Current Personnel: Stephen Gostkowski (Kicker), Ryan Allen (Punter), Tyler Ott (Long Snapper)

Need Level: Low-minimal

The Patriots boast one of the better special teams units in the NFL and that is largely helped by having one of the league’s best kickers in Gostkowski and a top-flight punter in Allen. When he came into the league in 2006, Gostkowski had the difficult task of replacing Patriots’ legend Adam Vinatieri. Gostkowski quickly established himself as a top kicker and earned the team’s franchise player designation this offseason. It will be in both Gostkowski’s and the Patriots’ best interest to work out a long term deal for the kicker, hopefully prior to next season. Continue reading Patriots 2014-15 Position Review: Specialists »

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Oklahoma's Jordan Phillips shows off his impressive size/ newsok.com

The 2015 NFL draft is almost upon us. It seems like just yesterday that New England Patriots fans were basking in the glow of their shiny new Lombardi trophy. Then tragedy struck as key free agents left town and stalwarts were left to find new places of employment. Now it is time for the rebirth and rebuilding part, it is spring after all.

So let’s talk draft. Sure it would be fun to talk about the sexy picks like running backs, wide receivers or even the secondary but any follower of a Bill Belichick led Patriots team knows that we need to start in the trenches. Continue reading 2015 NFL Draft Profile: Jordan Phillips DT, Oklahoma »

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LeGarrette Blount, LaRon Landry

The NFL announced on Tuesday that Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount will be suspended for week one of the 2015 season. He will still be eligible to participate in the team’s offseason program as well as training camp.

The arrest stems from an August 2014 incident when Blount was a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Blount and fellow Steelers’ running back Le’Veon Bell were arrested for marijuana possession after being pulled over. Blount was the passenger of the car while Bell was the driver. This could put Bell in line to have a larger penalty levied against him, which could come down within the next two weeks. Continue reading LeGarrette Blount Suspended for Week 1 »

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Current Personnel: Malcolm Butler, Logan Ryan, Kyle Arrington, Alfonzo Dennard, Robert McClain, Chimdi Chekwa, Bradley Fletcher, Justin Green

Need Level: Moderate-High

Possible Fits: Jalen Collins (LSU), Doran Grant (OSU), Alex Carter (Stanford), Cam Thomas (Western Kentucky)

The Patriots have gone from one of the league’s best secondary’s to having the cornerback position. Their two key departures, Brandon Browner and all-world Darrelle Revis, have caused them to now potentially need to address the position in this year’s draft. Continue reading Patriots 2014-2015 Position Review: Cornerback »

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Rob Gronkowski in a movie

The summer of Gronk continues.

Rob Gronkowski will apparently play a police officer in the upcoming movie, “You Can’t Have It.”

The movie stars Joanna Krupa and Armand Assant, according to TMZ.

Yo soy fiesta!

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Stevan Ridley

Running back Stevan Ridley has likely played his final down for the Patriots.

According to the New York Daily News, Ridley is expected to sign with the Jets or Dolphins. Continue reading Stevan Ridley Likely to Sign with Jets or Dolphins, Report Says »

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Current Personnel: Devin McCourty, Patrick Chung, Duron Harmon, Tavon Wilson, Nate Ebner

Need Level: Moderate-Low

Possible Fits: James Sample (Louisville), Jordan Richards (Stanford), Ibraheim Campbell (Northwestern), Nick Perry (Alabama)

New England has one of the best safeties in the league on one side of their secondary and relatively average play on the other. This could make for an interesting draft for them. Continue reading Patriots 2014-15 Position Review: Safety »

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