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In a three-part segment leading into the start of training camp, we examine the expectations for the Patriots' free-agent acquisitions, rookies, and veterans this season. Let’s start with the free agent acquisitions.
There are five categories we will use to rate these players.
1 Randy Moss: Obviously the best rating possible. His 23 touchdowns in his first season with the Patriots were unprecedented. He exceeded every expectation that year and solidified his legacy with the greatest single-season by a receiver of all time.
2 Mike Vrabel: This is the second-best category a player can be put into. Vrabel’s 40 solo tackles (63 total), along with three sacks and two interceptions in 2001 were a key part of the Patriots' Super Bowl run. Not Moss status, but a big part of the team's success nonetheless.
3 Donte’ Stallworth: Again, going back to 2007, Stallworth was picked up after his short stint with the Philadelphia Eagles. Was he Moss? No, but he came in and...
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Veteran running back Joseph Addai's time with the Patriots was short-lived after the former Colt quit during conditioning tests.
“New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski isn’t simply an elite player. He also has...
(via Patriots open 2012 Training Camp)
The Patriots rookies are already signed and working in Foxboro, but today marks the real start of another run at the Super Bowl.
In New England, we count rings, not victories, and this could finally be the Patriots year . 2010 and 2011 were years that brought unexpected results. 14-2 and 13-3 seasons ended with disappointment, but those over achieving teams earned everyone’s...
The Cowboys may be America’s Team, but the Patriots have earned the distinction in the Far East.
According to the team’s Facebook page — no doubt a terrific source of information — a new study has shown that the Pats, by a wide margin, are China’s most popular NFL team, besting the Packers for the honor.
Rounding out the top 10 are the Steelers, Giants, Saints, Colts...
Wes Welker was jogging back to the line after running a route during the New England Patriots' first training camp session Thursday when owner Bob Kraft arrived on the sideline and pointed in his direction.
Wasting no time, the Pro Bowl receiver immediately approached Kraft, the two sharing a quick embrace and a handshake before parting ways. At least on the surface, everything...
The Patriots took their first step towards Super Bowl XLVII on Thursday as they opened training camp for the 2012 season at Gillette Stadium. Over 12,000 fans were reportedly on hand to watch Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and Co. begin official preparations for the upcoming season. Wes Welker was also there, and though the wide receiver was not able to come to terms with the team on...
For fans interested in seeing how Tom Brady, Wes Welker, Vince Wilfork and the rest of the New England Patriots are looking heading into the 2012 season, Gillette Stadium is the place to be this month. Luckily, Boston.com has released a digital training camp guide, which can be seen by clicking the image below. For a Gillette Stadium guide (once the season kicks off), click here.
2012 Patriots trailer: PATMAN RETURNS (by WickedPissahWeekly)
Wow, this video gave me chills. Ha!
The New England Patriots have waived Joseph Addai, reportedly because he failed his physical. It was unclear what concerns Patriots had with the former Indianapolis Colts running back in Wednesday's transaction, according to ESPN.com. Addai had 4,453 yards on 1,095 carries in six seasons for the Colts. Last season, he rushed for 433 yards on 118 carries in 12 games. In...
Here are some things I’ve been thinking about in recent days as we get ready for another run...
To get you fully prepared for the unofficial start of the 2012 NFL season, we're ranking every team from worst to first in the weeks leading up to the opening of training camps.
Every day, we'll be previewing two teams, one from each conference, analyzing them from top to bottom and giving you all you need to know to be an informed fan. What's the major storyline heading...