Quick hits around the Patriots

July, 22, 2014
Jul 22
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Some quick hits around the New England Patriots:

Finch not expected to be sidelined for long. Rookie running back Roy Finch, the undrafted undersized jitterbug who looked shifty in spring camps, landed on the active/non-football injury list Monday but isn't expected to be there for an extended period. There has been no serious injury with Finch from the time he participated in spring camps to when rookies reported Sunday. This adds some context to his inclusion on the injured Patriots players list from Tuesday morning.

Fan lottery for those interested in Washington-New England joint practice. When the Patriots travel for joint practices with Washington, it will be a ticketed event because of limited space at the team's practice facility. Those considering a trip would need to enter the lottery by July 25.

ESPN is scheduled to be at Patriots practice Friday. ESPN will have a live television set at Patriots training camp on Friday, with Hannah Storm and Tedy Bruschi leading the coverage.

Updating the roster with Manumaleuna and Byham. Jersey numbers for defensive lineman Eathyn Manumaleuna (64) and tight end Nate Byham (84) have been issued.

Another No. 4 power ranking. Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com puts together his power rankings and has the Patriots fourth, which is the same spot as ESPN.com and Pro Football Talk. "Don't buy the idea that Tom Brady is running out of time. He is still playing at a high level, but just needs a little more help," Prisco writes.

Count Outsiders among Mallett fans. In putting together a list of 25 "breakout prospects" on ESPN.com, Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders lists Patriots quarterback Ryan Mallett among the group. Safety Duron Harmon lands in the honorable mention category.

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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