Demovsky said Doubs has passed tests in practice, the preseason opener and now joint practice vs. the Saints where he scored on a toe-tapping TD on an out from QB Aaron Rodgers. Given Doubs’ play in camp, he’s now the favorite to start in two- and three-receiver sets alongside Lazard. He is creeping up the rankings and is now worthy of a pick in the 12th or 13th round given the constant drumbeat of positive news.
Stevenson was also getting time in the "James White role" we reported today, but since then the team seems like it's giving Montgomery his chance to take the role. The tweet said Monty was left open down the right sideline for a big gain and also caught a check down on the drive. Lazar added his versatility to line up at WR is an added bonus. Keep in mind, Montgomery used to play WR before making the switch to RB. He was really last fantasy relevant back in 2016 and 2017 with the Packers but the Patriots seem to be able to revive players and Montgomery is a nature fit for the passing down and hurry-up role.
OC Scott Turner on RB Antonio Gibson's fumbles: "You can't waste a possession; if you fumble the ball that's a waste of a possession. The first job is to protect the ball. It's something that has to be fixed."
Gibson had a big fumble in preseason Week 1. Reports Tuesday said Gibson was working with the punt return and third teams - seemingly as punishment. Other reports said Gibson eventually returned to first team work. However the rookie Robinson has had a good camp, and with McKissic back in the fold, there is some pressure for Gibson to show some improvement sooner than later this summer.