The New England Patriots named eight practice players of the week for the team’s 37-16 win over the Buffalo Bills. There was a heavy emphasis on tight ends and cornerbacks this week as New England focused on the Bills multiple tight end sets and coverages.
Practice players of the week: Dwayne Allen, Will Tye, Brian Hoyer, Bernard Reedy, Deatrich Wise, Johnson Bademosi, Jomal Wiltz, Ryan Lewis.— New England Patriots (@Patriots) December 27, 2017
The Bills use Charles Clay and Nick O’Leary at tight end and Mike Tolbert and Patrick DiMarco at fullback so I wouldn’t be surprised if Dwayne Allen and Will Tye replicated their snaps in practice.
Brian Hoyer was likely asked to play like Tyrod Taylor in practice, while Bernard Reedy was probably Brandon Tate on special teams. Johnson Bademosi, Jomal Wiltz, and Ryan Lewis stepped up as the Bills secondary.
Week 2: DB Nate Ebner, DL Geneo Grissom, TE Jacob Hollister
Week 3: DL Adam Butler, DL Geneo Grissom, WR Cody Hollister, DB Damarius Travis
Week 5: Unknown
Week 6: DL Angelo Blackson, QB Jimmy Garoppolo, DB David Jones, OL Ted Karras, DB Damarius Travis
Week 7: RB Rex Burkhead, LB Marquis Flowers, DL Geneo Grissom, WR Cody Hollister, LB Trevor Reilly, CB Jomal Wiltz
Week 8: TE Dwayne Allen, OL Cole Croston, WR Cody Hollister, TE Jacob Hollister, CB Ryan Lewis, DB Jomal Wiltz
Week 10: DL Geneo Grissom, DL Mike Purcell, DB Damarius Travis, WR Riley McCarron, OL Cameron Fleming
Week 11: RB Brandon Bolden, OL James Ferentz, DL Geneo Grissom, WR Riley McCarron, DB David Jones
Week 12: WR Cody Hollister, QB Brian Hoyer, WR Riley McCarron, LB Trevor Reilly, DB Damarius Travis
Week 13: RB Brandon Bolden, RB Rex Burkhead, RB Mike Gillislee, DB David Jones, OL Ted Karras, DE Eric Lee, RB Dion Lewis, WR Bernard Reedy, DB Damarius Travis, RB James White
Week 15: RB Brandon Bolden, RB Rex Burkhead, RB Mike Gillislee, DB David Jones, OL Ted Karras, RB Dion Lewis, CB Ryan Lewis, RB James White