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Five New England Patriots are Heading to the Pro Bowl
December 24th, 2014 at 4:23 PM
Voting for the NFL Pro Bowl has ended, and the New England Patriots have five players that will be playing in the game on Sunday, January 25th at 8:00 PM. ***PHOTO1*** This is the second year that the Pro Bowl teams will not be made by conference. This year, Michael Irvin...

New England Patriots Draft Possibilities Part 2: Defense
December 16th, 2014 at 8:42 PM
The New England Patriots are on their way to the NFL Playoffs and while the team focuses on winning the Super Bowl, the scouts are making sure next year’s team will have just as much success. ***PHOTO1*** “Defense wins championships,” is a very popular quote in almost every sport, but it especially...

New England Patriots Elect not to Assign the Franchise Tag
March 3rd, 2014 at 5:34 PM
As expected, Monday's 4:00 pm league deadline has come and gone without the Patriots designating an impending free agent with the one-year "tag" contract.   Each of the league's 32 teams face the question of whether or not to utilize this one year, guaranteed salary approach on a highly valued player...

Alfonzo Dennard Returns to Patriots Practice
November 29th, 2013 at 4:57 PM
Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard returned to the practice field Friday, after having missed Thursday's team workout.  Dennard, who missed Sunday's game against the Broncos, practiced on a limited basis as the team ran through drills wearing shells and helmets.  While Dennard's return is good news for a secondary that is already dealing with...

New England Patriots Release RB Leon Washington
November 23rd, 2013 at 7:31 PM
For the second time this season, the New England Patriots have released running back Leon Washington. Cornerback Justin Green was promoted from the practice squad in order to fill Washington's roster spot.  Washington has been dealing with an ankle injury since Week 5 and was the odd man out in a...

New England Patriots Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard Out for Game Against Denver Broncos, Maybe More
November 19th, 2013 at 5:01 PM
According to Pro Football Talk and Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard is expected to miss this Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos. However, the bad news doesn't stop there as he may miss more games after that as well.  Dennard missed last night's game against...

Carolina Panthers’ Secondary- Overlooked and Disrespected?
November 18th, 2013 at 4:09 PM
After last Sunday's impressive road victory over the San Francisco 49ers propelled them to a 6-3 record, the Carolina Panthers have garnered kudos from the national media, especially on the defensive side of the football.  While most of the talk coming into Monday night's matchup versus the 7-2 Patriots has been...

Aqib Talib Expected to Play Monday Night Against Carolina Panthers
November 17th, 2013 at 6:59 PM
New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib's status for Monday's game against the Carolina Panthers has been in doubt throughout the week. Despite practicing the last three weeks he has not played since injuring his hip against the New Orleans Saints.  With the Patriots secondary already depleted because of injuries to safety...

Cornerback Aqib Talib Speaks to Media for First Time Since Injury
November 14th, 2013 at 3:24 PM
The status of cornerback Aqib Talib has been a fluid situation since he suffered a hip injury in Week 6. Since then Talib has missed the last two games for the New England Patriots even though he has practiced the last two weeks.  Earlier today he spoke to reporters for the first time...

Safety Steve Gregory Absent from Practice for Second Straight Day
November 14th, 2013 at 3:00 PM
As the New England Patriots continue to get ready for the Carolina Panthers on Monday night, the team has practiced with everyone but safety Steve Gregory for the second straight day.  Gregory broke his thumb against the Pittsburgh Steelers right before the bye weeks and is expected to miss a couple...

Alfonzo Dennard Gets Second Continuance on Hearing
November 8th, 2013 at 1:38 PM
New England Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard has certainly been busy in the offseason, however, for the wrong reasons. There were already character concerns before he entered the league and hasn't done much to change that perception of him. In Dennard's latest run-in with the law, Field Yates of ESPNBoston.com reports that...

Offensive and Defensive Thoughts After New England Patriots’ Home Win
October 28th, 2013 at 7:06 PM
  ***PHOTO1*** Offensive inconsistency continues: As has been the case throughout the first seven weeks of action thus far, quarterback Tom Brady and his receivers struggled to get into a rhythm early on against a revamped Miami defense.  On New England’s first offensive possession and for the second time in as many...

CB Logan Ryan Fined $10,000 for Gesture Made in Sunday’s Game; Apologizes for His Actions
October 24th, 2013 at 2:34 PM
With CB Aqib Talib out last Sunday versus the New York Jets, every cornerback was bumped up a spot. One of the corners who made an impact on Sunday was rookie CB Logan Ryan who returned a Geno Smith pass for a touchdown during the second quarter of Sunday's 30-27 overtime...

Aqib Talib Out Sunday; Gronkowski Travels with Team
October 19th, 2013 at 6:35 PM
After a full week of preparation for the New York Jets, CB Aqib Talib was listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against their AFC East rivals. Talib had not practiced until yesterday, and even then, he was limited. Field Yates of ESPNBoston.com reports that Talib did not travel with the team and...

Aqib Talib not Expected to Play Sunday Versus New York Jets
October 17th, 2013 at 7:39 PM
The New England Patriots continue to get hit by the injury bug this week. After losing linebacker Jerod Mayo to surgery on a torn pectoral muscle, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports that cornerback Aqib Talib is not expected to play this Sunday versus the New York Jets. Talib injured his hip in last week's thrilling...

Patriots Re-sign Kanorris Davis to Practice Squad
October 2nd, 2013 at 3:02 PM
Kanorris Davis has sure had an eventful couple of days. A couple of days after being released by the New England Patriots, Field Yates of ESPNBoston.com reports that Davis was re-signed to the practice squad. Davis was promoted to the active roster on Saturday and played 16 snaps in the Patriots...

Aqib Talib not Fazed by Trash Talk from Buffalo Bills Wide Receiver Stevie Johnson
September 5th, 2013 at 7:15 PM
***PHOTO1*** Aqib Talib was acquired by the New England Patriots to be a shutdown type corner for the team and help out a porous pass defense. However, despite his presence in the secondary, the Patriots still ranked as the fourth worst defense against the pass as they surrendered 4,342 yards to opponents.  Therefore,...

Patriots Release Cornerback Ras-I Dowling, Claim Linebacker Ja-Gared Davis from Houston
August 28th, 2013 at 6:40 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New England Patriots continue to make roster moves even after the 75-man roster deadline. The Patriots announced via their website that they have released cornerback Ras-I Dowling and claimed linebacker Ja'Gared Davis from Houston. Dowling was the 33rd overall selection out of the University of Virginia in the 2011 NFL...

Patriots Add Four Players to Roster; Release Rookie Free Agent DB Stephon Morris
August 1st, 2013 at 5:13 PM
The New England Patriots have announced the additions of four players to their roster and the release of one more player as well. The news comes the day after cutting wide receivers Lavelle Hawkins and Perez Ashford, as well as, offensive lineman Nick McDonald.  Today, the Patriots added DL Scott Vallone and...

New England Patriots Training Camp Preview: Cornerback
July 25th, 2013 at 10:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Earlier today Patriots101.com finished looking at the front seven of the Patriots defense and will now shift its focus to the cornerbacks on the roster as the New England Patriots enter training camp tomorrow.  The Patriots back end of the defense was young and inexperienced. Last season they acquired talented but...