The Patriots started two undrafted rookies, LB Jeff Tarpinian and S Sterling Moore, in Sunday night's win over the Jets.
Rookie ORT Nate Solder lost his starting job at tackle but was still very involved in the run game as an extra tight end.
Patriots ORT Nate Solder continues to play well in a starting role with Sebastian Vollmer out.
Patriots first-round ORT Nate Solder played well in another start for Sebastian Vollmer.
Without a true fullback or H-back, Bill Belichick is using offensive tackles and a linebacker to add an extra blocker on offense.
Rookie RB Stevan Ridley notched his first career touchdown in the Patriots' win over the Raiders.
Patriots rookies RB Stevan Ridley and ORT Nate Solder got significant playing time in the team's Week Three loss to the Bills.
Patriots rookie ORT Nate Solder gets his second start against the Bills and will have to keep the pass rush off Tom Brady like he did in Week One.
The Patriots ruled TE Aaron Hernandez (knee), ORT Sebastian Vollmer (back) and DT Mike Wright (concussion) out for Sunday's game against the Bills.
Patriots rookie RB Stevan Ridley saw his first NFL action with two carries in Week Two.
The Patriots' top two picks from April's draft started in the team's season opener.
A pair of rookies have their stock rising after the Patriots' Week One win over the Dolphins.
PFW associate editor and AFC East writer Kevin Fishbain sees the Patriots winning the season opener in Miami, but it won't be a cakewalk.
OT Nate Solder is the 31st first-round pick to sign his contract, as he agreed to terms with the Patriots on Thursday.
There aren't many young players on the team, but the Patriots do have a few who would have benefited from a normal offseason.
One year after drafting a class that contributed right away, Bill Belichick went with purely developmental prospects in 2011.
With the 17th overall pick, the Patriots picked a player they hope to be their left tackle of the future, Colorado's Nate Solder.