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Rob Gronkowski Cleared to Play for Patriots

While addressing the media Wednesday morning, Bill Belichick announced that Rob Gronkowski will not begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list, and that he has been cleared to play. The announcement comes as a bit of a shock, as Gronkowski had surgery to repair his right ACL on January 9th. The Patriot’s […]

2014 Patriots Offensive Line Preview: Solder, Mankins, Stork, Cannon, Vollmer

Compared to years past, 2013 was a rocky season for the Patriot’s offensive line. Tom Brady was sacked a near career-high 40 times last season. While part of that can be attributed to Brady’s lack of faith in some of his young receivers, but there’s no doubt that the offensive line must step up in […]

Patriots 2014 Defensive Backs Preview: Revis, Browner, McCourty, Dennard

Despite the loss of Aqib Talib, the Patriots secondary is their most improved unit going into the 2014 season. With Talib healthy last season, the Patriots secondary, overall, was a strong unit. As evidenced in their the AFC Championship Game loss to Denver, Talib’s injury forced everyone to slide “up” a slot, and in turn, […]

Patriots 2014 Wide Receivers Preview: Edelman, Amendola, LaFell, Dobson

With the start of training camp just one week away, it’s time to look at the state of the Patriot’s wide receivers heading into the 2014 season. The group was the subject of much criticism last season. While Julian Edelman emerged into a solid replacement for Wes Welker, Danny Amendola and rookie Aaron Dobson struggled […]

2014 FIFA World Cup Preview

Thursday afternoon at 4PM EST, Planet Earth will turn it’s attention to Arena Corinthians in São Paulo, Brazil. It is here where the 2014 FIFA World Cup Finals will kick-off with the host nation taking on Croatia. For the next month after that, the world will be consumed by the planet’s best sports tournament.  This edition […]

Tom Brady: ‘Only Numbers That Truly Matter are Wins and Losses’

Thank you, Tom. While addressing reporters in Foxboro today, Tom Brady fired back at critics who have suggested that he is no longer near the summit of the NFL’s Quarterback Mountain. “I think that people pay to watch the games on TV because there’€™s a scoreboard,” Brady said. “I mean, I think that’€™s what it’€™s […]

NFL Draft Day One: Patriots Select Florida DL Dominique Easley

With the 29th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots selected Dominique Easley. Easley is an immense talent who’s draft stock slipped beacause of two ACL injuries in college. All reports indicate that he is healthy and will be ready to go to start the season. Some scouts have compared Easley to Bengals […]

New England Patriots Mock Draft 2014

Here are my predictions for each of the Patriots eight picks this weekend. As a reminder, no projected trades will be considered. The following is a mock assuming the Patriots don’t trade any of their picks (they will). The Picks Round 1 (#29): Dominique Easley, DT, Florida Easley is a boom-or-bust three-technique tackle from Florida. […]

2014 NFL Mock Draft: First Round

The day is nearly upon us. After months of waiting, the 2014 NFL Draft kicks off Thursday at 8 ET. Here you’ll find a mock of the first round of the draft. Thursday we’ll have projections for each of the Patriots’ draft choices. Although there’s probably a 90% chance we’ll see the Patriots trade out […]

2014 NFL Draft Profile: AJ McCarron

While it’s no secret the Patriots have interest in drafting a quarterback during next week’s draft, the question is who will they target? One intriguing name is Alabama QB AJ McCarron. McCarron is a proven winner, having netted three national titles (two as a starter) while at Alabama. Naturally, wild Tom Brady comparisons have arisen […]

2014 NFL Draft Profile: Louis Nix

With the 2014 NFL Draft fast approaching, teams are finalizing their draft boards. Defensive tackle is an obvious need for the New England Patriots, and one name to keep an eye on is Notre Dame’s Louis Nix. Nix is an incredibly powerful player who has a body similar to a younger Vince Wilfork. He has […]

2014 NFL Draft Profile: Ra’Shede Hageman

Many Patriots fans and pundits, including yours truly, believe that the Patriots should look to address the defensive line in the first round. The days of the Seymour, Wilfork, Warren trio seem like centuries ago, and the team could use some improved physicality and athleticism upfront. The Patriots defense is constantly adapting, having gone from […]

2014 NFL Draft Profile: C.J. Fiedorowicz

Continuing with the theme of profiling potential Patriot tight end targets, we shift our focus to Iowa’s C.J. Fiedorowicz. Like Notre Dame’s Troy Niklas, Fiedorowicz has the make-up of a more traditional tight end. As a skilled blocker who excels on the line, Fiedorowicz isn’t a guy who is ever going to catch 80 passes […]

Jets Sign Running Back Chris Johnson

Multiple news outlets are reporting Wednesday that the New York Jets and former Titans running back Chris Johnson have agreed to a two-year deal. Johnson was released by the Titans last week. The deal is reportedly worth $8 million over two years with $1 million in incentives. Johnson joins ex-Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker as […]

2014 NFL Draft Profile: Troy Niklas

Rather than chase after the next Aaron Hernandez, many Patriots pundits believe that the team would be better off selecting a more traditional tight end in the draft. The idea that the Patriots could play smash-mouth football using 22 personnel with Gronkowski, TE X, Ridley, and Vereen is an intriguing proposition. This year’s draft class […]