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Patriots draft workouts: A.J. McCarron highlights this week's group

Watching who the Patriots bring in for workouts is always a good way to get a sense of the positions the Pats will be focusing on in the draft. The team has had several tight ends in for visits already, but this week they continued to focus on quarterback and both sides of the line of scrimmage, bringing in a defensive lineman as well as two offensive lineman. They also worked out...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Draft History: Trading picks for players

Adding Corey Dillon set a precedent for the Patriots in trading draft picks for talented playersHappy Friday, Pats fans! With the week winding down, I'm winding down my look back on the Patriots history of draft day trades. After looking back on their trades up the board on Wednesday, and trades down the board yesterday, it's time to review their history of using draft currency...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Dan Koppen answers who the better trash talker is, Manning or Brady

Two dudes having fun.The question we've all been waiting for. Who, of these two hall of fame quarterbacks, talks the most smack. Dan Koppen answered this question and more in an interview with Gary Tanguay.Here's his pick:"Brady's more emotional. He'll get into the face of the defense more. In the year that I played with Peyton, I didn't see him get into...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots still favorites to sign Will Smith

courtesy trialx.comDefensive End Will Smith is coming out of a torn ACL injury, and the Patriots look to be the favorites to sign him, eve with other teams peaking interest according to Pro Football Talk.The Patriots could be in the running for a one year deal to see how his knee holds up and how he plays here. Smith had a career high 13 sacks in 2009 with the Saints.If he does sign...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Dr. Thomas Gill steps down as Patriots Medical Director

via FansidedDon't take it from me, take it from the Patriots themselves."After well over a decade of service with the New England Patriots, Dr. Thomas Gill has stepped down as the chief of sports medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Sports Medicine to focus on his private practice which will subsequently end his tenure as medical director with the team. We...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Koppen says broncos still AFC Favorite

courtesy nfl.comWe learned a lesson here today, dropping ridiculous amounts of money can get you the vote as top team in the AFC.Dan Koppen, who is a former Patriot and Bronco, stated today that he believes that even though the Patriots tightened the gap with the signing of Revis, the Broncos are still the best team in the AFC according to csnne.com."Right now, speaking as a...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Draft History: Trading Down

Vince Wilfork is merely one of many Patriots stars acquired by trading down in the draftNow that the NFL Draft is officially less than a month away, we here at PatriotsLife are turning most of our attention towards our draft coverage. Keeping that in mind, I'm looking back on the Patriots history of draft related trades this week. I started yesterday by reviewing their history...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Adrian Wilson thanks the Patriots

Veteran safety Adrian Wilson's not-so-surprising release from the Patriots recently has answered more questions than it brought up. Nobody is truly shocked by Wilson being cut, but that does not mean fans/players weren't bummed. As for Wilson, he sent out a tweet a few days ago that seemed to be straightforward and to the point:Thankyou to the Patriots organization for the...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Three takeaways on the Patriots preseason schedule...WHO'S EXCITED??

Remember this preseason game?... No?!Ah, preseason. I'm always actually pretty excited for that first game, and for the third game. That excitement usually ends once the game starts.The preseason is just a little bit more useful than the Pro Bowl, but it at least gives us a taste of football before the real games begin. The schedule...Week 1: At RedskinsWeek 2: Vs. EaglesWeek...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Gronk raises $20k for fallen firefighters

courtesy boston.comMarch 26th was a very dark day for the city of Boston. Two firefighters died in the line of duty trying to save victims and put out a massive fire on Beacon St. There have been many funds set up, but the other night one special one happened at the Paradise Rock Club according to cbssports.comPatriots Tight End Rob Grinkowski got up on stage to honor the Boston...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Matthew Mulligan signs with Chicago Bears

AP PhotoEx-Patriots tight end Matthew Mulligan has agreed to a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears, according to the Boston Herald. Mulligan is a blocking specialist, but he did catch an important touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons. The Patriots still have Rob Gronkowski, Michael Hoomanawanui, and D.J. Williams and could possibly draft a tight end come Draft Day, so the loss...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Spikes on tenure with Patriots: '4 years a slave'

Whatever..Brandon Spikes, who was a linebacker that signed a rookie contract giving him a top dollar of $3.21 million after being drafted by New England, now says he was a slave.Now that he's in Buffalo, NY after signing with the Bills, he's apparently a free man.it's icing on my cake to hand the #Patriots two big L's this year. #justwatch— BrandonSpikes51 (@BrandonSpikes51...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Darrelle Revis will be rocking number 24 on the Patriots

Oh I am too excited to see this number back in Foxboro (photo via veooz.com)With the release of the previous 24 wearer Adrian Wilson, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Revis will take up the now available number. And it only makes sense to see 24 again on the Patriots field being worn by the best corner out there. Yes there was a brief stint were my nemesis Kyle Arrington...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Draft History: Trading up

The Patriots traded up twice in the 2012 first round, for Chandler Jones and Donta Hightower- Barry Chin/ Boston GlobeNow that the NFL Draft is officially less than a month away, we here at PatriotsLife are turning most of our attention towards our draft coverage. Keeping that in mind, this is the first post of an ongoing series this month, reviewing the Patriots Draft History under...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Alfonzo Dennard preps his cousin on NFL life

Photo via bostonherald.comIt seems current Patriots corner Alfonzo Dennard is giving his cousin, Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard, some pointers going into the NFL draft process:“He just told me to continue doing what I’ve been doing. I haven’t been in any trouble or anything like that, so he just told me to keep my nose clean.”So Alfonzo's message was stay...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rob Ninkovich calls Darrelle Revis the best corner in the league

If Rob Ninkovich had a twitter, he could be expecting a mention from Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman pretty soon.Nink is the latest Patriot to come out and call someone other than Sherman the best corner in the league. First it was LeGarrette Blount on Aqib Talib, whom Sherman lashed out at on twitter, now it's Nink on Darrelle Revis.Ninkovich spoke with reporters at Gillette...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Top guard prospect Brandon Thomas tears ACL

Ken RuinardClemson's Brandon Thomas was viewed by most as a second round prospect. After this news, he'll likely fall to the late rounds of the draft.Source: Clemson lineman Brandon Thomas tore ACL during private workout for Saints http://t.co/i3kTG2xjUB via @footballpost— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) April 8, 2014 It's a tough break for Thomas and one that recalls...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots send Lombardi to scout Terrance West

courtesy cbssports.comPouring rain could not keep Terrance West off the field for his pro day at Johnny Unitas Stadium, it also couldn't keep the scouts from coming out to see him. One of those scouts was the Patriots assistant to the coaching staff, Mike Lombardi.West caught each pass thrown to him and kept his solid footing during the entirety of the event according to the...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots worked out several draft prospects

Photo from CSNNEAccording to multiple reports, the Patriots have been actively meeting with and working out potential prospects. Among them are University of Central Florida prospects Jeff Godfrey, Justin McCray, Jordan McCray, Chris Martin and Storm Johnson, per the Orlando Sentinel.Per the Sentinel:The players attended the early portion of the Knights’ morning spring practice...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Brady hanging out with Snoop Lion? Tom Brady hanging out with Snoop Lion

picture via @OnlyInBOSSo this happened at Northeastern's spring concert over the weekend. Nice jacket, Snoop.
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 remaining free agents: Defense

Williams is the best player left in a thin crop of defensive free agentsWe took a look at the top 5 remaining free agents on offense earlier today, now lets take a look at the top five remaining free agents on the defensive side of the ball. It's a good thing the Patriots struck early with their defensive moves, because there isn't a lot left here. Nevertheless, here are...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mel Kiper on Patriots draft options

Calvin Pryor, left, could be a viable option for the Pats  Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston caught up with Mel Kiper about the Patriots options in the upcoming draft. The Patriots do have options with the 29th pick in the 1st round, and the Patriots are possibly looking at 3 positions, according to Kiper. Kiper highlights safety, quarterback, and cornerback as possibilities for the Patriots...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots meet with BC quarterback Chase Rettig

Taking a look at the local boy (photo via boston.com)Well this doesn't have the same umph as the meetings with Johnny Football and Teddy Bridgewater.But according to Mike Reiss, the Pats did actually work out Rettig, something they didn't do with Johnny or Teddy. Interesting...The Patriots do seem pretty focused on the quarterback position in this draft which means they...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Gregory would love to be back in NE

courtesy bostonglobe.comSteve Gregory was released last month by the New England Patriots due to salary cap reasons. Now the 31 year old believes that his best years are ahead of him, according to syracuse.com. "I'm the healthiest I've ever been in my career. I'm just as athletic as when I first started out. I know the value I have. The experience I gained over the...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 remaining free agents: Offense

Chris Johnson has gotten more headlines, but Andre Brown might be a better fit for the Pats: photo via Huffington PostWe're now nearly a month into the craziest NFL offseason in recent memory, one which has seen the Patriots recall 2007 with their aggressive moves. While the Pats have likely finished making their big moves, there are still some names available on the free agent...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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