Twenty Patriots, seven Saints not dressed for warmups

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Twenty Patriots, seven Saints not dressed for warmups

FOXBORO -- The Saints announced that there were seven players who were not expected to dress for tonight's preseason game against the Patriots.

Players who are not expected to dress tonight: P. Robinson, M. Ingram, J. Greer, D. Hawthorne, A. Tiller, J. Graham, A. Arrington, N. Toon New Orleans Saints (@Saints) August 9, 2012

Here are the Patriots that were missing from warmups:

CB Alfonzo Dennard
FB Spencer Larsen
G Brian Waters
LB Brandon Spikes
LB Tracy White
T Markus Zusevics
T Matt Kopa
T Kyle Hix
G Logan Mankins
G Dustin Waldron
T Kyle Hill
T Sebastian Vollmer
TE Visanthe Shiancoe
WR Deion Branch
TE Daniel Fells
TE Jake Ballard
DT Myron Pryor
DT Gerard Warren
DT Ron Brace
DT Jonathan Fanene

The Patriots do not release their inactives. Information here provided by ESPN Boston.

Cyrus Jones: 'I'll never take credit for something I don't feel I contributed to'

Cyrus Jones: 'I'll never take credit for something I don't feel I contributed to'

It was a tough rookie season for Cyrus Jones after being selected by the New England Patriots in the second round of the the 2016 NFL Draft.

Despite struggling in the return game all season and being inactive for the playoffs, Jones will forever the labeled as a "Super Bowl Champion" after his team's victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

But you won't hear Jones bragging about the victory.

"I'll never take credit for something I don't feel I contributed to," Jones told Childs Walker of the The Baltimore Sun. "I was part of the team, but I didn't feel a part of it."

The 23-year-old rookie played in 10 games for the Patriots, seeing 147 snaps on defense. But his struggles in the return game were a talking point for most of the season after he came in with such high expectations as a returner out of Alabama. 

"Honestly, it was hell for me," he explained. "That's the only way I can describe it. I didn't feel I deserved to be part of anything that was happening with the team. I felt embarrassed that these people probably thought they wasted a pick on me."

Jones has already turned the page on his rookie season saying, there's "no such thing as an offseason" because he "didn't earn it."

Robert Kraft profiled on this week's 'Real Sports' on HBO

Robert Kraft profiled on this week's 'Real Sports' on HBO

Robert Kraft is a bit taken aback when he walks into a room at Gillette Stadium and sees the Patriots' five Lombardi trophies lined up.

"Wow. That's the first time I've seen five trophies there," he tells Andrea Kremer on HBO's "Real Sports" in a interview that will air as part of this week's episode Tuesday at 10 p.m.

"A lot of people have their big dreams and get knocked down and don't have things go their way," Kraft says, "And you never give up hope and you really just hold on to it. Hard work and perserverance. You just keep getting up and getting up and then you get that breakthrough. I think that's what happened in overtime down in Houston. And that's lessons in life that are good for anyone." 

Here's an excerpt: