Thursday, November 1, 2012
Develin's work draws notice
By Mike Reiss
FOXOROUGH, Mass. -- Former Brown University star James Develin has spent this season on the Patriots' practice squad, and on Thursday the coaching staff acknowledged his behind-the-scenes work with a practice player of the week honor.
Every week following a victory, the coaching staff selects players that it best feels helped prepare the team in the days leading up to a victory.
Develin, offensive lineman Nick McDonald and linebacker Jeff Tarpinian were the choices for their work leading up to Sunday's win over the Rams.
It's the second time Develin, a fullback, has been recognized by the coaching staff. Ditto for Tarpinian.
Rookie defensive end Justin Francis (3) is the team leader.
The following are this year's practice players of the week:
at Rams FB James Develin
OL Nick McDonald
LB Jeff Tarpinian
vs. Jets DE Jake Bequette
WR Julian Edelman
DL Marcus Forston
DE Justin Francis WR Greg Salas