5:38 PM EDT, Mon May 23, 2022
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Patriots to be featured on ‘Hard Knocks’ this year, sort of

Patriots to be featured on ‘Hard Knocks’ this year, sort of

Set Number: X163469 Related: Lions to be featured on HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’ this summer Get your popcorn ready, the New England Patriots will be on HBO’s Hard Knocks! Well, at least in a minor role they will be. As was announced on Monday, after all, this year’s in-season edition of the show will feature the Arizona Cardinals. The NFC West team will open its doors for a look behind the scenes, including ahead of its December matchup with the Patriots: New England will visit Arizona for a Monday night game in Week 14. That position is actually not a new one for...
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Mac Jones not worried about Patriots’ coaching turnover: ‘It always goes back to the players’

Mac Jones not worried about Patriots’ coaching turnover: ‘It always goes back to the players’

Staff Photo By Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald Related: Patriots OTA reports: Bill Belichick leads collaborative effort coaching the offense By now, Mac Jones has probably gotten used to seeing his coaches change on a regular basis. After playing under three different offensive coordinators during his four-year career at the University of Alabama, Jones spent his rookie season in the NFL being coached by New England Patriots OC Josh McDaniels. With McDaniels departing for Las Vegas earlier this offseason, a new assistant will now be taking over the team’s...
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Patriots OTA reports: Bill Belichick leads collaborative effort coaching the offense

Patriots OTA reports: Bill Belichick leads collaborative effort coaching the offense

Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Related: 6 things to watch as Patriots kick off their organized team activities The New England Patriots took the fields behind Gillette Stadium on Monday for their first of 10 organized team activities. The session was a comparatively low-intensity affair simply because of the NFL’s offseason practice rules, but it gave the media members present an opportunity to get a first glimpse at the 2022 team both on and off the field. Off the field, because one of the biggest storylines heading into OTAs was the coaching staff on the...
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Patriots announce new jersey numbers for 13 of their veteran players

Patriots announce new jersey numbers for 13 of their veteran players

Photo by Joel Auerbach/ Related: DeVante Parker on track to take over Julian Edelman’s No. 11 jersey with Patriots The New England Patriots will return to the practice fields on Monday to kick off their organized team activities as part of the third phase of voluntary offseason workouts. The session will not just be another step towards the 2022 season, it will also give us a first look at some new jersey numbers. All of the team’s offseason additions were wearing new digits, with the team announcing the full list of veteran changes in a social media post on Monday...
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New England Patriots links 5/23/22 - Patriots spring into OTAs: Let the position battles begin!

New England Patriots links 5/23/22 - Patriots spring into OTAs: Let the position battles begin!

Mac Jones at OTAs in 2021 | Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Daily news and links for Monday TEAM TALK Mike Dussault tells the football journey of Patriots fourth-round pick Jack Jones, a competitive playmaker who brings his gritty, ball-hawking play to New England. Highlights: Patriots hit the practice field. (21 sec. video) Robert Kraft receives the Ron Burton Humanitarian Award. (2.55 min. video) Photos: Patriots offseason workouts. LOCAL LINKS Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend thoughts: Why New England Patriots’ selection of QB Bailey...
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Patriots roster breakdown: Nick Folk has the inside track for the kicker job

Patriots roster breakdown: Nick Folk has the inside track for the kicker job

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports Related: Patriots roster breakdown: Brian Hoyer is locked into New England’s QB2 spot — for now With free agency and the draft firmly in the rear-view mirror and organized team activities underway, the New England Patriots are already fully “on to 2022.” The team currently has 85 players under contract, but only 53 of them will be able to survive roster cutdowns in early September and ultimately make the active team. Over the course of spring and summer, just like we have in years past, we will take a look at the men fighting...
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6 things to watch as Patriots kick off their organized team activities

6 things to watch as Patriots kick off their organized team activities

Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Related: Patriots offseason workouts kick into highest gear yet: Organized team activities set to begin Monday Beginning on Monday, the New England Patriots will start adding a new chapter to their offseason story. With the first two phases of voluntary workouts in the books, organized team activities are set to be kicked off. In total, 10 sessions will be held over the next four weeks. While participation is voluntary, the expectation is that a sizable portion of the team’s current 85-man roster will be present....
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Patriots offseason workouts kick into highest gear yet: Organized team activities set to begin Monday

Patriots offseason workouts kick into highest gear yet: Organized team activities set to begin Monday

Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Related: Report: Mac Jones’ dedication this offseason has left Patriots impressed With rookie minicamp and the first two phases of voluntary offseason work in the rear-view mirror, the New England Patriots will kick their preparation for the upcoming 2022 season into its highest gear yet. On Monday, Phase 3 will officially be kicked off with the start of organized team activities. Over the next four weeks, the Patriots will hold 10 such OTA sessions. Additionally, they will conduct their mandatory minicamp — the only part...
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Patriots are going the wrong way this offseason, thinks Peter King

Patriots are going the wrong way this offseason, thinks Peter King

Photo by Omar Rawlings/ The New England Patriots’ offseason looked quite different than last year’s. The team did not make any flashy moves in free agency or the draft, while losing starter-level players such as J.C. Jackson and Ted Karras. Additionally, long-time offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels departed for Las Vegas and took three fellow assistant coaches with him. All things considered, the Patriots appear to be in a worse position than they were in when their 2021 season came to an end with a 47-17 wild card playoff loss versus the Buffalo Bills. One...
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Second-round pick Tyquan Thornton leads Patriots contingent at NFL Rookie Premiere

Second-round pick Tyquan Thornton leads Patriots contingent at NFL Rookie Premiere

Panini America Related: Meet the Patriots’ 2022 draft class The NFL Players Association hosted its annual Rookie Premiere over the weekend, giving a select group of first-year players an opportunity to build some first business relationships since entering the league earlier this offseason. A total of 42 players were invited to this year’s edition, including three members of the New England Patriots. Wide receiver Tyquan Thornton, running back Pierre Strong, and quarterback Bailey Zappe were among those participating in the event. Thornton was selected in the second...
May 22, 2022
Patriots roster breakdown: Brian Hoyer is locked into New England’s QB2 spot — for now

Patriots roster breakdown: Brian Hoyer is locked into New England’s QB2 spot — for now

Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Related: Patriots roster breakdown: Malcolm Butler winding back the clock would be good news for New England With the NFL Draft in the books and voluntary offseason workouts underway, the New England Patriots are already fully “on to 2022.” The team currently has 85 players under contract, but only 53 of them will be able to survive roster cutdowns in early September and ultimately make the active team. Over the course of spring and summer, just like we have in years past, we will take a look at the men fighting for...
May 21, 2022
Patriots roster breakdown: Malcolm Butler winding back the clock would be good news for New England

Patriots roster breakdown: Malcolm Butler winding back the clock would be good news for New England

Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Related: Patriots roster breakdown: Quinn Nordin’s future is one of uncertainty With the NFL Draft in the books and voluntary offseason workouts underway, the New England Patriots are already fully “on to 2022.” The team currently has 85 players under contract, but only 53 of them will be able to survive roster cutdowns in early September and ultimately make the active team. Over the course of spring and summer, just like we have in years past, we will take a look at the men fighting for those spots to find out who has the...
May 20, 2022
Patriots assistant Ross Douglas on moving from defense to offense: ‘Coaching football is coaching football’

Patriots assistant Ross Douglas on moving from defense to offense: ‘Coaching football is coaching football’

Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Related: Prediction: What the Patriots’ coaching staff will look like in 2022 In light of several assistant coaches leaving for the Las Vegas Raiders, the New England Patriots’ staff on the offensive side of the ball will look quite different this year. One of the changes involves moving former coaching assistant Ross Douglas from defense to offense. While his official title has yet to be announced — as is the same with other assistants on head coach Bill Belichick’s staff — Douglas confirmed this week that he will...
May 20, 2022
Report: Mac Jones’ dedication this offseason has left Patriots impressed

Report: Mac Jones’ dedication this offseason has left Patriots impressed

Staff Photo By Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald Related: Mac Jones has left a positive first impression on DeVante Parker Mac Jones already left no doubt about his status as the New England Patriots’ quarterback of the future last year. After beating out incumbent Cam Newton over the summer and earning the starting role, he went on to produce one of the best rookie seasons in recent memory while leading the team back to the playoffs. Obviously, though, there is still plenty of room for improvement heading into his second campaign in the Patriots’ system. It...
May 20, 2022
The Top 20 Patriots Moments of 2021: Number 11

The Top 20 Patriots Moments of 2021: Number 11

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Our offseason countdown continues with the Number 11 Most Memorable Patriots Moment of 2021. Number 11 is always one of the hardest slots to fill on my annual countdown of the Top 20 Most Memorable Patriots Moments of the year. Top 10 lists are really where it’s at, so whatever comes in at 11 basically represents the coolest play or moment that wasn’t quite good enough to crack the big leagues. And this year was no exception - but I’m happy with my choice. But first, the list so far: 20. The Patriots trade Stephon Gilmore to the...