Commissioner Roger Goodell has declined to recuse himself from Tom Brady's appeal hearing.
ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss says there hasn't been a Tom Brady backup who has as much promise as Jimmy Garoppolo in recent memory.
Rob Gronkowski has enjoyed a fully healthy offseason.
The Patriots have used Devin McCourty at his usual free safety position throughout OTAs.
Bradley Fletcher and Logan Ryan lined up as the top corners at Patriots' OTAs.
Jimmy Garoppolo and Tom Brady are splitting first-team quarterback reps 50-50 at Patriots OTAs.
The appeal of Tom Brady's suspension will be heard on June 23.
Patriots DE Jake Bequette has also been working at tight end during OTAs.
Patriots RB Tyler Gaffney (knee) appears close to 100 percent.
Patriots signed LB Dane Fletcher.
No date has been set in Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension.
NESN's Doug Kyed believes second-year RB James White is the favorite to replace Shane Vereen as the passing-down back.
The NFL has rejected the NFL Players Association's motion for Roger Goodell to recuse himself from Tom Brady's four-game suspension appeal.
Contacted by Profootballtalk.com, the NFL office stated Friday that there is no date currently set for the appeal of Tom Brady's four-game suspension.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell stated Wednesday that he is open to hearing any "new information" Tom Brady can offer in connection with his Deflategate suspension, prior to Brady's appeal.