A Note on the Patriots Signing Blount

#461896263 / The New England Patriots have claimed running back LeGarrett Blount off of waivers today after the veteran back ran out on the Pittsburgh Steelers. According to multiple reports, Blount left the field before the Steelers defeated the Tennessee Titans on Monday Night, leading to his ultimate release. Blount was supposedly “unhappy” at his lack of...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots Sign LeGarrette Blount

The New England Patriots have signed LeGarrette Blount to a 2 year deal, days after he was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Blount spent last season with the Pats, and rushed for a career high 7 touchdowns, gaining 772 yards on 153 carries. He finished 2nd on the team in carries and yards behind Stevan Ridley, whose injury this season led to the emergence of rookie Jonas Gray...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Waiver Wired, Week 12: His Name is Jonas

If you didn’t know the name Jonas Gray before 8pm Eastern Sunday night, nobody would blame you. If you forget his name when you’re putting in your waiver claims for the week, you’ll never forget it. Gray went off in huge fashion this past week with 199 yards and four rushing touchdowns against the Colts. It took him from fantasy afterthought to fantasy pick-up of the week status...
Via Razzball Football
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonas Gray Has MONSTER Game In Week 11

Patriots running back Jonas Gray was a monster in Week 11, running around and through the Colts defense for 199 yards on 38 carries and scoring an amazing four times.Fantasy Spin:Gray was obviously featured over Shane Vereen, but likely wasn't started in many leagues because of the Patriots inconsistent use of the back over the previous three games. While we can't expect...
Via Fantasy Football Champs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blowout Sunday: Streak of routs continues for Sunday Night Football, featured doubheader game

Technically, New England’s 42-20 victory over Indianapolis wasn’t as bad as some of the previous clunkers on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football.” The Patriots only held a 14-10 lead at halftime. At least there was the promise of some suspense in the fourth quarter. However, any drama quickly disappeared as Jonas Gray (who?) looked like John Riggins, rolling over the Colts with...
Via Sherman Report
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts tickets for SNF matchup against Patriots 50% above average

The New England Patriots (7-2), winners of five straight games, will travel to Lucas Oil Stadium to face the Indianapolis Colts (6-3) on Sunday Night Football. Both teams enjoyed a bye week during Week 10, so expect playoff-based game plans and an electric vibe when this game kicks off. New England is coming off an impressive 43-21 home victory over the Denver Broncos. Quarterback...
Via The Colts Authority
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Why is this week’s Patriots-Broncos matchup so different from last year’s?

The New England Patriots face-off against the Denver Broncos in a rematch of the AFC Championship Game from last season. Unlike that game, the Patriots and the Broncos will be meeting on the cold, wet, windy field of Gillette Stadium, rather than in the Mile High atmosphere of Denver. A year ago, a depleted Patriots offense was overwhelmed by a strong Denver front line on defense...
Via cover32 - Patriots
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Five things we learned from the New England Patriots thrashing of the Bears

The AFC playoff race is quickly becoming a total free for all. The AFC North is completely up for grabs, and while the Broncos seemingly have the AFC West on lockdown, the Chargers and Chiefs continue to prove themselves to be legitimate threats every week. The Colts looked to be developing into a true powerhouse before being lit up by Ben Roethlisberger, and the Texans just keep...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Report: Tom Brady, Shane Vereen, Dan Connolly

Tom Brady and his New England Patriots will look to extend their current three game winning streak against the visiting Chicago Bears this afternoon:#457332252 / Despite the long list of players, the Patriots’ final Week 8 Injury Report could have been a lot worse. DE Chandler Jones (hip) is the only player listed to the report that has been ruled out for today’s...
Via NFL Injury Report
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots interested in trading for Vincent Jackson

The New England Patirots are among “more than 4 teams calling around” with interest in Tampa Bay wide receiver Vincent Jackson, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Vincent Jackson still generating trade interest. Among the more than 4 teams calling around: Eagles, Pats, Seahawks. Bucs want real value — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 26, 2014 The 6-foot-5 Jackson...
Via Sports-Glory
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots-Bears Live: Shane Vereen (Illness) Reportedly Will Play Sunday

10:45 p.m. ET: The battle between Vereen brothers reportedly will go down as planned on Sunday regardless of an illness that kept New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen out of practice Friday. Vereen will play this afternoon, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported in the morning. Vereen should see a lot of action, as he did last week, with starting running back Stevan Ridley...
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots: 3 Keys to Victory against Chicago Bears

  The New England Patriots escaped the New York Jets late comeback attempt last week on Thursday Night Football to improve to a 5-2 record, but there are big holes that remain on the Patriots team. The Patriots will play in the confides of Gillette Stadium for two more weeks before a bye week and then beginning a tough road stretch in November against top playoff contenders. Here...
Via TopSportsReport
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Looking to Trade for a Runningback

#457657816 / On top of the news that the Patriots are interested in trading for Vincent Jackson, the Pats are also reportedly interested in trading for a starting running back.  The Patriots lost Stevan Ridley two weeks ago, and had to fill in for him with Jonas Gray as they lacked a between the tackles runner.  Shane Vereen is good, but without Ridley, an element...
Via TopSportsReport
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Brady, Vereen expected to play for Patriots

Quarterback Tom Brady and running back Shane Vereen are both expected to play in Sunday’s game for the New England Patriots. Brady is listed as probable ahead of an Week 8 match-up against the Chicago Bears. Despite some early season wobbles, Brady has been on fire lately averaging 305 yards over his last three games while throwing nine touchdowns. He should have another strong...
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Report: Shane Vereen (Illness) Questionable Against Bears

FOXBORO, Mass. — Shane Vereen’s mysterious absence from New England Patriots practice has been explained. The Patriots running back missed practice on Friday with an illness. He’s questionable to play against the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Chandler Jones (hip) is the lone Patriots player ruled out after he didn’t practice this week. Offensive linemen Dan Connolly (concussion...
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Shane Vereen Absent From Patriots Practice; Alan Branch Still Missing

FOXBORO, Mass. — Shane Vereen fantasy owners, check your waiver wire. The New England Patriots running back was absent at practice on Friday for undisclosed reasons. The Patriots will release a practice participation and injury report around 4:30 detailing why the third-down back didn’t participate in the session. Defensive end Chandler Jones remains out of practice with a hip...
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Vereen brothers square off when Bears visit Pats

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The Vereen brothers competed hard against each other while growing up in California. Video games. Stickball. Basketball in the backyard. And, of course, football - in the living room. On Sunday, they'll be on the same field when New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen and Chicago Bears safety Brock Vereen meet in a game that really matters. '...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Tweet Adorable ‘Throwback Thursday’ Photo Of Vereen Brothers

Thursdays on social media mean an influx of your friends’ childhood photos, whether you want to see them or not. But every once in a while, “Throwback Thursday” will produce a real gem. Take this photo that the New England Patriots posted of Pats running back Shane Vereen and his younger brother, Chicago Bears safety Brock Vereen, for instance. #TBT: @ShaneVereen34 & little...
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Despite problems, Patriots have won 3 straight

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) A three-day break gave the New England Patriots time to savor three straight wins. Now they can focus on fixing the problems the winning streak couldn't hide. A suspect run defense. A mediocre offensive line. Replacing injured players. The Patriots returned to practice Tuesday hoping to solve all that - and soon. After a home game against the Chicago Bears...
Via AP on Fox
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Shane Vereen: Bears Safety, Brother Brock Vereen Has Never Hit Me ‘In Pads’

FOXBORO, Mass. — Sunday afternoon will be a first for the Vereen family, but it’s a moment they’ve been looking forward to for a long time. New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen has never shared the field with his younger brother, Chicago Bears safety Brock Vereen, but the two will knock heads on Sunday. Brock is now a rookie starter for the Bears, and Shane is expected...
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Week 9 Odds: Patriots Are Touchdown Favorite Over Bears

The New England Patriots will host the Chicago Bears in a Week 8 inter-conference matchup on Sunday. The Patriots opened as a touchdown favorite, with the line holding steady thus far at sportsbooks monitored by The total is set at 49.5. The Patriots are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games, and have gone OVER in seven of their last eight home games. The Bears are 4-2 ATS...
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Contract year players: Shane Vereen

Vereen is a free agent next year. (Damian Strohmeyer - SI)Following my previous article in this series on Stevan Ridley, I will look at the likelihood of running back Shane Vereen re-signing with the team following this season.So, as of late, it seems much more likely that Shane Vereen could be back next year, following the ACL and MCL tears of Stevan Ridley. During Thursday night...
Via Patriots Life
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Gray adds another element to Pats' backfield sans Ridley

BY DAN BEGNOCHEFollowing news that running back Stevan Ridley was out for the season with a knee injury, Patriots fans expected to see an uptick in touches from utility man Shane Vereen in last Thursday's divisional game against the New York Jets, as well as some face time from bruiser Brandon Bolden. They got half that, as Bolden saw only one snap and had no carries, while...
Via AFC East Daily
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Shane Vereen: Frisky Jets; Replacing Mayo; New weapons

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to catch up on anything and everything from the New England Patriots this week. New England Patriots - Shane Vereen can’t be stopped. (READ) - How did the Patriots play against the Jets? (READ) - Can the Pats replace Jerod Mayo? (READ) - Is Tom Brady gaining trust in some new targets? (READ) You may also be interested in...
Via cover32 - Patriots
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Shane Vereen legit?

(Winslow Townson – USA TODAY Sports)Was Shane Vereen's Thursday night performance a preview of more to come as him as the feature back, or a fluke?Yeah he had a great performance, and without a doubt we would have lost the game without him on the field, but to say he is the answer to replacing Stevan Ridley is just idiotic. He ran the ball eleven times for only forty three...
Via Patriots Life
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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