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Logan Mankins Fined $10,000 for Clipping
November 8th, 2013 at 5:46 PM
There were many things to cheer about this past Sunday as the New England Patriots beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 55-31 to improve their record to 7-2 as they head into their bye week this week. One minor "bad" note to report is that G Logan Mankins has been fined $10,000 for clipping...

Patriots Offensive Lineman Will Svitek Out of Practice Again
September 6th, 2013 at 3:38 PM
***PHOTO1*** As the New England Patriots continue to get ready for their Week 1 matchup with the Buffalo Bills, they will likely be without backup offensive lineman Will Svitek. Svitek has missed all of this week's practices and according to ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss, Svitek missed today's practice as well. Svitek was listed on...

Rob Gronkowski Practices for Third Straight Day; Will Svitek Misses Another Practice
September 4th, 2013 at 6:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** After a day off from practice yesterday, the New England Patriots got back to their preparation for their Week 1 opponent, the Buffalo Bills. As Erik Scalavino of Patriots Football Weekly reports, tight end Rob Gronkowski practiced for the third straight session as he warmed up with the team and then...

New England Patriots Bring Back OL Tyronne Green; Release Matt Stankiewitch
July 25th, 2013 at 6:19 PM
Today the New England Patriots announced that they have re-signed offensive lineman Tyronne Green. Green was originally signed by the team earlier this offseason on May 13, however, he was then released on May 31. ***PHOTO1*** Green has spent four season in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers before joining the...

New England Patriots Training Camp Preview: Offensive Guard
July 22nd, 2013 at 5:03 PM
***PHOTO1*** After analyzing the offensive tackles of the New England Patriots on Thursday, Patriots101.com now looks further into the Patriots offensive line before training camp begins. Today the offensive guards are under the microscope and it is quite an impressive group. When talking about the Patriots offensive guards, the talk starts and ends...

Patriots Re-sign Rookie Free Agent R.J. Mattes
June 3rd, 2013 at 9:40 PM
  ***PHOTO1*** The New England Patriots announced earlier today that they have re-signed rookie free agent R.J. Mattes who they previously cut earlier this month.  The offensive lineman out of North Carolina State was signed earlier in the month and then released on May 23.  The Patriots continue to look for depth to on the...

Tyronne Green and TJ Moe Released by Patriots
May 31st, 2013 at 7:14 PM
  ***PHOTO1*** After the Memorial Day weekend concluded, the New England Patriots got back to work this week from May 28-30 for the next round of OTAs. With the conclusion of OTAs, two players have been cut from the squad. According to Patrios.com, the Patriots announced today that they have released offensive lineman Tyronne Green...

Football Helmet? Get This Guy a Tennis Racquet
December 7th, 2012 at 11:26 AM
Staying true to the classic basketball film Space Jam, Bill Belichick took the advice originally bestowed upon Michael Jordan to heart and made his team practice using racquetball rackets to simulate J.J. Watt and the Houston defensive line.   Although he's no Serge Ibaka, Watt, who stands at 6 ft 6...

Vollmer and Connolly Return to Practice
November 30th, 2012 at 1:47 AM
Patriots' T Sebastian Vollmer and G Dan Connolly both returned to practice on Thursday.  Although both were limited, this is great news for an offensive line that has been plagued by injuries throughout the season.  Vollmer missed the Thanksgiving game against the Jets and Connolly had to come out in...

New England Patriots Sign Kyle Hill
August 9th, 2012 at 2:39 PM
The New England Patriots signed outside lineman Kyle Hill on Wednesday. The rookie, who played four years at Duke University, suffered a shoulder injury, which ended his senior year early. After red-shirting his freshman year, Hill started for the Blue Devils until he could no longer, earning second team Freshman All-America...

Veteran Lineman Robert Gallery Retires as Fullback Tony Fiammetta Leaves the Team for Personal Reasons
August 4th, 2012 at 5:32 PM
Saturday saw the season for two New England Patriots come to an end. Offensive lineman Robert Gallery, signed as insurance while Logan Mankins recovers from ACL surgery, called it a career Saturday. Gallery was having a rough training camp and was noticeably overpowered by Vince Wilfork in one-on-one drills. ***PHOTO1*** The veteran spent...

New England Patriots Brian Waters Missing from Camp
July 26th, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Happy first official day of New England Patriots training camp! As far as we know, there is just one veteran who has yet to show up in Foxboro. Brian Waters, a guard the Patriots picked up in free agency last year, also missed the mandatory minicamp earlier this summer. The Boston...

Matt Light Joining ESPN as NFL Analyst
July 19th, 2012 at 10:23 AM
ESPN confirmed rumors today about former New England Patriot Matt Light, who visited the Bristol campus in May, joining the sports network as an NFL analyst. The offensive lineman retired earlier this summer because he wanted to spend more time with his family. Here's the official press release from ESPN: Three-time Super...

New England Patriots Dan Connolly Lands on PFW Underrated List
July 13th, 2012 at 10:27 PM
It's not often Dan Connolly makes the news, which is obviously a good thing after he moved into center last year after Dan Koppen's injury. The New England Patriot's highlight reel, in fact, may consist of just one thing: his kick-return touchdown that almost was. Remember way back in 2010 when...

Marcus Cannon Thanks Veteran with Crossbow
May 28th, 2012 at 10:02 PM
Memorial Day is a day to honor the memory of our country's fallen soldiers. New England Patriots guard Marcus Cannon used this weekend to help a living veteran. Cannon had listed a crossbow on Craigslist, a listing found by disabled Iraq War veteran Robert Rodriguez. The Purple Heart recipient sustained serious...

New England Patriots Have Five of the Top 100 Players in the NFL, Four in Top 50
May 20th, 2012 at 10:17 PM
CBS's Pete Prisco has come out with his annual list of top 100 NFL players and it holds five members of the New England Patriots, four of whom fall in the top 50. ***PHOTO1*** Unsurprisingly, the top Patriot is quarterback Tom Brady, who fell a spot after been tied for first with...

New England Patriots Defensive Lineman Back in the Fold
April 30th, 2012 at 9:21 PM
***PHOTO1***Free agent defensive lineman Gerard Warren is coming back to play for the New England Patriots in 2012, as reported by multiple sources on Monday night. Warren, who was taken by the Cleveland Browns at the No. 3 overall pick in 2001 and also played for the Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders during his career, signed with the Patriots...

New England Patriots Sign Robert Gallery and Will Allen
March 22nd, 2012 at 9:42 PM
 ***PHOTO1***  While most of the National Football League and its fans continued to refresh news sites and watch ESPN for updates on where former Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow would end up, the New England Patriots signed two more free agents. New England picked up cornerback Will Allen, who recently suited up...

Veteran Offensive Lineman Returning to the Fold
March 20th, 2012 at 7:50 PM
The New England Patriots announced on Tuesday (March 20) that veteran offensive lineman and free agent Dan Connolly has re-signed and will be staying with the team. Terms of the contract were not released. Keeping Connolly, who can play both guard and center and filled in admirably in the middle last...

Patriots Pro Bowl Guard Recovering from Knee Surgery
March 20th, 2012 at 11:54 AM
New England Patriots All Pro left guard Logan Mankins is recovering from knee surgery and it is unclear if he will be ready for the start of training camp in late July. That's the word from Mike Reiss  of ESPN Boston, who reported that Mankins suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament...