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He’s Back: Patriots Sign Free Agent TE Garrett Mills

The New England Patriots have signed free agent tight end Garrett Mills, as announced by the team on Sunday. The Pats released safety Bret Lockett, who was injured in Thursday’s preseason game, and offensive lineman Zach Roth to clear the roster spot for Mills. The Patriots originally drafted Mills in the fourth-round of the 2006 […]

Patriots’ Starters Cruise in 31-14 Win Over Tampa

The New England Patriots continued to look impressive in this 2011 preseason, easily dispatching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-14 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. The team jumped out to an early 21-0 first-quarter lead, reaching the endzone on each of the offense’s first three possessions. The defense matched the effort, sacking Tampa starting […]

Patriots 2011 Tight Ends Preview: Gronkowski, Hernandez, etc.

During his 11 season tenure as Patriots’ head coach, Bill Belichick has searched for production from the tight end position through many different avenues. From using first round picks on Daniel Graham and Ben Watson, to exploring the free agent market with acquisitions like Christian Fauria, Kyle Brady and Alge Crumpler, Belichick has struggled to […]

Red Sox Lose Night Cap 6-2, Split Double-Header with Rays

The Boston Red Sox continued to be baffled by Rays right-hander Jeff Niemann, who fired a complete game en route to a 6-2 victory over the Sox at Fenway Park in Boston on Tuesday. Niemann Shuts Down Sox Offense Niemann allowed two runs on just three hits and one walk while striking out ten to […]

Patriots to bring in Sharper, Hill for Workouts

The New England Patriots are continuing to explore defensive depth options for the upcoming season by inviting safeties Darren Sharper and Renaldo Hill for workouts on Monday. The release of Brandon McGowan opens up a roster spot in the secondary, presumably for a safety. If signed, both players could compete against Brandon Meriweather, Pat Chung, […]

Pats Open Preseason with 47-12 Win over Jacksonville

The New England Patriots began the 2011 preseason in blowout fashion last night, besting the Jacksonville Jaguars 47-12 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. Jacksonville jumped out to an early 6-0 lead halfway through the first quarter, but both the offense and defense clamped down en route to the Patriots’ decisive victory. New England outscored the […]

McDonald HRs, Ortiz Delivers Late to Lead Red Sox Over Twins

David Ortiz’s bases-loaded, infield single in the seventh lifted the Red Sox to their fourth straight victory on Tuesday, besting the Minnesota Twins 4-3 at Target Field. Offensive Heroes Dustin Pedroia drew a one-out walk off reliever Matt Capps in the seventh, and advanced to third on an Adrian Gonzalez double to left. Kevin Youkilis […]

More DL Depth: Patriots sign Gerard Warren, Andre Carter

The New England Patriots continued to revamp its defensive line over the weekend, re-signing defensive lineman Gerard Warren and agreeing to terms with free agent Andre Carter. Warren played on the Patriots’ defensive line in 2010, registering 3.5 sacks and 17 solo tackles in 10 starts as an injury replacement for Ty Warren. Warren, the […]

Patriots 2011 Safties Preview: Meriweather, Chung, Etc.

Over the past few seasons, no group of players in the New England organization has been subject to as much criticism as the Patriots’ defensive backfield. Heading into 2011 however, this group finally appears to have a firm foundation of talent and experience that has plagued the back end of the Pats’ defense since their […]

Patriots 2011 Cornerbacks Preview: McCourty, Bodden, Etc.

Over the past few seasons, no group of players in the New England organization has been subject to as much criticism as the Patriots’ defensive backfield. Heading into 2011 however, this group finally appears to have a firm foundation of talent and experience that has plagued the back end of the Pats’ defense since their […]

Ellsbury Hits Walkoff Home Run to Lift Red Sox to 4-3 Win

For the second straight night, the Boston Red Sox went into the ninth tied with the Cleveland Indians. For the second straight, CF Jacoby Ellsbury sent the fans home celebrating a Red Sox win in walk-off fashion, 4-3. Ellsbury Delivers The young center-fielder stepped in the box with two outs, the bases empty, and engaged […]

Red Sox Staff Surrenders 4 HRs in 9-6 Loss to Cleveland

The Red Sox continued their struggles against Cleveland this season, dropping a 9-6 decision to the Tribe on Monday night. The loss drops Boston’s record to 2-5 against Cleveland this year. Tribe Attack The Indians relied on an offensive barrage, smacking four home runs, including a two from SS Asdrubal Cabrera and solo shots from […]

Randy Moss Announces His Retirement

Former New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss has retired from the NFL, as reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Monday. “After weighing his options and contemplating offers, he’s decided to retire.” Moss’ agent Joel Segal stated. Moss played parts of four seasons in New England, asserting himself as one of the best receivers in […]

NFL Lockout Over: Looking Back & Looking Forward

Over the past three years, NFL coaches, media members and fans have wondered the same question: Will there be a professional football season in 2011? After the league owners agreed to unanimously opt-out of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in May 2008, the threat of no football has lingered for three seasons. That fear can […]

Patriots To Release Linebacker Tully Banta-Cain

The New England Patriots plan to release outside linebacker Tully Banta-Cain on Thursday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Banta-Cain was New England’s primary pass rusher over the past two seasons, registering 15 sacks in his second stint with the Patriots. He led the team with 10 sacks in 2009, while his five sacks in […]