Posted April 24, 2012 on
Veteran offensive tackle Matt Light was officially placed on the reserve/retired list by the New England Patriots today. A four-time Pro Bowl selection, Light played for the Patriots for 11 seasons. He started 153 career games. The 6-foot-4, 305-pounder played collegiately at Purdue. Light carried a $5 million salary-cap figure.

Will Allen Excited to Finally Join Patriots After Nearly Signing With New England Last Season

FOXBORO, Mass. -- It's wild how things worked out with cornerback Will Allen and the Patriots. Allen was released by the Dolphins during final roster cuts last September, and the Patriots brought him in for a visit soon thereafter. For a moment, it looked like the two sides would reach an agreement, but the Dolphins had second thoughts after their season-opening loss to the Patriots...

Wes Welker Breaks From Character, Deserves to Be Ticked Over Lack of Contract Negotiations

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker must be pretty ticked off with the way things have yet to unfold with his contract negotiations. For the first time Tuesday, Welker actually admitted there's a realistic possibility that he won't report to the team's mandatory minicamp from June 12-14, according to ESPN Boston Radio. Welker said he hasn't completely...

Janoris Jenkins, Doug Martin Could Be Good Value Picks for Patriots at Upcoming NFL Draft

With the NFL draft beginning on Thursday, rumors and speculation are running rampant.'s Jeff Howe fielded questions from Patriots fans in an attempt to shed some light on what to expect later this week. Coming off a Super Bowl appearance, the Patriots are in good shape and are always in good hands with Bill Belichick calling the shots. However, there are still some apparent...

Deion Branch Running in Saturday's Kentucky Derby Mini Marathon in Honor of Son

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch is taking his charitable work to one of the most famous sporting venues on the planet. Branch and his foundation will run in Saturday's Kentucky Derby Mini Marathon in honor of his son, Deiondre, who was diagnosed with viral meningitis after birth and given six months to live. But earlier in April, Deiondre celebrated his...

New England Patriots: most interesting team in 2012 NFL Draft?

Doesn’t it seem like the New England Patriots go out of their way EVERY season to trade down and acquire more picks? Every year, they’re a fun team to watch on draft day, because they always seem to end up with more picks than anyone else. In 2012, even more so, because they have four picks in the first two rounds. And even though they were just one Wes Welker drop, or perhaps...

Naughty Nurse: New England Patriots are bi-polar

Our Naughty Nurse says the New England Patriots suffer a bad case of bi-polar disorder: frighteningly good on one side of the ball, but frighteningly deficient on the other. She can even trace the onset of this disorder to a single landmark game.....

Atlanta Falcons great Alge Crumpler will announce team’s second round draft pick.

FLOWERY BRANCH — After leaving the Falcons Alge Crumpler bounced around as a journeyman TE playing for a variety of different teams such as the Titans and the Patriots. Through it all, it was always weird to see him in another team’s uniform and he never quite played up to the level that he did when he was a Falcon. Players are humans too and I always wondered out loud if Crumpler...

Patriots Have Some High Draft Picks, But May Be Interested in Trading Down for Depth (Podcast)

The Patriots have four picks in the first two rounds of the NFL draft, but if the past has taught us anything it's that it's unlikely Bill Belichick and Co. stay put and use those picks in those slots. That could very well be the case again this year, as those four picks represent two-thirds of the Patriots' picks in this weekend's draft. Patriots reporter...

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 Draft Potential: Pass Rushers

By Chris Warner Today, we look at dominant pass rushers, creatures that have remained elusive to Coach Bill Belichick and his band of merry draftniks. The footballers chosen below aren’t meant as predictions (best to avoid those, judging by our track record); rather, they represent the level of talent available to the Pats in each round. New England has two picks in the first round...

Patriots Draft Potential: Defensive Backs

By Chris Warner Let’s look at some possible 2012 additions who could bolster New England’s defensive backfield. Last season the Patriots’ lineup of DBs went through a revolving door, if said door was hooked onto some super-fast thresher. Has-beens, Never-weres and Someday-might-bes helped contribute to a consistently poor passing defense that never seemed to form a cohesive...

A Six-Year-Old Bill Belichick Was Boss

Bill Belichick turned 60 this past Monday and in honor of his big day, the New England Patriots posted a Twitter pic of a six-year-old BB. Who knew the boy wearing the slightly sinister grin would go on to win three Super Bowls as a head coach? His 60th birthday isn’t a precursor to his imminent demise though. Three head coaches won Super Bowls at age 60 or older. Weeb Eubank...
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