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Patriots’ James Develin Muscles In For First Career Receiving TD (Video)

You know things are going well when James Develin is scoring touchdowns. The New England Patriots got off to a hot start in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium and were knocking on the door with a seven-point lead near the end of the first quarter. That’s when Bill Belichick decided to unleash his secret weapon: Fullback James Develin...
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady gives James Develin the ultimate praise

The story of James Develin is pretty remarkable.At one point in time, he was the guy on the Patriots Madden roster that wasn't really on the team, but was on the video game roster because the Pats didn't really have a fullback. Develin spent the 2012 season on the Patriots practice squad. A former undrafted defensive lineman out of the Ivy League Brown University, Develin bounced...
Via Patriots Life
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Brady Wants To Target James Develin In Patriots’ Passing Game

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots might have a secret weapon on offense this season. Fullback James Develin, who also has seen snaps at tight end, has caught three passes for 40 yards and a touchdown during the Patriots’ first two preseason games after catching just four passes for 62 yards all of last season. Brady wants to get Develin involved in the passing game...
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

James Develin Showcases Versatility With Patriots’ Tight End Corps Lacking

FOXBORO, Mass. — James Develin doesn’t care where he plays, as long as he’s playing football. Develin played defensive end during his college career at Brown. Then, he made the switch to fullback, appearing in all 16 games at the position with the New England Patriots last season. Now, at least until the Patriots can find a way to keep their tight ends off the injury list...
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Tight end injuries could mean more Justin Jones and James Develin in preseason

Photo via foxboroughfreepress.blogspot.comIt's well known that the Patriots are looking for a backup tight end ever since Aaron Hernandez decided the NFL life was too easy for him and became a mass murderer. Plus with Gronk's injury history becoming all the more serious, a real number two (at times number one) tight end is needed on the roster. Well it seems that the Patriots...
Via Patriots Life
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

James Develin, jack of all trades, is now a roster lock

On December 1, 2013, the Houston Texans must have known the play that Patriots QB Tom Brady called down by the goal line. For a fullback to play all 16 games, and carry the ball only 4 times from scrimmage, Wade Phillips must be a defensive genius. The Texans knew the play, and James still shook off all 4 tacklers to get into the end zone for his only touchdown of the season. If...
Via Patriots Life
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

James Develin seems to be joining the tight end mix

Photo via patriots.comWith Rob Gronkowski recovering from a torn ACL and... yea, thats it for tight end. So the Patriots have a big hole to fill. They did resign Hooman and have two undrafted rookies (Justin Jones and Asa Watson) looking to make an impact. But that doesn't seem to be quite enough at tight end.Throughout the spring it seems James Develin has been practicing with...
Via Patriots Life
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots longshot FB Develin never gave up

The fullback with the Ivy League engineering degree wouldn't be stopped. James Develin kept moving his legs after being knocked back on his leap with the ball at the 1. More than half the defenders hit him. None could keep him from scoring. The play that began at the left hash mark ended about halfway to the left sideline. That's where Develin finally fell into the end zone for...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

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