Catching up with players who were key contributors for the Patriots in 2011 and/or spent time with the team in 2012 training camp and are now with other teams:
Quarterback Brian Hoyer (Steelers/Cardinals)
Week 16: Comes on in relief and is 11 of 19 for 105 yards, with 0 TD and 1 INT in 28-13 home loss to the Bears. Is sacked twice in 26 snaps.
Week 15: Assigned jersey No. 6, he is inactive in 38-10 home win over Lions.
Week 14: Released by Steelers/claimed by Cardinals on waivers
Week 13: Dresses as No. 2 quarterback but does not see action in 23-20 road win over Ravens.
Week 12: Signs with the Steelers on Nov. 20. Dresses as No. 2 quarterback in 20-14 road loss to Browns, but does not play.
Defensive back Sterling Moore (Cowboys)
Week 16: Totals 2 tackles in 34-31 overtime loss to visiting Saints; 28 defensive snaps played
Week 15: Credited with 2 tackles and plays 37 defensive snaps in 27-24 home win over Steelers. Also plays 10 special teams snaps.
Week 14: Wearing No. 30, totals 2 tackles while playing 22 defensive snaps in 20-19 road win over Bengals. Also plays 9 special teams snaps.
Week 13: Signed off Patriots practice squad; plays 2 defensive snaps in 38-33 home win over Eagles; has assisted tackle.
Offensive lineman Mitch Petrus (Titans)
Week 16: Starts at left guard in 55-7 road loss to Packers.
Week 15: Inactive in 14-10 home win over the Jets.
Week 14: Waived by Patriots; claimed by Titans; inactive in 27-23 road loss to Colts.
Wide receiver Greg Salas (Eagles)
Week 16: Inactive in 27-20 home loss to Redskins.
Week 15: Inactive in 34-13 home loss to Bengals.
Week 14: Inactive in 23-21 road win over Buccaneers.
Week 13: Inactive in 38-33 road loss to the Cowboys.
Week 12: Waived by Patriots; claimed by Eagles; inactive in 30-22 home loss to Panthers.
Offensive lineman Matt Tennant (Eagles)
Week 16: Dresses as a reserve and plays 10 special teams snaps in 27-20 home loss to Redskins.
Week 15: Plays 1 offensive snap in 34-13 home loss to Bengals.
Week 14: Is on for just 5 special teams snaps (field-goal protection) in 23-21 road win over Buccaneers.
Week 13: Plays solely on special teams protection unit in 38-33 road loss to Cowboys.
Week 12: Plays solely on special teams protection unit in 30-22 home loss to Panthers.
Week 11: Plays solely on special teams protection unit in 31-6 road loss to Redskins.
Week 10: Plays solely on special teams protection unit in 38-23 home loss to Cowboys.
Week 9: Dresses but does not play in 28-13 road loss to Saints.
Week 8: Dresses but does not play in 30-17 home loss to Falcons.
Offensive tackle Matt Kopa (Eagles)
Week 16: Inactive in 27-20 home loss to Redskins.
Week 15: Inactive in 34-13 home loss to Bengals.
Week 14: Signed off Patriots practice squad; inactive in 23-21 road win over Buccaneers.
Defensive end Andre Carter (Raiders)
Week 16: Totals 3 tackles and a half-sack in 17-6 road loss to the Panthers.
Week 15: In 32 defensive snaps, totals 3 tackles, 1 sack and 3 quarterback hits in 15-0 home win over Chiefs.
Week 14: Plays 38 snaps and totals 3 tackles and 1 QB hit in 26-13 home loss to Broncos.
Week 13: Plays 25 snaps and totals 2 tackles in a 20-17 home loss to Browns.
Week 12: Registers one tackle in 23 defensive snaps as Raiders get crunched by host Bengals, 34-10.
Week 11: In 25 defensive snaps, registers one tackle in a 38-17 home loss to the Saints.
Week 10: Plays 30 of 75 offensive snaps in 55-20 road loss to the Ravens; has 3 tackles and 1 QB hit.
Week 9: Registers a sack and forced fumble, totaling 2 tackles in a 42-32 home loss to Buccaneers; plays 25 of 81 defensive snaps.
Week 8: Plays 20 of 62 snaps in 26-16 road win over Chiefs; doesn't register on stat sheet.
Week 7: Plays 16 of 63 snaps and is credited with an assisted tackle in 26-23 overtime home win over Jaguars.
Week 6: Wearing No. 97, he plays 24 snaps on defense and is credited with 1 assisted tackle in 23-20 road loss to Falcons.
Week 5: Bye; he is expected to play in Week 6 at Atlanta.
Week 4: Signed to active roster Sept. 26, but inactive in Sept. 30 road loss at Denver.
Wide receiver Jabar Gaffney (Dolphins)
Week 16: Remains unsigned.
Week 15: Remains unsigned.
Week 14: Unsigned as of Dec. 11
Week 13: Remains on suspension.
Week 12: Suspended by the NFL for 2 games.
Week 11: Inactive in 19-14 road loss to the Bills; released on Nov. 20
Week 10: One catch for 11 yards in a 37-7 home loss to the Titans; plays 51 of 60 possible snaps.
Week 9: Two catches for 27 yards in 23-20 road loss to Colts; plays 27 of 63 snaps as a No. 3 receiver.
Week 8: Wearing No. 10 and making his Dolphins debut, has 1 catch for 30 yards in 30-9 road win over Jets; plays 11 of 61 snaps.
Week 7: Bye
Week 6: Inactive in a 17-14 home win over the Rams.
Week 5: Signed to active roster Oct. 2, but inactive in 17-13 road win against Bengals.
Running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis (Bengals)
Week 16: Totals 15 carries for 14 yards (not a misprint) in a 13-10 road win over Steelers.
Week 15: Goes over 1,000 yards on season; finishes with 106 on 25 carries with a TD in 34-14 road win over Eagles.
Week 14: Finishes with 89 yards on 12 carries (7.4 avg.) in 20-19 home loss to Cowboys.
Week 13: Totals 118 yards on 25 carries to help lead Bengals to 20-13 road win over Chargers.
Week 12: Puts together his best game as a Bengal with 129 yards on 19 carries and 1 TD -- along with 1 catch for 9 yards -- in 34-10 win over visiting Raiders.
Week 11: Totals 101 yards on 25 carries and 1 touchdown in a 28-6 road win over the Chiefs.
Week 10: Amasses 50 yards on 15 carries in a 31-13 home win over the Giants.
Week 9: Totals 56 yards on 17 carries (3.3 avg.) and 1 touchdown in 31-23 home loss to the Broncos.
Week 8: Bye
Week 7: Totals 69 yards on 18 carries (3.8 avg.) in 24-17 home loss to Steelers.
Week 6: Finishes with 16 carries for 62 yards (3.9 avg.) in 34-24 road loss to Browns.
Week 5: After back to back games with fumbles, he carries 9 times for 14 yards in home loss to the Dolphins.
Week 4: Fumbles for 2nd week in a row but Bengals beat host Jaguars 27-10. Finishes with 26 carries for 82 yards.
Week 3: Fumbles for the first time in his career and finishes with 38 yards on 17 carries and a TD in 38-31 road win over Redskins.
Week 2: Finishes with 75 yards on 21 carries, with a long run of 19 yards, in 34-27 home win over Browns.
Week 1:Donning jersey No. 42, he carries 18 times for 91 yards and 1 touchdown in road loss to Ravens.
Safety Sergio Brown (Colts)
Week 16: Totals 1 special teams tackle in 20-13 road win over Chiefs (22 special teams snaps).
Week 15: Plays mostly special teams (0 tackles) in 29-17 road loss to Texans.
Week 14: Plays mostly special teams in 27-23 home win over Titans.
Week 13: Plays mostly on special teams (1 tackle) in 35-33 win over host Lions.
Week 12: Plays solely on special teams and doesn't show up on stat sheet in 20-13 home win over Bills.
Week 11: Plays solely on special teams, where he makes two tackles and is penalized once in a 59-24 road loss to the Patriots.
Week 10: Shows up on special teams units (0 tackles) in 27-10 win over the Jaguars.
Week 9: Plays 18 special-teams snaps, and not on defense, in 23-20 home win over Dolphins; registers 1 tackle.
Week 8: Used solely on special teams in 19-13 road win over Titans; doesn't show up on stat sheet.
Week 7: Doesn't show up on the stat sheet (17 special teams snaps; 3 defensive snaps) in 17-13 home win over Browns.
Week 6: Plays a core special teams role, but doesn't show up on stat sheet in 35-9 road loss to Jets.
Week 5: Credited with 1 pass defended, 1 defensive tackle and 1 special teams tackle in 30-27 home win over Packers.
Week 4: Bye week
Week 3: Backup registers one tackle on defense and an assisted tackle on special teams (core player) in home loss to Jaguars.
Week 2: Dresses but doesn't show up on the stat sheet in 23-20 home win over Vikings.
Week 1: Wearing jersey No. 38, he suits up as a reserve for a road loss vs. Bears but doesn't show up on the stat sheet.
Safety James Ihedigbo (Ravens)
Week 16: Starts in place of Bernard Pollard and is credited with 4 tackles and 2 QB hits in 33-14 home win over Giants.
Week 15: Starts in place of injured Bernard Pollard and has six tackles in 34-17 home loss to Broncos.
Week 14: Plays 7 defensive snaps and is credited with 1 tackle in 31-28 road overtime loss to Redskins; primary role is on special teams (28 snaps).
Week 13: Plays mostly on special teams (1 tackle) in 23-20 home loss to Steelers.
Week 12: Is credited with one special teams tackle in 16-13 overtime win over host Chargers (1 defensive snap, 28 special teams snaps).
Week 11: Delivers a big fourth-quarter sack in a 13-10 road win over the Steelers; adds a special teams tackle.
Week 10: Registers 2 tackles on defense in playing 35 snaps on D in 55-20 home win over Oakland; plays plays on core special teams units.
Week 9: Plays 27 special teams snaps, and none on defense, in 25-15 road win over Browns; doesn't register on stat sheet.
Week 8: Bye
Week 7: Plays 5 defensive snaps and 29 on special teams and is credited with a quarterback hit in 43-13 road loss to Texans.
Week 6: Plays mostly on special teams; in a reserve role on D is credited with an assisted tackle in 31-29 home win over Cowboys.
Week 5: Doesn't play on defense, but leads team with 2 special teams tackles in 9-6 road win at Chiefs.
Week 4: Plays five snaps on defense and 28 on special teams in 23-17 win over Browns. Doesn't register on stat sheet.
Week 3: Plays solely on special teams (20 snaps) and doesn't show up on stat sheet in home win over Patriots.
Week 2: Finishes with 2 tackles (1 for a loss) in 24-23 road loss to Eagles, coming on for injured Bernard Pollard.
Week 1: Wearing jersey No. 32, plays as a reserve and records 2 tackles (1 for a loss) in home win over Bengals.
Center Dan Koppen (Broncos)
Week 16: Starts and plays 75 of 82 snaps in in 34-12 home win over Browns.
Week 15: Starts and plays all 77 snaps in 34-17 road win over Ravens.
Week 14: Starts and plays all 84 offensive snaps in 26-13 road win over Raiders.
Week 13: Starts and plays all 75 snaps in a 31-23 home win over Buccaneers.
Week 12: Starts and plays every snap in 17-9 road win over the Chiefs.
Week 11: Starts and plays every snap in a 30-24 home win over the Chargers.
Week 10: Goes wire to wire, playing all 64 snaps, in a 36-14 road win over the Panthers.
Week 9: Plays every snap in 31-23 road win over the Bengals.
Week 8: Has settled in as starter after J.D. Walton injury; plays all 74 snaps in 34-14 home win over Saints.
Week 7: Bye
Week 6: Starts in comeback 35-24 road win over Chargers; is shown on national TV embracing Peyton Manning after overcoming 24-point halftime deficit.
Week 5: Starts and plays every snap in a 31-21 road loss at the Patriots.
Week 4: Steps in for injured J.D. Walton (broken ankle) and plays second half in 38-7 home win over Raiders. Projects to start vs. Patriots.
Week 3: Dresses as a reserve but doesn't play on offense in home loss to Texans.
Week 2: Wearing jersey No. 67, he dresses as a reserve in 27-21 road Monday night loss to Falcons.
Week 1: Signs 1-year deal with Broncos on Sept. 11, two days after season opener.
Wide receiver Tiquan Underwood (Buccaneers)
Week 16: Has 1 catch for 18 yards in 28-13 home loss to Rams (36 offensive snaps).
Week 15: Totals 3 catches for 46 yards in 41-0 road loss to Saints.
Week 14: Starts, is targeted 4 times and finishes with 1 catch for 17 yards in 23-21 home loss to Eagles.
Week 13: Targeted six times, he has 1 catch for 12 yards in 31-23 road loss to Broncos.
Week 12: Ties for team lead with 5 catches that go for 77 yards in 24-23 home loss to Falcons (plays 29 offensive snaps).
Week 11: One reception for 18 yards in a 27-21 road win over the Panthers.
Week 10: Two catches for 22 yards and 1 touchdown in a 34-24 home win over the Chargers.
Week 9: Two catches for 12 yards in 42-32 road win vs. Raiders.
Week 8: Five catches for 27 yards in a 36-17 road win over Vikings.
Week 7: Six catches for 35 yards and 1 touchdown in a 35-28 home loss to Saints.
Week 6: Three receptions for 68 yards in a 38-10 home win over the Chiefs.
Week 5: Bye
Week 4: Three receptions for 39 yards in a 24-22 home loss to the Redskins.
Week 3: Re-signed by Buccaneers; one catch for 7 yards in a 16-10 road loss to the Cowboys.
Defensive end Mark Anderson (Bills)
Week 16: Inactive in 24-10 road loss to Dolphins.
Week 15: Dresses but does not play in 50-17 "home" loss to Seahawks in Toronto.
Week 14: Inactive
Week 13: Inactive
Week 12: Inactive
Week 11: Inactive
Week 10: Inactive
Week 9: Inactive
Week 8: Bye
Week 7: Inactive
Week 6: Out indefinitely with a knee injury that requires surgery.
Week 5: Plays 67 percent of defensive snaps and is credited with 3 tackles in 45-3 road loss at 49ers.
Week 4: Is on the field for 60 snaps, totals 2 tackles, but doesn't get close to Tom Brady in 52-28 loss to Patriots.
Week 3: Picks up his first sack as a Bill and adds two tackles in a 24-14 road win over the Browns.
Week 2: Totals 3 tackles (1 for loss), 1 quarterback hit and 1 pass defended in 35-17 home win over Chiefs.
Week 1: Starts at right end, plays 50 percent of the defensive snaps and doesn't show up on the stat sheet in road loss to Jets.