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Steve Grogan was the New England Patriots quarterback for 16 years, from 1975 to the year 1990. In 1975 the New England Patriots drafted Steve Grogan in the fifth round. He went to school at Kansas State, where he was one of the schools all time leaders in offense. Steve Grogan played in thirteen games that year, out of a fourteen game season. He started 7 games of the last 8 because of the poor play of quarterback Jim Plunkett, the New England Patriot's starter for the four previous years. The New England Patriots went 3 – 11 in 1975, But Steve Grogan showed promise: He threw for 1,976 yards 11 touchdowns 18 interceptions He also had 110 yards rushing with three rushing touchdowns.   The following year in 1976, the New England Patriots traded Jim Plunkett, and made Steve Grogan their starting quarterback, and he immediately made an impact. They finished 11 – 3, which was their best record in team history to that point, with: 1903 yards passing 18 touchdown passes 2...

Brandon Lloyd, Wes Welker Only Safe Receivers for Patriots and 19 Other Thoughts

The Patriots have gotten much more aggressive in free agency, and they're continuing to build the team as they get closer to the draft. The Patriots have added depth at several positions, putting themselves in a place where they won't have to necessarily reach for a particular position, though if they do, it will probably be on defense. But that's still a month away....

Vote: After Signing Brandon Lloyd, Should Patriots Release Chad Ochocinco?

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Logan Mankins played with a torn ACL in the Super Bowl

If Patriots fans are looking for an excuse as to why the Giants’ pass rush was able to dominate New England’s offensive line in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl, Logan Mankins has provided them with a decent one. Before you rip me apart for being a Giants hater, I’m not saying it is an excuse and the Patriots would have won otherwise, but it certainly didn’t help. According...

Rob Gronkowski Lands No. 2 Seed in Madden Cover Tournament, Will Face Brandon Lloyd in First Round

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Patriots Announce Signing of WR Brandon Lloyd

Foxboro, MA (Sports Network) - The New England Patriots officially announced the signing of free agent wide receiver Brandon Lloyd on Tuesday among four other moves. The Patriots also re-signed offensive lineman Dan Connolly and signed tight end Daniel Fells and defensive end Jonathan Fanene, both free agents. They released linebacker Christian Cox. The Lloyd signing had been...

Report: Logan Mankins played in the Super Bowl with a torn ACL

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Could the Patriots trade up in the 2012 NFL Draft?

Bill Belichick is in a rare spot for the 2012 draft One of the biggest running jokes of the Bill Belichick era for the New England Patriots is that Bill Belichick does not ever use his draft picks. Basically, the Patriots have two picks in the first round, they will likely take three players in the second round and third round and turn one of those first round picks into a first...

Report: Patriots Expected to Sign Tight End Daniel Fells

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Patriots sign Robert Gallery, Donte Stallworth

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