Catching up with former Pats: Week 17

January, 2, 2013
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Catching up with players who were key contributors for the Patriots in 2011 and/or spent time with the team in 2012 training camp and are now with other teams:

[+] EnlargeBrian Hoyer
AP Photo/Tony AvelarBrian Hoyer completed 19 of 34 passes for 225 yards in his first career NFL start.
Quarterback Brian Hoyer (Steelers/Cardinals)
Week 17: Earns first NFL start, completing 19 of 34 throws for 225 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT in 27-13 road loss to 49ers.
Week 16: Comes on in relief and is 11 of 19 for 105 yards, with 0 TD and 1 INT in 28-13 home loss to Bears. Is sacked twice in 26 snaps.
Week 15: Assigned jersey No. 6, he is inactive in 38-10 home win over Lions.
Week 14: Released by Steelers/claimed by Cardinals on waivers
Week 13: Dresses as No. 2 quarterback but does not see action in 23-20 road win over Ravens.
Week 12: Signs with the Steelers on Nov. 20. Dresses as No. 2 quarterback in 20-14 road loss to Browns, but does not play.

Defensive back Sterling Moore (Cowboys)
Week 17: Plays 18 total snaps (8 defense, 10 special teams), while totaling two tackles in 28-18 road loss to Redskins. Finishes regular season with nine tackles in five games with Cowboys.
Week 16: Totals two tackles in 34-31 overtime loss to visiting Saints; 28 defensive snaps played
Week 15: Credited with two tackles and plays 37 defensive snaps in 27-24 home win over Steelers. Also plays 10 special teams snaps.
Week 14: Wearing No. 30, totals two tackles while playing 22 defensive snaps in 20-19 road win over Bengals. Also plays 9 special teams snaps.
Week 13: Signed off Patriots practice squad; plays two defensive snaps in 38-33 home win over Eagles; has assisted tackle.

Offensive lineman Mitch Petrus (Titans)
Week 17: Removed from starting lineup and dresses as reserve in season-ending home win over Jaguars.
Week 16: Starts at left guard in 55-7 road loss to Packers.
Week 15: Inactive in 14-10 home win over the Jets.
Week 14: Waived by Patriots; claimed by Titans; inactive in 27-23 road loss to Colts.

Wide receiver Greg Salas (Eagles)
Week 17: Inactive in 42-7 road loss to Giants.
Week 16: Inactive in 27-20 home loss to Redskins.
Week 15: Inactive in 34-13 home loss to Bengals.
Week 14: Inactive in 23-21 road win over Buccaneers.
Week 13: Inactive in 38-33 road loss to the Cowboys.
Week 12: Waived by Patriots; claimed by Eagles; inactive in 30-22 home loss to Panthers.

Offensive lineman Matt Tennant (Eagles)
Week 17: Dresses as a reserve and plays a limited role in 42-7 road loss to Giants.
Week 16: Dresses as a reserve and plays 10 special teams snaps in 27-20 home loss to Redskins.
Week 15: Plays 1 offensive snap in 34-13 home loss to Bengals.
Week 14: Is on for just 5 special teams snaps (field-goal protection) in 23-21 road win over Buccaneers.
Week 13: Plays solely on special teams protection unit in 38-33 road loss to Cowboys.
Week 12: Plays solely on special teams protection unit in 30-22 home loss to Panthers.
Week 11: Plays solely on special teams protection unit in 31-6 road loss to Redskins.
Week 10: Plays solely on special teams protection unit in 38-23 home loss to Cowboys.
Week 9: Dresses but does not play in 28-13 road loss to Saints.
Week 8: Dresses but does not play in 30-17 home loss to Falcons.

Offensive tackle Matt Kopa (Eagles)
Week 17: Inactive in 42-7 road loss to Giants.
Week 16: Inactive in 27-20 home loss to Redskins.
Week 15: Inactive in 34-13 home loss to Bengals.
Week 14: Signed off Patriots practice squad; inactive in 23-21 road win over Buccaneers.

Defensive end Andre Carter (Raiders)
Week 17: Held without a tackle in 24-21 season-ending loss to Chargers. Finishes regular season with 19 tackles and 2.5 sacks.
Week 16: Totals 3 tackles and a half-sack in 17-6 road loss to the Panthers.
Week 15: In 32 defensive snaps, totals 3 tackles, 1 sack and 3 quarterback hits in 15-0 home win over Chiefs.
Week 14: Plays 38 snaps and totals 3 tackles and 1 QB hit in 26-13 home loss to Broncos.
Week 13: Plays 25 snaps and totals 2 tackles in a 20-17 home loss to Browns.
Week 12: Registers one tackle in 23 defensive snaps as Raiders get crunched by host Bengals, 34-10.
Week 11: In 25 defensive snaps, registers one tackle in a 38-17 home loss to the Saints.
Week 10: Plays 30 of 75 offensive snaps in 55-20 road loss to the Ravens; has 3 tackles and 1 QB hit.
Week 9: Registers a sack and forced fumble, totaling 2 tackles in a 42-32 home loss to Buccaneers; plays 25 of 81 defensive snaps.
Week 8: Plays 20 of 62 snaps in 26-16 road win over Chiefs; doesn't register on stat sheet.
Week 7: Plays 16 of 63 snaps and is credited with an assisted tackle in 26-23 overtime home win over Jaguars.
Week 6: Wearing No. 97, he plays 24 snaps on defense and is credited with 1 assisted tackle in 23-20 road loss to Falcons.
Week 5:
Bye; he is expected to play in Week 6 at Atlanta.
Week 4: Signed to active roster Sept. 26, but inactive in Sept. 30 road loss at Denver.

Wide receiver Jabar Gaffney (Dolphins)
Week 17: Remains unsigned. Finishes regular season with 4 catches for 68 yards.
Week 16: Remains unsigned.
Week 15: Remains unsigned.
Week 14: Unsigned as of Dec. 11
Week 13: Remains on suspension.
Week 12: Suspended by the NFL for 2 games.
Week 11: Inactive in 19-14 road loss to the Bills; released on Nov. 20
Week 10: One catch for 11 yards in a 37-7 home loss to the Titans; plays 51 of 60 possible snaps.
Week 9: Two catches for 27 yards in 23-20 road loss to Colts; plays 27 of 63 snaps as a No. 3 receiver.
Week 8: Wearing No. 10 and making his Dolphins debut, has 1 catch for 30 yards in 30-9 road win over Jets; plays 11 of 61 snaps.
Week 7: Bye
Week 6: Inactive in a 17-14 home win over the Rams.
Week 5:
Signed to active roster Oct. 2, but inactive in 17-13 road win against Bengals.

Running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis (Bengals)
Week 17: Active in a 23-17 win over Ravens, but does not play a single snap as he rests up for the playoffs. Finishes regular season with 278 carries, 1,094 yards and 6 touchdowns. Will now play in playoffs with Bengals.
Week 16: Totals 15 carries for 14 yards (not a misprint) in a 13-10 road win over Steelers.
Week 15: Goes over 1,000 yards on season; finishes with 106 on 25 carries with a TD in 34-14 road win over Eagles.
Week 14: Finishes with 89 yards on 12 carries (7.4 avg.) in 20-19 home loss to Cowboys.
Week 13: Totals 118 yards on 25 carries to help lead Bengals to 20-13 road win over Chargers.
Week 12: Puts together his best game as a Bengal with 129 yards on 19 carries and 1 TD -- along with 1 catch for 9 yards -- in 34-10 win over visiting Raiders.
Week 11: Totals 101 yards on 25 carries and 1 touchdown in a 28-6 road win over the Chiefs.
Week 10: Amasses 50 yards on 15 carries in a 31-13 home win over the Giants.
Week 9: Totals 56 yards on 17 carries (3.3 avg.) and 1 touchdown in 31-23 home loss to the Broncos.
Week 8: Bye
Week 7: Totals 69 yards on 18 carries (3.8 avg.) in 24-17 home loss to Steelers.
Week 6: Finishes with 16 carries for 62 yards (3.9 avg.) in 34-24 road loss to Browns.
Week 5: After back to back games with fumbles, he carries 9 times for 14 yards in home loss to the Dolphins.
Week 4: Fumbles for 2nd week in a row but Bengals beat host Jaguars 27-10. Finishes with 26 carries for 82 yards.
Week 3: Fumbles for the first time in his career and finishes with 38 yards on 17 carries and a TD in 38-31 road win over Redskins.
Week 2: Finishes with 75 yards on 21 carries, with a long run of 19 yards, in 34-27 home win over Browns.
Week 1:Donning jersey No. 42, he carries 18 times for 91 yards and 1 touchdown in road loss to Ravens.

Safety Sergio Brown (Colts)
Week 17: Plays 21 special teams snaps in 28-16 home win over Texans, making a big play to down a punt near the goal line. Finishes regular season with 11 tackles. Will now play in playoffs with Colts.
Week 16: Totals 1 special teams tackle in 20-13 road win over Chiefs (22 special teams snaps).
Week 15: Plays mostly special teams (0 tackles) in 29-17 road loss to Texans.
Week 14:
Plays mostly special teams in 27-23 home win over Titans.
Week 13: Plays mostly on special teams (1 tackle) in 35-33 win over host Lions.
Week 12: Plays solely on special teams and doesn't show up on stat sheet in 20-13 home win over Bills.
Week 11: Plays solely on special teams, where he makes two tackles and is penalized once in a 59-24 road loss to the Patriots.
Week 10: Shows up on special teams units (0 tackles) in 27-10 win over the Jaguars.
Week 9: Plays 18 special-teams snaps, and not on defense, in 23-20 home win over Dolphins; registers 1 tackle.
Week 8: Used solely on special teams in 19-13 road win over Titans; doesn't show up on stat sheet.
Week 7: Doesn't show up on the stat sheet (17 special teams snaps; 3 defensive snaps) in 17-13 home win over Browns.
Week 6: Plays a core special teams role, but doesn't show up on stat sheet in 35-9 road loss to Jets.
Week 5: Credited with 1 pass defended, 1 defensive tackle and 1 special teams tackle in 30-27 home win over Packers.
Week 4: Bye week
Week 3: Backup registers one tackle on defense and an assisted tackle on special teams (core player) in home loss to Jaguars.
Week 2: Dresses but doesn't show up on the stat sheet in 23-20 home win over Vikings.
Week 1: Wearing jersey No. 38, he suits up as a reserve for a road loss vs. Bears but doesn't show up on the stat sheet.

Safety James Ihedigbo (Ravens)
Week 17: Starts in place of Bernard Pollard and registers one pass defensed in 23-17 road loss to Bengals. Finishes regular season with 25 tackles. Will now play in playoffs with Ravens.
Week 16: Starts in place of Bernard Pollard and is credited with 4 tackles and 2 QB hits in 33-14 home win over Giants.
Week 15: Starts in place of injured Bernard Pollard and has six tackles in 34-17 home loss to Broncos.
Week 14: Plays 7 defensive snaps and is credited with 1 tackle in 31-28 road overtime loss to Redskins; primary role is on special teams (28 snaps).
Week 13: Plays mostly on special teams (1 tackle) in 23-20 home loss to Steelers.
Week 12: Is credited with one special teams tackle in 16-13 overtime win over host Chargers (1 defensive snap, 28 special teams snaps).
Week 11: Delivers a big fourth-quarter sack in a 13-10 road win over the Steelers; adds a special teams tackle.
Week 10: Registers 2 tackles on defense in playing 35 snaps on D in 55-20 home win over Oakland; plays plays on core special teams units.
Week 9: Plays 27 special teams snaps, and none on defense, in 25-15 road win over Browns; doesn't register on stat sheet.
Week 8: Bye
Week 7: Plays 5 defensive snaps and 29 on special teams and is credited with a quarterback hit in 43-13 road loss to Texans.
Week 6: Plays mostly on special teams; in a reserve role on D is credited with an assisted tackle in 31-29 home win over Cowboys.
Week 5:
Doesn't play on defense, but leads team with 2 special teams tackles in 9-6 road win at Chiefs.
Week 4: Plays five snaps on defense and 28 on special teams in 23-17 win over Browns. Doesn't register on stat sheet.
Week 3: Plays solely on special teams (20 snaps) and doesn't show up on stat sheet in home win over Patriots.
Week 2: Finishes with 2 tackles (1 for a loss) in 24-23 road loss to Eagles, coming on for injured Bernard Pollard.
Week 1: Wearing jersey No. 32, plays as a reserve and records 2 tackles (1 for a loss) in home win over Bengals.

Center Dan Koppen (Broncos)
Week 17: Makes 12th consecutive start at center in 38-3 home win over Chiefs. Will now play in playoffs with Broncos.
Week 16: Starts and plays 75 of 82 snaps in in 34-12 home win over Browns.
Week 15: Starts and plays all 77 snaps in 34-17 road win over Ravens.
Week 14: Starts and plays all 84 offensive snaps in 26-13 road win over Raiders.
Week 13: Starts and plays all 75 snaps in a 31-23 home win over Buccaneers.
Week 12: Starts and plays every snap in 17-9 road win over the Chiefs.
Week 11: Starts and plays every snap in a 30-24 home win over the Chargers.
Week 10: Goes wire to wire, playing all 64 snaps, in a 36-14 road win over the Panthers.
Week 9: Plays every snap in 31-23 road win over the Bengals.
Week 8: Has settled in as starter after J.D. Walton injury; plays all 74 snaps in 34-14 home win over Saints.
Week 7:
Bye
Week 6: Starts in comeback 35-24 road win over Chargers; is shown on national TV embracing Peyton Manning after overcoming 24-point halftime deficit.
Week 5:
Starts and plays every snap in a 31-21 road loss at the Patriots.
Week 4: Steps in for injured J.D. Walton (broken ankle) and plays second half in 38-7 home win over Raiders. Projects to start vs. Patriots.
Week 3: Dresses as a reserve but doesn't play on offense in home loss to Texans.
Week 2: Wearing jersey No. 67, he dresses as a reserve in 27-21 road Monday night loss to Falcons.
Week 1: Signs 1-year deal with Broncos on Sept. 11, two days after season opener.

Wide receiver Tiquan Underwood (Buccaneers)
Week 17: Has 2 catches for 27 yards in 22-17 road win over Falcons. Finishes regular season with 28 catches, 425 yards and 2 touchdowns
Week 16: Has 1 catch for 18 yards in 28-13 home loss to Rams (36 offensive snaps).
Week 15: Totals 3 catches for 46 yards in 41-0 road loss to Saints.
Week 14: Starts, is targeted 4 times and finishes with 1 catch for 17 yards in 23-21 home loss to Eagles.
Week 13: Targeted six times, he has 1 catch for 12 yards in 31-23 road loss to Broncos.
Week 12: Ties for team lead with 5 catches that go for 77 yards in 24-23 home loss to Falcons (plays 29 offensive snaps).
Week 11: One reception for 18 yards in a 27-21 road win over the Panthers.
Week 10: Two catches for 22 yards and 1 touchdown in a 34-24 home win over the Chargers.
Week 9: Two catches for 12 yards in 42-32 road win vs. Raiders.
Week 8: Five catches for 27 yards in a 36-17 road win over Vikings.
Week 7: Six catches for 35 yards and 1 touchdown in a 35-28 home loss to Saints.
Week 6: Three receptions for 68 yards in a 38-10 home win over the Chiefs.
Week 5: Bye
Week 4: Three receptions for 39 yards in a 24-22 home loss to the Redskins.
Week 3: Re-signed by Buccaneers; one catch for 7 yards in a 16-10 road loss to the Cowboys.

Defensive end Mark Anderson (Bills)
Week 17: Inactive. Finishes regular season with 12 tackles and 1 sack.
Week 16: Inactive in 24-10 road loss to Dolphins.
Week 15: Dresses but does not play in 50-17 "home" loss to Seahawks in Toronto.
Week 14: Inactive
Week 13: Inactive
Week 12: Inactive
Week 11: Inactive
Week 10: Inactive
Week 9: Inactive
Week 8: Bye
Week 7: Inactive
Week 6: Out indefinitely with a knee injury that requires surgery.
Week 5:
Plays 67 percent of defensive snaps and is credited with 3 tackles in 45-3 road loss at 49ers.
Week 4: Is on the field for 60 snaps, totals 2 tackles, but doesn't get close to Tom Brady in 52-28 loss to Patriots.
Week 3: Picks up his first sack as a Bill and adds two tackles in a 24-14 road win over the Browns.
Week 2: Totals 3 tackles (1 for loss), 1 quarterback hit and 1 pass defended in 35-17 home win over Chiefs.
Week 1: Starts at right end, plays 50 percent of the defensive snaps and doesn't show up on the stat sheet in road loss to Jets.
Field Yates has previous experience interning with the New England Patriots on both their coaching and scouting staffs. A graduate of Wesleyan University (CT), he is a regular contributor to ESPN Boston's Patriots coverage and ESPN Insider.

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