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New England Patriots
With Brandon Lloyd and Wes Welker gone, Tom Brady needs someone to throw to, right?
The Welker role was famously filled by free agent Danny Amendola, who is expected to play Z receiver in two-wide sets and slot receiver in three-wide sets. But Lloyd’s role in the offense will be the best competition to watch as rookie mini-camp, OTAs and training camp draw near.
There are four or five options currently on the Patriots’ roster who could grab that role. The two that Patriots fans are likely hoping will take the reins are rookies Aaron Dobson and Josh Boyce. Both players certainly have the speed, size and hands to grab a starting role in the offense, but picking up the playbook will be the tricky part.
Neither player comes from a pro style offense, and Dobson especially wasn’t asked to run an assortment of routes at Marshall. But the Patriots could simplify their offense for the rookies if they want to put the best talent in those positions. The two could also share the role with Dobso...
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Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports believes that free agent defensive end John Abraham would be a good fit for the New England Patriots.
He made his tour of visits, and he’s been pretty firm with his asking price, but this still leaps out as a Bill Belichick move to me. He is always collecting veteran edge players who can add situational help, and the Pats are always in the hunt....
When the Patriots drafted Southern Miss linebacker Jamie Collins, a quick Google search would reveal he’s a tremendous athlete. At nearly 6-foot-4 and 250 pounds, Collins ran a 4.6-second 40-yard dash, jumped 41 1/2 inches in the vertical leap and set an NFL combine record with his 11-foot-7 broad jump.
But further Googling and Youtubing showed that Collins isn’t just a demon...
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It’s good to be Tom Brady Juan…
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady joins Best Buddies and Best Buddies volunteers who ran the marathon for a special announcement in Boston yesterday. Tom gave this great thumbs up pose with Karson Tager, an Army Vet & CBS Radio / Mix 104.1 Morning Show Host. I guess he wasn’t quite as enthused at Tom.
Thanks to Terez Owens for the heads up...
Minnesota Vikings backup quarterback Matt Cassel has been the lucky recipient of the pixie dust that only the New England Patriots can sprinkle on you.
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To get down to the required 90-man roster by NFL offseason standards, the New England Patriots have waived tight end Brad Herman.
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To get down to the required 90-man roster by NFL offseason standards, the New England Patriots have waived fullback Tracy Robertson.
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New England Patriots second-round pick Jamie Collins is 6-foot-3 and has a 67-inch wingspan, perfect for bullying lineman on the pass rush and knocking down passes in coverage.The team's newest addition to the linebacking corps also has another use for his long arms and stature: posterizing defenders on the basketball court.This YouTube video, thanks to the point-out by Christopher...
We have yet to see him take the field, but Stevan Ridley's confidence in his recovery will definitely allow a sigh of relief for New England Patriots fans everywhere. The running back was literally knocked out cold by Bernard 'The Patriot Killer' Pollard in the AFC Championship game loss to the eventual Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens. It was a scary play, as the...
FOXBORO, Mass. — Chandler Jones‘ brother is one of the best mixed-martial artists in the world, and his original plan for the offseason was to do some MMA training with him.
Jon “Bones” Jones was preparing for a championship fight with Chael Sonnen, so the younger Jones had to change his training plans. But that didn’t keep the Patriots defensive end from adding some new...
The NFL is a league based on patterns and trends. Coaches, players and front-office personnel are constantly studying the successes of certain teams to try and create their own blueprint.
The Patriots always seem to be one of those test cases. First, it was the aggressive press coverage of their cornerbacks, which forced the league to more strictly enforce the five-yard illegal contact...
On Monday the Jets cut ties with embattled quarterback Tim Tebow after only one season. No one picked him up on Waivers Tuesday, and now he’s officially a free agent. The Jets made a big mistake by picking him up because they had no idea how to use him, and now they are still paying [...]The post Why Tim Tebow fits perfectly with the New England Patriots appeared first on Punch Drunk Wonderland.
The New England Patriots prepared for the upcoming season in the usual way; by going for quantity in signings, in the expectation that they will end up with the quality they seek.In truth, the Patriots have had some notable successes in the free agent market.The draft, this year, seemed to run heavily in favor of defensive players. While the Patriots' latest free agent list may...