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Roster Recap: Patriots Cut 13 on Saturday, Have 2 Open Spots

Even though Tim Tebow grabbed all the headlines and hashtags on Saturday, the New England Patriots cut 12 other players and made numerous other moves before then to get its roster beneath the 53-man threshold. So let’s recap who got the ax and other Patriots roster moves going into Week 1 of the 2013 NFL season:

Curse of the Cornerback? Patriots Release Ras-I Dowling

Curse of the Bambino. Curse of the Billy Goat. Buffalo. The Madden Curse. Cleveland. SI Cover Jinx. Seattle. Steve Bartman. Cleveland again. There have been a number of famous curses in the realm of sports over the centuries (okay, maybe that only applies to the Cubs) (sorry, couldn’t resist). The New England Patriots could be […]

Patriots 2012 Cornerbacks Preview: Can Devin McCourty Improve?

No matter if you are a fan of the team or not, every football fan can agree that New England’s pass defense last year left much to be desired. Despite a 13-3 record and a Super Bowl run, the 2011 campaign was consistently marked by inconsistent play from the back four. Read: Other 2012 Patriots Previews […]

Patriots Look to Wrap Up Preseason Against Giants

The 2-1 New England Patriots will finish their preseason Thursday night at Gillette against the 2-0 New York Giants. It will be the seventh consecutive Patriots preseason concluded with the Giants. The Giants beat the Patriots 20-17 last season at the New Meadowlands Stadium. It’s been a Jekyll and Hyde preseason for the Patriots. They […]

Patriots 2011 Cornerbacks Preview: McCourty, Bodden, Etc.

Over the past few seasons, no group of players in the New England organization has been subject to as much criticism as the Patriots’ defensive backfield. Heading into 2011 however, this group finally appears to have a firm foundation of talent and experience that has plagued the back end of the Pats’ defense since their […]

Patriots Draft Virginia CB Ras-I Dowling With 33rd Pick

The Patriots drafted its fifth cornerback in three years, selecting Virginia’s Ras-I Dowling. Dowling was ranked as the No. 1 cornerback by ESPN’s Todd McShay following the 2010 NFL Draft. Dowling missed the majority of the 2011 season with a broken ankle and nagging hamstring and knee injuries. When healthy, Dowling was effective for the […]