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Matt Light to Be Inducted Into New England Patriots Hall of Fame

FOXBORO, MA – OCTOBER 28: Matt Light #72 of the New England Patriots celebrates the win over the Washington Redskins at Gillette Stadium October 28, 2007 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Redskins 52-7. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) On Wednesday, it was announced that offensive tackle Matt Light would be inducted into the New England Patriots Hall of Fame as the sole inductee for 2018. Light was selected by fan vote and beat out linebacker Mike Vrabel and defensive end Richard Seymour. Welcome to #TheHall, @LightFoundation! Matt Light announced as 2018 @Patriots Hall of Fame Inductee: https://t.co/VfpSkVpIlk pic.twitter.com/AAH6bWskVl — The Hall...

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Resetting the New England Patriots Offensive Line

ESPN’s Mike Reiss recently announced that New England Patriots guard Joe Thuney would be hobbled by a foot injury this off-season as a direct result of missing only five snaps during the 2017 season. Although Thuney should be available for the start of the 2018 season despite the necessary surgery, the situation smacks of the up-and-down season that the Patriots offensive line suffered in 2017 due to injury and issues with depth. As the off-season meanders on, the offensive line will be shuffled and re-shuffled until a suitable solution becomes clear. Offensive Tackle Left Tackle One of the more glaring losses in...

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New England Patriots of the Past: Babe Parilli

Over the course of the 2018 off-season, the New England Patriots office at Last Word on Pro Football will be highlighting a different historical Patriot great every week. Last week, we highlighted the lives and careers of hard-nosed linebacker Steve Nelson and the late legendary broadcaster Gil Santos. This week, we will be taking a look at Babe Parilli‘s impact on the football world. Babe Parilli: “A True Pioneer” Before the Pros Vito “Babe” Parilli began his journey to professional football as a member of Bear Bryant‘s phenomenal Kentucky Wildcat squads. Parilli earned All-American honors in 1950 and 1951 and was a Heisman Trophy...

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Jacksonville Jaguars 2018 NFL Draft Review

The Jacksonville Jaguars 2018 NFL Draft is officially in the books, and the Jaguars have finalized their selections for their 2018 rookie class. The Jags surprisingly opted not to trade any of their seven picks during this year’s Draft, but made the following trades before this weekend kicked off: traded a fifth-round pick (166th overall) to the Buffalo Bills for defensive tackle Marcell Dareus traded defensive end Chris Smith to the Cincinnati Bengals for a seventh-round pick (230th overall) Players Drafted in the 2018 NFL Draft: First round, 29th overall: Taven Bryan, defensive lineman, Florida Second round, 61st overall: DJ Chark,...

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Houston Texans 2018 NFL Draft Review

The 2018 NFL Draft has come and gone, and the Houston Texans have welcomed a brand new rookie class. Join Last Word on Pro Football as we review every pick for every team of the 2018 NFL Draft. In this article, we break down the Houston Texans 2018 NFL Draft picks. Players Drafted in the 2018 NFL Draft: Third round, 68th overall: Justin Reid, safety, Stanford Third round, 80th overall: Martinas Rankin, offensive lineman, Mississippi State Third round, 98th overall: Jordan Akins, tight end, UCF Fourth round, 103rd overall: Keke Coutee, wide receiver, Texas Tech Sixth round, 177th overall: Duke...

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How Ja’Whaun Bentley Fits With The New England Patriots

On Saturday, the New England Patriots finally made the call to address the linebacker situation during the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. The Patriots chose Ja’Whaun Bentley, linebacker out of Purdue University. Although some would argue that the Patriots waited too long and missed out on a big-name player, the motto “In Bill We Trust” will prove to ring true with this fifth-round selection. With the 143rd pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots select Purdue LB Ja’Whaun Bentley. — LWOS Patriots (@LWOS_Patriots) April 28, 2018 New England Patriots Draft Linebacker Ja’Whaun Bentley A Depth Chart...

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San Francisco 49ers Trade Trent Brown To New England Patriots

A day after the New England Patriots took a first-round offensive lineman in the 2018 NFL Draft, the organization has finalized a trade to bring more protection on the offensive line for the 2018 season. The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to send Trenton Brown and the 143rd pick to New England in exchange for the 95th pick in this year’s draft. 49ers are trading OT Trent Brown and pick number 143 overall to the New England Patriots in exchange for pick number 95 overall, per @FieldYates and me. The deal is pending a physical. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 27, 2018...

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Willie Snead Signs With Baltimore Ravens

Former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Willie Snead has signed with the Baltimore Ravens. Snead was a restricted free agent going into the 2018 off-season. Saints are not going to match Willie Snead’s offer sheet with Baltimore, per source. Snead will be a Raven. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 23, 2018 Saints Decline To Match Offer Sheet On Willie Snead According to ESPN, the Ravens offered Snead a two-year deal worth $7 million. The deal also included $3.4 million in incentives and a $2 million signing bonus. The Saints declined to match the offer, allowing Snead to leave the organization...

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