11:42 PM EST, Sat December 04, 2021
Pats Pulpit Dec 1, 2021
Jalen Mills has become the Kendrick Bourne of the Patriots defense

Jalen Mills has become the Kendrick Bourne of the Patriots defense

Photo by Billie Weiss/ Related: Jonnu Smith has begun to blossom in the Patriots’ offense Jalen Mills was a jack-of-all-trades for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2020: he regularly moved between box and free safety alignments, saw snaps as a perimeter cornerback and in the slot. Wherever the Eagles needed him, Mills lined up and made plays. His versatility made him an attractive option in free agency, and the New England Patriots did not wait long to bring him on board: Mills and the Patriots agreed to a four-year, $24 million contract on the first day of the legal...
Pats Pulpit Nov 30, 2021
Mock draft: Patriots pair Mac Jones with a high-upside wide receiver

Mock draft: Patriots pair Mac Jones with a high-upside wide receiver

Photo by Mike Mulholland/ Related: Mock draft: Patriots try to find their next Dont’a Hightower The New England Patriots invested considerable resources to upgrade their receiving arsenal this offseason. They signed the top two tight ends available — Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry — and also added wide receivers Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne on multi-year deals. Together with Jakobi Meyers and N’Keal Harry, Agholor and Bourne form the core of New England’s wide receiver group this season. While lacking high-end star power, the group has generally worked...
Pats Pulpit Nov 30, 2021
Jonnu Smith has begun to blossom in the Patriots’ offense

Jonnu Smith has begun to blossom in the Patriots’ offense

Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Related: ‘Energizer Bunny’ Kendrick Bourne keeps making electric plays for the Patriots offense The New England Patriots’ free agency spending spree started with the addition of Jonnu Smith on a four-year, $50 million contract. Expectations were naturally high for the tight end, but compared to other additions this offseason he has taken a bit longer to hit his stride in the New England offense. Eleven games into his tenure as a Patriot, however, it is obvious that Smith has begun to carve out a valuable role as both a...
NESN.com Nov 29, 2021

Patriots Snap Count Analysis: How Pats Changed Tactics With Jonnu Smith

Breaking down snap counts and play percentages from the New England Patriots’ 36-13 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday: OFFENSE — The Patriots split snaps almost equally between running backs Damien Harris (22), Rhamondre Stevenson (20) and Brandon Bolden (19). The run game struggled for three quarters before finally gaining some traction late, with Stevenson ripping off […] The post Patriots Snap Count Analysis: How Pats Changed Tactics With Jonnu Smith appeared first on NESN.com.
Pats Pulpit Nov 25, 2021
#PostPulpit Mailbag: Can Jonnu Smith turn his season around?

#PostPulpit Mailbag: Can Jonnu Smith turn his season around?

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ Related: Jonnu Smith is not worried about his current role in the Patriots offense While the great debate of whether macaroni and cheese is good or not (it is) dominated the New England Patriots headlines this week, they actually have a pretty important football game on the schedule this Sunday as well. So, before we all enter Thursday’s food coma, let’s get right into this week’s #PostPulpit mailbag. @nypatriotsfan What are the Top 2 things we need to do to beat the titans? While the top seeded Titans were upset by the Houston Texans last...
NESN.com Nov 24, 2021

Jonnu Smith Saying All The Right Things Despite Surprising Patriots Role

FOXBORO, Mass. — To this point, Jonnu Smith’s Patriots career hasn’t gone the way many expected it would when New England signed the athletic tight end to a lucrative four-year contract. Projected to form a dynamic tight end tandem with Hunter Henry, Smith largely has been reduced to a blocking role while Henry has emerged […] The post Jonnu Smith Saying All The Right Things Despite Surprising Patriots Role appeared first on NESN.com.
Pats Pulpit Nov 24, 2021
Jonnu Smith is not worried about his current role in the Patriots offense

Jonnu Smith is not worried about his current role in the Patriots offense

Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Related: Patriots vs. Falcons snap count report: New England deploys fresh faces in 25-0 win The New England Patriots’ free agency spending spree has produced some impressive results so far this season. Matthew Judon and Hunter Henry lead the team in sacks and touchdowns, respectively; Kendrick Bourne and Nelson Agholor are starter-caliber wide receivers; Davon Godchaux has helped shore up one of the worst run defenses in football; Jalen Mills, Kyle Van Noy and Ted Karras are all starters at their respective...
NESN.com Nov 23, 2021

Josh McDaniels Makes Sense Of Jonnu Smith’s Ongoing Struggles

The Patriots double-dipped at tight end over the offseason in hopes of bolstering a position group that plagued New England the past few seasons. But only one of those marquee free-agent signings has panned out for Bill Belichick and Co. thus far. After a slow start, Hunter Henry has been a monster for the current […] The post Josh McDaniels Makes Sense Of Jonnu Smith’s Ongoing Struggles appeared first on NESN.com.
Pats Pulpit Nov 18, 2021
Patriots vs. Falcons inactives: Jonnu Smith returns, Cordarrelle Patterson out for Atlanta

Patriots vs. Falcons inactives: Jonnu Smith returns, Cordarrelle Patterson out for Atlanta

Photo by Lance King/ Related: Patriots vs. Falcons: How to watch, game time, TV schedule, channels, radio, streaming, betting odds  Gearing up on a short week for a Thursday night matchup with the Atlanta Falcons, the New England Patriots saw some positive news on this week’s injury report. After missing last week’s contest against Cleveland, both running back Damien Harris and returner Gunner Olszewski cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol and practiced this week, setting the stage for their Week 11 return. Meanwhile, New England also activated veteran pass...
NESN.com Nov 18, 2021

Patriots Inactives Reaction: Jonnu Smith Returns, Rookie Corner Debuts

The New England Patriots will have both of their big-money tight ends available Thursday night in Atlanta. Jonnu Smith officially is active for the Patriots’ Week 11 matchup against the Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Smith sat out last Sunday’s win over the Cleveland Browns with a shoulder injury and had been among 13 players listed […] The post Patriots Inactives Reaction: Jonnu Smith Returns, Rookie Corner Debuts appeared first on NESN.com.
Pats Pulpit Nov 17, 2021
Patriots vs. Falcons Wednesday injury report: Jonnu Smith among New England’s 13 questionable

Patriots vs. Falcons Wednesday injury report: Jonnu Smith among New England’s 13 questionable

Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Game statuses for Thursday’s 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The New England Patriots will visit the Atlanta Falcons with a list of 13 questionable that includes Jonnu Smith. The starting tight end missed last Sunday against the Cleveland Browns due to a shoulder issue and remained among the limited in consecutive walkthroughs since then. But running back Damien Harris and returner Gunner Olszewski will go without game designations for New England. Both have cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol. Here’s...
Pats Pulpit Nov 15, 2021
Matt LaCosse, Tashawn Bower revert to Patriots’ practice squad following Week 10 elevations

Matt LaCosse, Tashawn Bower revert to Patriots’ practice squad following Week 10 elevations

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports Sunday marked Matt LaCosse’s first elevation and Tashawn Bower’s second. Matt LaCosse and Tashawn Bower reverted to the New England Patriots’ practice squad on Monday after serving as standard elevations versus the Cleveland Browns, according to the NFL transaction wire. The 45-7 win at Gillette Stadium marked the first elevation for the tight end and the final elevation for the outside linebacker. LaCosse, 29, opted out of last season due to Covid-19 concerns. With starter Jonnu Smith questionable and inactive because of a shoulder...
NESN.com Nov 14, 2021

Patriots Inactives Reaction: Rhamondre Stevenson Up, Jonnu Smith Down

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots won’t have their top running back for Sunday’s matchup with the Cleveland Browns, but his understudy is available. Rookie Rhamondre Stevenson officially is active for the Patriots’ Week 10 matchup at Gillette Stadium after missing all three practices this week with a concussion. Stevenson’s presence will add some […] The post Patriots Inactives Reaction: Rhamondre Stevenson Up, Jonnu Smith Down appeared first on NESN.com.
NESN.com Nov 12, 2021

Jakob Johnson Proving Fullbacks Aren’t ‘Extinct’ With Role In Patriots’ Offense

When the New England Patriots spent big on tight ends Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith this past offseason, there was speculation a longtime pillar of their offense could become obsolete. If the Patriots planned to morph back into a team that relies heavily on two-tight end sets, would they really need to continue rostering a […] The post Jakob Johnson Proving Fullbacks Aren’t ‘Extinct’ With Role In Patriots’ Offense appeared first on NESN.com.
NESN.com Nov 11, 2021

Could Jonnu Smith Help Fill Patriots’ Running Back Void Vs. Browns?

The New England Patriots are in rough shape at running back. Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson missed their second straight practice Thursday. Both remain in concussion protocol after leaving week’s win over the Carolina Panthers with head injuries. There’s still a chance one or both could be cleared in time for this Sunday’s matchup with […] The post Could Jonnu Smith Help Fill Patriots’ Running Back Void Vs. Browns? appeared first on NESN.com.

Jonnu Smith Photos

Patriots Player News

  • 1

    Mac Jones

    Mac Jones, Patriots going retro in 2022

  • 1

    Trent Brown

    Patriots Injury Report: Eight Players Questionable For Monday Bills Game

  • 1

    Kyle Dugger

    Patriots vs. Bills Saturday injury report: New England lists eight as questionable for AFC East matchup

  • 1

    David Andrews

    Patriots Injury Report: Eight Players Questionable For Monday Bills Game

  • 1

    Christian Barmore

    Patriots Injury Report: Eight Players Questionable For Monday Bills Game

  • 1

    J.J. Taylor

    Patriots vs. Bills Saturday injury report: New England lists eight as questionable for AFC East matchup

  • 1

    Brandon Bolden

    Patriots Injury Report: Eight Players Questionable For Monday Bills Game

  • Damien Harris

    Patriots Injuries: David Andrews Among Eight Players Limited At Practice

  • J.C. Jackson

    Patriots Mailbag: How Should Pats Approach J.C. Jackson Free Agency?

  • Rhamondre Stevenson

    Rhamondre Stevenson Learned This Important Lesson Early For Patriots