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Season-high 7 earn practice honors

11/18/2011

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Each week after the Patriots win, the coaches highlight practice players of the week who best prepared the club in the days leading up the game.

Seven players will wear black jerseys this week as practice players of the week -- OL Donald Thomas, CB Phillip Adams, LB Niko Koutouvides, RB Shane Vereen, practice squad TE Garrett Mills, practice squad DE Alex Silvestro and practice squad DE Markell Carter.

The seven players marks a season-high. The previous high was six, and the average on the year has been 5.

The breakdown of practice players of the week:

Week 10

OL Donald Thomas

CB Phillip Adams

LB Niko Koutouvides

RB Shane Vereen

TE Garrett Mills

DE Alex Silvestro

DE Markell Carter

Week 6

DE Markell Carter

OL Matt Kopa

CB Antwaun Molden

DE Alex Silvestro

OL Thomas Welch

C/G Ryan Wendell

Week 5

DE Markell Carter

QB Ryan Mallett

TE Garrett Mills

CB Antwaun Molden

OL Ryan Wendell

Week 4

DL Kyle Love

OT Matt Kopa

CB Antwaun Molden

RB Shane Vereen

CB Josh Victorian

Week 2

QB Brian Hoyer

OT Matt Kopa

TE Garrett Mills

CB Antwan Molden

LB Jeff Tarpinian

Week 1

WR Julian Edelman

LB A.J. Edds

OT Matt Kopa

S Ross Ventrone