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Robert Griffin chats with Tom Brady, hopes to sit down with him at some point

The Patriots will be practicing with the Redskins for the next couple of days. They kicked things off today and Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III got a brief chance to talk to the legendary Tom Brady.It's a clash of the old and new. Brady's style representing the traditional pocket quarterback. Griffin? He's heralded in the new dawn of the speedy quarterback,...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Pats among teams putting in a waiver for Michael Bowie

Jody Gomes - USA Today SportsAccording to Pro Football Talk, the Patriots were one of several teams putting in a waiver for Seattle Seahawks right tackle Michael Bowie.Per source, Saints, Cowboys, Patriots also made waivers claim for Seahawks RT Michael Bowie, who was waived/injured. Browns had priority.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 4, 2014The New Orleans Saints...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Reportedly in the Spring of 2009, the Patriots almost signed Jimmy Graham

For a short period of time, New England had perhaps the most dynamic tight end duo the league had ever seen in Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. 1-3 dead bodies and about six surgeries later- tight end is a position where the Patriots are thin.Getty ImagesAccording to Phil Perry of Comcast Sports Net, who obtained his report via Sports Illustrated, at one point the Patriots nearly...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL introduces taller uprights, experimental PATs in last nights game

Rob Carr/Getty ImagesLast night in the Hall of Fame game between the New York Giants and the Buffalo Bills the NFL not only debuted their taller field goal uprights but also experimented with a longer extra point try.The taller uprights, raised from 30 feet to 35 feet, were implemented to combat a recent problem of kicks going over the top of the bar. Making it hard for the officials...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

1st round pick Dominique Easley still a week away

Via Patriots.comPatriots first round pick Dominique Easley isn't in Richmond and is still at least a week away from practicing.According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald:"The defensive tackle, who is on the non-football injury list, continues to rehab his torn ACL, and the team wants his knee to be at full strength to prevent re-injury before putting him on the field."...
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August 04, 2014  |  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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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Andy Dalton signs 6 year extension and the money will stun you

AP Photo/Al BehrmanFrom me and Adam Caplan: Cincinnati and Bengals QB Andy Dalton reached agreement on a 6-year, $115 million contract, per two sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 4, 2014Normally I'd try to lead in with some quip or comment before throwing a tweet out there, but there is nothing more attention grabbing than that 115 million dollar mark. For those...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The Redskins are selling Patriots gear in their team store

For the Pats fans attending joint practicesDan Snyder in the Redskins. Always looking to make a profit.That business ingenuity has even translated to joint practices with the Patriots. You see an opportunity for your team to break up the monotony of camp? Dan Snyder sees dollar signs.As, I guess, he should. Still, they spare no subtley in Washington. The Pats have had joint practices...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Training Camp Report: Patriots keep Rob Gronkowski out of joint practice with Redskins

Shane Vereen in blocking drillsIt's notable but not necessarily surprising that tight end Rob Gronkowski was held out of today's joint practice with the Washington Redskins.Gronk has returns to practice during training camp, an early indication he could be ready by week 1 after tearing his ACL late last season. Still, he has not been working in team drills, which there will...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan tries to out-Belichick Bill Belichick: hilarity ensues

Photo from Getty ImagesRex Ryan has been trying to poke and prod at the Patriots for a long time, in fact we can go back to the 09 season when Ryan not only had former Patriot Kevin O'Connell serve as captain for both games against the Pats, but actually traded an undisclosed draft pick to get him. That's not when the real story started though.The real story started when...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Coverage linebackers: new element to Patriots defense

James Anderson will play as a coverage linebacker with Jamie Collin. (Mike Petraglia/WEEI.com)One of the glaring weaknesses of the Patriots' defense last year was their linebackers in pass coverage. With Jerod Mayo hurt, and Jaime Collins not quite ready to play significant snaps, the linebacking corps consisted of Brandon Spikes, Dont'a Hightower, and Ja'Gared Davis...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Rob Ryan is "ready to get weird" with his defense

Whether its foot fetishes or experimental defensive schemes, the Ryan brothers are always ready to get weirdt. This season will be no different, as Saints D-Coordinator Rob Ryan is reportedly devising a new defensive layout that "has the potential to change the way defenses play in the future." Getty ImagesThe new scheme apparently revolves around a three-safety concept...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins Week: 5 matchups to watch

The Patriots are traveling to Richmond, Virginia today for a week of joint practices with the Redskins leading up to their first preseason game this Thursday. As Bill Belichick noted after Friday's practice, one of the biggest advantages to joint practices is the opportunity to evaluate your players against new competition. With that in mind, here's a look at some of the...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Happy Birthday Tom Brady!

Jared Wickerham/Getty ImagesHappy 37th birthday to the best quarterback I have ever seen. At the young age of 37 years old, TB12 is as hungry as ever. Armed with young weapons and a healthy Gronkowski, Brady looks to finish what they started last year. Not too mention his offense is now backed up with the best defense they've had in years. This is Brady's season for sure...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Danny Amendola- glad rookie year with Pats is behind him

In the words of former Patriots Head Coach, Bill Parcells,"Now, on the other side of that locker room, there's darkness. There's defeat. There's despondency. There's pain. You see those players carrying those IVs onto the aircraft after a mid-summer or early season game in a hot weather city and they're carrying their own IVs onto the plane and the trainers...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

A scouts look at Justin Jones

Justin Jones missed his senior season at East Carolina after being placed on the academically ineligible list, and he missed a majority of his sophomore season due to injuries. He is a raw player, but has the natural size and athleticism that makes him an intriguing prospect. Physical Build: At 6'8" Justin Jones is visually intriguing as a player. He has tight hips, which...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Kenbrell Thompkins be a legitimate threat for the Patriots?

We all remember that Kenbrell Thompkins bursting onto the scene last training camp as an undrafted free agent, but was he just merely a product of a weak receiving corps last season or can he be a legitimate, consistent threat for the Patriots in this upcoming season?Last training camp he was able to surprise many Patriots fans and coaches with his athleticism, ability to get open...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles CB Cary Williams hates the Patriots, calls them cheaters

Cary Williams fighting racisr Riley Cooper last year. Great team they have in Philly.Apparently, once you're a Raven, you're always a Raven.That's the case with Eagles cornerback Cary Williams, who has never been shy about expressing his hate for the Patriots. Williams, of course, was a former Raven, a team never shy about expressing disdain for New England.Williams&...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

GPS systems to be installed on NFL players in 2014

Via BostonHerald.comTechnology advances in the NFL are going deeper than ever before. Do you want to know how fast Amendola accelerated? Do you want to know if Brady really did have Dobson open in the end zone? Well we may know the answers to these questions live to air while watching games this fall. Via Mike Pelissero, USA Today:Every NFL player will wear two tiny sensors in his...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

AUDIO: Revis, McCourty talk pressure of following in footsteps of Law, Harrison

It was a special day in Foxboro yesterday, as a number of notable former Patriots convened at Gillette for Ty Law's induction into the Patriots Hall of Fame. With legends like Law, Rodney Harrison, Troy Brown, Lawyer Milloy and Tedy Bruschi in attendence, it was impossible to not think of the team's glorious run from 2001-2004, when they won three Super Bowls in a four year...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rodney Harrison: "It's time to win a Super Bowl and everyone has to be held accountable"

Photo: Jerry LodrigussRodney Harrison was in town last night for his old buddy Ty Law's induction into the Patriots Hall of Fame. He also talked to the press after the ceremony, and didn't mince words about his expectations of this year's team."It's attitude. It's about being excited about playing football. You have an opportunity to play for the greatest...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

GALLERY: Ty Law gets his red jacket, and friends like Rodney Harrison and Tedy Bruschi congratulate him

Some of your favorite Patriots players were at Gillette today to celebrate Ty Law's induction to the Patriots Hall of Fame. Rodney Harrison, Lawyer Milloy, Tedy Bruschi, Kevin Faulk to only name a few. The Pats put on a show for Law's big day, check out what you missed in the gallery!Note: Photos by Bill Grady/nePatriotsLife.com...Powered by Cincopa Video Streaming Hosting...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

GALLERY: New England Patriots In Stadium Practice 2014

The Patriots held their practice in the stadium tonight for season ticket holders. Here's some photos of the Patriots practicing, in case you missed it!Theres Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and all the stars. Even some Patriots alumni, that were in town for Ty Law's Patriots Hall of Fame induction, stopped by....Powered by Cincopa Video Streaming Hosting solution.Patriots In-Stadium...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rodney Harrison says Darrelle Revis is the best cornerback in the league

Rodney Harrison speaks to reporters after the hall of fame ceremonyRodney Harrison was in attendance today at Gillette Stadium for Ty Law's Patriots Hall of Fame induction ceremony. As the enforcer in the Patriots secondary for six years, two of those with Law. So, Rodney knows a few things about secondary play. When asked about the newest #24 in New England, Darrelle Revis,...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Training Camp Report: Roy Finch injured as the starters take the night off, and the backups struggle

The Patriots held practice tonight in their stadium in front of 22,886 fans. Aside from the change of scenery, and huge increase in attendance, there wasn't much to be excited about going on tonight. Ned Brady and I were live on the scene watching from the press box. Here's out observations.The starters got a rest, as Brady and company did not participate in group activities...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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