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Bequette, Forston earn practice honor

1/2/2013

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Defensive linemen Jake Bequette and Marcus Forston were among four Patriots named practice players of the week for Sunday's win over the Dolphins.

It's the fourth time each player has been honored this season, tying them with quarterback Ryan Mallett (who was also honored this week) for second place behind defensive end Justin Francis (five awards).

Forston has spent most of the season on the practice squad, and after defensive tackle Ron Brace was waived on Saturday, he would seemingly be the next man up if the Patriots decide they need another interior defensive lineman.

Receiver Jeremy Ebert, who returned to the practice squad in late November, earned his first black practice jersey of the season. Ebert was a seventh-round pick of New England in 2012.

The practice player of the week goes to the players whom the coaching staff feels best prepared the team in the days leading up to a victory.

The following are this year's practice players of the week:

vs. Dolphins

DE Jake Bequette

WR Jeremy Ebert

DT Marcus Forston

QB Ryan Mallett

at Jaguars

WR Kamar Aiken

TE Daniel Fells

LB Jeff Tarpinian

DB Malcolm Williams

vs. Texans

DE Jake Bequette

DL Marcus Forston

DE Justin Francis

RB Shane Vereen

at Dolphins

WR Kamar Aiken

QB Ryan Mallett

DB Derrick Martin

RB Shane Vereen

RB Danny Woodhead

at Jets

DL Marcus Forston

FB James Develin

OL Mitch Petrus

vs. Colts

DE Jake Bequette

DE Justin Francis

DE Trevor Scott

WR Matthew Slater

vs. Bills

DL Brandon Deaderick

QB Ryan Mallett

S Derrick Martin

RB Shane Vereen

at Rams

FB James Develin

OL Nick McDonald

LB Jeff Tarpinian

vs. Jets

DE Jake Bequette

WR Julian Edelman

DL Marcus Forston

DE Justin Francis

WR Greg Salas

vs. Broncos

FB James Develin

TE Daniel Fells

DE Justin Francis

QB Ryan Mallett

DE Trevor Scott

at Bills

DB Malcolm Williams

at Titans

OT Marcus Cannon

WR Julian Edelman

DE Justin Francis

LB Jeff Tarpinian