Season-high 7 earn practice honors

November, 16, 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

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter



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