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Vince Wilfork Will Return to Patriots on Re-structured Contract
March 27th, 2014 at 7:59 PM
The New England Patriots have re-structured defensive tackle Vince Wilfork's contract in a deal that will potentially keep him in New England for three more seasons.   According to ESPN Insider Adam Shefter, the new deal is for one year at $8 million, with $3 million guaranteed, and a team option for an...

New England Overcomes Another Slow Start, Hands Houston 10th Straight Loss
December 2nd, 2013 at 4:05 PM
For the second consecutive week, it was a tale of two halves for the New England Patriots, who overcame a double-digit deficit at halftime on their way to a last-minute victory.  Heading into the game, the Patriots looked like overwhelming favorites to march into Reliant Stadium and win in convincing fashion....

Monday Night Matchup: the Carolina Panthers
November 13th, 2013 at 4:22 PM
The New England Patriots went back to work at Gillette Stadium Wednesday morning after having had extended time off throughout the bye week.  Head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady fielded questions from the media about arguably the hottest team in the NFL, the Carolina Panthers.  After an uninspiring 1-3...

New England Patriots Release DT Andre Neblett
October 21st, 2013 at 9:27 PM
After losing NT Vince Wilfork to a season ending achilles injury, the New England Patriots had to bring in a defensive tackle as their depth was thin with Wilfork gone for the season and Tommy Kelly still nursing a knee injury. They ended up signing Andre Neblett last week before Sunday's...

New England Patriots Release DT Andre Neblett After Signing Him on Wednesday
October 12th, 2013 at 5:47 PM
The New England Patriots are going into Sunday's game with little depth at the defensive tackle position. With Tommy Kelly being ruled out for Sunday and Vince Wilfork out for the year, the team is left with first year players and rookies.  After signing defensive tackle Andre Neblett on Wednesday, the...

Patriots Place Vince Wilfork on IR; Cut TE Zach Sudfeld
October 3rd, 2013 at 6:00 PM
In another form or roster moves, the New England Patriots have put nose tackle Vince Wilfork on injured reserve. Putting him on injured reserve will officially end his season. Wilfork tore his right achilles and was not expected to return this season anyway. In a shocking move, Pro Football Talk reports that...

Vince Wilfork Undergoes Successful Surgery for Torn Achilles
October 1st, 2013 at 3:25 PM
In case you haven't heard, Vince Wilfork will miss the remainder of the 2013 season as he tore his right achilles in Sunday's victory over the Atlanta Falcons.  Today, Wilfork underwent surgery for the injury earlier today. Bianca, his wife, tweeted out a photo of the nose tackle sitting in a chair...

Count Richard Seymour Out as Possible Replacment for Vince Wilfork
October 1st, 2013 at 2:41 PM
With Vince Wilfork going down in Sunday's victory over the Atlanta Falcons, the New England Patriots feared the worse heading into Week 5 of the NFL season. As reported yesterday, their fears were confirmed as Wilfork suffered a torn achilles and will be out the remainder of the season. So now the...

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: Defensive Tackle
July 24th, 2013 at 11:56 PM
***PHOTO1*** Yesterday Patriots101.com looked at the defensive line in its first preview of the Patriots' defense. Specifically, Patriots101.com looked at the defensive ends on the roster as the Patriots head into training camp on Friday. Today, Patriots101.com looks at the defensive tackle position and how it will look as training camp begins. When...

Anthony White Becomes Fourth Rookie Free Agent to Be Signed by New England Patriots
July 22nd, 2013 at 6:44 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New England Patriots announced on their website that they have signed rookie free agent defensive lineman Anthony Rashad White. White was originally signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers after this year's draft. However, he was released by the team shortly thereafter on May 14.  White played at Michigan State for the...

New England Patriots Sign Armond Armstead from CFL
January 30th, 2013 at 6:00 AM
Did Bill Belichick just do it again?  Tom Brady, drafted in the sixth round, Alfonzo Dennard in the seventh, and Armond Armstead, signed from the Canadian Football League (CFL). As a young USC Trojan, Armstead's NFL future was bright.  The hybrid defensive end/tackle recorded 59 tackles over 3 college seasons and his draft stock soared.  But that...

A Guess on Which New England Patriots Won’t Play Against Bucs
August 24th, 2012 at 4:26 PM
The Boston Herald's Jeff Howe, as he usually does, put together a quick post about likelihood of participants in tonight's New England Patriots - Tampa Bay Buccaneers match up. Quite a few who look to start the first game of the season most likely won't see action in south Florida tonight....

Vince Wilfork Interception Among National Football League’s Top Defensive Plays of 2011
June 24th, 2012 at 7:52 PM
Vince Wilfork is the heart and soul of the New England Patriots defense. His sheer size necessitates double-teams from opposing offensive lines and opens up pass-rushing lanes for his teammates. Most of his contributions involve taking on bodies and stuffing the run. However, he made a couple of flashy interceptions in...

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots Look to Put Super Bowl Heartbreak in the Past
June 2nd, 2012 at 9:36 PM
A recurring theme at Thursday's workouts for the New England Patriots was putting their pair of heartbreaking losses to the New York Giants in Super Bowls behind them. Quarterback Tom Brady was available to the media for the first time since workouts began, and he spoke on the need for the...

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 Defensive Player Back in the Fold
April 17th, 2012 at 4:11 PM
Various sources are reporting on Tuesday that New England Patriots defensive tackle Kyle Love signed his one-year exclusive rights free agent tender. Love, who joined the team in 2010 as an undrafted free agent, started 13 games in 2011 and was credited with 33 tackles and three sacks. He took part...

New England Patriots Start Slow in Free Agency
March 13th, 2012 at 10:13 PM
***PHOTO1***Rather than explode into free agency, the New England Patriots first tended to some housework. They resigned special teams standout Niko Koutovides to a one-year contract. In 2011, he was cut in preseason, but was brought back to the active roster where the erstwhile linebacker stood out on special teams. Over...

New England Patriots Release Rich Ohrnberger and Mike Wright
February 22nd, 2012 at 6:01 PM
The New England Patriots have made their second batch of transactions of the off-season, releasing offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger and defensive lineman Mike Wright. ***PHOTO1*** The Patriots first series of transactions was to sign seven active roster and practice squad players to contracts for 2012 two days after the season ended. This...