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Jakobi Meyers among Pro Football Focus’ 25 top wide receivers of the 2020 season

Photo by Al Pereira/ Related: Jakobi Meyers explains what stood out to him about the Patriots’ 2020 season One of the best stories of an otherwise disappointing 2020 season for the New England Patriots was the emergence of Jakobi Meyers. The second-year wide receiver started his sophomore campaign buried on the depth chart, but after injuries suffered by Julian Edelman and N’Keal Harry rose to the occasion. Meyers eventually finished the season as New England’s leading receiver: no other Patriot saw more targets (81), caught more passes (59) or registered more...

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Jakobi Meyers explains what stood out to him about the Patriots’ 2020 season

Photo by Harry How/ Related: What to make of Joejuan Williams’ second season with the Patriots? The New England Patriots as a whole had a disappointing 2020 season, finishing with their first losing record in two decades and out of the playoff picture for the first time since 2008. Despite all of that, however, there also were some encouraging moments and positive player developments throughout the entire year. Just ask Jakobi Meyers. The former undrafted free agent started his sophomore campaign buried on the depth chart, but after injuries suffered by Julian Edelman...

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New England Patriots: Bill Belichick and his master plan for 2021

The New England Patriots season is over and here is a look at what happens next for Bill Belichick and his crew. The New England Patriots just finished a 2020 NFL season that was less than successful. Yes, they did lose Tom Brady. Yes, they had issues with COVID-19. Yes, there were injuries that plagued […] New England Patriots: Bill Belichick and his master plan for 2021 - Chowder and Champions - Chowder and Champions - A Boston Sports Site - Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and More!

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Who Is Taylor Heinicke? Tom Brady, Washington QB Are Former Patriots Teammates

Tom Brady will start his 42nd career playoff game Saturday night at FedEx Field. His opponent will be starting his first. With Alex Smith officially ruled out with a calf injury, Taylor Heinicke will start for the Washington Football Team against Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the wild-card round of the 2020 NFL playoffs. The […] The post Who Is Taylor Heinicke? Tom Brady, Washington QB Are Former Patriots Teammates appeared first on NESN.com.

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Patriots-Jets Takeaways: Chase Winovich Excels Through Hand Injury

The New England Patriots chose to stay competitive through numerous injuries in their season finale against the New York Jets and came out with a win. The Patriots finished with a 7-9 record and actually wound up hurting their standing in the 2021 NFL Draft order with Sunday’s victory, but the win also delivered some […] The post Patriots-Jets Takeaways: Chase Winovich Excels Through Hand Injury appeared first on NESN.com.

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Strong season finale is ‘just another step’ for Patriots rookie tight end Devin Asiasi

Photo by Billie Weiss/ Related: 6 winners and 2 losers from the Patriots’ victory over the Jets For the second season in a row, the New England Patriots’ tight end position did not live up to its expectations. With Ryan Izzo leading the group for most of the year, and with third-round rookies Devin Asiasi and Dalton Keene struggling with injuries, the group finished the 2020 campaign with just 18 receptions for a combined 254 yards and one touchdown. Despite the disappointing output, however, the group can head into the offseason feeling good about its last game...

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Patriots Vs. Jets Live: Updates, Analysis, Highlights From Week 17 Matchup

First quarter, 4:22, Patriots 7-0: Devin Asiasi hauled in the first reception of his NFL career during the Patriots’ latest possession, which ended with an aborted QB run on third down. Phillips is questionable to return with a hip injury, according to the team. First quarter, 7:02, Patriots 7-0: The Patriots forced a punt on […] The post Patriots Vs. Jets Live: Updates, Analysis, Highlights From Week 17 Matchup appeared first on NESN.com.

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Adrian Phillips Injury: Patriots DB/LB Exits Week 17 Game With Hip Issue

UPDATE (3 p.m. ET): Adrian Phillips is out of the remainder of the Week 17 game between the New England Patriots and New York Jets. ORIGINAL STORY: The New England Patriots have used Adrian Phillips all over the field this season. They may be missing him for the rest of their season finale. Phillips was […] The post Adrian Phillips Injury: Patriots DB/LB Exits Week 17 Game With Hip Issue appeared first on NESN.com.

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Damiere Byrd Injury: Patriots WR Leaves Vs. Jets After Scary Hit

The New England Patriots are down a wide receiver after an unsettling hit. In the third quarter of the Pats’ season finale against the New York Jets, wide receiver Damiere Byrd carried the ball and was clotheslined, with his neck moving awkwardly as he went down. Byrd fumbled on the hit, so a pile quickly […] The post Damiere Byrd Injury: Patriots WR Leaves Vs. Jets After Scary Hit appeared first on NESN.com.

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Franchise Record Gunner Olszewski Is In Line To Set Might Surprise Patriots Fans

This season was an abject disappointment for a number of New England Patriots. Not Gunner Olszewski. The second-year wideout, who came to the Patriots last season undrafted out of Bemidji State, grabbed hold of New England’s punt returner role. After an injury-shortened rookie campaign, he was a pretty steady return man in Year 2. So […] The post Franchise Record Gunner Olszewski Is In Line To Set Might Surprise Patriots Fans appeared first on NESN.com.

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New England Patriots: Sony Michel running like a man on a mission

Is New England Patriots running back Sony Michel running out of chances or rushing his way back as the team’s lead back? The New England Patriots certainly don’t have a running back issue, except when it comes to injuries. After losing Rex Burkhead for the season due to injury and now Damien Harris, the door […] New England Patriots: Sony Michel running like a man on a mission - Chowder and Champions - Chowder and Champions - A Boston Sports Site - Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and More!

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Patriots Add Five Players To Roster For Season Finale Vs. Jets

Depleted by injuries on both sides of the ball, the New England Patriots called up a quintet of practice squad players for Sunday’s season finale against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots on Saturday signed linebacker Cassh Maluia, edge rusher/tight end Rashod Berry and cornerback Michael Jackson to their 53-man roster from […] The post Patriots Add Five Players To Roster For Season Finale Vs. Jets appeared first on NESN.com.

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Sources: Patriots Adding Two Players To Active Roster For Season Finale

The injury-ravaged New England Patriots are calling up two reserves from their practice squad to play in Sunday’s season finale against the New York Jets, sources told NESN.com. The Patriots signed linebacker Cassh Maluia to their 53-man roster, a source told NESN.com. The Patriots also are elevating guard Ross Reynolds to the active roster from […] The post Sources: Patriots Adding Two Players To Active Roster For Season Finale appeared first on NESN.com.

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Patriots Injury Report: Damien Harris, Two O-Linemen Out For Week 17

The New England Patriots will be down three offensive starters in Sunday’s season finale against the New York Jets. Running back Damien Harris (ankle), center David Andrews (calf) and right guard Shaq Mason (calf) all were ruled for the Week 17 contest at Gillette Stadium. An additional 16 Patriots players were listed as questionable: LB […] The post Patriots Injury Report: Damien Harris, Two O-Linemen Out For Week 17 appeared first on NESN.com.

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Julian Edelman Won’t Play In Patriots’ Season Finale; Status For 2021 Unclear

Julian Edelman will not return for Sunday’s New England Patriots season finale against the New York Jets, head coach Bill Belichick confirmed Friday. “He’s not going to play this year,” Belichick said in a video conference. Edelman played in the Patriots’ first six games but was clearly limited with a knee injury. He underwent a […] The post Julian Edelman Won’t Play In Patriots’ Season Finale; Status For 2021 Unclear appeared first on NESN.com.

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Patriots vs. Jets Friday injury report: Damien Harris among three ruled out for Week 17

Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Game statuses for Sunday’s 1 p.m. ET season finale at Gillette Stadium. The New England Patriots have ruled out three in advance of Sunday’s season finale against the New York Jets. That three includes Damien Harris after the running back, who had missed consecutive games due to an ankle injury, went from limited to sidelined in practice. His 2020 brought 10 starts, 743 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns for New England. Starting offensive linemen Shaq Mason and David Andrews also did not return to the fields shadowing...

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Ravens release CB Terrell Bonds a day after activating him from injured reserve

Bonds suffered a knee injury in the loss to the New England Patriots and was later placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

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Patriots place linebackers Josh Uche, Tashawn Bower on injured reserve

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports Both missed consecutive practices after exiting Week 16 versus Buffalo. The New England Patriots placed linebackers Josh Uche and Tashawn Bower on injured reserve Thursday, according to the NFL transaction wire, ending their seasons. Both had been sidelined for consecutive practices after exiting Monday night against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium. Uche suffered a foot injury in New England’s 38-9 loss to Buffalo, while Bower suffered a neck injury as well as a concussion. The pair started at inside and outside linebacker,...

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Patriots vs Bills rookie review: J.J. Taylor shows his potential against Buffalo

Photo by Adam Glanzman/ Related: Unsung heroes from the Patriots’ loss to the Bills The New England Patriots’ Week 16 game against the Buffalo Bills was a major disappointment — even though the team was already eliminated from playoff contention before its 38-9 defeat. The Patriots’ rookie class was no exception, with the group having its share of ups and downs while seeing two of its most prominently featured members to down with injuries. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, however, and instead review the first-year players’ performances against the...

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NFL Power Rankings, Week 17: Patriots have a long road ahead

The New England Patriots hit a new low in the Week 17 NFL Power Rankings. If Monday night’s 38-9 loss to the Buffalo Bills wasn’t depressing enough, the New England Patriots dropped to No. 26 in the Week 17 NFL Power Rankings. Talk about adding insult to injury, but the way the Patriots offense and […] NFL Power Rankings, Week 17: Patriots have a long road ahead - Chowder and Champions - Chowder and Champions - A Boston Sports Site - Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and More!

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Patriots vs. Jets Thursday injury report: Six remain sidelined as Devin McCourty joins New England’s limited

Staff Photo By Matt Stone/ MediaNews Group/Boston Herald The second injury report heading into the season finale at Gillette Stadium. The New England Patriots took to the practice fields one last time in 2020. And during Thursday’s preparations for the New York Jets, six remained sidelined while safety Devin McCourty returned as a limited participant amid the attrition. Here’s the New Year’s Eve injury report heading into Sunday’s 1 p.m. ET finale at Gillette Stadium. DID NOT PARTICIPATE Patriots: G Shaq Mason (calf), C David Andrews (calf), LB Tashawn Bower...

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Patriots opponent preview: New York Jets

Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/ Related: Patriots vs. Jets Wednesday injury report: Rookies Josh Uche, Anfernee Jennings among seven sidelined The New England Patriots’ disappointing 2020 season will come to an end on Sunday. The team of head coach Bill Belichick will host the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium, the second time this year that the two AFC East rivals will square off against each other. Will that game also play out like the first one that was not decided until the very last second? Or will one of the two teams run away with a victory to end its season on a...

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The Splash Zone 12/31/20: Dolphins Lose Elandon Roberts To Injury

Photo by Ethan Miller/ Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours. Elandon Roberts season is assumed to be over with one regular season game left. The linebacker was carted off the field on Saturday against the Las Vegas Raiders with a knee injury. This is Roberts first year as a Miami Dolphin after coming over from the New England Patriots in free agency and his absence will be a big loss for the Dolphins run defense. You can check out that story...

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Patriots Injury Report: Devin McCourty, Six Others Sit Out Ahead Of Jets Game

A total of seven New England Patriots players did not participate in the team’s first practice of Week 17: C David Andrews (calf)OLB Tashawn Bower (neck)LB Terez Hall (ankle)LB Anfernee Jennings (shoulder)G Shaq Mason (calf)S Devin McCourty (shoulder)LB Josh Uche (foot) All seven left Monday night’s loss to the Buffalo Bills with injuries. McCourty was […] The post Patriots Injury Report: Devin McCourty, Six Others Sit Out Ahead Of Jets Game appeared first on NESN.com.

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Patriots Practice Notes: David Andrews, Josh Uche Among Six Players Absent

Seven New England Patriots players left Monday night’s loss to the Buffalo Bills with injuries. Six were missing from practice Wednesday. Center David Andrews, guard Shaq Mason, linebackers Josh Uche, Anfernee Jennings and Terez Hall and edge rusher Tashawn Bower all were not spotted during the open media portion of practice, according to a pool […] The post Patriots Practice Notes: David Andrews, Josh Uche Among Six Players Absent appeared first on NESN.com.

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Patriots vs. Jets Wednesday injury report: Rookies Josh Uche, Anfernee Jennings among seven sidelined

Photo by Billie Weiss/ The initial prognosis heading into Sunday’s season finale at Gillette Stadium. The New England Patriots began on-field preparations for the New York Jets shorthanded. Seven members of the active roster were sidelined for Wednesday’s walkthrough, including a pair of veteran starters along the offensive line, a captain in the secondary, and rookie linebackers in Michigan’s Josh Uche and Alabama’s Anfernee Jennings. Here’s the first injury report heading into Sunday’s 1 p.m. ET season finale at Gillette Stadium. DID NOT...

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Patriots vs Bills injury analysis: Devin McCourty heads long list of injuries against Buffalo

Photo by Billie Weiss/ Related: Patriots vs Bills snap counts: Devin Asiasi establishing himself as New England’s TE1 The New England Patriots did not stand a chance against the Buffalo Bills on Monday night, getting blown out 38-9 en route to their ninth defeat of the season. While the loss itself did not change the Patriots’ playoff outlook — the team was already eliminated from participating in the tournament last week — it was still a costly one: a total of seven players suffered injuries along the way, including three veteran starters. With that said,...

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Patriots Notes: New England Loses Seven Players To Injury In Blowout Loss

Some assorted notes and nuggets from the New England Patriots’ 38-9 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Monday night at Gillette Stadium: — As the losses continue to mount for New England, so too do the injuries. The Patriots entered Monday night without top cornerback Stephon Gilmore (torn quad), starting linebacker Ja’Whaun Bentley (shoulder), starting […] The post Patriots Notes: New England Loses Seven Players To Injury In Blowout Loss appeared first on NESN.com.

NFL Week 2 recap: Antonio Brown's Pats debut, Big Ben injured, Eli Manning or Daniel Jones? | Get Up

The Get Up crew breaks down top stories from Week 2 of NFL action, including Ben Roethlisberger's elbow injury in the Pittsburgh Steelers' loss to the Seattle Seahawks, Antonio Brown's debut with the New England Patriots, the Miami Dolphins tanking and th

Jamal Adams Shows No Remorse For Sending Pat Patriot To Hospital

New York Jets safety Jamal Adams took out his New England Patriots frustration on Pat Patriot during the 2019 Pro Bowl workouts on Thursday. NESN.com's Rachel Holt shares how his actions resulted in a trip to the hospital for the beloved New England masco

Patriots Mailbag: Who the Pats should lookout for as free agents in 2019

In this week's Mailbag presented by Mimecast, Doug Kyed gives his opinion on Tom Brady's injury, the Chiefs playoff perspective and what free agents the Patriots should go after once the season is over.