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They aren't big moves, the kind of Randy Moss-to-New England blockblusters that make other teams cringe. But they're very much Patriot moves. With New England scooping up veteran tight end Visanthe Shiancoe, nabbing injured tight end Jake Ballard from the New York Giants' waiver ploy, bringing in a stash of role player receivers and cutting former big name running back Joseph Addai to instead use proven pieces in the team's system, this group is looking like a vintage Patriots team. New England is sizing up players by how they fit in a very precise puzzle, and the team has grabbed...

Addai quits in drills, Belichick cuts him

Veteran running back Joseph Addai's time with the Patriots was short-lived after the former Colt quit during conditioning tests. 

Reports: Ex-Viking Shiancoe signs with Pats

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Former Minnesota Vikings tight end Visanthe Shiancoe has finally found a new team two days before training camp begins.Multiple reports say Shiancoe, 32, signed with the New England Patriots on Tuesday after a five-year run with Minnesota that included 208 catches and 24 touchdowns. Shiancoe, who had 36 catches for 409 yards last season with the Vikings, agreed...

Report: Visanthe Shiancoe Joins Patriots, Adds Tight End Depth Behind Rob Gronkowski

The Patriots are getting set to kickoff training camp this week, and it looks like they'll have some added depth at the tight end position down at Gillette Stadium. Visanthe Shiancoe signed a one-year deal to join the Patriots on Tuesday afternoon, according to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports. The contract is reportedly worth up to $1.2 million with $400,000 in guaranteed money....

Visanthe Shiancoe's Reported Signing Makes Plenty of Sense, Gives Patriots Even More Options

Adding Visanthe Shiancoe doesn't scream "Super Bowl." But when taken for what it is -- a depth move -- his reported signing makes plenty of sense for the Patriots. The reported one-year deal is hardly a move of necessity. With Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez already in the mix, you could essentially toss in any old body and you'd still be left with the best tight...

New England Patriots Sign Tight End Visanthe Shiancoe (by...

New England Patriots Sign Tight End Visanthe Shiancoe (by MrHurriicane) Well this is an interesting way to get your Patriots news… while watching a merciless drive against the Jets? Yes please.

Report: Patriots Add TE Visanthe Shiancoe

According to multiple reports, league sources have confirmed that free agent Visanthe Shiancoe has agreed to terms with the New England Patriots.

Joseph Addai Released by Patriots

Running back Joseph Addai has been released by the New England Patriots. Fantasy Spin: Addai didnt even get a chance to prove his worth in training camp, and Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen and Danny Woodhead remain the top three running backs on New Englands depth chart. The injury-prone Addais fantasy outlook did not look promising even before todays news.

Vote: What Is the Most Intriguing Patriots Storyline as Training Camp Opens?

Football season is here! Well, sort of. The Patriots are on the cusp of starting training camp for the 2012 season and in the wake of the team's Super Bowl XLVI loss will be gearing up for another run at a ring. Yet with games a little more than a month away, there's still plenty for Bill Belichick and Co. to sort about before the regular season kicks off. One of the first...

New England Patriots add yet another tight end

Last week, the New England Patriots worked out veteran tight end Visanthe Shiancoe. On Tuesday, the team signed him to a one-year contract. The Patriots also added former Denver Broncos TE Daniel Fells earlier in the offseason to go along with Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. Jason Cole reported the signing via Twitter. Early reports suggest that the one-year deal is worth $400...

Joseph Addai's Release From Patriots Likely Paves Way for Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen as Primary Backs

The New England Patriots will open training camp on Thursday down at Gillette stadium, and one key offseason addition will not be in attendance as Bill Belichick's staff opens things up. Joseph Addai, who spent six seasons with the Indianapolis Colts before signing with the Patriots in May, was released by the team on Wednesday. The release is a sign that Addai may have failed...

Media Storylines For Patriots Camp

With Patriots training camp starting up tomorrow, the epic struggle between the fearless media corps and Bill Belichick’s evil empire begins anew. Beyond the usual day-to-day reporting of practices, transactions and that day’s player profile, what can we expect to hear a lot about during this camp? The Spectre of 16-0. Pete Prisco of has already predicted that...

New England Patriots Are Most Popular Team in China, According to Poll

After five Super Bowl appearances since 2001, it's safe to say the New England Patriots aren't the most popular team in the United States. After all, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have set a new bar for success that many teams in the NFL haven't been able to live up to. But the Patriots are still getting support outside of New England. Very, very far away from New England...
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