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Pats Pulpit May 22, 2016

Happy 30th birthday to Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman!

The New England Patriots #1 receiver just hit the age of 30! Happy 30th birthday to New England Patriots star wide receiver Julian Edelman! Edelman has come a long, long way from being a 7th round pick in 2009 and holds a firm place in franchise lore from his time as a cornerback, and as a Super Bowl hero. The 5'10, 200 lbs receiver has spent the past three seasons as the team's top target and has become close friends with quarterback Tom Brady, along with tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receiver Danny Amendola. Edelman ranks 13th in franchise history with 3,434 receiving yards and 864 to...
Pats Pulpit May 17, 2016

Pats Pulpit Podcast Episode 037: Getting excited about the Patriots new offense!

The Patriots have overhauled their offense for 2016. It's time to get excited! The New England Patriots have a lot to overcome on the offensive side of the ball. Quarterback Tom Brady might be suspended for four games. Running backs Dion Lewis and LeGarrette Blount are returning from the injured reserve. Wide receiver Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola are still recovering from offseason surgeries. The offensive line is still a major question mark. But that's okay since there's a ton to be excited about during this offseason. Can quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo play up to his draft stock? Can...
Pats Pulpit May 17, 2016

Apparently AFC East wide receivers are cursed as Bills WR Sammy Watkins has a surgery of his own

The Patriots aren't the only team to see their offense hampered by injuries. The New England Patriots aren't the only team snakebitten by injuries to wide receivers. While the Patriots could be missing Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola for the summer- Edelman for a foot surgery and Amendola for a knee surgery- the Buffalo Bills are in the same boat. While it was already known that Bills #2 receiver Robert Woods underwent groin surgery and is cleared for camp, the team's #1 receiver underwent foot surgery three weeks ago and the potential loss of 2014 4th overall pick Sammy Watkins is far...
Patriots Gab May 16, 2016

Danny Amendola underwent knee and ankle surgery earlier this off-season

Patriots WR Danny Amendola had surgery on his left knee and his ankle earlier this off-season, according to ESPN’s Mike Reiss.  He had bone spurs removed from his ankle and is recovering really well so far, and is already moving around well, according to ESPN. Other news concerning the Patriots is the joint practice between […]
Blogging The Boys May 16, 2016

Five Players In NFL Limbo The Cowboys Should Consider Before Training Camp

Though Stephen Jones has said multiple times the Cowboys don't feel a need to go out and sign anyone at this point, they could do themselves a favor by kicking the tires on a player or two. Stephen Jones is not the type to push the panic button no matter what outside voices may think of his football club. The first wave of free agency and the draft are but distant visions in the rear-view mirror of the 2016 offseason. However, it's that second wave of free agency that tends to happen between veteran minicamps, OTA's, and training camp where some teams do their best work. The Cowboys have...
Pats Pulpit May 16, 2016

Here's a possible link between Patriots WR Danny Amendola's injury and his new contract structure

Miguel Benzan of PatsCap put on his Sherlock hat to connect the clues. Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald broke news that New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola is recovering from surgeries on both his knee and his ankle. Howe says that it's possible that Amendola could be in jeopardy of missing Week 1 of the 2016 NFL season. Amendola's contract terms make a lot more sense now. Sure, Amendola had to restructure his contract to stay with the Patriots because there's no way that another team would pony up money for an injured receiver, with the expectations that he learn an entire new...
Pats Pulpit May 16, 2016

Danny Amendola is recovering from knee and ankle surgeries with no set timeline to return

Bad news for the Patriots #2 wide receiver. Well this is just great. New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is not the only wide receiver recovering from off-season surgery. The Patriots #2 wide receiver Danny Amendola is recovering from a pair of his own, and it seems far more serious. According to the Boston Herald's Jeff Howe, Amendola "is still recovering from offseason knee & ankle surgeries," and adds that it's "too early to know when he'll be ready." Howe notes that both surgeries came in the offseason, with the knee issue considered far more serious. As for an...
Pats Pulpit May 16, 2016

New England Patriots announce preseason joint practice dates in August with Chicago Bears

The table has been set for an exciting week of practice. The New England Patriots and Chicago Bears have officially announced the dates for joint practice prior to their preseason tilt. The Patriots will host the Bears on Monday, August 15th and Tuesday, August 16th. Joint practices are a great way for a team to face different faces in practice and they have become more frequent after the Collective Bargaining Agreement was put in place. Coaches now have more limited time with the players and joint practices allow for a greater range of film opportunities. It also doesn't hurt when it comes...
Pats Pulpit May 11, 2016

New England Patriots links 5/11/16 - Media introduction day: Spotlight on the rookies

Patriots daily news & links for 5/11/16 TEAM TALK Andy Hart tackles this week's Ask PFW Mailbag: Patriots still in need of a RB? Lauren Williams points out the Patriots who happen to share their birthdays with some pretty famous people. LOCAL LINKS Ryan Hannable notes Tom Brady details 'concessions' he makes in life to play quarterback and perform at a high level at age 38. Jeff Howe explains how the Amendola deal is helpful to both sides. Jeff Howe details Danny Amendola's contract, showing how he once again, takes one for the team. 98.5 Sports Hub guest Danny Amendola joined...
The Phinsider May 11, 2016

Around SB Nation: What Other NFL Blogs Are Discussing

Weekly, we take a look around the SB Nation family of NFL blogs. Here are the news stories and analysis they are discussing. AFC EAST: New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit) Patriots gave Danny Amendola "roster lock" money in his new contract - Pats PulpitThe Patriots renegotiated Danny Amendola's new contract and the details make him a lock in 2016. New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation) Jets Claim Jerome Cunningham; Waive Dri Archer - Gang Green NationYesterday the Jets claimed tight end Jerome Cunningham off waivers from the Giants. To make room on the roster, they waived return man...
CSN New England May 10, 2016

Amendola explains decision-making behind contract restructure

Danny Amendola joined the Zolak and Bertrand Show with Scott Zolak and Marc Bertrand on Tuesday afternoon, a few hours after the details of his newly restructured contract became public. 
CSN New England May 10, 2016

Cardinals GM hoping Jones leads charge for revamped pass-rush

Chandler Jones wasnt the only addition the Cardinals made to their defensive front this offseason, but its clear that the former Patriots defensive end will
CSN New England May 10, 2016

Amendola base salary cut from $5 million to $1.25 million

The numbers are in for Danny Amendolas restructured contract, meaning we can now take a look at exactly how his deal has been altered. For the
CSN New England May 10, 2016

Amendola took a huge pay cut to stay in New England

After the Patriots acquired receiver Chris Hogan and tight end Martellus Bennett in March, it became clear that, unless receiver Danny Amendola agreed to take less money, hed be gone. He has indeed taken less. As it turns out, a lot less. Ben Volin of the Boston Globe has the details. Amendola has swapped out
Pats Pulpit May 10, 2016

Patriots gave Danny Amendola "roster lock" money in his new contract

The Patriots renegotiated Danny Amendola's new contract and the details make him a lock in 2016. The contract details for New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola have trickled out, per the Boston Globe's Ben Volin. Danny Anendola was supposed to have a $5m salary and $6.8m cap hit. New deal has $1.25m salary, $100k signing bonus and $250k per-game bonus — Ben Volin (@BenVolin) May 10, 2016 Amendola’s new deal guarantees him $1.35m, all this year. His 2017 wasn’t touched -- $6m salary, $500k in per-game, $500k incentives, $0 gtd — Ben Volin (@BenVolin) May 10,...

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