For the most part, the fourth and final game of the preseason features backups and scrubs. So it’s notable any time a recognizable player is on the field.
In New England, a very recognizable player is on the field: Reggie Wayne, the veteran receiver who has now caught his first passes in a Patriots uniform.
Wayne made an excellent play to catch an 18-yard pass from Ryan Lindley along the sideline and also picked up a six-yard gain. He repeatedly did a good job of getting open against the backups in the Giants’ secondary, although Lindley missed him a couple times.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick has said that when Wayne played for the Colts, he was the best receiver the Patriots played against every year. Belichick has to like the look of Wayne as a Patriot.