Found March 07, 2012 on DraftAce:
Matt Peterson tracks the offseason needs of every team in the league. Today’s franchise, the New England Patriots. [full archive here] Season Recap: The Patriots, once again, were one of the best teams in the league, and had it not been for a dropped pass, a fourth Super Bowl ring could easily be resting on Tom Brady’s pinky finger (middle or index, for that matter). The most interesting aspect of the Patriots 2011 season is the fact they did so well while giving up the 2nd most yards allowed. With a revamped defense this offseason; New England very may be the favorites in 2012. Team Needs: 1. Wide Receiver: Even with the recent franchise tag on Wes Welker, New England simply needs more options. The stud duo of Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski would be even more dangerous with a vertical deep threat to open up the outside. The Patriots have a plethora of options to solving this problem. New England has 6 picks in the first four rounds, with four selections in the first and second ...

The New England Patriots and free agency: Wide Receiver

It’s hard to believe we’re at the start of the new NFL year. The Patriots are coming off a Super Bowl loss, but 2012 looks to be another high level year and they are primed to get better. Bill Belichick has to retool the wide receiver corps and continue to improve his defensive secondary. Given the track record of unable to develop wideouts from the college ranks, we feel that...

Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots Tight End, showed up at...

Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots Tight End, showed up at Saddle Ranch (by hollywoodtv) Hernando in Hollywood, playing it cool for the paparazzi.

Wes Welker 'Glad' to Remain With Patriots for 2012 Season After Being Franchised by Club

There are times where NFL players are less than thrilled to be slapped with the franchise tag. Apparently, in the case of Wes Welker and the Patriots, this is not one of those times. The Pats franchised Welker on Monday afternoon, and late Monday night, Welker at least gave the impression that he's happy to be back in New England, when he took to Twitter to say that he was "...

Video: Gronk campaigns for Madden '13 cover

"Now get hype'd, and get Gronk'd." That is what Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski wants his fans to do over the next couple of weeks, as ESPN's SportsNation is allowing fans to vote for their favorite NFL star to be on the cover of Madden 13. Gronkowski said that he is still working out hard even with his injured ankle, and that all of his brothers are joining...

Wes Welker Unlikely to Hold Out If Contract Extension Isn't Reached Immediately

Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker has always been viewed as the ultimate team player, and his loyalty has been considered one of his greatest assets off the field, too. That's why it shouldn't be viewed as much of a surprise that several people close to Welker believe if he's under contract, he'll honor it and won't hold out for a long-term deal. Welker's...

Report: WR Lloyd 'very interested' in Patriots

Free agent wide receiver Brandon Lloyd admitted he is intrigued about joining the New England Patriots.Lloyd told that he is "very interested" in the Patriots and would like to be reunited with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.McDaniels was the head coach in Denver in 2010 when Lloyd had a breakout season, hauling in 77 catches for 1,448 yards and 11 touchdowns...

"With McCourty, a healthy Dowling (hopefully) and Arrington, the Patriots have some talent there, and..."

“With McCourty, a healthy Dowling (hopefully) and Arrington, the Patriots have some talent...

"On level of interest in joining the Patriots: “Very interested. And..."

“On [Brandon Lloyd’s] level of interest in joining the Patriots: “Very interested....

Chad Ochocinco did NOT date Kate Upton

Patriots franchise Welker after crucial Super Bowl drop.

FOXBORO, MA, March 5- Despite a post-season that has seen everyone from his quarterback’s wife to his team’s fan base doubt every single shred of football DNA in his body, WR Wes Welker will return to the New England Patriots for at least one more season. Please click the link to read the rest of the story and watch video footage.

With Saints tagging Brees, does this open the door for the Patriots to go after WR Colston or OG Nicks?

The New Orleans Saints used their franchise tag and placed it on All Pro QB Drew Brees.  They had hoped to come to an agreement with their record setting QB, but the last report had the sides $5 million apart per year. By the Saints doing this, they opened the door for other teams to go after their other free agents, such as QR Marques Colston and OG Carl Nicks.  The Patriots...
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