The New England Patriots have named six practice players of the week from the team’s 16-3 win over the Denver Broncos. The players are ED Geneo Grissom, FB Glenn Gronkowski, LB Barkevious Mingo, SS Jordan Richards, OT LaAdrian Waddle, and WR DeAndrew White.
#Patriots practice players of the week: Grissom, G. Gronkowski, Mingo, Richards, Waddle & D. White.— New England Patriots (@Patriots) December 20, 2016
The Patriots reward the scout team players that best helped the team prepare for their opponent, usually serving as the opposing team’s star players. Grissom could have played Broncos DT Derek Wolfe in practice, while Mingo might have been Broncos LB Von Miller.
Grissom has been named practice player of the week six times this season, the second most nominations this year, behind RB D.J. Foster with seven. White, who possibly played as WR Demaryius Thomas or WR Emmanuel Sanders, is third on the team with five awards, and Richards, who could have played as S T.J. Ward, is fourth on the team with four awards.
Week 1: RB D.J. Foster, DB Brandon King, DB Jordan Richards, DB Vinnie Sunseri
Week 2: QB Jacoby Brissett, LB Elandon Roberts, DT Woodrow Hamilton
Week 3: TE AJ Derby
Week 5: OG Chris Barker, RB D.J. Foster, TE AJ Derby, DB Eric Rowe, DL Geneo Grissom, DB Vinnie Sunseri
Week 6: ED Trey Flowers, DT Anthony Johnson, RB Bishop Sankey, WR DeAndrew White
Week 7: DT Malcom Brown, RB Tyler Gaffney, OG Ted Karras, DB Brandon King, DB Jordan Richards, and WR DeAndrew White
Week 8: S Nate Ebner, OT Cameron Fleming, RB D.J. Foster, ED Geneo Grissom, CB Cyrus Jones, WR Devin Lucien, LB Trevor Reilly, S Jordan Richards, and WR DeAndrew White
Week 11: LB Trevor Bates, RB D.J. Foster, DE Geneo Grissom, TE Matt Lengel, LB Trevor Reilly, WR DeAndrew White
Week 12: CB Justin Coleman, RB D.J. Foster, QB Jimmy Garoppolo, CB Jonathan Jones, OG Ted Karras, DT Woodrow Hamilton, LB Trevor Reilly, and LB Kyle Van Noy
Week 13: CB Justin Coleman, OG Chase Farris, RB D.J. Foster, ED Geneo Grissom, FB Glenn Gronkowski, CB Cyrus Jones, and LB Barkevious Mingo
Week 14: S Nate Ebner, RB D.J. Foster, ED Geneo Grissom, OG Ted Karras, DB Brandon King, TE Matt Lengel, OT LaAdrian Waddle