NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms the Patriots' acquisition of Tim Wright has nothing to do with Rob Gronkowski's health.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport called Tim Wright the Patriots' "new [Aaron] Hernandez."
The Patriots are still hoping DL Dominique Easley (knee) will be ready Week 1.
ESPN's Adam Schefter says Rob Gronkowski (knee) remains in a "good spot."
Patriots placed RB Tyler Gaffney (knee surgery) and LB Cameron Gordon (undisclosed) on injured reserve, ending their seasons.
Patriots acquired TE Tim Wright and a 2015 fourth-round pick from the Bucs in exchange for LG Logan Mankins.
The Patriots are expected to hold Ryan Mallett out of Thursday's preseason finale as opportunities around the NFL become available.
ESPN Boston does not have Stevan Ridley making the 53-man roster in their latest projection.
ESPN Boston believes Vince Wilfork is playing at an even higher level than he was before tearing his Achilles'.
Undrafted rookie CB Malcolm Butler started the Patriots' third preseason game Friday night.
Jonas Gray rushed for 20 yards on nine carries in the Patriots' third preseason game.
Danny Amendola hauled in both of his targets for 13 yards in the Patriots' third preseason game.
Patriots RE Chandler Jones recorded two sacks against the Panthers Friday night.
Kenbrell Thompkins started the Patriots' third preseason game Friday night, catching 2-of-3 targets for 35 yards.
Patriots WR Brandon LaFell caught 2-of-5 targets for 14 yards against the Panthers Friday night.