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2013 could be a big year for Patriots running back Shane Vereen reports ESPN Boston's Field Yates.Fantasy Spin:With Danny Woodhead out of the equation (he signed a two-year deal with the Chargers on Friday), Vereen will move up to second on New England's running back depth chart. Vereen is expected to inherit Woodhead's old role as the team's passing down back. He should all see a decent amount of third down touches throughout the year. Vereen won't be a 1,000-yard threat like his teammate Stevan Ridley but he's certainly a player to keep an eye on in PPR formats.

Patriots fans can breathe again, defense has been added

If it’s one thing Patriots fans have been shouting at their radios, TV’s and computers while watching free agency coverage it’s “get some defense, Bill!” And finally Bill did just that. But not before he challenged the trust people had in his decisions. Bellicheck, who has been worshipped in New England for over ten years, finally was challenged by Patriots fans...

NFL coaches (sans two) pose for class photo

At the NFL annual meeting in Phoenix, 30 of the 32 NFL head coaches got together to pose for this nice 2013 class photo. The two missing coaches?

Adrian Wilson is a great pickup by the Patriots

It won’t be looked at as one of the higher profile free-agent signings of the offseason, but it is one of the most important. While the New England Patriots made it a goal to add some youth to their roster this offseason, they also understand the importance of having veteran leadership, specifically in their defensive backfield. The latest addition to their team is former Cardinals’...

New England Sends Brandon Lloyd Packing

New England continues to stay busy and releases another receiver in Brandon Lloyd. Lloyd was second in receptions with the Patriots last year behind Wes Welker with 74 for 911 yards and four touchdowns.  He was due to make $1.9 million in 2013 that would have come with a $4.9 million cap hit. The Patriots look to new hires Danny Amendola and Donald Jones to take the place of their...

Wes Welker is a symbol of the Pats struggles

Fresh faces are heading to the New England Patriots wide receiver core as Wes Welker gets used to the thin air in Denver and Brandon Lloyd tests the cold free market. The Pats and Tom Brady will have to get used to new players like Danny Amendola, Donald Jones and Emmanuel Sanders. It’s almost comparable to the 2007 influx of wide receivers like Wes Welker, Randy Moss, Donte...

Patriots Sign Free Agent Tackle Will Svitek

The Patriots have signed offensive tackle Will Svitek to a deal, the terms of the deal are not yet known.  Svitek was a sixth round pick by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2005 out of Stanford where he played on the defensive side of the ball, but was converted to offense when he joined the Chiefs.  Svitek was signed by the Atlanta Falcons in 2009 and spent last season on injured reserve...

Pats made 'better' offer to Welker?

Patriots owner Robert Kraft, still smarting over Wes Welker's departure to Denver, stated that the team made a better financial offer to keep the receiver.

Vote: Who Has Been the Patriots’ Best Free-Agent Signing This Offseason?

Like many NFL teams, the Patriots have been busy since free agency opened last Tuesday. Their most talked-about acquisition is surely slot receiver Danny Amendola, who was brought basically to replace Wes Welker just hours after news surfaced that Welker had signed a two-year deal with Denver. But the Pats’ moves didn’t stop there. New England soothed fans’ disappointment over...

Aqib Talib re-signs, one-year deal with the Patriots

The Patriots defense - particularly the secondary - struggled mightily to start the 2012 season. The Patriots then made an uncharacteristic trade at the NFL trade deadline, sending a third round pick to the Buccaneers for Aqib Talib. Things started to turn around after that as, under the radar, the Patriots defense turned into one of the better units around the league after that...

Breaking News: Danny Woodhead Bolts To The Chargers With Two Year Deal

Breaking News - Former New England spark plug, Danny Woodhead, has left to join the San Diego Chargers, signing a two-year deal. NFL Impact - Tom Brady loses another one of his favorite weapons, making two in the past two days. The Patriots have utilized Danny Woodhead better than any team possibly could. They found crafty ways to get him the ball and often hid him behind that...

Patriots Snag Safety Adrian Wilson

The New England Patriots needed help in the secondary and folks help is on the way in the form of former Arizona Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson who inked a three-year deal with the team. Wilson, 33, was released earlier this month after 12 seasons in Arizona that led to four All-Pro selections and 5 Pro-Bowls.  He is large, at 6’3” and 230 lbs he will be a presence in the...

Aqib Talib Signs 1 Year $5 Million Deal With Patriots

Talib is banking on a big year with the Patriots, so he can cash out in free agency next year. Interesting gamble, we will see if it pans out.

Patriots showing interest in Dumervil

This article originally appeared on the blog 60 Max Power O. Find more coverage here . It would be poetic justice if the New England Patriots could sway defensive end Elvis Dumervil to play in Foxboro. The Denver Broncos were able to sign longtime Patriots receiver Wes Welker with the old strategy of double dipping, getting a great receiver while hurting a conference foe. Revenge...

Pats owner blames agents for Welker’s exit

New England new england patriots owner Robert Kraft was unusually revealing Monday in lamenting receiver Wes Welker's defection to the Denver Broncos, saying the team wanted the receiver back and placing the blame squarely on the shoulders of Welker's agents.,

“Say It Ain’t So Wes!” Wes Welker’s Departure and the Future of New England’s Offense

All good things must come to an end. Wes Welker’s introductory press conference in Denver. (AP PhoteAndrieski) So, when Patriots fans woke up Wednesday morning, after hours of wringing their hands at the start of the NFL’s annual feeding frenzy (also known as free agency), they had one thing on their mind: Wes Welker.  For if their lives as Patriots fans, as subjects of ...
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