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New England Patriots
Deion Branch‘s spot in the Patriots’ locker room was left intact even after the team released him back on Nov. 17. The unattended, and untouched, slot, stationed just to the right of quarterback Tom Brady, was a sign that Branch’s days in New England might not yet be finished.
The Patriots announced the long-awaited return of the reliable veteran on Wednesday, a move that, while inevitable, also couldn’t have come at a better time. Since Branch was released nearly a month ago, primarily due to a lingering hamstring injury, the Patriots have watched their receivers drop like overthrown passes.
First, receiver Greg Salas was claimed off of waivers. Then, Julian Edelman, who was finally thriving in the offense, suffered a season-ending foot injury in the win over the Dolphins. And finally, after Donte Stallworth had seemed to solve the Patriots’ receiving issues, the 32-year-old receiver suffered his own season-ending ankle injury.
There had been some thought given to Branch’s possible...
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When Deion Branch was released on Nov. 17 to make room for Greg Salas, the question wasn’t if he was going to return to the Patriots, but when. That question has been resolved.
The Patriots are set to re-sign Branch, according to Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe. Branch played in seven games with New England this season, while starting three. He has nine receptions for...
According to Shalies Manza Young, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will try to practice this week.
according to a league source, Rob Gronkowski is expected to try to practice this week. Gronkowski underwent surgery on his broken arm Nov 19
— shalise manza young (@shalisemyoung) December 12, 2012
Gronkowski suffered a broken arm just a few weeks ago, but is expected to return...
Wide Receiver Randy Moss is a veteran’s veteran. He is also a student of the game of football.
I would dare to say that upon his retirement as a player, it would not be a shock to watch Moss rise through the coaching ranks to become an eventual offensive coordinator.
Moss recently sat down and discussed his feelings about the rise of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and...
Some of the best quarterbacks in NFL history have worn a number that’s on everyone’s mind today — 12. Perhaps none have been better than the QB who has played under center in New England for the past 12 seasons.
But including Tom Brady on such a poll of 12s would be simply unfair to the rest of his competition. So we’re looking to see which quarterback other than Brady is...
When Rob Gronkowski broke his forearm Nov. 18, the timetable for his return was set at four to six weeks.
This week marks the third week since the injury, meaning Gronkowski would first play Dec. 16 if kept to the original schedule. But, as Shalise Manza Young of The Boston Globe reports, Gronkowski is expected to try to practice this week.
according to a league source, Rob Gronkowski...
New England tight end Rob Gronkowski will attempt to practice this week, less than a month after he sustained a broken forearm and underwent surgery, The Boston Globe reported. He has missed three games since he was injured in a Nov. 18 victory over Indianapolis. The Patriots have all three during his absence in convincing fashion. The Patriots play San Francisco on Sunday and...
Maybe whenever Tom Brady does this he’s letting the defense know that he’s smarter than them.
Few athletes have the patience and desire to prepare themselves for battle after battle on the same level as Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Every week presents a new challenge whether it’s playing in the frigid cold of Green Bay, the intense heat of Miami, the incredibly loud environment...
Former New England Patriots wide receiver (really more of a Swiss Army knife) Troy Brown was on WEEI Tuesday and stated that Bill Belichick usually prefers not to be beaten by former Patriots and that Randy Moss would have a tough time finding success Sunday night."If there's somebody on that team that will beat the Patriots on Sunday, it will not be Randy Moss," Brown...
Although many may not have expected the New England Patriots to completely dismantle the Houston Texans last night on Monday Night Football, but if history is our guide, it should come as no
The New England Patriots are a machine, they have now won ten games in ten consecutive seasons, posted 12 consecutive winning seasons and once the seasons start to change from fall to winter...
Today truly is Tom Brady day. On the 12th day of the 12th month of 2012, the New England Patriots QB was awarded the AFC Offensive Player of the Week award, for a record breaking 23rd time.Tom Brady, No. 12, wins AFC offensive player of the week on 12-12-12...his record 23rd— shalise manza young (@shalisemyoung) December 12, 2012The MVP chants heard from the crowd during the...
Randy Moss arrived at the New England Patriots five years ago thinking he knew a lot about football.
Then, he began playing for Bill Belichick. Moss' mindset regarding his own football knowledge changed in a hurry. Only then did he learn the intricacies of his sport from ''A to Z,'' as the 49ers wide receiver now puts it.
Moss returns to Foxborough, Mass., this...
With Tom Brady's four touchdown passes in the Patriots 42-14 dismantling of the Houston Texans Monday night, let the debate begin. Tom Brady is the NFL's Most Valuable Player for the 2012 season.I know of one voter who might disagree, (Adam Schein endorses Andrew Luck for MVP), but how could you even consider Luck, after watching Brady go to work Monday night on J.J. (S...
Last night, the New England Patriots steamrolled the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football. They did the same to Indianapolis a couple of weeks ago, and are seeming to find a groove. They struggled at home early, losing to Arizona at home, then two rough road games in Baltimore and Seattle. Ever since their loss to Seattle, they are on a 7 game winning streak, and looking increasingly...
Prior to the start of yesterday's New England Patriots/Houston Texans, reality show host and real estate mogul Donald Trump decided to wish many involved with Patriots organization well.
This is what was sent out from Donald's account before it was corrected:
Good luck to Bob Kraft, Tom Brady, and Coach Bob Belichick tonight
A couple hours after the blunder was caught...
When asked about Donte' Stallworth's contribution to the New England Patriots' Monday night victory over the Houston Texans, coach Bill Belichick said that football is about “getting opportunities and taking advantage of them and making them count. "Sometimes you get just a couple and you have to make those count and he sure did.” Oh, how right he was. The Pats...