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46 quality snaps for QB Ryan Mallett

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- One of the things that stands out from Thursday's preseason win was the work that the quantity of work for the offense (80 snaps).

Rookie quarterback Ryan Mallett, for example, was on the field for 46 snaps (non-kneel downs). All of Mallett's work came in the second half.

In Mallett's development, this type of experience is very important. It put him in position to manage the offense repeatedly at game speed, and as we saw with one delay-of-game penalty on Mallett, there is a lot that goes into it.

Also, rookie running back Stevan Ridley had 51 snaps. That's big-time experience for a player at this stage of his career.

With this in mind, here is the unofficial tally of playing time for skill-position members of the offense (not including kneel-downs; does include delay-of-game penalty):

WR Taylor Price -- 57 of 80

RB Stevan Ridley -- 52 of 80

TE Lee Smith -- 48 of 80

TE Will Yeatman -- 46 of 80

QB Ryan Mallett -- 46 of 80

WR Jeremy Ross -- 44 of 80

WR Buddy Farnham -- 42 of 80

QB Brian Hoyer -- 34 of 80

TE Aaron Hernandez -- 24 of 80

TE Carson Butler -- 15 of 80

RB Richard Medlin -- 14 of 80

RB Danny Woodhead -- 13 of 80

WR Darnell Jenkins -- 12 of 80

WR Tyree Barnes -- 10 of 80

WR Julian Edelman -- 8 of 80

WR Matthew Slater -- 8 of 80

RB/FB Sammy Morris -- 7 of 80