Patriots’ 2015 Running Back Outlook: Shane Vereen Set To Earn Big Pay Day

Editor’s note: NESN.com will go position by position to break down the Patriots’ depth chart heading into the 2015 offseason. Next up: the running backs. The New England Patriots are very fortunate that LeGarrette Blount decided to walk out on the Pittsburgh Steelers. The story is well told by now: Blount walked off the field prematurely during the Steelers’ Week 11 win, Pittsburgh...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosters cut to 75: Patriots moves and notes from around the NFL

Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty ImagesIf you're looking for Logan Mankins news, you won't find it in this article, there are plenty of articles covering that all over the PatriotsLife main page. What I'm going to do is hit on the Patriots cuts/notes, and some quick hits from around the NFL on this busy day.Ben Bass, Travis Hawkins, Derrick Johnson, Deontae Skinner, Jemea Thomas, and...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Mailbag: Why did the Panthers trade Kenjon Barner?

It’s our Weekly Mailbag! Remember that if you’d like your question about the Carolina Panthers answered, you can tweet us @Cover32_CAR or you can ask in the comments section. Now for this week’s question. “I’m really perplexed at this Kenjon Barner trade. We already lost Tyler Gaffney to the Patriots so our depth at running back wasn’t great. Why’d we give him to Philly...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Practice Attendance: Sebastian Vollmer Among Absent Players

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots might be without their starting right tackle in Friday night’s preseason matchup with the Carolina Panthers. Sebastian Vollmer was absent for undisclosed reasons on Tuesday for the second consecutive Patriots practice. Running back Tyler Gaffney, tight end D.J. Williams and defensive tackles Chris Jones and Seavler Siliga were not spotted...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Training Camp Attendance: Jerod Mayo Absent In Joint Practice

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots could be missing a defensive captain when they take on the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday night. Linebacker Jerod Mayo missed his second straight practice on Wednesday after being present on Sunday and Monday. Running back Tyler Gaffney, tight ends Terrence Miller, Michael Hoomanawanui and D.J. Williams, linebacker Cameron Gordon, offensive...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Jake Ballard's retirement should caution waiver claimers

Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty ImagesJake Ballard, controversially picked up by the Patriots off of waivers in 2012 from the New York Giants, has retired from professional football according to Baltimore Ravens insider Aaron Wilson:Tight end Jake Ballard announces his retirement— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) August 6, 2014You've got to feel for the guy, as he just couldn't get...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Has Kenjon Barner developed enough to have an impact on the Panthers in 2014?

Heading into training camp, much of the talk for the Carolina Panthers at running back has centered around which of the team’s last two sixth-round picks will emerge as a viable option alongside veterans DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart. Of course, now rookie Tyler Gaffney is a member of the New England Patriots after being claimed off of waivers when Carolina put him on...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The New England Patriots steal a player from the Carolina Panthers

Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are at it again. While some say the Pats are breaking the unwritten rules of football, Belichick says, “there aren’t any unwrittens.” After suffering a season-ending knee injury, Panthers’ sixth-round draft pick and promising talent Tyler Gaffney was released by Carolina in an attempt to sneak him back onto injured reserve at a...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots News: New England claims RB Tyler Gaffney

There is an unwritten rule in the NFL that most teams adhere to about not snatching up other team's injured talent as they pass through the waiver wire and on to injured reserve. Guess who doesn't care about that rule? New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belicheck, that's who. As NFL.com's Marc Sessler reports, in a move that most front offices would consider taboo: The New...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots flip a veteran linebacker for a rookie tailback

BY NICK ST. DENISAnother day, another training camp roster swap for the New England Patriots.The team announced Monday it has claimed rookie running back Tyler Gaffney off waivers from the Carolina Panthers, and in addition, released veteran linebacker Josh Hull.Gaffney, 23, was originally drafted by the Panthers in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Stanford. He was injured...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

The New England Patriots Just Stole The Carolina Panthers’ Sixth-Round Running Back

In the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers selcted Tyler Gaffney, a running back out of Stanford. Later, the team signed Gaffney to a four-year contract that included a $96,000 signing bonus. The Panthers already paid Gaffney that money.  Recently, Gaffney suffered a season-ending left knee injury. The Panthers wanted to place their rookie on injured reserve...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Claim RB Tyler Gaffney Off Waivers, Release LB Josh Hull

The New England Patriots claimed running back Tyler Gaffney off of waivers on Monday. The Patriots released linebacker Josh Hull to make room on the roster for Gaffney. Gaffney, who was selected in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL draft by the Carolina Panthers, is not expected to play this season after tearing the lateral meniscus in his left knee at a team event on Friday. He will...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Release LB Josh Hull

  The Patriots release LB Josh Hull to make room for RB Tyler Gaffney, who was claimed off of waivers from the Panthers on Monday, per Brian McIntyre. Hull, 26, was a seventh-round draft pick of the St. Louis Rams back in 2010. He spent three seasons with the Rams before he was waived in October of last year. Hull later caught on with the Redskins and would go on to appear in 11...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Claim Panthers Sixth-Round Pick RB Tyler Gaffney Off Waivers

  ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Patriots have claimed Panthers sixth-round pick RB Tyler Gaffney off of waivers. The Panthers tried to sneak Gaffney through waivers following a season-ending injury, but the Patriots have made similar moves like this in the past. Gaffney suffered a torn lateral meniscus last week, but was was unlikely to see a lot of playing in his...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Sign Fozzy Whitaker to Replace Injured Tyler Gaffney

The NFL’s Ian Rapoport just reported that the Carolina Panthers have just signed running back Foswhitt ‘Fozzy’ Whitaker to replace rookie Tyler Gaffney who suffered a knee injury  and now has to undergo surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus. Gaffney will be out the rest of the season.   The #Panthers signed RB/KR Fozzy Whittaker […] The post Panthers Sign Fozzy Whitaker...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Lose Rookie RB Gaffney For 2014 Season

photo credit: Cynthia Yock via wikimediacommons.org   Already being low at the running back position, the Carolina panthers Sixth Round pick in this year’s draft is out for the season. Tyler Gaffney tore his lateral meniscus in his left knee on his first play in Friday night’s practice. He will have season ending surgery and the panthers are expected to sign another running...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Panthers Sixth-Round Pick RB Tyler Gaffney Out For Season

  Steve Reed of the Associated Press is reporting that Panthers sixth-round pick RB Tyler Gaffney is out for the season after he suffered a torn lateral meniscus. Gaffney was unlikely to see a lot of playing in his first year, but it’s certainly sad news to hear that he has already suffered a serious knee injury. The Panthers are likely to enter the season with DeAngelo Williams...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Training Camp preview: Running backs

We kicked off our series previewing what to watch for at each position at Carolina Panthers’ training camp yesterday with a look at the quarterbacks. Now we shift our focus to the running backs and what story lines you should be following. Unfortunately the first thing you have to mention when you bring up this crop of running backs is health. Jonathan Stewart has had some phenomenal...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Mailbag: What are realistic expectations for the Panthers’ running backs?

It’s time for our Weekly Mailbag! Remember if you’d like your Carolina Panthers question answered, you can tweet us @Cover32_CAR or ask in the comments section. Here’s this week’s question: I still think DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart are one of the best running back tandems in the NFL when they’re healthy. Throw in Mike Tolbert and I don’t know who has a better...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: New Panthers running back Tyler Gaffney has a hilarious Twitter

It’s Twitter Tuesday! This week we’re highlighting the Twitter account of the Carolina Panthers’ newest running back Tyler Gaffney. There was mixed reaction for the Stanford product when he was taken in the sixth round by Carolina, but if there’s one thing you can’t knock, it’s his Twitter game. It remains to be seen if he can usurp Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Sign Sixth-Round Pick RB Tyler Gaffney

  The Panthers announced the signing of sixth-round pick RB Tyler Gaffney to a four-year contract on Saturday. The Panthers have signed sixth-round draft choice Tyler Gaffney. pic.twitter.com/erNr96wwTY — Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) May 17, 2014 This marks the first draft pick signed by the Panthers since the draft concluded a week ago. Gaffney was an interesting selection...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers announce uniform numbers for drafted rookies

The Carolina Panthers selected six players in the 2014 NFL Draft that many fans can’t wait to see suit up. Well now we know what numbers they’ll be wearing when they do suit up. Here’s the list: -Wide Receiver Kelvin Benjamin: #13 -Defensive End Kony Ealy: #94 -Offensive Guard Trai Turner: #70 -Safety Tre Boston: 33 -Cornerback Bené Benwikere: #29 -Running Back Tyler Gaffney...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading the Carolina Panthers’ draft class

The Carolina Panthers just completed their annual acquisition of a bunch of players that have yet to play an NFL snap. It’s too early to tell which, if any, of Carolina’s draft picks will pan out but that doesn’t mean we aren’t going to try any way. So without further ado, here are the grades for the Carolina Panthers’ 2014 draft class: -First Round, Wide Receiver Kelvin...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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