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Belichick eyes big role for Brandon LaFell

Having a big framed strong receiver for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to target is something new, as he's found success with much smaller receivers, i.e Wes Welker, Julian Edelman. But that looks to change in 2014 with former Carolina Panthers WR Brandon LaFell coming aboard to add a new wrinkle, and more importantly a new weapon in the Pats offense. Head coach...
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Willie McGinnest has high hopes for the Patriots this season

Former Patriots great Willie McGinest has some high hopes for his former team for the upcoming season. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet The post Willie McGinnest has high hopes for the Patriots this season appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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Darrelle Revis: Bill Belichick Knows When To Name Patriots Starting Secondary

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots have seen a lot of moving parts in their starting secondary throughout training camp and the first two preseason games of 2014. All-Pros Darrell Revis and Devin McCourty are locked into their starting roles at cornerback and safety, respectively, but it’s still unknown who else will fill out the Patriots’ first-team defensive backfield...
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Rob Gronkowski says 'once I get rolling like that, it'll just be like another day getting hit' as he nears full return

New England Patriots fans have had some nice distraction this offseason in Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, and Brandon LaFell. They had two key defenders return from season ending injuries in 2013, Vince Wilfork and Jerod Mayo, but the one player everyone has been keeping tabs on is tight end Rob Gronkowski. The red zone dominator made a huge step on Monday being cleared and...
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Expect the NFL to change the Extra Point rule; Head of officiating agrees it will happen

Today Pro Football Talk’s owner Mike Florio was on the Dan Patrick Show talking with Dean Blandino the head of officiating in the NFL.  Blandino believes that the NFL will change the extra point rule soon. Blandino said that after seeing NFL kickers make extra points less than 95 percent of the time through the […] The post Expect the NFL to change the Extra Point rule; Head...
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Tom Brady, Gisele combined to make $78.3M over past year

2014 didn’t exactly get off to a great start for Tom Brady when the New England Patriots lost to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship game in January. As a recent report from Forbes shows, however, Brady can take at least one huge positive out of last 12 months. The study ranked the world’s highest-paid models in 2013-2014, before taxes and fees. At the top of the list...
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Which wideout will be left off the New England Patriots final roster?

Who is the odd man out at wide receiver? That is one important question that Bill Belichick and the rest of his staff will be asking themselves when the time comes to start cutting down to the 53-man roster at the end of training camp. Even with the retooled secondary, running back competition, backup quarterback controversy and Gronk-health guesswork, the Pats’ stable of pass...
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Patriots' Defense: Bubble Players Making An Impact Week P2

I sure hope the NFL doesn't change the preseason format. The four-week schedule seems like just the right amount of time to give teams a chance to evaluate talent in real time. And young players, as well as, new players to the team, get their chances to make their best, first impression.The New England Patriots are known to have a steep learning curve, and Coach Belichick is...
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Each NFL team’s biggest villain

Athletes are generally revered by fans but they can be  disliked, too. While players like Peyton Manning and Calvin Johnson tend to elicit positive reviews, other NFLers don’t draw the same sentiments. Whether it’s a spotty history off the field or just actions that paint them in a negative light while on the field, players find ways to be hated. Every story needs an antagonist...
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Tuesday web roundup: New England Patriots

Rob Gronkowski part of drills ► New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) participated in 11-on-11 drills for the first time this offseason ... Postcard from Patriots camp: Day 17 ► The training camp practice on Monday was the last Patriots ... While New England's defense appeared to get in some game-plan work for their ...  Jerod Mayo, Bryan Stork return for Patriots...
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Bill Belichick: ‘Happy To Be Working With’ New Patriots DT Jerel Worthy

FOXBORO, Mass. — Jerel Worthy’s first two years in the NFL didn’t go as he or the Green Bay Packers planned. The 2012 second-round pick was traded to the New England Patriots for a conditional draft pick after suiting up in just two games last season. Worthy has a chance to start over with the Patriots, but after missing most of training camp with a back injury, it’s safe...
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Dominique Easley participates in full contact 11-on-11s, dominates pass rushing drills

It's been a day full of good injury news for the Patriots. Jerod Mayo, Michael Hoomanawanui, Bryan Stork and Jeremy Gallon all returned to practice. Aaron Dobson and Rob Gronkowski both participated in full pads, including 7 on 7 drills. Newly acquired defensive tackles Jerel Worthy and Ben Bass both passed their physicals and made their practice debuts with their new team.The...
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Patriots WR Jeremy Gallon finally passes physical

Today the New England Patriots were blessed with good news from their doctor’s. Jeremy Gallon the speedy wode out from Michigan is back practicing. @DougKyedNESN: Jeremy Gallon is on the field in full pads for the Patriots. He has passed his physical, off PUP. Gallon could be the next Wes Welker in New England. Expect […] The post Patriots WR Jeremy Gallon finally passes physical...
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Patriots have a very versatile lineman on their roster

How do you impress your football team? Playing every snap in the preseason, will definitely help you out. Devey was signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent, but later signed by the Patriots. He has been impressive so far this preseason. @FieldYates: Patriots OL Jordan Devey is the only NFL player to […] The post Patriots have a very versatile lineman on their...
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Rewind: New England Patriots dream Super Bowl match-ups, NFL’s hottest cheerleaders

We’re getting closer to football that actually matters. In the meantime the best columns from the cover32 universe this week will help pass the time. National Columns - Power Rankings: Where each NFL team stands after preseason Week 1 (READ) - Heroes and Goats: Five who did and didn’t shine in preseason Week 1 (READ) - QB Ratings: Ranking every starting quarterback from 1...
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