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Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker has always been viewed as the ultimate team player, and his loyalty has been considered one of his greatest assets off the field, too. That's why it shouldn't be viewed as much of a surprise that several people close to Welker believe if he's under contract, he'll honor it and won't hold out for a long-term deal. Welker's teammates said throughout the 2011 season that he never spoke about his contract behind the scenes. It simply wasn't a distraction he was willing to bring to the locker room. Before last season, though, those close to...

Wes Welker 'Glad' to Remain With Patriots for 2012 Season After Being Franchised by Club

There are times where NFL players are less than thrilled to be slapped with the franchise tag. Apparently, in the case of Wes Welker and the Patriots, this is not one of those times. The Pats franchised Welker on Monday afternoon, and late Monday night, Welker at least gave the impression that he's happy to be back in New England, when he took to Twitter to say that he was "...

Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots Tight End, showed up at...

Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots Tight End, showed up at Saddle Ranch (by hollywoodtv) Hernando in Hollywood, playing it cool for the paparazzi.

Draft Needs: New England Patriots

Matt Peterson tracks the offseason needs of every team in the league. Today’s franchise, the New England Patriots. [full archive here] Season Recap: The Patriots, once again, were one of the best teams in the league, and had it not been for a dropped pass, a fourth Super Bowl ring could easily be resting on Tom Brady’s pinky finger (middle or index, for that matter). The most...

Report: WR Lloyd 'very interested' in Patriots

Free agent wide receiver Brandon Lloyd admitted he is intrigued about joining the New England Patriots.Lloyd told that he is "very interested" in the Patriots and would like to be reunited with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.McDaniels was the head coach in Denver in 2010 when Lloyd had a breakout season, hauling in 77 catches for 1,448 yards and 11 touchdowns...

"With McCourty, a healthy Dowling (hopefully) and Arrington, the Patriots have some talent there, and..."

“With McCourty, a healthy Dowling (hopefully) and Arrington, the Patriots have some talent...

"On level of interest in joining the Patriots: “Very interested. And..."

“On [Brandon Lloyd’s] level of interest in joining the Patriots: “Very interested....

Patriots franchise Welker after crucial Super Bowl drop.

FOXBORO, MA, March 5- Despite a post-season that has seen everyone from his quarterback’s wife to his team’s fan base doubt every single shred of football DNA in his body, WR Wes Welker will return to the New England Patriots for at least one more season. Please click the link to read the rest of the story and watch video footage.

Video: Rob Gronkowski, brothers campaign for Rob to be on Madden ’13 cover

Rob Gronkowski is a finalist to be on the cover of Madden ’13 this summer. After the season he had, that should surprise no one. Gronk Nation was infectious this past season to say the least. Whether it’s spiking a puck at a minor league hockey game or dancing on a torn up ankle after a Super Bowl loss, Gronk goes hard no matter what he does. He was already the perfect candidate...

The New England Patriots and free agency: Wide Receiver

It’s hard to believe we’re at the start of the new NFL year. The Patriots are coming off a Super Bowl loss, but 2012 looks to be another high level year and they are primed to get better. Bill Belichick has to retool the wide receiver corps and continue to improve his defensive secondary. Given the track record of unable to develop wideouts from the college ranks, we feel that...

The New England Patriots and free agency: Safety

The Patriots love to play a split safety system, dividing the field in 2 halves and covering the deep ends. The issue is you can play this system with ordinary players and get decent results. Playing a disciplined cover 2 shell is a conservative style that yields little over the top big plays. However, it gives up 10-20 yard gains in chunks as the voids in the defense; As it expands...

Patriots tag Wes Welker with hope of getting new deal done

Well, we waited all day for word to come down, and we did have questions about whether they were going to go through with it at all. They didn’t wait to the very last minute, but they might as well have. Just before 3pm, the official press release came in: "Wes Welker is a remarkable football player for our team and has been a vital component to our offense and special teams...
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