Develin's versatility could help Pats at tight end
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Rob Gronkowski isn't ready for full-time activity. Michael Hoomanawanui has been sidelined the past two practices.
The New England Patriots are short-handed at tight end so James Develin is getting another chance to show the versatility that has earned praise from coach Bill Belichick.
"He gets better all the time," Belichick said Wednesday. "It's a little bit like a relief pitcher. He has a role, but sometimes you don't know when that role is going to occur."