A few leftovers from the weekly ESPNBoston.com Patriots chat:
Tobi (DC): What is your impression on DE Zach Moore?
Tobi, Moore is 6-foot-6 and 275 pounds and the combination of size and athletic ability makes him an intriguing prospect. The key for him is that he hasn't missed a practice since the spring (now 30 total) and is getting better on a daily basis. He's still a developmental prospect and will need some more time coming from a lower level of competition, but expect to see some splash plays from him as he works to build more consistency. He'll be on the roster, most likely with a redshirt year in mind if everyone else is healthy.
Bob (NYC): What's going on with WR Jeremy Gallon? Is he going to get any playing time at all?
Bob, Gallon remains on the physically unable to perform list. He has hardly practiced, outside of a few sessions in the spring, so the most likely outcome with him is to remain on the PUP list into the regular season.
Doug (NYC): Hi Mike, I've read a lot about Chip Kelly and how he conducts practices differently than most NFL teams, namely the speed of the practices. Have you seen this with the Patriots and has it been positive/negative or just different?
Doug, the pace of the practice was more dictated by the Patriots over the last three days, as it was their home field. Talking to some Eagles, they'll tell you it was a bit slower than they were used to, and didn't include the usual music cranking (which the Patriots also do at times). So I don't think we got to see a real Chip Kelly Eagles type practice this week.
Brian (Oxford, CT): So how did Ben Hartsock last basically for a few days? Was there something specific they saw?
Brian, my sense on that one is that it is tied to roster management. They need to juggle a few spots to account for some things, and Hartsock has been around for a while, so it's not like it's a secret as to what he brings. Perhaps Hartsock comes back at some point. Last year, the Patriots signed Matthew Mulligan at the end of camp, and I think this situation has some similarities to it.
I view them more as depth trades, Tom, and Bill Belichick taking a proactive approach just in case there is a repeat of 2013 at that position. I don't think it's a lock that Bass and Worthy make the team.