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Stevan Ridley Likely to Sign with Jets or Dolphins, Report Says

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.

Patriots 2014-15 Position Review: Safety

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 […]

Video: Shirtless Rob Gronkowski Twerks in Miami

Because you need something to make you happy whenenver you’re reading or viewing this, here’s a short video of Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski twerking in Miami. View the video on Deadspin here.

Patriots 2014-15 Position Review: Linebacker

Current Personnel: Jerod Mayo, Dont’a Hightower, Jamie Collins, Chris White, Darius Fleming Need Level: Low Possible Fits: Trey Flowers (Arkansas), Jordan Hicks (Texas), Ramik Wilson (Georgia), Taiwan Jones (MSU) The Patriots are in a good spot at linebacker.

Patriots 2014-2015 Position Review: Wide Receiver

Current Personnel: Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Brandon LaFell, Brian Tymms, Brandon Gibson, Aaron Dobson, Kevin Dorsey, Matthew Slater, Josh Boyce Need Level: Low Possible fits: Rashad Greene (FSU), Ty Montgomery (Stanford), Nelson Agholor (USC) The Patriots have a plethora of slot/ possession receivers that have a strong rapport with Tom Brady.

Patriots Sign Potential Difference Maker in Jabaal Sheard

The Patriots signed former Cleveland Browns defender Jabaal Sheard to a two year contract earlier this week. Sheard played defensive end and outside linebacker in Cleveland and projects to a similar role in New England. The 25 year old Sheard has 23 sacks in four seasons and nearly became a Patriot at the 2011 draft, […]

Patriots 2014-2015 Position Review: Tight End

Current Personnel: Rob Gronkowski, Tim Wright, Michael Hoomanawanui Need Level: Moderate-low Possible Fits: Devin Funchess (Michigan), Clive Walford (Miami), Ben Koyack (Notre Dame), Tyler Kroft (Rutgers) The tight end position has the Patriots position with the best player in the league at the position and then not much else behind him. Gronkowski is a dominant […]

Darrelle Revis Spurns Patriots, Signs With Jets

The agents for free agent corner back Darrelle Revis announced on Tuesday night the all-world corner had agreed to terms with the New York Jets. Revis previously played for the Jets from 2007-2012 before being traded to Tampa Bay and eventually signed by New England after being released. Terms of the deal are five years and […]

All Three Patriots’ Divisional Rivals Make Huge Impact With Free Agency and Trades

The Patriots captured that elusive fourth championship, which did all it could to elude New England again, but New England still reaffirmed their spot as a dominant team in the NFL, and certainly over the AFC East. Long considered pretenders to New England fighting for second place in the division, the Bills, Dolphins and Jets […]

Patriots Re-Sign Devin McCourty to 5 year, $47.5 million Deal

The Patriots re-signed starting free safety Devin McCourty to a five year, $47.5 million contract on Sunday night. The move will keep the star safety with New England through the 2019 season. The $28.5 million of guaranteed money puts McCourty at the high end of the market. The Patriots have to be happy about their […]

Vince Wilfork, Patriots Part Ways After 11 Seasons

Vince Wilfork announced on Thursday that he had been informed by the Patriots that they would not be picking up the two year option in his contract. The move will make Wilfork, an 11-year veteran, a free agent to sign with any team. The move will save New England $8 million in salary cap space.

Patriots 2014-2015 Position Review: Running Back

Current Personnel: LeGarrette Blount, Jonas Gray, James White, Tyler Gaffney, Brandon Bolden Key Free Agents: Stevan Ridley (UFA), Shane Vereen (UFA) Need Level: Moderate Possible Fits: Re-sign free agents, Jay Ajayi (Boise St.), David Cobb (Minn.), Terrence Magee (LSU) The Patriots are at an interesting spot when it comes to the running back position. There […]

Patriots Linebacker Dont’a Hightower Out 6-7 Months

Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower will be sidelined for the next six to seven months due to surgery that repaired a torn labrum in February. Hightower sustained the injury during the 2014 season and played with it throughout the playoffs and Super Bowl. Hightower was coming off arguably his best season with the team in which […]

Patriots 2014-2015 Position Review: Offensive Line

Current Personnel: Tackle: Sebastian Vollmer, Nate Solder, Cameron Flemming Guard/ Center: Dan Connolly (UFA), Josh Kline, Ryan Wendell, Bryan Stork Utility: Jordan Devey, Marcus Cannon Need Level: High Interior, Lower at Tackle Possible Fits: La’el Collins (LSU), Cameron Erving (FSU), Josue Matias (FSU), Hroniss Grasu (Oregon), Laken Tomlinson (Duke) The Patriots offensive line was the […]

Patriots Position Review: Defensive Line

Throughout the next several weeks, I will be taking a look at each positional grouping for the Patriots. I will analyze current talent in place, what the need level for improvement is, and who could possibly be brought in as an addition. Current Personnel: DT: Alan Branch, Joe Vellano, Vince Wilfork, Chris Jones, Sealver Siliga, […]