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Ryan Mallett to be Traded to Texans? We’ll see…

Might the Houston Texans be involved in a trade with the Patriots for quarterback Ryan Mallett? According to several (sometimes conflicting) reports, the Texans are interested in trading for Mallett assuming they draft Jadeveon Clowney with the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s NFL Draft. Bill O’Brien, Mallett’s former quarterback coach and offensive coordinator in New […]

New England Patriots Mock Draft 2014

Here are my predictions for each of the Patriots eight picks this weekend. As a reminder, no projected trades will be considered. The following is a mock assuming the Patriots don’t trade any of their picks (they will). The Picks Round 1 (#29): Dominique Easley, DT, Florida Easley is a boom-or-bust three-technique tackle from Florida. […]

QB Panic Will Help Patriots Move Back in NFL Draft

As per usual, the Patriots don’t have a lot of glaring needs heading into the NFL draft tonight. At pick #29, the Patriots could go almost any direction: tight end, pass rusher, defensive tackle, cornerback depth — chances are, many of the elite prospects at those positions will be long gone by the time the […]

2014 NFL Mock Draft: First Round

The day is nearly upon us. After months of waiting, the 2014 NFL Draft kicks off Thursday at 8 ET. Here you’ll find a mock of the first round of the draft. Thursday we’ll have projections for each of the Patriots’ draft choices. Although there’s probably a 90% chance we’ll see the Patriots trade out […]

Patriots 2014 Draft First Round Preview: Positions of Need

It’s been three long months since Super Bowl XLVIII, but the 2014 NFL Draft is finally upon us, and will be held Thursday through Saturday at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. The Patriots, coming off a 12-4 season and a defeat in the AFC Championship Game, will have eight picks in the Draft: two […]

2014 NFL Draft Profile: AJ McCarron

While it’s no secret the Patriots have interest in drafting a quarterback during next week’s draft, the question is who will they target? One intriguing name is Alabama QB AJ McCarron. McCarron is a proven winner, having netted three national titles (two as a starter) while at Alabama. Naturally, wild Tom Brady comparisons have arisen […]

Photos: Tom Brady, Vince Wilfork Hanging Out and Looking Fine at Kentucky Derby

Ah, the perks of being a professional athlete! No, I’m not talking about the fame, or the fortune, or the ability to turn both into an annual vacation to Churchill Downs as a guest of some famous horse breeder/owner. Whether it’s NBA players walking into the arena (Exhibit A: Westbrook, Russell), baseball players being hazed […]

Patriots Interested in Dustin Keller, Sign Josh Hull

Things might end up OK Earlier yesterday, free agent Tight End Dustin Keller visited the Patriots and completed a workout. The Patriots are already limited at this position, with Rob Gronkowski coming off of a knee injury that he suffered last year. However, Keller is also recovering from an extensive knee injury and could be […]

2014 NFL Draft Profile: Louis Nix

With the 2014 NFL Draft fast approaching, teams are finalizing their draft boards. Defensive tackle is an obvious need for the New England Patriots, and one name to keep an eye on is Notre Dame’s Louis Nix. Nix is an incredibly powerful player who has a body similar to a younger Vince Wilfork. He has […]

Where do the Patriots Stand Ahead of the NFL Draft?

With the upcoming NFL draft right around the corner, the ever present question remains- what will the New England Patriots do? Many experts speculate that Bill Belichick will conduct himself as normal and find a way to trade down in order to get more picks, as has been the situation in the past. Here are […]

2014 NFL Draft Profile: Ra’Shede Hageman

Many Patriots fans and pundits, including yours truly, believe that the Patriots should look to address the defensive line in the first round. The days of the Seymour, Wilfork, Warren trio seem like centuries ago, and the team could use some improved physicality and athleticism upfront. The Patriots defense is constantly adapting, having gone from […]

2014 NFL Draft Profile: C.J. Fiedorowicz

Continuing with the theme of profiling potential Patriot tight end targets, we shift our focus to Iowa’s C.J. Fiedorowicz. Like Notre Dame’s Troy Niklas, Fiedorowicz has the make-up of a more traditional tight end. As a skilled blocker who excels on the line, Fiedorowicz isn’t a guy who is ever going to catch 80 passes […]

Jets Sign Running Back Chris Johnson

Multiple news outlets are reporting Wednesday that the New York Jets and former Titans running back Chris Johnson have agreed to a two-year deal. Johnson was released by the Titans last week. The deal is reportedly worth $8 million over two years with $1 million in incentives. Johnson joins ex-Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker as […]

2014 NFL Draft Profile: Troy Niklas

Rather than chase after the next Aaron Hernandez, many Patriots pundits believe that the team would be better off selecting a more traditional tight end in the draft. The idea that the Patriots could play smash-mouth football using 22 personnel with Gronkowski, TE X, Ridley, and Vereen is an intriguing proposition. This year’s draft class […]

2014 NFL Draft Profile: Jace Amaro

In 2010 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots struck gold at the tight end position by selecting both Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. The two revolutionized the Pats offense, and it appeared that the two would be staples of the New England offense for years to come. However, with Hernandez behind bars and Gronkowski being […]