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Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Bequette, Forston earn practice honor

By Mike Rodak

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Defensive linemen Jake Bequette and Marcus Forston were among four Patriots named practice players of the week for Sunday's win over the Dolphins.

It's the fourth time each player has been honored this season, tying them with quarterback Ryan Mallett (who was also honored this week) for second place behind defensive end Justin Francis (five awards).

Forston has spent most of the season on the practice squad, and after defensive tackle Ron Brace was waived on Saturday, he would seemingly be the next man up if the Patriots decide they need another interior defensive lineman.

Receiver Jeremy Ebert, who returned to the practice squad in late November, earned his first black practice jersey of the season. Ebert was a seventh-round pick of New England in 2012.

The practice player of the week goes to the players whom the coaching staff feels best prepared the team in the days leading up to a victory.

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

vs. Dolphins
DE Jake Bequette
WR Jeremy Ebert
DT Marcus Forston
QB Ryan Mallett

at Jaguars
WR Kamar Aiken
TE Daniel Fells
LB Jeff Tarpinian
DB Malcolm Williams

vs. Texans
DE Jake Bequette
DL Marcus Forston
DE Justin Francis
RB Shane Vereen

at Dolphins
WR Kamar Aiken
QB Ryan Mallett
DB Derrick Martin
RB Shane Vereen
RB Danny Woodhead

at Jets
DL Marcus Forston
FB James Develin
OL Mitch Petrus

vs. Colts
DE Jake Bequette
DE Justin Francis
DE Trevor Scott
WR Matthew Slater

vs. Bills
DL Brandon Deaderick
QB Ryan Mallett
S Derrick Martin
RB Shane Vereen

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

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