Found February 27, 2012 on The Rap Sheet:
The Patriots had their entire crew of scouts at the NFL Combine, which continued today with testing and running for the defensive linemen. Same as every team. All 32 of them send their best and brightest to Indianapolis to try to gain an advantage over everyone else and learn a little bit about the prospects. What is the their goal? For that, the folks at Patriots Today, the in-house online show, checked in with Patriots director of college scouting Jon Robinson. “You really don’t have any access to the players during their season,” Robinson explained. “They’re trying to get their selves ready for their games on Saturdays and stuff, so the ability to sit down and talk to that player, especially at big schools like Oklahoma, Texas, Florida where you have multiple prospects… A: We don’t have time to sit down them. B: the kids don’t have time to sit down and talk to us. Really, the feel-out process really comes at the Combine.” (more…)

Rob Gronkowski spikes puck at Worcester Sharks game (Video)

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Report: Patriots Ask Chad Ochocinco to Restructure Contract

Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco had a forgettable season in 2011, and now, 2012 hasn't gotten off to the most desirable start, either. The Patriots have approached Ochocinco about restructuring his contract, according to Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Journal. The exact details of the proposal weren't clear. Ochocinco is due a base salary of $3 million in 2012 and...

Julian Edelman rides Zamboni at intermission of Bruins game (Pictures)

I’ve spoken before of my dream to one day drive a Zamboni (preferably while sloshed). Patriots receiver Julian Edelman took advantage of his celebrity status in the New England-area by riding a Zamboni at intermission of the Bruins game Tuesday. Yup, Edelman got to live out every living person’s dream. Unfortunately he was just chilling like a guest on a parade float while someone...

Patriots WR/DB Julian Edelman is psyched to ride the zamboni at the Bruins game

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Patriots to franchise tag Wes Welker

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Patriots WR Deion Branch reiterates his wish: “Gotta retire as a Pat”

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2012 Patriots Cheerleaders Auditions Are Saturday

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Wes Welker reportedly to get franchise tag if contract talks stall

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