BOSTON teams

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots are expected to sign LB Jamie Collins, per sources. There are dual options for them to bring him aboard initially - active roster or practice squad - but he is anticipated to join the team in some capacity. The Patriots are eyeing improved LB play, as the run defense has been porous over the last six quarters.

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Zappe replaces hurt Hoyer; Pats fall to Pack in OT

Bailey Zappe, a fourth-round pick out of Western Kentucky, took over for Brian Hoyer, who was hurt on a sack by Rashan Gary in the opening quarter against the Packers. Zappe finished 10-of-15 for 99 yards, with one TD, in the 27-24 OT loss.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots inactives: CB Jalen Mills, S Joshuah Bledsoe, QB Mac Jones, DT Lawrence Guy, WR Jakobi Meyers. Of the group, the inclusion of Mills is notable, as he has been attempting to play through a hamstring injury but didn't appear fully comfortable in a pre-game test. This could thrust rookie CB Jack Jones into a top role.