Local Products Making Names for Themselves with Patriots

One was drafted for the purpose of one day superseding an NFL legend. The other, a free agent acquisition, is merely attempting to prove himself worthy of a roster spot after injuries have hampered the first two seasons of his NFL career. For Chicagoland products Jimmy Garoppolo and Darius Fleming, New England is a land of endless opportunity. Though fate ultimately led each player...
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Patriots’ Lack Of Tight End Depth Among Five Takeaways From Preseason Opener

The New England Patriots’ preseason opener was a disjointed mess of a football game. That’s what happens, of course, when a team elects to rest its starters and go to battle with players who have just two weeks of training camp experience. There’s nothing wrong with a messy preseason game, and if anything, it should give head coach Bill Belichick plenty of teaching points before...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots' linebacker corps better through attrition, deft acquisitions

Leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft, very few considered linebacker depth amongst the New England Patriots' pressing needs.This despite the fact that weak side mainstay and defensive captain Jerod Mayo missed the last 10 games of the season after tearing his pectoral muscle, and not taking into account that starting middle linebacker Brandon Spikes was essentially fired late last...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Have Few Roster Locks In 2014 Despite Success Last Season (Mailbag)

Only a handful of New England Patriots players can rest on their laurels this offseason, knowing they have a roster spot locked up for 2014. Competition will be the name of the game for the Patriots during minicamp and training camp, especially at key positions like quarterback, running back, wide receiver and defensive tackle. The team has an overabundance of talent at those positions...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Sign Four Draft Picks; Three Rookie Free Agents

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced today the signing of fourth-round draft choice, OL Cameron Fleming, seventh-round draft choice WR Jeremy Gallon, sixth-round draft choice, DL Zach Moore and fourth-round draft choice, RB James White. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. In addition, the Patriots also signed second-year LB Darius Fleming and three rookie...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Sign Three Undrafted Free Agents, Two Draft Picks, Veteran Linebacker

The New England Patriots added five players to their 90-man roster on Friday. The Patriots signed Rutgers safety Jeremy Deering, Iowa linebacker James Morris and Harvard long snapper Tyler Ott as undrafted free agents, according to the NFL transaction wire. The Patriots also signed veteran linebacker Darius Fleming, who was a fifth-round draft pick by the San Francisco 49ers in...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Trent Baalke’s Past: Examining the 2012 Draft Class

Sean McMahon LaMichael James has failed to meet expectations in San Francisco.Sean McMahon, 49ersLife.com San Francisco 49ers’ General Manager Trent Baalke is renowned for being a top NFL mind when it comes to selecting and analyzing talent. Baalke has his thumbprint on three draft classes since taking over as GM for Scott McCloughan in 2011 (same year Jim Harbaugh took the reigns...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Waive LB Darius Fleming

Linebacker Darius Fleming was waived by the San Francisco 49ers due to a re-torn ACL ligament in his knee. Originally tearing it last season in rookie minicamp, Monday was a flashback of sorts for the young LB. Back-to-back injuries such as this is tough to come back from, especially considering that the former Notre Dame star does not have any track record in a positive manner in...
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July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Darius Fleming is Mr. Glass

Jonas Jennings, Ted Ginn Jr, and now Darius Fleming. Every so often there comes a player that is on the 49ers roster that for whatever reason just can’t stay healthy and when that happens I like to bestoy the title of Mr. Glass on them. (For those that do not know who Mr. Glass is, he is the character played by Samuel L. Jackson in the movie Unbreakable.) #49ers LB Darius Fleming...
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July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers’ Darius Fleming tore his ACL for the second straight season

According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, 49ers linebacker Darius Fleming suffered a torn ACL in the same knee for a second straight season. #49ers LB Darius Fleming tore the same ACL he tore last year. He will be waived and placed on IR. — Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) July 30, 2013 This is only Fleming’s second season in the NFL after being drafted in the 5th round of...
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July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Fleming Injured in Day 4 of Camp

It was an eventful afternoon as the 49ers held their fourth practice of training camp Sunday. But not all the news was good, especially on the injury front. Inside is report on Darius Fleming's potentially serious knee injury and other news and notes from team headquarters in Santa Clara.
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July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers place eight players on injured lists

The 49ers’ first practice of training camp is Thursday, but eight injured players will make their debut a bit later. Today, the team placed running back Kendall Hunter (Achilles), wide receiver Mario Manningham (knee), wide receiver Kyle Williams (knee) and linebacker Darius Fleming (knee) on the active/physically unable to perform list. They also placed four rookies who sustained...
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July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers place four players on the PUP list

According to NFL.com’s Around the League, the 49ers have placed linebacker Darius Fleming, running back Kendall Hunter, wide receivers Mario Manningham and Kyle Williams in the PUP list to start training camp. 49ers place PUP list designation on LB Darius Fleming, RB Kendall Hunter, WR Mario Manningham and WR Kyle Williams. — NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) July 20, 2013 The...
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July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers cut 6th-round pick

The San Francisco 49ers cut the roster down to 75 and have already parted ways with 6th-round pick Jason Slowey, an offensive lineman out of Western Oregon. There’s nothing unusual about a draft pick not making the team, especially a 6th or 7th round pick. But to not even make it to the final preseason game is somewhat surprising, and definitely reflects poorly on the front office...
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August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

49ers reduce roster to 75

The 49ers designated rookie running back Jewel Hampton for the Reserve/Non-Football Injury List and linebacker Darius Fleming to the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform List. The players are exempt from the 49ers active roster, which was reduced to 75 on Monday, and will not be eligible to practice until at least the Tuesday following the completion of Week Six (Oct. 16) of the...
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August 27, 2012  |  Discuss

First round of cuts are in. 49ers cut 14

Today was the first day of team cuts. All teams were to be at the 75 man limit by 1:00 PST today. Kyle Bonagura who covers the 49ers for CBS Sports was the first to reveal the names of players the 49ers released. Of the 14 names, none of them should come as a surprise. Waived FB Cameron Bell LB Kourtnei Brown DL Patrick Butryms WR Ben Hannula WR Joe Hastings DL Matt Masifilo DB Cory...
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August 27, 2012  |  Discuss

49ers sign McBath to one-year deal

The San Francisco 49ers have signed cornerback Darcel McBath to a one-year contract. The team announced the signing Monday. McBath was a second-round draft pick by Denver in 2009. He played 20 games for the Broncos and started once. He had 28 tackles, two interceptions, and four passes defensed. McBath was released by the Broncos last September and played one game in December...
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July 23, 2012  |  Discuss

49ers place three on injury lists

Linebacker Darius Fleming was placed on the active/physically unable to perform list by the 49ers, who also placed guard Joe Looney and running back Jewel Hampton on the active/non-football injury lists. Players on both lists count against the 90-player roster limit and can be activated before the final cuts of training camp. If they're not activated before the season and remain...
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July 23, 2012  |  Discuss

49ers’ Darius Fleming tears his ACL

The 49ers will have to wait a year to see their 2012 5th round pick hit the field as linebacker Darius Fleming has torn his ACL. The injury, which was suffered in practice, but did not happen because of contact, will likely sideline him for the entirety of the 2012 season. With two solid rush [...]
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May 16, 2012  |  Discuss

49ers 5th round pick Fleming tears ACL

Tough break for rookie linebacker Darius Fleming at San Francisco's minicamp. The team, along with the MRI results, have confirmed that it is indeed a torn ACL, according to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. Fleming, chosen 165th overall in the 5th round, came down on his knee awkwardly during a non-contact drill.
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May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: 49ers Fleming has torn ACL

The 2012 season is likely over for 49ers rookie fifth-round pick Darius Fleming, who suffered a torn ACL at the team's rookie minicamp. NFL.com reported Fleming was injured according to the former Notre Dame linebacker's agent, Andy Simms. Fleming sat out midway through the team's first workout with what was believed to be a hamstring injury.
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 49ers NFL Draft Grades

The 49ers have had a very interesting offseason. Not content to rest on their laurels, they have added some serious explosiveness to their offense through free agency. Their draft strategy was no different. While the 49ers certainly made some surprising picks and maybe a few reaches here and there, they had a successful draft overall because they added to dynamic playmakers in A...
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May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: 2012 NFL Draft Grades

Round 1 (30thOverall)   A.J. Jenkins, Wide Receiver, Illinois   Jenkins was projected to go in the second round by the majority of scouts. While many would view at this as an indictment of the pick, I certainly do not. Jenkins is an explosive receiver with top-end speed. He may not be the best route runner out there, but the 49ers had more of a need for a burner than a possession...
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May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Six of Seven Rookies Signed

The 49ers are reporting that they have signed six of their seven draftees. The only rookie not yet signed is first round pick AJ Jenkins. RB LaMichael James G Joe Looney LB Darius Fleming S Trenton Robinson OL Jason Slowey LB Cameron Johnson Are now under contract…
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May 10, 2012  |  Discuss

49ers sign six draft picks

The San Francisco 49ers have officially signed six of their seven draft picks.  The only player that remains unsigned is first round pick A.J. Jenkins.  The players that have signed are listed below. RB LaMichael James G Joe Looney LB Darius Fleming S Trenton Robinson OL Jason Slowey LB Cameron Johnson.
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May 10, 2012  |  Discuss
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