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A Dozen Former Patriots Making Headlines in Week 7



Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Jakobi Meyers, formerly of the New England Patriots

Many former New England Patriots players gathered in Foxboro last weekend to help welcome Mike Vrabel and Dante Scarnecchia into the Patriots Hall of Fame. Meanwhile there were other former Patriots players making news of their own. Time to take a look at 10 ex-Patriots players playing elsewhere and two others no longer on an NFL team. All twelve made some news of their own their own over the past week.

WR Nelson Agholor, Ravens

He was only targeted once on Sunday, but he made it count with a 12-yard touchdown reception.

OL Hjualte Froholdt, Cardinals

In his first season playing center, Froholdt had another good game as a pass blocker. He has allowed no sacks all season. Now he is being talked about as a potential target before the NFL Trade Deadline.

RB Cordarelle Patterson, Falcons

With starting RB Bijan Robinson playing a limited role due to illness, Patterson made the most of his opportunities. He carried 10 times for 56 yards in Atlanta’s win. He also had a 25-yard kickoff return.

LB Kyle Van Noy, Ravens

A monster game for Van Noy on Sunday. He had five tackles and 2.0 sacks as the Ravens knocked the Lions off the top spot in the NFL Power Rankings. Of course sacking Detroit QB Jared Goff is nothing new for Kyle Van Noy, even if they are both playing for different teams now.

WR Jakobi Meyers, Raiders

Meyers was targeted 13 times on Sunday, and finished with seven catches for 50 yards. He did score his fifth touchdown as a member of the Raiders in just six games. It took him 57 games to score five touchdowns with the Patriots.

QB Jimmy Garoppolo, Raiders

Garoppolo had to sit out the Raiders game after being injured the week before against the Patriots. Las Vegas did not fare well in his absence.

QB Brian Hoyer, Raiders

Started in place of the injured Garoppolo and struggled. Competed 17-of-32 attempts for 129 yards and two interceptions, including a pick-six. He was eventually replaced for rookie Aidan O’Connell.

RB Pierre Strong, Jr., Browns

Cleveland’s running back room continues to be depleted by injuries. Nick Chubb is out, Jerome Ford left Sunday’s game, and Kareem Hunt is banged up as well. Strong got his most action of 2023 with eight carries for 25 yards. He could be in line for a bigger role moving forward.

DE Chandler Jones, Raiders

More cryptic/concerning posts from Chandler Jones on Twitter/X this past week. These included a vague shot at New England Patriots legend Julian Edelman. He also offered to give out the number of former Raiders’ teammate Maxx Crosby. The situation is not fun or funny or entertaining. It is concerning. Hopefully Jones’ friends and family are doing what they can to get him help.

LB Ronnie Perkins, Broncos

Despite being a third-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft by New England, Perkins never actually played in an NFL game for the Patriots. He was signed by the Broncos off the Patriots practice squad and has played in the last three games for Denver. In Sunday’s win he had three tackles, including two tackles for loss. To at least one New England Patriots writer, Perkins might be the one who got away.

DE Chase Winovich, Dolphins

The 28-year old announced his retirement from the NFL.

OG Isaiah Wynn, Dolphins

Wynn has been playing guard for Miami and playing very well. But on Sunday Night Football he exited after just five offensive snaps with a quad injury. He was placed on the Dolphins Injured Reserve list yesterday.