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Defensive end Mark Anderson had a terrific first season with the Patriots, but with a few days to go before the start of free agency, it's unclear if he'll get a second year in New England. The Patriots have had conversations with Anderson, according to a source, but they haven't amounted to anything as of Thursday. With free agency beginning Tuesday at 4 p.m., there's still plenty of time for the two camps to work out a deal before Anderson hits the open market. But again, it doesn't appear as though anything is imminent. Anderson revived his career as a...

Wes Welker Unlikely to Hold Out If Contract Extension Isn't Reached Immediately

Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker has always been viewed as the ultimate team player, and his loyalty has been considered one of his greatest assets off the field, too. That's why it shouldn't be viewed as much of a surprise that several people close to Welker believe if he's under contract, he'll honor it and won't hold out for a long-term deal. Welker's...

Draft Needs: New England Patriots

Matt Peterson tracks the offseason needs of every team in the league. Today’s franchise, the New England Patriots. [full archive here] Season Recap: The Patriots, once again, were one of the best teams in the league, and had it not been for a dropped pass, a fourth Super Bowl ring could easily be resting on Tom Brady’s pinky finger (middle or index, for that matter). The most...

Patriots TE Gronkowski wants to burst Madden Curse

Madden Curse? New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is willing to take his chances. Gronkowski is lobbying to be on the cover of the Madden '13 video game, according to NESN. The standout tight end is telling his fans to "Get Hype'd and Get Gronk'd" in his bid to adore the cover of the popular game. Then again, previous players who have been featured...

Report: WR Lloyd 'very interested' in Patriots

Free agent wide receiver Brandon Lloyd admitted he is intrigued about joining the New England Patriots.Lloyd told that he is "very interested" in the Patriots and would like to be reunited with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.McDaniels was the head coach in Denver in 2010 when Lloyd had a breakout season, hauling in 77 catches for 1,448 yards and 11 touchdowns...

Rob Gronkowski campaigns for Madden '13 cover (Video)

The voting has started to see who will be the cover athlete on the upcoming Madden '13 video game, and New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has released a video asking fans to vote for him to be on the cover. In the video, Gronkowski is still wearing a cast on his ankle after his recent surgery, so he had some help from his brothers. We have just one thing to say...

"With McCourty, a healthy Dowling (hopefully) and Arrington, the Patriots have some talent there, and..."

“With McCourty, a healthy Dowling (hopefully) and Arrington, the Patriots have some talent...

"On level of interest in joining the Patriots: “Very interested. And..."

“On [Brandon Lloyd’s] level of interest in joining the Patriots: “Very interested....

Video: Vote Gronk For Madden NFL 2013 Cover

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski has taken to YouTube to campaign for the Madden NFL 2013 Cover and he does it as only Gronk can. You can vote for Gronk over at the SportsNation Facebook page. Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook as well.

Chad Ochocinco, Fiancee Evelyn Lozada Land VH1 Reality Show 'Ocho & Ev'

Chad Ochocinco may have had a disappointing 2011 season, but apparently that hasn't stopped him from landing more TV gigs. The Patriots wide receiver and his fiancee, Evelyn Lozada, landed a new show on VH1 called Ocho & Ev, Terez Owens reports. The show will reportedly begin filming this spring and "will document Evelyn and Chad's upcoming wedding and new life together...

Brandon Lloyd hints he could be interested in giving Patriots a discount

With this year’s wide receiver free agent class being absolutely stacked, the Patriots could already be the front-runner for one of the top options. Brandon Lloyd has played 10 NFL seasons, and one of them stands above all the others. As a member of the 2010 Broncos under Josh McDaniels, Lloyd caught 77 passes for 1,448 yards and 11 touchdowns — all career highs. The Rams then...

It’s Friday! With the start of Free Agency looming this...

It’s Friday! With the start of Free Agency looming this Tuesday it’s time to start getting excited about the Patriots team-building process. They’ve got the cap room and plenty of their own free agents that they need to sign, so it should be an exciting week. Maybe that will make Monday a little less dreadful.

The New England Patriots and free agency: Wide Receiver

It’s hard to believe we’re at the start of the new NFL year. The Patriots are coming off a Super Bowl loss, but 2012 looks to be another high level year and they are primed to get better. Bill Belichick has to retool the wide receiver corps and continue to improve his defensive secondary. Given the track record of unable to develop wideouts from the college ranks, we feel that...
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