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Nate Solder overcame testicular cancer before last season

Robert Deutsch/USA Today SportsOne of the things the Patriots organization is known for is its ability to be tight lipped. What happens in house stays in house. They give only the minimum amount of information required when it comes to injuries, usually being very vague as to the area of the body injured. But they wouldn't be able to keep a key player's cancer under wraps for a whole...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

A Ray of Hope: The Story of Offensive Lineman Arthur Ray Jr.

 Arthur Ray at Northwestern Pro Day. (Phil Velasquez/Chicago Tribune)Few stories in this year's draft have quite the uplifting power of Arthur Ray Jr's. At first glance, you see a 25 year old, Division II offensive linemen who stands at 6'3", 295 lbs. But that's not even half the story.In 2007, Ray had committed to play at Michigan State as a 17 year old senior. The very next week...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Small School Scouting: SCSU DT Carlif Taylor

Carlif Taylor getting to the QB. (Getty Images)Each year, teams in the NFL find talent in places that most fans didn't even know existed. These players can make an impact from day one when given the chance to show what they can do. One such player could be Southern Connecticut State University's Carlif Taylor. Taylor is a senior defensive tackle who's looking to make his presence...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Here's a couple of interesting Patriots tidbits to start your week

CBS SportsThe Patriots run of success has been a main stay of the last 15 years. In that time it seems like they are playing in the Super Bowl every year. Well it actually averages out to once every 2.5 years but who's counting right.If that's not impressive enough, the fact that its been done with just one player spanning all those seasons should make it that much more impressive...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Romo makes fun of Deflategate at ACM Awards

Remember this Albert Haynesworth sack on Tony Romo in the fourth quarter during a 2011 regular season game at Gillete Stadium? Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, along with country music stars Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, poked fun at the Deflategate scandal last night at the ACM Awards.Shelton, standing with Bryan, asked Romo if the football in his hand was deflated. Romo responded...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow isn't finished with NFL, signs with Philly

Tim Tebow has reached agreement on a new deal with the Eagles, two sources said Sunday. Tebow is scheduled to... http://t.co/3x7EohcHLf— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 19, 2015The roller coaster ride is nearly at an end. Or is it? This will be stop number four for Tim Tebow on his journey through the NFL. The former first round pick of the Denver Broncos has a playoff victory...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Limited Edition: Welcome To The Bean t-shirts

New from the Boston Sports Apparel Company.Welcome to the Bean T-shirt is the ONLY way to celebrate your town pride. This has been an unbelievable DECADE OF DOMINANCE and the only way to commemorate it is with this shirt. This will hands down be your go to shirt when you friends from out of town come visit. This is a 12 color specialty print on a comfy athletic grey t-shirt. ...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Eye on the Draft: Why Eric Rowe could be a Patriot

You don't need me to tell you that the offseason departures of Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner left a sizable hole at corner on the Patriots roster. With Malcolm Butler, Kyle Arrington, Logan Ryan, Alfonzo Dennard, Bradley Fletcher, Chimdi Chekwa and Robert McClain already on the roster, depth appears to be set, but the team currently lacks a proven starting option capable of...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Eye on the Draft: Why Quinten Rollins could be a Patriot

With the absence of Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner there is a gaping hole at the cornerback position, and Patriots fans cannot rely on the Free Agent market to come through for them as that is all but dried up to this point. While Malcolm Butler, Kyle Arrington, Logan Ryan, Alfonzo Dennard, Bradley Fletcher, Chimdi Chekwa and Robert McClain all have roster spots the defense lacks...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Eye on the Draft: Why Stanford CB Alex Carter could be a Patriot

(Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)With the departures of cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, the Patriots secondary has some big shoes to fill. Despite the additions of Bradley Fletcher and Robert McClain, the secondary could use an influx of young talent in the draft. Even with young players like Logan Ryan and Malcolm Butler, adding another CB to the mix will likely bring...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

New uniforms will propel Cleveland Browns to new heights

Cleveland Browns release NEW 2015 uniforms #BrownsUnis >>> http://t.co/vE1JbsHEpU pic.twitter.com/JyHbc4Prel— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) April 14, 2015Chris Chase, USAToday:While the Cleveland Browns’ helmet and logo redesign was met with a collective yawn earlier this year, the release of the team’s new uniforms on Tuesday night brought forth a different reaction...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Eye on the Draft: Why Wake Forest CB Kevin Johnson could be a Patriot

(James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)With the departures of cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, the Patriots secondary has some big shoes to fill. Despite the additions of Bradley Fletcher and Robert McClain, the secondary could use an influx of young talent in the draft. Even with young players like Logan Ryan and Malcolm Butler, adding another CB to the mix will likely...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick named top NFL exec by Rotoworld

AP PhotoBill Belichick is one of the best coaches in the history of the NFL and there's no denying that. But now, he holds another very high distinction - the best general manager in the game. Patrick Daugherty of Rotoworld ranked Belichick as the top general manager in the league for the second consecutive year. While sometimes Belichick does things that raise eyebrows, they usually...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

#TBT: Bill Belichick's smartest decision of all time was....

Drafting a guy who's first name is Tom. His last name is Brady. You might've heard of him before.15 years ago today...#BestDraftCardEver #TBT pic.twitter.com/sfoweEs6x1— New England Patriots (@Patriots) April 16, 2015I could look at that all day.P.S. - it's also The Hoodie's birthday today. Follow me on Twitter - @JesseGaunceFor more of my articles, click here.
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Eye on the Draft: Why LSU CB Jalen Collins could be a Patriot

Size and athleticism are Jalen Collins' strengths.With the departures of cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, the Patriots secondary has some big shoes to fill. Despite the additions of Bradley Fletcher and Robert McClain, the secondary could use an influx of young talent in the draft. Even with young players like Logan Ryan and Malcolm Butler, adding another CB to the...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Eye on the Draft: Why Oregon CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu could be a Patriot

 (Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports)With the departures of cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, the Patriots secondary has some big shoes to fill. Despite the additions of Bradley Fletcher and Robert McClain, the secondary could use an influx of young talent in the draft. Even with young players like Logan Ryan and Malcolm Butler, adding another CB to the mix will likely bring...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Eye on the draft: Why Marcus Peters could be a Patriot

The offseason departures of Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner undoubtedly left a big need on the Patriots roster for a top corner. The team appears to be fairly deep at the position, with free agent signees Bradley Fletcher, Chimdi Chekwa and Robert McClain joining Malcolm Butler, Logan Ryan, Kyle Arrington, Alfonzo Dennard, Justin Green and Dax Swanson in a crowded depth chart...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan can't get the Jets out of his mind

Rex Ryan on Jets: 'We’re gonna try to kick the s--- out of them'Eric Edholm, Yahoo:Ryan believes he has a winner brewing in Buffalo, but he allowed himself — in an excellent piece from MMQB’s Jenny Vrentas, for this week’s Sports Illustrated — to vent a bit on his exit from the New York Jets.In the long, grueling, slow death of last season, when the free world knew that...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

The reaction to conviction of Aaron Hernandez is telling

IM CONFUSED ABOUT THE JUSTICE SYSTEM THESE DAYS !!!— BrandonSpikes51 (@BrandonSpikes51) April 15, 2015The Gazette: "Be strong. Be strong." — Mouthed by Aaron Hernandez to his mother and fiancee after the guilty verdict was announced."I forgive the hands of the people that had a hand in my son's murder, either before or after." — Odin Lloyd's mother, Ursula Ward, in victim...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Geno Auriemma says Bill Belichick only NFL head coach worth a damn

NESN:The UConn women’s basketball coach matched John Wooden with 10 national championships when his Huskies claimed the NCAA title with a 63-53 win over Notre Dame. In the postgame press conference, Auriemma was asked for his thoughts on how his accomplishments match up against his peers in men’s sports.“We go by what’s the most important sport in the country, the NFL,...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Aaron Hernandez found guilty in murder of Odin Lloyd

Brian Snyder/ReutersFormer Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of first degree murder of Odin Lloyd. He will spend life in prison without the possibility of parole.Hernandez was charged with killing Lloyd on June 17, 2013.Stay tuned to PatriotsLife for more.Follow me on Twitter - @JesseGaunceFor more of my articles, click here.
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

A little tough love could have gone a long way

Joseph Zucker, Bleacherreport:According to officials from the Kern Valley State Prison, former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips is alleged to have killed his cellmate, Damion Soward, over the weekend, per R. Stickney of NBC San Diego.In 2009, Phillips was sentenced to 31 years in prison for striking three teenagers with his car and assaulting his girlfriend.The St. Louis Rams thought...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

The smoking lamp is lit in the Aaron Hernandez trial

Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk:No news was no news on Monday from the Aaron Hernandez trial, with the jury not reaching a verdict in the fifth full day of deliberations.Actually, there was some news. The jurors want smoke breaks. And they’ll get smoke breaks. Which could help keep any tensions under control.The Aaron Hernandez trial continues to move at a snail's pace. 27 hours...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady says he'll be a lifer in Boston, throws out first pitch at Red Sox home opener

Tom Brady embraces David Ortiz after Brady throws the first pitch at the Red Sox home opener yesterday. AP PhotoThe Summer of Tom Brady rolls along. Brady recently said he will be living in the Boston area after he retires from football."This is where my kids were born, where they’ll be raised,” Brady said at the Salesforce World Tour Boston stop at Hynes Convention Center, via...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Eye on the Draft Roundtable: 5 questions, 14 CBs that could be Patriots

We kick off our series of 2015 draft roundtables with talented writers Ned Brady, Adam Bogdan and Liam Cunningham! We start off by taking a look at one of the positions most believe is a significant need for the Super Bowl champion Patriots - Cornerback! 1. How high do you view the Pats need at Cornerback, and where do you see them addressing that need? Adam Bogdan (@PatriotsInform...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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