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6-0, 1st in AFC East

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots had kickers Nick Folk, Greg Joseph, Austin MacGinnis, Austin Rehkow and Giorgio Tavecchio in for workouts early this week. Rehkow also has experience as a punter. The workouts reflect how the Patriots continue to keep their emergency lists updated. Also, QB Cody Kessler was cut to make room for TE Eric Tomlinson.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

With the Patriots signing TE Eric Tomlinson, he adds a blocking presence at the position. There is also a carryover to fullback, where the Patriots have placed James Develin and Jakob Johnson on IR. Tomlinson has lined up in the backfield on 74 snaps in his career, per ESPN Stats & Information, which is about 8.5 percent of his playing time in his three-plus-year career.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski made an appearance on sports radio WEEI on Tuesday, and he slammed the door shut on the possibility of coming out of retirement. "Obviously when I retired I retired for a reason, because I needed to step away. So it would be a no. It would be a no," he said. "It would need to be 10 days or a couple weeks of my just feeling it, like I need to go play football again. ... I don't have that itch."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

N'Keal Harry (15) is back at practice today, the first day he was eligible to be back from IR.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Some Patriots practice squad movement today, as the team needs to build depth at positions where injuries have hit. Thus, kicker Younghoe Koo has been informed that he is being released.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots officially placed FB Jakob Johnson (shoulder) on injured reserve Monday, opening a roster spot that is expected to be filled by veteran TE Benjamin Watson. With the Patriots having previously placed FB James Develin (neck) on IR, they currently have no FB on the roster.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie WR N'Keal Harry is eligible to begin practicing this week and Bill Belichick didn't hesitate when asked if the team plans to have him do so. "If he's ready, yes," Belichick said. Asked how Harry is progressing, Belichick said simply, "We hope he'll be ready to go." Finally, Belichick added: "Physically, he needs to be able to show he can go out there and participate competitively at the practice level that we're at. Hopefully that's where he'll be..."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots WR Josh Gordon, who injured his knee in the second quarter of Thursday's win, walked slowly through the locker room during the media-access period on Friday. He looked stiff. Also, FB Jakob Johnson had his arm in a sling after injuring his shoulder. Players said they aren't due back in the facility until Tuesday. "Really, it's been pretty non-stop for the last 12 weeks going back to the start of training camp in July. Now is an opportunity to get a little window," Bill Belichick said.

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The New England Patriots defense/special teams has scored 122 fantasy points through six games, which is the most by any D/ST through its first six games since the Chicago Bears' 123 points in 1987.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady says he can't recall a time in his 20 years with the team that the offense was forced into just one personnel grouping, which was the case Thursday night due to injuries.

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Patriots strike first, block punt for TD

New England continued its dominance on defense and special teams this season, scoring first Thursday against the Giants in an unconventional way.

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Kraft: 'Can pray and hope' for Gronkowski return

Patriots owner Robert Kraft noted in an NFL Network interview Thursday night that Rob Gronkowski hasn't filed his retirement paperwork, with the former star later saying he would have to be "feeling it big-time" to return to the game.

Team Stats

Passing Yards284.85th
Rushing Yards101.521st
Points For31.7
Points Against8.0