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J.C. Jackson Set For Long-Term Success With New England Patriots

ATLANTA, GA – FEBRUARY 03: J.C. Jackson #27 of the New England Patriots celebrates in the second half during Super Bowl LIII against the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) The New England Patriots have an unparalleled knack for finding NFL-caliber defensive backs as undrafted free agents. From Malcolm Butler to Jonathan Jones and even guys like Kenny Moore, the Patriots have always managed to find the diamonds in the rough. New England’s newest undrafted gem could be second-year cornerback J.C. Jackson. Jackson emerged in the...

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Shane Greene Not the Fix Washington Nationals Bullpen Needs

DETROIT, MI – JUNE 29: Shane Greene #61 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the ninth inning of the game against the Washington Nationals at Comerica Park on June 29, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit defeated Washington 7-5. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) The Washington Nationals are in the thick of the Wild Card hunt and desperately need to trade for a reliever if they’re to finally win a World Series. One reliever linked to the Nationals is Detroit Tigers right-handed reliever Shane Greene. Greene currently boasts an impressive 0.87 ERA with 22 saves and, at first glance, looks...

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2019 All-AFC East Team: The Defense

FLORHAM PARK, NJ – JUNE 05: Marcus Maye #20 and Jamal Adams #33 of the New York Jets during day two of mandatory minicamp at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center on June 5, 2019 in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) As NFL rules start becoming more favorable to offenses, it’s now harder than ever to find defensive players capable of playing at a high level. While there are several good players who can fill a role, there are only a handful of top-level talents capable of disrupting an offense on every single snap. In...

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2019 All-AFC East Team: The Offense

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – FEBRUARY 03: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots passes against the Los Angeles Rams during Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 03, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Getty Images) Now more than ever, the NFL is an offense-driven league. Thanks to the pass-happy nature of the game, it’s never been more important to have a great offense. However, which offensive players within the AFC East are the best? In order to pass time between minicamps and training camps, Last Word on Pro Football has comprised the 2019 All-AFC East Team....

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Drew Bledsoe Sets Franchise Passing Record: New England Patriots Greatest Games

FOXSBORO, MA – OCTOBER 12: Drew Bledsoe #11 of the New England Patriots warms up before a football game against the Buffalo Bills on October 12, 1997 at Gillette Stadium in Foxsboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots won 33-6. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) Tom Brady owns just about every passing record in New England Patriots’ history, but Drew Bledsoe still has him beat in one category. Back in 1994, Bledsoe recorded a franchise record 70 passing attempts in New England’s 26-20 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. While this is somewhat forgotten in New England’s 20-year run of dominance, this game...

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In Remembrance of Joe Delaney

DEC 4 1980, DEC 5 1981 Football – Denver Broncos (Action) Chiefs’ Joe Delaney gave Broncos fits in first meeting; here he outruns Broncos’ Louie Wright for a TD. Credit: Denver Post (Denver Post via Getty Images) On June 29, 1983, Kansas City Chiefs running Joe Delaney heroically passed away while trying to save two three young children from drowning. Delaney said he wasn’t a good swimmer, but he knew he had to act if he was to save those children. He heroically managed to save one of the children, but the other two passed away with Dulaney. With...

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The Dan Connolly Kick Return – 71 Days to Kickoff [VIDEO]

FOXBORO, MA – JANUARY 11: Dan Connolly #63 of the New England Patriots smiles from the bench against the Indianapolis Colts during the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 11, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) The New England Patriots are closing in on the start of the regular season, with just 71 days between now and their home opener against Pittsburgh. Normally, Last Word on Pro Football counts down the days by paying tribute to the player whose number corresponds with the day remaining to kickoff. However, in honor of objectively the...

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Tyreek Hill Fantasy Football Outlook

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – JANUARY 20: Tyreek Hill #10 of the Kansas City Chiefs reacts after a catch in the second quarter against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 20, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images) Nobody wants to draft Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill in fantasy football, but some will be too tempted by the value. At full strength, Hill has the potential to be the best receiver in fantasy football and finished 2018 as the WR1 in standard scoring. Most fantasy owners weren’t...

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2019 All-NFL Team: The Offense

KANSAS CITY, MO – JANUARY 20: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs throws a pass down field during the first half of the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots at Arrowhead Stadium on January 20, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images) Now more than ever, the NFL is an offense-driven league. Thanks to the pass-happy nature of the game, it’s never been more important to have a great offense. However, which offensive players are the best? In order to pass the time between minicamps and training camps, we here...

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2019 All-NFL Team: The Defense

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – FEBRUARY 03: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots is tackled by Aaron Donald #99 of the Los Angeles Rams in the first quarter during Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 03, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) As NFL rules start becoming more favorable to offenses, it’s now harder than ever to find defensive players capable of playing at a high level. While there are several good players who can fill a role, there are only a handful of top-level talents capable of disrupting an offense on every single...

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PFF: New England Patriots Have NFL’s Deepest Roster

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – FEBRUARY 03: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots and Julian Edelman #11 celebrate their teams 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams during Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 03, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) Pro Football Focus and ESPN teamed up to release a ranking of all 32 rosters based on depth. According to the advanced analytics website, the reigning Super Bowl champion New England Patriots boast the deepest and most well-rounded roster in the entire NFL. New England’s Super Bowl LIII opponents, the Los Angeles Rams,...

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Why Tom Brady Will Be Even Better in 2019

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is going to be even better than his Super Bowl-caliber 2018. Entering his age-42 season, Brady has already outlasted just about every quarterback in NFL history, and he’s not done yet. The six-time Super Bowl champion says he wants to play at an elite level until 45. While his statistics took a slight dip in 2018, there’s every reason to believe that Tom Brady will bounce back and be even better in 2019. Why Tom Brady Will Improve in 2019 Better Supporting Cast Statistically speaking, 2018 was Brady’s worst season since 2013. Starting...

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Michael Gallup Ready to Make the Leap

ARLINGTON, TEXAS – JANUARY 05: Michael Gallup #13 celebrates his second quarter touchdown with Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys in the second quarter against the Seattle Seahawks during the Wild Card Round at AT&T Stadium on January 05, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) The Dallas Cowboys have a star-studded offense headlined by lightning rod quarterback Dak Prescott, star wide receiver Amari Cooper, and arguably the league’s best running back in Ezekiel Elliott. Because of the big names, second-year wide receiver Michael Gallup is getting overlooked in the offense. While he doesn’t have as...

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Jakobi Meyers Might Be New England Patriots’ Next Great UDFA

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA – NOVEMBER 08: Jakobi Meyers #11 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack makes a catch against Ja’Sir Taylor #24 of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons during the first half of their game at Carter-Finley Stadium on November 08, 2018 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) The New England Patriots have one of the most intriguing undrafted free agents in wide receiver Jakobi Meyers. Meyers, a North Carolina State product, wasn’t selected in the NFL Draft but still stands a decent chance to make New England’s 53-man roster. While his 6’1″, 203-pound build differs...

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Antonio Brown Fantasy Football Outlook

PITTSBURGH, PA – DECEMBER 30: Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on during warmups prior to the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field on December 30, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) No star wide receiver has had a bigger change of scenery than Oakland Raiders wideout Antonio Brown. Brown, a longtime star for the Pittsburgh Steelers, arrived in Oakland after wearing out his welcome with the black and yellow. Instead of catching passes in a star-studded offense led by Ben Roethlisberger, he’ll be operating with Derek Carr and an adequate supporting...

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Trevor Rosenthal Landing Spots

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 21: Trevor Rosenthal #44 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the eighth inning at Nationals Park on June 21, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) The Washington Nationals parted ways with right-handed reliever Trevor Rosenthal, but the 29-year old probably won’t be out of a job for long. Just about every team in the league could use another reliever, and there aren’t enough good ones to go around. Rosenthal struggled in Washington but he was a valuable reliever as recently as 2017. Someone’s going to take the risk,...

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Dalvin Cook Fantasy Football Outlook

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – DECEMBER 30: Dalvin Cook #33 of the Minnesota Vikings carries the ball for a gain against the Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium on December 30, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Few players have a higher ceiling than Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook. When fully healthy, Cook is one of the most dynamic and explosive running backs in the NFL and a must-start in fantasy football. However, Cook has only played in 14 of a possible 32 games in his career. Cook is currently projected to go in the second round...

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Sony Michel “Progressing Quickly” Following Knee Surgery

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – FEBRUARY 03: Sony Michel #26 of the New England Patriots rushes against the Los Angeles Rams during Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 03, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Getty Images) New England Patriots running back Sony Michel missed spring workouts while rehabbing from a knee injury, but it sounds like the running back should be back on the field before long. According to NFL Network’s Michael Giardi, Michel is “progressing quickly” from his arthroscopic knee surgery and is running at full speed. Girardi goes on to note that the former first-round...

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Odell Beckham Jr Believes He Can Still Improve

PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 25: Wide receiver Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants reacts before taking on the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on November 25, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) The Cleveland Browns made waves when they acquired superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham over the off-season, and the first-year Brown believes that a change in scenery will bring out the best in him. While speaking with Complex, Beckham said that he didn’t reach his full potential in New York and that Cleveland should make him an even better football player. Odell...

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Hunter Henry Fantasy Football Outlook

CARSON, CA – DECEMBER 03: Hunter Henry #86 of the Los Angeles Chargers heads to a huddle during the game against the Cleveland Browns at StubHub Center on December 3, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) As far as fantasy football is concerned, the tight end landscape is a desolate wasteland. Once you get past Travis Kelce, George Kittle, and Zach Ertz, every tight end available comes with some significant question marks. Because of this, fantasy football owners may want to swing for the fences with a high-upside pick like Hunter Henry. Is Henry worth the...

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