Patriots Cornerback Roster Reset: Darryl Roberts Adds Elite Athleticism

Bill Belichick neglecting to draft a cornerback until the seventh round of the 2015 NFL Draft was entirely unsurprising. Belichick’s draft needs and fans’ perceived holes on the roster vary wildly. The Patriots’ cornerback situation heading into this year’s draft was reminiscent of the team’s need for a pass rusher heading into the 2011 season. Patriot Nation was foaming...
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Friday Night Football: NFL Preseason Highlights

Week 2 of the 2014 NFL preseason continued on Friday night with some awesome performances around the league. It might still be the meaningless time of the year, but there were a lot of highlights (and some lowlights) from the action on Friday. Because we aim to please here at Sportsnaut, here is the best that was from the action. Brian Tyms with the Catch of the Preseason Thus Far...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Five potential breakout players for the New England Patriots in 2014

The New England Patriots spent the offseason adding to both sides of the ball, through free agency and the NFL Draft. With defensive tackle and first-round draft pick Dominique Easley, and cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, added to the defense, and wide receiver Brandon LaFell and fourth-round draft pick running back James White added to the offense, there are a number...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots post-draft roster breakdown: Defensive Line

With the off-season workouts underway, the rookies’ noses buried in the playbook, and the coaches tweaking the depth chart there is at last a clearer picture of what the New England Patriots 2014 roster will look like at training camp next month. With just the bottom of the roster left to sort out between aging veterans and undrafted free agents, for the most part the roster is...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Free Agent DE Andre Carter Visited Seahawks

  Adam Caplan reports that free agent DE Andre Carter visited with the Seahawks this week. Carter, soon to be 35, hasn’t found any interest as a free agent. In fact, this is the first reported visit for him that we’ve come across this offseason. Last year, Carter signed on with the Raiders after solid season in New England, but couldn’t crack the team’s final 53-man roster...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the New England Patriots need another defensive end

The New England Patriots enter the 2014 season with two strong defensive ends and very little depth behind them. Without a legitimate backup defensive end in 2013 after releasing Jermaine Cunningham and “red-shirting” 2012 third round draft pick Jake Bequette, the Patriots were forced to sign veteran defensive end Andre Carter. Carter hardly made the impression hoped for in...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Andre Carter: Playing for Patriots ‘gives you a different prespective’

New England Patriots defensive end Andre Carter shared some insights on the team during a Q&A with’s John Keim. “Being with New England gives you a different perspective, especially this year,” he said, via Mike Reiss. “We had a lot of major injuries and a lot of key guys out. We could have turned it in early. But Bill [Belichick] kept us humble and hungry. He...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots & free agency: Who goes, stays, signs?

BY DAVID HEIMWith a total of 13 pending free agents and only $7.6 million in cap space available, the New England Patriots are faced with some tough questions early in the 2014 offseason.Free agents:CB Aqib Talib, C Ryan Wendell, OT Will Svitek, LB Brandon Spikes, WR Julian Edelman, RB LeGarrette Blount, TE Matthew Mulligan, TE Michael Hoomanawanui, LB Dane Fletcher, DE Andre Carter...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Andre Carter: Wes Welker’s Hit On Aqib Talib ‘Unacceptable,’ ‘Nasty’

FOXBORO, Mass. — While the rest of the New England Patriots toed the company line and said they had not rewatched Wes Welker‘s game-changing hit on Aqib Talib, veteran defensive end Andre Carter spoke out. The Denver Broncos receiver leveled Talib with 13:36 remaining in the second quarter of the Patriots’ 26-16 AFC Championship loss. Welker was running a pick play on a...
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Made Out Like Bandits in Trade With Vikings Out of First Round of 2013 NFL Draft (Mailbag)

FOXBORO, Mass. — It’s amazing how things can change during the course of an NFL season. Of the 53 players on the New England Patriots’ active roster, eight didn’t even spend training camp with the team. Tight ends Matthew Mulligan and D.J. Williams, guard Chris Barker, defensive linemen Andre Carter, Chris Jones, Sealver Siliga and Isaac Sopoaga and linebacker...
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Pats face finale with playoff seeding at stake

The New England Patriots have plenty at stake in their season finale against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. The Patriots (11-4) have clinched their fifth straight AFC East title, but they can secure a first-round bye in the playoffs with one more win. And if they win and the Denver Broncos lose, the Patriots would clinch the No. 1 spot and home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots get second chance to win division title

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer The New England Patriots get their second chance this season to clinch the AFC East title. The Miami Dolphins can ruin that for the second straight Sunday. With the way the Dolphins have been surging, the Patriots very well may have to wait even longer. Miami's 34-28 win over Pittsburgh last Sunday was its fourth in six games...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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