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NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
48Aiken, Danny LS6-42558/28/19884Virginia
6Allen, Ryan P6-22152/28/19902Louisiana Tech
80Amendola, Danny WR5-1119511/2/19856Texas Tech
25Arrington, Kyle CB5-101908/12/19866Hofstra
55Ayers, Akeem MLB6-32557/10/19894UCLA
29Blount, LeGarrette RB6-025012/5/19865Oregon
38Bolden, Brandon RB5-112201/26/19903Mississippi
82Boyce, Josh WR5-112055/6/19912Texas Christian
12Brady, Tom QB6-42258/3/197715Michigan
97Branch, Alan NT6-632512/29/19848Michigan
39Browner, Brandon CB6-42218/2/19845Oregon State
21Butler, Malcolm SS5-111903/2/1990RWest Alabama
61Cannon, Marcus G6-53355/6/19884Texas Christian
52Casillas, Jonathan OLB6-12276/3/19876Wisconsin
23Chung, Patrick SS5-112108/19/19876Oregon
91Collins, Jamie OLB6-325010/20/19892Southern Mississippi
63Connolly, Dan G6-43059/2/19829Southeast Missouri State
46Develin, James FB6-32557/23/19882Brown
65Devey, Jordan G6-63171/11/19881Memphis
43Ebner, Nate DB6-021012/14/19883Ohio State
11Edelman, Julian WR5-102005/22/19866Kent State
58Fleming, Darius LB6-22557/19/19893Notre Dame
71Fleming, Cameron G6-63259/3/1992RStanford
10Garoppolo, Jimmy QB6-222511/2/1991REastern Illinois
3Gostkowski, Stephen K6-12151/28/19849Memphis
35Gray, Jonas RB5-102256/27/19901Notre Dame
87Gronkowski, Rob TE6-62655/14/19895Arizona
30Harmon, Duron SS6-12051/24/19912Rutgers
54Hightower, Dont'a OLB6-32703/12/19903Alabama
47Hoomanawanui, Michael TE6-42607/4/19885Illinois
94Jones, Chris DT6-13097/12/19902Bowling Green State
95Jones, Chandler DE6-52652/27/19903Syracuse
67Kline, Josh G6-329512/29/19892Kent State
19LaFell, Brandon WR6-321011/4/19865Louisiana State
32McCourty, Devin FS5-101958/13/19875Rutgers
90Moore, Zach DE6-62759/5/1990RConcordia-St. Paul
50Ninkovich, Rob DE6-22602/1/19849Purdue
24Revis, Darrelle CB5-111987/14/19858Pittsburgh
26Ryan, Logan CB5-111952/9/19912Rutgers
96Siliga, Sealver DT6-23254/26/19903Utah
18Slater, Matthew WR6-02109/9/19857UCLA
77Solder, Nate T6-83204/12/19884Colorado
66Stork, Bryan C6-431011/15/1990RFlorida State
84Tyms, Brian WR6-32042/21/19892Florida A&M
72Vellano, Joe DT6-230010/30/19882Maryland
34Vereen, Shane RB5-102053/2/19894California
76Vollmer, Sebastian T6-83207/10/19846Houston
62Wendell, Ryan G6-23003/4/19866Fresno State
59White, Chris LB6-32381/15/19894Mississippi State
28White, James RB5-102062/3/1992RWisconsin
75Wilfork, Vince DT6-232511/4/198111Miami (Fla.)
27Wilson, Tavon SS6-02153/19/19903Illinois
81Wright, Timothy TE6-42204/7/19902Rutgers
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99Buchanan, Michael (IR) DE6-62551/24/19912Illinois
37Dennard, Alfonzo (IR) CB5-102009/9/19893Nebraska
17Dobson, Aaron (IR) WR6-32007/23/19912Marshall
74Easley, Dominique (IR) DE6-22902/24/1992RFlorida
31Gaffney, Tyler (IR) RB6-02204/20/1991RStanford
45Gordon, Cameron (IR) LB6-32406/5/1991RMichigan
51Mayo, Jerod (IR) MLB6-12502/23/19867Tennessee
52Morris, James (IR) LB6-224011/20/1991RIowa
22Ridley, Stevan (IR) RB5-112201/27/19894Louisiana State
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64Barker, Chris G6-23108/3/19902Nevada
92Bequette, Jake DE6-52652/21/19893Arkansas
5Gilbert, Garrett QB6-42217/1/1991RSouthern Methodist
28Green, Justin DB5-111952/26/19911Illinois
69Hauptmann, Caylin T6-33007/10/19912Florida International
17Krause, Jonathan WR5-111901/18/1992RVanderbilt
52Martin, Eric OLB6-22507/21/19912Nebraska
55Skinner, Deontae LB6-225012/18/1990RMississippi State
35Swanson, Dax DB5-111913/21/19912Sam Houston State
 
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Dan Connolly
News
The Patriots have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills: Dan Connolly, Sebastian Vollmer, Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski, Jonas Gray, Dont'a Hightower and Brandon Browner.

Gray missed Friday's practice while dealing with an ankle injury and was ruled out for the game. 

Browner (groin) and Hightower (shoulder) were both questionable coming into the contest.

The Patriots have also clinched a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

Ryan Wendell
News
Patriots rookie center Bryan Stork (knee) was unable to practice for the second straight day Thursday as the team prepared for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Colts. Ryan Wendell is expected to start in Stork's spot.

New England is a 6.5-point favorite.

Nate Solder
News
Patriots offensive lineman Nate Solder is expecting to be ready for New England's playoff game next week after leaving Sunday's game against the Bills due to a knee injury.

"I practiced this week and I'll be full practice next week. Everything I'm doing is preparing and doing everything I can, and I'll be ready to go when the game comes," Solder said Thursday, per ESPN.

Dont'a Hightower
News
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) was the only full participant in Thursday's practice in preparation for the Super Bowl on Feb. 1 against the Seahawks, according to 710 AM ESPN Radio in Seattle.

Cornerback Brandon Browner (knee), linebacker Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), defensive tackle Chris Jones (elbow), wide receiver Brandon LaFell (shoulder, toe), defensive lineman Sealver Siliga (foot) and center Bryan Stork (knee) were all limited participants.

Injury
Shoulder - Limited practice. Questionable for the Super Bowl vs. Seattle
Zach Moore
News
The Patriots have listed DL Chris Jones, DE Zach Moore, WR Brian Tyms, WR Josh Boyce, C Bryan Stork, OL Jordan Devey and RB James White as inactive for the AFC Championship game.

Jones and Stork were the only two players listed on the injury report coming into the contest. Jones was considered probable due to an elbow injury. Stork was ruled out due to a knee issue. The other five players listed are considered healthy scratches. 

Stephen Gostkowski
News
Eagles kicker Cody Parkey will replace Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski in Sunday's Pro Bowl, the team announced Monday. Parkey went 32 of 36 on field goals in 2014, including 4 of 4 from 50 yards or longer.

He is the first undrafted rookie kicker to be named to the Pro Bowl since 1989 when Broncos kicker David Treadwell was named.

Tyler Gaffney
News
The Patriots released six players and placed two on injured reserve to get down to the 75-man limit. Released were defensive lineman Ben Bass, defensive backs Jemea Thomas and Travis Hawkins, receivers Derrick Johnson and Wilson Van Hooser, and linebacker Deontae Skinner.

The team put rookie running back Tyler Gaffney and rookie linebacker Cameron Gordon on injured reserve.
Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season
Chris Barker
News
The Patriots have announced the re-signing of offensive lineman Chris Barker to the practice squad and the release of defensive end Ben Bass .

Bass played in two games with Dallas in 2012, but none since.

Chris White
News
The Patriots listed 18 players on its final injury report for Week 17 against Buffalo. Quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) was the only player on the report listed as probable, while running back Jonas Gray (ankle) and cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring) were ruled out. The rest were deemed questionable.

The others include long snapper Danny Aiken (finger), cornerback Kyle Arrington (hamstring), running back LeGarrette Blount (shoulder), cornerback Brandon Browner (groin), linebacker Jamie Collins, offensive lineman Dan Connolly (knee), wide receiver Julian Edelman (thigh, concussion), offensive lineman Cameron Fleming (ankle), linebacker Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), defensive end Chandler Jones (hip), wide receiver Brandon LaFell (shoulder), defensive end Rob Ninkovich (heel), running back Shane Vereen (ankle), offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer and linebacker Chris White (ankle).

Rob Gronkowski
News
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski responded Friday to comments made by Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane, who indicated Gronkowski was not that good of a player. Although, Gronkowski chose not to fire back at Lane and offered a very mild response.

"Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion," Gronkowski said, per ESPN. "They’ve got a great defense overall. We’ve got to be worried about their whole defense. We’ve got to be sure we practice hard, prepare hard all week so we’re ready to roll." 

Lane was not as reserved when asked Thursday what makes Gronkowski such a good player.

"I actually don't think he's that good," Lane said. "He's OK. He does have a big body. But from what I've seen on tape, he doesn't like you putting your hands on him. So if we put our hands on him and shake him up a little bit, he won't catch that many balls." 

Gronkowski had a pretty good season in 2014, totaling 82 catches for 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns, and he remained one of the best tight ends in the NFL. It didn't appear Friday he was too bothered by Lane's comments.

"I just keep doing what I’ve got to do." Gronkowski said. "I’ve just got to keep working hard at practice, keep bringing it at practice, keep preparing. Just keep getting ready, because it’s not just one player on their defense, there’s 11 guys out there at the same time. It’s not just 11, they’ve got the backups, too. So I’ve got to prepare for their whole defense, no doubt about that.

"I’ve got much respect for the Seattle Seahawks throughout their whole team. Just got to keep working hard and practicing and getting ready for the game. Bring it out there on the field." 

Sealver Siliga
News
Patriots defensive tackle Sealver Siliga was able to return on Sunday against the Colts.

Siliga is dealing with a foot injury. He was initially ruled questionable to return due to the issue. Following halftime, Siliga came out on the field with teammates, and appeared ready to get back into the game. He was able to do so shortly after the start of the third quarter. 

Injury
Foot - Limited practice. Questionable for the Super Bowl vs. Seattle
Alfonzo Dennard
News
The Patriots placed cornerback Alfonzo Dennard on season-ending injured reserve with a hamstring injury, reports Field Yates of ESPN on Saturday. Dennard appeared in only six games this season, registering 15 combined tackles and one interception -- all season lows.

In corresponding moves, the Patriots elevated wide receiver Josh Boyce from the practice squad to take the spot of Dennard on the 53-man active roster. They re-signed Dax Swanson to the practice squad and released defensive lineman Cam Henderson.

Injury
Hamstring - IR. Out for season
Stevan Ridley
News
By giving the previously unknown Jonas Gray 17 carries for 86 yards Week 8 against Chicago, the Patriots revealed that they'll stick with a two-man backfield even with preferred rusher Stevan Ridley out for the year with a torn ACL and MCL.

But Week 9 against Denver might be a better matchup for preferred receiver Shane Vereen, who also thrived in Week 7 against the Jets. The Broncos, like the Jets, have done a good job stopping the run this season. They rank No. 1, in fact, allowing 72.4 yards per game.

Plus, the Patriots will most likely have to throw more than usual just to keep up with the league's highest-scoring team. These days, a team's only real choice against Peyton Manning is to beat him at his own game.

So most likely, Gray will spend much of Week 9 on the sidelines while Vereen spends much of it in the backfield. Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard both rank Vereen among their top 20 running backs for this week.

Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season
Nate Ebner
News
The Patriots have ruled Cameron Fleming (ankle, finger) and Chandler Jones (hip) out for Sunday's game against Detroit, according to New England's final injury report released Friday.

Deemed questionable were Marcus Cannon (hip), Dominique Easley (knee) and Nate Ebner (finger). As expected, Tom Brady (ankle), Julian Edelman (thigh) and Jonas Gray (not injury related) were ruled as probable for Week 12.

Darius Fleming
News
The Patriots promoted linebacker Darius Fleming from the practice squad to its 53-man roster, reports NESN.com. Fleming has yet to appear in an NFL regular season game.
Jordan Devey
News
The Patriots have listed DL Chris Jones, DE Zach Moore, WR Brian Tyms, WR Josh Boyce, C Bryan Stork, OL Jordan Devey and RB James White as inactive for the AFC Championship game.

Jones and Stork were the only two players listed on the injury report coming into the contest. Jones was considered probable due to an elbow injury. Stork was ruled out due to a knee issue. The other five players listed are considered healthy scratches. 

Josh Boyce
News
The Patriots have listed DL Chris Jones, DE Zach Moore, WR Brian Tyms, WR Josh Boyce, C Bryan Stork, OL Jordan Devey and RB James White as inactive for the AFC Championship game.

Jones and Stork were the only two players listed on the injury report coming into the contest. Jones was considered probable due to an elbow injury. Stork was ruled out due to a knee issue. The other five players listed are considered healthy scratches. 

Devin McCourty
News
In two losses against the Patriots this season, including Sunday's 45-7 loss in the AFC title game, Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton was bottled up offensively. Hilton had just three catches for 24 yards in a 42-20 loss Nov. 16 and had one catch for 36 yards Sunday.

"Coach (Bill) Belichick, he did the same thing, had the same game plan -- Kyle Arrington on me, (safety Devin McCourty) over the top," Hilton said, per ESPN. "They took away everything. When I tried to go across the middle, they had the linebackers drop. The linebackers hit me to try to disrupt me. It pretty much was the same game plan as last time. They did a pretty good job of taking me away." 

Patriot coach Bill Belichick praised Arrington's effort against Hilton, who is headed to the Pro Bowl after totaling 82 catches for 1,345 yards and seven touchdowns during the regular season. 

"You know Kyle really stepped up; played T.Y. good," Belichick said. "T.Y. is a great receiver. He’s got outstanding speed and quickness, and he’s a tough guy to cover on all routes: short, intermediate, deep. He had a great catch on the sideline dragging his feet. It was a perfect throw and a great catch. But that’s what it’s like playing against them. But Kyle competed really well. He jammed, and he and Devin did a real good job on T.Y."

Julian Edelman
News
Patriots wideout Julian Edelman led the team in receiving on Sunday against the Colts.

Edelman hauled in nine passes for 98 yards. He was targeted a team-high 11 times during the contest. Edelman was able to turn in a strong game despite a hip injury. He briefly left the game in the second quarter, but was able to return just before halftime. 

Edelman will take on the Seahawks in the Super Bowl in two weeks. 

Brandon Bolden
News
Patriots running backs Brandon Bolden, Shane Vereen and LeGarrette Blount were unable to get going in New England's 35-31 win over the Ravens Saturday.

Between the three, they total seven carries for 14 yards. Quarterback Tom Brady had the only rushing touchdown for the Patriots.

New England did not give a handoff to a running back in the second half.

Vereen had four catches for 39 yards and Bolden one catch for 11.

Cameron Gordon
News
The Patriots released six players and placed two on injured reserve to get down to the 75-man limit. Released were defensive lineman Ben Bass, defensive backs Jemea Thomas and Travis Hawkins, receivers Derrick Johnson and Wilson Van Hooser, and linebacker Deontae Skinner.

The team put rookie running back Tyler Gaffney and rookie linebacker Cameron Gordon on injured reserve.
Injury
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Patrick Chung
News
The Patriots have locked up running back Brandon Bolden and starting safety Patrick Chung to contract extensions on Friday, ESPN reports.

Bolden, a core special teams player, signed a two-year, $3.2 million contract extension through 2016. Chung, who returned to New England after spending the 2013 season with the Eagles, signed a three-year extension through 2017. The deal is worth up to $8.2 million and includes $3.4 million in guarantees, according to the report.

Duron Harmon
News
Patriots rookie safety Duron Harmon made an interception for the second straight game, returning it 42 yards in the Week 9 win over the Steelers. He added four tackles, giving him eight tackles and three passes defended this season.
Danny Aiken
News
The Patriots listed 18 players on its final injury report for Week 17 against Buffalo. Quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) was the only player on the report listed as probable, while running back Jonas Gray (ankle) and cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring) were ruled out. The rest were deemed questionable.

The others include long snapper Danny Aiken (finger), cornerback Kyle Arrington (hamstring), running back LeGarrette Blount (shoulder), cornerback Brandon Browner (groin), linebacker Jamie Collins, offensive lineman Dan Connolly (knee), wide receiver Julian Edelman (thigh, concussion), offensive lineman Cameron Fleming (ankle), linebacker Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), defensive end Chandler Jones (hip), wide receiver Brandon LaFell (shoulder), defensive end Rob Ninkovich (heel), running back Shane Vereen (ankle), offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer and linebacker Chris White (ankle).

Matthew Slater
News
Patriots special teamer Matthew Slater told reporters that the NFL Players Association has "instructed" New England players to not publicly address Deflategate, according to the team's official website. The 29-year-old Slater is a team representative for the union.

"I'd love to get into that with you, but we have been instructed by our union as players to reserve comment on this situation," Slater said. "It's an ongoing investigation, so in order to protect our players, we’re going to go ahead and not talk about that."

The NFL found 11 of 12 game balls the Patriots used in the first half in Sunday's AFC Championship against the Colts were significantly underinflated after being deemed legal before the game. The investigation is being led by NFL executive vice president Jeff Pash and Ted Wells. The league has yet to release its findings.

Coach Bill Belichick also addressed the media in an impromptu press conference to reveal that his team conducted an "internal study," which revealed that the Patriots "followed every rule to the letter."

Like Slater, Belichick vowed not to speak on Deflategate again. New England will square off against Seattle in the Super Bowl on Feb. 1.

Deontae Skinner
News
The Patriots have signed defensive backs Justin Green and Daxton Swanson, as well as linebacker Doentae Skinner, to their practice squad. The latter two had been with the Patriots previously.
Chris Jones
News
The Patriots have listed DL Chris Jones, DE Zach Moore, WR Brian Tyms, WR Josh Boyce, C Bryan Stork, OL Jordan Devey and RB James White as inactive for the AFC Championship game.

Jones and Stork were the only two players listed on the injury report coming into the contest. Jones was considered probable due to an elbow injury. Stork was ruled out due to a knee issue. The other five players listed are considered healthy scratches. 

Injury
Elbow - Limited practice. Questionable for the Super Bowl vs. Seattle
Justin Green
News
The Patriots have signed defensive backs Justin Green and Daxton Swanson, as well as linebacker Doentae Skinner, to their practice squad. The latter two had been with the Patriots previously.
Jonathan Krause
News
The Patriots have brought back wide receiver Jonathan Krause less than a week after releasing him. They have waived defensive lineman Kona Schwenke to make room for Krause.
Dax Swanson
News
The Patriots placed cornerback Alfonzo Dennard on season-ending injured reserve with a hamstring injury, reports Field Yates of ESPN on Saturday. Dennard appeared in only six games this season, registering 15 combined tackles and one interception -- all season lows.

In corresponding moves, the Patriots elevated wide receiver Josh Boyce from the practice squad to take the spot of Dennard on the 53-man active roster. They re-signed Dax Swanson to the practice squad and released defensive lineman Cam Henderson.

Darrelle Revis
News
The Patriots are reportedly looking to sign cornerback Darrelle Revis to a long-term extension, according Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

However, New England has not ruled out paying Revis the $20 million team option in 2015, Rapoport reports. The decision needs to be made by April 1, when a $12 million roster bonus kicks in for Revis.

Revis totaled 47 tackles in 16 games for the Patriots, grabbing two interceptions and forcing one fumble.

James Morris
News
The Patriots have added defensive lineman Eathyn Manumaleuna and linebacker James Morris to their list of cuts.

Morris received a setback when he hurt his leg in the final preseason game Thursday.

Injury
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Kyle Arrington
News
In two losses against the Patriots this season, including Sunday's 45-7 loss in the AFC title game, Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton was bottled up offensively. Hilton had just three catches for 24 yards in a 42-20 loss Nov. 16 and had one catch for 36 yards Sunday.

"Coach (Bill) Belichick, he did the same thing, had the same game plan -- Kyle Arrington on me, (safety Devin McCourty) over the top," Hilton said, per ESPN. "They took away everything. When I tried to go across the middle, they had the linebackers drop. The linebackers hit me to try to disrupt me. It pretty much was the same game plan as last time. They did a pretty good job of taking me away." 

Patriot coach Bill Belichick praised Arrington's effort against Hilton, who is headed to the Pro Bowl after totaling 82 catches for 1,345 yards and seven touchdowns during the regular season. 

"You know Kyle really stepped up; played T.Y. good," Belichick said. "T.Y. is a great receiver. He’s got outstanding speed and quickness, and he’s a tough guy to cover on all routes: short, intermediate, deep. He had a great catch on the sideline dragging his feet. It was a perfect throw and a great catch. But that’s what it’s like playing against them. But Kyle competed really well. He jammed, and he and Devin did a real good job on T.Y."

Ryan Allen
News
Patriots punter Ryan Allen, who was questionable with a shoulder injury, is active for the AFC Championship Game at Denver.
Cameron Fleming
News
The Patriots have deemed the following players as inactive for Saturday's divisional round game against the Ravens: Josh Boyce, Jordan Devey, Zach Moore, Steve Maneri, Cameron Fleming, James White and Jonas Gray.

Gray, who 89 carries for 412 yards and five touchdowns in the regular season, is dealing with an ankle injury. Gray was listed as probable throughout the week.

The Patriots are 7-point favorites against Baltimore Saturday.

Eric Martin
News
The Browns announced several roster moves on Saturday, per FOX Sports Ohio. The team promoted quarterback Connor Shaw and defensive lineman Jamie Meder from the practice squad to the 53-man active roster. In a corresponding move, Cleveland waived linebacker Eric Martin and tight end Ryan Taylor.
Alan Branch
News
The Patriots announced they've signed defensive tackle Alan Branch and released linebacker Deontae Skinner. Branch was released by Buffalo in August following his DUI arrest.
Josh Kline
News
Patriots rookie starting center Bryan Stork is not practicing Wednesday, reports MassLive.com. He suffered a knee injury in the second quarter of the playoff win over Baltimore and did not return.

If Stork can't play in Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Colts, right guard Ryan Wendell will start at center with Josh Kline replacing Wendell.

New England is a 6.5-point home favorite.

Michael Hoomanawanui
News
The Patriots backup pass catchers did little Week 13 against the Packers.

Julian Edelman actually turned in a decent game despite dealing with an injury. He hauled in seven catches for 48 yards. Edelman missed time with a thigh injury, but was able to return to the contest. Michael Hoomanawanui caught one ball, gaining 23 yards. Timothy Wright also hauled in one pass, gaining 12 yards. 

The group will take on the Chargers Week 14. 

Malcolm Butler
News
The Patriots have listed Cameron FlemingChandler JonesMalcolm ButlerJames WhiteDanny AikenJordan Devey and Chris White as inactive Week 13 against the Packers. 

Fleming, Jones and Chris White all came into the contest listed as qestionable. Fleming has ankle and finger injuries. Jones is dealing with a hip issue. Chris White has an ankle injury.

Jonathan Casillas
News
The Patriots traded for Buccaneers linebacker Jonathan Casillas, reports NFL Network. He has nine tackles in five games this season. It was not immediately known what New England gave up.
Michael Buchanan
News
The Patriots announced Monday they reinstated cornerback Brandon Browner and wide receiver Brian Tyms, who both had their roster exemptions lifted after serving four-game suspensions to begin the season.

To clear two roster spots, the Patriots released defensive lineman Joe Vellano and placed defensive lineman Michael Buchanan on injured reserve.

Injury
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Joe Vellano
News
The Patriots announced a pair of minor roster moves prior to Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Colts, per the Boston Globe. The team signed defensive lineman Joe Vellano to the 53-man active roster. In a corresponding move, they released tight end Steve Maneri.
Jamie Collins
News
The Patriots listed 18 players on its final injury report for Week 17 against Buffalo. Quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) was the only player on the report listed as probable, while running back Jonas Gray (ankle) and cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring) were ruled out. The rest were deemed questionable.

The others include long snapper Danny Aiken (finger), cornerback Kyle Arrington (hamstring), running back LeGarrette Blount (shoulder), cornerback Brandon Browner (groin), linebacker Jamie Collins, offensive lineman Dan Connolly (knee), wide receiver Julian Edelman (thigh, concussion), offensive lineman Cameron Fleming (ankle), linebacker Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), defensive end Chandler Jones (hip), wide receiver Brandon LaFell (shoulder), defensive end Rob Ninkovich (heel), running back Shane Vereen (ankle), offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer and linebacker Chris White (ankle).

Shane Vereen
News
Patriots running backs Brandon Bolden, Shane Vereen and LeGarrette Blount were unable to get going in New England's 35-31 win over the Ravens Saturday.

Between the three, they total seven carries for 14 yards. Quarterback Tom Brady had the only rushing touchdown for the Patriots.

New England did not give a handoff to a running back in the second half.

Vereen had four catches for 39 yards and Bolden one catch for 11.

Timothy Wright
News
The Patriots backup pass catchers did little Week 13 against the Packers.

Julian Edelman actually turned in a decent game despite dealing with an injury. He hauled in seven catches for 48 yards. Edelman missed time with a thigh injury, but was able to return to the contest. Michael Hoomanawanui caught one ball, gaining 23 yards. Timothy Wright also hauled in one pass, gaining 12 yards. 

The group will take on the Chargers Week 14. 

Chandler Jones
News
The Patriots listed 18 players on its final injury report for Week 17 against Buffalo. Quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) was the only player on the report listed as probable, while running back Jonas Gray (ankle) and cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring) were ruled out. The rest were deemed questionable.

The others include long snapper Danny Aiken (finger), cornerback Kyle Arrington (hamstring), running back LeGarrette Blount (shoulder), cornerback Brandon Browner (groin), linebacker Jamie Collins, offensive lineman Dan Connolly (knee), wide receiver Julian Edelman (thigh, concussion), offensive lineman Cameron Fleming (ankle), linebacker Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), defensive end Chandler Jones (hip), wide receiver Brandon LaFell (shoulder), defensive end Rob Ninkovich (heel), running back Shane Vereen (ankle), offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer and linebacker Chris White (ankle).

LeGarrette Blount
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Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount dominated the Colts on Sunday during the AFC Championship game.

Blount carried the ball 30 times for 148 yards and three scores. He proved to be a handful for Colts tacklers, picking up a large chunk of his yardage total after initial contact. Blount set the tone for his big day fairly early, picking up a 1 yard score on the team's second offensive possession. He wouldn't strike again until later in the contest, getting in from 13 yards in the third quarter. Blount would then deliver the finishing blow, scoring from 2 yards out in the fourth.

Blount will take on the Seahawks in the Super Bowl in two weeks. 

Brandon LaFell
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Patriots wideout Brandon LaFell (shoulder/toe) and cornerback Brandon Browner (knee) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday. They should be fine for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Colts.

New England is a 6.5-point home favorite.

Marcus Cannon
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Patriots offensive lineman Marcus Cannon has signed a two-year extension, according to ESPN.

Cannon has battled some injuries this season, but has managed to play in all 13 games. After starting the first three games of the year, Cannon took a backseat, and has been used as a backup. 

James Develin
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Patriots wideout Danny Amendola and fullback James Develin did little Week 9 against the Broncos. 

Amendola hauled in two catches for 35 yards. He received three targets during the contest. Develin also caught two balls, gaining 13 yards. 

Both players are on a bye Week 10. 

Akeem Ayers
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Patriots linebacker Akeem Ayers did not practice Friday but is listed as probable for Sunday night's matchup with the Colts. Ayers' absence wasn't related to an injury, and he should be good to go for the Week 11 contest.
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Knee - Limited practice. Questionable for the Super Bowl vs. Seattle
Caylin Hauptmann
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The Patriots re-signed offensive lineman Caylin Hauptmann to their practice squad and released offensive lineman Chris Martin from the squad, the team announced.
Vince Wilfork
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After helping New England to a 45-7 rout of the Colts in Sunday's AFC title game, Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork apparently still had enough energy to help rescue a motorist from an overturned car. Massachusetts State Police said Wilfork helped them rescue a woman trapped in a car after it rolled over near Gillette Stadium.

State troopers responded to reports of an overturned vehicle on Route 1 in Foxborough, Mass., shortly before 1 a.m. ET. When they arrived on the scene, Wilfork was next to the vehicle checking on the driver, according to police.

The driver of the overturned vehicle, 38-year-old Mary Ellen Brooks, was unable to get out of her 2015 Jeep Wrangler. As police held open the driver's door, "Wilfork reached in and helped lift the operator out of the vehicle with one hand," police said.

"I saw somebody that needed help, and I helped," Wilfork told reporters Monday, per the Boston Herald.

Police said Brooks was then placed under arrest after being helped from the vehicle and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

Tavon Wilson
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According to ESPN Boston, the following players are not expected to dress for the Patriots Friday night against Philadelphia: wide receiver Aaron Dobson, safety Tavon Wilson, safety Kanorris Davis, tight end D.J. Williams, tight end Michael Hoomanawanui, linebacker Cameron Gordon, linebacker Jerod Mayo, linebacker Ja'Gared Davis, linebacker James Anderson, center Bryan Stork, offensive tackle Chris Martin, defensive tackle Dominique Easley, wide receiver Jeremy Gallon, tight end Rob Gronkowski, defensive tackle Ben Bass, defensive tackle Jerel Worthy, defensive tackle Chris Jones, running back Tyler Gaffney, cornerback Alfonzo Dennard  and defensive tackle Sealver Siliga.
Brandon Browner
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Patriots starting cornerback Brandon Browner left the playoff win over the Ravens in the third quarter with a right knee issue, but he proclaimed afterward that he was "feeling great," reports the team's website. Browner did postgame interviews in the locker room, a sign his injury is not serious, the website said.

Browner made three tackles before leaving. In nine regular-season games, he had 25 tackles, six pass breakups and an interception.

Jimmy Garoppolo
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Patriots rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo went 10 for 17 for 90 yards in New England's 17-9 loss to Buffalo Sunday.

Garoppolo was not asked to do much and also had four carries for 16 yards in the contest.

He is now 19 for 27 for 182 yards and one touchdown in his rookie season. 

The Patriots will have a first-round bye and next play in the divisional round of the playoffs.

Garrett Gilbert
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The Patriots have added to their roster quarterback Garrett Gilbert and tight end Steve Maneri, according to the Boston Globe.

Gilbert is a rookie who was cut by St. Louis before the regular season. Maneri earned some playing time with Kansas City in 2012 and 2013, as well as Chicago this season.

Jonas Gray
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Patriots running back Jonas Gray led New England in rushing during the regular season with 412 yards, with most of them coming in a Nov. 16 win at Indianapolis, as he racked up 201 rushing yards and a franchise-best four touchdowns.

Unfortunately, after the breakout game against the Colts, Gray wasn't much of a factor down the stretch. In fact, he was inactive for the final regular season game and last week's divisional playoff win vs. Baltimore due to an ankle injury.

Gray is hoping to be active for Sunday's rematch with the Colts in the AFC title game.

“It would mean a lot, man,” Gray said about receiving carries in Sunday’s playoff game, per the team's official website. “Honestly, it would be -- it would mean a lot. I’m excited, man. Hopefully I’ll have an opportunity, but I’m just waiting and we’ll see what happens. No idea. No idea. Just wait and see. Just like the game plan, you don’t know how things will go. 

“Same way with being active and inactive. You don’t know whether you’re going to play or not each week. You want to be able to contribute to winning an AFC championship, being a part of something great. Like anyone else on this team, (I’m) worried about the preparation, doing whatever I can to help the team.”

James White
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The Patriots have listed DL Chris Jones, DE Zach Moore, WR Brian Tyms, WR Josh Boyce, C Bryan Stork, OL Jordan Devey and RB James White as inactive for the AFC Championship game.

Jones and Stork were the only two players listed on the injury report coming into the contest. Jones was considered probable due to an elbow injury. Stork was ruled out due to a knee issue. The other five players listed are considered healthy scratches. 

Tom Brady
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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who has been dealing with a cold for about a week, said Thursday he is feeling "pretty good." Brady is still expecting to be OK for the Super Bowl.

"I've been through it plenty of times," Brady said of having a cold, per NFL Network. "But I'm glad it happened early in the week. I expect to be 100 percent by Sunday."

Brady is 3-2 in five Super Bowl appearances. He has completed 127 of 197 passes for 1,277 yards, nine touchdowns and two interceptions. He also has a 93.8 quarterback rating and hasn't had lower than a 86.2 quarterback rating in five Super Bowl starts.

As of Thursday, the Patriots remain 1-point favorites for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

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Ankle - Full practice. Probable for the Super Bowl vs. Seattle
Dominique Easley
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The Patriots are on the verge of placing defensive end and 2014 top pick Dominique Easley on season-ending injured reserve with a knee issue, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport has reported.

Easley has been a virtual non-factor this year with just seven tackles and one sack in 11 games.

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Logan Ryan
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Patriots defensive back Logan Ryan turned in a solid performance as he came down with a pair of interceptions during Sunday’s game against the Ravens in Week 16.

Ryan picked off Joe Flacco in the opening and third quarters, respectively. He finished the game with one tackle and three defended passes in a 41-7 victory. He surpassed Aqib Talib for the most interceptions (five) on the team. He also leads all NFL rookies in interceptions this season.
Sebastian Vollmer
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The Patriots have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills: Dan Connolly, Sebastian Vollmer, Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski, Jonas Gray, Dont'a Hightower and Brandon Browner.

Gray missed Friday's practice while dealing with an ankle injury and was ruled out for the game. 

Browner (groin) and Hightower (shoulder) were both questionable coming into the contest.

The Patriots have also clinched a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

Danny Amendola
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Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola had five catches for 81 yards and two touchdowns in New England's 35-31 win over the Ravens Saturday.

Amendola caught his first touchdown when quarterback Tom Brady found him in the endzone for a 15-yard strike. The second came after Brady threw a backwards pass to receiver Julian Edelman, who then found Amendola streaking down the field for a 51-yard touchdown to tie the game in the third quarter.

It was Amendola's best receiving game of the season and only the second time he surpassed 50 yards receiving.

Jake Bequette
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The Patriots filled their entire 10-man practice squad, signing defensive linemen Jake Bequette, Charley Hughlett and Deontae Skinner, receiver Josh Boyce, quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, linebacker Ja'Gared Davis, safety Kanorris Davis, running back Jonas Gray, offensive lineman Chris Martin and defensive back Dax Swanson.
Jerod Mayo
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The Patriots have placed linebacker Jerod Mayo on IR, according to ESPN.

Mayo will miss the rest of the season due to a torn patellar tendon. The club has already filled Mayo's spot on the roster by calling up a player from the practice squad. 

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Knee - IR. Out for season
Aaron Dobson
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Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson underwent tests on his injured hamstring, which did not reveal a tear. Although he was placed on injured reserve following a Week 13 loss to the Packers, Dobson will not require surgery on his injured hamstring, the Boston Herald reports.

Dobson finished the year with three receptions for 38 yards. He's expected to be fully recovered before training camp.

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Hamstring - IR. Out for season
Brian Tyms
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The Patriots have listed DL Chris Jones, DE Zach Moore, WR Brian Tyms, WR Josh Boyce, C Bryan Stork, OL Jordan Devey and RB James White as inactive for the AFC Championship game.

Jones and Stork were the only two players listed on the injury report coming into the contest. Jones was considered probable due to an elbow injury. Stork was ruled out due to a knee issue. The other five players listed are considered healthy scratches. 

Bryan Stork
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Patriots rookie center Bryan Stork said he's working with the training staff in hopes of playing in Super Bowl 49, reports ESPN.com. Stork, who nursing a knee injury, has been limited in practice.

"Nobody's working harder than Bryan to play," coach Bill Belichick said.

Stork started 11 regular-season games but missed the AFC title game after getting hurt in the divisional playoff win over Baltimore. Ryan Wendell replaced Stork and played well in the 45-7 victory over the Colts.

Rob Ninkovich
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The Patriots listed 18 players on its final injury report for Week 17 against Buffalo. Quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) was the only player on the report listed as probable, while running back Jonas Gray (ankle) and cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring) were ruled out. The rest were deemed questionable.

The others include long snapper Danny Aiken (finger), cornerback Kyle Arrington (hamstring), running back LeGarrette Blount (shoulder), cornerback Brandon Browner (groin), linebacker Jamie Collins, offensive lineman Dan Connolly (knee), wide receiver Julian Edelman (thigh, concussion), offensive lineman Cameron Fleming (ankle), linebacker Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), defensive end Chandler Jones (hip), wide receiver Brandon LaFell (shoulder), defensive end Rob Ninkovich (heel), running back Shane Vereen (ankle), offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer and linebacker Chris White (ankle).