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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

McCourty: Secondary has to bond now

Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesThe New England Patriots secondary has seen some big changes this offseason to date. Steven Gregory and Aqib are out; Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner are in. As with any secondary, communication is key and safety Devin McCourty has said that has to begin ASAP.Per Boston.com:"Us, as a secondary, the bonding begins now," McCourty said at a press conference...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Gronk unsure if he will be ready for opener

courtesy cbssports.comIts safe to say that the Patriots want and kinda need Gronk to be good to go on opening day. But alas, it does not appear that Gronk even knows if he will be good to go.“Oh man. That’s too far away, man. I’m just improving every day right now,” Gronk continues to rehab after tearing his ACL in December, and will continue to work in New England as he...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Dustin Keller is visiting the Patriots today

The Patriots have a pretty big need for a tight end.For years they were famous for the "two tight end offense". With the big Rob Gronkowski and shifty Aaron Hernandez, the Pats created matchup nightmares on the field for opposing defenses.Things have changed a bit since then.One of those guys is in jail, charged with first degree murder.The other, spends most of his time getting...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bills looking to trade up, targetting Clowney, Watkins, Robinson

Photo via SIApparently the Bills aren't messing around. According to multiple sources, including ESPN's Todd McShay, they are looking to make a splash in the draft. "I've heard from three league sources in the past week that the Bills are trying to trade up," McShay writes. "If they do make a move, it'll likely be to land [Jadeveon] Clowney, [Greg] Robinson or [Sammy] Watkins...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

What does Seattle's big Earl Thomas contract mean for Devin McCourty?

Earl Thomas is a rich(er) man today. The Seahawks standout agreed to long-anticipated contract extension yesterday, one which will pay him $40 million over four years, with $27.7 million guaranteed.It's a deal that pushes the market value for elite safety play even higher. At $10 million a year, Thomas's deal exceeds the $9 million annual average Jairus Byrd got from the Saints....
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Browner to wear number 39

Photo via cbssports.comThe other All Star corner we signed will also be keeping his jersey number. Brandon Browner will wear 39, like he did back in Seattle. So, now we can all start buying Browner jerseys! Or just tape over our Woodhead jerseys with Browner's name. Up to you.- Pete Rogers@ftcsports@petahrahgas
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Former OSU corner, Bradley Roby, cited for OVI; could he be a steal?

Last Thursday, ex-Ohio State cornerback and possible 1st round pickm Bradley Roby was cited for an OVI (Operating a Vehicle Impaired) after he was found passed out at the wheel of his car, according to SB Nation. He tweeted out a document showing he was 10 times below the legal blood alcohol level and also said he was not arrested, nor was he in a cell at all, according to SB Nation...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Draft Needs: Positional review- Safety

Do you trust Duron Harmon? Jared Wickerham/Getty ImagesPosition: SafetyCurrently under contract:Devin McCourty (signed through 2014)Duron Harmon (signed through 2016)Patrick Chung (signed through 2014)Nate Ebner (signed through 2015)Tavon Wilson (signed through 2015)Kanorris Davis (signed through 2015)Need: Short-term: moderate, Long-term: moderatePostional outlook: It all depends...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Draft Needs: Positional review- Linebacker

Shazier has tantalizing talent, but will he fall far enough to be an option for the Patriots? Credit: Shelby LumAs the 2014 NFL draft rapidly approaches, we're turning our focus here at PatriotsLife towards the draft. Keeping that in mind, I'll be reviewing a different position of the Patriots roster each weekday, looking over their level of need at that position and some potential...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots cleared in Talib and Spikes accusations

courtesy cbssports.comAnother day, another accusation against the New England Patriots.... In what has become old news, the Patriots were accused in filing tampered injury reports in the cases of Aqib Talib and Brandon Spikes.Today, the NFL has cleared the team of any wrong doing according to Pro Football Talk.Talibs accusation stems from saying his injury was really in his hip and...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots bring in Austin Seferian-Jenkins for a workout

Photo via draftbrowns.comAccording to NESN, the Patriots hosted Austin Seferian-Jenkins yesterday on a pre draft visit.THIS IS AWESOME! I love S-J and with the parade of players that the Patriots have brought through Foxboro so far, I was worried we wouldn’t get to see S-J make his way through the hallowed halls of Patriots place. But he was here and this is a good sign. Mainly...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Matthew Slater talks preparation for upcoming season

Voluntary team workouts for the Patriots started on Monday with the likes of Darrelle Revis, Tom Brady, Jerod Mayo, and of course special teams captain, Matthew Slater in attendance."There's a lot to be excited about. Some extremely talented players we've added to the roster, along with some extremely talented players that we've had here for a while. All that's on paper. It doesn...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots pick up Nate Solder's $7.4 million option for 2015

Solder will be a Patriot for the next two yearsAccording to multiple reports, the Patriots have exercised the fifth year option on left tackle Nate Solder's rookie contract. Solder will stay under contract for one more year at a cost of $7.4 million.Every first round pick of the 2011 draft had a CBA mandated fifth-year team option tacked onto their four-year rookie deals. Players...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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