FOXBORO -- The Patriots had every member of their 53-man roster present at Wednesday's practice. The players on the physically unable to perform list who are eligible to practice, however, were not on the fields behind Gillette Stadium.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick said on Tuesday that he didn't expect either running back Dion Lewis or offensive lineman Tre' Jackson this week so it may be another seven days before they are back on the field. Patriots right tackle Sebastian Vollmer is also on PUP.
Present at Wednesday's practice was linebacker Jamie Collins, rookie linebacker Elandon Roberts and rookie defensive tackle Woodrow Hamilton. Collins (hip) missed Sunday's game against the Bengals, while Roberts (head) and Hamilton (shoulder) both had to come out of Sunday's win over the Bengals with injuries. Roberts was pulled after helping make a goal-line stop in the second quarter but returned for the start of the second half.
Johnny Manziel said 10 days ago, "I'd go to New England in a heartbeat," when asked about the Patriots as a potential landing spot.
That seemed like wishful thinking at the time, but they're taking a look at him...along with 12 other NFL teams, according to ESPN's Eric Williams.
Tom Brady's current backup Brian Hoyer is, like Manziel, an ex-Cleveland Browns quarterback. Manziel would again be competing with Hoyer for the Pats' No. 2 job should New England take a chance on "Johnny Football", the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner from Texas A&M, who's been out of football the past two years because of substance abuse and emotional problems.
FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman had it at 12 teams watching Manziel work out at the University of San Diego and said the Patriots gave Manziel a weigh-in.
The Patriots have agreed to a one-year deal to retain offensive lineman LaAdrian Waddle, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
Waddle could potentially take over at left tackle for Nate Solder, who signed with the New York Giants.
Waddle, who, along with another ex-Pats offensive tackle, Cameron Fleming, made a free-agent visit last weekend to the Dallas Cowboys, turns 27 in July and was signed from the Detroit Lions in 2016 and appeared in 12 games last season, starting four.
More to come...