The Patriots are signing former Cleveland defensive lineman John Hughes, per Field Yates of ESPN.

A third-round pick of the Browns out of Cincinnati in 2012, the 6-foot-2, 304-pounder has been with Cleveland all five years in the league. He was cut earlier this month, but had played in 53 games with the Browns, and had 5.5 sacks and 52 tackles in his tenure with Cleveland.

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Blog Author: 
Christopher Price

For the second straight week, there is some uncertainly at the Patriots quarterback position.

Jimmy Garoppolo

Jimmy Garoppolo

For the second straight week, there is some uncertainly at the Patriots quarterback position.

According to a source, Jimmy Garoppolo (sprained AC joint in his right shoulder) is still considered day-to-day and has not yet been ruled out from playing Sunday against the Bills. The team needs to see how Garoppolo responds in practice this week before it can make a determination on his status for Sunday.

Last week the quarterback was limited in practice Tuesday and Wednesday, but was inactive for the game Thursday against the Texans. Garoppolo suffered a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder against the Dolphins in Week 2. CSNNE’s Tom E. Curran reported it was a Grade 2 sprain, which generally takes 2-4 weeks to recover from. Sunday against the Bills would mark exactly two weeks.

The Patriots’ third-string quarterback Jacoby Brissett suffered an injury to his right thumb in Thursday’s win over the Texans and his status for Sunday remains uncertain.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media on Monday morning, the Patriots didn’t plan on bringing in another quarterback because they were confident in the availability of either Garoppolo and Brissett.

As was the case last week, the Patriots starting quarterback might not be known until just a few hours before kickoff.

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Ryan Hannable

Could the Patriots be adding a quarterback after all?

Anthony Johnson reportedly will be released by the Patriots on Monday. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

Anthony Johnson reportedly will be released by the Patriots on Monday. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

Could the Patriots be adding a quarterback after all?

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the Patriots are releasing defensive tackle Anthony Johnson.

This opens up a roster spot, which could potentially be for a quarterback as the team does not know if either Jimmy Garoppolo or Jacoby Brissett will be ready for Sunday’s game against the Bills.

Garoppolo is dealing with a reported sprained AC joint in his right shoulder, while Brissett has a thumb injury suffered in last Thursday’s game against the Texans.

Johnson had a great training camp and preseason to earn one of the final 53-man roster spots, but hasn’t been as disruptive over the first three games of the regular season as he has just four tackles.

The Patriots could use the open roster spot for a quarterback. The team reportedly had T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree in for workouts last week, but did not sign either.

If they in fact were interested in Yates, he would need to be added to the active roster as he doesn’t have practice squad eligibility.

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Ryan Hannable
Patriots WR Julian Edleman joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian to talk about his Dad giving scouting reports on his QB prowess, how to play the Bills’ defense, Danny Amendola being on the cover of a magazine instead of him, and why players buy into the Patriots’ Culture.

[0:01:50] ... 1 o'clock hour. I don't know on a typical like Brady's father Greg Brady's father is more interest in the targeted to the huge award and the all the real emotion. I mean it should the ...
[0:06:50] ... the first four games this I don't like god it's not a Super Bowl team nationally people were just checking your loss like they're done. There were over but you guys continued to body. Into. You ...
[0:10:39] ... did ask your input on how. Actually about and what about the Buffalo Bills and that's about it I told them about Utley gave area big game that didn't coming out at. We got to bring ...
[0:12:02] ... a big game. You know you get. In other matches. Hard nose AFC east built patriots will all work. They'd be you know you know these guys are commonplace artsy got to have a good week ...






Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian to discuss hurdling defenders, the Buffalo game, and what Josh McDaniels would say if he offered to play Quarterback.

[0:01:30] ... them. And play and play. Ripple law. You're just not what the offensive line with the with the running game greatly Tom Brady's understudy sit there and say ask you do you wanna use Tom Brady but going to be able to run when you have to. And it says seem like the last couple of weeks. We have put emphasis on the running game it has worked and robs you start with you in that offensive line but. That must be good feeling to knowing you can run when you have to maybe when the other teams expecting you ...



Patriots WR Julian Edleman joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian to talk about his Dad giving scouting reports on his QB prowess, how to play the Bills’ defense, Danny Amendola being on the cover of a magazine instead of him, and why players buy into the Patriots’ Culture.

[0:01:50] ... 1 o'clock hour. I don't know on a typical like Brady's father Greg Brady's father is more interest in the targeted to the huge award and the all the real emotion. I mean it should the ...
[0:06:50] ... the first four games this I don't like god it's not a Super Bowl team nationally people were just checking your loss like they're done. There were over but you guys continued to body. Into. You ...
[0:10:39] ... did ask your input on how. Actually about and what about the Buffalo Bills and that's about it I told them about Utley gave area big game that didn't coming out at. We got to bring ...
[0:12:02] ... a big game. You know you get. In other matches. Hard nose AFC east built patriots will all work. They'd be you know you know these guys are commonplace artsy got to have a good week ...






Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian to discuss hurdling defenders, the Buffalo game, and what Josh McDaniels would say if he offered to play Quarterback.

[0:01:30] ... them. And play and play. Ripple law. You're just not what the offensive line with the with the running game greatly Tom Brady's understudy sit there and say ask you do you wanna use Tom Brady but going to be able to run when you have to. And it says seem like the last couple of weeks. We have put emphasis on the running game it has worked and robs you start with you in that offensive line but. That must be good feeling to knowing you can run when you have to maybe when the other teams expecting you ...



Stopping the run sounds like such a fundamentally easy concept.