Looking back at the Patriots 2011 draft

While snap judgments of drafts happen literally hours after the draft concludes, it often takes years to assess whether a particular draft year was good or bad. So, let's take a look at the 2011 Patriots draft class and assess how the Pats did that year. Three years between drafts seems like a good point to properly judge how well a team did with their selections. ...
Via Ex Pats
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots’ First-Round NFL Draft Pick Might Not Be A Surprise (Mailbag)

Anything can happen in the 2014 NFL draft. That’s why one of my biggest pet peeves around draft season is when anyone — analysts, writers, fans, mock draft commenters, etc. — says something definitively won’t happen. The Baltimore Ravens had time expire in 2011 when they were attempting to select a player, and the Kansas City Chiefs leapfrogged them. The same thing happened...
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Cut Six

Earlier this week the New England Patriots released a half dozen players.  Among those getting cut were WR Jeremy Ebert who was a late round draft pick in 2012.  The Patriots also released RB Tony Fiametta who signed before 2012 as a free agent out of Dallas and never saw the field due to family issues and G Brian Waters who sat out last season debating retirement after having...
Via Sox and Dawgs
May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

New England Patriots Waive Defensive Back Malcolm Williams

To get down to the required 90-man roster by NFL offseason standards, the New England Patriots have waived defensive back Malcolm Williams. The post New England Patriots Waive Defensive Back Malcolm Williams appeared first on FFLockerRoom | NFL - MLB News | Fantasy Sports Advice | Sports Talk.
Via FF Locker Room
April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots release five players on Monday

With the NFL draft over and several undrafted free agents added to the roster, the New England Patriots released five players, who were on the bubble to make the 2013 roster. Released were CB Malcolm Williams, WR Jeremy Ebert, FB Tony Fiammetta, TE Brad Herman and DL Tracy Robertson. The most noteable names from this list includes Williams and Fiametta. Williams was a 2011 7th round...
Via CLNS Radio
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots Release Wide Receiver Jeremy Ebert, Four Others As Team Trims Roster After Draft

It was reported early Monday that the Patriots would cut ties with wide receiver Jeremy Ebert after adding a number of rookie wideouts over the weekend. They have indeed done so, releasing Ebert, fullback Tony Fiammetta, tight end Brad Herman, defensive lineman Tracy Robertson and defensive back Malcolm Williams. Fiammetta had the most NFL experience of the group, playing in...
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots release five players, including Malcolm Williams

The New England Patriots released five players Monday, including defensive back Malcolm Williams. Williams, 24, was a seventh-round draft pick in 2011.  He has rotated between the 53-man roster and the practice squad over the past two seasons. He played in four regular-season NFL games and three postseason games.  He had two special teams tackles in two games last season. The Patriots...
Via Sports-Glory
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots Cut Veteran Deion Branch To Make Room For Aqib Talib

Tom E. Curran of CSNNE reports that the New England Patriots have released WR Deion Branch and CB Malcolm Williams, for the second time this year. Both players were cut to make room for CB Aqib Talib and WR Greg Salas. Aquib was acquired a few weeks ago, however the team was forced to place him to the reserve/suspended list while he completed his four game suspension. This is...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Patriots release Deion Branch

According to Tom Curran of, the New England Patriots have released veteran wide receiver Deion Branch. The Patriots have released Deion Branch and Malcolm Williams. Greg Salas and Aqib Talib are added to the 53. #PatriotsTalk — Tom E. Curran (@tomecurran) November 17, 2012 Branch had an average season in 2011 and hasn’t done much this year.  It didn’t make sense...
Via Pro Football Zone
November 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Patriots release Deion Branch again, activate Greg Salas

The Patriots have released Deion Branch and Malcolm Williams. Greg Salas and Aqib Talib are added to the 53. #PatriotsTalk— Tom E. Curran (@tomecurran) November 17, 2012Again with this? To be fair, Branch has done next to nothing since being brought back to the Patriots. Still, it seems odd that Branch would not be immune to Belichick's constant roster toying. You would think...
Via Patriots Life
November 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Deion Branch, Malcolm Williams Released, Aqib Talib, Greg Salas Added to Patriots 53-Man Roster

As the Patriots are adding a new toy to their struggling secondary, a familiar face will be leaving the team. Veteran wide receiver Deion Branch was released by New England, along with special teamer Malcolm Williams to make room for cornerback Aqib Talib and wide receiver Greg Salas, according to Tom Curran of Comcast SportsNet. Branch was cut out of training camp, but re-signed...
November 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Kelsay, Williams, Anderson inactive for Bills

The Buffalo Bills are missing three starting defensive players with end Chris Kelsay and cornerback Aaron Williams joining end Mark Anderson on the sideline against the New England Patriots. Kelsay has a neck injury, Williams hurt his right knee the previous Sunday and Anderson had a setback from left knee surgery and missed his fourth straight game. Also inactive for Buffalo are...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Patriots fill open roster spot with CB Malcolm Williams

#Patriots Sign DB Malcolm Williams to the active roster. Spot opened when Ras-I Dowling was placed on IR.— Nick Underhill (@Nick_Underhill) October 27, 2012Williams was on the practice squad and he earns himself a promotion after Ras-I went down for the season again.At first you might say, who the hell cares?But then you could look at the Patriots secondary and honestly, how can...
Via Patriots Life
October 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Patriots trade for WR Salas, 7 to practice squad

A day after dumping 22 players from the roster to get down to 53, the Patriots continued making moves today, signing seven players to the practice squad and trading for St. Louis Rams wide receiver Greg Salas. The Rams will get a late 2015 draft pick in return for Salas, who’s rookie season was cut short last year when he broke his fibula in November. Signed to the practice squad...
Via 60 Max Power O
September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Sunday morning one-liners

Steve Wyche of thinks re-signing T Demetrius Bell is an offseason priority for the Bills. What does Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman look for in a quarterback? Malcolm Williams expects to get a look at safety during his second season with the Patriots. It doesn’t look like the Jets will be pursuing LB Mario…
Via Pro Football Talk
February 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Former TCU DB Williams may play Super Bowl

From college football reserve to making the Super Bowl roster, not exactly the common path for football players. But that's the story of former TCU defensive back Malcolm Williams. The 5-11 rookie from Grand Prairie, Texas was surprisingly drafted last April by the New England Patriots in the seventh round. Then again, that's what a 42-inch vertical, a 4.4 time in the 40...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Patriots promote DB Malcolm Williams to the 53-man roster

The Patriots made their final, roster-churning move, and of course, it was aimed to bolster special teams. The Patriots promoted DB Malcolm Williams to the 53-man roster, elevating him from the practice squad. He could help, with Tracy White questionable with an abdomen injury. Oh, and they put DE Alex Silvestro on the practice squad. He cleared waivers earlier. More later…
Via The Rap Sheet
December 31, 2011  |  Discuss

Malcolm Williams signed to active roster; Alex Silvestro signed to the practice squad

The New England Patriots announced today that rookie DB Malcolm Williams has been signed to the 53-man roster from the practice squad. In addition, DE Alex Silvestro has been signed to the practice squad.
December 31, 2011  |  Discuss

Pats promote Malcolm Williams to active roster

By Mike McDermottThe Patriots have promoted rookie defensive back Malcolm Williams from the practice squad to the 53-man roster, and re-signed defensive end Alex Silvestro to the practice squad. Williams, a 2011 seventh-round draft pick from Texas Christian, saw his first game action against Washington on Dec. 11. He was released on Dec. 15 and re-signed to the practice squad on...
Via Projo Pats Blog
December 31, 2011  |  Discuss

Patriots sign FB Polite

The New England Patriots have signed veteran fullback Lousaka Polite. Polite, a seven-year veteran, has spent time with Dallas, Chicago and Miami in his career. He was released by the Dolphins in September. The 30-year-old has made 27 starts in 75 career games. The Patriots also signed defensive back Malcolm Williams to their practice squad. The rookie has played in one game this season.
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 27, 2011  |  Discuss

Patriots sign fullback Lousaka Polite

By Mike McDermottThe Patriots have signed fullback Lousaka Polite, a seventh-year veteran who has not played this season. Polite is familiar to the Patriots, as he played for the division rival Dolphins from 2008 to 2010. Miami cut Polite in September at the conclusion of training camp. The Patriots have not had a fullback on the roster until now, and have instead used offensive...
Via Projo Pats Blog
December 27, 2011  |  Discuss

Patriots sign FB Lousaka Polite; Malcolm Williams signed to practice squad

The New England Patriots announced today the signing of veteran FB Lousaka Polite. In addition, the Patriots announced that rookie DB Malcolm Williams has been signed to the practice squad.
December 27, 2011  |  Discuss

It’s been a while, so why not? Patriots re-sign safety Ross Ventrone…

Well, it has been a few weeks. And Ross Ventrone was likely getting restless. So, the Patriots accommodated  him. The Patriots announced today that Ventrone was promoted to the 53-man roster to fill a spot that opened up when they released DB Malcolm Williams. Ventrone was the choice, I’d think, for his special teams prowess and for what he can add at safety. Patrick Chung stayed...
Via The Rap Sheet
December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Patriots Release Defensive Back Malcolm Williams, Have Yet To Announce Replacement

FOXBORO, Mass. -- The Patriots released defensive back Malcolm Williams after Thursday's practice, but they didn't announce a concurrent roster transaction. Williams, a seventh-round pick in April, was a special teamer at TCU and with the Patriots. He's been on New England's practice squad twice this season and was promoted to the active roster in time to make his...
December 15, 2011  |  Discuss

Patriots release special teamer Malcolm Williams in favor of… who?

The Patriots made another roster move today, releasing special teamer Malcolm Williams. The seventh-round draft choice was promoted for the first time on Sunday, playing on special teams vs the Redskins. That he was released today is interesting. My guess is that he’ll end up back on the practice squad, while the team promotes a safety to take Patrick Chung’s place on Sunday...
Via The Rap Sheet
December 15, 2011  |  Discuss
Patriots News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

'South Park' roasts Redskins with ad

Jags hand over reins to Blake Bortles

Eagles, Redskins fight after cheap hit

Lions player injured while celebrating

Report: Rice to argue tape was edited

Wade, Union want FBI to look into leak

WATCH: Hoke, DC in shouting match

WATCH: Miss. St. OL's dirty play

WATCH: Winston told to remove pads

WATCH: Girl throws Jeter ball back

Tedy Bruschi: Roger Goodell must go

Winston suspended for full game

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.