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The Patriots were fairly sound with regards to their defensive line in the 2012 season. However, most of the unit's success was tailored towards the beginning of the season. Chandler Jones came flying out of the gates to start the year, and was an early favorite for the NFL's AP Defensive Rookie of the Year. DT Vince Wilfork showed the league that he is in the midst of the prime of his career by making the AP All-Pro First Team. Rob Ninkovich was just being Rob Ninkovich; huge plays in clutch moments.
Things did not end well though; Jones was never the same after his ankle injury and Wilfork was nearly non-existent in the AFC Championship game. Ninko was the only player who made a big impact in the last couple weeks of the season. Do the Patriots need to make a big free-agent splash to upgrade the D-Line? Absolutely not.... BUT maybe adding another credible veteran wouldn't hurt, particularly at the DT position; Wilfork needs to be able to come of the field at times to ...
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The New England Patriots have crafted another potential dominant defense, but 2013 may be one step forward with two steps back for the defense. Every season, top talent leaves, and the replenishment isn’t always there. Aqib Talib was a great trade in 2012, and made a huge difference across the entire defense, but you could see the major problems on defense when he went down in...
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Asante Samuel knows how to ‘get paid,’ as the tattoo on his arm suggests.
Samuel had some advice for Wes Welker and his ongoing situation with the Patriots.
“He made the comment when I left; I chased the money and not the championship. So here’s my advice to you, Welker: You better chase the money, brother,” Samuel said, via Fox Sports Radio.
Samuel, who had a drawn...
Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard faces up to six years in prison after being found guilty of assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest, this according to The Journal Star.
The verdict stems from charges of the assault of a 22-year-old man last April. Dennard had been found not guilty of assaulting the 22-year-old, but following the past week's trial, Dennard was...
They put the franchise tag on receiver Wes Welker last season, earning him a cool $9.5 million for the year, but this time around, according to a source familar with the team, who told the Boston Herald's Ron Borgess that they "are simply not going to put an $11.4 million franchise tag" on him. Which is what we all have expected anyway, but this may be yet another...
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Lori Pilger of the Lincoln Journal Star reports that Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard was convicted of felony assault on a police officer on Wednesday.
Pilger adds that Dennard will be sentenced on April 11 and could face up to 6 years in jail.
Tom Curran mentions that the best case scenario for Dennard is that he receives a fine and no jail time.
Dennard reportedly pushed and...
Jury returns a verdict in the Alfonzo Dennard trial. He is found guilty of assaulting an officer and resisting arrest. #PatriotsTalk
— Tom E. Curran (@tomecurran) February 20, 2013
April 11 will be the sentencing date for Dennard. Jail time is the worst-case scenario. A fine is best he can hope for. #PatriotsTalk
— Tom E. Curran (@tomecurran) February 20, 2013
More to come but...
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The New England Patriots could be in the market for a wide
receiver this offseason, but could there be an interest in Minnesota Vikings
dynamic playmaker Percy Harvin? Karen Guregian of The Boston Herald notes that
Bill Belichick showed interest in Harvin when he was coming out of the
University of Florida, and she believes there could be mutual interest this
While there is no replacement for Welker on the roster, that won’t matter. Neither will the Patriots’ abysmal record of drafting wideouts. The Patriots are simply not going to put an $11.4 million franchise tag on Welker, someone with intimate knowledge of the team’s thinking said. Nor is he going to get an offer better than the one he turned down in 2011. So all his...
We're over two weeks on from the Super Bowl, and free agency talking has well and truly begun. And with Wes Welker and potentially Brandon Lloyd on their way out this off-season, the New England Patriots are in the market for a receiver. And the 6' 0'', 200 lbs speedster Mike Wallace seems like a good fit for a team looking for a deep threat.However, another AFC...
Editor’s Note: NESN.com will evaluate and analyze one potential Patriots free agent addition every day from February 18 through the start of NFL free agency on March 12.
Wes Welker is in the midst of yet another contract stalemate with the Patriots this offseason, only this dispute could bring about change.
The two sides tangoed once last year with the franchise tag ultimately...