Wednesday web roundup: New England Patriots

Patriots Grades: Defense Picks Up The Slack The Patriots really struggled in this department throughout the entire game on Monday, as the only real bright spot was Danny Amendola, and even he went ... Patriots Conference Call Transcripts Q: How do you feel you've grown as a coach from when you left New England to now? What did you learn from your time away Read. JM: I think...
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November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Depth Chart Reset: New England’s Inaction Fine At Trade Deadline

The NFL trade deadline came and went without a peep, and roughly 939 New England Patriots fans are disappointed. Thoughts on the 7-0 Patriots at the NFL trade deadline? (I just wanted to make a poll.) — Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) November 2, 2015 Here’s the deal, though: The Patriots never needed to make a trade. Acquiring extra depth at key positions would have been helpful...
November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots practice report: Jones, Fletcher return, three out

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots could see a boost in defensive depth in the upcoming weeks. Linebacker Dane Fletcher and defensive tackle Chris Jones, both of whom started the season on PUP, began practicing Tuesday. The Patriots have a 21-day window to activate both players to the 53-man roster. If the Patriots fail to activate Jones or Fletcher by the end of the...
November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Practice Report: Perfect Attendance In Preparation For Week 5

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots are looking healthy heading into their Week 5 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys. The Patriots had perfect attendance for their fourth consecutive practice. Even wide receiver Brandon LaFell, linebacker Dane Fletcher and defensive tackle Chris Jones, all of whom currently are on the PUP list, spent warmups out of uniform with their teammates...
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Front Seven Preview: Versatile Pass-Rush Corps Assembled

It’s time to find out if the 2015 New England Patriots can set a new high for sacks by a Bill Belichick-coached defense. The goal isn’t overly outlandish. Surprisingly, that record isn’t held by the 2004 Patriots, who had Mike Vrabel, Willie McGinest, Richard Seymour, Jarvis Green and Rosevelt Colvin obliterating blockers, or the 2007 team, with Vrabel, Green, Colvin,...
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Practice Attendance: Eight Absentees Could Denote Roster Moves

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots must make five roster moves by Tuesday at 4 p.m., and eight players were absent from practice. Those absentees could denote who is being moved off the Patriots’ roster before the 75-man cut. Wide receiver Brandon LaFell, cornerback Darryl Roberts, fullback James Develin, linebacker Dane Fletcher, offensive linemen Marcus Cannon, Chris...
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Training Camp Attendance: Starting Linebackers Back Practicing

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots’ starting defense received a boost during the team’s month off for summer vacation. Linebackers Jerod Mayo, Dont’a Hightower and Jamie Collins and defensive end Chandler Jones practiced Thursday after missing all or most of organized team activities and minicamp in the spring. Mayo, Hightower and Jones appeared limited in their return...
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Dominque Easley Among Eight Patriots Placed On PUP Before Training Camp

New England Patriots 2014 first-round draft pick Dominique Easley won’t be ready for the start of training camp Thursday. Easley was among eight Patriots players placed on the physically unable to perform list. Linebackers Dane Fletcher and Chris White, defensive linemen Chris Jones and Vince Taylor, wide receivers Brandon LaFell and Matthew Slater and offensive lineman Ryan Wendell...
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski Plays Life-Size Game Of Operation At Mass. General (Photo)

Paging Dr. Gronk. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski made an appearance at the annual Massachusetts General Hospital Employee Summer Picnic on Wednesday with teammates Matthew Slater and Chris Jones, and they had a chance to help perform a surgery. Sort of. There were no scalpels involved, but Gronkowski put on a scrub cap and played a life...
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Minicamp Attendance: Scott Chandler Absent After Injury Tuesday

FOXBORO, Mass. — One of the New England Patriots’ twin-tower tight ends was missing from minicamp Wednesday. Scott Chandler was absent from practice after getting banged up during Tuesday’s minicamp session. Chandler didn’t finish the practice after appearing to injure his ribs. Most of the Patriots defense’s front seven remains on the mend...
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Chandler Jones, Malcolm Butler Among Patriots OTAs Absentees

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots saw one starting defender return to the practice field Thursday. Third-year linebacker Jamie Collins was back at organized team activities for the second session open to the media. Collins missed last Friday’s practice for undisclosed reasons. Fellow starting linebackers Dont’a Hightower and Jerod Mayo remained out this week, however...
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Browns, Cowboys, Jets, Patriots, Raiders, & Redskins

Browns Jeremy Fowler reports that the Browns have expressed interest in free agent TE Ed Dickson. Cowboys Cowboys extended a low-round tenders to RFAs RB Lance Dunbar and P Chris Jones. Jets John McClain can see the Jets going after Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick if Houston signs free agent QB Brian Hoyer. Patriots Mike Reiss wouldn’t be surprised to see ...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Wednesday Cheat Sheet: Everything That’s Gone Viral The Past 24 Hours (2/18/15)

Twitter/@BigJah15 Here’s everything that has gone viral in college sports over the past 24 hours. 1. Florida State’s Jameis Winston and Oregon’s Marcus Mariota are planning to throw at the NFL combine. 2. Duke’s freshman center Jahlil Okafor believes in mermaids and Bigfoot. 3. Louisville Cardinals’ guard Chris Jones is suspended for their game vs. Syracuse tonight. 4...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Practice Report: Akeem Ayers Added As Limited With Knee Injury

The Seattle Seahawks appear to be fully healthy entering Super Bowl XLIX. The same can’t be said for the New England Patriots. The Patriots added Akeem Ayers to their practice report after Thursday’s session in Tempe, Ariz., as the linebacker was listed as a limited participant with a knee injury. Acquired from the Tennessee Titans via trade before...
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonas Gray Active For Patriots Vs. Colts; Bryan Stork, Chris Jones Out

Jonas Gray probably won’t rush for 201 yards and four touchdowns again, but at least he’ll have the opportunity to do so. The New England Patriots running back is active for Sunday night’s AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium. Gray was inactive for last Sunday’s divisional round matchup vs. the Baltimore Ravens...
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Practice Report: Perfect Attendance In Preparation For Playoffs

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots are healthy and prepared for the cold. The Patriots had perfect practice attendance Thursday in an extra-bundle-up session. Defensive tackle Chris Jones was the only loon wearing short sleeves. The Patriots practiced on the Gillette Stadium game field for the second consecutive day, since their practice field turf likely is frozen due to...
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots defense continues savage run, bails out offense in 17-16 win over Jets

Chandler Jones and Chris Jones both congratulate Vince Wilfork after he deflected a Nick Folk (2) field goal attemptThe New England Patriots' offense has some problems.  Fortunately for them, their defense causes even more problems for the opposing offense.For the sixth consecutive game, the Patriots' defense held their opponents without a touchdown in the second half, while New...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s changed since the last time the New England Patriots played the NY Jets?

The 11-3 New England Patriots have clinched the top spot in the AFC East already and now ready themselves to travel to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ to face the 3-11 New York Jets. The Jets played their best game of 2014 in Week 7 against the Patriots at Gillette Stadium on Thursday Night Football in October losing 27-24. The Jets have beaten fellow doormats of the NFL in...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots expect tough game against Jets, really

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) With straight faces, the New England Patriots always find something to praise about their next opponent, no matter how bad that team's record may be. ''They've got a real good defense,'' Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Wednesday. ''We're anticipating their best game.'' ''We have to play our best football to win,'' defensive end Chandler Jones said, ''and...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Chandler Jones’ Impressive Comeback Among Patriots-Dolphins Takeaways

Ryan Tannehill must have been the most unhappy person in New England to see Chandler Jones back on the field Sunday. The premier edge defender returned from a hip injury, and the New England Patriots’ defense churned out its best pass-rush performance of the season in a 41-13 blowout win over the Miami Dolphins. The Patriots pressured Tannehill all game and finally sacked the...
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Projected Depth Chart: Jonas Gray Passed By LeGarrette Blount

The New England Patriots’ depth chart is due for another shake up before the playoffs begin. Defensive linemen Chandler Jones (hip) and Sealver Siliga (foot) are practicing and set to return from injuries soon, which should only strengthen an already stout defense. Since the Patriots’ unofficial depth chart is just that: unofficial, let’s take a look at how the Patriots...
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots moves continue to pay dividends

The New England Patriots continue their tour through the NFC North Sunday afternoon as they visit the historic frozen tundra of Lambeau Field. After already having done a favor for the Packers by defeating the Bears in week eight and the Lions last week. With the Packers at 8 and 3 and the second best record in the NFC behind the Arizona Cardinals and the Patriots at 9 and 2 with...
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November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Referee Touches Eagles Lineman’s Butt; Eagles Lineman Freaks Out (GIF)

It’s a part of the game that New England Patriots fans know all too well. But Bennie Logan was having none of it. As the Philadelphia Eagles lineman lined up to attempt to block a field goal from Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby on Sunday, a referee stationed behind him gave him a slight tap on the rear end to let him know he was out of position. Referees often use this tactic...
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Depth Chart Reset: Akeem Ayers Immediately Takes Starting Role

The Tennessee Titans might want to double check their self-scouting department. It’s not exactly normal for a player to ride the bench on a 2-6 squad, be traded to a 7-2 team for what will amount to a hill of beans, and immediately start and make an impact. That’s what happened to Akeem Ayers when the New England Patriots gave up a sixth-round pick to the Titans for the linebacker and...
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Julian Edelman Earns AFC Special Teams Player Of The Week Honors

New England Patriots fans likely aren’t surprised with Week 9’s AFC Special Teams Player of the Week. Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman earned the honor after returning a second-quarter punt 84 yards for a touchdown in Sunday’s 43-21 thrashing of the Denver Broncos. Edelman’s fourth career punt-return touchdown set the Patriots’ franchise record for most all time...
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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