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New England Patriots Earn No. 2 Seed Behind LeGarrette Blount’s Career Performance
December 30th, 2013 at 6:03 PM
The New England Patriots locked up the second overall seed in the AFC and clinched a much needed first-round bye in the process with a 34-20 victory over the Bills, thanks in large part to the record-setting performance from unheralded offseason acquisition LeGarrette Blount.   Blount set a franchise record for...

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...

Running Back Shane Vereen Expected to Be Activated for Monday Night Football
November 17th, 2013 at 7:13 PM
New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen has been out since breaking his wrist in Week 1 versus the Buffalo Bills. It looks like Week 11 will be when he makes his next appearance for the Patriots. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweeted earlier today that Vereen is expected to be activated for...

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...

New England Patriots Sign WR LaQuan Williams, Release WR Austin Collie
November 5th, 2013 at 2:27 PM
The New England Patriots have made a couple of roster moves earlier today. Field Yates of ESPNBoston.com reports that the team has signed WR LaQuan WIlliams. Williams was undrafted free agent from the 2011 NFL Draft. The former Maryland receiver was on the Baltimore Ravens for the past two years. He...

RB Shane Vereen in “day-to-day” Phase According to Bill Belichick
October 23rd, 2013 at 2:45 PM
RB Shane Vereen seemed like a real bright spot for the New England Patriots in the 2013 season opener against the Buffalo Bills. Vereen was a threat in the running game as well as in catching passes out of the backfield after replacing Stevan Ridley who was benched for fumbling problems....

New England Patriots Bring in Three Players for Workouts
September 24th, 2013 at 9:17 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New England Patriots have been hit by the injury bug at both the running back and tight end position as both Shane Vereen and Rob Gronkowski heal from wrist and forearm/back injuries respectively. As ESPNBoston.com's Field Yates reports, the Patriots brought in running back Jeremy Wright and tight ends Ryan...

Patriots WR Danny Amendola Highly Unlikely to Play Thursday Night
September 10th, 2013 at 3:12 PM
***PHOTO1*** There is no doubt that Danny Amendola is a talented wide receiver, after all that is why the Patriots decided to sign him instead of Wes Welker. However, his talent was never able to totally surface on the field because he was always hurt. After sitting out of preseason due...

RB Shane Vereen to Have Surgery on Broken Wrist, TE Zach Sudfeld Also Hurt in Week 1 Win
September 9th, 2013 at 3:18 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New England Patriots 23-21 victory over the Buffalo Bills in Week 1 was costly. Running back Shane Vereen, who filled in very nicely for running back Steven Ridley after he was benched for his second fumble, broke his wrist in the Week 1 victory. According to Erik Scalavino of...

Steven Ridley “not Going to Pout” About Being Benched in Game Sunday
September 8th, 2013 at 8:11 PM
***PHOTO1*** Steven Ridley had a forgettable game in the New England Patriots 23-21 victory over the Buffalo Bills. He had one fumble in the early going that was recovered by the Patriots. However, his second fumble would be the most costly one as he would not see the field afterwards. That...

New England Patriots Training Camp Preview: Running Backs
July 15th, 2013 at 11:15 AM
***PHOTO1*** On Sunday, Patriots101.com examined the quarterback position as part of the training camp preview before the New England Patriots open up camp on July 26th. Today, the next part of the Patriots101.com training camp preview looks at the running back position as it heads into training camp.  Going into last season...

NFL Network Unveils Most Overrated, Underrated New England Patriots’ Players
July 4th, 2013 at 1:04 PM
***PHOTO1*** Yesterday afternoon  the NFL Network continued its series looking at the most underrated and overrated players of each NFL team. The New England Patriots were the next team to be analyzed. Some of the more notable names to Patriots fans include linebacker Adalius Thomas, wide receiver Troy Brown, running back Antowain Smith and safety...

Vote of Confidence for Ridley, Remains Patriots’ Top Back Despite Fumbles
December 29th, 2012 at 8:00 AM
Stevan Ridley carried the ball on each of the first six Patriots' running plays on Sunday against the Jaguars, quieting those who were predicting a reduced workload due to his recent ball security issues.   Ridley had fumbled three times in the previous two games.  Last season, he was benched in...

Silver Medalist Jeff Demps Makes His Transition Back to Football
August 22nd, 2012 at 1:18 PM
Rookie New England Patriots running back/special teamer Jeff Demps made his debut today in a state he's rather familiar with. In Day 1 of the Patriots' joint training with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the recent silver medalist got in on the action after waiting the NFL allotted three days after signing. To throw...

New England Patriots Pick up Olympic Sprinter Jeff Demps
August 17th, 2012 at 1:21 PM
Former University of Florida Gator Jeff Demps may not have had the kind of April he wanted, but he sure is having a heck of a July. After not getting picked up in the 2012 NFL Draft, Demps quit football momentarily to focus on track and the upcoming Olympics in London. Combined...

Stevan Ridley Suffers Knee Injury During Practice
August 16th, 2012 at 1:50 PM
Second-year running back Stevan Ridley suffered a knee injury during practice on Thursday, August 16. Unfortunately, nothing has been released by the New England Patriots about the severity or how long he'll be sidelined. Ridley, who appeared to be next in line for the Patriots after the exit of BenJarvus Green-Ellis,...

New England Patriots Sign Running Back Kareem Huggins and Defensive Back Derrick Martin, Release Huggins a Day Later
August 5th, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Well that was quick. A day after adding Kareem Huggins and Derrick Martin to fill the roster spots of Robert Gallery and Tony Fiammetta, the New England Patriots released Huggins. The veteran had played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the past,  and had missed a year due to a knee...

Veteran Running Back Cut from the New England Patriots
July 25th, 2012 at 5:31 PM
That was quick. Before donning even the slightest bit of New England Patriots gear, Joseph Addai found himself on the market again. "There were suggestions that he did not perform to expectations during OTA and mini camp season," said Ken Rosenthal in his report on NFL.com's Around the League report. Because of injuries...

Addai and Patriots Come to Terms
May 6th, 2012 at 7:39 PM
***PHOTO1***The speculation that running Joseph Addai is a member of the New England Patriots has proved true, with ESPNBoston.com reporting on Sunday evening that it has confirmed through a league source that the former Indianapolis Colts running back and the team have agreed to terms. The news cannot be good...

Rumor Has It Joseph Addai is Joining the New England Patriots
May 5th, 2012 at 7:54 PM
Joseph Addai appears to have moved from running behind one Hall of Fame quarterback to another. According the the Twitter account of Indianapolis Colts beat reporter Mike Chappell, Addai will be playing for the New England Patriots next season in an offense led by Tom Brady. ***PHOTO1*** While this has yet to be...