Patriots coach compares Dion Lewis to former New England great

The New England Patriots have always been known for utilizing several running backs throughout the season rather than having a bell cow back. That's been the case since LeGarrette Blount returned from suspension in Week 2 as he and Dion Lewis have essentially split carries. Lewis burst onto the scene as a dynamic scat back with the innate ability to catch the ball out of the backfield...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday web roundup: New England Patriots

5 Takeaways From The Patriots Win Over Jacksonville The New England Patriots (3-0) defeated the (1-2) Jacksonville 51-17 on Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots start the season 3-0 for the ... Postgame Quotes Patriots Postgame Quotes 9/27. Sunday, September 27, 2015 4:20 PM EDT. By New England Patriots. @patriots. BILL BELICHICK, HEAD COACH. BB: Alright, it ...
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Patriots coast into off week with 51-17 win over Jaguars

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Tom Brady threw the 400th and 401st touchdown passes of his career Sunday, and the only thing keeping him from even more was LeGarrette Blount. The Patriots running back rushed for three 1-yard touchdowns on Sunday, but there was plenty of scoring to go around. Brady threw for two TDs - reaching the milestone and then adding one more - as New England beat...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

LeGarrette Blount: Tom Brady is 'best QB to ever play'

FOXBORO, Mass. — Tom Brady became the fourth player in NFL history to reach 400 career touchdown passes Sunday as the New England Patriots defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 51-17 at Gillette Stadium. None of the other three — or anyone, for that matter — hold a candle to Brady, if you ask teammate LeGarrette Blount. Blount, who ran for 78 yards and three touchdowns in the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots active LeGarrette Blount, set to make debut in Week 2

The New England Patriots got a boost on Saturday when the team activated its starting running back LeGarrette Blount after he served a one-game suspension for violating the NFL’s Policy on Substance Abuse. NFL.com’s Lakisha Jackson reported news of the transactions this afternoon: Patriots activate LeGarrette Blount for Week 2, cut LB Martin http://t.co/u4wVTMDqHi — Lakisha...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

LeGarrette Blount Activated Off Suspension; Eric Martin Cut By Patriots

LeGarrette Blount is officially back. The Patriots running back was suspended for New England’s 28-21 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday. That suspension is now over, though, as the Patriots have activated Blount, which was first reported by ESPN’s Field Yates and confirmed by NESN.com’s Doug Kyed. In order to make room for Blount on the 53-man roster, the Patriots cut...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Receive Roster Exemption For Suspended RB LeGarrette Blount

Aaron Wilon of the National Football Post reports that the NFL has lifted LeGarrette Blount‘s suspension and given the Patriots a roster exemption for running back that expires Saturday. Blount received a one-game suspension for violating the league’s Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. The suspension stems from his arrest before the start of the 2014 season when...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

LeGarrette Blount: why he will succeed

The NFL season kicks off tomorrow night with the Pittsburgh Steelers traveling to Foxborough to take on the New England Patriots. A lot of the press covering this game has been negative, and for good reason. The Patriots have been shrouded in controversy for the entire off-season while both teams have key players missing due to league rendered suspensions. One of these suspended...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Skill Position Preview: Dion Lewis Could Steal Third-Down Role

The New England Patriots hopped in a time machine and traveled back to 2013. Wide receivers Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins are competing for roles, LeGarrette Blount is the starting running back, Brandon Bolden figures to be prominently involved in the offense and Danny Amendola is the No. 2 receiver. Calm down, though, there are three key differences this year: Tight end Rob...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Most compelling games in Week 1 of 2015 NFL season

The NFL never leaves the headlines, but meaningful box scores have been absent for seven painful months. At long last, Week 1 of the 2015 NFL season has arrived, and there’s no shortage of compelling games on the slate. From the ever-popular opening night to a Sunday matchup between star rookies to a Monday showdown, football fans can watch plenty of exciting action this week...
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Steelers plan on getting physical with Gronk

There’s little argument that Houston Texans lineman J.J. Watt is the most dominating defensive force in football. On the offensive side of the ball, however, that distinction may very well go to New England Patriots tight end, Rob Gronkowski. Perhaps no one is more aware of the damage that “The Incredible Gronk” can do than Pittsburgh Steeler Ryan Shazier. The second...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Roster Cuts Tracker: Team Must Whittle Roster To 53 Players

FOXBORO, Mass. — The toughest day of the year has arrived for NFL teams. The New England Patriots must trim their roster to 53 players by Saturday at 4 p.m. They Patriots currently have 66 players on their roster, but since LeGarrette Blount begins the season with a one-game suspension, the team team only needs to cut 12 guys. The Patriots released quarterback Ryan Lindley, running...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Buy or Sell: LeGarrette Blount

LeGarrette BlountADP: 79.4 RB: 30 The 2014 season got off to a rough start for LeGarrette Blount. He played little behind Le’Veon Bell in Pittsburgh and then was released after leaving the field early during a game with Tennessee. That led Blount back to New England, where Bill Belichick installed him as the starting RB during a Super Bowl run. Blount must serve a one-game suspension...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

LeGarrette Blount not thinking about missing season-opener vs. Steelers

http://itiswhatitis.weei.com/sports/newengland/football/patriots/2015/08/31/legarrette-blount-not-thinking-about-missing-season-opener-vs-steelers/ Posted from PatriotsExtra
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

The NFL’s season kickoff isn’t going as planned, but plans don’t matter in the NFL

The gulf between the end of the previous season’s Super Bowl and the start of the new NFL season seems like an interminable one. Sure, the draft, training camp and the preseason games satiate fans’ desire, but only briefly. We want the real thing, and the NFL knows this. That’s why the yearly season opener has been pushed up to Thursday nights in recent years and the league...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Martavis Bryant suspended four games

Martavis Bryant just gave fantasy football fans another reason another reason not to hold their drafts early. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Thursday that the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver was suspended four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. According to Schefter, the suspension already is under appeal. Bryant played in 10 games for the Steelers last...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Julian Edelman may not be ready to play in Week 1

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman has been dealing with a leg injury he sustained at the beginning of training camp, and he might not be ready for Week 1 of the 2015 NFL regular season. Speaking on the progress of his timetable to return, Edelman shared his status for the opening game. Per Joe McDonald of ESPN, Edelman said: “Ask (coach) Bill (Belichick). I’m...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: LeGarrette Blount’s MRI Showed No Structural Damage To Knee

Finally some good injury-related news. New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount left practice last week with an apparent knee injury, but it doesn’t look like it will cause any long term issues. Blount’s MRI revealed no structural damage to his injured right knee, according to the Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe, citing a team source. It’s good news for the Patriots...
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August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

New England Patriots Position Preview: Running Backs

After a short-lived 4 year Ridley-Vereen era at running back, the New England Patriots are moving on and placing their trust in a corps led by fan-favorite LeGarrette Blount. While Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen were strong contributors, neither were all-purpose backs in the way Blount is. Their roles waned towards the end of their stint, and thus their departures should not be heavily...
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August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: New England Patriots

Zannis: Troll away, Patriot-haters, you got nothin' For the first time in a long time, we can say something about the Patriots that hasn't ... There are those whose hatred for all things Patriots still fuels them to fight ... RB LeGarrette Blount hurts knee New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount left Friday's practice after suffering a right leg injury...  Patriots...
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August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

LeGarrette Blount dealing with an MCL sprain

What immediately reads as awful, awful news, LeGarrette Blount’s knee injury could have been much worse. The New England Patriots starting running back went down with a knee injury at Friday’s practice. #Patriots LeGarrette Blount down in practice with apparent right knee injury. Down for a while before walking off field with trainer #wbz — Dan Roche (@RochieWBZ) August...
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August 08, 2015  |  Discuss

RB LeGarrette Blount hurt during Friday practice

New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount left Friday's practice after suffering a righ leg injury, reports ESPN. Training staff were seen evaluating his knee after he went down, but Blount was able to walk off on his own. No word on the severity of the injury just yet. Stay tuned...
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August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount leaves practice with apparent knee injury

New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount left the practice field on Friday after going down with an apparent right knee injury. The severity of the injury is unknown.After the injury occurred, Blount remained down on the field for a few minutes. He was, however, able to walk off the field under his own power. Blount is expected to be the No. 1 running back for the Patriots...
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August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Training Camp Attendance: LeGarrette Blount Leaves Practice With Injury

FOXBORO, Mass. — The injuries are growing during New England Patriots training camp. There were 21 players not participating on Day 8 of Patriots training camp, and running back LeGarrette Blount limped off practice early with trainers. The Patriots starting running back, who is suspended one game to start the season, appeared to be favoring his right knee. Wide receivers Julian...
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August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Blount backs Garoppolo, says 'he's going to be productive'

Each and every player on the New England Patriots roster hopes to have Tom Brady on the field in Week 1, but all those players are also preparing to be without him. In preparing for that reality, Patriots players have to put their faith in second-year quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to lead the team.It won't be easy for every player to have complete confidence in Garoppolo, but most...
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August 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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