Mallett's work as Manning recognized


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Backup quarterback Ryan Mallett's work as Peyton Manning was recognized by the Patriots' coaching staff, as he was selected as one of the team's practice players of the week.

The practice players of the week are those who the coaching staff believes best helped the team prepare in the days leading up to a victory.

Catching up on two weeks ago, practice squad defensive back Malcolm Williams pulled off a rare feat as he was the only player tabbed for practice honors. The reason? He worked on the scout team defense, offense and special teams, never taking a play off.

The following are this year's practice players of the week:

vs. Broncos

FB James Develin

TE Daniel Fells

DE Justin Francis

QB Ryan Mallett

DE Trevor Scott

at Bills

DB Malcolm Williams

at Titans

OT Marcus Cannon

WR Julian Edelman

DE Justin Francis

LB Jeff Tarpinian