Armond Armstead should be good to go in 2014

Depth along the defensive line for the Patriots is going to be one key area to watch this offseason. While the team could use some defensive linemen, there is one sitting on the roster right now who should make an impact after missing all of last season. Armond Armstead missed all of last season with an infection stemming from a surgery. The CFL prospect was one of the more...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 remaining free agents: Defense

Williams is the best player left in a thin crop of defensive free agentsWe took a look at the top 5 remaining free agents on offense earlier today, now lets take a look at the top five remaining free agents on the defensive side of the ball. It's a good thing the Patriots struck early with their defensive moves, because there isn't a lot left here. Nevertheless, here are...
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11 days ago  |  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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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Armond Armstead will be ready for offseason programs

The mysterious entity known as "Armond Armstead," who hails from the CFL via USC, is reportedly on pace to be ready for the beginning of offseason workouts on April 21st, this according to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald.David Silverman/Patriots.comLittle is known about Armstead, aside from that he is a 6'5", 305 pound defensive lineman who showed talent during...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Armond Armstead is on track

For those of you who have been waiting for an Armond Armstead update since he was quietly shelved for the year after he signed with the Patriots the previous offseason, there's some good news. Armstead is on track and should be good to debut for the Patriots on April 21, when the team begins offseason workouts. The news comes courtesy of Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald...
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March 18, 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

Biggest Offseason Needs for the Patriots

The Patriots are about to enter free agency and the draft with a couple of large question marks. Thankfully for the team, the two most important pieces of a championship puzzle (head coach and quarterback) are well solidified. However, there are other areas which need work. In order of importance, here are the five greatest needs that the Pats have this offseason. 1....
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Reloading the Musket: Part 6 - Nickle rusher top priority for defensive line

Pittsburgh's Aaron Donald would be the best-case first round scenario for the Patriots. (Getty Images)The nickle pass rusher.  A hot commodity for the New England Patriots, seeing as that the kid that they signed to be just that in 2013 spent the entire season on the non-football injury list.By all reports, Armond Armstead has fully recovered from surgery that he had to...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Health Report Card

The end of the season means that preparation for the next one is already beginning. One of the huge questions heading into next year is when players who suffered major injuries will be back and when we can expect their return. It is no secret that the Patriots were rocked by injuries in very key spots and it was hard to talk about the team with the phrase "season-ending injury...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

CFL linebacker could be on Patriots radar

A growing trend in the NFL seems to be plucking the best of the CFL off Canadian rosters.That continues today with Henoc Muamba, of the Winnepeg Blue Bombers. Muamba is canadian all the way (unlike USC turned CFLer Armond Armstead who is on the Pats already) as he went to high school in Nova Scotia.The Pats worked him out as recently as December, and he's just been released to...
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February 05, 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

Patriots Try Out Defensive End Cordarro Law

While most of the Patriots news lately has been focused on Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots themselves appear to be looking to add help to the defensive side of the ball, specifically the pass rush. The Patriots brought in CFL defensive end Cordarro Law for a work out. Patriots tried out former CFL DE Cordarro Law. Law is 6-1, 254. Played collegiately at Southern Miss...
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December 11, 2013  |  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

DT Armond Armstead and WR Mark Harrison will not play this year

As Patriots fans get over the controversial loss to the Carolina Panthers on Monday Night Football, the attention is starting to turn to a much bigger task at hand: a Sunday Night Football contest against the best team in the AFC, the Denver Broncos. Perhaps lost in the hoopla was Boston Herald's Patriots beat reporter Jeff Howe's tweets about the immediate futures of DT...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Season Over for Armond Armstead and Mark Harrison

Though it was not entirely unexpected, especially after there was no new updates last week on either, it appears that the season is officially over for both Armond Armstead and Mark Harrison. Heard from the NFL that NFI players (Armstead, Harrison) must begin practice by "day after the conclusion of the 11th reg-season weekend." — Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) November...
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November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Alfonzo Dennard Missing From Patriots Practice, Putting Status for Panthers Game in Doubt

FOXBORO, Mass. — After Steve Gregory was the lone Patriots player missing from practice all week, there was a surprise absence on Saturday. Alfonzo Dennard was not out on the practice field. He’s been dealing with a knee injury and has been limited in practice this week. Gregory has a broken thumb. Armond Armstead and Mark Harrison were also not on the practice field, which...
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Armond Armstead, Mark Harrison Still Not Practicing, Move Off NFI List Looking Unlikely

FOXBORO, Mass. — Unless Armond Armstead or Mark Harrison starts practicing on Saturday, it’s looking like the Patriots will be without both first-year players this season. Neither player was on the practice field on Friday. Armstead and Harrison are on the reserve/NFI list. Players on the NFI and PUP lists have until Week 11 (this week) to start practicing. If they don...
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Steve Gregory Lone Patriots Player Missing From Thursday’s Practice

FOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots are mostly healthy heading out of the bye week. Steve Gregory (thumb) was the lone players missing from Thursday’s practice. Gregory broke his thumb against the Steelers. Brandon Bolden, who has been dealing with a knee injury, was on a stationary bike while the rest of the players were jogging. Shane Vereen (wrist) and Aqib Talib (hip) were...
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Armond Armstead "Running Out of Time"

The Patriots have until the Week 11 deadline to activate first-year defensive tackle Armond Armstead but the team may end up shelving him for the season. Armstead is considered one of the most intriguing pickups of the past offseason and the Patriots needs at defensive tackle are well documented at this point. However, while the Patriots do have some time, Bill Belichick conceded...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Armond Armstead unlikely to play this year, according to Bill Belichick

Patriots fans hoping to get some extra support on that defensive line from CFL standout Armond Armstead will be sorely disappointed. The defensive lineman from USC was not drafted due to some heart issues when he was coming out of college. He landed with the CFL and turned many heads there and the Patriots picked him up this offseason. There were high hopes that Armstead could be...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Where is Armond Armstead?

This past offseason, the Patriots made a deal to sign defensive tackle Armond Armstead who was coming of an All-Star season in the Canadian Football League. The transition between leagues is never an easy process, but in Armstead's case, it seems to be a process that has not even begun yet. During the preseason and training camp Armstead was listed with a difficult illness and...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots Try Out Two Defensive Linemen

Depth along the defensive line is still a concern for the Patriots, so it is not surprising that the team invited two players for workouts, and that both those players play along the defensive line. The news comes courtesy of The Patriots tried out veteran defensive linemen Frank Kearse and George Johnson, according to the National Football Post. Kearse...
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October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Could Armond Armstead be the Answer at Defensive Tackle?

The Patriots reverted back to their winning ways with a dramatic comeback in New Orleans, but had to do so despite a defensive interior depleted by injuries. Vince Wilfork is out for the season with a torn Achilles and Tommy Kelly missed last week with a knee injury, leaving undrafted rookies Joe Vellano, Chris Jones and recently promoted practice squad member Marcus Forston as the...
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October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Tommy Kelly, Michael Buchanan Among Patriots Who Could Serve Role As Interior Pass Rusher

FOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots answered most of the pressing questions surrounding the organization in training camp. But the summer left more more questions than answers at defensive tackle. Entering training camp, Armond Armstead was expected to be the third defensive tackle on the team. He was supposed to push Tommy Kelly for a starting role, or in the very least, he would...
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots not expected to play--ESPN Boston

Patriots not expected to play--ESPN Boston: Here’s a list of players that aren’t expected to play in New England’s preseason opener in Philadelphia: OFFENSE Wide receivers: Michael Jenkins, Mark Harrison Tight ends: Rob Gronkowski, Brandon Ford Offensive linemen: Dan Connolly, Marcus Cannon, Markus Zusevics, Tyronne Green, Kevin Haslam DEFENSE Defensive tackle: Armond Armstead...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

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