// Shawn Crable

Report: Crable to be Activated Against Bills

Desperate for a pass rush and carrying an open roster spot, the Patriots are likely going to promote linebacker Shawn Crable from the practice squad to the 54-man roster, according to multiple NFL sources. He will fill the roster left vacant by RB Kevin Faulk, who was lost for the season when he suffered a […]

Patriots 2010 Preview: The Linebackers

It was 2007. The Patriots were fresh off a victory against their rivals the Colts and were 9-0 en route to a perfect season. For their mid-season special, Sports Illustrated ran a cover featuring the heart of the Patriots. It wasn’t Brady. Or Moss. Or even Belichick. It was the entire linebacking unit. Tedy Bruschi, […]

Patriots Re-Sign Derrick Burgess

The Patriots re-signed ten-year veteran defensive end/outside linebacker Derrick Burgess to a one-year contract on Friday. Bill Belichick pulled the trigger on a deal to bring him over from the Oakland Raiders  just before the start of last season in hopes that he would fill the pass-rushing void. He was not the stand-out contributor many […]

The Return of #12

Four Players To Watch in 2009 1. Tom Brady – QB Yes folks, the return of Tom Brady. You know the story. Bernard Pollard single handily put a dagger into the hearts of Patriots fans last September, but now Brady is looking for vengeance. We’ve read the articles, we have quotes under our signatures, so […]

This Week At Patriots Place

As we approach NFL training camp and the preseason I’ll be giving you a weekly look at the issues surrounding the Patriots. I will also be starting a weekly mailbag, answering your questions about all things Pats, just send me a question at [email protected] The big news in New England this week is we actually […]

Patriots Season Grades: Linebackers

The Patriots have been blessed with strong linebacker corps since the Super Bowl run started in 2001. In the last two years the questions have been mounting as injuries and age have crept up to a once formidable unit. The Pats had some old and new faces in 2008 to mixed results. Here are the […]

2008 Training Camp Preview: Linebackers

Here’s the schedule for the training camp previews: Friday: Linebackers Saturday: D-Line Sunday: O-Line Monday: Tight Ends and Wide Receivers Tuesday: Quarterbacks and Runningbacks Wednesday: Special Teams and Coaching Linebackers Key Departures: Roosevelt Colvin, Junior Seau(?) Key Arrivals: Jerod Mayo, Victor Hobson Breakdown Probably the most intriguing position heading into training camp is linebacker, considering […]

Patriots Sign Draft Picks Crable, O’Connell

Just days before training camp opens the Patriots have reached agreements with draft picks LB Shawn Crable and QB Kevin O’Connell. Terms of the deals were not disclosed as the two third round picks prepare for their first NFL training camp which begins on Thursday. The only unsigned draft picks are first rounder ILB Jerod […]

Patriots Second Round/Second Day Picks

The Patriots have filled some needs and completed a trade in the second and third rounds of the 2008 NFL draft. Second Round: With the 62nd overall pick in the draft, the Pats took cornerback Terrence Wheatley from the University of Colorado. Wheatley is 5’9″ and 187 pounds. He’s seen as one of the faster […]