Patriots players that are getting good reps at OTAs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- These players stood out from Friday's New England Patriots organized team activity from a standpoint of getting quality repetitions:

CB Logan Ryan -- The third-year pro from Rutgers played 51.7 percent of the defensive snaps as a rookie and then 46.3 percent in his second season. With all the change at the position this season, and Malcolm Butler not spotted at practice, Ryan was on the field early and often. Bradley Fletcher, a free-agent signing from Philadelphia, also could have landed here.

WRs Aaron Dobson and Brian Tyms -- Brandon LaFell wasn't present at practice, which gave Dobson and Tyms the chance to get plenty of work in. This is a big offseason for Dobson, who wasn't on the field at this point last year after undergoing foot surgery. He was somewhat active.

LB Brandon Spikes -- In a sense it was like he never left, as he was right back in the middle of the defense as Jerod Mayo (patellar tendon) isn't all the way back yet.

G Caylin Hauptmann -- The 6-foot-3, 300-pound second-year player from Florida International spent last season on the practice squad and is getting a chance to impress with Dan Connolly unsigned and Ryan Wendell recovering from shoulder surgery. The Seahawks once saw enough in Hauptmann to put him on their 53-man roster.

QB Jimmy Garoppolo -- Splitting repetitions with Tom Brady about 50-50, he once again displayed the quick release and polished fundamentals that caught the eye at this point last year. His arm strength looked solid.