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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, […]

Legacy for Bill Belichick and Tom Brady? Not So Fast

When Tom Brady and Bill Belichick hoisted the Lombardi trophy for the fourth time Sunday, they had accomplished a rare feat. It was Belichick’s sixth Super Bowl Championship (fourth as a head coach) and Brady’s fourth as a player. Belichick tied Chuck Knoll as head coaches to win four and Brady tied Joe Montana and […]

Unlikely Hero Malcolm Butler’s Long Road Led to Super Bowl-Winning Play

Under 30 seconds to play. Seattle inside the five yard line. Patriots up by four. Of every possible scenario to happen next, an interception by Malcolm Butler may have seemed like the unlikeliest of results. But Butler’s entire season has been unlikely and his brilliant play in the final minute of the Super Bowl sealed […]

Notes and Observations, Super Bowl XLIX: Patriots are Champions Again!

Super Bowl XLIX lived up to the hype and then some. Sunday night saw the match-up of the two best teams in the NFL go down to the wire to decide the champion. Every snap counted and every second felt like an eternity, which is exactly how the Super Bowl is supposed to be. As […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: The Patriots Dynasty Lives!

1. MISC – You Mad Bro? * Ya Baby! Might be my favorite championship. * Blue hoodie with sleeves safe, strong call * Giselle jinx? No more * Classy – the Seattle and Patriot-haters booing Belichick during the National Anthem * Anthem went over at 2:04 – two seconds over * Bad omen – didn’t […]

Stopping Jermaine Kearse Key for Patriots Defense

The man who caught the game-winning pass in the NFC Championship’s overtime is the one that could cause the Patriots major problems if they do not find a way to match up with him. He saves his best games for the biggest moments, catching both the go-ahead touchdown in the 2013 NFC Championship game and […]

Blount’s Shoulders Will Carry Large Part of Patriots Super Bowl Hopes

A mere three months ago, LeGarrette Blount was toiling away on the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was a running back without any playing time and without much hope for future snaps. His frustration culminated with him walking off the field early during a Monday night victory against the Tennessee Titans. The Steelers promptly released him the […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: How to Beat Seahawks

Wednesday’s Super Bowl Preview Submission 1. Common Themes in Patriot’s Three losses (Buffalo game doesn’t count) – Miami, KC and Green Bay respectively: * Patriots 3rd down Conversion – 29% / 22% / 48% * Opponents 3rd Down Conversion – 53% / 58% / 58% ********* * Patriots Rushing plays: 20 / 16 /18 * […]