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New England Patriots
Bill Belichick and the Patriots are never short on surprises.
New England waived cornerback Sterling Moore on Wednesday. Moore was forced into a starting role on Sunday when Kyle Arrington left their game in London against the Rams with a head injury. Moore played 58 snaps last week, but had fallen out of favor with the team before Week 8 receiving just 4 and 18 snaps respectively in Weeks 6 and 7.
Moore offered positional versatility, with an ability to play cornerback or safety. He's best known for a game saving swat in the AFC Championship game in 2011 against the Ravens. Rookie Alfonzo Dennard had passed Moore on the depth chart after recovering from a hamstring injury.
New England signed defensive back Derrick Martin and linebacker Mike Rivera as corresponding moves. Both players were with the team during training camp. Martin can play safety and cornerback and has been on the last two Super Bowl Champions, the 2010 Packers and the 2011 Giants. Rivera wa...
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In an unexpected move, the New England Patriots released cornerback Sterling Moore Wednesday evening.
The team also signed defensive back Derrick Martin and linebacker Mike Rivera. New England had an open roster spot after parting ways with linebacker Bobby Carpenter.
Moore, a second-year player, served predominately in a reserve role and appeared in all eight games. Last year...
FOXBORO, Mass. -- Brandon Spikes turned 25 just before the
start of the regular season, which actually makes him one of the more senior
players on the Patriots defense. But even at his "old age," in the
locker room at least, Spikes says he feels like a teenager again.
"Honestly, this is the best I've ever felt in my life.
I feel like I'...
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New England Patriots trade for Buccaneers’ Aqib Talib
The good old Pats are at it again, zigging when everyone thought they’d zag by actually making a trade at the deadline for cornerback Aqub Talib. Talib is currently suspended for Adderall but is eligible to return next week.
There’s no question he could be useful in the Patriots secondary, especially if they’d like to...
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was named one of the AFC Players of the Week for Week 8.
Brady threw for 304 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in a 45-7 rout of the St. Louis Rams in London, England, during the NFL's International Series on Sunday to earn the offensive award. He became the fourth player in NFL history with 50 career games with at least...
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The New England Patriots faced a third-and-17 from their own 43-yard line against the Denver Broncos on Oct. 7 and called upon Danny Woodhead to scamper ahead for a 19-yard gain and a first down.
The run ultimately lead to a touchdown that put the Patriots ahead 24-7, and was a game-changing play in an important victory. Weeks after the play was originally drawn...
The Patriots cut LB Bobby Carpenter on Tuesday, the team announced.
Carpenter re-joined the Pats as extra linebacker depth because of injuries to Donta Hightower and Tracy White. He appeared in four games and made two tackles.
The former first-round pick made 29 tackles playing in all 16 games for the Lions last season.
New England did not make a corresponding move. Source...
While their 5-3 record indicates the Patriots have some holes, this team could very well be 8-0 if not for a few fourth-quarter lapses.
As the offense continues to put up huge numbers, the defense has had its moments of brilliance and embarrassment.
After dedicating six draft choices to the defense, the results have been mixed.
First-rounders Chandler Jones...
“While the defense remains a work in progress, the Patriots can take solace in marked...
The New England Patriots secondary has clearly been the eyesore of the team so far during the 2012 season and are currently 29th in NFL in total passing defense. In order to fix the problem, the team made the only move in the NFL on trade deadline day but acquiring talented but troubled Tampa Bay [...]
Talk about a major understatement. This came from my preview: “The one key difference between Miami and New England is the passing offense. New England has real weapons and can threaten the Rams defense. Miami could not.” While accurate, the comparison is ludicrous. Comparing the New England passing game to the Miami passing game is similar to comparing a spring shower to Hurricane...
Tweet The New England Patriots have acquired cornerback Aqib Talib from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Terms of the deal were not immediately available. Talib has had multiple run-ins with law enforcement since the Bucs drafted him 20th overall in 2008, but still has a world of talent. Talib has been arrested twice in his young [...]