Found February 11, 2013 on The Penalty Flag:
The New England Patriots year in, and year out have a future Hall of Fame head coach in Bill Belichick who’s like a Picasso when it comes to the NFL draft. The Pats think outside the box and they rarely get burned with the picks they choose, but the New England Patriots 2013 offensive draft needs this offseason in particular, illuminates the only area where the Pats haven’t seemed to find a player in the draft to fill a huge hole on this team since Belichick took over... Read more

Patriots may rid themselves of both Brandon Lloyd and Wes Welker

Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe believes  both Brandon Lloyd and Wes Welker likely won’t be back with the Patriots next season.  And I agree with him. It’s been obvious for a while now that Wes Welker is likely done in New England.  If they place the franchise tag on him for a second straight season, it will cost them $11.4 million for the 2013 season.  They can’t afford...

Patriots rumors: Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd gone?

The New England Patriots have several options when it comes to tackling their offseason, but one route could have them allowing Wes Welker to walk and also parting ways with Brandon Lloyd, according to Greg A. Bedard of The Boston Globe. Bedard believes cutting ties with its veteran wide outs represents the best option for the Patriots. Welker is set to become an unrestricted...

Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd likely released

The New England Patriots are faced with a tough decision, do they re-sign Wes Welker, who will become an unrestricted free agent in March, do they franchise tag him or do they release him? Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe believes the Patriots should release Welker along with wide receiver Brandon Lloyd. "We’ve addressed this before, but the Patriots have to be discussing...

Patriots Could Release Wes Welker

The Boston Globe's Greg Bedard suggested that the Patriots could release both Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd this offseason.Fantasy Spin:Keeping Welker is of course New England's top priority, though Bedard thinks the Patriots would be fine relying on tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez to anchor the receiving corps. If the Patriots decide to give Welker (league-leading...

Matt Light: 'Do the right thing' for Wes Welker

The New England Patriots are faced with a tough decision to make on wide receiver Wes Welker.   A five-time Pro Bowler who has led the NFL in receptions three times, Welker is what former Patriots lineman Matt Light calls a "

Is Wes Welker the Patriots top priority? Matt Light thinks he should be

Now the cynics might first think, of course a former player is going to side with the player. Good point. However, Light has a pretty reasonable explanation for his defense. CSNNE: "If you take the heart and soul away from a team, it's not like open-heart surgery these days. He's a guy that you have try to find a way to make him right. I think he made really good...

Ranking The Top Five Offensive Free Agents

This offseason features a surplus of talent. So let’s take a look at five big name offensive free agents that are unemployed at the moment… 5. Martellus Bennet, TE – 2012 team, New York Giants:  Bennet is a a solid tight end that still has a lot of room to grow. This was the tight end’s best year by far when he finished with 626 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns. In fact...

NFL Rumors: Will the New England Patriots trade for WR Percy Harvin?

Lacking speed at the wide receiver position and the futures of Brandon Lloyd and Wes Welker up in the air, will the New England Patriots work out a trade for Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin? The Patriots might not want to match a deal for Welker, despite his success with the Patriots organization over the last several years. New England might only be willing to offer up a two-year...

Rob Grokowski’s Health, Finding Secondary Help Key to Patriots’ Offseason Plan (Gallery)

The Patriots have officially turned the page on the 2012 season, and now it’s time to look toward the future. But that future begins now. NFL free agency won’t begin for another month (March 12), but that doesn’t mean Bill Belichick isn’t already entrenched into his studies to reload for his next Super Bowl run. The Patriots finished as one of the final four in 2012, a few...

Projected franchise, transition tag tenders for 2013

BY NICK ST. DENISFrom Feb. 18 to March 4, each NFL team will have the opportunity to apply its respective franchise tag or transition tag to a player set to hit unrestricted free agency. (photo: nflfan18, Flickr)If a team is unable or unwilling to work out a new deal for a player it feels it can't afford (on the field) to lose, it has the option of forcing that player to stay...
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