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The Viking Age

Could the Patriots be interested in trading for Kyle Rudolph?

Following the retirement of Rob Gronkowski, could the New England Patriots be interested in trading for the veteran Minnesota Vikings tight end? During the 2019 offseason, the Minnesota Vikings have not been as active in free agency as some of their fans probably would have liked. But there’s a reason for that. Salary cap space […] Could the Patriots be interested in trading for Kyle Rudolph? - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

NESN.com

NFL Rumors: Why Jared Cook Chose Saints Over Patriots In Free Agency

And you thought Giancarlo Stanton knew how to swing and miss. The New England Patriots have tried to add to... Read More »

Pats Pulpit

Report: The Patriots just missed out on TE Jared Cook, too

New England was reportedly going after free agent tight end Jared Cook in free agency and got outbid again. Before we begin talking tight ends, brothers and sisters, let us all pour one out for the “Dwayne Allen’s blocking” jokes that will not be made by Patriots Nation this season. Till Valhalla, Dwayne Allen blocking jokes. OK, now that that’s out of the way, hopefully you didn’t wake up with a headache from too much March Madness this morning cause if you did and you were already worried about the state of the Patriots pass-catchers, this isn’t going to make it any better....

Ramblin' Fan

2019 NFL Power Rankings: Los Angeles Rams in good shape with free agency underway

The Los Angeles Rams are in great shape for the 2019 NFL Power Rankings with free agency period officially in full swing. Despite coming up short in Super Bowl 53 to the New England Patriots, the Los Angeles Rams were still considered one of the top teams in early versions of 2019 NFL Power Rankings. […] 2019 NFL Power Rankings: Los Angeles Rams in good shape with free agency underway - Ramblin Fan - Ramblin Fan - A Los Angeles Rams Site (formerly St. Louis Rams Fan) - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

ClutchPoints

The one player the Patriots should still target in free agency

The New England Patriots are about as complete of a team as they come and the organization has a keen eye for adding talent as well as deciding when to move on from certain players. After losing star defensive Trey Flowers to the Detroit Lions in free agency, the Patriots are in the market for […] The post The one player the Patriots should still target in free agency appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Pats Pulpit

New England Patriots links 3/22/19 - Closing the door on free agency

Daily news and links for Friday. TEAM TALK Patriots 2019 Free Agent Tracker. NFL key dates on the offseason calendar. Fred Kirsch, Andy Hart and Erik Scalavino take a look at recent Patriots free agency additions and re-signings. LOCAL LINKS Darren Hartwell (NBC Boston) asks what tight ends are left in free agency. Mike D’Abate (Full Press Patriots) writes about the Bruins Alumni and Light Foundation hosting a charity hockey game in Rhode Island. Henry McKenna (Patriots Wire) analyzes the details of Maurice Harris’ contract with the Patriots. Adam London (NESN) reports what...

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Patriots create $5.67 million in cap space; alter Stephon Gilmore’s contract

New England creates some financial wiggle room. With free agency slowing down, the New England Patriots found themselves among the teams with the least financial wiggle room in the NFL: according to the Boston Sports Journal’s Miguel Benzan, the club entered the day only $2.54 million under the salary cap. Needless to say that moves were needed to create some more space — and it looks as if the reigning world champions did just that. As first reported by ESPN’s Field Yates, the Patriots created an additional $5.67 million in cap space for the 2019 season by converting $8.5 million of...

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A quick breakdown of the impact Stephon Gilmore’s restructure has on the Patriots’ salary cap

The Patriots finally get some breathing room against the cap — but what does it mean long-term? On Friday morning, ESPN’s Field Yates reported that the Patriots converted $8.5 million of Stephon Gilmore’s 2019 salary into a signing bonus, clearing $5,666,667 of cap space this season. The shut-down corner’s 2019 cap hit now stands at $9,170,833 — accounting for 4.65% of the club’s adjusted cap figure this season. With New England’s cap space sinking below the $3 million mark following their flurry of bargain signings throughout the first week and a half of free agency,...

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Report: Patriots and kicker Stephen Gostkowski working towards a new contract

With Ryan Allen re-signed, New England’s moving on to locking up one of the league’s most consistent kickers. Man, it’s like our fearless leader Bernd has been texting Bill this week or something: Bernd on Wednesday: The Patriots have only one real need at the moment Bill: Yeah, I got it (hint: that one real need he’s referring to wasn’t whichever wide receiver killed it on your 2014 fantasy team) After a couple weeks of free agency, kicker Stephen Gostkowski still hadn’t crossed the T’s and dotted the lowercase J’s with anyone despite some outside interest and the...

Pats Pulpit

What 2018’s most accurate mock drafters think the Patriots will do this year

Let’s take a look at five of the best mock drafters from 2018 and what they predict for New England this year. Mock drafts are increasingly popular this time of the year, with free agency getting quieter by the day but the NFL’s annual player selection meeting still more than a month away. Dozens of mocks get published each year, with varying levels of success. Today, we’ll specifically look at the most accurate mock drafters of 2018 to find out what they have to say about the New England Patriots’ first-round selection. In order to do that and to find last year’s most successful...

Pats Pulpit

Patriots made the best acquisition in the NFL this offseason, per ESPN

Forget Odell Beckham Jr, New England made a better move. The New England Patriots’ free agency was marked by a familiar theme: the club would not overspend on players and instead make every move with an eye on value as opposed to star power. As a result, the club let defensive standout Trey Flowers and starting left tackle Trent Brown leave to sign multi-million deals in Detroit and Oakland, respectively. New England, however, also added some talent through the open market — and via trade. It is the latter, the trade that brought Philadelphia Eagles defensive edge Michael Bennett to New...

Pats Pulpit

How the Patriots draft needs are impacted by free agent signings

In the NFL offseason, the first step towards building a roster in the new year is free agency. Once again, the Patriots employed their typical approach to free agency: short term and smart contracts to fill immediate holes. The Patriots did not sign any player this year to any contracts longer than $2M or more than $12M in total, although a lot of that had to do with how tight the team is to the salary cap right now. Most of the Patriots’ signings were re-signing role guys from the last season as well as making a couple new additions at the DT and WR positions. Defensive tackle less of a...

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Film room: What Mike Pennel will bring to the Patriots defense

Let’s break down the free agency acquisition’s tape. The New England Patriots followed a familiar route through free agency this year: they entered it patiently and with an eye on value rather than star power. One player that perfectly falls into this category is defensive tackle Mike Pennel, who the Patriots signed to a two-year, $5.0 million contract on the second official day of free agency to fill the void created by the departure of former first-round draft pick Malcom Brown. While Pennel does not have the same draft day pedigree as the 32nd overall pick of the 2015 draft, his...

Pats Pulpit

Bill & Dante’s Excellent Adventure: Patriots visit Alabama, Georgia, Boston College

New England’s staff is traveling the country to look at draft prospects. With NFL free agency slowly winding down, the focus across the league is starting to shift toward the draft. The league’s annual player selection meeting will take place in Nashville a little over one month from now, which means that we are now entering the home stretch of player evaluation and workouts. The biggest part of this phase are the pro days held at the various colleges — with the New England Patriots right in the thick of it. Head coach and the de facto general manger Bill Belichick, for example, took...

Arrowhead Pride

Chiefs offensive lineman Jordan Devey signed by Oakland Raiders

Devey impressed before being injured in 2018, but has left for the Raiders in free agency Kansas City Chiefs reserve offensive lineman (and free agent) Jordan Devey has been signed by the Oakland Raiders, per a report from Pro Football Talk. Raider snatching OL Jordan Devey from Chiefs on one-year deal per source.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 21, 2019 Devey, 31, entered the league as an undrafted free agent for the Baltimore Ravens in 2013. He spent time with the New England Patriots and the San Francisco 49ers before the Chiefs claimed him on waivers in the spring of...

Silver And Black Pride

Raiders have signed their Jon Feliciano replacement

One of the Raiders players who signed elsewhere this free agency was former 4th round pick Jon Feliciano. He was the team’s reserve cener/guard and he signed with the Bills in order to try and be a starter for the first time in his career. It appears the Raiders have found Feliciano’s replacement, as they have signed former Chiefs offensive lineman, Jordan Devey. Devey is entering his 6th NFL season. He has appeared in 39 games with 17 starts over five seasons with the Patriots, 49ers, and Chiefs. The past two seasons in Kansas City, he has seen time at both center and guard, with...

ClutchPoints

3 takeaways from free agency for the New England Patriots

The New England Patriots have had a somewhat busy free agency. But rather than acquisitions, their offseason has so far mostly been defined by all the departures. Not only did they lose defensive coordinator Brian Flores to the Miami Dolphins, they also lost a bunch of players in free agency. Coming off another Super Bowl […] The post 3 takeaways from free agency for the New England Patriots appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Pats Pulpit

Pats Pulpit Q&A: Patriots’ free agency, the draft, and more

You bring the questions, we bring the answers. With free agency slowing down a bit, it’s time to take a look around and assess where the New England Patriots are standing at the moment. And since it’s been quite some time since there has been a mailbag here at Pats Pulpit, I thought now might be a good time to combine all those things: welcome to the post-free agency Q&A. So, how does this work? Like this: 1. Drop your questions in the comment section below. 2. Wait for me and/or other members of Pats Pulpit to try to answer them as best as possible. 3. Repeat. There’s certainly a...

Pats Pulpit

Pro Football Focus: Trent Brown among the most overrated free agency signings

The advanced analytics website offered its thoughts on one of the Patriots’ free agency losses. The New England Patriots entered free agency with a total of seventeen players about to hit the open market. Six of them have since opted to sign contracts elsewhere — among them one of the club’s biggest free agents both figuratively and literally: offensive tackle Trent Brown, who agreed to sign a record-breaking four-year, $66 million contract with the Oakland Raiders just nine minutes into the league’s legal tampering period. Brown’s decision to join the Raiders has major...

Pats Pulpit

Breaking down the Patriots roster and the areas that still need improvement

A week into the new NFL season and the Patriots will look to fill some holes in their roster through free agency, trade and the draft. A week into the new NFL season and free agency and Patriot fans — like always this time of year — continue to panic regarding some key holes to fill in the roster. From Wide Receiver, to Defensive End to Special Teams, the Patriots still have a lot of question marks when it comes to their roster just a few weeks before the NFL Draft. Let's start with the position everyone seems to be talking about the most; Wide Receiver. If you’ve been following...

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New England Patriots links 3/20/19 - With 12 draft picks, Pats will have massive influx of young talent

Daily news and links for Wednesday TEAM TALK Patriots 2019 Free Agent Tracker. Patriots re-sign wide receiver Phillip Dorsett. Erik Scalavino passes along a report that the Patriots re-signed punter Ryan Allen. Erik Scalavino tackles this week’s Unfiltered Q&A: Patriots team-building questions continue. Erik Scalavino notes NFL Films is continuing its Super Bowl tradition, flying the Patriots flag at its headquarters in Philadelphia. Plus video (49 seconds). Don Banks’ Snap Judgments: Taking stock of NFL free agency moves Patriots head coach Bill Belichick rocks Alabama gear at...

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Details released on the Patriots’ new deals with John Simon, Mike Pennel, and Phillip Dorsett

More details have emerged on three new Patriots contracts. After a slew of Patriots roster additions following the start of NFL free agency last week, clarity on the impact of those contracts on New England’s salary cap continues to improve daily. On Tuesday, ESPN’s Mike Reiss provided Patriots fans and cap enthusiasts with essential contract details on returning Patriots linebacker John Simon and new interior defensive lineman Mike Pennel. On Wednesday, ESPN’s Field Yates reported on the details of Phillip Dorsett's one-year deal. John Simon OLB John Simon: 2 years, $7.125...

Pats Pulpit

The Patriots have only one real need at the moment

New England has one huge hole left on its roster. When looking at the New England Patriots’ free agency so far and how it impacted the club’s roster, one is urged to say that the team still has plenty of needs left to address. The wide receiver position saw no high-caliber additions. Tight end could still use some upgrades even after the signing of Matt LaCosse. The defensive line lost three players at this time that played considerable snaps in 2018. While all those points are valid to a certain degree, in reality the reigning world champions have only one true hole on their roster at...

Pride Of Detroit

Pats Pulpit: Danny Amendola ‘will bring more efficiency to Stafford’s play’

Patriots blogger Brian Phillips explains why Matthew Stafford just got a big gift in free agency. Why did you have to do this, Bob? Things were going so well. I felt comfortable in my own skin. We all did. Then Bob went out and signed this guy. This is how you travel in style. Looking good as always @DannyAmendola #NEvsCLE #TeamBose pic.twitter.com/4IaB5smH0t— Bose (@Bose) October 9, 2016 What the hell, Bob? The Detroit Lions needed a wide receiver and you went out and signed the guy that looks like he could be in one of those Gucci cologne ads that make you say, “That was a...

Chowder and Champions

New England Patriots: Top 3 remaining free agent fits at wide receiver

The New England Patriots still have a wide receiver problem entering the second week of free agency.  There are still some veteran free agents available who could fit. If the New England Patriots are going to have a shot at a seventh Super Bowl title, they will have to get their 41-year-old quarterback some help […] New England Patriots: Top 3 remaining free agent fits at wide receiver - Chowder and Champions - Chowder and Champions - A Boston Sports Site - Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and More!

Pats Pulpit

New England Patriots links 3/19/19 - Hogan, Gostkowski, Allen, Hill... Which unsigned free agents return?

Daily news and links for Tuesday TEAM TALK Patriots 2019 Free Agent Tracker. John Rooke’s View from Above: Don’t get too frenzied over free agency. Paul Perillo passes along an Adam Schefter report that the Patriots were among a group of teams interested in free agent WR Jordy Nelson. Flashback: Back home with the Bennett brothers. A 2017 visit to their Houston barber shop where we caught up with Michael Sr., Michael, and Martellus Bennett. (1 min, video) LOCAL LINKS Zack Cox checks in on the Patriots unsigned free agents to see who could return to New England. Ryan Hannable...

Pats Pulpit

“It’s an honor to be here”: Matt LaCosse reacts to joining the Patriots

Read more: Patriots sign former Broncos tight end Matt LaCosse After starting slowly into the NFL’s free agency period and losing star players Trey Flowers and Trent Brown along the way, the New England Patriots picked up the pace last Thursday: the team signed five players from the open market, the final of which being tight end Matt LaCosse. The 26-year-old became available after his former team, the Denver Broncos, decided against placing a tender sheet on the restricted free agent. Shortly after arriving in New England, LaCosse spoke with patriots.com about his thoughts on joining the...

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2019 NFL free agency: Details released on Patriots contracts with Maurice Harris and Terrance Brooks

Breaking down the salary cap impact of two of the Patriots’ latest free agent signings. On Tuesday, more details about how the Patriots’ flurry of week-one roster additions would impact the 2019 salary cap emerged, as ESPN’s Mike Reiss reported the specifics of Maurice Harris’ one-year deal with New England. WR Maurice Harris contract: 1 year, $1 millionSigning bonus: $90kBase salary: $720kRoster bonus: $150k ($9,375 per game if on 46-man roster)Workout bonus: $40kANALYSIS: There is injury split to $448,000, and also an injury waiver. Protects team. Modest deal to build depth.—...