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Henry's death touches Pats

December, 17, 2009
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Practice squad quarterback Jeff Rowe, who was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fifth round of the 2007 draft, drew a crowd of reporters at his locker today. Reporters were interested in his thoughts on the death of Bengals receiver Chris Henry.

“He was working really hard to change his life. That’s probably the saddest part of it. Such a great guy,” he said.

Rowe said Henry had a lot of support in the Bengals locker room.

“I know everyone in there absolutely loved him. He was such an easy guy to be around, such a nice person,” he said.

Locker room additions

December, 9, 2009
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- While the Patriots have yet to formally announce the roster moves, wide receiver Darnell Jenkins and quarterback Jeff Rowe were spotted in the locker room this morning, both players presumably added to the practice squad.

The Patriots had one open spot on the practice squad after wide receiver Terrence Nunn was signed away by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last month, but would need to make a corresponding move to add the second player.

Jenkins is a 5-10 receiver, who was undrafted out of the University of Miami. He appeared in one game with the Texans last season and did not record a reception. He has also spent time with the Browns and Buccaneers.

Rowe is a 6-5 quarterback, who was drafted by the Bengals in the fifth round (151th overall) of the 2007 draft. Rowe served as Cincinnati's third-string QB his rookie season, then landed on the team's practice squad in 2008, where he was claimed by the Seahawks last December.

Jenkins took over both Nunn's No. 10 jersey and his locker. Rowe had a No. 9 jersey in his stall and occupies the locker next to former practice squad quarterback (turned active wide receiver) Isaiah Stanback.

Patriots take closer look at Rowe, Jenkins

December, 5, 2009
The Patriots had third-year quarterback Jeff Rowe and first-year receiver Darnell Jenkins in for workouts at Gillette Stadium this week.

Rowe, who played in college at Nevada and has not appeared in an NFL game, was a fifth-round draft choice of the Bengals in 2007. He most recently was with the Seahawks.

Jenkins played in college at Miami. He initially signed with the Texans in 2008 as a rookie free agent, and appeared in his only NFL game that season. He has also spent time with the Browns and Buccaneers.

Workouts with various players are commonplace throughout the year, as teams are often updating their emergency lists or looking to fill out their practice squads.

The Patriots have an opening on their eight-man practice squad after Terrence Nunn was signed to the Buccaneers' 53-man roster last week.