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What’s Next For LSU After Arrests of Jordan Jefferson, Josh Johns?

This summer has been like no other for the Bayou Bengals, but with its big showdown against Oregon just one week away the Tigers must attempt to put all the negatives of a long offseason behind them. In July, the NCAA slapped LSU with a one-year probation stemming from improper benefits to former Tiger defensive […]

Former Ravens WR Mark Clayton in Foxborough for Visit

Already equipped with one of the NFL’s best offenses, Bill Belichick and co. may look to add even more fire power at wide receiver. According to Aaron Wilson, of Scout.com, Mark Clayton will be in town Friday for a work out. Clayton, 29, was the 22nd pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, and it was […]

Report: Vince Wilfork Named in Miami Allegations

In an 11-month Yahoo! Sports investigation surrounding the University of Miami, Nevin Shapiro and “impermissible benefits” to Miami players, current Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork’s name has appeared as a player that may have received benefits from Shapiro. The report says that Wilfork accepted $50,000 on behalf of Axcess while he was in Coral Gables. […]

Patriots sign Pro-Bowl Guard Logan Mankins to Extension

Who would have thought. After a year of murmurs that he wanted out of New England, Patriots guard Logan Mankins is staying put. ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted that the Patriots and Mankins agreed to a six-year deal. With the new contract Mankins, 29, will most likely be a Patriot for his entire career. A three-time […]

Patriots 2011 Defensive Line Preview: Wilfork, Haynesworth

In 2010, injuries decimated the Patriots defensive line. Only Vince Wilfork and Gerard Warren played in all 16 games last season. Eight different defensive lineman cracked the starting lineup for New England, with Landon Cohen, Kyle Love and Brandon Deaderick being called into action because of injuries to the Patriots core starters. See: Our 2011 […]

Boston College Linebacker Mark Herzlich To Take Chance With NFL

After being drafted 51st overall by the Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL last week, Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich will test the waters in the NFL. According to Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, Herzlich has declined to sign with Omaha. The 6-foot-4 244-pound cancer survivor went undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft, as he was one […]

Reche Caldwell Latest ex-Patriot Arrested For Marijuana Possesion

First Laurence Maroney. Then Mike Vrabel (felony theft). And now Reche Caldwell. According to the Gainesville Sun, the former Patriots wide receiver was arrested after police pulled him over for a suspended license. The report says that deputies found a bag of marijuana next to the driver’s seat. Caldwell never lived up to the hype […]

Trading Spaces: The Unlikely Duo of Bill Belichick and Al Davis

Since 2005, the Patriots and Oakland Raiders have made nine trades involving draft picks. In those nine trades, 25 players were involved, led by household names Randy Moss and Richard Seymour. Despite a relationship that has seen Al Davis accuse the Patriots of tampering with Randy Moss, the two teams have been active trade partners […]

Boston College LB Mark Herzlich Selected in 10th Round of UFL Draft

On Thursday Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich joined 24 of the nation’s best prospects at the Radio City Music Hall for the first day of the NFL Draft. Unlike his 24 counterparts, Herzlich’s name wasn’t one of the 254 selected to play in the NFL. However, Herzlich will be playing football next season, if he […]

Report Card (Patriots 2011 Draft Report): Grading The Draft Selections

After months of anticipation, countless draft profiles, and pointless mock drafts, the 2011 NFL Draft has come to a close. With that said, this is our last Patriots 2011 draft report, so we thought it would be a perfect time to reflect back to this weekend and play the role of professor. Who’s knows, with […]

Patriots Draft TCU DB Malcolm Williams as Their Mr. Irrelevant

The Patriots concluded their draft by selecting TCU’s cornerback Malcolm Williams. Williams is known for his special teams play, as he has seen very little time defensively. Williams is the second TCU player the Patriots drafted Saturday. With the draft complete; New England added the following players to its roster:

Patriots Draft Central Arkansas OLB Markell Carter With 194th Pick in Sixth Round

New England addressed their pass-rushing need Saturday with Central Arkansas OLB Markell Carter. Here’s a write up from cdsdraft.com on Carter. He has been productive 11.5 TFL, 6.5 sacks in 2009 19 TFL, 5.5 sacks in 2010. He’s athletic, lanky, with long arms, good agility, he deflects some passes, he has leadership skills, is durable […]

Patriots Draft Marshall TE Lee Smith With 159th pick in Fifth Round

The Patriots continued their tight end drafting ways with Marshall’s Lee Smith. Smith, who is looked as a a blocking tight end, joins 2010 draft picks Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. Per FF Toolbox: There are better pass catching tight ends in this class and there are better blockers in this class too. However, few […]

Patriots Draft TCU OT/OG Marcus Cannon With 138th Pick in Round 5

The Patriots added depth along their interior offensive line selecting TCU’s Marcus Cannon at 138. Cannon, who is 6-5 358-pounds, can play any of tackle or guard position on the offensive line. Cannon does have a treatable lymphoma that led to his stock falling to the middle rounds of the draft. Some had Cannon going […]

From an LSU Perspective: Who is Stevan Ridley?

Being apart of the Sports of Boston team, sometimes I feel left out. Unlike the majority of SoB writers and editors, I’m not in the New England region. For the most part this serves as a disadvantage. I can cite multiple stories where I had to watch Patriots and Celtics games online. But, for once […]