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Rob Gronkowski’s Return Beneficial For New Tight End Tim Wright (Video)

The return of star tight end Rob Gronkowski obviously is a great thing for the New England Patriots, but it’s beneficial to newly acquired tight end Tim Wright as well. “I definitely think we can work off each other, and I’m going to learn a lot of things from him,” Wright said Monday. “I’m learning a lot of things from the receivers that they have and just overall from...
Via NESN.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Patriots claim former Dolphins draft pick

Today in a surprise move the New England Patriots claimed former Dolphins draft pick Don Jones from the waiver wire. Jones is an athletic freak, who played his college ball at Arkansas State. @JamesWalkerNFL: #Patriots claim DB Don Jones (former #Dolphin) off waivers today. Information swap opportunity for New England before Sunday’s game. The post Patriots claim former Dolphins...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots: 20 Questions

The New England Patriots capped off a season that would have been remarkably successful for pretty much every other team in the NFL, despite a bevy of injuries to their most important players, and got even better with the acquisition of superstar cornerback Darrelle Revis and adding key players like Dominique Easley, Bryan Stork, and Jimmy Garoppolo in the draft. You’d think that...
Via isportsweb.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Practice Report: All Players Present Heading Into Week 1

FOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots are going into their Week 1 matchup against the Miami Dolphins with near perfect health after a successful summer. All 53 players on the Patriots’ active roster and all 10 players on the practice squad were present and accounted for on Monday at practice. Chris Jones, who is nursing an ankle injury, and Sealver Siliga, without a cast on his banged...
Via NESN.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski 'ready to go' for season opener against Dolphins

According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said that he's 'ready to go' for the season opener against the Miami Dolphins. There was specualtion that the tight end would miss the opener since he didn't play in any preseason games, but the outspoken pass catcher put those doubts to bed. Gronkowski hasn't played in a game since...
Via 60 Max Power O
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski on Week 1 availability: 'I'm ready to go'

Rob Gronkowski ended all the speculation surrounding his Week 1 status with seven simple words. “I’m ready to go. I’ll be playing,” Gronkowski told reporters at Gillette Stadium on Monday. This means that the New England Patriots tight end will be on the field Sunday for the team’s season opener against the Miami Dolphins. Gronkowski had been slowly progressing throughout...
Via NESN.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Patriots claim two defensive lineman via the waivers

Today the New England Patriots were awarded both Bruce Gaston the massive defensive tackle formerly of the Cardinals and Kelcy Quarles the former New York Giant. @RavensInsider: Patriots awarded defensive linemen Bruce Gaston (Cardinals) and Kelcy Quarles (Giants) off waivers The post Patriots claim two defensive lineman via the waivers appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots trade Ryan Mallett to the Texans

According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport,  the Houston Texans have acquired back up quarterback Ryan Mallet in a trade with the Patriots. Ryan Mallett has been traded to the #Texans, source says — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 31, 2014 Confirmed the #texans have traded for Ryan Mallett. They get a 6th round pick. — Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) August 31, 2014 var...
Via Pro Football Zone
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots: Rookie Preseason Grades

Bill Belichick values... wel... value both in the draft and free-agency. Who better takes advantage of cast-offs (think LeGarrette Blount) than the genius himself? The New England Patriots are certainly no worse-off than any other team in the league, despite criticism, often harsh at times, that his draft decisions are less-than-stellar. Some in New England even question his genius...
Via Football Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots Preseason Wrap: The Good, Bad & Ugly

The purpose of this article is not to predict the 53-man roster, many others have already done that. You can check out one here. Plenty has been made of bubble players and their chances of sticking with the New England Patriots in 2014.My goal here is to share my observations on what has been good, or not so good, in the preseason in the way of personnel, performance, and value....
Via Football Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots worked out QB Jeff Matthews

According to Damond Talbot of NFL Draft Diamonds, rookie free agent quarterback Jeff Matthews worked out for the Patriots on Saturday. Just talked to Jeff Matthews, he worked out with the #Patriots today. Good Luck Bro — Damond Talbot (@drocksthaparty) August 31, 2014 Mathews was a stand out player at Cornell. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060'...
Via Pro Football Zone
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots worked out 12 players today including Jeff Matthews

Today according to NESN, the New England Patriots worked out quarterbacks Jeff Mathews and McLeod Bethel-Thompson, wide receivers Armon Binns and Rashad Lawrence, safety Omar Brown, cornerbacks Deveron Carr and Aaron Hester, defensive tackles Jermelle Cudjo and Hebron Fangupo, defensive end Cam Henderson, linebacker Kevin Reddick and running back Jerome Smith. Jeff Matthews is a...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Waive DL Jerel Worthy

  According to Mike Reiss of ESPN, the Patriots have waived DL Jerel Worthy, who came over in a trade with the Packers just a few weeks ago. New England sent the Packers a future seventh-round pick that was reportedly conditional upon Worthy making the 53-man roster, so it appears as though Green Bay will not receive an compensation for the former second-round pick. Worthy, 24...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Garoppolo; Belichick’s worst cuts; Brady’s pissed; Tim Wright

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to catch up on anything and everything from the New England Patriots this week. New England Patriots - How did Jimmy Garoppolo do in the Patriots’ preseason finale? (READ) - A brief history of Bill Belichick’s most cold-blooded cuts. (READ) - How’d Tom Brady react when he heard Logan Mankins was traded? (READ) - What...
Via cover32 - Patriots
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots players 'pissed' about Mankins trade

Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesWe've seen this story before.Patriots players were, according to Ben Volin of The Boston Globe, "pissed" about the Logan Mankins trade.  A league source connected to several Patriots players used a “p” word that rhymes with “missed” to describe the mood in the locker room Tuesday. Many players still felt that Mankins was the best lineman...
Via Patriots Life
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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