Stevan Ridley Prepares For Brandon Spikes, Tim Wright Moving Along


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Ridley Prepares For A Trash-Talking Spikes

Lee Schechter of ESPN Boston

"“[Spikes] is going to be excited and it’s going to be a little bit different,” Ridley said. “But I went up against him a lot in practice here and I know how he plays. But it’s going to be exciting to get out there, talk a little bit of trash with him, because you know that he is going to be doing that.”"

Patriots Practice Report: Brandon Browner, Dominique Easley Newly Absent 

Doug Kyed of NESN

"The New England Patriots might have to wait another week for Brandon Browner’s season debut. The veteran cornerback — fresh off a four-game suspension — was absent for Thursday’s practice for undisclosed reasons. Rookie defensive tackle Dominique Easley (knee/shoulder), safety Nate Ebner (finger) and rookie offensive lineman Cameron Fleming (finger) also were absent for the Patriots’ practice in full pads."

Brandon Spikes Believes Being Placed On IR Was ‘Absolutely’ A Suspension From Bill Belichick

Jeff Howe of Boston Herald

"“Absolutely, absolutely, but you know what I’m saying, I ain’t going to go — what’s done is done,” Spikes told the Herald this afternoon. “We can’t change it. It is what it is. Everything happens for a reason. Whatever, man, I’m here with the Bills now. I’m happy. I’m loving the game. I’m loving my teammates, the entire organization, the city, your fans. It’s all great, man. It just reminds me of when I was in Gainesville with the Bills Mafia and the Gator Nation. It’s kind of the same, honestly.”"

Patriots TE Tim Wright Coming On Strong

Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston

"Visitors to the New England Patriots locker room might notice that one row of lockers has Rob Gronkowski on the far left, Tim Wright on the far right, with quarterbackTom Brady in the middle.The setup is especially topical to pass along this week because the two-tight end offense was a big part of the team’s most recent victory, with Wright breaking through with his best performance since joining the team Aug. 26 in the surprising Logan Mankins trade with theTampa Bay Buccaneers."