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So apparently new Patriots receiver Josh Boyce was on the phone with the Dolphins during the fourth round with them telling them that they were going to select him with the 104th pick. He hung up thinking that he'd be playing alongside Mike Wallace in South Beach.
Things obviously didn't turn out that way.
“As soon as I got off the phone the Patriots called me,” Boyce told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “You never know,” he said. “I’m just glad God gave me the opportunity to get drafted. I can go forward from there.”
So, the Dolphins loss is the Patriots gain. It might add another minor wrinkle into the AFC East rivalry.
One thing is for certain, Boyce is a hell of a player. He fell in the draft due to a broken toe. CSNNE links to the video above and Tom E. Curren shares this insight:
At about the 1:30 mark, you’ll see Boyce lined up as the lone wideout to the right, run about an 8-yard out (not sure why he has the hop start to his route, but…), turn the defender...
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Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports believes that free agent defensive end John Abraham would be a good fit for the New England Patriots.
He made his tour of visits, and he’s been pretty firm with his asking price, but this still leaps out as a Bill Belichick move to me. He is always collecting veteran edge players who can add situational help, and the Pats are always in the hunt....
The New England Patriots released five players Monday, including defensive back Malcolm Williams. Williams, 24, was a seventh-round draft pick in 2011. He has rotated between the 53-man roster and the practice squad over the past two seasons. He played in four regular-season NFL games and three postseason games. He had two special teams tackles in two games last season. The Patriots...
According to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston, the New England Patriots have cut wide receiver Jeremy Ebert.
Ebert could be mistaken for Wes Welker on the field; his size and frame have a similar look.
Maybe off it also, as he’s heading out of town to make room for receivers Aaron Dobson and Josh Boyce. Reiss writes:
‘Ebert didn’t make the Patriots out of training camp last season...
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But further Googling and Youtubing showed that Collins isn’t just a demon...
To get down to the required 90-man roster by NFL offseason standards, the New England Patriots have waived tight end Brad Herman.
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The Patriots were successful in their attempt to move running back/return man Jeff Demps after the Olympic Sprinter announced that his devotion to Track & Field would limit his time on the gridiron. In addition to Demps' open devotion to track, the Pats signed Pro Bowl return specialist Leon Washington this offseason as well.
So the need to keep Demps quickly spiraled...
To get down to the required 90-man roster by NFL offseason standards, the New England Patriots have waived fullback Tracy Robertson.
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Getting drafted in the seventh round isn't exactly the greatest thing for players. Sure, it's great to say that you were drafted, but it's very rare that seventh rounders stick around. At least as an undrafted free agent you can chose a team where you might have a chance to compete.
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With Brandon Lloyd and Wes Welker gone, Tom Brady needs someone to throw to, right?
The Welker role was famously filled by free agent Danny Amendola, who is expected to play Z receiver in two-wide sets and slot receiver in three-wide sets. But Lloyd’s role in the offense will be the best competition to watch as rookie mini-camp, OTAs and training camp draw near.
There are four...
The NFL is a league based on patterns and trends. Coaches, players and front-office personnel are constantly studying the successes of certain teams to try and create their own blueprint.
The Patriots always seem to be one of those test cases. First, it was the aggressive press coverage of their cornerbacks, which forced the league to more strictly enforce the five-yard illegal contact...
On Monday the Jets cut ties with embattled quarterback Tim Tebow after only one season. No one picked him up on Waivers Tuesday, and now he’s officially a free agent. The Jets made a big mistake by picking him up because they had no idea how to use him, and now they are still paying [...]The post Why Tim Tebow fits perfectly with the New England Patriots appeared first on Punch Drunk Wonderland.
The New England Patriots prepared for the upcoming season in the usual way; by going for quantity in signings, in the expectation that they will end up with the quality they seek.In truth, the Patriots have had some notable successes in the free agent market.The draft, this year, seemed to run heavily in favor of defensive players. While the Patriots' latest free agent list may...