The Facts: Partiot rookies Stevenson (4th round), LB Cameron McGrone (5th round/knee) and S Joshuah Bledsoe (6th round/wrist) are opening on the active/non-football injury list.
Diehards Line: This means they are not yet cleared for practice, but they can come off the active/NFI list at any time. Stevenson was in and out of practices in the spring. In early June, RBs coach Ivan Fears said: "He's fighting through a couple nagging things, but he's working his butt off and we're excited about that. ..." Meanwhile, Bill Belichick previously acknowledged that McGrone (torn ACL in November at Michigan) might not be available this season. Bledsoe had injured his wrist at the Senior Bowl. ... We'll follow up as needed.