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Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels faces play-call dilemma

Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels faces play-call dilemma

FOXBORO — There’s little silver lining in what happened to the Patriots wide receivers this summer.Malcolm Mitchell couldn’t get his knee healthy. Same for Kenny Britt’s hamstring. Jordan Matthews couldn’t overcome a hamstring injury of his own, and his replacement, Eric Decker, couldn’t catch.Almost every NFL team predominantly plays three-receiver sets. The Patriots barely have three receivers.So this is where it gets interesting: Josh McDaniels, widely regarded as one of the sharpest offensive minds in the game, gets to be extra creative in September. Or, more accurately,...
www.bostonherald.com Aug 27, 2018
Guregian: Patriots have outside options for help at wide receiver

Guregian: Patriots have outside options for help at wide receiver

Subtitle: Randall Cobb among possible solutionsFOXBORO — Wanted: Wide receiver help.It’s no secret the Patriots don’t have an abundance of wideouts in the stable, especially ones Tom Brady can rely on.They’ve struck out in a number of places already. The releases of Malcolm Mitchell, Jordan Matthews, Kenny Britt and retirement of Eric Decker has left them woefully thin.While they piece it together with Brady throwing more to his running backs and tight ends, or perhaps see someone else emerge from the group of Riley McCarron, Braxton Berrios and Devin Lucien, there’s also the...
www.bostonherald.com Aug 25, 2018
Patriots Phillip Dorsett works toward expanded receiving role

Patriots Phillip Dorsett works toward expanded receiving role

Subtitle: Chemistry with Brady would be bigWith just 14 days until the Patriots’ 2018 opener against Houston, there’s still plenty of uncertainty surrounding the team’s wide receiver situation.Malcolm Mitchell, Kenny Britt and Jordan Matthews couldn’t stay healthy. Eric Decker has yet to be targeted by Tom Brady through two games of preseason play. Julian Edelman’s performance-enhancing drug suspension will keep him sidelined for the first four games of the year.That leaves the Patriots with only two receivers on the roster who caught a pass from Brady last season. One is Chris...
Pats Pulpit Aug 23, 2018
Don’t worry, the Patriots offense will be fine

Don’t worry, the Patriots offense will be fine

Despite a lack of wide receiver depth, New England’s offense should continue to produce. When the New England Patriots released Kenny Britt yesterday, it was just the latest move affecting the team’s wide receiver position. Earlier this offseason – after already moving on from last year’s starters Brandin Cooks and Danny Amendola – the Patriots’ position group saw Julian Edelman get suspended for four games, while both Malcolm Mitchell and Jordan Matthews had to be let go because of injuries. Britt, who missed virtually all of training camp due to a nagging hamstring injury of...
www.bostonherald.com Aug 20, 2018
Vincent Valentine keeps the faith as he fights for Patriots roster spot

Vincent Valentine keeps the faith as he fights for Patriots roster spot

FOXBORO — When the Patriots placed Vincent Valentine on injured reserve last September, the second-year defensive tackle believed he’d be contributing by season’s end.“I was working hard the whole time to get back,” Valentine said.Per NFL rules, the Patriots were permitted to designate two players for return off injured reserve. The first was linebacker Shea McClellin, whose issues with concussions ultimately led to his retirement. The second spot was given to wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell, who practiced toward the end of the regular season but was never moved to the active 53-man...

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