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Report: Former Patriot and Jaguar Fred Taylor to Retire

In not so surprising news, former Patriot, Fred Taylor will reportedly hang up his cleats and retire as a Jacksonville Jaguar. Tania Ganguli, of the Florida-Times Union, tweeted that Taylor will ceremonially sign with the Jaguars tomorrow before retiring. Taylor is just one of 30 backs to rush for over 10,000 yards and is currently the […]

Fred Taylor Uncertain About Playing Status For Next Season

Will he or won’t he? In the latest ‘hold your breath Brett Favre moment,’ Patriots running back Fred Taylor tells Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald that he hasn’t decided anything on his playing status for next season. This is contrary to what Taylor told the Gainesville Sun’s Pat Dooley on Monday where Taylor assured […]

Fred Taylor Out For Ravens Game

It’s a different season, but the same old story for Fred Taylor. The future Hall of Famer has been anything but that in his latter years in New England, missing 11 games the last two years. He’s about to miss No. 12, and I don’t mean Tom Brady. Taylor has been ruled out on Sunday […]

Week 4 Pickups

With no major injuries this week, the choices on the waiver wire are slim, particularly amongst running backs. A hot pickup in past weeks, Peyton Hillis, had a huge day for Cleveland this past Sunday with Jerome Harrison sidelined.  Hillis is currently available in about 25 percent of league, and is an obvious person to […]

Fantasy Fast Forward: NFL Week 2

With Week 1 of the NFL in the books, you and your fantasy team are in one of two situations. Situation #1: you won your first week’s match-up and you’ve got visions of fantasy football glory running through your head, all the way to your league’s championship. Situation #2: you’ve got Kevin Kolb and Ryan […]

Laurence Maroney Traded to Broncos

After falling below the likes of Fred Taylor, Sammy Morris, and Kevin Faulk on the depth chart at running back, Laurence Maroney was shipped out of town on Tuesday. The Patriots traded him to the Denver Broncos, according to ESPN’s NFL insider, Adam Schefter. The Patriots shipped a sixth round pick in 2011 to Denver […]

Belichick, Patriots Defend Randy Moss’ Comments

Following the Patriots’ 38-24 drubbing of the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, the oft-quiet Randy Moss had a lot to say in his post game press conference. For sixteen minutes Moss vented about his contract situation, respect, and this being his last year as a New England Patriot. Moss began with a full head of steam, […]

Patriots 2010 Preview: Running Backs

In backfields across the National Football League over the past few years, the idea of having a “feature back” has gone by the way side in favor of the widely used “running back by committee” philosophy. Backs take a pounding, maybe more than any other position on the field. To preserve a running back’s health […]

The RB Free Agent Market

The 2010 off-season features a long list of free agent running backs. Some familiar faces including LaDanian Tomlinson, Thomas Jones, and Brian Westbrook will all be looking for new homes this summer. Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are notorious for being active in free agency over the past few years, and I expect […]

Patriots Report Card: Week 18

Quarterback: B- If you told me Tom Brady had 42 attempts in a game, I’d tell you he easily threw for over 300 yards. And if you then told me he threw for 200 yards, I’d be surprised.  But 154 yards? On 42 attempts? You’re kidding, right? No, unfortunately not. This is what happened on […]

Patriots Report Card: Week 17

Quarterback: C I was tempted to cut Tom Brady some slack and give him an “Incomplete” on his report card this week, but the Patriots quarterback played most of the game on Sunday. He was replaced by rookie Brian Hoyer (Michigan State) in the second quarter, and on the Patriots’ last drive.  Brady’s stat line was […]

PATS on the Back: Patriots-Texans, Week 17

The Patriots will limp into the playoffs next weekend, after losing not only Sunday’s game to the Texans, but also losing their Pro Bowl receiver, Wes Welker. As you all know by now, Welker was lost on just the third offensive play of the game, as his left knee buckled in the Reliant Stadium turf. […]

Patriots Report Card: Week 16

Quarterback: A+ Tom Brady returned to his ’07 form against the Jaguars on Sunday, completing 23/26 passes for 267 yards and four touchdowns.  Brady played an almost perfect game on Sunday, as his 149.0 quarterback rating would indicate. He threw three touchdown passes to Randy Moss, and another to tight end Chris Baker.  Brady continued […]

Pats Aim For Postseason Berth Against Jags

Sure, Christmas might be over, but New England has the opportunity to give a last minute gift. An AFC East Title. The Patriots have the opportunity to win the division with a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags are fighting for a playoff spot of their own and are looking to run all over […]

Patriots and Bills Meet for a Winter Showdown

After dropping two games in a row, New England finally got into winning form last week over the Panthers. They are leading the AFC East by one game over New York and Miami. However, it’s the other division team the Patriots are now concerned with. The Buffalo Bills will not be in the playoffs this […]