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Patriots re-sign OL Cole Croston, place CB D'Angelo Ross on IR

Patriots re-sign OL Cole Croston, place CB D'Angelo Ross on IR

D'Angelo Ross, a 22-year-old rookie cornerback out of New Mexico, will have to wait another year to compete for a roster spot in Foxboro. 

UPDATED (Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 5 p.m. ET): The Patriots have made a few roster transactions official.

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On Monday, the Patriots reportedly placed Ross on the injured reserve list. Ross had previously impressed in training camp and had "shown consistent ball disruption," according to ESPN beat reporter Mike Reiss. 

Even if he caught the eye of the Patriots coaching staff, it's unlikely Ross would've cracked the rotation in New England's stacked secondary. Arguably the Patriots' strongest positional group features Stephon Gilmore, Patrick Chung, Duron Harmon, J.C. Jackson, Jonathan Jones and the McCourty twins. 

Also on Monday, New England re-signed offensive lineman Cole Croston, who has been with the team since 2017. In two seasons, Croston has appeared in five games. 

The Pats had previously waived Croston, and have tried out a handful of different offensive linemen throughout training camp. According to NBC Sports Boston's Phil Perry, the Patriots will likely carry seven offensive linemen, and have a lack of depth at the tackle position behind Marcus Cannon. Croston may compete with Hjalte Froholdt and Ted Karras for a spot on the 53-man roster. 

Update, 5:25 p.m.:

According to the Patriots, the team in fact did not place Ross on injured reserve, instead releasing him. If no team claims him, NESN reporter Doug Kyed notes, he reverts to the injured reserve list. 

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N'Keal Harry brings up missed TD call again while adopting Patriots mantra

N'Keal Harry brings up missed TD call again while adopting Patriots mantra

N'Keal Harry has moved on from his non-touchdown Sunday.

Well, almost.

The New England Patriots wide receiver had a score taken away from him in fourth quarter the Kansas City Chiefs when the referees incorrectly ruled him out of bounds at the 3-yard line.

The Patriots had no challenges remaining at the time, so the play stood as called despite "everybody" thinking it was a touchdown, as an exasperated Harry explained to reporters after New England's 23-16 loss.

On Monday morning, the rookie wide receiver reminded everybody of this fact by tweeting photo evidence of him staying in bounds on the play.

While the photos may have been one last parting jab at the officials, Harry's caption is straight out of the Patriots' "moving on" playbook.

New England famously adopted "On To Cincinnati" as a mantra after a brutal loss to Kansas City in 2014, and it worked, as the team rallied to win a Super Bowl.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady dusted off that rallying cry Monday morning, as well.

The 1-12 Bengals do offer New England the perfect bounce-back opportunity in Week 15, but Brady and Co. still need more from Harry if they want to get their offense back on track.

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Tom Brady shares his side of beef with Chris Jones in Patriots-Chiefs

Tom Brady shares his side of beef with Chris Jones in Patriots-Chiefs

Chris Jones' respect for Tom Brady didn't stop him from getting all up in his grill Sunday.

The Chiefs defensive lineman had a heated exchange with the Patriots quarterback late in the second half after Kansas City's defense forced a New England incompletion on third down. (You can watch the exchange here.)

Jones later said he was trying to make Brady uncomfortable by getting into with the GOAT.

So, how did Brady feel about Jones' tactics?

"We were going at it for a little bit. He was pretty talkative out there, so I think there's a healthy rivalry," Brady told WEEI's "The Greg Hill Show" on Monday.

Brady wouldn't reveal what Jones said to him -- "definitely nothing that I can really repeat" -- but admitted he took Jones' bait by engaging with the boisterous defensive lineman.

"I typically don't try to make the d-linemen any more angry than they probably already are with me, because they're the ones that get paid to hit me," Brady joked. "So, I don't really give them any incentive typically, but I couldn't really resist at certain points."

Perhaps Brady's back-and-forth with Jones was his way of venting his frustration with the Patriots' offense, which is averaging just 17.6 points per game over its last five contests and looked anemic in Sunday's 23-16 loss to Kansas City.

Jones played some role in New England's struggles, recording a sack, a tackle-for-loss and a QB hit on Brady. But the 42-year-old quarterback believes the Patriots' offense has plenty of room for improvement, regardless of what defense it faces.

"I wish there was one magic thing that you could do and it would just change everything, but there's not," Brady said. "It really comes down to all of us, 11 as a unit, executing well."

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