The New England Patriots brought in a group of five for a tryout yesterday. Those auditioning were:
QB Austin Burton (Purdue)
TE Michael Ezeike (UCLA)
DB Cameron McCutcheon (Western Carolina)
TE La’Michael Pettway (Iowa State)
TE Christian Sims (Bowling Green)
Austin Burton is a local product (Newton, Mass.) who played his college football at UCLA and Purdue. He is the son of Boston sportscaster Steve Burton (recently featured in a PFN Tweet of the Day). He was with the Patriots in training camp this year. Last season he was the backup for current Las Vegas Raiders starting QB Aidan O’Connell at Purdue. Four of the five participants were UDFA, eligible for the 2023 NFL Draft. The lone exception is La’Michael Pettway. The tight end was eligible for the 2019 draft and most recently helped the Birmingham Stallions win the 2023 USFL Championship.
New England currently has an open spot on the practice squad after waiving Will Grier last weekend, and promoting Conor McDermott.
Meanwhile, today we will get an update on the injury status of New England Patriots WR/PR Demario Douglas. Against the Giants on Sunday, Douglas was hit by a clothesline from the Giants’ Cam Brown. There was no penalty on the play, and no mention of the illegal hit by the braodcast team. Douglas left with a head injury and did not return to the game. Needless to say, New England could have used his services while trying to get a few points on the board.
I assert that the hit from Cam Brown on Demario Douglas very clearly falls under this article ⬇️ in the NFL rulebook. Based on the comments to my original post, apparently @Teddyjradio disagrees. Would love to know why.@NFL @nflcommish and @NFLOfficiating can chime in too. https://t.co/ivhfBSFXBW pic.twitter.com/IeN9YbFNUJ
— Dan Kelley (@DanKelley66) November 26, 2023
Also in today’s Patriots Daily:
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Patriots Football Now: Zero to Ten: Magic Numbers From the Patriots Latest Loss
Post Game Recap: New York Giants 10, New England Patriots 7
Patriots Football Now – First Look: 2024 New England Patriots Offense
Patriots Football Now – First Look: 2024 New England Patriots Defense and Special Teams
AFC East News
USA Today – Josh Allen, Bills left to contemplate latest heartbreak in a season of setbacks
CBS Sports – Dolphins set to sign former All-Pro Jason Pierre-Paul
Jets X-Factor – Do you believe in miracles? How the Jets can still make the playoffs
NFL.com – What we learned from the Bears 12-10 win over the Vikings on Monday Night Football
CBS Sports– Landing spots for ex-Colts LB Shaquille Leonard
Yardbarker – Carolina Panthers owner discusses decision to take Bryce Young over C.J. Stroud
PFN+ – 2024 NFL Draft Previews
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Fun Fact of the Day
The worst record through 11 games for a team to still make the NFL Playoffs is 3-7-1, set by the 2014 Carolina Panthers.
The worst record through 11 games for a Super Bowl championship team is 6-5, accomplished three times: 1988 San Francisco 49ers, 2001 New England Patriots, and 2011 New York Giants.
Tweet of the Day
Today’s Tweet of the Day comes from Patriots legend TCL, with a 2023 New England Patriots highlight reel…
2023 New England Patriots season highlights: pic.twitter.com/bZDe7HmVOZ
— TCL (@TitleTalkTCL) November 27, 2023