Happy holidays to all!
With the holiday season nearing its end and Christmas just days away, it's time to go over who's on the nice and naughty lists for the New England Patriots.
Not everyone associated with the organization will be listed, but some must be highlighted.
Christian Gonzalez: Nice list
The Patriots' secondary has not been the same since Christian Gonzalez went down with a torn labrum against the Dallas Cowboys. The cornerback was the early favorite to win the Defensive Rookie of the Year award just four weeks into the season, which made his season-ending injury even more heartbreaking.
In the first month of the season, Gonzalez was named Defensive Rookie of the Month, an early indication of just how well he had been performing within an already impressive defense. Next season, the secondary will be back at full strength with Gonzalez leading the way!
Kendrick Bourne: Nice list
Another injured player has earned a spot on the nice list.
Kendrick Bourne looked like the Patriots' number-one receiver before tearing his ACL against the Miami Dolphins in Week 8. The offense currently lacks talent at the position, but with Bourne, there was someone reliable for Mac Jones to target when he was the quarterback.
Next season, Bourne is scheduled to be a free agent, but due to his injury, it wouldn't be surprising if the Patriots re-signed him and have him continue to be a top option for whoever ends up under center.