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Akeem Ayers’ Patriots Role Likely To Change When Chandler Jones Returns (Mailbag)

Let’s put a popular misconception to bed. The myth: that New England Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington should only be used in the slot. Arrington has proven over and over again this season that he’s a versatile cornerback who can line up all over the field and excel against various types of wide receivers. Arrington is pegged as the Patriots’ slot cornerback, because that...
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Patriots struck gold acquiring Ayers

Steven Senne/APAs a New England Patriot Akeem Ayers has been a solid starter, playing over 70 percent of the snaps on defense and according to Belichick:He has done about what we expected him to do. He learned very quickly, got on the field quickly, has a lot of position flexibility physically, and has a lot of position flexibility mentally in terms of assignments -- rushing, covering...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots LB Akeem Ayers: Lopsided Trade Benefiting New England.

Without defensive end Chandler Jones and linebacker, Jerod Mayo, landing on IR, the Patriots acquired Ayers, in what could be described as a lopsided deal. 
Via CLNS Radio
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dumpster diving Belichick proving that one man's trash is another man's treasure

Akeem Ayers was projected to be a first round draft pick.At 6' 3" and 255 pounds, Ayers hit on everything that you could want out of a strong-side linebacker: rangy with excellent ball skills, possessing an arsenal of pass rush moves and a finishing burst that caused many experts to label him a can't miss, immediate impact player coming out of UCLA.Akeem Ayers celebrates a sack of...
Via Foxborough Free Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Akeem Ayers couldn't be happier with his time in New England

In Other News The Grass Is In Fact Greener On The Other Side— AKEEM AYERS (@Akeem_Ayers) November 18, 2014Moving day was Tuesday, October 21st. NFL: There was a thought that Ayers would fit better in new defensive coordinator Ray Horton's 3-4 scheme; however, it never happened. Ayers has mostly been a healthy scratch for the Tennessee Titans and has played just 10 snaps in 2014...
Via Patriots Life
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Akeem Ayers Appears To Take Shot On Twitter About Ex-Team Titans

Akeem Ayers is no longer a member of the Tennessee Titans, and he sure seems happy about that fact. The New England Patriots linebacker is enjoying life with his new club after being acquired from the lowly Titans on Oct. 21. With the Titans taking on the Pittsburgh Steelers on “Monday Night Football,” Ayers was reminded of what used to be. The Titans lost 27-24 to the Steelers...
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Titans linebacker gloats after team's MNF loss

Akeem Ayers took a fair bit of enjoyment in seeing his former team blow a lead and lose to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night. Ayers was a second-round pick of the Tennessee Titans in 2011 and played three seasons for them before being traded to the Patriots last month. The Patriots have won three...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Report: Akeem Ayers’ Absence From Practice Not Injury Related

FOXBORO, Mass. — Good news: New England Patriots edge rusher Akeem Ayers is not injured. Ayers missed practice Friday for undisclosed reasons. The linebacker/defensive end was spotted at the Patriots’ facility however, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Defensive end Chandler Jones (hip) was the only player absent from practice Friday...
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Practice Report: Akeem Ayers, Chandler Jones Not Spotted

FOXBORO, Mass. – The New England Patriots’ depth at defensive end now might be dangerously shallow. Akeem Ayers, acquired from the Tennessee Titans a week before the trade deadline, was absent from practice Friday. Ayers was not listed on the injury report Thursday. Starting right defensive end Chandler Jones also remains out of practice with a hip...
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots have already won the Akeem Ayers trade

Akeem Ayers was sitting on the bench hoping to get to play for Ken Whisenhunt and the Tennessee Titans.  The Titans traded Ayers for practically nothing.  The Patriots gave up a 6th round draft pick for Akeem Ayers and a seventh rounder.  The Titans are a pitiful 2-6. The Patriots on the other hand are […] The post Patriots have already won the Akeem Ayers trade appeared first...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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