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Category: ‘Defense’

New England Patriots Draft Possibilities Part 2: Defense
December 16th, 2014 at 8:42 PM
The New England Patriots are on their way to the NFL Playoffs and while the team focuses on winning the Super Bowl, the scouts are making sure next year’s team will have just as much success. ***PHOTO1*** “Defense wins championships,” is a very popular quote in almost every sport, but it especially...

The New England Patriots Defeat the Miami Dolphins, Win AFC East Title
December 14th, 2014 at 6:43 PM
The New England Patriots have clinched the AFC East title for the sixth straight year beating the Miami Dolphins today 41-13. ***PHOTO1*** The Patriots had a slow start in the first half but defense and special teams kept them ahead of the Dolphins. “Our guys finished the game strong. We didn’t play well...

The New England Patriots’ Defense Holds Strong Against the San Diego Chargers
December 8th, 2014 at 12:12 AM
The New England Patriots defeated the San Diego Chargers 23-14 on Sunday Night Football in San Diego. The Patriots' defense was solid, only allowing 216 total yards and one receiving touchdown. They were also able to sack Philip Rivers four times. ***PHOTO1*** "Our defense kept us in it. It was definitely a defensive...

New England Patriots Have Several Players That Could Be Heading to the Pro Bowl
November 19th, 2014 at 2:59 PM
As the NFL season rolls on Prow Bowl voting is underway and there are a few New England Patriots who are almost guaranteed to be playing in the game. ***PHOTO1*** It’s week 12 in the NFL and the Patriots are on a tear. They are 8-2 and have won six straight games....

Vince Wilfork Will Return to Patriots on Re-structured Contract
March 27th, 2014 at 7:59 PM
The New England Patriots have re-structured defensive tackle Vince Wilfork's contract in a deal that will potentially keep him in New England for three more seasons.   According to ESPN Insider Adam Shefter, the new deal is for one year at $8 million, with $3 million guaranteed, and a team option for an...

New England Patriots Elect not to Assign the Franchise Tag
March 3rd, 2014 at 5:34 PM
As expected, Monday's 4:00 pm league deadline has come and gone without the Patriots designating an impending free agent with the one-year "tag" contract.   Each of the league's 32 teams face the question of whether or not to utilize this one year, guaranteed salary approach on a highly valued player...

New England Patriots Release Safety Steven Gregory
February 28th, 2014 at 5:10 PM
The New England Patriots cut veteran safety Steven Gregory on Friday, announcing via the team's official twitter feed just before 3:30 pm that the two sides had officially parted ways.  Gregory's agent- David Canter- was the first to break the news about his client, also doing so on Twitter.   Gregory...

What We Learned From the Final Day of the Combine
February 27th, 2014 at 7:01 PM
The 2014 NFL Combine officially came to a close on Tuesday, as cornerbacks and safeties were the remaining positional groups to suit up for on-field workouts and various speed and agility drills.   The Patriots will have some flexibility in this year's draft, as they possess a pick in each of...

Patriots-Broncos: the Matchups That Will Decide the Game
January 18th, 2014 at 10:03 PM
Assuming you've tuned in at all this week to the talking heads on sports radio or the national pundits on one of a dozen TV shows dedicated to analyzing and dissecting every spec of Championship weekend in the NFL, one theme has been pervasive throughout: Tom Brady versus Peyton Manning....

Young Patriots Linebackers Capitalizing on Expanded Roles
January 13th, 2014 at 6:36 PM
The New England Patriots placed veteran linebacker Brandon Spikes on injured reserve last Monday, ending his postseason, and the move originally appeared to be a cut-and-dry roster move with a player that had been battling a knee injury for a number of weeks.  As it turns out, an ESPN report...

New England’s Latest Miracle Comeback Falls Short
December 16th, 2013 at 7:47 PM
Dolphins 24, Patriots 20 It was well within their grasp.  For a moment on Sunday, it looked as though New England would add another signature drive to what has been a season defined by impossible finishes.  But their luck, (or clutch play, or mental fortitude, or opponents' willingness to wither) or...

Rob Gronkowski Tears ACL and MCL, Officially Done for the Year
December 9th, 2013 at 3:14 PM
A Monday morning MRI has confirmed Patriots fans' worst nightmare; according to multiple reports, New England's star tight end Rob Gronkowski has suffered both a torn anterior cruciate ligament, and medial collateral ligament, ending his season.   Gronkowski was carted off of Gillette Stadium Sunday and would not get the opportunity to...

LB Brandon Spikes Returns to Practice, OL Marcus Cannon and WR Aaron Dobson Still Out
December 5th, 2013 at 3:40 PM
As the New England Patriots continue to prepare for the Cleveland Browns Sunday, they took to the practice field. Returning to the field with the rest of the team is LB Brandon Spikes following an absence from Wednesday's practice due to a non-injury related reason.  While Spikes returned, WR Aaron Dobson...

DB Alfonzo Dennard Hit with Jail Time
December 5th, 2013 at 3:33 PM
There is no doubt that Dennard is a solid player for the New England Patriots, however, he has had his troubles off the field. Today, it is being reported by Lori Pilger of the Lincoln Journal Star that Dennard was denied a continuance on his hearing and will be given...

New England Overcomes Another Slow Start, Hands Houston 10th Straight Loss
December 2nd, 2013 at 4:05 PM
For the second consecutive week, it was a tale of two halves for the New England Patriots, who overcame a double-digit deficit at halftime on their way to a last-minute victory.  Heading into the game, the Patriots looked like overwhelming favorites to march into Reliant Stadium and win in convincing fashion....

Alfonzo Dennard Returns to Patriots Practice
November 29th, 2013 at 4:57 PM
Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard returned to the practice field Friday, after having missed Thursday's team workout.  Dennard, who missed Sunday's game against the Broncos, practiced on a limited basis as the team ran through drills wearing shells and helmets.  While Dennard's return is good news for a secondary that is already dealing with...

New England Patriots Sign TE D.J. Williams and Release Two Others
November 26th, 2013 at 6:19 PM
Pro Football Talk reports that the New England Patriots have signed tight end D.J. Williams. In order to make room for Wiliams the Patriotshave released cornberack Justin Green and defensive tackle Marcus Fortson. The Patriots played Sunday's game against the Broncos with only two healthy tight ends in Rob Gronkowski and...

New England Patriots Release RB Leon Washington
November 23rd, 2013 at 7:31 PM
For the second time this season, the New England Patriots have released running back Leon Washington. Cornerback Justin Green was promoted from the practice squad in order to fill Washington's roster spot.  Washington has been dealing with an ankle injury since Week 5 and was the odd man out in a...

New England Patriots-Denver Broncos Injury Report: Friday
November 22nd, 2013 at 5:09 PM
The final injury report has been released by both teams and not many surprises have surfaced with the updated reports. As reported earlier today, tight end Michael Hoomanawanui missed his third straight practice today. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that he is officially listed as out for Sunday.  The secondary will...

Tight End Michael Hoomanawanui Out for Third Straight Day
November 22nd, 2013 at 2:23 PM
The New England Patriots hit the practice field Friday, as they finished their on field preparations for their Sunday night matchup with the Denver Broncos.  The Patriots did so without tight end Michael Hoomanawanui once again. Today's absence from practice marks Hoomanawanui's third straight practice missed and it looks as if his...