AFC East: Trevor Scott

Every Wednesday during the season, we'll lead off the day with a quick recap of some notable former New England Patriots players and their standing with new teams.

Patrick Chung (Eagles)
Misses his second straight game, a victory over the Giants, with a shoulder injury.
Season snapshot: Has started three of five games and is credited with 18 tackles.

Jermaine Cunningham (49ers)
After reaching an injury settlement with the Patriots at the end of the preseason, defensive end/outside linebacker signs with the 49ers on Oct. 1.
Season snapshot: Wearing jersey No. 50, he has yet to play in a game.

Brandon Deaderick (Jaguars)
Plays 33 snaps and totals three tackles in road loss to the Rams.
Season snapshot: Has played 122 total snaps; has totaled seven tackles, one sack, one fumble recovery.

Brian Hoyer (Browns)
Quarterback tears his ACL in his third start and is out for the season.
Season snapshot: Led the Browns to two wins in two starts before his injury; 57-of-96 for 615 yards with 5 TDs and 3 INTs.

Zoltan Mesko (Steelers)
Bye week after the Steelers had dropped to 0-4 in loss to Vikings in London.
Season snapshot: 20 punts for 41.9 average (31st in NFL) and 37.6 net (27th in NFL)

Trevor Scott (Buccaneers)
Bye week.
Season snapshot: 45 total snaps at defensive end.

Zach Sudfeld (Jets)
Claimed on waivers on Oct. 4
Season snapshot: Wearing jersey No. 44, tight end was inactive for Monday's win over the Falcons.

Donald Thomas (Colts)
Lands on season-ending injured reserve after injuring his quadriceps in Week 2 home loss to Dolphins.
Season snapshot: Was opening-day starter at left guard and now faces long rehab.

Wes Welker (Broncos)
Five catches for 49 yards and one touchdown in 51-48 win over Cowboys; plays 73 of 79 snaps.
Season snapshot: Receiver has played 275 of 373 offensive snaps (73.7 percent), and has 31 catches for 315 yards and seven touchdowns.

Danny Woodhead (Chargers)
Running back plays 45 of 72 snaps in road loss to Raiders and totals nine rushes for 13 yards, and adds nine receptions for 58 yards and TD. Also fumbles (returned for TD) and is stopped on fourth-and-goal from the 1.
Season snapshot: Is second on the team with 31 receptions (for 220 yards and 3 TDs), and has carried the ball 28 times for 103 yards. Has played 154 offensive snaps.

Highlighting Patriots-Bucs connections

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Despite not playing each other in the regular season since 2009, the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are very familiar foes. That’s due in part to the relationship between head coaches Bill Belichick and Greg Schiano, who have grown close since Belichick’s son Stephen, now a Patriots assistant coach, was at Rutgers, where Schiano previously served as the head coach.

Passing along some other connections between the two organizations, highlighted by former Patriots who are now members of the Bucs:

Players

Running back Jeff Demps. It was just this past offseason that the Patriots traded Demps to Tampa Bay in a draft-day exchange that also sent LeGarrette Blount to New England. Demps is not currently on the Bucs' active roster, as they have an exemption for his spot that expires Monday as he continues his track endeavors.

Defensive end Trevor Scott. A key reserve for the Patriots last season, Scott found work with Tampa Bay late in training camp and has stuck around. He has played 31 snaps in two games thus far, logging two tackles.

Center Ted Larsen. A 2010 sixth-round pick of the Patriots, Larsen has settled in with the Bucs after being claimed by them in September 2010. He has played in 46 career games with 27 starts.

Coaches

Pass-rush specialist Bryan Cox. The former Patriots linebacker has found a post-playing-career niche in coaching. He’s currently in his second season working with the Bucs' front seven.

Defensive-line coach Randy Melvin. Melvin was a member of the Patriots coaching staff in 2000-2001, serving as a defensive-line coach. He had two stints at Rutgers under Schiano and reunited with his former boss in Tampa Bay.

Offensive assistant Ben McDaniels. The younger brother of Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Ben is in his first season with the Buccaneers and assisting on the offensive side of the ball. The elder McDaniels told reporters Tuesday that this is the first time the two have coached against each other in regular-season action.

Live from Patriots minicamp

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Yesterday the AFC East blog took an up-close look at the New York Jets. Now, it’s time to check out the reigning AFC champion New England Patriots.

Watching the surgical Tom Brady at quarterback is always fun, but I’m more curious about New England’s 31st-ranked defense. What changes will be made to improve this side of the ball? Will the new additions in the draft (Chandler Jones, Dont’a Hightower) and free agency (Jonathan Fanene, Steve Gregory, Trevor Scott) make an immediate defensive impact?

There are also some interesting roster and position battles going on at receiver and running back. There’s competition all around, which is what Patriots head coach Bill Belichick likes.

Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter Wednesday for the real-time updates from Patriots camp. Find out who’s performing well in practice and who’s struggling. We will also have notes and reaction later this afternoon in the AFC East blog.
Here are the most interesting stories Sunday morning in the AFC East:
  • It looks like a two-team race between the Miami Dolphins and Seattle Seahawks for free-agent quarterback Matt Flynn.
Morning take: Flynn was Miami's Plan B, and the team met with him on Saturday. The Dolphins appear to be favorite unless Seattle provides a huge monetary offer.
Morning take: New England is in danger of losing both Mark Anderson and Andre Carter (10 sacks each) in free agency. New England hopes Scott can be a sleeper to soften the blow if one or both don't return.
  • Will Buffalo Bills veteran defensive end Chris Kelsay give up his No. 90 for new teammate Mario Williams?
Morning take: Kelsay had better. The payback will be all the double-teams Williams takes to make it easy for Kelsay to get to the quarterback next season.
Morning take: Nelson is athletic and can help in coverage, which the Jets need. He could be one of two safeties they try to add to the starting lineup.

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