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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...
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

Develin enjoys being on the receiving end

With each passing week, James Develin’s days as a defensive lineman at Brown University become more and more forgettable. Instead of plugging holes, Develin began his career as a tough-guy fullback with the Patriots. Now paper-thin at tight end, the Patriots are choosing to throw the football to the 6-foot-3, 255-pounder. He’s not complaining. “It’s fun being a football...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 16, 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

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

"With the Patriots practicing in full pads the last two days, fullback James Develin’s..."

“With the Patriots practicing in full pads the last two days, fullback James Develin’s...
Via Pats Propaganda
July 28, 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...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Do whatever you do, like New England’s James Develin

Watch New England Patriots’ fullback James Develin’s touchdown run against the Houston Texans. Then you’ll know what I’m talking about. I love that my kids love football. Not only because I can watch with them, but because sometimes they learn things. I have two boys: 4 and 1 ½ years old. My oldest learned how to chant “Defense!” with me at an early age. My youngest...
Via The Penalty Flag
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Re-Sign Fullback James Develin After Cutting Tight End, Center

FOXBORO, Mass. – James Develin wasn’t gone for long. The Patriots re-signed the fullback just two days after he was released from the team, according to Nick Underhill of Develin was with the team throughout training camp and preseason. He was released Tuesday to make room for tight end Matthew Mulligan. Develin played fullback and tight end with the Patriots this...
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots release James Develin

The Patriots continue to tweak their roster, a process that isn't likely to stop at any point. Fullback James Develin is the latest casualty. A surprise move given his strong camp and value as a blocker both in the backfield and potentially as a tight end. James Develin has been released, according to a source — Nick Underhill (@Nick_Underhill) September 2, 2013
Via Patriots Life
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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