3:07 PM EDT, Mon June 25, 2018
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NFL’s best run-blocking offensive tackle on the Patriots’ roster, per PFF

The advanced analytics website graded the veteran’s 2017 performance positively. The New England Patriots’ offensive line will look quite differently this year than the one the team fielded during Super Bowl 52. While the interior starters are still expected to be the same, the two tackle spots will no longer be manned by Nate Solder and Cameron Fleming: Long time left-side starter Nate Solder now plays for the New York Giants; Fleming left the team to sign a free agency contract with the Dallas Cowboys. While the left tackle spot is still up for grabs – both rookie Isaiah Wynn and...

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Patriots extend Joe Cardona on a four-year contract

New England’s long snapper will not hit free agency next year. Earlier today, news broke that the New England Patriots and fullback James Develin agreed on a two-year contract extension. It looks as if the team was not done locking up important role players on the verge of hitting free agency. According to ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss, the Patriots also came to an agreement with long snapper Joe Cardona. The deal will reportedly keep him in New England until after the 2022 season: The Patriots and long snapper Joe Cardona have reached agreement on a four-year extension, per a source....

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Patriots host former Jets second-rounder Christian Hackenberg on free agency visit

Hackenberg is back in the AFC East, at least on a visit. Despite a rather inconsistent college career at Penn State, the New York Jets surprisingly invested a second-round draft pick in quarterback Christian Hackenberg in 2016. The fourth quarterback off the board spent his entire rookie year on the sidelines as New York’s fourth-string option at the position. His standing on the team did not improve in 2017 as Hackenberg again did not see any regular season playing time. This offseason, therefore, the team decided to move on from the 51st pick of the 2016 draft: Hackenberg was traded to...

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Patriots offseason drama pales in comparison to what other teams are experiencing

Superstars around the league are skipping mandatory workouts. Ever since the New England Patriots lost Super Bowl 52, drama has seemingly surrounded the team. There were questions, rumors and speculations about Malcolm Butler's benching during the title game, about Rob Gronkowski not committing to returning in 2018, and about Tom Brady's future. On top of that, numerous players left the team via free agency and wide receiver Julian Edelman received a four-game suspension. There is no denying that free agency and Edelman's potential suspension will have an impact on the 2018 Patriots, but...

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NFL executives think the Patriots had the best offseason in the league

ESPN asked “more than a dozen” decision makers across the league. The 2018 offseason was a tumultuous one for the New England Patriots. Coming off a Super Bowl loss, the team had to deal with questions about the big game, rumors surrounding its two biggest stars and leadership, and high-profile losses during free agency. But despite all the turmoil, NFL executives apparently believe that New England still had a very good four months since the 2017 season came to an end. ESPN's Mike Sando recently asked “more than a dozen” decision makers round the league about their thoughts on each...

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Harvey Langi returning to the field is one of the feel-good stories of the year

Langi saw his rookie season come to an abrupt end last year. Even though Harvey Langi went undrafted in 2017, he quickly found a home in the NFL: The New England Patriots signed him to a free agency contract after the draft and the Brigham Young product quickly established himself as a player worth keeping in the fold. He made the Patriots’ 53-man roster, started his rookie year as a developmental depth option and saw his first in-game action in week two of the regular season. Then his first season as a professional football player came to a sudden end: In October, Langi and his wife,...

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5 free agents still available that might interest the Patriots

Some talented players are still on the open market. The NFL’s 2018 free agency came and went but dozens of players are still left unaccounted for, either because they did not sign new contracts since the open market opened or because they were released at some point during the offseason. Whatever the case, some potentially attractive options for the New England Patriots are still available this late in the offseason. Here are five of them, who could be nice additions to the team’s current roster. LB Mychal Kendricks Even though Kendricks is coming off a productive season during which...

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Receiver Danny Amendola no longer hated among Dolphins secondary

A change in uniform finally has receiver Danny Amendola in the good graces of the Dolphins defensive backs. In a few weeks, he’s gone from hated to beloved since being acquired in March from the rival New England Patriots during free agency. “We hope to bring a championship to this city and with...