The Patriots had a spot on their 10-man practice squad become available on Wednesday morning when the Colts signed receiver Devin Street.
Street was one of three wideouts on the New England practice squad ,along with seventh-round pick Devin Lucien and recently-acquired DeAndrew White. Street, 25, was signed by the Patriots on Sep. 5. At 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, he has similar measurements to former Patriots receiver Aaron Dobson and could have potentially provided the team with a long, outside threat had he been called up to the 53-man roster at some point.
Colts receiver Donte Moncrief suffered a shoulder injury in Week 2 and may be forced to miss time, meaning Street, a fifth-round pick of the Cowboys in 2014, could be in line to see meaningful work as early as this weekend.
The Patriots could now potentially add a quarterback to their locker room without taking up a spot on their 53-man roster. The open practice-squad spot could also be spent on one of a handful of players who worked out for the team earlier this week, including rookie fullback Glenn Gronkowski, brother of Patriots All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski.
Patriots seven-time Pro Bowl special teamer Matthew Slater is in Pittsburgh on Saturday making a free-agent visit to the rival Steelers, according to an ESPN's Field Yates.
Slater, who turns 33 in September, has spent the past 10 seasons in a New England. The special teams captain and one of the leaders in the locker room signed a one-year, $1.8 million contract extension in 2016.
The Patriots lost special teamer Johnson Bademosi to the Texans in free agency on Friday but signed special teamers Brandon Bolden and Brandon King just before the free agency period began.
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Tom Brady has been making the media rounds lately with "Good Morning America" and "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" appearances this past week to promote his "Tom vs. Time" series and TB12 Method book. On Saturday, Brady was a phone-in guest on NPR's "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me" for their "Not My Job" segment.
Before a mostly cheering live audience in Hartford and after a discussion of the benefits and drawbacks - mostly drawbacks - of tomatoes and strawberries, plus an assessment of the intelligence of most defensive coordinators, Brady settled in to handle three questions about the world's second-most famous Bradys, the family from the classic sitcom - "The Brady Bunch".
Click here to listen and see how he did.