on the field Saturday morning. (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

FOXBORO — The Patriots just completed their first full padded training camp workout of the summer, a session that ran for just over two hours on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium. Here are a few quick notes:

Running back LeGarrette Blount and defensive lineman Dominique Easley were back in the field. Blount hadn’t practiced the first two days of camp because he was placed on NFI (reportedly, he had failed the conditioning test), while Easley was on the physically unable to perform list.

Meanwhile, defensive lineman Xzavier Dickson and linebacker Dont’a Hightower were wearing red non-contact jerseys. For what it’s worth, Blount looked like he hadn’t missed a beat, making all the right cuts and running well. Jerod Mayo was in full uniform and not in a non-contact red jersey, a good sign that he has nearly fully recovered from his right knee patellar injury.

The following players were not in pads or not spotted on the field: quarterback Matt Flynn (NFI), special teamer Matthew Slater (PUP), wide receiver Brandon LaFell (PUP), cornerback Justin Green, defensive back Derek Cox, linebacker D.J. Lynch (who limped off the field midway through Friday’s practice), linebacker Dane Fletcher (PUP), linebacker Chris White (PUP), offensive lineman Ryan Wendell (PUP), defensive lineman Vince Taylor (PUP), offensive lineman Caylin Hauptmann (PUP), tight end A.J. Derby, defensive end Chris Jones (PUP) and defensive lineman Alan Branch (NFI).

In one-on-ones between the offensive linemen and defensive linemen, Jabaal Sheard provided a highlight with an impressive spin move on tackle Marcus Cannon. Sheard also tossed Cameron Fleming aside on another head-to-head drill. (Cannon later rebounded with a nice job on youngster Dekoda Watson.)

In addition, rookie guard Shaq Mason tossed defensive lineman Zach Moore to the ground (Mason was later beaten by fellow rookie Geneo Grissom), while tackle Nate Solder and defensive lineman Trey Flowers locked up in a great battle. Young defensive lineman Eric Martin also looked really impressive later in the same drill, sneaking past Solder and using his quickness to get into the backfield. (Defensive lineman Antonio Johnson jumped and had to run a lap.

Later, Mason had to run a lap as well.) Meanwhile, Bryan Stork handily beat all comers, including a sequence where he stoned Easley, who tried to come after him with a bull rush. If Stork stays healthy, he appears to be in line for a terrific season. In that same vein, if Sheard stays healthy and pointed in the right direction, he could also be posted for a good year.

Another highlight for the defense came in passing drills when rookie strong safety Jordan Richards broke up a pass intended for the much taller tight end Scott Chander in the red zone.

Quarterback Tom Brady completed a pass to Aaron Dobson in 11-on-11s, but the receiver fumbled the ball after Jamie Collins poked it away. Dobson made amends later with a leaping grab on a Brady pass near the sideline. He beat fellow Marshall product and rookie corner Darryl Roberts. Shortly after that, the whole offense was forced to run a lap. Dobson had a nice catch later in practice in 11-on-11s, and also had an impressive connection with Brady over Jimmy Jean in a passing drill.

Sealver Siliga put a real hurt on someone in the first series of running drills — from this viewpoint, it looked like it was running back Tyler Gaffney. In that sequence, it appeared the Patriots were utilizing a reasonable facsimile of the starting offensive line, one that included rookies Shaq Mason and Tre’ Jackson at the guard positions, and Marcus Cannon at a tackle spot.

In passing drills midway through practice, Jimmy Garoppolo and Julian Edelman connected on the nice through and catch of camp against Malcolm Butler, a play that caused Butler to clap his hands together in frustration. Butler rebounded shortly after that with an excellent pass breakup on a ball for Brandon Gibson. (Later in that same session, Brian Tyms came off a route limping, but didn’t leave the field.) From this viewpoint, Butler has been very chatty throughout camp, moreso than he was at this point last year. It’s unclear how much of that might be related to being adrenalized over being in pads or just the excitement of camp. But he’€™s been pretty talkative to this point on the calendar.

Defensive end Rob Ninkovich, Siliga and Blount all had to run laps early in practice for unknown infractions. And defensive tackle Malcom Brown was seen running on the back hill for a stretch early on in the practice session.

Converted defensive end Jake Bequette spent more time with the tight ends, getting some reps with what appeared to be the No. 2 offense. He later caught an impressive pass from Brady in 7-on-7 work.

Shoutout to young linebacker Dekoda Watson, who has been wearing a full sweatshirt under his gear for the first three days of training camp.

Defensive lineman Joe Vellano limped off late in the session with an unknown injury. He returned shortly afterward.

Josh Boyce and Dion Lewis got work as kick returners.

Robert Kraft appeared roughly midway through practice, and received a big cheer from fans. One fan yelled “Keep up the fight,” and the owner gave big thumbs up.

Blog Author: 
Christopher Price

FOXBORO — On Friday, the Patriots announced their offseason award winners. The honors are doled out on the combination of attendance at offseason workout programs, physical testing and overall improvement, and usually come with a prime parking space closest to the players’ entrance at Gillette Stadium.

This year’s winners are: safety Nate Ebner, linebacker Jonathan Freeny, tight end Michael Hoomanawanui, defensive lineman Antonio Johnson, linebacker Eric Martin, safety Devin McCourty, left tackle Nate Solder and center Bryan Stork.

By way of comparison, here’s a look at the offseason award winners the last three years:

2014
Defensive end Chandler Jones, wide receiver Julian Edelman, linebacker Jamie Collins, safety Devin McCourty, cornerback Logan Ryan, fullback James Develin, safety Nate Ebner, linebacker Jerod Mayo, offensive lineman Dan Connolly and linebacker Dont’a Hightower.

2013
Wide receiver Danny Amendola, quarterback Tom Brady, cornerback Ras-I Dowling, linebacker Dane Fletcher, linebacker Jerod Mayo, defensive end Rob Ninkovich, special teams captain Matthew Slater, left tackle Nate Solder, cornerback Aqib Talib and defensive lineman Vince Wilfork.

2012
Linebacker Bobby Carpenter, safety Patrick Chung, defensive end Jermaine Cunningham, wide receiver Julian Edelman, kicker Stephen Gostkowski, linebacker Jerod Mayo, linebacker Trevor Scott, left tackle Nate Solder, linebacker Jeff Tarpinian and running back Danny Woodhead.

 

 

 

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Christopher Price