Rob Gronkowski absent at practice; Nate Ebner returns

The New England Patriots’ All-Pro tight end was conspicuously absent from practice Tuesday. Rob Gronkowski wasn’t spotted during the portion of practice open to the media. Gronkowski was seen at practice Monday. The Patriots won’t release an injury report until Wednesday, so if Gronkowski has an ailment, it won’t be known until then. Safety Nate Ebner (arm) returned to...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ebner injury could shake things up for Pats ST squad

Walkthroughs on a bye week are typically uneventful, particularly when it comes to the New England Patriots. The sight of safety and special teamer Nate Ebner in a hard cast, however, certainly... [Click headline for full story]
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Belichick explains going for controversial onside dropkick

The New England Patriots intended to put pressure on the Philadelphia Eagles with a rugby dropkick Sunday. It didn’t quite go as planned. The Patriots were up 14-0 midway through the second quarter and had safety Nate Ebner dropkick the kickoff. The intention was to get the ball behind the Eagles’ front line of blockers and into space where the Patriots potentially could recover...
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Curious calls by coaches highlight Week 13

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) A week after officials were roundly panned for horrible decisions, the curious calls in Week 13 belonged mostly to the coaches: Jim Caldwell (why wasn't Megatron in the end zone); Bill Belichick (this ain't rugby!); and Tom Coughlin (hello, hot seat). The men in stripes didn't get off unscathed, either. Chris Harris Jr.'s pick-six for Denver was negated...
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December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Advanced Stats: Receiver Drops Impact Tom Brady’s Performance

The New England Patriots’ Week 13 performance started fairly innocuous, but nearly everything that could have gone wrong did against the Philadelphia Eagles after two second quarter touchdowns. The Patriots failed on two onside kicks by safety Nate Ebner. Tom Brady threw two interceptions, including a 99-yard pick six. The Patriots gave up an 83-yard punt return score to Darren...
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady dons Ohio State shirt after losing bet with Nate Ebner

FOXBORO, Mass. — Tom Brady didn’t look very pleased to be wearing scarlet and gray Thursday afternoon. The quarterback and Michigan alum was forced to don an Ohio State shirt in the New England Patriots locker room after he lost a bet with safety Nate Ebner. Brady’s Wolverines lost 42-13 to Ebner’s Buckeyes in The Game on Saturday. There’s no photographic evidence of...
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady Wears Ohio State T-Shirt After Losing Bet On Michigan Game

Oh, you’re going to love this, Ohio State fans.  The Buckeyes’ blowout, 42-13 victory against Michigan continues to produce pleasant things for you.  Former Wolverines’ quarterback Tom Brady made a bet on The Game with New England Patriots’ teammate Nate Ebner, a former walk-on at Ohio State. Michigan lost, so Brady had to sport a Buckeyes’ tee today. He didn’t like...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Making The List: Leonidas

Last week we chose the great Paul Warfield to be a member of the deserving on Making The List. This week, the week of The Game, we will dance back to Defense – with a twist. Since the beginning of the season I kept tabs on The Ohio State University Rugby Teams – both Men’s and Women’s. Both had successful seasons in different directions. The Women’s on rebuilding and promise...
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November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts Sabotaged Themselves Vs. Patriots With Laughably Bad Fake Punt

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts couldn’t get out of their own way Sunday night in what was supposed to be their revenge on the New England Patriots. Or wait, was it the Patriots’ revenge game against the Colts? Either way, the most anticipated game of the season for both teams didn’t go as expected. The Patriots were supposed to roll the Colts. Scoffs echoed through...
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Report: Dont’a Hightower Limited With Shoulder Ailment

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots starting linebacker Dont’a Hightower popped up on the injury report Wednesday. Hightower, who has been perhaps the Patriots’ best defender this season, was limited in practice with a shoulder injury. Hightower had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder over the offseason. Running back Travaris Cadet (hamstring) and safety Tavon...
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Resume' - Nate Ebner

What if New England Patriots' head ball coach Bill Belichick required resumes from his players - what would those look like?  We take a stab at them, in alphabetical order...Dear Coach,Just letting you know that there is no pressure on you whatsoever to select me for the football team, so don't stress out over it, ok?  I'll be fine; I can always just go play rugby. I didn't play...
Via Foxborough Free Press
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Position Roster Review: Safety

Without a doubt, the position with the least amount of talent on the Patriots roster currently is cornerback.With such a lack of talent many are expecting the Patriots secondary to be one of the league's worst units.However, the Patriots still have solid depth with their safeties, which should help balance out the secondary. Here is a breakdown of each of the safeties on the Patriots...
Via Pro Football Spot
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

New England Patriots Thank the Troops

On this post, I will just link as many Patriots posts about the troops and about memorial day on here as possible.  I mean, it is memorial day.  So here is a running list of comments made via Twitter by the Patriots and people within their organization. A great one here by the Patriots official Twitter account which plays off their team name: Thank you to all the #TruePatriots...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Will Host Safety Damarious Randall On Pre-Draft Visit

One of the top safeties in the 2015 NFL draft reportedly is set to visit the New England Patriots. The Patriots will host Arizona State’s Damarious Randall on a pre-draft visit, FOX Sports’ Ross Jones reported Tuesday. Randall is the No. 2 rated free safety and considered a second- or third-round draft pick by The 5-foot-11, 196-pound prospect is one of the...
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Nate Ebner--From Ohio State Sevens Rugby to the Super Bowl With the New England Patriots

Do you watch  football sometimes and think the guys on the field are a bunch of *ussies? Do you see their lame attempts at tackling and laugh? Does there need to take so many breaks all the time make you wonder how the players don't get bored during a game? If so than you either are a rugby fan already or should take up watching the game!If you are planning on watching the Super...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Report: Chandler Jones Questionable To Play Vs. Packers

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots are saying there’s a chance. Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones is questionable to play Sunday against the Green Bay Packers after being limited in three consecutive practices. Jones hasn’t played since Week 7’s win over the New York Jets. Safety Nate Ebner (finger) was removed from this week’s practice report. Check out the...
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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

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
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