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Pats Pulpit May 26, 2016

New England Patriots 2016 roster breakdown: #11 WR Julian Edelman

The Patriots' leading receiver struggled with injuries in 2015 – and looks to bounce back in 2016. We have entered the deepest depths of the NFL offseason. Free agency and the draft are behind us, while minicamp and training camp won't start until early June and late July, respectively. However, while the football world seemingly turns slower these days it does not stop. After all, by late August, each team has to start making its roster cuts. Until then, players have to secure their spots on the team; they need to do their jobs (well) or someone else will. Over the course of the next few...
Pats Pulpit May 23, 2016

New England Patriots links 5/23/16 - What to watch at Patriots OTAs; Brady team appeals deflategate ruling

Daily news and links for 5/23/16 TEAM TALK Erik Scalavino writes that chances are Jacoby Brissett is not going to see much of the football field this season. Or anytime soon, for that matter. Angelique Fiske reports Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski have been nominated for Kids' Choice Sports Awards. Angelique Fiske celebrates Julian Edelman's birthday by flashing back to some of his best looks. Patriots Today - Top 10 Julian Edelman plays. (2.06 min. video) LOCAL LINKS Karen Guregian gives us five things to watch in OTAs, as the Patriots have reached Phase 3 of their voluntary...
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...
Baltimore Beatdown May 20, 2016

Will WR Michael Campanaro make the Baltimore Ravens' roster in 2016?

This is a make-or-break year for Campanaro. Michael Campanaro is a talented player for the Ravens. He's a shifty slot receiver who has the potential to be the Ravens' version of Julian Edelman and he's also able to make contributions in the return game, as Campanaro averaged 26.3 yards per kick return and 16.3 yards per punt return last year. The one problem is that Campanaro just can't stay healthy. In his career to date, Michael Campanaro has played 10 out of a possible 34 games, counting playoffs. He's shown that he has ability, but like the old platitude says, the best ability is...
Pats Pulpit May 17, 2016

Jeff Howe: "Optimism is very high" that Patriots WR Julian Edelman will be ready for the start of training camp

The Boston Herald's beat writer spoke with CSNNE about Edelman and his recent foot surgery. Last week, it was reported that New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman underwent surgery this offseason to re-insert a screw into the foot he broke during last year's regular season game against the New York Giants. Today, the Boston Herald's Jeff Howe joined CSNNE to talk about Edelman's injury and recovery situation. Howe said that doctors have found a "very small crack" in Edelman's foot within the last couple of weeks that forced them to insert the aforementioned screw. The procedure...
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...
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...
Patriots Gab May 12, 2016

Julian Edelman undergoes foot surgery

Patriots wide out Julian Edelman underwent foot surgery on his left foot but should be ready for training camp, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Mike Reiss. This is the second surgery on the foot for Edelman this past year. The surgery has been reported as a “cleanup procedure.”  Julian Edelman was also voted by NFL player […]
Pats Pulpit May 12, 2016

NFL Network Top 100 Players of 2016: Patriots WR Julian Edelman "is larger than life."

The Patriots leading receiver cracks the NFL Network's Top 100 Players of 2016 at #87. The New England Patriots suffered a series of injuries in 2015, from left tackle Nate Solder and running back Dion Lewis, to tight end Rob Gronkowski and cornerback Tarell Brown. But none might have been more impactful than the loss of wide receiver Julian Edelman for the second half of the regular season. Edelman had averaged roughly 80 yards per game (YPG) over the first half of the season, before missing the second half of the Giants game in week 10 with a broken foot. Edelman finished the season...
Pats Pulpit May 11, 2016

Patriots WR Julian Edelman underwent surgery on his injured foot to reinsert screw

The Patriots receiver had to have surgery on his foot. New England Patriots star wide receiver Julian Edelman suffered a serious foot injury against the New York Giants that sidelined him for the remainder of the regular season. While it would not have been out of the question to put Edelman on the injured reserve to keep him out for the rest of the year, the Patriots and Edelman decided to allow the receiver to return for the playoffs. Edelman returned in a major way with a 10 reception, 100 yards, and 11 rushing yards performance against the Chiefs, but he was clearly playing while hurt...
Pats Pulpit May 11, 2016

Football Outsiders projects Patriots will win AFC East

The New England Patriots road to another divisional title doesn't require quarterback Tom Brady in the driver's seat. Football Outsiders has released their NFL record projections for the 2016 season and the New England Patriots seem to be in a great position in the AFC East- and less so against the rest of the conference. The four game suspension for quarterback Tom Brady is accounted in the math, but the difference is less than you would expect because of the Patriots easy early schedule. Football Outsiders (FO) projects the Patriots to win 1.9 games over the first four with Jimmy...
Pats Pulpit May 11, 2016

Watch: Bill Belichick talks about lacrosse, what the sport means to him and his family, and more

The Patriots' head coach sat down with Lacrosse Magazine to talk about his favorite pastime.
Pats Pulpit May 11, 2016

Pro Football Focus helps set the Patriots offensive line depth chart to protect Tom Brady

Here's how the Patriots should rank their offensive linemen to protect Tom Brady. The scouting website Pro Football Focus have provided their grades for the New England Patriots offensive line so we can best formulate a unit to protect quarterback Tom Brady and to block for running backs Dion Lewis and LeGarrette Blount. It doesn't take a professional scout to realize that the Patriots offensive line was abysmal last year. It was also incredibly apparent that last season's unit was awful across the board. Here's how the players grade out. Rookies are not included. The Centers Depth Chart:...
Pats Pulpit May 9, 2016

Let's Build the Patriots Roster: Which Wide Receivers Will Make the Team?

Take a quick poll as we try to build the Patriots 2016 roster! The New England Patriots have done a great job of adding talent to the offense and one could argue that the depth chart at wide receiver is already decided. Julian Edelman isn't going anywhere, while Danny Amendola just renegotiated his contract to stick around. The Patriots paid a fat signing bonus to Keshawn Martin for 2016 and 2017, and gave a nice sum to Chris Hogan to steal him from the Bills. New England also drafted Malcolm Mitchell in the 4th round. Those five, along with special teamer Matthew Slater, should be...

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