QNate Ebner
DB NE (9)
3 days ago

Ebner did not practice Wednesday due to a concussion.

EDGE Analysis

Ebner is currently backing up Devin McCourty at free safety. Look for Brandon King to fill Ebner's role if he is unable to go Sunday against the Rams.

QNate Ebner
DB NE (9)
5 months ago1 Comment

Ebner has been selected to the USA Rugby Men's Sevens team that will compete at this summer's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ebner took a leave of absence from the Patriots in Match and will now remain away from the team while competing for his country in this summer's Olympics. An All-American rugby player at Ohio State and special teams standout in New England, Ebner signed a new contract with the Patriots earlier this year and is expected to rejoin his teammates in training camp after the Olympics.

QNate Ebner
DB NE (9)
3 years ago

ESPN Boston gives second-year S Nate Ebner a 65 percent chance of keeping his roster spot.

Ebner played just 36 snaps as a sixth-round rookie, while the Pats loaded up on defensive backs in April's draft. Ebner showed well as a special teamer last season, but will have to prove he's a core part of New England's third unit to keep his roster spot.

QNate Ebner
DB NE (9)
4 years ago

Patriots signed sixth-round S Nate Ebner made his camp debut Friday.

Ebner was sidelined by an undisclosed injury after passing his initial camp physical. The missed time doesn't bode well for a player on the roster bubble, but Ebner should be given every opportunity to shine on special teams in the preseason.

QNate Ebner
DB NE (9)
5 years ago

Patriots signed sixth-round WR Nate Ebner to a four-year contract.

Ebner won't see many snaps at wide receiver, but the team is hoping to turn him into an impact player on special teams. A former rugby player, Ebner's best asset is his abilities in kick coverage. If his NFL career falls through, Ebner intends on returning to rugby.

QNate Ebner
DB NE (9)
5 years ago

Ohio State assistant Mike Vrabel is convinced that Patriots seventh-round pick Nate Ebner can be a high-quality NFL special teamer.

Ebner is a 6-foot, 205-pound rugby player, but the Pats want him to be a special teams dynamo. "He can run through traffic without losing speed," explained Vrabel. "Guys that cover kicks and maintain their speed in traffic are what you're looking for." Ebner plans to return to rugby if his football career fails.