Report: Burress to work out for Patriots


Report: Burress to work out for Patriots

The Patriots already have a glut of well-established NFL receivers on their roster, but another is flying to New England on Sunday for an interview of sorts.
According to ESPN, free agent wideout Plaxico Burress is headed to New England to work out.
If Burress were to sign with the Patriots he would find himself among a receiver group that already includes Brandon Lloyd, Wes Welker, Aaron Hernandez, Jabar Gaffney, Donte' Stallworth and Deion Branch.
While at 6-foot-5, Burress' size might be useful in red zone situations (as the Patriots found out when he caught the game-winning touchdown pass at the end of Super Bowl XLII), New England has a pretty good red zone target already in Rob Gronkowski.
Burress, 35, is reportedly willing to play for the veteran's minimum.
Sometimes the Patriots will work out a player to see whether or not he might be worth bringing into the fold later on in the season in order to fill a roster spot in an emergency situation.
The Patriots are scheduled to practice later this afternoon.
More to come . . .

Patriots list nine as questionable, including Bennett, Edelman and Collins


Patriots list nine as questionable, including Bennett, Edelman and Collins

FOXBORO -- The Patriots listed nine players on their injury report after Friday's practice, deeming them all "questionable" for Sunday's game against the Steelers. 

The most notable names on the list are those of tight end Martellus Bennett, linebacker Jamie Collins and receiver Julian Edelman.

Bennett and Collins have been listed on the injury report since before last weekend's win over the Bengals. Bennett was able to play through his ankle issue, whereas Collins dealt with a hip injury that kept him out. Edelman, meanwhile, has been on the injury report since prior to New England's Week 5 win over Cleveland, but he has played in 81 percent of his team's offensive snaps over the last two weeks.

Patriots rookie linebacker Elandon Roberts, who has opened some eyes with his play over the course of the last two weeks, is also listed as questionable due to an ankle issue. Bill Belichick's club could be left thin at the linebacker level should both Roberts and Collins be at all limited, potentially leaving Barkevious Mingo, Rob Ninkovich and Shea McClellin to see more time next to Dont'a Hightower as off-the-line 'backers. 


TE Martellus Bennett (ankle)
RB Brandon Bolden (knee)
LB Jamie Collins (hip)
WR Julian Edelman (foot)
DL Woodrow Hamilton (shoulder)
LB Shea McClellin (concussion)
WR Malcolm Mitchell (hamstring)
LB Elandon Roberts (ankle)
DL Vincent Valentine (back)


T Marcus Gilbert (ankle)
DE Cameron Heyward (hamstring)
QB Ben Roethlisberger (left knee)
S Shamarko Thomas (groin)
C Cody Wallace (knee)
WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder)
RB DeAngelo Williams (knee)