Armond Armstead Retired From the New England Patriots After a Second Heart Attack

There are certain things that should never be a concern to a someone that is just 23 years old like former New England Patriots defensive lineman Armond Armstead. He should be concerned about making weight, getting to team meetings on time, and what his sack dance is going to be--not whether he is going to have another heart attack.Yes, I said another.via TwitterRead more »
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Heart attack prompted Armstead's retirement from Pats

By Darren Hartwell New England Patriots defensive lineman Armond Armstead retired last July at just 23 years old. In a statement released by the team, coach Bill Belichick said Armstead had dealt with an “unusual” amount of adversity. Now we have an idea of what Armstead was going through. According to the Sacramento Bee, the former USC star is filing a lawsuit against his...
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Preview: New England Patriots’ Tom Brady rated as top-10 QB option

With training camps getting underway this week, the NFL season is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with updates from now until the start of...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Quotable Monday: Armond Armstead retires way too soon

“It has been a pleasure being around Armond, as he gave us everything he could to play for us. Armond worked extremely hard since joining us last February. He’s had a lot of adversity personally that he’s had to deal with—unusual compared to most other players—but he’s always had a great attitude, worked hard and really did everything we asked him to do. While it is unfortunate...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Temporary Patriots D-lineman Armstead retires at 23

BY NICK ST. DENISArmond Armstead is calling it a career.The New England Patriots defensive lineman, who leaves the league without ever playing a down, announced his retirement Wednesday. Armstead, 23, originally signed with the Patriots last February after one season with the CFL's Toronto Argonauts. The 6-foot-5, 305-pounder, however, was placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots' Armstead Retires; Medical, Legal issues indicated

Armond Armstead had so much potential as a football player that Bill Belichick once said that he would have been a high draft pick coming out of USC, had he not suffered a Toradol-induced heart attack as a Junior in the program.Now Belichick just hopes that he can realize his potential in another walk of life, as the former defensive lineman and All Star for the Toronto Argonauts...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots DL Armond Armstead retires

New England Patriots first-year DL Armond Armstead announced his retirement on Wednesday. Armstead, 23, signed with the Patriots on Feb. 1, 2013, after one season with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.  He was placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury List on Aug. 26, 2013. “It has been a pleasure being around Armond, as he gave everything he could to...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots DL Armond Armstead Announces Retirement At Age 23

Armond Armstead’s New England Patriots career is over before it even really had a chance to begin. The 23-year-old defensive lineman announced his retirement on Wednesday, in a somewhat surprising move. Armstead signed with the Patrios last year from the Canadian Football League. He eventually was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list after undergoing a procedure to treat...
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots DL Armond Armstead Retires

One of the questions heading into training camp has been answered today. As the now former New England Patriots defensive lineman announced his retirement via
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots DL Armond Armstead Retires From The NFL

  The New England Patriots announced Wednesday that DL Armond Armstead will be retiring from the NFL. “It has been a pleasure being around Armond, as he gave everything he could to play for us,” HC Bill Belichick said in a statement. “Armond worked extremely hard since joining us last February. He’s had a lot of adversity personally that he’s had to deal with – unusual...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick: Armond Armstead Has Dealt With ‘Unusual’ Adversity For Patriots

Armond Armstead, for the second straight year, has disappeared from New England Patriots practices. Hopes were high that the USC and CFL product would be a key third-down contributor for the Patriots in 2013 at defensive tackle, but the team sent out a cryptic email in late July stating that Armstead had surgery to treat an infection. He was placed on the non-football illness list...
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots' defensive line status up in the air while injuries mend

There was something wrong even before his Achilles tendon snapped like a taut rubber band.Prior to the 2013 season, Vince Wilfork had missed a total of six games in nine years, amassing 323 solo tackles and disrupting three times as many plays before they even had a chance to get started - his girth not so impressive at times as what he could do despite his size, his unique athleticism...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots OTAs Attendance: Alfonzo Dennard, Armond Armstead Among Absentees

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots had an All-Pro offensive lineman and a key offseason addition back on the field for organized team activities on Thursday. Guard Logan Mankins and wide receiver Brandon LaFell practiced after missing OTAs last Friday. Wide receivers Aaron Dobson (foot), Jeremy Gallon and Derrick Johnson, offensive tackle Cameron Fleming (college graduation...
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agent Kevin Williams: Tell The Patriots To Look Me Up

Kevin Williams seemed like a natural fit to sign with the New England Patriots when he hit free agency this offseason, but the five-time All-Pro defensive tackle remains without a job. Williams seems open to the idea of playing for the Patriots if they reach out to him, however. “Well, give them a call,” Williams told USA Today’s Tom Pelissero on Tuesday. “Tell them to...
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 New England Patriots to watch at OTAs

With the draft finally over, NFL teams can begin to focus on football. Because the draft was about two weeks later than usual, rookies were hustled into their new training grounds to get acquainted with their surroundings, meet the trainers and prepare for their offseason workouts. Official offseason training began on either April 7th or 21st for most teams and during these first...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Post-Draft Roster Reset: Dominique Easley One Of Many Question Marks

The New England Patriots are either stacked at defensive tackle or even more shallow than they were in 2013. The Patriots’ defensive line depth began to be questioned last season when CFL import Armond Armstead had surgery to treat an infection just as training camp was starting. It reached a critical point when Vince Wilfork tore his Achilles in September, and by the time Tommy...
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Mock Draft: New England Adds High-Upside Defensive Tackle

The New England Patriots don’t need to find a high-impact starter in the 2014 NFL draft — at least not right away. The Patriots can focus on acquiring the best available players to fill out the depth chart with their starters mostly set. Anyone that attended training camp last season with at least 20/200 vision and a cracked pair of glasses could see the Patriots lacked depth...
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots' Armond Armstead is ready for his opportunity

When the Patriots begin their offseason training activities defensive tackle Armond Armstead expects to be in ready form. Armstead is on schedule for the April 21st opening of the team's offseason program writes Jeff Howe of by Bernard Gagnon via Wikimedia The USC star never played his rookie season after an infection he suffered in training camp landed...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Armond Armstead Expected To Participate In Patriots’ Offseason Program

The New England Patriots could find out what they have in defensive lineman Armond Armstead this season. Armstead is “on track” to participate in the Patriots’ offseason program that begins on April 21, the Boston Herald reports. Armstead missed last season after undergoing surgery to treat an undisclosed infection during the summer. Armstead participated in rookie minicamp...
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

CFL Star LB Henoc Muamba Released To Pursue NFL Career; Patriots Had Interest

An athletic linebacker is officially on the open market for NFL teams. Former CFL No. 1 overall pick Henoc Muamba was released by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to pursue an NFL career. Muamba was selected No. 1 overall in the 2011 CFL draft out of St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. The Patriots worked out Muamba in Decemeber. He’s 6-foot, 230 pounds...
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Work Out CFL Defensive End Cordarro Law, Who Had 14 Sacks North of the Border

FOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots are looking north of the border, once again. After signing Armond Armstead and Jason Vega during the offseason, New England is going back to the CFL well. The Patriots worked out defensive end Cordarro Law on Wednesday, according to Tom Curran of Comcast SportsNet. Law played for the Calgary Stampeders in 2013. He had 14 sacks this season, with...
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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