FOXBORO -- The Patriots on Tuesday claimed rookie rookie back Akeem Shavers off waivers from Tampa Bay. Shavers, 23, played two seasons at Purdue and last season gained 871 yards rushing on 181 attempts, with six touchdowns. He also added 370 receiving yards on 18 receptions with three touchdowns. He was signed by Tampa Bay as a rookie free agent on April 29 and released on Monday.
The Bruins' defense corps -- as feared -- isn't ready for prime time, one of Felger's five takeaways from the B's Opening Night loss.