Every Wednesday, we'll lead off the day with a look at some notable former Patriots and their production. This is who we will be following at the start of the season.
LB Brandon Spikes (Bills) -- Played 42 of 66 snaps in a road loss to the Texans, and was credited with three tackles and one forced fumble. Has now played 127 of 287 defensive snaps on the season.
RB LeGarrette Blount (Steelers) -- Carried four times for 25 yards in a home loss to the Buccaneers, playing 12 of 76 offensive snaps. He now has 21 carries for 158 yards on the season.
G Logan Mankins (Buccaneers) -- Started at left guard and played all 65 offensive snaps in an upset road win over the Steelers.
LB Jeff Tarpinian (Texans) -- Played solely on special teams in a home win over the Bills, logging 22 snaps and being credited with a tackle.
WR Greg Salas (Jets) -- Played 41 of 64 offensive snaps in a home loss to the Lions and finished with two catches for 60 yards. He has played in 103 of 278 snaps on the season and has five catches for 128 yards.
TE Zach Sudfeld (Jets) -- Played four of 64 offensive snaps in a home loss to the Lions and didn't register on the stat sheet. Has now played in 24 of 278 offensive snaps on the season.
TE Daniel Fells (Giants) -- Played 26 of 81 offensive snaps in a road win over Washington and totaled two catches for 8 yards and one touchdown (his third of the season). He has played 90 of 284 offensive snaps on the season.
TE Benjamin Watson (Saints) -- Started in a road loss to the Cowboys, but was on the field for just 15 of 61 offensive snaps and had one catch for seven yards. He has now played 90 of 277 offensive snaps this season and has four catches for 21 yards on the season.
CB Darius Butler (Colts) -- Played 30 of 48 snaps in a home win over the Titans, and was credited with three tackles and one quarterback hit. He has played 172 of 251 defensive snaps and has 14 tackles and three passes defended on the year.
G Ted Larsen (Cardinals) -- The 2010 sixth-round draft pick started at left guard the first three weeks of the season. Arizona had a bye this week.
DL Tommy Kelly (Cardinals) -- The Cardinals had a bye. Kelly has now played 128 of 197 defensive snaps over three games.
CB Aqib Talib (Broncos) -- The Broncos had a bye. Talib has played 230 of 238 defensive snaps in three games this season, with five passes defended and 12 tackles.
WR Wes Welker (Broncos) -- After totaling six catches for 60 yards (while playing 47 of 72 snaps) in Week 3 upon his return from suspension, he was off as part of the Broncos' bye.
TE Matthew Mulligan (Bears) -- He is a free agent after being released by the Bears following Week 2 (he had played 25 of a possible 134 snaps).
QB Matt Cassel (Vikings) -- Was placed on season-ending injured reserve with fractured bones in his foot. That has opened the door for Teddy Bridgewater to start for the Vikings in the job he was being groomed to assume.
(Anyone else you'd like to add to the list? Send a suggestion via Twitter to @MikeReiss).