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Patriots defense taking big hits with absence of Jamie Collins, Rufus Johnson

The New England patriots defense has taken some big hits over the past few weeks with the absence of their top player linebacker Jamie Collins and solid role player defensive end Rufus Johnson. According to Mike Reiss of ESPN, both came down with a virus that has knocked tham out of action the past few weeks after losing a lot of weight and strength in the process. Reiss writes:...
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November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Add Three Safeties, Place Rufus Johnson On NFI, Cut Cornerback

Apparently the New England Patriots can’t have enough safeties. The Patriots claimed safety Dewey McDonald off waivers from the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday. They also signed safeties Ross Ventrone and Floyd Raven to their practice squad. They now have 10 safeties between their 53-man roster and practice squad. To make room, the Patriots placed linebacker Rufus Johnson on non...
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Practice Report: Shaq Mason Returns, Three Remain Out

FOXBORO, Mass. — A starting offensive lineman returned to practice for the New England Patriots on Friday. Rookie left guard Shaq Mason was back on the field after missing Wednesday and Thursday’s practices with a knee injury. Mason had a brace on his right knee and appeared limited in his return to the field. Defensive end Jabaal Sheard (ankle), offensive tackle Marcus Cannon...
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Travaris Cadet, Rufus Johnson Among Patriots On The Roster Bubble

The next six days will be filed with difficult decisions and even tougher conversations for the New England Patriots. The Patriots must cut their roster from 83 players to 75 by Tuesday and 53 by Saturday at 4 p.m. The Patriots’ depth is loaded at safety, pass rusher and offensive line, which means very talented players will be left off their regular season roster. Here are six...
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Sign Three, Including RB Dion Lewis, To Future Contracts

The New England Patriots are planning for 2015. The Patriots signed running back Dion Lewis, linebacker Rufus Johnson and defensive tackle Anthony Johnson to future/reserve contracts. The Patriots worked out Lewis in November after he was released by the Indianapolis Colts. Lewis, Johnson and Johnson can spend the offseason with the Patriots under future contracts. The Patriots...
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

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