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Patriots activate David Andrews, flex two from practice squad ahead of 49ers matchup

Patriots activate David Andrews, flex two from practice squad ahead of 49ers matchup

Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Kickoff between New England and San Francisco is set for 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday. On the eve of Sunday’s meeting with the San Francisco 49ers, the New England Patriots activated center David Andrews from injured reserve and flexed two from the practice squad. Andrews, 28, returned to practice on Wednesday, opening the 21-day window to return to the 53-man roster. The team captain missed three starts after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured right thumb in late September. Prior to then, Andrews had played every offensive snap. In additional...
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College football players to watch for: Week 8

College football players to watch for: Week 8

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Related: Michael Onwenu has proven himself worthy of filling the Patriots’ vacant right tackle role There aren’t many things that get your blood pumping more than a great return in sports. Michael Jordan coming out of retirement to lead the Bulls to another three-peat in 1995, the XFL in 2020 (and hopefully again in 2022), Brett Favre those three or four times. All legendary returns, but none hold a candle to what we get this week. Saturday, October 24th, 2020, we will all witness the return of Big Ten football! Now I know that some of you may not be...
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Patriots host five players on free agency visits Friday

Patriots host five players on free agency visits Friday

Related: Patriots place starting right tackle Jermaine Eluemunor on injured reserve According to ESPN’s Mike Reiss, the New England Patriots had five players visit Friday. Fullback Roosevelt Nix, wide receiver Damion Willis, offensive linemen Cordel Iwuagwu and Jordan Steckler as well as linebacker David Reese all took part in Covid-19 testing to start the process on free agent workouts. As Reiss pointed out, these visits are most likely tied to the team updating their emergency lists. Nix, 28, is the most well known name on this list, having made the Pro-Bowl as a fullback in 2017. He...
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Patriots announce passing of former punter/quarterback Tom Yewcic

Patriots announce passing of former punter/quarterback Tom Yewcic

Photo by Joseph Scherschel/The LIFE Picture Collection via Related: Bill Belichick’s mother, Jeannette, passes away at age 98 The New England Patriots announced the passing of former Punter/Quarterback Tom Yewcic on Wednesday night. He was 88 years old. Yewcic spent his college years at Michigan State, playing quarterback for the Spartan football team and catcher for the baseball team. He was named an All-American in each sport during his tenure in East Lansing. In 1951 he led the football team to a Rose Bowl victory, and the baseball team to the College World Series tournament, where...
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Short-time Patriot Antonio Brown to return to the NFL, reunite with Tom Brady in Tampa Bay

Short-time Patriot Antonio Brown to return to the NFL, reunite with Tom Brady in Tampa Bay

Staff Photo By Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald Related: Antonio Brown announces his retirement (again) The last time Antonio Brown set foot on the gridiron came in September 2019, when he caught four passes for 56 yards and a touchdown as a member of the New England Patriots. Despite his promising debut, however, the talented wide receiver did not last and was released shortly thereafter following reports about sexual misconduct allegations against him. Following his release from the Patriots a mere five days after his debut, Brown remained unsigned while having some turbulent...
Oct 23, 2020
Patriots vs. 49ers Friday injury report: Carl Davis out, five others questionable for New England

Patriots vs. 49ers Friday injury report: Carl Davis out, five others questionable for New England

Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports Game statuses for Sunday’s 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff at Gillette Stadium. New England Patriots running back James White returned on Friday after missing consecutive practices for reasons not related to injury. But one member of New England’s active roster has been ruled out for Week 7 against the San Francisco 49ers. An additional five officially listed as questionable. Here are the game statuses heading into Sunday’s 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff at Gillette Stadium. OUT Patriots: DT Carl Davis (concussion) 49ers: RB Raheem Mostert (ankle), LB Kwon Alexander...
Oct 23, 2020
Patriots vs 49ers preview: How New England’s offense will find success against San Francisco

Patriots vs 49ers preview: How New England’s offense will find success against San Francisco

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ Related: Patriots opponent preview: San Francisco 49ers Even with Cam Newton back under center, the New England Patriots’ offense had a bad day against the Denver Broncos in Week 6: the unit struggled to put positive plays together, turned the football over three times, and at the end of the day had scored only 12 points. As promising as the Patriots looked on the offensive side of the ball early on in the regular season, as bad was their performance coming out of their bye. This week, another serious challenge awaits in a San Francisco 49ers defense that is...
Oct 23, 2020
New England Patriots links 10/23/20 - Pats-Niners: Healthy O-line = Happy offense

New England Patriots links 10/23/20 - Pats-Niners: Healthy O-line = Happy offense

David Andrews return could make a YUGE difference | Photo by Abbie Parr/ Daily news and links for Friday TEAM TALK Patriots-49ers Thursday Injury Report. Mike Dussault’s Unfiltered Notebook 10/22: Newton aims to get offense back on track. How will the Patriots break their two-game skid? Newton looked to Bill Belichick’s expectations to guide them, ”It’s ‘Do Your Job. Focus on your fundamentals and play your best ball when your best ball is needed. Simple.” More. Players to Watch: Patriots vs. 49ers. What they’re saying: San Francisco 49ers. The Patriots Hall of Fame...
Oct 23, 2020
Patriots’ separation issues more complex than they seem, explains Josh McDaniels

Patriots’ separation issues more complex than they seem, explains Josh McDaniels

Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Related: Patriots vs Broncos advanced stats: Cam Newton, offensive line struggle against Denver New England Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio once explained the job of a pass catcher in the NFL in rather straight-forward terms: “A receiver has got two jobs, get open and catch the ball.” So far this season, Caserio’s team has had some issues in both areas and as a result the Patriots’ passing offense is among the least productive in the NFL through six weeks of regular season play. The unit has gained just 1,036 yards...
Oct 23, 2020
Cam Newton thinks the Patriots’ ‘excuse basket is running real low’

Cam Newton thinks the Patriots’ ‘excuse basket is running real low’

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ Related: Cam Newton: ‘There’s no need to press the panic button’ The New England Patriots are coming off a disappointing 18-12 loss against the Denver Broncos that saw the offense struggle for most of the day. Whether it was sustaining drives, holding onto the football, or simply making positive plays on a consistent basis, the unit failed to provide any real help to a defense that kept its opponent without a touchdown and forced two late takeaways to potentially sway momentum. Needless to say that it needs to improve drastically going up against the San...
Oct 23, 2020
Five questions with Niners Nation about the Patriots’ game against the 49ers

Five questions with Niners Nation about the Patriots’ game against the 49ers

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ Related: Film room: Breaking down 49ers tight end George Kittle The New England Patriots and the San Francisco 49ers both entered the 2020 regular season among the favorites to win their respective conferences, or at least be among the major competitors. Entering the seventh week of play, however, they are sitting at 2-3 and 3-3, respectively, with neither team having looked all that convincing since the calendar turned to October. The upcoming game between the two is therefore an intriguing one beyond the classic (and oftentimes overblown) “Hey look,...
Oct 23, 2020
Is it time to worry about the Patriots?

Is it time to worry about the Patriots?

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ Related: Patriots fans named second biggest complainers in the NFL. What? October has been a tumultuous month for the New England Patriots so far. The team had its first Coronavirus cases — including starters Cam Newton and Stephon Gilmore — and saw two of its games get postponed because of the outbreak. Furthermore, the Patriots were able to practice just twice in a two-week span heading into a 18-12 loss against the Denver Broncos last Sunday. While the circumstances did the club no favors against the Broncos, New England still put forward a disappointing...
Oct 22, 2020
Patriots vs. 49ers Thursday injury report: Derek Rivers added to New England’s limited

Patriots vs. 49ers Thursday injury report: Derek Rivers added to New England’s limited

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports An updated prognosis for Sunday’s 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff at Gillette Stadium. One remained absent while five, including outside linebacker Derek Rivers, were limited for the New England Patriots on Thursday. Ahead are the San Francisco 49ers for a team that has started the clock on center David Andrews, defensive tackle Beau Allen and linebacker Josh Uche to return from injured reserve, placed offensive tackle Jermaine Eluemunor on injured reserve and activated a trio from Covid-19 reserve. Here is the updated injury report heading into Sunday’s 4:25 p.m. ET...
Oct 22, 2020
Patriots announce ‘All-Dynasty Team’ as part of the newest exhibit at the franchise Hall of Fame

Patriots announce ‘All-Dynasty Team’ as part of the newest exhibit at the franchise Hall of Fame

Photo by Adam Glanzman/ Related: Patriots unveil All-Decade roster of the 2010s The New England Patriots Hall Of Fame announced the launch of a brand new “All-Dynasty Team” exhibit that will be unveiled on Friday, October 23rd, 2020. The exhibit is a “part of [The Hall of Fame’s] two-year celebration of New England’s dominant two decades from 2001 to 2019”. The official team “roster” was released along with the news of the new exhibit and it has some interesting names on it to say the least. Head coach: Bill Belichick Defensive line: Richard Seymour, Ty Warren, Vince...
Oct 22, 2020
Fantasy Football Week 7 Preview: Julian Edelman looks to bounce back

Fantasy Football Week 7 Preview: Julian Edelman looks to bounce back

Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports Welcome to Week 7 folks, where weather season is officially upon us. That’s right, for the first time this season we have snow on the forecast for a NFL game. As the Kansas City Chiefs travel to take on the Denver Broncos, it will be cold. The Weather Channel current predicts Denver to be just over 20 degrees on Sunday with a 50 percent chance of snow and winds up around 10-15 mph. It’s the worst conditions we will have seen so far this year, keeping in mind it’s still only October. So as weather starts getting worse and worse, how does it actually...