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Five New England Patriots Rookies Fail Physical
July 20th, 2012 at 10:38 AM
As the New England Patriots drafted and undrafted rookies reported to Gillette Stadium yesterday morning, it marked the beginning of another NFL season. Five of these players, however, apparently didn't get the memo. Seventh-round pick wide receiver Jeremy Ebert, plus undrafted players offensive linemen Jeremiah Warren and Markus Zusevics, defensive lineman Justin...

New England Patriots Sign LB Dont’a Hightower
July 18th, 2012 at 3:58 PM
 ***VIDEO1***  The final piece of the New England Patriots NFL 2012 Draft puzzle is officially signed, reported ESPN's Adam Schefter. Rookie linebacker Dont'a Hightower, after signing a four-year deal today, will report to training camp on Thursday, when rookies are supposed to report. "Guess the cats out of the bag lol *#PatriotsNation, wants...

Marcellus Wiley of ESPN Picks the Patriots to Return to the Super Bowl
July 6th, 2012 at 2:30 PM
Marcellus Wiley made a name for himself as a member of the Buffalo Bills. The defensive end often lined up as a rival to the New England Patriots prior to their ascent to greatness under the tutelage of Bill Belichick. The former Pro Bowler now pays his bills working for ESPN...

New England Patriots Sign Chandler Jones
May 23rd, 2012 at 1:24 AM
 ***PHOTO1***  The New England Patriots' first pick from the 2012 NFL Draft, defensive back Chandler Jones, is under contract, although the terms are unknown. Because of last year's lockout, when the rookie contracts were somewhat standardized, Jones is slated to where a New England uniform through four years, with the Patriots having...

New England Patriots Agree to Terms with Alfonzo Dennard as Negotiations with Wes Welker Get Worse
May 17th, 2012 at 10:59 PM
Days like this make you wonder where Jerry Maguire is when you need him. While the New England Patriots agreed to terms with potential steal of the draft Alfonzo Dennard, Wes Welker publically aknowledged that negotiations with the team for an extended deal have "gotten worse. For the good news of...

New England Patriots Agree to Terms with Second Round Draft Pick
May 13th, 2012 at 7:52 PM
Cornerback Tavon Wilson, the second round draft pick of the New England Patriots and the 48th overall selection in the April National Football League draft, has reached contract terms with the team. That's the word from Aaron Wilson of scout.com and the Carroll County Times, who reported that the four-year-deal calls for  $4.217 million and carries a signing bonus of $1.507 million. Wilson was a three-year...

Patriots Head Coach Discusses New England’s Draft Picks
April 30th, 2012 at 9:03 PM
***PHOTO1***While all of the draftniks, experts in the media and the fans have had plenty to hash and rehash over the past few days in regards to to the New England Patriots draft picks, the opinion of head coach Bill Belichick carries significantly more weight at this stage. He was a guest on Sirius XM NFL Radio's "Movin' the Chains" program hosted by Pat Kirwan and Tim Ryan and had...

New England Patriots Had an Unusually Aggressive Draft
April 29th, 2012 at 9:12 PM
***PHOTO1***As the smoke clears from the 2012 National Football League draft and for our purposes, the New England Patriots in particular, it was interesting to see how Head Coach Bill Belichick changed his strategy this time around. Normally, Belichick seems to treat the first round of the draft almost with utter...

New England Patriots Make Moves for Each Phase of the Game in Final Day of the Draft
April 28th, 2012 at 7:49 PM
Entering the final day of the draft, the New England Patriots had only one pick remaining in the fifth round. Things change. ***PHOTO1*** The Patriots ended up trading their fifth-round pick, acquired from the Green Bay Packers in a Friday trade, back to the Packers for three later draft picks. They used...

New England Patriots Take Flyer on Former Rugby Player in Sixth Round
April 28th, 2012 at 5:29 PM
With the 197th pick in the 2012 National Football League Draft, the New England Patriots made a move that initially left people scratching their heads. With many players of proven football talent remaining on the board, they instead went with Ohio State defensive back Nate Ebner. Ebner is a rugby player...

New England Patriots Trade Fifth Round Pick to Green Bay Packers for Three Later-Round Picks
April 28th, 2012 at 3:44 PM
That's Bill Belichick for you. The New England Patriots kept everyone guessing today when they traded pick 163 from the fifth round to the Green Bay Packers in exchange for three later picks. The fifth round pick they traded was acquired from none other than the Packers themselves in a previous...

New England Patriots Continue to Bolster Defense in the Second Day of Draft
April 27th, 2012 at 11:48 PM
On the second day of the 2012 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots continued the theme they began the day before: defense, defense, defense and more defense. New England drafted safety Tavon Wilson out of Illinois 48th overall and defensive end Jake Bequette out of Arkansas 90th overall. Thursday, in the...

New England Patriots Draft Defensive End Jake Bequette Out of Arkansas
April 27th, 2012 at 11:01 PM
The New England Patriots were very consistent in the first three rounds of the 2012 NFL Draft. They were looking for defense. After drafting defensive end Chandler Jones and linebacker Dont'a Hightower in the first round and safety Tavon Wilson in the second round, the Patriots continued with the defensive...

New England Patriots Draft Safety Tavon Wilson Out of Illinois
April 27th, 2012 at 8:20 PM
The New England Patriots continue to address their defensive needs on the second night of the NFL Draft. After taking defensive end Chandler Jones from Syracuse and linebacker Dont'a Hightower from Alabama in the first round, the Patriots selected safety Tavon Wilson out of Illinois with the 16th pick of the...

AFC East Roundtable on the Patriots Draft Picks
April 27th, 2012 at 12:17 AM
Donald Lappe of Jets101.com takes a look at the New England Patriots proficiency in the first round of the National Football League Draft. Here are his impressions and the New York state of mind: ***PHOTO1*** CHANDLER JONES   Chandler Jones is one of the most interesting prospects in the entire draft. He's an absolute...

Patriots Pull Off Two First Round Trades to Beef up Defense
April 27th, 2012 at 12:05 AM
The New England Patriots hadn't traded up in the first round of the National Football League draft since 2003, but they did it twice on Thursday night and added two impact players to their front seven. Defensive end Chandler Jones from Syracuse University and linebacker Dont'a Hightower from the national...

New England Patriots Running Back Okayed to Continue Career
April 26th, 2012 at 4:19 PM
While New England Patriots Nation holds its collective breath in anticipation of tonight's National Football League Draft and speculates about what the team will do with its two first round picks (No. 27 and No. 31), Patriots 101 can fill the hours remaining with the news that running back and...

Troy Brown to Announce Draft Picks Thursday Night
April 23rd, 2012 at 10:23 PM
With the National Football League draft only three days away and head coach Bill Belichick not tipping his hand as to what he intends to do, all was pretty quiet on the New England Patriots front on Monday. But speculation was still rampant that the team may pull off a...

New England Patriots are Top of the Class in Drafting All-Pro Players Since 2002
April 22nd, 2012 at 8:36 PM
With the National Football League Draft set to begin this Thursday night, teams will once again attempt to avoid a first-round bust or find a diamond in the rough. ***PHOTO1*** Naturally, sports news outlets everywhere are ramping up their draft coverage and the Cleveland Plain Dealer released their annual NFL Draft Special...

New England Patriots Host Joseph Addai, Tim Hightower and Ryan Grant
April 20th, 2012 at 11:46 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** While 2004 World Series Champions Kevin Millar and Pedro Martinez led the fans of Fenway into the Guinness Book of World Records, not too far away the New England Patriots coaching staff quietly continued preparing for the 2012 NFL Draft. The Patriots hosted free agents and veteran running backs Ryan...