2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
2-4, 2nd in AFC East

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots elevated defensive tackle Daniel Ekuale from the practice squad for Sunday's game against the Jets, adding depth at a position where starter Davon Godchaux (finger) and top reserve Christian Barmore (shoulder) are both questionable to play. In addition, the Patriots elevated center/guard James Ferentz from the practice squad, and he could be in line for a start if right guard Shaq Mason (abdomen) isn't available. Also, CB Jonathan Jones (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots DL Deatrich Wise Jr. was fined $20,600 for unnecessary roughness in last Sunday's loss to the Cowboys. Wise was penalized for a horse-collar tackle in the second quarter.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots continue to explore free-agent CB options, working out veteran D.J. Hayden on Friday. The 5-foot-11, 190-ound Hayden entered the NFL as a first-round pick of the Raiders in 2013, and has also been with the Lions (2017) and Jaguars (2018-2020). With top slot CB Jonathan Jones (shoulder) banged up and already ruled out of Sunday's game against the Jets, the club is eyeing possible reinforcements.

Why Mac Jones will be the better rookie QB vs. Jets (1:02)
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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Richard Seymour tries on his red Patriots Hall of Fame jacket in advance of Saturday's ceremony.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

DT Davon Godchaux (finger), CB Jonathan Jones (ankle) and CB Shaun Wade (concussion) all not spotted Friday for a third straight day. Hard to imagine any of them suiting up Sunday.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

"There's a rapper from the West Coast by the name of Suga Free. He had a song ‘If you stay ready, you don't gotta get ready.' That's something I live by; always being prepared for the moment." — DB Myles Bryant, on his promotion from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

Stephen A. shuts down Orlovsky calling the Pats an AFC sleeper (2:13)
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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

OLB Matthew Judon the Patriots' 2-4 start: "The past, quite frankly, has been pretty sh—— for us. We've had some bad breaks. But we also haven't made those plays. Going forward we just have to make those plays and come up with those tight games … We can change that."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

LB Kyle Van Noy: "We're so focused on the Jets, and we're so ready to get back on the field to be able to perform at the level we have, especially in front of our fans that deserve better than what we've been doing. The guys are hungry. Working hard. We just need to go prove it."

Before Stephon Gilmore was a Pro Bowl CB, he was a RB/QB (1:23)
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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

In addition to having veteran CB Brian Poole in for a workout on Wednesday, the Patriots also had CB De'Vante Bausby in for one as well. The mid-week look at CBs reflects the team's current outlook at the position: They are banged-up and depth is thin. Bausby played on the Eagles team that defeated the Patriots in Super Bowl LII and was most recently with the Broncos and Raiders. He is 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, and since entering the NFL in 2015, he has played in 26 career regular-season games.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots' OT loss to the Cowboys took a lot out of the team physically, as five players didn't practice Wednesday and 11 others were limited. DT Davon Godchaux (finger), LB Dont'a Hightower (elbow/ankle), CB Jonathan Jones (ankle) and DT Deatrich Wise Jr. (knee) were starters who didn't practice, while the group limited included DT Christian Barmore (shoulder), LB Ja'Whaun Bentley (ribs), S Kyle Dugger (knee), S Adrian Phillips (back) and LB Josh Uche (shoulder).

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Once a Patriot always a Patriot: Tom Brady throws dig at Jets

The color green? Yes. The New York Jets? No. Tom Brady quips that he has no interest in pulling an Aaron Rodgers in Chicago by laying claim to the team that he has amassed unprecedented success against over the years.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

QB Jarrett Stidham (pictured) returned to practice Wednesday, marking his first on-field work since opening the year on the PUP list. Stidham underwent a procedure on his back at the end of the preseason, and now has a three-week window to practice before the team has to decide whether to place him on the 53-man roster or IR. DT Byron Cowart, who also opened the year on PUP, returned to practice Wednesday as well.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots are working out free-agent CB Brian Poole, agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN. Poole (5-11, 213), who most recently was with the Jets and Saints, would project mostly to the slot, where Jonathan Jones plays. The Patriots don't have much behind Jones. And overall at CB, confidence from the coaching staff in Joejuan Williams (healthy scratch vs. Dallas) seems to be declining.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots placed LB Chase Winovich on injured reserve Tuesday after he sustained a hamstring injury in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys. Winovich's primary contributions have come on special teams and in obvious passing situations. To take his place on the roster, the team promoted DB Myles Bryant from the practice squad. Also, kicker Riley Patterson was signed to the practice squad, adding depth with Nick Folk (left knee) limited and Quinn Nordin on IR.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards235.719th
Rushing Yards86.727th
Points For20.823rd
Points Against21.2Tied-23rd