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Andre Carter shares his off field passion. Marcus Cannon is activated to the 53-man roster. It’s all inside today’s edition of the News Blitz.

Andre Carter Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

New England Patriots DE Andre Carter was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week by the NFL on Wednesday. Carter earned the award with his 4.5 sack feat in New England's 37-16 win over the New York Jets on Sunday night at MetLife Stadium.  Carter set a franchise record with 4.5 sacks in one game breaking the old record of 4 held by Julius Adams at Atlanta (12-4-77), Tony...

Marcus Cannon, Activated by Patriots With Cancer in Full Remission, Says Roster Promotion Is 'Awesome'

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots rookie offensive lineman Marcus Cannon was excited to take another step in his journey back to the football field. Cannon, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma before the NFL draft, was promoted to the active roster Tuesday, which was the deadline for the Patriots to either activate him or end his season by placing him on injured reserve. ...

Remember when Patriots DE Andre Carter set the franchise record for sacks? Well…

After the Patriots defeated the Jets, Andre Carter was celebrated. The veteran defensive end earned 4.5 sacks of Gang Green QB Mark Sanchez. That set a franchise record. It lasted until today. Upon further review, the NFL awarded Carter’s half a sack to defensive end Mark Anderson, leaving Carter with just four on the game, which ties the record. Carter now has 8.5 on the season...

Video of the day: Patriots rookie OL Marcus Cannon discusses making the 53-man roster

On Tuesday, we learned that Patriots rookie OL Marcus Cannon, who recently beat cancer, was added to the 53-man roster. That’s pretty cool. Yesterday, Cannon showed up at his locker and discussed it. Now, he wasn’t fantastic. Clearly, this first-year player was trying his best to keep it close to the vest. But you might want to see it, anyway. Check out my video:

Is there any question who the Bottom Line Performer is this...

Is there any question who the Bottom Line Performer is this week? Patriots fans have longed for a player like Andre Carter for a long time and it seems that he’s only gotten better and better this season.

Andre the Giant

Patriots defensive end Andre Carter vaulted up the NFL's sack board Sunday night in East Rutherford, N.J., rocketing...

Subject to Review: How did the Patriots pass rush generate 5 sacks? … and links!

For so many hours, we’ve spent wondering when the Patriots would have a pass rush. In fact, that’s been a storyline over the past three seasons. And now? Well, it’s here. That was evident when DE Andre Carter, the 32-year-old veteran, turned in a career performance with 4.5 sacks against the Jets, doing so with plenty of help from his friends. That was the topic of my weekly...

Key player

Patriots defensive end Andre Carter, dressed in black, quietly enters the movie theater lobby and sits behind a baby grand piano.

Marcus Cannon done being sick

FOXBORO - Patriots rookie Marcus Cannon has been celebrated for beating cancer, a feel-good story with national...

Marcus Cannon added to Patriots’ active roster

Patriots rookie offensive lineman Marcus Cannon has completed his recovery from an unexpected bout with cancer, and the team has now deemed him sufficiently healthy to be elevated to the active 53-man roster. On Tuesday, the Pats shifted Cannon from the reserve/non-football illness list. Cannon had been practicing with the team, during the three-week window…

Patriots Week 10 Studs & Duds

Here are some Patriots who were studs in their Week 10 victory over the New York Jets, and some who were more of a dud.StudsTE Rob Gronkowski. Gronk has really become a force at the tight end position. Tom Brady targeted him 11 times and connected with him 8 times for 118 yards and 2 touchdowns. The connections were also meaningful connections, of course the two touchdowns and several...

Thursday morning one-liners

The Bills are shuffling their offensive line again. Dolphins TE Anthony Fasano is nursing an ankle injury. Patriots DE Andre Carter didn’t set the franchise sack record, after all. Will the Jets be able to stop the Broncos’ run-heavy offense? Ravens LB Ray Lewis missed practice Wednesday with a foot injury. Bengals QB Andy Dalton…
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