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“The Patriots are still the kings of the East. They still have Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, the two most important guys in the organization. The formula has been that their [defensive] front four is very strong. The [Richard] Seymour’s and the [Ty] Warren’s and Mike Vrable’s. They at least had big-time guys on the front line. Now, they bring in Jonathan Fanene, and he’s a good player. But he’s not a dominant player. He’s serviceable and so is [cornerback] Will Allen. They didn’t put any money last year into their secondary. If you look at the Patriots model, they take all their money and put it in the offensive line to protect Brady. The thing about the Patriots is that their offense is their strength. But if they got that defense going, they’d be unstoppable.”
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Today, the Patriots opened up training camp to the rookies; most were ready, and some were not. Reports are out that 5 rookies had failed their physicals, most notable was 7th round pick WR Jeremy Ebert.
The others were WR Matt Roark, OL Markus Zusevics, DL Justin Francis and OL Jeremiah Warren.
Ebert has been placed on the active/physically unable to perform list, and the other...
Foxboro, MA – The New England Patriots signed former Alabama linebacker Dont’a Hightower on Thursday.
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The New England Patriots were unable to reach a long term agreement with Wes Welker during the off-season. Instead, Welker used the franchise tag to stay with the team in 2012. The Patriots could franchise tag their prolific pass-catcher again next off-season. But assuming they don't, where could he land? Here are five possibilities:
1. Miami Dolphins – Miami is the...
The last of the 2012 rookie class has signed his deal. Linebacker Dont’a Hightower, the 25th pick overall, agreed to a four-year contract with a team option for a fifth.
Dont’a tweeted yesterday, wanting “to (thank) everyone who has helped me reach my dream.”
The sigining is good news for all involved, as rookies are reporting to training camp today. According to the Boston...
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The New England Patriots signed first-round draft choice Dont'a Hightower on Thursday to a four-year contract.
Hightower, 22, was selected by New England with the 25th overall pick in April. The 6-foot-3, 270-pound linebacker from Alabama was a finalist for the Chuck Bednarik, Butkus and Lombardi Awards, and was a consensus All-American in 2011.
Hightower started 42 of 44 games...
When the rookies reported to Gillette Stadium earlier this week they were subjected to their team physical and five of the 1st year players failed according to the team.
Failing the physical on Thursday were WR Jeremy Ebert, WR Matt Roark, DE Justin Francis, OL Jeremiah Warren and OL Markus Zusevics.
Ebert was placed on the Active/PUP list as he is still suffering from a leg injury...
Its mid-July and the patience of the average NFL fan is running thin. We need football back! Training camps start around the league in the next few weeks and as usual I will take a look into my favorite division in the NFL, the AFC East.
The AFC East is one of the easiest divisions to predict year in and year out as there is always the gold standard set by BB and Tom Terrific.
Patriots Today - Rookies report to Foxboro: And so it begins…
The first buzz kill of a new Patriots season is always which guys open up camp on the Physically...
The New England Patriots announced that they have signed their first round draft pick Dont’a Hightower, a linebacker out of Alabama. Hightower is the final draft pick to sign his contract.
It is reported to be a four-year contract worth $7.7 million of which $6.3 million is guaranteed.
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