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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...

Belichick and Co Attend NFL Combine in Indianapolis
February 23rd, 2014 at 10:14 PM
With the 2014 NFL combine officially underway, general managers, coaches and scouts were abound inside Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday and Sunday, the annual testing facility for the nation's top college prospects.   On Saturday, offensive lineman and tight ends showcased their abilities in the 40-yard dash, 3-cone drill and broad...

Why the New England Patriots Should Go All in for Andre Johnson
January 30th, 2014 at 7:11 PM
On Tuesday, Tom E. Curran of Comcast Sportsnet reported that the Patriots expressed interest in the possibility of acquiring star receiver Larry Fitzgerald from the Arizona Cardinals this past offseason.   ***PHOTO1*** Since then, the story has created a media frenzy in the Boston market, and not surprisingly, has fans salivating over a...

Turning the Page on the New England Patriots’ AFCCG Loss
January 24th, 2014 at 12:57 AM
The New England Patriots' loss in the AFC Championship game on Sunday was a bitter ending to an otherwise successful season.  A 12-4 record capped with yet another division crown only to fall in the conference title to a deeper, more talented football team in the Denver Broncos. In many ways, Sunday's...

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...

As Postseason Arrives, Reflection is Necessary
January 10th, 2014 at 5:03 PM
The New England Patriots will begin their quest for the franchise's fourth Super Bowl championship on Saturday, and their first Lombardi trophy since 2004.  For Patriots diehards, that's nothing new.  What may be unfamiliar territory though, is just how this team has managed to position themselves nicely for another postseason...

AFC Wild Card: Breaking Down the Chiefs-Colts Matchups
January 4th, 2014 at 2:04 PM
Kansas City Chiefs @ Indianapolis Colts, 4:35 pm ET Wild card weekend has traditionally been one of the most exciting of the entire NFL season, even to a casual fan who may not have a rooting interest in either of the four matchups that will shape the rest of the postseason....

New England Patriots Earn No. 2 Seed Behind LeGarrette Blount’s Career Performance
December 30th, 2013 at 6:03 PM
The New England Patriots locked up the second overall seed in the AFC and clinched a much needed first-round bye in the process with a 34-20 victory over the Bills, thanks in large part to the record-setting performance from unheralded offseason acquisition LeGarrette Blount.   Blount set a franchise record for...

New England Patriots Thrash Baltimore Ravens, Clinch AFC East
December 23rd, 2013 at 3:22 PM
Raise your hand if you saw this one coming. An undermanned Patriots team coming into one of the most hostile environments in the league?  Check.  A Ravens squad looking for its fifth consecutive win and fighting to keep their postseason hopes alive?  Check.  A 34-point trouncing of the defending Super Bowl...

New England Patriots Wednesday Practice Report
December 18th, 2013 at 9:50 PM
The New England Patriots will face a daunting task on Sunday, traveling to M&T Bank Stadium where they will take on a Ravens team that has won two of the previous three meetings.  With the seemingly constant wave of injuries this team has managed to deal with throughout the season, the...

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...

Miami Dolphins Vs. New England Patriots: Patriots Gameday
December 15th, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Week 15 Dec. 15th, 2013 Miami Dolphins New England Patriots Game Details Time: 1:00 PM EDT Stadium: Sun Life Stadium (Miami, FL) Broadcast: CBS Game Conditions Weather: Mostly Cloudy Temperature: 81°F – 85°F Wind: WSW 10-12 MPH Key Injuries Q – Jamar Taylor Q – Reshad Jones P – Paul Soliai P – Brandon Fields P – Chris Clemons P – Nolan Carroll Q – Aaron Dobson Q – Nate...

New England Patriots Friday Practice Report
December 13th, 2013 at 1:10 PM
***PHOTO1*** Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson returned to action on Friday, marking his first practice appearance since being sidelined with a sprained foot after a week twelve victory over the Denver Broncos.  It is unclear whether or not Dobson will be able to get in enough reps to play in Miami, as...

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...

WR Austin Collie Returns to the New England Patriots
December 5th, 2013 at 3:16 PM
The New England Patriots have announced that they have re-signed WR Austin Collie today. The Patriots originally signed Collie on October 3 and then released the often-injured wideout on November 5.  Collie is in his fifth season and has played for three different teams. Including the Patriots, he started with the...