Found December 06, 2012 on Football Nation:
This game could very well be decided by injuries. New England will be lacking two huge offensive producers in Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski.The Patriots offense has at times this season, appeared to be unstoppable. This week though, they will be without two key starters – Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman. Last week against the Dolphins, the Patriots produced just 213 net passing yards, their second-lowest total of the season.  Bill Belichick is one of the best at putting his pieces in a position to succeed. If anyone can keep an offense going after losing two guys that big, it’s Bill.Houston may have lost a key piece as well, though it may not be new news, it is still big news. Johnathan Joseph remains on the Texans’ injury report as ‘questionable.’ If Joseph is unable to go (we’ve seen his impact in the past,) the Patriots may very well have a bid day passing the football.They have been on fire this season, though the Dolphins slowed them down quite a bit in week 13. Brady was...

First look at Gronkowski in animated form

(PHOTO: 7 News Twitter) Patriots All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski may be a bit off the radar due to his broken forearm, but not for long. 7 News Tweeted the following this morning: Rob Gronkowski – like you’ve never seen him before. Animated! But what for?… — 7News (@7News) December 5, 2012 Looks like the first renderings...

Playing Xbox with Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski fetches $36K at charity gala

So, how much would you pay to play an hour of XBOX with New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski? Apparently, three buyers at the Joe Andruzzi Foundation's New England Celebrities Tackles Cancer Gala decided to spend $12,000 a piece for some gaming time with Gronk. Here is more details about the event from the folks over at Off The Field: Part of an auction staged...

Report: Julian Edelman Is Likely Headed to Injured Reserve With Broken Foot

The Patriots could be without their No. 3 wide receiver for the remainder of the season. Julian Edelman has a broken foot and could be headed to injured reserve, according to Dan Roche of WBZ. Edelman hurt his foot in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s win over the Dolphins and was seen leaving the locker room on crutches in a walking boot. The Patriots already made plans to replace...

Patriots place Edelman on IR, re-sign Stallworth

Wide receiver Julian Edelman was placed on injured reserve with a foot injury by the New England Patriots, who re-signed veteran Donte' Stallworth. Offensive lineman Mitch Petrus was released from the 53-man roster, while offensive linemen Tommie Draheim and Colin Miller were signed to the Patriots' practice squad. Edelman was injured in Sunday's victory over the...

Patriots place Edelman on IR, sign Stallworth

The New England Patriots have placed wide receiver Julian Edelman on season ending injured reserve and have signed free agent wide receiver Donte Stallworth. Patriots announce WR Julian Edelman (foot) to injured reserve; WR Donte’ Stallworth re-signed; G Mitch Petrus released. — Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) December 4, 2012   var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document...

Two breakout games and then a broken foot, Patriots move Julian...

Two breakout games and then a broken foot, Patriots move Julian Edelman to IR ending his season. Patriots Re-Sign Donte’ Stallworth; Place Julian Edelman on IR; Release Mitch Petrus; Signed 2 to Practice Squad:… — New England Patriots (@Patriots) December 4, 2012 The real impact of this will be felt in the punt return game where Edelman’s explosiveness...

Edelman to IR

In my Triumphant return to blogging after a much needed mental break, I am here to break you some ****** ******* news...NFL Sources tell #wbz tv the news not good on Julian Edelman. Broken foot, likely needs surgery and likely headed to IR. #Patriots— Dan Roche (@RochieWBZ) December 4, 2012Yeap, you heard it right, Edelman out for the season. Let's just hope Dante Stallworth...

Rob Gronkowski Visits Emerson College to Teach Social Media Class for a Day (Video)

Since Rob Gronkowski broke his forearm blocking for an extra point against the Colts, a lot of people have been speculating how the Patriots’ big man would spend his free time. But it’s doubtful that anybody saw this coming. The students at Emerson College were presented with a challenge: make contact with one celebrity and get them to agree to come guest teach their class. One...

Brandon Lloyd Must Be More Productive in Short Passing Game With Julian Edelman on Injured Reserve (Video)

Julian Edelman really started to make an impact before the Patriots placed him on injured reserve with a broken foot. Now, New England is forced to figure out how to replace the wide receiver’s production. Edelman had come on in recent weeks, showcasing his skills in both the return game and on offense. He had three total touchdowns in the last three weeks, including both a receiving...

Stallworth: Playing football beats watching TV all day

The phrase "off the couch" is a standard cliché used in reference to free agent football players who are signed midseason. Cliché doesn't mean inaccurate. Wide receiver Donte' Stallworth, who didn't make the New England Patriots' team out of training camp, was again picked up by the Patriots this week after New England put Julian Edelman on Injured Reserve...

Vote: Which Patriots Player Needs to Step Up Most Against Texans on Monday Night?

The Texans have one of the best defenses in football, which normally wouldn’t be that big of a problem for the NFL’s highest scoring offense. But with both Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman unavailable for Monday’s game — and Edelman done for the season, in fact — the Patriots could be in some trouble. Tom Brady is down two of his favorite targets, and to make matters worse...

Matthew Slater Using ‘Next Man Up’ Mantra, Ready to Take Julian Edelman’s Spot in Patriots’ Offense If Needed

FOXBORO, Mass. — Donte Stallworth is back in New England. But he’s not the only veteran with a chance to fill the Patriots’ void at wide receiver. When Julian Edelman went down with a broken foot during Sunday’s win in Miami, Stallworth — who had worked out for the Patriots just a week earlier — was brought in as his replacement.  But the veteran receiver may need some...

Patriots Fans Pay $36,000 To Play Video Games With Gronk

At Monday’s Joe Andruzzi Foundation’s New England Celebrities Tackles Cancer Gala, three deep-pocketed Patriots fans paid a total of $36,000 to win the opportunity to play Xbox with Pats tight end Rob Gronkowski. According to the Globe, the prize was orginally supposed to be for one winner to have a four-hour session of gaming with Gronk, but the bidding (egged on by hosts...
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