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The New England Patriots played their first preseason game against the New Orleans Saints Thursday, eking out a meaningless 7-3 victory at Gillette Stadium.
The main take-away from the game was the play of the offensive and defensive lines for the Patriots. The Patriots are usually known for a solid offensive line and have been much-maligned recently by an inability for anyone other than Vince Wilfork to contribute year in and year out on their defensive line.
Surprisingly, the roles were reversed the first time the team took the field in a game this preseason.
Primarily due to the immediate impact of Chandler Jones, the defensive line proved they may be a force to be reckoned with this coming season while the offensive line struggled to keep Brady and his fellow quarterbacks adequately protected throughout the game.
Nate Solder, the man who will replace Matt Light on Brady’s blind side, noticeably struggled throughout the game.
With Logan Mankins ailing, Brian Waters missing in act...
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Bill Belichick will always keep you guessing.
With a stockpile of wide receivers already on his roster sheet, Belichick and the New England Patriots held a workout for free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress today.
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A league source has told ESPN's Adam Schefter that receiver Plaxico Burress is enroute to Foxborough for a visit with the Patriots.
The current free agent who beat the Patriots with his touchdown catch in Super Bowl XLII will attend a team workout for the first time this offseason.
Burress played one year with the New York Jets, but hasn't been able to find work since...
Bill Belichick will always keep you guessing. With a stockpile of wide receivers already on his roster sheet, Belichick and the New England Patriots held a workout for free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress today. The addition of Burress would be a head-scratcher given the depth of their ranks at the position, but the presence [...]
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Plaxico Burress may not leave the AFC East after all.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday that Burress is en route to New England for a workout with the Patriots.
The free agent receiver has generated little buzz this offseason, largely due to his contractual demands, which he’s since lowered. He’s now willing to play for the league minimum, and that’s all he could...
Patriots fans can breathe a sigh of relief. 4-time Pro Bowler Logan Mankins has been activated from the PUP roughly 6 months after having knee surgery and will almost definitely start week 1. He’s only missed 1 game in 8 years after going in the 1st round in 2005, but it was unclear if he’d be back for the start of the season after partially tearing his ACL in the Super Bowl...
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According to the NFL Network via Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com, the New England Patriots will be giving free agent offensive lineman Chad Clifton a physical this week.
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