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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 most likely landing spot for Welker. Welker started his career in Miami. Though he primarily played special teams while there. Miami has been making it a habit of signing players that most other teams consider over the hill (ie. Ricky Williams, Chad Ochocinco, Reggie Bush, seemingly every back-up quarterback around the league). If Welker ends up being on the market you can bet Miami is going to make a serious play for him.
2. New England Patriots – I know the Patriots have never been known for being sentimental, but they are strategic. If Welker has a big year in 2012, I find it very hard to believe they...
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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 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...
The New England Patriots and first-round draft pick Dont’a Hightower have agreed on a four-year contract today (Source: AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
According to the NFL Network, the New England Patriots have agreed to a four-year deal with their first-round pick Dont’a Hightower. The financial agreement has yet to be disclosed but the network is estimating his rookie contract to...
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...
Only rule here is, there are no rules T...
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As we wind down into the final week of the dreadfully long Patriots off-season it’s time to...
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Former New England Patriots offensive lineman Matt Light has been hired to be an NFL analyst on ESPN. Light recently retired after playing 11 seasons. Light, who visited ESPN as a guest NFL analyst in May, will make his debut Monday, July 23. Matt is a great addition to our ESPN team because he sees the world and the game of football from a refreshingly different perspective than...
The New England Patriots agreed to terms Wednesday with first-round pick Dont'a Hightower on a four-year deal, NFL Network confirmed. Hightower, a linebacker from University of Alabama, was selected with the No. 25 overall pick. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Patriots moved up on draft day to select Hightower, sending the No. 31 overall pick and a fourth-round selection...
The first buzz kill of a new Patriots season is always which guys open up camp on the Physically...
Patriots Today - Rookies report to Foxboro: And so it begins…
The Patriots' rookies reported to Gillette Stadium at 8 a.m. today to get training camp underway, and reportedly five players failed their physicals. Howard Balzer of SiriusXM NFL radio, among other outlets, tweeted a short while ago that seventh-round draft pick WR Jeremy Ebert, plus undrafted players DL Justin Francis, WR Matt Roark, OL Jeremiah Warren and OL Markus Zusevics...
The New England Patriots signed linebacker Dont'a Hightower on Thursday. Hightower was selected by the Patriots with the 25th overall pick in this year's draft. The 6-foot-3, 270-pound Alabama product was a unanimous All-SEC first-team selection in 2011. Hightower started 42 of 44 games over four years at Alabama. Source: Sports Network Attached Thumbnails
The Patriots and free agent TE Visanthe Shiancoe will meet on Thursday, NFL.com's Steve Wyche reported Wednesday. Shiancoe, 32, caught 36 passes for 409 yards and three TDs for the Vikings in 2011. The Patriots have an elite TE tandem in Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, and all told, they have six tight ends currently on the roster. However, that includes ex-Giant Jake Ballard...