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Why the New England Patriots' Special Teams Could Be In Trouble

While 2013 wasn't a stellar year by New England standards, there was one particular bright spot on the scoring front: Stephen Gostkowski. The New England Patriots' place kicker led the league in scoring and became Mr. Dependable in crucial situations. He set a personal best 92.7 field goal percentage to go with his seventh straight season with a perfect extra point record...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Training Camp Report: Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft participate in Ice bucket challenge, Jerod Mayo missing

The Patriots and Eagles held their first joint practice of the week today, and there were some pretty nice highlights from the day.The biggest story from the day might not even have had to do with the players on the field, but with the crowd. A record 25,317 fans showed up to watch practice today, with every person in attendance cheering every big play that was made.Before practice...
Via Patriots Life
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Kicking Game: Stephen Gostkowski and Ryan Allen

This is the final installment of the New England Patriots team needs feature at this off-season. If you missed any previous position installments, they can be found here. The series finishes with a look at the special teams performers, particularly the kicker and punter positions. At kicker the Patriots may have a bigger need than many anticipate. Although kicker Stephen...
Via cover32 - Patriots
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots worked out two punters today, but none were signed

The Patriots may need to add a punter this week after Ryan Allen left Saturday’s game with a right shoulder injury, though head coach Bill Belichick told the “Salk & Holley” show on sports radio WEEI in Boston Monday afternoon that no decision has been made yet. The team worked out two punters, Shawn Powell and Robert Malone, earlier this […]The post Patriots worked...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Allen having MRI on shoulder on Sunday

The Patriots are moving on to the AFC Championship Game, but their punter will have to wait for the results of an MRI before he’ll know whether or not he’ll be joining them on the field next Sunday. Allen injured his shoulder while trying to chase down a botched snap on a punt in the second quarter of Saturday night’s 43-22 victory over the Colts. The play resulted in a safety...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots punter Ryan Allen will undergo an MRI

    Patriots punter Ryan Allen will undergo an MRI on his shoulder after getting knocked out of last night’s game against the Colts. #Patriots P Ryan Allen, knocked out vs. Colts with a shoulder injury, has an MRI scheduled this morning. Doesn’t appear anything broken tho — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 12, 2014 Need NFL Tickets? ...
Via Pro Football Zone
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots' Ryan Allen injured in runaway win

The New England Patriots steamrolled the Indianapolis Colts Saturday night, 43-22.  For the most part, the Patriots came away with the win injury free, except punter, Ryan Allen, who injured his shoulder after getting smashed into the Patriots' end zone trying to retrieve and control the pigskin from an awful snap that sailed over his head and into the rainy Foxboro night.Allen...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Allen Gets Pummeled By Colts Special Teamers Following Errant Long Snap (GIF)

Puntin’ ain’t easy. Just ask Patriots punter Ryan Allen, who got pummeled during a punt attempt in the Pats-Colts divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night. Allen was set to punt the ball out of Pats territory in the second quarter when he watched Danny Aiken‘s long snap sail over his head and toward the Pats end zone. Allen raced up and scooped up the loose...
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Punter Ryan Allen Questionable to Return Versus Colts After Suffering Shoulder Injury

New England Patriots punter Ryan Allen suffered a shoulder injury in the second quarter of Saturday’s AFC divisional playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts. His return is questionable, according to the Patriots’ official Twitter account. Allen suffered the injury after long snapper Danny Aiken overshot the Patriots punter. Allen raced back in an attempt to recover the loose...
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Rookie Mid-Season Reset: Ryan Allen Says He Can’t Get Complacent in NFL

FOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots have plenty of rookie contributors this season, but only one first-year player came out of training camp know he had a starting gig — the punter. Ryan Allen beat out Zoltan Mesko for the starting job during training camp and the preseason and it has paid off for New England. While Mesko was released on Tuesday by the Steelers for averaging just...
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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