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Casey Walker cleared waivers and became a free agent.

The 24-year old defensive lineman wasn't picked up by anyone and could land on the Patriots practice squad should no one come knocking soon. He had 11 tackles and one sack through five games, but never really made much of an impression on the coaching staff it seems.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

21 Nov, 09:46 PM

Cameron Fleming has been ruled out for Sunday.

Fleming has been out since injuri8ng his ankle last week and was unlikely to play this week. It could hurt the Patriots' ground game a bit, but he's actually a guy off the bench, so the impact isn't huge.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

21 Nov, 04:16 PM

Update: Chandler Jones is out for the Patriots this week because of a hip injury.

Not a surprise as Jones has been ruled out through next week with his current hip injury. He was actually never supposed to play this week.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

21 Nov, 04:13 PM

RB Jonas Gray did not practice Friday because he wasn't at the Patriots' facility on time.

Well there you go. Punishment for lateness. Gray is no rookie so he should know better than to show up late for a Bill Belichick practice. If he remains in the doghouse, there's going to be a serious problem with his value Sunday.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

21 Nov, 01:59 PMSource

LeGarrette Blount was not signed by the team to replace RB Jonas Gray as the between-the-tackles runner. Blount's presence gives the team another tough inside runner in the potentially poor-weather weeks ahead.

Blount's role will only further complicate things for fantasy owners. He's not here to replace Gray, but he's likely to steal some carries and quite possibly some goal-line and short-yardage work. Between Blount, Gray, Shane Vereen and guys like Brandon Bolden and James White, this backfield is insanely crowded and will be tough to read in the coming weeks.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

21 Nov, 01:15 PMSource

Dominique Easley, Cameron Fleming and Chandler Jones did not practice on Friday.

None of the three practiced this week and all are likely to miss this week's game against the Lions. Expect them all to be listed as questionable though.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

21 Nov, 11:40 AMSource

Jonas Gray (unknown) is not practicing on Friday.

No word yet on what is going on with Gray, so expect the always-mysterious Patriots to at least shed some light on the situation at some point Friday. Consider him day-to-day for now, but this just fuels the skeptics' fire that Gray will not even come close to repeating last week's performance.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

21 Nov, 11:38 AMSource

Coach Bill Belichick has made no promises to running back LeGarrette Blount about his playing time. "That will be up to him, just like everybody else," Belichick said Friday morning. "When he gets an opportunity, [it's] how much he can take advantage of it."

Standard practice in New England. Blount may see some touches, but the team is still planning to explore Jonas Gray and Shane Vereen as the top two backs in the system. Blount is not someone you should even be considering in a league of 14-teams or less.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

21 Nov, 10:45 AMSource

Patriots released DT Casey Walker.

Walker was the odd man out as the Patriots needed a roster spot to bring back LeGarrette Blount. It's possible that Walker could end up back on New England's practice squad.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

20 Nov, 10:45 PMSource

Dominique Easley (knee) did not practice Thursday.

Easley's knee, which held him out earlier in the season, has flared up after playing last Thursday. Continue to monitor his condition, but he could end up missing this week's game.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

20 Nov, 04:49 PM

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