Patriots Injury Report: Akeem Ayers’ Absence From Practice Not Injury Related

FOXBORO, Mass. — Good news: New England Patriots edge rusher Akeem Ayers is not injured. Ayers missed practice Friday for undisclosed reasons. The linebacker/defensive end was spotted at the Patriots’ facility however, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Defensive end Chandler Jones (hip) was the only player absent from practice Friday...
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Chandler Jones’ Hip Injury Confirmed On Patriots’ Practice Report

FOXBORO, Mass. — Chandler Jones’ hip injury was confirmed on Wednesday’s New England Patriots practice participation and injury report. Jones is likely to be out for about a month with the injured hip, a league source told The Boston Globe’s Shalize Manza Young on Tuesday. Jones was the lone Patriots player absent from Wednesday’s practice. Offensive linemen Dan Connolly...
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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

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

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

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

2012 New England Patriots Preview: Defense on the Rise

Welcome back to the 2012 Patriots Preview; today's topic is the defense.This is the area of the team that had the most room for improvement. And they did get better, but the questions are, did they improve enough, and did they improve in the right areas of the defense. The answers are on your screen, just a few paragraphs away.Significant Arrivals: DE Chandler Jones, DE Trevor...
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September 08, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NFL Preseason Week Three: Patriots vs. Buccaneers

The New England Patriots traveled to Tampa Bay to take on the Buccaneers Friday night.This being the third preseason game for the Patriots, the starters played into the third quarter. The results however were less than encouraging for offense.The Buccaneers' defense represented a good challenge for the Patriots' offense.Patriots’ offensive line struggled early and often...
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August 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Patriots Sign Pair of Draft Picks

The New England Patriots have announced the signings of two more members of their 2012 NFL Draft Class. First round pick Chandler Jones, a defensive end out of Syracuse, has come to terms with the team. Jones who missed the first five games with a knee injury registered 4.5 sacks in just 7 games and surely would have been a Top 10 pick if it weren’t for the injury. He was a 2011...
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May 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Patriots Run Through Final Practice of Rookie Camp at Gillette Stadium

FOXBORO, Mass. -- The Patriots ran through their final practice of rookie camp Saturday, and all 20 players were present for the session, which was held in shorts, T-shirts and helmets on the outside fields. The 20 players included seven draft picks, seven undrafted free agents and six players with one year of experience. Sixth-round pick Nate Ebner was a limited participant during...
May 12, 2012  |  Discuss
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