Patriots' Harmon: 'There are no starters right now'

BY NICK ST. DENISNew England Patriots safety Duron Harmon is the leader in the clubhouse to start Week 1 next to Devin McCourty.This early in the summer, however, the sophomore defensive back insists isn't keeping track.“There are no starters right now,” Harmon said last week, via Patriots.com. “My mentality is just trying to get better each and every day and just try to...
Via AFC East Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots DB Duron Harmon: A hidden gem?

New England Patriots defensive coordinator, Matt Patricia, has all kinds of new weapons to use in his secondary this season. With the addition of Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, the secondary is poised to have some stability for the first time in many years. Outside of these key additions there…
Via CLNS Radio
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Top 10 Secondaries in the NFL

1. New England Patriots #453119529 / gettyimages.com CB: Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, Logan Ryan, Kyle Arrington, Alfonzo Dennard S: Devin McCourty, Duron Harmon The Patriots have quietly rebuilt an elite secondary. While the two biggest keys are new names, if they play even close to what they did on their former teams, watch out. This just might be the thing they needed...
Via TopSportsReport
12 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots bounce-back candidates for 2014

The New England Patriots are in an enviable position in the AFC. Along with Denver, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis the Patriots are in position as a pre-season favorite to represent the conference in the Super Bowl. New England is coming off back-to-back 12-4 seasons which saw them fall short of the big game as they lost in the AFC Championship game following the 2012 and 2013 seasons...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Duron Harmon, Logan Ryan’s Work Ethic Inspires Patriots’ Devin McCourty

FOXBORO, Mass. — Bill Belichick was criticized during the 2013 NFL draft when he went to the Rutgers well one too many times. Belichick might wind up having the last laugh, however, since it appears he found a couple of winners in defensive backs Duron Harmon and Logan Ryan. Harmon and Ryan are in very different situations going into the 2014 season. Harmon is the favorite to...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Film Study: Duron Harmon, Patrick Chung Vie For Starting Safety Role | New England Patriots | NESN.com

Patriots Film Study: Duron Harmon, Patrick Chung Vie For Starting Safety Role | New England Patriots...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Film Study: Duron Harmon, Patrick Chung Vie For Starting Safety Role

The New England Patriots, in a roundabout way, showed a lot of faith in Duron Harmon when they released last year’s starting strong safety, Steve Gregory, in February. The Patriots proved how invested they are in last year’s third-round pick when they didn’t sign a high-priced free agent or select a top pick at the position. Harmon hasn’t earned the starting role yet, however...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Duron Harmon Preparing Like A Starter For Patriots Without Job Locked Down

FOXBORO, Mass. — Duron Harmon has a golden opportunity in front of him, but he knows that nothing is guaranteed with the New England Patriots. Harmon has the chance to start in just his second season with the Patriots after last year’s strong safety, Steve Gregory, was released in February. Harmon toed the company line when asked if he’s going into the 2014 season thinking...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Post-Draft Roster Reset: Duron Harmon In Safety Competition

Cutting Steve Gregory in February showed that the New England Patriots have confidence in one of their young players to step up and start next to Devin McCourty at safety in 2014. The Patriots also decided not to spend on a high-priced free-agent safety, and they didn’t use a draft pick on a defensive back until the sixth round of the 2014 NFL draft. Over the last two weeks, NESN...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Bolden and Harmon Sign Autographs At Greyhound Friends Event (Video)

New England Patriots running back Brandon Bolden and safety Duron Harmon joined Greyhound Friends of Hopkinton, Mass. for their spring open house to sign autographs and promote the adoption of the organization’s dogs Saturday. “These dogs have had terrible lives some of them,” Harmon said. “If I can come out here and just sign a few pictures to help raise money and help these...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Chung hopes second time's the charm

It's a bit weird to think that a team's second round pick from 2009 would be looking for a shot at redemption with the very team that drafted him but that's the position which Patrick Chung finds himself in this year. Chung spent one season with the Eagles before returning to New England following Philadelphia's decision to cut him from their roster. Chung is...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Draft Needs: Positional review- Safety

Do you trust Duron Harmon? Jared Wickerham/Getty ImagesPosition: SafetyCurrently under contract:Devin McCourty (signed through 2014)Duron Harmon (signed through 2016)Patrick Chung (signed through 2014)Nate Ebner (signed through 2015)Tavon Wilson (signed through 2015)Kanorris Davis (signed through 2015)Need: Short-term: moderate, Long-term: moderatePostional outlook: It all depends...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Who is the best safety ever drafted by the New Englan Patriots?

The New England Patriots have been attempting to upgrade the safety position seemingly since potential future Hall-of-Fame strong safety Rodney Harrison retired after the 2008 season. The team has explored free agency (Steve Gregory, Adrian Wilson), moving a cornerback (Devin McCourty), and the draft (Tavon Wilson, Duron Harmon) in just the past two years in attempt to find a combination...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Safety position could derail strong secondary in New England

The New England Patriots are just weeks away from the 2014 NFL Draft and as usual the team is mum about draft prospects. The team reloaded the defensive backfield by signing free agent cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner. However, the team is still thin at safety as there is little proven depth behind All-Pro free safety Devin McCourty. With the pre-draft visit of top...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots workout bonuses to be paid

The Patriots begin their offseason workouts tomorrow! While there is always reason to be excited about team-related activities picking up pace once again, some of the Patriots players will have extra incentives to show up due to workout bonuses. Per Field Yates of ESPN Boston, here's the players who have some monetary gain to be made by showing up to offseason workouts...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Do the Patriots already have a big and hard-hitting safety in Duron Harmon?

Last season, the Patriots trotted out the smallest safety unit in the league with Devin McCourty (five-foot-eleven, 193 lbs) and Steve Gregory (five-foot-eleven, 200 lbs). With "big" and "hard-hitting" safeties becoming the hot commodities in NFL circles (largely due to the Super Bowl-winning Seahawks), one figures that the Patriots would be looking for a guy...
Via Ex Pats
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Duron Harmon ready for opportunity

With the departures of Steve Gregory and Adrian Wilson, the path seems clear for Duron Harmon to assume the starting safety role. That doesn't mean that Harmon is taking anything for granted. He knows that he has to prove that he's worthy of a starting job. It won't be handed to him: “It’s an opportunity for me to show that I am capable of playing and...
Via Ex Pats
April 11, 2014  |  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...
Via Patriots Life
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Chung is glad to be back with the Patriots

After spending one season with the Philadelphia Eagles, Patrick Chung is glad to be back in New England with the team that originally drafted him in 2009. All parties are probably hoping that coming back to New England is what Chung needs to rejuvenate his career. For his part, Chung sounds really, really happy to be back with the Patriots: “I’m glad to be back. It’s...
Via Ex Pats
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Wilson upon release: 'Can't make the club in the tub'

BY DAVID HEIMA day after the New England Patriots re-upped with safety Patrick Chung, the inevitable following move has occurred with the release of safety Adrian Wilson.Wilson, 34, never played a snap in Foxboro after tearing his Achilles last season. But with the revamped secondary coming into 2014, it was assumed that Wilson could stick around as a mentor.However, his $1.8 million...
Via AFC East Daily
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots bid adieu to Adrian Wilson

He didn't play even one snap for the New England Patriots, but just his presence was enough to spark heated debates on social media platforms.Whoops!  No, we're not talking about Tim Tebow - rather, the subject you've chosen is "Aging and injured strong safeties who were released by the Patriots on Friday" and the answer is "Who is Adrian Wilson."...
Via Foxborough Free Press
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Chung's base salary is $740,000

According to Nick Underhill of masslive.com, Patrick Chung is set to make $740,000 with the Patriots this season. It's not much to go off of but it shows that the Pats are willing to take on minimal risk to see if Chung can provide some competition during the offseason: Patrick Chung has a base salary of $740,000 this season. — Nick Underhill (@Nick_Underhill...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Chung Re-Signs With New England Patriots, Filling Secondary Depth

The New England Patriots are bringing back a familiar face to their secondary. The Patriots signed free-agent safety Patrick Chung, the team announced Thursday. Chung signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as a free agent in 2013 and was released March 11. Chung was drafted No. 34 overall by the Patriots in the 2009 NFL draft. He started 30 games in four seasons with the Patriots...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Beat: NFL Off-season Continues | NFL Free Agency| NFL Draft

  Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mpeg   The NFL Off-season is in full swing.  The New England Patriots have already made improvement to their secondary by adding Darrelle Revis and Brando Browner.  Will that be enough for second year safety Duron Harmon to step into a starting role, or will veteran Adrian Wilson stay with the team and...
Via CLNS Radio
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pats haven't talked to Browner about playing safety

BY DAVID HEIMThe New England Patriots followed up the Darrelle Revis signing last week by bringing in another physical cornerback in Brandon Browner.And despite early speculation -- given the release of Steve Gregory, the instabilities of Adrian Wilson, the inexperience of Duron Harmon and the fact that the team has two rising cornerbacks in Alfonzo Dennard and Logan Ryan -- the...
Via AFC East Daily
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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