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When it comes to the New England Patriots this offseason, the only thing people are talking about is the loss of Pro Bowl wide receiver Wes Welker, who signed a two-year contract earlier this week with the Denver Broncos. Yet, after the team found an adequate replacement in former Rams wide out Danny Amendola, the attention needs to turn to the defensive side of the ball and in particular, the pass rush.
When Tom Brady agreed to restructure his contract earlier this offseason, he did so in large part to help keep the team competitive because the venerable quarterback is reaching the final stages of his career and has to realize his window to win a fourth Super Bowl Championship is closing.
So when the news broke that the Patriots are hosting free agent defensive ends Dwight Freeney and John Abraham, Brady and Pats fans should be jumping for joy because if there’s one thing New England needs, its pass rushers
Certainly Freeney and Abraham are past their primes. Neither can be conside...
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2013 NFL free agency -- New England Patriots quickly shifted from Wes Welker to Danny Amendola -...
After playing 6 games with New England in 2012, the Patriots saw enough in Talib to sign him to a one-year $5 million contract.
Talib, 27, was drafted in 2008 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and played four seasons with them before being traded to New England late in the 2012 season. The first time an opposing quarterback threw in his direction, it was a pick six for the Kansas product...
Well, after a slow start, things have certainly heated up for the New England Patriots in Free Agency, and that continued today after the re-signing of CB Aqib Talib. After Wes Welker's departure, the Patriots have made all the right moves, and once again optimism has found it's way into Pats fans everywhere. But is this well founded?
With Corner Backs Talib and Kyle Arrington...
Former Patriots running back Danny Woodhead has signed a two-year deal with the Chargers.Fantasy Spin:Woodhead had 747 yards from scrimmage, seven touchdowns and 40 receptions last season. He'll serve as San Diego's third-down back and could provide decent value in PPR leagues considering Ronnie Brown had 49 catches in that role last season.
The New England Patriots were expected to target a safety and on Friday they got their man agreeing to a deal with Adrian Wilson. Wilson previously played for Arizona.
Wilson, 33, agreed to a three-year deal with the Patriots.
Last season the Cardinals began to bench Wilson during passing situations something that is likely to continue in New England.
Excitement isn’t the reaction most Patriots fans had at hearing about the signing of Danny Amendola instead of Wes Welker. But apparently that’s Bill Belichick‘s state of mind.
The Patriots announced Amendola’s signing on Thursday afternoon, including a statement from the head coach, which is an unusual practice for Belichick, to accompany the news.
“We are excited about...
There might have been other factors at play, but on Wednesday, the New England Patriots essentially decided that they'd rather have Danny Amendola on their roster than Wes Welker. The deal Amendola signed with New England pays him a higher annual salary than the one Welker inked with the Denver Broncos, and is nearly as valuable when it comes to guaranteed money.
Over the past two seasons, the New England Patriots have been one of the worst teams in football when it comes to kick returns. In 2011, they finished 29 in the NFL and 25 last season. To improve on that for the upcoming season, the team signed former New York Jets and Seattle Seahawks RB/KR Leon Washington to one-year deal on Thursday. Washington, who can return punts and kicks...
So, we all assumed that the Patriots saw that Wes Welker was being offered two years, $12 million by the Broncos and refused to match that low offer.
Apparently, that wasn't the case. They didn't care because they had already signed Danny Amendola, this didn't happen yesterday when we heard about it. It happened two days ago?
Interesting news: Amendola signed with...
According to reports from Mike Reiss of ESPN and Tom Curran of CSNNE.com, the Patriots actually signed St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola on Tuesday, one day before Wes Welker signed with the Broncos and before the Pats announced the agreement with Amendola. The Patriots and Amendola agreed to a five year, $31 million deal with $10 guaranteed, supposedly on Wednesday. However...
Tom Brady has won with any wide receiver that the Patriots have given him. With many different playing styles and personalities, Brady has always utilized his resources.Wide receivers like Donte' Stallworth, Deion Branch, Troy Brown, Randy Moss, and Jabar Gaffney are a few that Tom Brady has had to adjust to over the years.Unlike Manning, Brady hasn't had two wide receivers...