The NFL future of Patriots linebacker Darius Fleming looked somewhat bleak this time last season. The second year St. Rita and Notre Dame grad was coming off his second ACL tear in as many seasons and was at risk of losing his occupation as a member of the San Francisco 49ers.
Fears became reality on May 12, 2014 as Fleming was released by the team that drafted him in the fifth...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots signed linebacker Darius Fleming to the 53-man roster from the practice squad Saturday.
Fleming was signed by New England as a free agent in May. The former Notre Dame player spent the 2012 and 2013 seasons on injured reserve with San Francisco.
The Patriots are at Green Bay on Sunday.
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November 29, 2014
Darius Fleming could be set to make his NFL debut Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.
The Patriots signed Fleming off the practice squad to fill their 53-man roster. The linebacker was drafted in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL draft by the San Francisco 49ers, but knee injuries kept him out for two seasons.
The Patriots originally signed Fleming on May 16. He made it through initial...
FOXBORO, Mass. — One of Bill Belichick’s favorite phrases is “practice execution becomes game reality.” The New England Patriots might be hoping that quote rings true for rookie running back James White.
White was among the Patriots’ practice players of the week as they prepared for the Buffalo Bills. Cornerback Malcolm Butler, linebacker Darius Fleming and defensive end...
The Patriots announced a change to their linebacker depth chart on Saturday afternoon.
The New England Patriots might have tipped their hand to Jamie Collins’ availability on Saturday.
The Patriots waived outside linebacker Darius Fleming and signed a more traditional linebacker, Deontae Skinner, from their practice squad, according to the league’s transaction wire. Collins missed practice Friday after being limited Thursday with a thigh injury.
St. Rita steamrolled over Dunbar 56-8 on Friday night. The score was 42-8 at the half, with much help from Tyre Lee, the Mustangs senior RB. Lee scored four times, including this 92-yard run.
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Lee even got some love from Rita graduate, and current member of the New England Patriots, Darius Fleming.
One was drafted for the purpose of one day superseding an NFL legend. The other, a free agent acquisition, is merely attempting to prove himself worthy of a roster spot after injuries have hampered the first two seasons of his NFL career.
For Chicagoland products Jimmy Garoppolo and Darius Fleming, New England is a land of endless opportunity.
Though fate ultimately led each player...