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Catching up with former Pats

10/11/2011

Part 5 of a weekly series catching up with players who were with the Patriots in 2011 training camp and are now with other clubs:

OL Thomas Austin (Texans)

Week 5: Inactive in a 25-20 home loss to the Raiders

Week 4: Inactive in a 17-10 home win over the Steelers

Week 3: Inactive in a 40-33 loss at New Orleans

Week 2: Inactive in a 23-13 win at Miami

Week 1: Inactive in 34-7 blowout of the Colts

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Darius Butler at work for the Panthers.CB Darius Butler (Panthers)

Week 5: Starts as a fifth DB in a 30-27 home loss to the Saints; totals 5 tackles and 2 passes defended

Week 4: Starts in place of injured Chris Gamble in a 34-29 road loss to the Bears and totals 3 tackles

Week 3:
Active as a backup and totals 3 tackles with 1 pass defended in team's 16-10 win over the Jaguars

Week 2: Active as a backup but doesn't show up on stat sheet in 30-23 home loss to the Packers

Week 1: Active and plays sparingly in 28-21 loss to Cardinals, and doesn't show up on stat sheet

OL Mark LeVoir (Ravens)

Week 5: Bye

Week 4: Dresses as a backup in a 34-17 home win over the Jets

Week 3: Inactive in a 37-7 win at St. Louis

Week 2: Starts at left guard in a 26-13 loss at Tennessee

Week 1: Active as a backup in 35-7 win over Steelers

OL Steve Maneri (Chiefs)

Week 5: Inactive in a 28-24 road win over the Colts

Week 4: Inactive in a 22-17 home win over the Vikings

Week 3: Inactive in a 20-17 loss at San Diego

Week 2: Inactive in 48-3 loss at Detroit

Week 1: Dresses but does not play in 41-7 loss to Bills

S Brandon Meriweather (Bears)

Week 5: Starts at free safety and totals 3 tackles; chases multiple plays in secondary to no avail

Week 4: Starts at free safety and totals 7 tackles and 1 pass defended in a 34-29 home win over the Panthers

Week 3: Starts at free safety and finishes with 3 tackles and 1 pass defended in a 27-17 home loss to the Packers

Week 2: Starts at free safety (with Chris Harris inactive) and finishes with 4 tackles in a 30-13 loss at New Orleans

Week 1: Plays in a reserve role and finishes with 2 tackles as Bears roll over the Falcons, 30-12

S James Sanders (Falcons)

Week 5: Plays in a reserve role in a 25-14 home loss to the Packers; finishes with 4 tackles and 1 pass defended

Week 4: Plays as a reserve in a 30-28 road win over the Seahawks, credited with a pass defended and special teams tackle

Week 3: Plays as a reserve in a 16-13 loss at Tampa and doesn't register on the stat sheet

Week 2: Starts at safety in a 35-31 home win over the Eagles, and totals 3 tackles

Week 1: Doesn't start and doesn't show up on the stat sheet in Falcons' 30-12 loss to the Bears

TE Lee Smith (Bills)

Week 5: Active in a 31-24 home win over the Eagles; doesn't show up on stat sheet

Week 4: Active in a 23-20 road loss to the Bengals; doesn't show up on stat sheet

Week 3: Inactive in 34-31 home win over the Patriots

Week 2: Inactive in 38-35 home win over the Raiders

Week 1: Rookie is inactive in 41-7 win over the Chiefs

WR Brandon Tate (Bengals)

Week 5: Three punt returns for 43 yards; 3 kickoff returns for 76 yards

Week 4: Returns 7 punts for 69 yards in 23-20 home win over the Bills; adds 3 kickoff returns for 66 yards

Week 3: Returns 3 punts for 31 yards with 3 fair catches; 2 kickoff returns for 50 yards

Week 2: Returns five punts for 29 yards (5.8 avg.) in a 24-22 loss at Denver; no kickoff returns as all were touchbacks

Week 1: Handles punt returns and kickoff returns in 27-17 win over Browns; finishes with 1 punt return for 15 yards and 3 fair catches, and has four kickoff returns for 92 yards, with a long of 35

CB Jonathan Wilhite (Broncos)

Week 5: Inactive in 29-24 loss to the Chargers at home.

Week 4: Nickelback gets the start in a 49-23 loss at Green Bay, finishes with four tackles and an interception

Week 3: Active as a reserve and registers a sack, 2 quarterback hits, 1 pass defended and 6 tackles in a 17-14 loss at Tennessee

Week 2: Active as a reserve and registers a sack and 4 tackles in a 24-22 home win over the Bengals

Week 1: Active as a reserve and doesn't register on the stat sheet in a 23-20 home loss to the Raiders

TE Will Yeatman (Dolphins)

Week 5: Bye

Week 4: Inactive in a 26-16 loss at San Diego

Week 3: Inactive in a 17-16 loss at Cleveland

Week 2: Inactive in 23-13 loss to the Texans

Week 1: Inactive in season-opening 38-24 loss to the Patriots