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Local Products Making Names for Themselves with Patriots

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...
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Patriots Rumors: Rookie QB Jimmy Garoppolo passing Mallett on depth chart?

The Patriots made a splash in the media after drafting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the second round of May's draft. The young talent Garoppolo holds shows promise for the future of New England once Brady's gone, but one obstacle stands in Garoppolo's way to becoming the 2nd QB on the depth chart -- Ryan Mallett.#453662342 / gettyimages.comRyan Mallett started the...
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What we learned from the New England Patriots win against the Eagles

  Jimmy Garoppolo can actually play Granted, it’s only the preseason, but Garoppolo has looked very good these first two weeks. What’s really surprising is that his game-time performance seems to go against everything we’ve seen and heard so far on the practice field. Up until this point, Garoppolo had not been good. He was going through entire practices without out completing...
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Jimmy Garoppolo rises above

From the deepest hole on the depth chart, rookie Jimmy Garoppolo has risen to stake his claim as the Patriots backup quarterback. And really, it all happened over eight days. Garoppolo took over for Tom Brady after two series in the first quarter of last night’s preseason matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles at Gillette Stadium and continued his sizzling summer run. He completed...
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Jimmy Garoppolo, Ryan Mallett Shine In Patriots’ Preseason Win Over Eagles

FOXBORO, Mass. — Penalty flags dominated what should have been an entertaining, back-and-forth preseason game between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles. Flags seemed to fly during every play, and it severely slowed down the game. Hopefully, by the time the regular season rolls around, teams learn not to commit the penalties that keep getting called or the refs start...
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Patriots Training Camp Observations: Jimmy Garoppolo Shines; Ryan Mallett Absent

FOXBORO, Mass. — It might be too early to declare that the New England Patriots have a backup quarterback controversy, but rookie Jimmy Garoppolo is making the most of his reps with Ryan Mallett absent at practice. Garoppolo completed 9-of-14 passes in 7-on-7s drills, and he went 16-of-24 in 11-on-11s. Garoppolo threw an interception in 7-on-7s, but his pass clanged off he hands...
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Jimmy Garoppolo gains confidence in preseason opener

It took a little while, but live football action is back on our TV screens. Thank Brady for that. Although it is a somewhat diluted product compared to what we’ll see once the regular season kicks off, these exhibition games are still important to watch in order to see how the whole team is shaping up. That being said, Bill Belichick rested almost all of his starters last night...
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Jimmy Garoppolo, Malcolm Butler Among Patriots Stars Of Preseason Opener

Jimmy Garoppolo won over some New England Patriots fans in his preseason debut. The rookie quarterback was one of the lone bright moments for the Patriots in Thursday night’s 23-6 loss to the Washington Redskins. He completed 9-of-13 passes for 157 yards with a touchdown in the second half after “starting” quarterback Ryan Mallett struggled in the first two quarters. Garoppolo...
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Patriots back up quarterback’s first NFL game will be the one he plays in tomorrow

Jimmy Garoppolo is a very solid quarterback, but he has never been to an NFL game in his entire life.  Well tonight, the second rounder from Eastern Illinois will finally be live at an event.  The wild thing is he will be playing likely in the game.  Jeff Howe    @jeffphowe  Jimmy Garoppolo: “I’ve never actually been […] The post Patriots back up quarterback’s first...
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Twitter Tuesday: New England Patriots backup QBs getting different reactions

With just a few days until the Patriots first preseason game, training camp is already in full force. Some players have shined, while others have been challenged. When it comes to the quarterback position, we all know what Tom Brady can bring, but it is the development of the two backups that has many people interested, and, so far, they couldn’t be more different. - Jimmy Garoppolo...
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