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Tom Brady Wants To Target James Develin In Patriots’ Passing Game

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots might have a secret weapon on offense this season. Fullback James Develin, who also has seen snaps at tight end, has caught three passes for 40 yards and a touchdown during the Patriots’ first two preseason games after catching just four passes for 62 yards all of last season. Brady wants to get Develin involved in the passing game...
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Patriots’ Jimmy Garoppolo’s Increased Confidence To Thank For Improved Play

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots’ preseason opener came at the perfect time for rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. The second-round draft pick was floundering in practice, but with an impressive preseason debut came increased confidence. Since Garoppolo shined against the Washington Redskins, completing 9-of-13 passes for 157 yards with a touchdown,  two weeks ago...
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New England Patriots QB Tom Brady holds steady in 1-32 starting QB rankings

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
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Before drafting you need to see Patriots RB Stevan Ridley’s fantasy ranking

Halfway through the preseason, things are starting to come into shape; it’s becoming clearer who is going to flourish, who is going to struggle and who might be soon be replaced. That’s important information heading into fantasy football drafts. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s time to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking...
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Aaron Dobson: Gaining Trust From Tom Brady ‘Big’ For A Patriots Receiver

FOXBORO, Mass. — Aaron Dobson is back on the New England Patriots practice field, but it could be a while before the wide receiver makes his preseason debut. Dobson is only participating in wide receiver drills and 7-on-7s while he recovers from offseason surgery to repair a stress fracture in his foot. Dobson was a starter by the end of his rookie season in 2013, but he’s playing...
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Patriots’ Brandon Browner Adjusting Physical Play After Barrage Of Flags

FOXBORO, Mass. — Brandon Browner knows that he has to change his physical style of play after NFL officials called 55 illegal contact penalties in the first two weeks of the preseason. NFL officials told players they would put an emphasis on illegal contact and defensive holding, but Browner took a wait-and-see approach when training camp began a month ago. Browner, who was known...
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Report: Cardinals working out with Isaac Sopoaga

Isaac Sopoaga. (Yong Kim/Philly.com) The Arizona Cardinals lost veteran defensive end and leader Darnell Dockett to a season ending ACL injury.  Since the news of the injury broke on Tuesday, the Cardinals have been seeking to add some depth to the defensive line. They had failed to agree terms with former Pittsburgh Steeler Brett Keisel.  Keisel would later re-sign with the Steelers...
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Wednesday Patriots Poll: Who gets cut?

Here’s a group of Patriots players that are generally in the popular discussion as being on...
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Patriots Practice Report: Sealver Siliga Works On Conditioning

FOXBORO, Mass. — Sealver Siliga could be close to returning from injury for the New England Patriots. The third-year pro was spotted working on conditioning during Wednesday’s practice with a splint on his left arm. Siliga injured his arm during joint practices with the Washington Redskins two weeks ago in Richmond, Va. Siliga, in sweats, worked alongside tight end Michael Hoomanawanui...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

What do the New England Patriots need to do to win another Super Bowl?

There is no mystery as to what the New England Patriots primary objective is this season. In the era of Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady there is only one objective: winning a Super Bowl championship. It’s not easy winning Super Bowl championships. After making it look easy from 2001-2004, the Pats have found that out the hard way. It’s been nine-and-a-half years since...
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designingsport: Shane Vereen, New England Patriots

designingsport: Shane Vereen, New England Patriots
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Belichick eyes big role for Brandon LaFell

Having a big framed strong receiver for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to target is something new, as he's found success with much smaller receivers, i.e Wes Welker, Julian Edelman. But that looks to change in 2014 with former Carolina Panthers WR Brandon LaFell coming aboard to add a new wrinkle, and more importantly a new weapon in the Pats offense. Head coach...
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Tom Brady on flags: 'up to players to adjust'

Jessica Rinaldi/ReutersDuring his weekly appearance on WEEI's Dennis & Callahan Show, Tom Brady touched on referees throwing flags for illegal contact, defensive holding and hands-to-the-face calls more often this season, saying that it is up to players to adjust to the referees.Per Karen Guregian of The Boston Herald, Brady said: “I don’t know whether they throw 20 flags...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

LaFell: Shell-shocked to comfortable

Wide receiver Brandon LaFell knows he has come a long way since joining the New England Patriots, especially in the last two weeks of training camp. “From OTA to now, if I had to put it on a scale from zero to 10, I would say like an 8 now,” LaFell said Tuesday. “OTAs I was shell-shocked, didn’t know what to expect. It was all new to me." On Friday, LaFell's...
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Report: Cardinals Bringing In DT Isaac Sopoaga For Workout

  Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports reports that the Cardinals are bringing in veteran DT Isaac Sopoaga for a workout. Getlin adds that the assumption is that the Cardinals plan sign him to a contract. The Cardinals tried to bring in veteran DE Brett Keisel, but he elected to return to Pittsburgh. Arizona unfortunately lose DE Darnell Dockett to a season-ending knee injury, so they...
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Local Products Making Names for Themselves with Patriots

One was drafted for the purpose of one day superseding an NFL legend. The other, a free agent acquisition, is merely attempting to prove himself worthy of a roster spot after injuries have hampered the first two seasons of his NFL career. For Chicagoland products Jimmy Garoppolo and Darius Fleming, New England is a land of endless opportunity. Though fate ultimately led each player...
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Patriots Receiving Good News From NFL Headquarters

Rosters are getting bigger, before the kickoff of the 2014 season.
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Willie McGinnest has high hopes for the Patriots this season

Former Patriots great Willie McGinest has some high hopes for his former team for the upcoming season. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet The post Willie McGinnest has high hopes for the Patriots this season appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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Bill Belichick says Brandon LaFell's role "may be a big one"

In 2012, the Patriots converted 68.4% of their red zone trips into touchdowns, the 3rd best percentage in the league. Last season, that number saw a significant dip, falling to 58.1%, 8th best in the league. For much of the season, the team lacked a legitimate threat in the red zone with Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Dobson, their biggest receiver, sidelined for much of the year.Getty...
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Stevan Ridley has to hold on to what he's got

Tom E. Curran, CSNNE.com:Having Stevan Ridley at running back must be like living on the San Andreas Fault.One second, everything’s perfect, the next...disaster. And the aftershocks just keep coming.Friday night, fumble-prone Stevan Ridley – after about 20 days of dropless football carrying – had the ball torn loose on a run late in the first half.The Patriots recovered. And...
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Darrelle Revis: Bill Belichick Knows When To Name Patriots Starting Secondary

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots have seen a lot of moving parts in their starting secondary throughout training camp and the first two preseason games of 2014. All-Pros Darrell Revis and Devin McCourty are locked into their starting roles at cornerback and safety, respectively, but it’s still unknown who else will fill out the Patriots’ first-team defensive backfield...
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Vince Wilfork eats chicken like a boss

NBC SportsIn a recent Q&A session with Jonathan Soroff of The Improper Bostonian, Patriots safety Devin McCourty had the chance to answer a myriad of questions about his personal life, having an identical twin and of course football.But his response to the question of "who is the biggest pig in the locker room" gives us an interesting story about Vince Wilfork's...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots shoot up preseason Power Rankings, check in at No. 5

Every team has played two games. Most of the starters have seen enough action to provide a sense of what a team has to offer. And the picture is becoming clearer around the league. Yes, it’s dangerous to put too much stock in preseason games. But it’s also foolish to ignore information that can be very valuable, which is what exhibitions provide to the keen observer. With that...
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Rob Gronkowski says 'once I get rolling like that, it'll just be like another day getting hit' as he nears full return

New England Patriots fans have had some nice distraction this offseason in Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, and Brandon LaFell. They had two key defenders return from season ending injuries in 2013, Vince Wilfork and Jerod Mayo, but the one player everyone has been keeping tabs on is tight end Rob Gronkowski. The red zone dominator made a huge step on Monday being cleared and...
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Expect the NFL to change the Extra Point rule; Head of officiating agrees it will happen

Today Pro Football Talk’s owner Mike Florio was on the Dan Patrick Show talking with Dean Blandino the head of officiating in the NFL.  Blandino believes that the NFL will change the extra point rule soon. Blandino said that after seeing NFL kickers make extra points less than 95 percent of the time through the […] The post Expect the NFL to change the Extra Point rule; Head...
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