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The Patriots have a whole lot of needs this off-season, and one of the most popular to point to is the secondary. Last year, the Patriots defense started out terribly against the pass. Then they traded for Aqib Talib, promoted Alfonzo Dennard to starter, moved Devin McCourty to safety, and vastly improved.
Unfortunately we could be looking at yet another complete makeover in the secondary. So, I've decided to make a list of the top free-agent cornerbacks on the market with a Patriots focus. A couple of these guys are going to come with a hefty price, which almost always means that the Pats are a long shot to sign them, but they've been linked to the Patriots in some way.
Without further ado, the top five cornerbacks the Patriots could sign as free-agents.
1. Aqib Talib:
I don't need to say much about the impact Aqib Talib can have on a secondary. He along with Alfonzo Dennard completely turned around the Patriots' porous unit last year. Unfortunately, there's...
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RIP Mosi Tatupu, New England Patriots 4/26/1955-2/23/2010
Patriots’ right tackle Sebastian Vollmer had knee surgery, according to Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald. Vollmer is set to explore the free agent market in March, but recently underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his knee. This is another injury being fixed in a long line for the often injured tackle. Vollmer has a chronic back problem that will keep the Patriots from...
Watching 22 year olds run really fast for hours on end can get boring. Just ask Bill Belichick.
The Patriots’ head coach was watching the combine from inside Lucas Oil Stadium and he either had a crick in his neck or he was tremendously bored. Maybe he slept on it wrong? We’ve heard those Indianapolis hotel pillows can be uncomfortable.
Check out the mesmerizing gif of Belichick...
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is not shy. The man is known almost as much for his over the top, hard-partying personality as he is for his skill on the football field. That's probably why the Rich Eisen Podcast wanted him as its Oscars correspondent on the red carpet this Sunday.
The big man would have no trouble approaching anyone. Heck, half the time they...
Chasing The Patriots (by ESPN)
Every move the Dolphins make this off-season should be geared toward beating the Patriots. I think they should pursue athletic tight ends to really attack the Patriots linebackers in coverage. That’s where they’ve been weakest over the past three seasons.
Irving Fryar, New England Patriots
New England Patriots head coach and renowned killjoy Bill Belichick is in overdrive 24-7-365. That would explain why he gave us one of the most head-turning moments of the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine on Sunday—see what I did there…
So why was Belichick whipping his head back and forth with his eyes closed?
Was he poking fun at how less-than-thrilling the Underwear Olympics...
Kyle Arrington has a good year in 2011, then followed up with an absolutely miserable one in 2012. For whatever reason, the Patriots seemed to have blanked out this past season and are deadset on making sure the former undrafted rookie doesn't his the open market.
The Patriots will meet with Kyle Arrington's representation this week at the combine to discuss...
“All of this is not to suggest that the Patriots are a team that doesn’t have issues of their...
Patriots’ Combine News And Notes (by ESPN)
The NFL Scouting Combine continues to roll on at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis this weekend. It's a time for the nation's top college football players to impress coaches, executives, and personnel in hopes of improving their draft status.One head coach who has apparently had enough of the Combine already is New England Patriots skipper Bill Belichick. Belichick, who has...
The New England Patriots are close. The team has played in two straight AFC Championship games and lost Super Bowl VLVI by less than a touchdown. So what is missing from the Pats? The defense has improved considerably from 2011 to 2012, the running game appears stabilized with Stevan Ridley, and Tom Brady … Continue reading »
The flow of Patriots news starting to pick up a bit this week with the NFL being in Indianapolis for...
Sebastian Vollmer is expected to be one of the NFL’s premier free agents this offseason. But before getting his next contract settled, Vollmer first had to square away some physical ailments,
Vollmer underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Wednesday, according to Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald, which could explain the right tackle’s struggles toward the end of the season...
In the franchise tag discussion which has dominated Patriots off-season story lines, Sebastian Vollmer is one of three players who has been mentioned as a possible recipient of the tag, along with Wes Welker and Aqib Talib. The Patriots have until March 12th to franchise or sign Vollmer or he will hit the free-agent market.
An important piece of the Patriots offensive front since...