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Draft Scout Nate Ebner News
11/30/16 - DB Nate Ebner (concussion) did not practice on Wednesday.
08/19/16 - DB Nate Ebner did not play against Chicago despite getting back on the practice field this week after missing the entire offseason and start of the summer as a member of the U.S. Olympic Rugby Team.
08/17/16 - DB Nate Ebner returned to full practice action Aug. 17 after re-joining New England following his journey to Rio as part of the U.S. Olympic Rugby Team.
08/14/16 - S Nate Ebner is returning to the team after competing for the U.S. Olympic rugby team in the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 27-year-old Ebner, entering his fifth NFL season, was placed on the reserve/did not report list last month so he could participate in the Olympics. Ebner missed the first three weeks of training camp to be with Team USA Rugby. Ebner scored a five-point try in a 26-0 win last week, the only win of the Rio games for the Americans, who finished in ninth place. Ebner, an unrestricted free agent before being re-signed by the Patriots in May, had 13 tackles in 15 games last season. He also had 11 special teams tackles, which ranked third on the team. He has played in 57 games over his four NFL seasons.
07/28/16 - DB Nate Ebner is officially on New England's reserve/did-not-report list to open training camp. The Patriots special teamer spent the offseason pursuing his dream of making the Olympic rugby squad and succeeded, earning a spot on the 12-man team set to pursue gold next month in Rio. Ebner, who played rugby at Ohio State, learned the game from his late father, and the offseason journey is an emotional one for him. It is a path he pursued with the support of his coach and teammates.
"I've talked to Nate several times; wish him well in his endeavor," coach Bill Belichick said. "It's a great opportunity for him to follow his passion, participate in the Olympic Games. We're pulling for him to bring back something around his neck."