Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Catching up with former Patriots, Week 12
By Mike Reiss
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 plays 12 offensive snaps and five on special teams in a 40-11 home win over the Colts. Doesn't register on stat sheet.
Season snapshot: Has been with the Cardinals for three games since signing Nov. 4, playing 49 of 210 snaps and totaling 2 catches for 44 yards.
Patrick Chung (Eagles) Bye week.
Season snapshot: Has started five of 11 games and is credited with 36 tackles.
Jermaine Cunningham (Jets) In his Jets debut, he wears No. 55 and dresses for a 19-3 road loss to the Ravens, but doesn't play in the game.
Season snapshot: Spent the month of October with the 49ers but never appeared in a game. Signed with the Jets on Nov. 20.
Brandon Deaderick (Jaguars) Defensive tackle plays 10 of 57 snaps in 13-6 road win over the Texans and doesn't register on the stat sheet.
Season snapshot: Has played 265 total snaps, totaling seven tackles, one sack, one fumble recovery, and one pass defended.
Kyle Love (Chiefs) Defensive tackle wears No. 99 and makes his Chiefs debut in a home loss to the Chargers, totaling just 2 defensive snaps. No stats.
Season snapshot: After spending training camp with the Jaguars and being released before the season-opener, he signs with the Chiefs on Nov. 19.
Greg Salas (Jets) Receiver has two catches for 48 yards in a 19-3 road loss to the Ravens. Plays 39 of 57 snaps.
Season snapshot: In three games with the Jets since making his debut Nov. 3, he has six catches for 137 yards. Has played 88 of 176 offensive snaps in those games.
Zach Sudfeld (Jets) Plays just four snaps on offense, and 16 on special teams, and doesn't register on the stat sheet.
Season snapshot: Tight end has played 96 offensive snaps in six games. Has four catches for 56 yards.
Jeff Tarpinian(Texans) Linebacker plays in a reserve role in 13-6 loss to the Jaguars (4 snaps) and has one assisted special teams tackle.
Season snapshot: After signing with the Texans on Oct. 28, has played in three games, totaling 10 tackles on defense. Has played 65 of 201 defensive snaps.
Wes Welker (Broncos)
Receiver finishes with 4 catches for 31 yards and is the punt returner on a crucial play in overtime when gunner Tony Carter touches the punt and the Patriots recover after Welker elects not to field it. Plays all 90 snaps.
Season snapshot: Has played 659 of 836 offensive snaps (78.8 percent), and has 65 catches for 679 yards and nine touchdowns.
Danny Woodhead (Chargers)
Running back has six carries for 25 yards and one touchdown, and adds four catches for 45 yards and one touchdown. Plays 33 of 70 snaps.
Season snapshot: Has 59 receptions for 469 yards and five TDs, and has carried the ball 70 times for 266 yards and 2 TDs. Has played 347 offensive snaps.
Others: Kickoff returner Leon Washington, released by the Patriots on Nov. 23, signed with the Titans on Nov. 26. ... 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.