Patriots Practice Report: Darrelle Revis, Chandler Jones Lone Absentees

FOXBORO, Mass. — Don’t hit the panic button just yet, but two of the New England Patriots’ best defensive players were absent from practice. Cornerback Darrelle Revis and defensive end Chandler Jones were the lone Patriots missing from Tuesday morning’s practice. Jones was listed on last week’s injury report with a shoulder ailment, but he played, and finished, Thursday...
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NFL Inactives: Week 8

Thursday Night Game: Jets WR Greg Salas, WR Chris Owusu, DL T.J. Barnes, G Dakota Dozier, OL Wesley Johnson, LB Trevor Reilly, DB Josh Thomas Patriots G Dan Connolly, WR Aaron Dobson, DB Nate Ebner, T Cameron Fleming, C Bryan Stork, RB James White, DB Malcolm Butler The post NFL Inactives: Week 8 appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
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Patriots Injury Report: Bryan Stork, Dan Connolly Questionable Vs. Jets

The New England Patriots’ offensive line is still not healthy after a short week in preparation for Thursday night’s game against the New York Jets. Offensive linemen Bryan Stork (concussion) and Dan Connolly (concussion) did not participate in practice on Wednesday, and both players are questionable to play against the Jets. Offensive lineman Cameron Fleming (finger), safety...
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Patriots Injury Report: Tom Brady Questionable After Hurting Ankle

FOXBORO, Mass. — Let the Tom Brady watch begin. Brady suffered an ankle injury in practice on Friday, and the quarterback is questionable for the New England Patriots’ game on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. Brady was limited in Friday’s practice. Rookie center Bryan Stork missed practice on Friday with a concussion. He was limited on Thursday with what the Patriots listed...
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Patriots Practice Report: Brandon Browner, Dominique Easley Newly Absent

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots might have to wait another week for Brandon Browner’s season debut. The veteran cornerback — fresh off a four-game suspension — was absent for Thursday’s practice for undisclosed reasons. Rookie defensive tackle Dominique Easley (knee/shoulder), safety Nate Ebner (finger) and rookie offensive lineman Cameron Fleming (finger) also...
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Patriots Practice Report: Cameron Fleming, Nate Ebner Unlikely To Play Sunday

FOXBORO, Mass. — Rookie offensive lineman Cameron Fleming and safety Nate Ebner are unlikely to suit up for the New England Patriots on Sunday night after missing three days of practice. Fleming, Ebner and practice squad offensive lineman Caylin Hauptmann were absent at practice on Friday. Fleming and Ebner suffered finger injuries on Monday night in the Patriots’ 41-14 loss...
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Nate Ebner, Cameron Fleming missed Thursday's practice

During Thursdays practice, the Patriots were missing only two players. Cameron Fleming and Nate Ebner.Nate Ebner and Cameron Fleming missed #Patriots practice again with finger injuries. Collins, Dennard, Hightower, Chandler again Limited— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) October 2, 2014We will get a better idea after today's practice on whether they will be able to play or not. It would...
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Patriots-Bengals Line Swings To Favor Cincinnati In Week 5

The New England Patriots host the Cincinnati Bengals on “Sunday Night Football” this week, wrapping up a busy Week 5 Sunday. The line opened with the Patriots as 2.5-point favorites but it has swung to Cincinnati anywhere from -1 to -2, according to sportsbooks monitored by The OddsShark Computer has the Bengals easily covering, 36.2-28.2 The Patriots injury report...
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Patriots Injury Report: Cameron Fleming, Nate Ebner Miss Practice

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots might have to shake up their offensive line again on Sunday night when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals. Last week’s starting right guard, rookie Cameron Fleming, missed practice for the second straight day with a finger injury on Thursday. Special teams ace/safety Nate Ebner also missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday this week...
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Patriots Injury Report: Chandler Jones, Dont’a Hightower Limited In Practice

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots didn’t come out of Monday night’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs unscathed. Offensive tackle Cameron Fleming (finger) and safety Nate Ebner (finger) missed practice Wednesday with injuries suffered during the Patriots’ Week 4 loss. Linebacker Dont’a Hightower (knee) and defensive end Chandler Jones (shoulder) were limited in practice...
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Pats defense aggressive, opportunistic in win over Philly

BY DAN BEGNOCHEThe New England Patriots defense didn't see a ton of time on the field Friday night against the Philadelphia Eagles, but there were plenty of takeaways on either side of the spectrum in their limited performance.First, the good: New England was plus-three in the turnover department, a product of a pair of interceptions by defensive backs Nate Ebner and Duron Harmon...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

On the Bubble: Tavon Wilson, Patrick Chung and Nate Ebner: pick two

Greatest safety in Patriots history? Rodney Harrison, Don Webb, Tim Fox, Lawyer Milloy, Fred Marion, Roland James, Randy Moss (final play of game replacement), or Devin McCourty? As we enter training camp for 2014, there are roster locks like Stephen Gostkowski, Chandler Jones, Devin McCourty and Julian Edelman that come to mind. For the safety position, we are trying...
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July 20, 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

Is Stephen Gostkowski the best kicker drafted by the Patriots?

This is the final installment of the New England Patriots best draft pick ever feature at this off-season. If you missed any previous position installments, they can be found here. The series finishes with a look at the special teams performers drafted, particularly the kicker and punter positions. The New England Patriots have hardly spent a large number of draft picks...
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May 06, 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

Can the Patriots find their solution at defensive back through free agency?

Is free agency the solution to the Patriots defensive back needs? Earlier this week cover32’s Buck Stanton released his list of Top 10 free agent defensive backs, and the depth throughout the league is promising for teams looking to strengthen coverage schemes. To be sure, Aqib Talib is still the Patriots number one target, but every hour that passes before Saturday is ominous...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Week 12 Pick Six: It's Pats Fantasy Time

Week 11 the Pats head to Charlotte to take on the Panthers. They are a team on a roll right now. Pats Pick Six - our free Patriots-only fantasy challenge - is all about figuring out which players will step up to end the Panthers' streak. So get in the game and make your team! - - Play...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Predicting the Patriots' Inactive Players

Seeing as how the 53 man roster has to be shaved down to 46 for game day, here are the seven players who are most likely to miss tomorrow's game against the Saints. Steve Beauharnais: He's been a healthy scratch for almost every game this season. Expect that to happen again as the Patriots linebackers are healthy. Leon Washington: Already ruled out. Tommy...
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October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Five Patriots ruled out for season opener--cover32

Five Patriots ruled out for season opener--cover32: Here’s the list of Pats ruled out for Week 1 vs. the Buffalo Bills: Rob Gronkowski, TE: Back Aaron Dobson, WR: Hamstring Brandon Bolden, RB: Knee Duron Harmon, S: Hamstring Nate Ebner, S: Ankle Will Svitek, OL: Knee
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September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots not expected to play--ESPN Boston

Patriots not expected to play--ESPN Boston: Here’s a list of players that aren’t expected to play in New England’s preseason opener in Philadelphia: OFFENSE Wide receivers: Michael Jenkins, Mark Harrison Tight ends: Rob Gronkowski, Brandon Ford Offensive linemen: Dan Connolly, Marcus Cannon, Markus Zusevics, Tyronne Green, Kevin Haslam DEFENSE Defensive tackle: Armond Armstead...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Searching For The Next Mosi Tatupu

It’s been a busy summer for the New England Patriots, for many of the wrong reasons. Now that training camp lies just around the corner (yes, please), we figured we’d get away from all that nasty business and start compiling a list of potential fan favorites for 2013. Whether or not you were a card-carrying member of Mosi’s Mooses, you probably know something about the late...
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July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Scouting report: Duron Harmon--ESPN Boston

Scouting report: Duron Harmon--ESPN Boston: Projection: Also like Ryan, Harmon should benefit from not being forced into action immediately on defense as a rookie. Assuming Devin McCourty remains at free safety (there’s little to suggest otherwise), there are three veterans who project ahead of Harmon on the depth chart: Steve Gregory, Tavon Wilson and Adrian Wilson. But...
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May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots rookie roundup

The 2012/13 Patriots season consisted of a strong performance from this year's rookie class, both draft picks and undrafted free agents. With a litany of poor draft picks that never panned out in recent years (Ras-I Dowling appearing to be the latest), it's encouraging to see how promising this year's rookie group looks. While first rounders Hightower and Jones grab the...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Banged up Patriots defense relied on young players that could benefit them in the long term

Entering the bye, there are two theories on the Patriots defense. Either they are improving, or they simply can’t cover. The 50-yard touchdown catch on St. Louis’s first drive by Chris Givens was the exact route Sidney Rice ran in the Seattle game for their game winning touchdown. Rookie Alfonso Dennard re-routed Givens to Tavon Wilson, who made the same mistake of not getting...
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October 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Coaching as much to blame for Patriots' defensive failures

On their last touchdown drive, the Seattle Seahawks, with just two wideouts, scored on a Patriots defense that was in a base 4-3. Why on earth would they be in a base defense? Kyle Arrington, arguably the Patriots’ best cornerback, was benched early in the game, leaving inexperience on the field. Nate Ebner, solid on blitzes, but a terrible cover guy, was out on the field playing...
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October 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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