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AFC East top 25, No. 25: Patriots RB Stevan Over at, Erik Frenz will be unveiling his top 25 players in the AFC East. At No. 25, Frenz has Patriots running back Stevan Ridley slotted in.  Why Stevan Ridley? It’s easy to forget that Patriots fans were collectively worried over losing the dependable BenJarvus Green-Ellis last offseason, and while the running game will always take a back seat in New England because of Tom Brady, only in 2012 did we finally begin to see the Patriots’ running game as capable of complementing their passing game. Traditional stats don’t quite do Ridley justice. He ranked seventh in rushing yards, but only 15th in yards per attempt. Thankfully, Football Outsiders weights their stats based on opponent, and in those marks, Ridley ranked in the top 10 runners in defense-adjusted value on average, yards above replacement, and success rate.

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Michael Jenkins doesn't foresee an issue in picking up Patriots offense

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Patriots Improved All Phases Through 2013 Draft and Free Agency

The New England Patriots have been widely criticized for a lack-luster off-season following a disappointing playoff run in 2012. Many of their fans felt that Belichick and company did precious little to address the serious needs that were exposed on both sides of the ball.Keep in mind that we are talking about the most prolific offense in the league in 2012, in case you are inclined...

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When entering the NFL, most college football players would justly assume their days of term papers and exams are over. That is unless you join the Patriots. During his keynote address at the “Sports Medicine and the NFL: The Playbook for 2013″ symposium on Thursday, Bill Belichick spoke at length about his personal team-building strategy and the most important aspects of building...

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“One thought on Harmon is that while he may not play extensively on defense in 2012, the...

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Bill Belichick reportedly ‘hates’ Tim Tebow as a player

Tim Tebow is still in search of an NFL job, and many have speculated that the New England Patriots would be a logical destination if he is willing to give up on playing quarterback. Bill Belichick is known for getting the most out of players and showcasing their versatility, so some have wondered if the Patriots could use Tebow as an H-back or tight end. According to Michael Silver...

Patriots rumors: Chaos at the wide receiver position

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