Catching up with former Patriots, Week 11

November, 20, 2013
11/20/13
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Every Wednesday during the season, we'll lead off the day with a quick recap of some notable former New England Patriots players and their standing with new teams.

Jake Ballard (Cardinals)
Tight end totals one catch for 29 yards in a 27-14 road win over the Jaguars. Plays 15 of 69 snaps.
Season snapshot: Has been with the Cardinals for two games since signing Nov. 4, playing 37 of 135 snaps and totaling 2 catches for 44 yards.

Patrick Chung (Eagles)
Starts at safety in a 24-16 home win over the Redskins, and plays 71 of 82 snaps while totaling six tackles.
Season snapshot: Has started five of 11 games and is credited with 36 tackles.

Brandon Deaderick (Jaguars)
Defensive tackle plays 33 of 69 snaps in a 27-14 home loss to the Cardinals and does not register on the stat sheet.
Season snapshot: Has played 255 total snaps, totaling seven tackles, one sack, one fumble recovery, and one pass defended.

Greg Salas (Jets)
Receiver has two catches for 32 yards in a 37-14 road loss to the Bills. Plays 21 of 58 snaps.
Season snapshot: In two games with the Jets since making his debut Nov. 3, he has four catches for 89 yards. Has played 49 of 119 offensive snaps in those games.

Zach Sudfeld (Jets)
Plays just three snaps on offense and doesn't register on the stat sheet.
Season snapshot: Tight end has played 92 offensive snaps in five games. Has four catches for 56 yards.

Jeff Tarpinian (Texans)
Starts at middle linebacker in a 28-23 home loss to the Raiders and ties for the team lead with 10 tackles (1 for a loss). Adds a pass defended while playing 52 of 67 defensive snaps.
Season snapshot: After signing with the Texans on Oct. 28, has played in two games, totaling 10 tackles. Has played 61 of 133 defensive snaps.

Wes Welker (Broncos)
Receiver plays 64 of 80 offensive snaps and totals eight catches for 72 yards in a 27-17 win over the Chiefs, but leaves the game in the fourth quarter with a concussion.
Season snapshot: Has played 569 of 746 offensive snaps (76.2 percent), and has 61 catches for 648 yards and nine touchdowns.

Danny Woodhead (Chargers)
Running back has five rushes for 21 yards and adds 2 catches for 16 yards in a 20-16 road loss to the Dolphins. Plays 24 of 65 snaps.
Season snapshot: Running back has 55 receptions for 424 yards and four TDs, and has carried the ball 64 times for 241 yards and a TD. Has played 314 offensive snaps.

Others: Colts starting guard Donald Thomas landed on season-ending injured reserve in Week 2. ... Defensive end Trevor Scott played four games (54 snaps) with the Buccaneers before he was released Oct. 24. ... Punter Zoltan Mesko was released by the Steelers on Oct. 29 after appearing in seven games and ranking 31st in punting average (42.5) and 29th in net punting average (36.7). ... Quarterback Brian Hoyer started two games for the Browns, leading them to two wins, before tearing his ACL in his third start and landing on season-ending injured reserve. ... Defensive end Jermaine Cunningham spent the month of October with the 49ers but never appeared in a game.

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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