// Brandon Lloyd

From Wide Receiver to Movie Theater: Ex-Pat Brandon Lloyd Chooses Acting Over NFL

With the New England Patriots’ rookie wide receivers suffering from a case of the dropsies, Bill Belichick (as well as a number of other NFL teams) reportedly reached out to former Patriot Brandon Lloyd about a comeback tour. Last year’s somewhat disappointing receiver rejected all offers, apparently “neither physically nor mentally ready to continue,” according […]

Week 1 NFL Preview: New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills

This is it. Week one of the NFL season has finally arrived. It’s a bittersweet time since it also means the end of summer. But I have been anxiously awaiting this week all summer, the time when all the fantasy drafts and projections turn into results that no one saw coming. This year, the Patriots […]

With Aaron Hernandez Gone, Fantasy Owners Should Hope Jake Ballard Can Ball

After Aaron Hernandez was released by the Patriots on Wednesday, Jake Ballard, who now projects to start at tight end for the Patriots, tweeted for the first time in almost a week: “Do you like a little kick in your coke Do you like it goin’ up in smoke Do you like it on a […]

Done Deal? Tim Tebow to the Patriots

With the Red Sox leading the American League and the Bruins about to enter the Stanley Cup Finals for the second time in three years, the beginning of Patriots minicamp was on the backburner of Boston’s hot stove of sports stories. That all changed on Monday evening when it was reported that Tim Tebow had […]

Brandon Lloyd Release Helps Patriots with Cap Space, Receiver Could Return

The New England Patriots decided to part ways with wide receiver Brandon Lloyd on Saturday night by releasing him. Lloyd was owed a $3 million roster bonus on Saturday and the Patriots released him before that bonus went into effect, according to Boston.com. The 31-year-old had the second-most receptions and yards in his career last […]

Notes and Observations from the Divisional Playoffs: Patriots Advance Beating the Texans 41-28

There was a ton of talk heading into this game. Everyone expected it to be a close game after the Patriots embarrassed the Texans in Gillette back in week 14. However it was more of the same as the Patriots showed the rest of the NFL that they are the class of the league. First […]

Brandon Lloyd’s Been Good, But True Test Awaits

When the Patriots acquired Chad Johnson (formerly Chad Ochocinco) via trade from the Bengals prior to the 2011 season, many pegged him as the viable outside receiving threat the team had missed since Randy Moss left New England. If those prognosticators are blessed with even subpar vision, their egos have certainly taken an irreparable hit. […]

Notes and Observations, Week 16: Patriots Escape Jacksonville with 23-16 Win

Going into Jacksonville Sunday, the Patriots already had their playoff spot figured out. They will most likely be the third seed unless somehow the Broncos and Texans fall apart in the final two weeks. They had three major starters out with Rob Gronkowski, Brandon Spikes, and Alfonzo Dennard all not making the trip. The Patriots […]

Positives and Negatives: Patriots Struggle Against San Francisco

Now that New England fans have had a few days to mull over the current circumstances of the team in the aftermath of their loss to the 49ers, we can take a look at some of the Positives and Negatives from Sunday night’s action. Positives Tom Brady continued to stake his claim as one of the best […]

Notes and Observations, Week 15: 49ers Outlast Patriots in a Heavyweight Bout, 41-34

Unlike the Texans game on Monday, Sunday night’s match-up of the 49ers and the Patriots lived up to all the hype. It had the feel of a heavyweight fight, and looked like a bloodbath early on. The Patriots turned things on late to make the game interesting, but the 49ers were able to hold off […]

Patriots Rout Texans in a Battle of AFC’s Best

In the Boston Sunday Globe, writer Dan Shaughnessy predicted a blowout victory for the Patriots. He made the same prediction on 98.5 the Sports Hub, and all week I heard people bashing him for making an egregious prediction in a game between two football powerhouses. He ended up being absolutely correct as New England was […]

Week 14 Notes and Observations: Patriots Rout Texans 42-14

Monday night’s game was pegged as the game of the year. It definitely lived up to the hype…for Patriots fans. They out-played the Texans in every aspect of the game, and now control their own destiny for the No. 2 seed in the playoffs. Also keep in mind if the Patriots win the rest of […]

Patriots Place Edelman on IR, Sign Stallworth

After having been seen leaving Sunday’s game with crutches and a protective walking boot, Julian Edelman saw his season officially come to an end when the New England Patriots placed the wide receiver and punt returner on injured reserve on Tuesday. To replace him on the roster, the Patriots signed wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth.

Week 13 Notes and Observations: Patriots Clinch AFC East with 23-16 Win Over Dolphins

Playing in Miami is never an easy game for the Patriots. Sunday was no different, especially with the chance to clinch the division.  The Dolphins played the Patriots very well on both sides of the ball, but especially defensively. – Brady had only been sacked 15 times the entire season coming into the game. He […]

Positives and Negatives: Patriots-Bills, Week 10

The Patriots’ 37-31 win over the Bills was penalty-plagued from the start, and without Buffalo digging their own holes constantly throughout the first half, I’m not sure the Patriots walk out of this one with a win. There is a tough stretch of games coming up in which they face San Francisco and Houston, and if the […]