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With a deep receiving corps, the Patriots knew they had to make cuts at the receiver position ahead of final cuts and that these would probably be proven veterans. The Patriots made their first round of cuts yesterday, cutting veterans Donte Stallworth and Jabar Gaffney. Stallworth was not a surprise as he has caught just 24 passes for 391 yards and 2 touchdowns over the last two seasons after being suspended for the 2009 season after hitting and killing a pedestrian with his car while drunk driving.
However, Gaffney was a bit of a surprise. Gaffney has years of experience in Josh McDaniels’ scheme, playing with the Patriots in from 2006-2008 and the Broncos from 2009-2010. He also has experience with Tom Brady. He was the Redskins’ leading receiver last year, catching 68 passes for 947 yards and 5 touchdowns and was only cut by them for financial reasons. Only heading into his age 32 season, the Patriots took a chance on him, hoping he had something left. Now they’ll have to eat hi...
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The running back position in the NFL is in the process of morphing from one typified by the stud bull of yesteryear who could carry the ball 30 times per game into a complete running back by committee league. Even old school studs like Maurice Jones-Drew, Arian Foster and Ray Rice don't often run the ball more than 25 times per game and you can be sure the Vikings will give Toby...
My latest Patriots 53-Man Roster (post-75 cut): With Gaffney and Will Allen both getting released...
Like this pass, Jabar Gaffney was dropped by the Patriots on Monday
The Patriots cut five players on Monday, including veteran wide receivers Jabar Gaffney and Donte’ Stallworth. Stallworth doesn’t come as a surprise since he had been fighting with Deion Branch for the supposed 4th wide receiver spot, and early reports were that Branch was winning that battle. That 4th wide receiver...
The New England Patriots gave Pro Bowl tight end Aaron Hernandez a new, five-year contract on Monday.
The deal is worth $40 million, according to reports, and comes just months after the team locked up another All-Pro tight end, Rob Gronkowski, through 2019.
Hernandez's deal with the Patriots will run through 2018, and his base salaries of $545,000 and $570,000 for the next...
One-on-One With Tom Brady: Really nice article about a kid Brady mentored at Michigan. Nice to see...
New England agreed to a five-year, $40 million extension with tight end Aaron Hernandez on Monday.Fantasy Spin:Hernandez has averaged 62 catches and 736.5 yards during his two seasons in the league. He's also a threat on the ground, having rushed for 61 yards on five carries in last January's playoff game versus the Broncos. Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski (90 receptions, 1...
In this social media age, NEWS and ODDITIES are all around you and at your fingertips. With a tap of your smartphone, you can find out what your favorite athlete or celeb is doing and thinking. Some things make you SCRATCH your head or say HMM.
The members of the New England Patriots are no different, they are quite in tune with Twitter and MyFace Facebook.
Here is a Patriots Tweet...
Patriots Today - Players open up: Hilarious must watch video!!
“The Patriots are now like a college football powerhouse. If they go 13-3, fans rend their...
The Patriots and Aaron Hernandez have agreed to a five year contract extension. Terms of the deal have yet to be announced but Hernandez is expected to sign it in the next 24 hours, so we should know more shortly.
This is exciting news for Patriots fans, who now don’t have to worry about Hernandez’s status all season, since he was due to be an unrestricted free agent at the end...
A.B. A no pads, jump ball TD catch isn’t that impressive. Plus if you watch the last catch, Brady doesn’t get both feet in. But let’s be honest – the replacement officials would have called it a touchdown too.
What IS impressive is Brady in full gear catching a 40 yard bomb in the back of the end zone before a 34-13 thrashing of the Steelers in December of 2007. Pats fans...