A pair of veterans and a pair of young, versatile players make up the four Patriots receivers battling for roster spots.
There has been plenty of depth signed this offseason at the skill positions, but for newbies, there are always players who have little or no fantasy relevance.
The Patriots announced Thursday evening that they have re-signed WR Mathew Slater and signed DT Marcus Harrison.
Synthetic gloves are playing a bigger role as more NFL receivers choose to wear the "sticky" gloves rather than playing bare-handed.
The Patriots' trotted out more "no-names" into their defense and gave up 21 fourth-quarter points to the Colts.
Here is what was said by Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, director of player personnel Nick Caserio and offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Bill O'Brien following the team's Week One win.
The Patriots named their captains and there are two surprising names on the list.
Tom Brady had another masterful performance in his record 26th consecutive home victory, a 45-3 win over the Jets, earning him Patriots offensive player of the week again.
The Patriots' offensive, defensive and special-teams players of the week from their 34-14 Week Nine loss to the Browns: