Found April 25, 2012 on Sox and Dawgs:
RB Eric Kettani, a Naval Academy graduate, who has been with the Patriots the last year in training camp has been granted his release from the U.S. Military and allowed to return to the Patriots on a full-time basis. He was granted select reserve status last year after having served two years in the active military and was allowed to attend training camp.  As a selective reserve he was to promote the Navy and do charitable work in his free time from the Patriots. After earning a spot on the practice squad Kettani was summoned back to active duty by the Navy last October.  Kettani appealed the Navy ruling, which was ultimately overturned on Wednesday. The team released Kettani last season when he was recalled to preserve the roster spot but had hoped the military would reconsider prior to the end of the season. He is now free to pursue his NFL career on a full-time basis and was a Patriots voluntary workout's last week. You know this absolutely thrills Bill Belichick, an Ann...

Ex-Pat rips Welker's 'diva attitude'

Former Patriots linebacker Willie McGinest is not thrilled with receiver Wes Welker, ripping into his "diva attitude."

Patriots trade up again and select Dont’a Hightower What...

Patriots trade up again and select Dont’a Hightower What in the world is going on, two trade ups!??! For those of you who have been paying attention you know I didn’t see the Hightower fit for the Pats because he seemed too much like Spikes. But there’s no question he’s a talented linebacker and I will be extremely curious to see how the Pats plan to use him. Whether it...

Patriots break tradition, bolster defense to help Tom Brady

The New England Patriots moved up not once, but twice in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft in order to strengthen a defense that ranked 31st in the league in 2011.  Traditionally, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has traded down in previous drafts in order to stockpile picks for future use, but after losing

Tom Brady's Presence at Patriots' Voluntary Workouts Serves As Positive on Multiple Levels - New England Patriots -

Tom Brady's Presence at Patriots' Voluntary Workouts Serves As Positive on Multiple Levels - New England Patriots -

NFL Videos: Bill Belichick talks draft

NFL Videos: Bill Belichick talks draft

Willie McGinest Blasts Wes Welker, Says He Doesn't Like Receiver's 'Diva Attitude'

The Patriots are generally recognized as a tight-knit franchise. But once a player moves on to become a member of the media, look out! Former Patriots linebacker/defensive end Willie McGinest, now an NFL Network analyst, on Tuesday voiced his displeasure about wide receiver Wes Welker potentially skipping New England's mandatory workout. "I just don't like his diva attitude...

Gathering some final mocks - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston

Gathering some final mocks - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston

12 notes on Patriots draft eve

I always find the draft somewhat anti-climactic. You have three months of build-up with endless...

2012 Patriots Draft Selections

On Thursday night, the NFL will hold their annual draft when it conducts the first round at Radio City Music Hall in New York City under the watchful eye of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Rounds Two and Three will be held on Friday night and Rounds Four through Seven will be held on Saturday afternoon and you can watch each and every selection on ESPN and the NFL Network. Heading...

Glenn Gronkowski could be best of the bunch

MANHATTAN, Kan. Aggieville is about to get Gronk'd. Hide the women and children. OK, well, maybe just the women. "I'm at the other end of the hotel," Gordie Gronkowski told "I'm serious. I am at the other end of the hotel." Family reunions are peachy keen, as long as you're not the one trying to sleep next door to the boys. Wait...

Patriots Expected to Seek Defensive Help on Front Seven If They Don't Trade Earlier Picks

The New England Patriots will have two first-round picks in the upcoming NFLdraft, which probably makes a lot of AFC teams nervous. 2012 NFL Draft - Draft Position - Ryan Tannehill (QB Texas A&M) Over 8 -150 Under 8 -110 If the Patriots stay in their spots at 27th and 31st, there's a great chance they'll be adding two quality players –- if not starters -- to a team...
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