February 13, 2008
Kyle Eckel is more than just another name on the practice squad, he represents a possible replacement for Heath Evans in a couple of years. The former Navy Midshipman joined the Patriots in 2005 to take his first step into the NFL. When the Dolphins claimed him, but didn't fully utilize his talents, Eckel's future appeared in doubt. Now that he's back, he has another chance to shine.
September 8, 2007
FOXBORO, Mass. -- The New England Patriots announced that veteran wide receiver Reche Caldwell was released today. In addition tight end Marcellus Rivers was re-signed, rookie linebacker David Herron was claimed off of waivers from the Minnesota Vikings and seven players were added to the practice squad.
September 3, 2007
Quarterback Vinny Testaverde was among the cuts made by the New England Patriots on Saturday as them team pared the roster to comply with the league mandated 53-man limit. Armed with a pair of roster exemptions for Asante Samuel and Rodney Harrison, the Patriots still had some tough decisions to make. DE Richard Seymour has been placed on the PUP
September 2, 2007
In the Patriots final preseason game of 2007, New England hosted the New York Giants at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. New England opted to rest all of their starters while the Giants chose to play their first string offense and defense for part of the first half. The Patriots took a 10-7 half-time lead on to a final victory of 27-20 as their backups were able to hold the lead to preserve the win.