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Ras-I Dowling was a 1st round talent out of Virginia coming out in the 2011 NFL Draft last year, but he fell to the 2nd round because of his injury history. Dowling missed the majority of his senior year with injury and then reinjured himself at The Combine. The Patriots were not rewarded with their gamble on Dowling last year as he missed the whole season with a hip injury.
However, now it appears he’s finally healthy and on the road to being able to play for the Patriots this year. He will work out with the team at OTAs and according to ESPN Boston, the extra hip surgery he had this offseason was just a minor cleanout and not a major setback at all. Barring another setback, Dowling will be 100% ready for Training Camp, Preseason, and most importantly the regular season. He’ll open the season as the Patriots’ #3 cornerback behind Devin McCourty and Kyle Arrington.
If he can play up to his abilities, it’ll go a long way towards fixing the Patriots’ awful defense. The Patriots are al...
BEST OF MAXIM
Patriots lock up first round draft pick Chandler Jones.
Good news and I have to say I am very much enjoying the lack of rookie signing drama across the league this year.
Just not sold on the 95 number selection. Yet. If it’s even permanent.
Only Hightower (see above, as well as at OTAs this week) and Bequette remain unsigned.
“Just about every defense in the NFL has studied the Patriots’ Hybrid 12 personnel...
HERE COMES THE STORK
Rumor has it that the wife of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is pregnant and expecting the couple's second child.
“Percentage chance Tom Brady plays for 10 more years:
“One hundred percent. If you said 20...
Chad Ochocinco seemed to be having a bad day on Wednesday. The Patriots receiver tweeted that his rented luxury SUV was broken into and he had his wallet stolen from the car. He shared a picture on Twitter of a car with a shattered window:
Ochocinco followed up by sharing this video about his plight (language NSFW):
There was something fishy about the video. Ochocinco said he...
When Wes Welker turned down a two-year, $16 million contract extension during the 2011 regular season, the decision was strictly business. But in signing his $9.5 million franchise tender last Tuesday, the four-time Pro Bowler clearly showed where his true loyalties lie. Sure, getting an almost 500 percent raise -- Welker made $2.15 million in 2011 -- certainly has inherent benefits...
Punters are generally interesting. Perhaps none are more so than Patriots punter Zoltan Mesko. Mesko dropped by WEEI's Dennis and Callahan on Wednesday to discuss his upcoming ZoliOke charity event, which will take place on June 9 at Royale in Boston. During his radio appearance, he also discussed a number of other topics, however, including his ability to speak five languages...
According to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com, the New England Patriots have signed first round pick Chandler Jones.
The Patriots drafted Jones in hopes that he’ll be able to come in and be a difference maker as a pass rusher, since they had a hard time getting to the quarterback in 2011.
The Patriots have only two more draft picks to sign. Both Dont’a Hightower (1st...
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft would like to work things out with franchise wide receiver Wes Welker.
No long-term deal is imminent, though.
The father of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he
would be reluctant to let his future Hall of Famer son take up
football knowing what he does now about the long-term dangers
associated with concussions from the sport.
The New England Patriots auditioned three offensive linemen, according to a league source.
They tried out offensive tackles Brandon Keith and Stephon Heyer and center-guard Jamey Richard.
Several Brazilian media outlets are reporting that Patriots superstar Tom Brady and his wife, model Gisele Bundchen are expecting their second child. The Sao Paulo fashion media has been abuzz that Gi, who was in her home country over the past few days to show off her new HOPE lingerie line, is two months along. Fabio Lage, [...]
Following the recent suicide of Junior Seau, uneducated onlookers and certified clown pockets Amani Toomer and Merril Hoge bashed future Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner for saying he would prefer that his sons not play football. Earlier this morning, … Continue reading →
CBS's Pete Prisco has come out with his annual list of top 100 NFL players and it holds five members of the New England Patriots, four of whom fall in the top 50.
Unsurprisingly, the top Patriot is quarterback Tom Brady, who fell a spot after been tied for first with Payton Manning last year. Brady is now second to Aaron Rodgers. Prisco says there is no sign of Brady slowing...