Rather than continue to lay low with a self imposed exile during this NFL lockout, I figure I’d pass some time with everybody here with a little bit of Patriots trivia. This one is pretty straight forward: name the players on the Patriots’ roster that have never been part of another NFL organization. Who here gets bragging rights for the most correct answers without using the internet, reference books, or any other external sources? Hint: the total number is probably a lot higher than you would expect.


Note: the list I put together below includes players with contracts that expired March 1, practice squad players, players that finished last season on IR, and the nine 2011 draftees.


Spoiler Alert: if you want to try to figure it out on your own, don’t scroll down to see the list of names.


The answers in


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The list of players:

97 – DL Ron Brace

12 – QB Tom Brady

38 – S Sergio Brown

28 – CB Darius Butler

R – OL Marcus Cannon

R – LB Markell Carter

25 – Patrick Chung

96 – LB Jermaine Cunningham

71 – DE Brandon Deaderick

R – DB Ras-I Dowling

11 – WR Julian Edelman

13 – WR Buddy Farnham

33 – RB Kevin Faulk

52 – LB Dane Fletcher

3 – K Stephen Gostkowski

42 – RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis

87 – TE Rob Gronkowski

59 – LB Gary Guyton

85 – TE Aaron Hernandez

8 – QB Brian Hoyer

77 – OL Nick Kaczur

67 – C Dan Koppen

72 – LT Matt Light

74 – DL Kyle Love

R – QB Ryan Mallett

70 – LG Logan Mankins

51 – LB Jerod Mayo

32 – CB Devin McCourty

31 – S Brandon Meriweather

14 – P Zoltan Mesko

60 – G Rich Ohrnberger

17 – WR Taylor Price

91 – DL Myron Pryor

90 – DL Darryl Richard

R – RB Stevan Ridley

36 – S James Sanders

18 – WR Matt Slater

R – TE Lee Smith

R – OT Nate Solder

55 – LB Brandon Spikes

19 – WR Brandon Tate

35 – DB Ross Ventrone

R – RB Shane Vereen

76 – OT Sebastian Vollmer

94 – DE Ty Warren

62 – OL Ryan Wendell

66 – DL Kade Weston

75 – DL Vince Wilfork

24 – CB Jonathan Wilhite

R – DB Malcolm Williams

99 – DL Mike Wright

Also, three players from Navy on the Reserve/Military list: WR Tyree Barnes, RB Eric Kettani and WR Shun White


That makes a whopping grand total of 53 54 players in the New England Patriots organization that have never been part of another NFL team.  I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit surprised the number is that high.



edit: I figured there was a good chance I’d make at least one mistake any somebody would take me to task for that.  Kudos to “Triumph” for noticing my egregious omission of the most senior player on this list, Kevin Faulk. I’d also like to congratulate “BradyFTW” for apparently doing the best on this quiz, getting all but just four players correct.