November 29, 2007
Hey all --
We've just been kicked out of the Pats' locker room, where it was a funny day -- a lot to observe, but not a lot of players talking.
Injured tight end David Thomas chatted briefly with a couple of reporters, and said the upside of being hurt means he gets to spend time with his newborn son. Thomas still has a walking boot on his right foot. Running back Sammy Morris also made an appearance, walking through the room in his street clothes.
Brandon Meriweather talked about his friend and former teammate, Sean Taylor, who Meriweather said "helped me with everything" at Miami. "He helped me take my game from a 'C' to a 'B,' with the playbook he sat me down and helped me learn it."
Meriweather said he last spoke to Taylor, who died early Tuesday morning, just before New England played the Redskins.
Troy Brown also talked to the media, and is glad to be back on the roster: "I'm always excited to be around this game. All I can do is take it one day at a time, one play at a time," he said.
We're headed out to practice shortly, and will post an update then.
Posted by Shalise Manza Young at 12:05 PM | Permalink
October 3, 2007
When Marcellus Rivers showed up at the Patriots' practice today, it became clear that David Thomas' injury - he left Monday night's game - was going to keep him out for a while at least.
But Thomas' season was ended today, as the Pats announced they have placed him on injured reserve with a foot injury. Thomas suffered a broken foot during offseason workouts; it is unknown at this time if this is the same foot.
The team officially announced the re-signing of Rivers to fill Thomas' spot on the roster.
Posted by Shalise Manza Young at 4:22 PM | Permalink
We're just off the field for the first practice session of the week, and Rodney Harrison was back in his familiar number 37 jersey, working out with his teammates.
However, center Dan Koppen and tight end David Thomas were not on the field.
Tight end Marcellus Rivers was working with the tight ends, which could be a sign that Thomas' injury will keep him out for a while.
Practice squad players Antowain Spann and CJ Jones were in black jerseys, denoting them as practice players of the week.
The players were in shells and shorts.
Posted by Shalise Manza Young at 1:15 PM | Permalink