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New England Patriots
The Patriots took the field for Day 2 of joint practices with the Eagles in Philadelphia on Wednesday, and there was one new addition among those missing in action.
Just as they were on Tuesday, defensive backs Ras-I Dowling and Nate Ebner, wide receivers Michael Jenkins and Mark Harrison, offensive linemen Marcus Cannon, Dan Connolly, Tyronne Green, Kevin Haslam and Markus Zusevics, defensive lineman Jermaine Cunningham as well as Rob Gronkowski (PUP) and Armond Armstead (non-football illness) were all absent at practice. Undrafted rookie tight end Brandon Ford also joined that group on Wednesday, according to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald.
The Patriots are already a bit thin at the tight end position, with Gronkowski still recovering from offseason back surgery. Now, with Ford on the shelf, at least for the day, the Patriots are left with just four active tight ends on their roster in Jake Ballard, Michael Hoomanawanui, Daniel Fells and undrafted rookie Zach Sudfeld. The foursome...
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Tom Brady and his receivers put on a clinic vs. Eagles - Sports - The Boston Globe:
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says the offense isn’t were he would like it to be, but they’re “making progress.” “I think it’s better than what it was when we started and I think that’s the important thing,” said Brady during his Tuesday press conference. “We’ve got to keep building. We’re four weeks from our first game, so we’ve got to use very...
According to the Boston Globe, rookie tight end Zach Sudfield has been running exclusively with the Patriots starting offense and is looking great. TE Zach Sudfeld: Running exclusively with the first unit at this point, he is catching everything thrown his way and looks potentially like the best tight end on the field. Sudfield made a great catch during Wednesday’s scrimmage against...
Big-play Jamie Collins makes impact | Boston Herald:
The Patriots linebacker has notched at least...
Every off-season when the NFL draft rolls around, Bill Belichick can be counted on for at least one "Who the Hell is that!?" early-mid round pick. In 2012, it was Tavon Wilson with the 48th pick of the 2nd round. And according to a report from Mike Reiss, Wilson is now being surpassed at camp by this year's mystery pick, Duron Harmon.
The selection of Harmon, who played...
Photo Credit: Chitose Suzuki, Boston Herald Chitose Suzuki In 2012, the Patriots ran more plays and scored more points than any team in the league. While much of their offense came from quarterback Tom Brady and the passing attack, New England did a surprising amount of damage on the ground. In fact, Seattle was the only team in the entire league with more rushing attempts. To be...
With the uncertainties at tight end earlier this month with Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez having two completely different issues, it seemed that Belichick struck a moment of sheer brilliance when he grabbed former Giants tight end Jake Ballard off of waivers last offseason. Now, it seems as if Ballard has not come as advertised and could possiblynot even make the roster according...
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Tim Tebow shared some thoughts on what's going on with his ex-college teammate Riley Cooper, who is involved in a major controversy.
Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots wide receiver Donald Jones is retiring
from the NFL due to advanced kidney disease, according to NFL.com's Dan Hanzus.
Jones has reportedly battled kidney disease his entire life and has finally decided
to retire. Evidently, Jones had a mild scare while taking a physical for the
Indianapolis Colts this offseason when his blood pressure...
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen’s California mansion has been in the news ever since construction on the massive 22,000-square-foot house was started a few years ago. When it was finished earlier this year, the moat that surrounds it became a big story on the Internets and everybody had their fun.
The house is back in the headlines this week after developers posted photos of the...
Plaxico Burress joked at the beginning of training camp he and New England quarterback Tom Brady were the ''grandpas'' of the NFL. Burress is ready to show the kids in his meeting room he's still got it.
The 35-year-old finds himself in a unique position in the twilight of his career. Burress is a backup behind Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown and is fighting...
OVER/UNDER: 5 interceptions (Regular Season)
Prediction- Under (4 interceptions): Since entering the league, Talib's pick totals and games played have gone as follows by season:
- 2008: 15 GP, 4 INT
- 2009: 15 GP, 5 INT
- 2010: 11 GP, 6 INT
- 2011: 13 GP, 2 INT
- 2012: 10 GP, 2 INT
No doubt that when healthy this guy is a legit #1 cornerback, but I do have concerns about his...
Here come the no-fun police again. The NFL is cracking down on player celebrations yet again as they gear up for the 2013 season, and this time they’re targeting some of the most popular touchdown celebrations, according to ESPN 1500 in Minnesota. NFL officials have been instructed to stress unsportsmanlike conduct penalties this season, with a greater emphasis on “any player...
Last week Connecticut police spent hours each day combing the bottom of a Bristol lake, looking for the alleged murder weapon that killed Odin Lloyd.
According to reports, divers were unable to find anything in Malone’s Pond.
According to Pro Football Talk, investigators will return to the area next week to search a smaller body of water near Pine Lake.
We have to assume that Carlos...
The Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles have a pre-season game this weekend and what better way to start a potential rivalry than practicing together. This week, the Eagles and Patriots have scheduled joint practices with each other that is not rare for the Patriots to do as they have in the past with teams such as the New Orleans Saints.
Things did not start out as planned for the...