Greg Bedard pegs 2014 Patriots as best team since 16-0, predicts Super Bowl

Or make that 18-1, but who's counting, right?Greg Bedard of MMQB, formerly of the Boston Globe, is easily one of the most respected names in sports journalism.His down to earth, fact-based and unsensationalized analysis is a rarity in today's media, and so many take his words to heart. Patriots fans should be glad to know that he is pretty high on this year's Patriots...
Via Patriots Life
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Trade DL Jerel Worthy To New England Patriots

After a disappointing two seasons in Green Bay, the Packers have traded defensive lineman Jerel Worthy to the New England Patriots. The Packers will get a conditional future draft pick in return for the 24-year-old Worthy, and the trade will take effect if he passes a physical, according to his agent, Chafie Fields. A consensus first-team All-American at Michigan State, Worthy...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots trade for DL Jerel Worthy from the Green Bay Packers

Perhaps a sign that the Patriots don't feel confident in the health of Sealver Siliga or Chris Jones, or Tommy Kelly or Will Smith for that matter, the Pats have just swung two trades for defensive linemen. First, Ben Bass from the Cowboys and now Jerel Worthy of the Packers.According to his agent @ChafieFields, Packers DL Jerel Worthy has been traded to the Patriots, pending...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Physical Patriots defense could draw flags, but history says that may lead to great things

John Wilcox/Boston HeraldThe revamped defense for the New England Patriots came into Training Camp with high expectations and plenty of hype to live up to. It is safe to say that so far, they have delivered. When the Patriots kicked off camp it was already noticeable how much better this defense had become, not only with the addition of two premier cornerbacks in Darrelle Revis...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots: Key Players Return to Practice

The New England Patriots have been in Training Camp for a full week and just received a huge momentum swing in their favors. Several key veteran players have returned to Patriots practice, which point to some encouraging signs for the Patriots at this stage of Training Camp. Special Teams ace and team-captain Matthew Slater returned to practice yesterday which gave the entire Patriots...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Keep rooting for Sealver Siliga

Source: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images North AmericaIf you read my "on the bubble article" on Sealver Siliga, you'd know he is a beast. Not too mention he is a blue collared guy and extremely humble. He knows his back is up against the wall and his chances of making the team will be low. In an article by USA Today, Sealver Siliga talks about how he is learning from the...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Training Camp Attendance: Tommy Kelly Returns To Contact Drills

FOXBORO, Mass. — Tommy Kelly increased his practice participation once again on Wednesday during New England Patriots training camp. Kelly participated in 1-on-1 and 11-on-11 drills for the first time this summer. Kelly was in full uniform and looks primed to come off the physically unable to perform list after increasing his level of contact at practice. Wide receiver Josh Boyce...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Tommy Kelly returning to crowded D-line

Tommy Kelly has, in some respects, been down this path before. In 2007, then a member of the Oakland Raiders, the big defensive lineman suffered a season-ending right knee injury in a Week 8 game against the Tennessee Titans, a big blow to the then 27-year-old’s promising fourth season. Kelly eventually returned, signing a seven-year, $50.25 million contract to stay with Oakland...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Tommy Kelly, expected by some to be surprise cut, isn't worried about competition

Tommy Kelly just came off the PUP list this weekend and is already facing questions possibly being cut at the end of camp. Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston recently left him off of his latest final roster prediction. With the veteran defensive lineman coming off of ACL surgery, and having some young guns that got plenty of work last season behind him, it wouldn't be that much of a shocker...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Tommy Kelly returns to practice, is removed from the PUP list

Jamie Sabau/Getty Images Good news for what is currently a thin group at defensive tackleWith DL Tommy Kelly taking part in portions of today's practice, he is officially off the active/physically-unable-to-perform list.— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) July 26, 2014The 33 year old Kelly participated in individual drills today, but was held out of team drills (7 on 7s, 11 on 11s)...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Training Camp Attendance: Tommy Kelly Returns To Practice

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots saw a veteran starter return to the practice field on Saturday. Defensive tackle Tommy Kelly was in his jersey, pads and shorts, and he participated in individual drills. Kelly sat out during 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills. The 1th-year veteran tore his ACL last season. His presence at practice means Kelly is coming off the physically unable...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots place Alfonzo Dennard, Aaron Dobson on the PUP list

The New England Patriots placed several players on the physically unable to perform list on Monday as they prepare to open up training camp. Source: Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard, WR Aaron Dobson, WR Jeremy Gallon, DT Tommy Kelly & ST/WR Matt Slater to begin camp on PUP. — Field Yates (@FieldYates) July 21, 2014 The good news is that both Vince Wilfork and Rob Gronkowski haven’t...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Place Alfonzo Dennard, Aaron Dobson, Jeremy Gallon, Tommy Kelly & Matt Slater

  Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Patriots have placed CB Alfonzo Dennard, WR Aaron Dobson, WR Jeremy Gallon, DT Tommy Kelly and ST/WR Matt Slater on the physically unable to practice list to start training camp. Dennard is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, but as long as he can be healthy in time for the start of the season, he should be team’s starter opposite...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Camp Preview: New England Patriots’ D-line is the NFL’s biggest boom or bust candidate

If you look up the definition of “boom or bust” in the dictionary, there is a picture of the New England Patriots’ defensive line smiling nervously right beside it. It’s really quite impressive just how drastically different this group’s possible outcomes are. On one hand, you have decades worth of experience from talented players up and down the roster, along with several...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

"If there is a surprise veteran cut on defense, it will be Tommy Kelly. The veteran defensive tackle..."

“If there is a surprise veteran cut on defense, it will be Tommy Kelly. The veteran defensive...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Roster Talk: Patriots Defensive Line

Any time a defensive unit loses its leader, that unit inevitably sees a decline. If that same unit loses a key veteran addition, the decline will be sharper. This exact scenario took place in New England last year as both Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly were lost for the season with injuries. This left the interior defensive line thin on talent and increased the pressure on Chandler...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots finally reach deal with first round draft pick

Dominque Easley, the New England Patriots’ 1st Round selection in this year’s draft, finalized his contract with the Pats this morning. The new defensive tackle out of the University of Florida signed a four year, $7.3 million deal that gives him a guaranteed $5.89 million and a signing bonus of $3.63 million. Easley, the 29th overall pick, has torn both of his ACL’s while...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Updates: Alfonzo Dennard, Tommy Kelly, Vince Wilfork

The New England Patriots 2013 season saw injuries on both sides of the ball prevent the team from reaching it's full potential. Heading into 2014, things look to be a little bit brighter on the injury front, especially on the defensive side of the ball.Defensive lineman Tommy Kelly and Vince Wilfork were able to take part in 11-on-11 drills during New England's practice...
Via NFL Injury Report
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots' Kelly 'knocking the rust off,' feels fine

BY DAN BEGNOCHEThe New England Patriots were really excited about their defensive pairing up the middle heading into last season.Present as always would be defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, who hadn't missed a game since 2009 and was coming off a season where he had been selected to the Pro Bowl for the fourth consecutive year. Then there was fellow veteran Tommy Kelly, brought...
Via AFC East Daily
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

"Defensive linemen Will Smith, Tommy Kelly and Vince Wilfork were all full participants for all two..."

“Defensive linemen Will Smith, Tommy Kelly and Vince Wilfork were all full participants for...
Via Pats Propaganda
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Tommy Kelly Has Perspective On Overcoming Second Knee Surgery

FOXBORO, Mass. — Tommy Kelly isn’t worried about recovering from offseason knee surgery. The veteran defensive tackle isn’t just saying that either — Kelly knows through experience that his knee will be just fine. Kelly participated in 11-on-11 drills for the first time this spring on Tuesday, which is a great sign for that knee, which he had surgery on in December. Typically...
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Dominique Easley Risky But Huge-Upside Draft Pick For Patriots

The New England Patriots took a rare risk in Round 1 of the NFL draft. The Patriots selected Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley, who suffered two torn ACLs during his four-year career at Florida. Easley’s latest injury came in September, when he tore his right ACL during practice. Easley has huge upside, however — perhaps the highest in the entire draft. The 6-foot-2,...
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots Mock Draft 1.0

After the New England Patriots dropped their second straight AFC Championship Game, a 26-16 loss at the hands of the Denver Broncos, it was obvious that there would be a lot of change in Foxboro. Although the team played monumentally past expectations, and reached the conference championship with a defense that lost half of its starters, the Patriots still see every season as Super...
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

What should the Patriots do if Vince Wilfork leaves?

The New England Patriots had a glaring hole in 2013: the middle of the defense. With the loss of defensive tackles Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly along with middle linebacker Jerod Mayo to season-ending injuries the Patriots struggled in rush defense. Without Kelly and Wilfork manning the middle of the defensive line, the Patriots made due with undrafted rookie free agent Joe Vellano...
Via cover32 - Patriots
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

"Patriots defensive tackle Tommy Kelly has restructured the final year of his contract, creating..."

“Patriots defensive tackle Tommy Kelly has restructured the final year of his contract,...
Via Pats Propaganda
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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