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Patriots gridiron news: How Julian Edelman will defy ‘cheater’ label

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is not only battling back from season-ending ACL surgery, he also has to shed the “cheater” label. When a former college quarterback morphs into one of the NFL’s most dynamic playmakers, he has to be on something right? Now facing a four-game PED suspension, New England Patriots wide […] Patriots gridiron news: How Julian Edelman will defy ‘cheater’ label - Chowder and Champions - Chowder and Champions - A Boston Sports Site - Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and More!

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Patriots roster breakdown: WR Chris Hogan

After an injury-filled season, Hogan is looking to return to his 2016 levels. The New England Patriots currently have the maximum of 90 players on their active roster. However, only 53 of them will be able to survive the cutdowns on September 1 and ultimately make the team. Over the next weeks, we will take a look at the players fighting for those spots to find out who has the best chances of helping the Patriots recapture the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Today, the series continues with one of the Patriots’ veteran wideouts. Name: Chris Hogan Position: Wide receiver Jersey number: 15 Opening...

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What if Drew Bledsoe never got injured in 2001?

What would an NFL without an injured Bledsoe look like? The year is 2001 and the New England Patriots are playing the New York Jets in the latest installment of the fierce division rivalry. Late in the fourth quarter, with the home team Patriots trailing 10-3 and finding themselves on the verge of starting the season 0-2, quarterback Drew Bledsoe scrambles to his right to gain a first down on 3rd an 10. However, he fails to reach the marker after getting tackled by linebacker Mo Lewis. What is worse than Bledsoe not gaining the first down is him suffering internal injury because of the hit...

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Former Patriots offensive lineman Kenyatta Jones dies

Former Patriots offensive lineman Kenyatta Jones died Saturday at the age of 39, according to a report in the Tampa Bay Times.Jones’ mother confirmed the news to the Times, and the University of Southern Florida also tweeted out a similar story. Jones was the first USF football player selected in the NFL draft as a fourth-round pick of the Patriots in 2001.He played sparingly as a rookie for the Patriots, but started 11 games during the 2002 season. He had double knee surgery before the 2003 season.Although he received a Super Bowl ring for playing with the Pats, he was released by the team...

Gang Green Nation

Flight Connections 06/07/18

Good morning, Gang Green Gangsters! Here are your daily New York Jets links for this Thursday... Rich Cimini: QB Sam Darnold's approach to his job is starting to reveal itself on the field. Brian Costello: OL Dakoda Shepley is a featured extra in "Deadpool 2". Darryl Slater: Can TE Jordan Leggett capably replace Austin Seferian-Jenkins? NESN.com: OL Antonio Garcia opens up about his illness and New England Patriots release. Dennis Waszak Jr.: The Jets sign S J.J. Wilcox after S Rontez Miles has knee surgery. Andy Vasquez: The Jets and S Jamal Adams surprise a Bergenfield guidance...

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Patriots gridiron news: Julian Edelman laments departure of Danny Amendola

With mandatory minicamp officially underway, New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman took some time to open up about the departure of good friend Danny Amendola.  Coming off season-ending ACL surgery, New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is back in the mix of offensive weapons for quarterback Tom Brady.  One player who won’t be […] Patriots gridiron news: Julian Edelman laments departure of Danny Amendola - Chowder and Champions - Chowder and Champions - A Boston Sports Site - Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and More!

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What are the odds that the Patriots will retain Shaq Mason?

Can the Patriots keep their best right guard of the past decade? Yesterday I posed the question on whether Joe Thuney could be at risk of losing his starting job to rookie Isaiah Wynn as Thuney is sidelined and recovering from a surgery. I noted that Wynn gaining experience at guard doesn’t necessarily mean they will move on from Thuney this year and that the New England Patriots could have their eyes on Wynn starting at guard in the 2019 season. But not necessarily at left guard. There’s a chance that Wynn could be the team’s starting right guard in 2019 if Shaq Mason is no longer...

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Patriots Practice Report: Kenny Britt Among Five Absent On Day 2 Of Minicamp

FOXBORO, Mass. — Kenny Britt was absent from Wednesday’s New England Patriots practice after suffering an injury late in Tuesday’s... Read More »

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Patriots notebook: Julian Edelman back and taking things nice and easy

FOXBORO ­— Julian Edelman claims he’s getting better each day. Coming back from knee surgery is a process, and right now he’s doing just fine.The Patriots receiver, who tore the ACL in his right knee during a preseason game against the Lions last August, has been a limited participant during offseason workouts and once again during yesterday’s first day of minicamp.Edelman’s not complaining. Slow and steady is just fine.“It’s been good. Any time you get to go out and see the fellas, and play with them, and talk with them, and be in the huddle, and look at guys, and participate...

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Chris Hogan shares his thoughts on the Patriots' wide receiver competition

The veteran spoke about his fellow wideouts. Yesterday, the New England Patriots' offseason was kicked into the next gear with the opening of mandatory minicamp. While most of the eyes were on returning superstars Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, the two-hour session saw noticeable performances by players all across the board. Among them was wide receiver Kenny Britt, who at one point before leaving the session due to a hamstring injury caught a long scoring pass by Brady. Britt, who joined the Patriots as a free agent midway through the 2017 season, is a member of arguably the deepest...

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2018 Patriots minicamp: Is Joe Thuney’s starting job in jeopardy?

The Patriots first round pick could take Thuney’s spot on the field. On the first day of the New England Patriots 2018 minicamp, the offensive line looked much different than it had in 2017. Gone at left tackle was Nate Solder and in his place was Trent Brown, the former San Francisco 49ers right tackle that the Patriots acquired in the middle of the 2018 NFL Draft. Supposed franchise left guard Joe Thuney was not present due to a foot injury that requires surgery. He was replaced by 2018 first round pick Isaiah Wynn. And All Pro right tackle Marcus Cannon was limited and worked out with...

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Julian Edelman Gives Update On Knee Injury After Patriots Minicamp

FOXBORO, Mass. — Julian Edelman was feeling, in his words, “a day better than yesterday” Tuesday in the New England... Read More »

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Injury update: Kenny Britt could be limited for the rest of camp

But the team is hopeful. New England Patriots wide receiver Kenny Britt pulled up limping in the middle of Tuesday’s minicamp practice and ESPN’s Mike Reiss has the injury update. Kenny Britt, who flashed today working with Tom Brady and looks in peak physical condition, could be limited the rest of camp after pulling up (hamstring). But it isn’t viewed as anything overly serious.— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) June 5, 2018 With third-year wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell sidelined from practice, Britt projected to be the team’s top outside wide receiver- assuming Chris Hogan...

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How Dont’a Hightower Improved His Game While Sidelined With Injury

FOXBORO, Mass. — Losing Super Bowl LII was a gut punch to every New England Patriots player who suited up... Read More »

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Derek Rivers thinks his season-ending knee injury made him a better player

Rivers tore his ACL during last year’s training camp. The New England Patriots were practicing kickoff coverage during one of their joint sessions with the Houston Texans when Derek Rivers’ rookie season came to an abrupt end. New England’s highest selection of the 2017 draft tried to change directions during the drill but his left knee gave in and he remained on the ground. While their was initial optimism about his injury, an MRI later confirmed that he had torn ACL. Instead of playing significant snaps opposite the Patriots' top defensive edge, Trey Flowers, Rivers would spend the...

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New England Patriots links 5/28/18 - Return of Edelman, Hightower highlight depth of team leadership

Daily news and links for Monday TEAM TALK Andy Hart and Paul Perillo debate who will lead the Patriots in rushing this season. Angelique Fiske describes how Kyle and Marissa Van Noy hosted 13 kids in foster care for a day of bowling and Patriots surprises. Don Banks thumbnails the 10 most important players returning from serious injuries in 2018. No. 6 Julian Edelman. Community: Patriots players join the community planting Memorial day flags to honor the soldiers who have given their lives to protect our nation. (1.09 min. video) LOCAL LINKS Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend...

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New England Patriots injuries: LB Dont'a Hightower returns to practice field

New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower returned to the practice field on Thursday, according to photos from the team's website.

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After lost 2017 season, Patriots linebacker Harvey Langi looks to improve every day

FOXBORO — Patriots linebacker Harvey Langi understood he was a hard hit away from a career-ending injury when he signed on as a rookie free agent in 2017. But the injury that ended Langi’s rookie season occurred off the field and he never saw it coming.Langi and his wife Cassidy ware waiting at a red light to make a left turn onto Commercial Street in Foxboro on Oct. 13, when their car was struck from behind by another vehicle.A Jeep Grand Cherokee allegedly traveling 50 mph slammed into the Langi’s Mazda, pinning his car between the Jeep and the stationary car in front. Langi...

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Patriots WR Julian Edelman returns to the field from ACL injury during OTAs

Although New England Patriots fans did not get to see two of their superstars in quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski for the first day of team OTAs on Monday, they still got to see something worth getting very exciting about with another one of their standout players on offense. Pats star wide […] The post Patriots WR Julian Edelman returns to the field from ACL injury during OTAs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Patriots DE Adrian Clayborn suffers quadriceps injury during offseason workouts

New England Patriots defensive end Adrian Clayborn has suffered a quad injury which could limit his availability for Phase 3 of the team’s offseason program this week, ESPN’s Mike Reiss reports. Clayborn suffered the injury during the Pats’ notoriously intense voluntary workouts. Although, Reiss adds that if Clayborn does see his workload scaled back during […] The post Patriots DE Adrian Clayborn suffers quadriceps injury during offseason workouts appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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New England Patriots links 5/21/18 - OTAs: No Brady, no Gronk... no problem?

Daily news and links for Monday TEAM TALK Patriots re-sign OL Jason King, release rookie free agent WR Chris Lacy. Paul Perillo presents his scouting report on QB Danny Etling: The caliber of Etling’s passing impressed Nick Caserio and the staff. Andy Hart and Paul Perillo debate who will lead the Patriots in sacks this season. Angelique Fiske talks about James White, Kyle Van Noy, Jordan Matthews, Cordarrelle Patterson, Derek Rivers and Harvey Langi visiting Children’s Hospital to make the perfect smoothies for patients. LOCAL LINKS Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend...

Brandin Cooks Leaves Game After Hit from Malcolm Jenkins | Eagles vs. Patriots | Super Bowl LII News

New England Patriots wide receiver Brandin Cooks leaves the field after a head injury during Super Bowl LII. Watch full games with NFL Game Pass: https://www.nfl.com/gamepass?campaign=sp-nf-gd-ot-yt-3000342 Sign up for Fantasy Football! http://www.nfl.c

Patriots smart to play coy with Gronk's injury

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski was limited in practice due to a concussion he suffered against the Jaguars, but it would be shocking if he didn't play in Super Bowl LII.

Bill Belichick's AFC Championship Postgame Presser, "It wasn't open heart surgery" | NFL

New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick's postgame presser following their AFC Championship win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Watch full games with NFL Game Pass: https://www.nfl.com/gamepass?campaign=sp-nf-gd-ot-yt-3000342 Sign up for Fantasy F