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Eye on the Draft: Why Dorial Green-Beckham could be a Patriot

Despite needs at other positions sometimes there are times when a player falls to you and he is the best player available. This could happen this year with Dorial Green-Beckham. The Patriots have not had the best luck drafting receivers in recent years, and with the recent Aaron Hernandez trial they could understandably shy away from a player with character issues That is exactly...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Eye on the Draft: Why Indiana RB Tevin Coleman could be a Patriot

(Pat Lovell/USA TODAY Sports)After looking at defensive tackles, cornerbacks, and offensive guards, it is finally time to turn our attention to everyone else. The Patriots have needs at those previously mentioned positions, but the Pats, more often than not, draft the best player available when their time on the clock starts. With this final week, we at Patriots Life will look at...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Eye on the Draft: Why Washington LB Shaq Thompson could be a Patriot

(John Lok/The Seattle Times)After looking at defensive tackles, cornerbacks, and offensive guards, it is finally time to turn our attention to everyone else. The Patriots have needs at those previously mentioned positions, but the Pats, more often than not, draft the best player available when their time on the clock starts. With this final week, we at Patriots Life will look at...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell expects Deflategate findings to be released 'soon'

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said this morning that he expects the results of the Deflategate investigation to be released "soon," whatever that means.Goodell and the league office have been pretty tight-lipped in terms of how far along Ted Wells and his team are in the process. Speaking to Charlie Rose on "CBS This Morning," Goodell said the following, according to ESPNBoston...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Jets may leapfrog in draft to grab Marcus Mariota

Rachel Wold, SportsNaut:New York Jets’ general manager Mike Maccagnan is in charge of his first NFL draft, which is quickly approaching. We’re going to reach out to every team ahead of us and gauge the value of what they’re looking for in compensation to move up in the draft. That doesn’t mean we’re actually trying to go up necessarily and get a player but you hear what...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady featured in new, hilarious Ted 2 trailer

Getty ImagesMark Wahlberg and Tom Brady are pretty good friends. The two were seen celebrating on the field at the end of the Super Bowl in February, and Brady is going to make cameos in a few of Wahlberg's upcoming movies.One of them is Ted 2. And if this movie is anything like the first, it's going to be hilarious. In this new, lengthy trailer, Wahlberg and Ted break into Brady...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Jets fined for tampering with Revis

Woody Johnson and Darrelle Revis react to the news - Joe Epstein/NewsdayThe NFL has finally came to a decision on one of their investigations. Not deflate-gate but tamper-gate.League source: NFL fines Jets $100,000 in Revis tampering case. No docking of draft picks. Patriots not fined. Full Story coming #nyj— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) April 28, 2015No doubt that Woody Johnson...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Eye on the Draft: Why FAU WR Lucky Whitehead could be a Patriot

The wide receiver position is a minor need for the New England Patriots. The Patriots most likely will not select a receiver in the first few rounds, they have greater needs that need to be addressed. That does not mean they can not find high value in late round selections. The Patriots have had a tendency to look at smaller receivers that can shake bigger defendersWhen looking at...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Eye on the Draft: Why USC WR Nelson Agholor could be a Patriot

(Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)After looking at defensive tackles, cornerbacks, and offensive guards, it is finally time to turn our attention to everyone else. The Patriots have needs at those previously mentioned positions, but the Pats, more often than not, draft the best player available when their time on the clock starts. With this final week, we at Patriots Life will look...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers may fire first salvo at 2015 NFL Draft

talking to more and more people who believe the Philip Rivers trade rumors have legitimate legs.— Alex Flanagan (@Alex_Flanagan) April 25, 2015Mark Maske, Washington Post:Some people within the league don’t quite know what to make of the speculation that the San Diego Chargers potentially could trade quarterback Philip Rivers to the Tennessee Titans for the second overall choice...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Full 7 Round Patriots Mock Draft

A playmaker for the Patriots. (Luis Sinco/MCT)It is finally here. It is the week of the 2015 NFL Draft. This weekend has been on the minds of fans and players alike since the Super Bowl ended. This is where teams like the Patriots can separate themselves using ingenuity, calculated risks, and time tested analysis. Whether it is a face of a franchise in the 6th round, or a special...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Latest Mock Draft has Patriots selecting Cameron Erving

Gary Mihoces, USAToday:For Florida State's final five games last season, Cameron Erving shared the spotlight with star quarterback Jameis Winston — sort of. Erving was the starting center snapping Winston the ball.The route the 6-5, 313-pound Erving took to get to that position is a testament to his abilities as a transformer.He played defensive tackle as a redshirt freshman for...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty says Patriots secondary is not great yet

Devin McCourty isn't shy about his feelings for what'll be a new-look Patriots secondary, saying this unit is not great right now.Per Kevin Patra of NFL.com:"I'd be lying if I came out here and told you we were gonna be great," McCourty said Tuesday, per ESPN.com. "Same thing last year -- when we all got together, we didn't know what to expect. We gotta put the work in now. We'll...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Dan Connolly still unsigned

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY SportsFree agent Dan Connolly still hasn't found a home. He had a visit with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in early April but left with out a contract offer. And with the NFL draft this week, you can expect his status to remain unchanged until the draft is over and all the rookie free agents have signed.But the available veteran offensive lineman pool is slowly...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Crossing the Charles t-shirts

New from the Boston Sports Apparel Company.Crossing the Charles t-shirt (U.S. shipping)Choose a sizeAdult Small $21.99 USDAdult Medium $21.99 USDAdult Large $21.99 USDAdult XL $21.99 USDAdult 2XL $23.99 USD***Crossing the Charles t-shirt (International shipping)Choose a sizeAdult Small $21.99 USDAdult Medium $21.99 USDAdult Large $21.99 USDAdult XL $21.99 USDAdult 2XL $23.99 USDShirts...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Eye on the Draft: Why AJ Cann could be a Patriot

At the beginning of last season all Patriots fans thought that the offensive line would lead to the failure of a lifetime for the Patriots. Luckily for them, Bryan Stork got healthy and he was able to bring stability for the rest of the season. When the offensive line played well Brady played well. He could sit in the pocket and deliver accurate balls to open receivers and keep the...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Eye on the Draft: Why Hobart OL Ali Marpet could be a Patriot

Marpet at the Senior Bowl. (AP/Brynn Anderson)The Patriots had their issues last year along their offensive front that resulted in poor performances by the offense as a whole. Injuries, players playing out of place, and the transition to a line without Logan Mankins required time and practice to become fully functional. Now that line could yet again be altered with the potential...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

John Harbaugh says football saves lives

Football is under attack, but the game and the values it instills in young men are critical to our society.John Harbaugh, BaltimoreRavens:The game of football is under attack.We see it every day in the headlines and on the news. The medical concerns are pressing. The game has taken its share of criticism. President Barack Obama said that if he had boys he wouldn’t let them play...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Eye on the Draft: Why Cameron Erving could be a Patriot

Erving replaced Stork at center for FSU in 2014, and could be a candidate to team up with him again this yearThe panic of last September is far from Patriots fans minds following their most recent Super Bowl championship, but those early season struggles perfectly illustrated just how much poor offensive line play can effect an otherwise excellent football team. As the likes of Marcus...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Even Obama thinks Deflate Gate is a Joke

Deflate Gate joke falls flat at White House. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)"I usually tell a bunch of jokes at these events, but with the Patriots in town I was worried that 11 out of 12 of them would fall flat." Obama tried to make a joke. A few people laughed and snickered, even Belichick cracked a grin and gave a thumbs down, but it simply wasn't funny. Because Deflate Gate isn...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots are shorthanded in trip to White House without Tom Brady

The New England Patriots brought all four Super Bowl trophies to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, DC for their visit with President Barack Obama today. Former players CB Darrelle Revis and RB Shane Vereen were in attendance, but absent from the proceedings were QB Tom Brady and former DT Vince Wilfork. USA Today:David Ortiz was just one of four current Boston Red Sox players who...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

PatriotsLife Roundtable: Breaking down the Patriots schedule

The Patriots 2015 schedule was released this week. Though its early to be able to judge where this still unfinished team will be headed in Fall, it's fun to throw our predictions out there. Three PatriotsLife writers give their take on the new schedule and what Pats fans have to look forward to. Jesse Gaunce (@JesseGaunce) Record prediction: 12-4. I could see the Pats struggling...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Tweets from the White House: Super Bowl Champion Patriots meet President Barack Obama

As is customary when a professional sports team wins a championship, they get to meet the leader of the free world. In this case, President Barack Obama.A brief ceremony was held outside of the White House where the president delivered some zingers, praised the team, and then everyone went on their way. Neither Tom Brady or Vince Wilfork were in attendance for the event, but Rob...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Aaron Hernandez views prison as 'training camp'

CSNNE:After the verdict was delivered, staff from Bristol County brought Hernandez to a state prison not far from Gillette Stadium, where Hernandez used to play football in front of tens of thousands of cheering fans.There, he told them, "I'll miss you guys, but they got it wrong," Sheriff Thomas Hodgson said. "He didn't really have much of a change in his demeanor. He pretty much...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Aaron Hernandez will have to testify after all

Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk:After a jury convicted former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez of killing Odin Lloyd, Hernandez mouthed, “You’re wrong.” He later reportedly said that the jury had gotten in wrong. Eventually, Hernandez will get a chance to prove it.The Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination evaporates once the criminal process has ended. However...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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