With the NFL Draft a little over a month away, teams are now beginning to visit with players at team facilities. Last week, the New England Patriots used two of their thirty pre-draft visits on quarterbacks Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater. For the Patriots, quarterback hasn’t been a position of need since Drew Bledsoe was selected first overall in 1993. However, with Tom Brady on the wrong side of 35, the future is going to have to be answered at some point. Ryan Mallett is entering the final year of his rookie deal, and these pre-draft visits aren’t a good omen for his future in New England.
So should we make of the Patriots hosting two of the top QB prospects for pre-draft visits? Continue reading Will the Patriots Draft a Quarterback? »
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Trying to guess who the New England Patriots will take in the draft is about as easy as trying to guess the winning Power Ball numbers. Ok, ok, you’d have a better chance with Power Ball, but that doesn’t make it any less fun to try and get inside the mind of Bill Belichick.
While the Patriots have a handful of needs to fill with the draft one position that is flying under the radar is strong safety. This is why University of Louisville safety Calvin Pryor makes sense as the Patriots first pick (29th overall) in the 2014 NFL draft. Classic Belichick. When everyone says go right, he turns left. Continue reading 2014 NFL Draft Profile: Calvin Pryor, S, University of Louisville »
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With the NFL Draft only a few weeks away and a lot of prospects on the board, one player to consider drafting is running back Andre Williams. Former Boston College running back Andre Williams has a candidate for the Heisman Trophy award this past fall. A senior at BC, Williams led the nation in yards with 2,177 yards along with 18 touchdowns with 355 carries this year. His senior year was by far his best year, including a game when had a career-high five touchdowns for BC with a 48-27 win over Army.
At the NFL combine, Williams said he is aware that he has to work on his pass protection in the backfield, as well as coming out of the back field as a receiver. He doesn’t need to worry about his running ability, after he finished with 3,739 yards and 28 touchdowns with 704 carries. Continue reading 2014 NFL Draft Profile: Andre Williams RB, Boston College »
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/Recent reports from Ian Rapoport claims that former Texas A & M quarterback Johnny Manziel had a pre-draft meeting with the Patriots on this past Wednesday. Johnny Manziel, as also known as Johnny Football, was a Heiseman Trophy winner as a freshman with A&M and was a qualifier for award this past season. In his two college seasons, he has 7,820 passing yards and 63 touchdowns.
The question everyone must be wondering is why would he have a meeting in Foxboro when Tom Brady has another three years on his contract? Continue reading NFL Draft 2014: Johnny Manziel a Possibility for Patriots? »
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Amid reports of his connections to gangs and other off-field and locker room issues, Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson has been released by the Philadelphia Eagles.
The move comes after weeks of rumors and speculation, including a strangely playful photo from Jackson’s Twitter account of coach Chip Kelly (presumably to prove their wondrous relationship), a series of tweets from Jackson insinuating he’d like to play with his old pal Michael Vick on the New York Jets, and the refusal of Philly brass to back or commit to Jackson in any way.
Among the myriad stories swirling about Jackson’s impending end with the Eagles either by trade or release, the New England Patriots were listed as a potential destination. Now that Jackson is officially a free agent, should Bill Belichick and company make a Revis-esque run at the talented but troubled wide receiver?
Continue reading Eagles Release WR DeSean Jackson; Should Patriots Sign Him? »
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Patriot fans can now rejoice with the news that veteran Vince Wilfork is not going anywhere! The Patriots and Wilfork have finally come to an agreement both sides and the fans can be happy with and could allow Wilfork to retire as a Patriot. The Patriots restructured Wilfork’s contract and offered him a 3-year, $22.5 million contract extension according to ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter.
His new deal is for one-year, $8 million, with $3 million guaranteed. The Patriots also have the option of bringing back the nose tackle for the 2015 and 2016 seasons for a total of $22.5 million. Continue reading Vince Wilfork, Patriots Agree to New Contract Extension »
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