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By Mike McDermottThe Patriots have signed safety Vincent Fuller, filling one of two vacant spots on the 53-man roster and adding some experience to a secondary corps that could use it.
Fuller is a seven-year player and former fourth-round draft pick. He played his entire career until this season with the Tennessee Titans, where he made 163 tackles and six interceptions (four of them returned for touchdowns) in 76 NFL games.
The Titans cut Fuller in September, and he signed in October with the Detroit Lions. He suffered an elbow injury against Chicago on Oct. 10 and was placed on injured reserve. When the Lions released Fuller on Dec. 6, Fuller was taken off the injured reserve list.
Fuller practiced with the Patriots today for the first time, wearing No. 26. The Pats freed up two roster spots yesterday by putting defensive end Andre Carter on injured reserve and cutting defensive lineman Eric Moore.
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Patriots move Andre Carter to IR
Thanks for 13 plus great games and a lot of big sacks that we’ve been waiting far too long for. Might take a lot of factors to get him back on the Patriots next year but I’m sure every Patriot fan will be rooting for him to come back.
Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas and cornerback Don Carey were not participating in practice on Thursday, while safety Chris Harris has returned.
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer Jeff Backus and Dominic Raiola have spent 11 years together on Detroit's offensive line and never had an opportunity quite like this.
If the Lions beat San Diego at home Saturday, they will make the playoffs for the first time since Backus and Raiola were drafted by the team in 2001. Those two...
Lions coaches and players noted that it took a total team effort to mount a massive comeback victory at Oakland. But receiver Calvin Johnson was singled out Wednesday for his exceptional contribution to that effort.
New Engnland Patriots quarterback Tom Brady addresses the media during his press conference at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday, December 20, 2011.
By George Cain, Patriots Daily Guest Contributor
Maybe looks ARE deceiving. I watch this Patriot defense and I think, there is no way they are going to the Super Bowl. Not enough talent, not enough health, not enough playmakers. You need balance on both sides of the ball right?
But then I look around the league and I start to question my own eyes. If the Patriots make it to Indianapolis...
In the Denver Broncos showdown with the New England Patriots, the former Gator who took over the game wasn’t the one that most expected. Aaron Hernandez had a big game to help the Patriots come out with the win. There were 27 former Gators active in the NFL, with 17 of them starting. Four former Florida players scored a touchdown.
Bill Belichick is fond of telling players that December is moving month in the NFL - as in some teams move up in the standings and into a playoff spot, while others wilt and do not.
Chad Ochocinco scored his first touchdown of the season on Sunday. Perhaps that's the reason the Patriots WR decided to speak with the media for the first time in weeks on Tuesday.
The Detroit Lions have a chance to put their years of misery even further in the past.
The Lions' first attempt to clinch their first playoff berth since 1999, however, will come against a surging San Diego Chargers team that's seeking to bolster its own postseason hopes Saturday at Ford Field.
The simplest way Detroit (9-5) can secure its long-awaited trip to the playoffs...
Trying to sort through the NFL tiebreaking procedures is graduate-level work. Thankfully, the NFL put out its official playoff scenarios today, and there are four ways the Detroit Lions can lock up their first postseason trip since 1999 this weekend.