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Video: Dominique Easley highlights and draft profile

Your newest defensive tackle for the New England Patriots, and Vince Wilfork's new running buddy, Dominique Easley. The Patriots selected Easley with their first round selection tonight.Via: Field Yates
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots select defensive tackle Dominique Easley in first round

The Patriots have actually made their pick at 29. They have selected Florida's Dominique Easley.Easley tore his ACL in September of last year, making him the classic type of "value" pick the Patriots love.It obviously fits a huge need for the Pats, who have been in need of some depth on the defensive line. They got more than depth with the extremely talented Easley, a move that is...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: First round Live Chat

 
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots close to trading Ryan Mallett to Houston Texans

The Ryan Mallet saga may finally be over.After trade rumors surrounding the Patriots backup quarterback started swirling since seemingly the day he was drafted, it looks like we may finally be close to having a trade partner.The Houston Texans, led by former Patriots offensive coordinator, Bill O'Brien. A source tells me Ryan Mallett to the Texans may soon be done.— Tom E. Curran...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Wes Welker screwed over some guy in a contest

Wes Welker is a real nice guy.OR SO WE THOUGHT.According to TMZ, he was kind of a dick in this one instance.This dates back to his time as a Patriot, on January 18th, 2012. Welker held a contest asking fans to name his racehorse for him. One fan won with the name, Move the Chains, and was promised that he'd get flown out to hang out with Welker at the race.OF COURSE THAT NEVER HAPPENED...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Hoyer and his coach think that Brian Hoyer can beat out anyone in this QB class

The draft is tonight and if the Patriots draft visits are any indication, the Pats will probably be looking to pick up a quarterback.However, it likely won't be until later in the draft, and won't be much of a big story for us, if it happens at all.One QB story to monitor though is over in Cleveland with the supremely confident former Patriot Brian Hoyer.Hoyer played in only three...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

DRAFT EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Marshall Faulk

At long last, draft day is finally here. Thanks to our friends over at MetLife, I was able to spend a few minutes on the phone talking draft with NFL Network analyst and Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk. Listen in to hear Marshall's thoughts on this year's quarterback class, the need to add weapons around Tom Brady, and why Austin Seferian-Jenkins would be an intriguing fit...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Could the Patriots look to trade for Tampa Bay QB Mike Glennon?

Could Glennon be Brady's next understudy? Photo via USA Today SportsIt's well known around the league that the Patriots are looking to add a quarterback this draft. With Ryan Mallett entering his contract year, they could benefit from adding the next quarterback to develop as Brady's backup. The depth of this year's quarterback class has led to additional speculation, with Pittsburgh...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Life Poll: Should the Patriots move up or down

With the 29th pick in the NFL Draft, the New England Patriots select...Draft day is finally upon us! There's a lot of trading spots that goes on during Draft Day, leading up to and during the draft itself. And we here at Patriots Life want to know: Should the Patriots try and move up in the draft or move down, as Adam Schefter reports may happen? We want to know what you the readers...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Schefter: Patriots looking to trade down in draft

Are you guys looking forward to the NFL draft tonight?The Patriots are slated to pick at number 29, which should be quite a bit into the night. But, if they had their way, they won't pick there at all.Teams with some level of interest in trading BACK include OAK, TB, TENN, BALT, MIA, NE (surprise, surprise).— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 8, 2014New England has become quite...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jamie Collins' advice to Patriots rookies

Jamie Collins, the Patriots first round draft choice in 2013, knows along with the rest of last years rookie class that nothing is given and you must earn the respect of the coaches and current players.  When asked what advice he would give to the class of 2014 rookies, Collins offered a simple response:"Just come in and work man. Nothing is given to you. You just gotta come out...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills DT Marcell Dareus arrested on felony drug charges

Kevin Hoffman/ USA Today SportsLess than a week after getting the fifth year option on his rookie deal picked up, Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus finds himself in some legal trouble.Dareus was pulled over last night in his homestate of Alabama for speeding, and then arrested on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Per multiple reports...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Darrelle Revis very happy about Richard Sherman's new contract

Here's Revis and Manager John Geiger chilling in front of GilletteThe Patriots just signed Darrelle Revis about a month and a half ago, but that's right, we're already talking extension.The reason being, the Pats only signed Revis for what is essentially a one year, $12 million deal (details of that contract here). Of course, with Revis being what many recently consider the top cornerback...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Smith deal by the numbers

Photo from Will Smith's Instagram (@IWillSmith)Yesterday, the Patriots signed Will Smith from the New Orleans Saints on a 1-year deal. Per Boston.com, here are some of the numbers of Smith's deal:- Smith will make $920,000 total with the Pats, which includes $855,000 in base salary- It also includes a $15,000 workout bonus- Also includes a $50,000 1st game roster bonusIt's also interesting...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Letterman brings up spy gate.....Or as white snake says, "Here we go again"

yawn...... another day, another Spygate reference. But this time it is from David Letterman and Peyton Manning during an interview the other day on Letterman's show. Letterman talked about the use of microphones in the huddle and the fact that you can hear everything that is said.I don’t like it, I’m not a fan of it … because it reveals terminology an opponent next week can...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots bring former Pro Bowl guard Davin Joseph in for a visit

The Patriots took a look at another veteran free agent at a need position yesterday, hosting former Tampa Bay guard Davin Joseph for a visit.A first round pick in 2006, Joseph quickly became entrenched as a starter in Tampa, starting 97 games in his eight year Bucs career. At his best, he was a mauling run blocker, earning a Pro Bowl nod in 2008 and a seven year, $53 million contract...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

DT Jernigan, QB Mettenberger amongst Combine's failed drug tests

Could a failed drug test actually increase the odds of the Patriots landing Mettenberger?There are few certainties in life: death, taxes and the NFL's "confidential" combine drug testing results getting leaked to the public.The names are out now and there's a few notable prospects on the list this year. Chief amongst them are Florida State's Timmy Jernigan and LSU's Zach Mettenberger...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots sign Will Smith

It is being reported that the Patriots have agreed to a deal this afternoon with free agent defensive end Will Smith. Smith will be entering his tenth year in the league. The previous nine season were spent with the Saints. Over that span, Smith accumulated 67.5 sacks.Getty Images The Patriots needed to add depth at the position behind Chandler Jones and Rob Ninkovich, and Smith...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Brady arrives at Kentucky Derby by Balloon, looking like a boss of course

Tom Brady doesn't do things like you or I do.First of all, he doesn't watch the Kentucky Derby in a ****** bar or on his couch. He takes a hot air balloon direct to Churchill Downs.Arriving in style. RT @JLeePuckett: Tom Brady arrived by balloon at Barnstable Brown Gala. #derbycelebs pic.twitter.com/SGPv6v8PFz— Field Yates (@FieldYates) May 3, 2014He also hung out with Aaron Rodgers...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Willie McGinest will announce Patriots 2nd round selection

Photo via nypost.comThe NFL announced on Thursday that former Patriot Willie McGinest will announce the Patriots first pick of the 2nd round.McGinest joins other Patriots Kevin Faulk, Troy Brown and Andre Tippett as the latest former players to take the stage and announce some rookie's name.Let's hope the name Willie says will be a great addition to this Patriots team and help us...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Hernandez indicted on assualt charges

Getty ImagesA new twist in the Aaron Hernandez case haas come up. Per a report by Pro Football Talk, ex-Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on charges of assault, battery and threats to do bodily harm stemming from a February incident with one of the inmates. Hernandez will get 30 days in isolation as a result of the charges, according to PFT. As if Hernandez didn...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Dont'a Hightower wants to rush the passer more

Hightower showed promise as a pass rusher at AlabamaPatriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower is in Foxborough for the team's offseason workout program, and he talked to the press there earlier today. He wasn't shy about the role he would like to play on passing downs this year."Most definitely. Third down, obviously, I'll just put it out there, I would much rather rush or blitz than...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Caserio says Patriots looking "Short Term" in Brady replacement.

Granted, Johnny Manziel is guaranteed to be a no go on draft day, as he will be claimed by someone before the Patriots 29th pick. But what about a Brady replacement? Nick Caserio answered that during this mornings press conference with WEEI.“I think right now our focus is on the draft and trying to improve our team,” Caserio said. “We’ll go through the offseason program,...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Draft Needs: Position review- Cornerback

Jean-Baptiste is an ideal fit for the Patriots press-man scheme. Photo credit: Dave WeaverPosition: Cornerback Currently under contract: Darrelle Revis (signed through 2015, technically)Brandon Browner (signed through 2016)Logan Ryan (signed through 2016)Alfonzo Dennard (signed through 2015)Kyle Arrington (signed through 2016)Need: Short-term: Low, Long-term: LowPositional overview...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Ninkovich: Belichick is great, just don't ask him dumb questions

Photo via profootballtalk.nbcsports.comA message we should all take to heart: don't ask dumb questions.Rob Ninkovich is one of the many players on Bill's list of "no namers turned yes namers". He owes much of his NFL success to Belichick and isn't shy to admit that. He also isn't shy about squelching the common idea that Belichick is a jerk:“The perception of Bill, they don...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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