The role players laying the foundation for a Super Bowl run

The matchup for Super Bowl LI is set as the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots will meet in Houston with a championship on the line. In all the prep leading up to the game we will hear about Tom Brady, Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and all the stars who will surely be the focus of the game.However, a whole team contributes to the success and there are guys that are just as important...
Via Yardbarker
January 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots to place FB James Develin on season-ending IR

When New England Patriots fullback James Develin left Saturday's game with a leg injury, it appeared to be serious. He was diagnosed with a broken tibia, but there was a chance he could return this season. On Tuesday, however, the Patriots plan to place Develin on injured reserve, ending his season before it could begin.The Patriots likely opted to place Develin on IR to free up...
Via FOX Sports
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Place James Develin On Season-Ending Injured Reserve

New England Patriots fullback James Develin’s season reportedly is over. The Patriots will place Develin on season-ending injured reserve, a source told the Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe on Tuesday. Develin reportedly fractured the fibia in his right leg Friday night against the Carolina Panthers. Placing Develin on injured reserve will free up a roster spot for the Patriots, who...
Via NESN.com
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: James Develin Could Miss 6-8 Weeks; Ex-NFL Doctor Says Longer

The New England Patriots are hopeful James Develin can return to the field in 2015, but a former NFL team doctor is a bit less optimistic. The Patriots fullback is scheduled to have surgery on a broken right tibia he suffered in Friday night’s preseason game against the Carolina Panthers and is expected to have a 6-8 week recovery, a team source told ESPN’s Mike Reiss early Saturday...
Via NESN.com
August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

New England Patriots FB James Develin Suffers Broken Leg After Getting Slung Down In Tackle

The fullback is a position that many teams do not even carry anymore, but there are still some teams out there that use them (and their running backs are very grateful). They are great for throwing lead blocks for their running backs, but when they get the ball it is fun to watch them work. They are not speedy, but they are not slow either. They are, however, some big ole boys.The...
Via FatManWriting
August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Resume - James Develin

What if New England Patriots' head ball coach Bill Belichick required resumes from his players - what would those look like?  We take a stab at them, in alphabetical order...Dear Coach,As an Ivy leaguer, I am pretty good with numbers and such, and I tend to see things in black and white instead of the vague surrealistic fog that most players in my position drift through.Not that...
Via Foxborough Free Press
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

For a dying breed of NFL fullbacks James Develin has found a way to make his mark

In the ever-changing National Football League formations, strategy, and play books shift to trends of the modern day. Over the years advances in strategy has slowly written off the position of fullback. No longer is Larry Csonka bursting through the seems on the or making bone crushing blocks on a down to down basis. AROUND COVER32 Fantasy Football 2015: Ranking the NFL’s quarterbacks...
Via cover32
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
January 18, 2015  |  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...
Via NESN.com
August 20, 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 Associated Press
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Best of Yardbarker: Don't sleep on the Stanley Cup Playoffs

The 'Beast Mode as a parting gift' quiz

Everything you need for the 2017 NFL Draft

Our favorite undrafted players of all time

Kicking it: Orlando surges while the Galaxy struggles

Three Up, Three Down: Madison Bumgarner gets grounded

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'NFL Draft Day is finally upon us' quiz

Most memorable 'NFL Draft weekend drama' stories

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Eastern rivalries take center stage

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker