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Patriots vs Carolina: Continuing Preseason Evaluation

The Patriots player cut down is September 1st, and Coach Belichick is "game planning" the first time this preseason, just like he would for a regular season game.  This sets-up a very different kind of evaluation, with more focus on game planning and fitting players into game situations based on Carolina's personnel. This does not sound all that different, but remember game planning...
Via Football Nation
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mortensen: Krafts called me to apologize amid Deflategate drama

Chris Mortensen sure has irked New England Patriots fans throughout Deflategate. Mortensen acknowledged earlier this month he could have done a “better job vetting” his original report that 11 of the 12 footballs the Patriots used in their AFC Championship Game win over the Indianapolis Colts were found to be underinflated by 2 pounds per square inch. The ESPN NFL insider continues...
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Waive/Injured DE/TE Jake Bequette, Release DT Antonio Johnson

The New England Patriots waived-injured DE/TE Jake Bequette and released DT Antonio Johnson on Thursday, according to the NFL transactions release. The Patriots also waived OT Mark Asper and LB Cameron Gordon. Bequette, 26, was taken in the third round of the 2012 NFL draft. The Patriots elected to waive Bequette at the start of the 2014 season, ... The post...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brady endorsed a concussion-protection drink, too?

Russell Wilson again is a step behind Tom Brady. Wilson recently claimed in a profile for Rolling Stone that some special water helped him recover from a head injury he suffered in the 2014 NFC Championship Game. It sounds ludicrous, sure, but the Seattle Seahawks quarterback isn’t the first professional athlete to endorse a concussion-protection drink. Brady apparently endorsed...
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Does Jerry Rice’s aversion to talking stickum taint legacy?

So was stickum Jerry Rice’s dirty secret? Or maybe his sticky secret? The Hall of Fame wide receiver is the NFL’s all-time leader in receptions (1,549), receiving yards (22,895) and receiving touchdowns (197). Rice admitted in January that he put a little stickum on his gloves during his playing days. He was asked about it Wednesday on NBC Sports Radio, and avoided...
Via The Sports Daily
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen divorce rumors likely off base

    The New England Patriots won their fourth championship in the last 13 years roughly six months ago, but that does not mean it has been a relaxing offseason for Tom Brady. There have been rumors that the Deflategate saga and other personal issues have put a strain on Brady’s marriage. As we all know, rumors aren’t always true. According to several sources that People...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Waive OLB Cameron Gordon

The New England Patriots are placing OLB Cameron Gordon on waivers Thursday, according to this agent Brett Tessler. Just got word that the New England Patriots are releasing OLB Cameron Gordon. Let's see if he passes through waivers. — Brett Tessler (@TesslerSports) August 27, 2015 Gordon, 24, signed on with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent ... The...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

WR Reggie Wayne: Whoever the naysayers are, watch me work

New England Patriots wide receiver Reggie Wayne has heard the doubters saying he doesn't have the skills to produce at a high level anymore, but the pass catcher had one thing to say in response: 'watch me work.' Wayne saida triceps injuryy kept his production down late last last season; however, he knows “what I’m capable of” when he’s healthy. “I think I have enough...
Via 60 Max Power O
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brandon LaFell not happy with his 'Madden 16' rating

Add Brandon LaFell to the list of professional athletes disappointed in their video game ratings. The New England Patriots’ wideout voiced his displeasure with the people in charge of his rating in ‘Madden 16,’ the latest installment in the football video game franchise. #Madden16 overall 83???? GTFOH — Jody Breeze (@Blafell1) August 26, 2015   For those who...
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WATCH: Patriots Rookie DL Malcom Brown's Pursuit On Screen Play Will Make Every Coach He Has Ever Had Proud

New England Patriots rookie defensive lineman Malcom Brown will not be able to make fans forget about Vince Wilfork, but they are going to be darn glad they have him on the roster. So far his play has been solid during preseason games; just without fireworks. That, however, is often the fate of the defensive lineman. Do the hard work while the linebackers take all the credit.During...
Via FatManWriting
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Patriots Waive Rookie WR Jimmy Jean

The New England Patriots placed rookie WR Jimmy Jean on waivers Wednesday, according to the NFL transactions release. Jean had a partially guaranteed rookie contract. Jean, 26, wound up signing on with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of UAB back in May. New England converted him to receiver from defensive back. According to ... The post Patriots...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Should the New England Patriots sign Randy Moss?

After the signing of Reggie Wayne to the New England Patriots, could the Patriots bring another former superstar wide receiver to help their depleted receiving unit? “I actually have not lost the itch,” Randy Moss told Curt Menefee of FOX. “I’ve been working out with a few guys over the offseason. I have been retired for the last two years, but you never know, Curt. But it’s...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady and Gisele are reportedly ‘doing great’ despite divorce rumors

Recent stories of divorce rumors between New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen have been lingering for much of the summer. Brady’s alleged role in Deflategate reportedly created tension between the couple, since he’s been occupied preparing for and attending appeal hearings. According to Stephanie Emma Pfeffer of People Magazine...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Julian Edelman may not be ready to play in Week 1

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman has been dealing with a leg injury he sustained at the beginning of training camp, and he might not be ready for Week 1 of the 2015 NFL regular season. Speaking on the progress of his timetable to return, Edelman shared his status for the opening game. Per Joe McDonald of ESPN, Edelman said: “Ask (coach) Bill (Belichick). I’m...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WR Julian Edelman 'taking it day by day'

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman talked to reporters for the first time since injuring his leg earlier this month. Although he's making progress, it's apparently still early to tell if he'll be ready for Week 1. "Ask Bill [Belichick]. I’m taking it day by day and I think I’m 10 seconds better than the last 10 seconds, so we’re good," Edelman said, per...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reggie Wayne won’t solve Pats’ problems at wide receiver

Perhaps it’s a little premature to start the countdown to Reggie Wayne’s Hall of Fame candidacy. His career might not be over. The New England Patriots signed the former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver to a one-year contract Monday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Reggie Wayne and New England Patriots have reached agreement on a one-year deal, league source told ESPN...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday web roundup: New England Patriots

WR Brian Tyms waived by Patriots, will revert to IR if not claimed FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- In a move that was expected after New England Patriots receiver Brian Tyms injured his foot in Wednesday's joint practice with the ... Bill Belichick: Wayne Brings Versatility To Patriots Offense Bill Belichick more or less confirmed the New England Patriots signed Wayne during his weekly...
Via 60 Max Power O
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reggie Wayne agrees to one-year deal with New England Patriots

The New England Patriots were searching for more help for their offense, and they have found it. According to a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN, 36-year-old wide receiver Reggie Wayne has agreed to a one-year contract with the team that used to be his arch-rival during his tenure with the Indianapolis Colts. Reggie Wayne and New England Patriots have reached agreement on a one...
Via This Given Sunday
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski during radio interview: 'I'm a virgin'

Rob Gronkowski isn’t only one of the most talented tight ends in the NFL, he also has cultivated a reputation of being one of the league’s craziest characters off of it, known for his hard-partying ways and frat boy-like demeanor. Which makes some comments — surely made in jest — by the New England Patriots superstar during an interview on Boston’s WEEI on Monday morning...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots' Projected 53 - Massive Overreaction Edition

Had Bill Belichick not taken Eastern Illinois University quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft, he would probably be starting for another NFL team right now.Most likely, speculation had it, as a member of the Houston Texans, who were poised to select Garoppolo with the top pick in the third round, just three picks later - but instead new Texans' coach...
Via Foxborough Free Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots fan's obituary asks for Deflategate defense donations

    Tom Brady and the NFL Players Association are determined to beat the NFL and have Brady’s four-game suspension overturned. The only person who may be more committed to exonerating Brady is the New England Patriots fan who literally took the battle to the grave. A woman named Barbara Shippee died at the age of 74 last week in Florida, and her obituary stated that she...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Garoppolo proves he’s ready to shine for Patriots

Tom Brady led his New England Patriots to yet another championship last season, and excitement was buzzing in Boston. Unfortunately, news broke fairly soon after the season that he would be suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season due to his role in the “Deflategate” situation. He tried to appeal, but it doesn’t appear that the NFL is going to budge on their...
Via This Given Sunday
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots’ Wide Receiver Depth Thinned

The New England Patriots have had their wide receiver corps banged up this training camp. The top receiver, Julian Edelman, has been recovering from an undisclosed injury and has been limited most of camp. Brandon LaFell is still on the PUP list recovering from a foot injury late in the past season, while Aaron Dobson is nursing a nagging hamstring injury, but should be back...

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