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New England Patriots Rookie Isaiah Wynn Ruptured Achilles, Out For Season

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MARCH 01: Georgia offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn answers questions from the media during the NFL Scouting Combine on March 1, 2018 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The injury bug continues to bite the New England Patriots, with the newest victim being the team’s top draft selection. Rookie offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn tore his Achilles tendon in Thursday night’s preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Unfortunately, the injury is expected to be season-ending. It was officially called an ankle injury, but source said the #Patriots first-round OL...

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New England Patriots 53-Man Roster Projection 2.0

The first two weeks of the preseason are officially in the books, and the New England Patriots roster is starting to take shape. While there are still several jobs up for grabs, a few unheralded stars have made their case for the roster. Without further ado, here is the second version of the New England Patriots 53-man roster projection. Quarterback (2) In: Tom Brady, Brian Hoyer Notable Cuts: Danny Etling Brian Hoyer was the heavy favorite to win the backup job entering training camp, and Danny Etling hasn’t done enough to change that projection. The seventh-round rookie struggled with...

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Seattle Seahawks Rashaad Penny Out Three-Four Weeks with Hand Injury

Training camp injuries are always unfortunate, and the injury bug bit a prominent member of the Seattle Seahawks. Rookie first-round running back Rashaad Penny suffered a hand injury, including a broken finger, during one of Seattle’s training camp sessions. The Seattle Times’ Bob Condotta first broke the news. Rashaad Penny suffered a hand injury that includes a broken finger, a source confirmed to the Seattle Times: https://t.co/FdEYnpEBpc — Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) August 15, 2018 Penny reportedly flew to Philadelphia on Tuesday to have surgery for his injured hand. While the injury is obviously bad news, the rookie could return for...

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New England Patriots vs Philadelphia Eagles: What to Watch For

While preseason games may not matter in terms of winning and losing, there are still plenty of reasons to tune in for the exhibition matches. The New England Patriots currently have several players battling for limited positions, and quite a few players have come out of nowhere to challenge established veterans for their spots on the roster. Here’s what to watch for when the Patriots take on the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday. Ralph Webb and the Running Game The New England Patriots have remained healthy throughout training camp, with the lone exception of the running back position. Sony Michel,...

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New England Patriots Training Camp Takeaways – August 12, 2018

Following their 26-17 preseason win against the Washington Redskins, the New England Patriots returned to work. With several roster battles still remaining, the Patriots underwent the first of three consecutive open practices on Sunday. Here are the New England Patriots training camp takeaways from their August 12th practice session. Tom Brady Is Fine Some minor panic surrounded Patriot Nation when it was announced that Tom Brady was suffering from a minor back injury. However, Brady put all those fears behind him during practice. While the Patriots never officially gave an update on Brady’s back, the actions spoke louder than...

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A Closer Look at New England Patriots Ralph Webb

Week one of the preseason is officially in the books, and already an undrafted free agent has made his case for the opening day roster. Ralph Webb was one of the best players on the field in the New England Patriots season opener, rushing for 46 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries. Additionally, the young running back converted two separate two-point conversions in the Patriots 26-17 victory. Of course, this isn’t the first time the Patriots have been down this road with an undrafted free agent. Players like Zach Sudfeld, Austin Carr, Brian Tyms, and countless others have...

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New England Patriots Winners and Losers – Preseason Opener

After months and months of waiting, the New England Patriots finally took the field for the first time in 2018. While Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, and several big name players didn’t see the field, there were still plenty of takeaways from the first game of the season. Who were the New England Patriots winners and losers of the preseason opener? Jeremy Hill With Sony Michel sidelined for the preseason, the Patriots need a running back to step up. In the first two quarters, Jeremy Hill made his case for the roster. Playing with the starters for the duration of...

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Sam Cunningham: New England Patriots of the Past

When thinking of 1970s football, one of the first images that come to mind is hard-nosed, physical running. Back in the 1970s and 1980s, the New England Patriots had one of the premier physical running backs in Sam Cunningham. While Sam “Bam” Cunningham wasn’t on the level of a Franco Harris or Walter Payton, Cunningham was still a fantastic physical runner capable of breaking tackles and eluding defenders with ease. His all-around skill combined with his long tenure in a Patriots uniform makes him arguably the best running back in Patriots history. The Patriots office here at Last Word...

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New England Patriots Hardest Games of 2018

There’s no such thing as an easy win in the National Football League, but some games are harder than others. The New England Patriots face a daunting schedule stacked full of Super Bowl-caliber teams in 2018. The Patriots are the envy of the league, and every team will bring their A game against New England. But which games will give New England the hardest time? Without further ado, here are the New England Patriots hardest games in 2018. New England Patriots Easiest Games 1. Week Two: at Jacksonville Jaguars The Jacksonville Jaguars should be the Patriots biggest challenge, considering...

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Cleveland Browns Trade Corey Coleman to Buffalo Bills

The Cleveland Browns, one of the busiest teams in the off-season, is not done making big trades. The Browns reportedly are trading wide receiver Corey Coleman to the Buffalo Bills for a draft pick. As of this posting, the exact pick in question has not been released. ESPN’s Adam Schefter first broke the news. Cleveland is trading former first-round pick WR Corey Coleman to the Buffalo Bills for a draft pick, per source. Coleman was the player the Browns selected after trading the No. 2 overall pick to Philadelphia so the Eagles could draft Carson Wentz. — Adam Schefter...

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Cleveland Browns Trade Corey Coleman to Buffalo Bills

The Cleveland Browns, one of the busiest teams in the off-season, is not done making big trades. The Browns reportedly are trading wide receiver Corey Coleman to the Buffalo Bills for a draft pick. As of this posting, the exact pick in question has not been released. ESPN’s Adam Schefter first broke the news. Cleveland is trading former first-round pick WR Corey Coleman to the Buffalo Bills for a draft pick, per source. Coleman was the player the Browns selected after trading the No. 2 overall pick to Philadelphia so the Eagles could draft Carson Wentz. — Adam Schefter...

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New England Patriots Defensive Training Camp Notes

Preseason football is just a week away, and the New England Patriots are in the midst of another training camp. The Patriots have had nine official practices, and have Sunday and Monday off to rest for before taking the field again. With this gap in action, let’s take a look at the New England Patriots defensive training camp storylines through nine sessions. Who’s performing well, who’s struggling, and which positions are still up for grabs? New England Patriots Offensive Training Camp Notes Second-Year Players Dominate the Edge It’s no secret that one of the biggest problems with last years...

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New England Patriots Offensive Training Camp Notes

Currently, the New England Patriots have gone through nine days of training camp and are looking forward to their first preseason game on Thursday. However, with two straight days off, now is a good time to take note of all the serious storylines in the New England Patriots offensive training camp. Who’s performing well, who’s struggling, and which positional battles are still up in the air? Wide Receiver Still Uncertain With Julian Edelman serving a four-game suspension to start the season, the Patriots are actively looking for a receiver to step up and start alongside Chris Hogan. Right now,...

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New England Patriots Day Nine Training Camp Recap

The team building process is in full swing for the New England Patriots. The team began their ninth day of training camp Saturday morning, and all returned to normal. After receiving his 41st birthday off, quarterback Tom Brady was back on the field leading the Patriots offense. Take a look at what else happened in the New England Patriots Day Nine training camp recap. They’re Getting Healthy Perhaps the biggest injury scare of camp so far was first-round running back Sony Michel. With Dion Lewis departed, Michel figured to play a big part in the Patriots offense. However, the...

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The Top 41 Tom Brady Moments

August 3rd should be treated as a holiday for any New England Patriots fan. For on this day in 1977, Tom Brady, the greatest quarterback of all-time, was born. In Brady’s 41 years of life, the quarterback has accomplished phenomenal and unparalleled statistical achievements. In celebration of his birthday, the New England Patriots office here at Last Word on Pro Football has compiled the top 41 Tom Brady moments. 1. Coming back from a 28-3 deficit in Super Bowl LI The greatest moment of Brady’s career is also the greatest comeback in the history of football. Heck, it has a...

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How the Jordan Matthews Injury Affects the New England Patriots

Entering training camp, Jordan Matthews looked to be in line for a big role on the New England Patriots. With Julian Edelman suspended the first four games, Matthews was the frontrunner to be the team’s top slot receiver. However, the Patriots released Matthews after the receiver suffered a “serious” hamstring injury. The slot receiver position is incredibly important in the Patriots offense, and this injury will drastically affect the rest of the roster. Let’s take a look at how the Jordan Matthews injury affects the New England Patriots roster. Youth Uprising Matthews was the favorite to win the slot...

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New England Patriots Easiest Games of 2018

The National League Football is unique in that a full regular season only contains 16 games. With such a small sample, every single game matters when it comes to playoff positioning and seeding. Because of this, the New England Patriots will have to take care of business against the weaker portion of their schedule. Without further ado, here are the New England Patriots easiest games for the 2018 season. As for the eight hardest games, make sure to check back in a few days. 9. Week 10: at Tennessee Titans Even though this should be one of the easier...

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Delanie Walker Signs Two-Year Extension

Training camp is officially underway, and with a new season comes a new contract for Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker. According to reports, Walker signed a two-year, $17 million dollar extension. Walker was entering the final year of his deal, but Tennessee clearly didn’t want to risk losing Walker to the open market. ESPN’s Adam Schefter first broke the news. Titans are giving TE Delanie Walker a 2-year, $17M extension that includes an$8M signing bonus and $12.76M total guaranteed. Total deal 3yr -$23.2M — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 27, 2018 Walker first joined the Titans on a four-year,...

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Top Ten Most Important New England Patriots

The New England Patriots enter the 2018 season as one of the favorites to bring home the Lombardi Trophy. However, accomplishing this difficult feat is only possible as long as the team’s most important players are able to stay healthy and productive. Entering training camp, these are the ten most important New England Patriots. Note that most important does not necessarily equal best. This list takes into account not only the skill of the player but also the skills of their backup. Ultimately, this a list of players the Patriots can least afford to lose in the 2018 season....

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Previewing Stephen Gostkowski and the New England Patriots Kicking Game

Training camp is just days away and the New England Patriots are in the early process of preparing for the upcoming season. While the offensive and defensive side of the ball has received plenty of attention, the kicking game has gone largely overlooked. This is mainly because the Patriots have one of the most reliable kickers in Stephen Gostkowski handling field goal and kickoff duties. However, let’s rectify that sin. With mere days until veterans report for training camp, let’s take a look at the state of the New England Patriots kicking game. Should Patriots fans feel comfortable with...

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