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Titan Talk Week 8: Titans vs. Texans Edition

The past week for the Tennessee Titans has been far from quiet. Since the Titans, led by backup quarterback Charlie Whitehurst, fell to 2-5 in a disappointing 19-17 loss to the Washington Redskins, they have traded away outside linebacker Akeem Ayers to the New England Patriots, promoted running back Antonio Andrews from the practice squad to the active roster to prevent the Buffalo...
Via Pro Football Spot
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Akeem Ayers happy to be somewhere he has a chance to play

Linebacker Akeem Ayers had fallen out of favor in Tennessee this season, leaving him as a healthy scratch for five of the team’s seven games and, unbeknownst to him, on the trading block. The Titans pulled the trigger on a deal this week, sending Ayers to the Patriots along with a 2015 seventh-round pick in exchange for a sixth-round selection. Ayers has only been a member of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

The New England Patriots need to find some consistency very quickly

One tenet of the Bill Belichick defense in New England has been a deliberate attempt to prevent a big play in the passing game. Year-after-year, fans bemoan the “bend-but-don’t-break” defense that allows opponents to sustain drive-after-drive giving the opponent small chunks of yardage in exchange for taking away downfield plays. In 2014 the Patriots rank at the top of the...
Via cover32 - Patriots
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

In the Red Zone: Chicago Bears at New England Patriots Preview Week 8

This Week The New England Patriots host the Chicago Bears at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro MA on Sunday at 1 p.m. The Bears The Patriots Overall Record 3-4 Overall Record 5-2 Road Record 3-1 Home Record 3-0 AFC East 1-2 NFC North 1-0 AFC Conf 1-2 NFC Conf 1-0 Brad Allen is the referee for the game. The Line/Prediction As of Thursday the line on the game from sportsbetting...
Via Sox and Dawgs
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Newly Acquired LB Akeem Ayers: “I’m just happy to be here”

Akeem Ayers was a member of the Tennessee Titans at the beginning of this week. How quickly things can change. At the end of the week he is studying a new playbook and getting to know his new teammates on the New England Patriots. After being acquired via a trade…
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Source: Patriots Re-Signing Linebacker Ja’Gared Davis To Practice Squad

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots are finally adding a ninth player to their practice squad. The Patriots are signing linebacker Ja’Gared Davis to their practice squad after the second-year pro cleared waivers on Thursday, a source familiar with the situation told NESN.com. Davis was signed to the active roster on Oct. 4 when the Patriots waived wide receiver Kenbrell...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Akeem Ayers ‘Happy To Be’ With Patriots After Titans Cut His Playing Time

FOXBORO, Mass. — Akeem Ayers has no idea when he’s going to play or where he’s going to line up, but the newly acquired New England Patriots linebacker is happy after being traded by the Tennessee Titans. Ayers quickly went from being a versatile, every-down player to a healthy scratch in five of seven games this season. He underwent two knee surgeries over the offseason and...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick must see something in newly acquired LB Akeem Ayers

Phil Perry, CSNNE: The Patriots think they have something in linebacker Akeem Ayers, but it sounds like they're not sure how exactly he'll fit in with their defense until he's spent more time with the team."We'll see," Patriots coach Bill Belichick said when asked about Ayers' strengths. "Start working with him today. He's played linebacker...
Via Patriots Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How Can the Patriots Stop the Run?

Kyle:  Nothing this year- but maybe in the future they shouldn’t cut guys who can play like Tommy Kelley just because there is a cheaper alternative on the roster. Sometimes you can’t just plug and play guys- sometimes the more expensive guy is a better player who will do more to help the team win. Raj:  Find someone who can fill in Mayo’s role. Maybe Dont’a Hightower,...
Via Foxboro Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The new Patriots defense: What is the best scheme after all the injuries?

The defense may be different on Sunday (Patriots.com)After losing Jerod Mayo for the season, the Patriots learned that they could be without Chandler Jones for up to a month. In order to shore up a front seven that will be without two of their top leaders, the Patriots traded for OLB Akeem Ayers and signed free agent DE Alan Branch to the roster.Without knowing specifically Bill...
Via Patriots Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sounds like more Titans’ players could be traded

It sounds like the Tennessee Titans may not be done with trading away their players. After dealing away linebacker Akeem Ayers to the New England Patriots this week,  teams are also interested in Nate Washington, Wesley Woodyard and Michael Griffin, per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapport. Teams are examining the #Titans roster now after Akeem Ayers was dealt: Watch WR Nate Washington...
Via Pro Football Zone
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three things the New England Patriots have to do to beat the Chicago Bears

The Patriots have been playing well the last few weeks, but that’s not enough. Right now, the AFC is a dangerous place, and it’s going to become a bloodbath as the playoffs near. The Broncos, Chargers, Ravens and Colts all look like legitimate threats, and even the Dolphins are slowly proving they are hear to stay in the AFC East race. Starting with the Bears on Sunday, the Patriots...
Via cover32 - Patriots
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Podcast: Banged-Up Defense Could Be Vulnerable Against Bears

The New England Patriots are 5-2, but question marks still surround the first-place AFC East team as it enters the season’s midway point. Linebacker Jerod Mayo and running back Stevan Ridley were put on injured reserve after both left last Thursday’s game against the New York Jets with knee injuries. Also injured is defensive end Chandler Jones, who’s battling a hip injury...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nate Washington could be on trade block for Titans

The Tennessee Titans parted ways with one veteran on Tuesday in Akeem Ayers. Could Nate Washington be the next known commodity to be sent on his way? NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday on NFL Total Access that teams have been calling the Titans about Washington, who recently lost his starting job in Tennessee to Justin Hunter. Rapoport has heard the Titans could...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Titans Could Trade Veteran WR Nate Washington Before Deadline

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Tennessee Titans could consider trading veteran WR Nate Washington along with other veterans ahead of next Tuesday’s trade deadline. This news comes just a day after the Titans sent OLB Akeem Ayers and a seventh-round pick to the Patriots in return for 2015 sixth-round selection. Tennessee is clearly not in the running to make a...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots acquire former UCLA linebacker Akeem Ayers in trade with Titans

After struggling a bit to start the season, the New England Patriots (5-2) have more or less stabilized things, and are now looking to provide Tom Brady and company with some help in a very competitive AFC.Today, the Patriots announced that they have at least added a piece to their defense, acquiring LB Akeem Ayers in a trade with the Tennessee Titans. Other outlets have reported...
Via The Daily Sports Herald
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Titans sign tight end with Ayers' trade finalized

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have signed tight end Richard Gordon, filling the roster spot freed up by trading linebacker Akeem Ayers to the Patriots. The Titans announced the moves Wednesday, saying only that Ayers was traded for a future draft selection. They also agreed to terms with linebacker Nate Askew and wide receiver Derek Moye to the practice squad. The 6...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Akeem Ayers Now A Patriot But Still Mr. October In Titans Calendar (Photo)

Akeem Ayers will be a Tennessee Titan for the rest of October in some people’s minds. That’s because the linebacker, who was traded to the New England Patriots on Tuesday, is the featured Titans player this month in the team’s calendar. You can scratch off the days - and player - on this month's @TennesseeTitans calendar. Go ahead, Albert Marks http://t.co/vi1ZFODuaE...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Akeem Ayers Passes Physical; Patriots Cut Ja’Gared Davis To Finalize Trade

FOXBORO, Mass. — Akeem Ayers officially has joined the New England Patriots. The Patriots announced that they acquired the 25-year-old linebacker from the Tennessee Titans on Wednesday morning. Terms of the trade were not disclosed, but CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported on Tuesday that the Patriots swapped a sixth-round draft pick for a Titans’ seventh-rounder to pull off...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Akeem Ayers, Alan Branch Will Help Patriots’ Run Defense At A Major Cost

The New England Patriots made the 2014 version of Chris Johnson look like vintage CJ2K just six short days ago, but after a major injury and two savvy acquisitions, their ability to stop the run might be the defense’s strength. Over the last week, the Patriots placed Jerod Mayo on injured reserve, gave up 218 rushing yards to the New York Jets and reportedly lost Chandler Jones...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Bolster Roster with Two Moves

Tuesday's are generally off days at Gillette Stadium. This generally means quiet days from the New England Patriots -- This Tuesday was a much busier Tuesday than most. The Patriots have reportedly agreed to trade for linebacker Akeem Ayers from the Tennessee Titans and sign free-agent defensive tackle Alan Branch. This news came along with a report from the Boston Globe'...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots reportedly lose top pass rusher Jones for a month

The next four weeks of the New England Patriots’ schedule just became even more difficult. Defensive end Chandler Jones is expected to miss the next month of the season with a hip injury, a league source told The Boston Globe’s Shalise Manza Young on Tuesday. The Patriots are scheduled to play the Chicago Bears (3-4), Denver Broncos (5-1) and Indianapolis Colts (5-2) over the...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A deeper look at Akeem Ayers

Today the Patriots acquired Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Akeem Ayers via trade today.The Patriots recently lost Jerod Mayo to a season ending injury and have lost Chandler Jones for a month due to a hip injury. So a linebacker was an essential and it was almost a guarantee that they were going to trade for a linebacker it just depended on who.The Patriots got a good deal on...
Via Patriots Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday's wheelings and dealings around the division

BY DAN BEGNOCHEIt was a busy day for general managers in the AFC East Tuesday, as all four teams were drafting contracts, new and old, ahead of the trade deadline Oct. 28. Here's what went down:New York JetsGang Green signed wide receiver Jeremy Kerley to a four-year, $16 million extension, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN.com. The 25-year-old, who's tallied close to 1,900...
Via AFC East Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Titans trade LB Akeem Ayers to Patriots

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee has traded linebacker Akeem Ayers to the New England Patriots in what coach Ken Whisenhunt says gives the linebacker a fresh start. Whisenhunt said on his radio show Tuesday night the trade probably was the best for both Ayers and the team. The Titans traded Ayers and their seventh-round draft in 2015 to the Patriots and will receive New England&...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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