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Patriots announce 8 practice players of the week from 31-17 win over the Packers

The Patriots pass around a lot of praise.

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The New England Patriots had a lot of praise to pass around after defeating the Green Bay Packers 31-17 on Sunday Night Football. The team named eight different players as Practice Players of the Week, easily the most this year.

DL Trent Harris earned the distinction for the second time this year. He was likely asked to play some combination of the Packers pass rush, like Clay Matthews III and Nick Perry.

WR Phillip Dorsett is only 5’10, but he likely suited up as Davante Adams and/or Randall Cobb in practice. I have a hard time seeing Dorsett practicing like the 6’4 Marquez Valdes-Scantling or the 6’5 Equanimeous St. Brown.

TE Stephen Anderson was likely the impressive-in-2013 tight end trio of Jimmy Graham, Lance Kendricks, and Marcedes Lewis.

QB Brian Hoyer was Aaron Rodgers. Obviously. Hoyer helped the defense disguise some of their coverages so they could try and trick Rodgers.

DL Frank Herron could have been the Packers elite defensive interior duo of Mike Daniels and Kenny Clark.

LB Calvin Munson was probably the Packers linebackers Blake Martinez and Reggie Gilbert.

DB David Jones could have played any number of the Packers defensive backs, from Tramon Williams or Josh Jones or Kentrell Brice or Jermaine Whitehead.

CB J.C. Jackson would have been cornerbacks Jaire Alexander, Bashaud Breeland, and Josh Jackson.


Week 1: DL Trent Harris, OL James Ferentz, DB Keion Crossen, DL Geneo Grissom, DL Deatrich Wise Jr., DB J.C. Jackson.

Week 7: RB Kenneth Farrow, WR Cordarrelle Patterson, OL James Ferentz, DB Nate Ebner, DL Frank Herron.

Week 8: LB Calvin Munson, DL Derek Rivers, DB David Jones, WR Cordarrelle Patterson, OL Ted Karras