1. 2012 NFL Free Agency: 5 Players Who Won't Receive the Money They Seek

    For many players the 2012 offseason will bring about steep financial rewards. Some stars have the potential to chase contracts that will break records , while others are seeking deals that are long overdue ...

    Aaron  Dodge Written by Aaron Dodge about over 2 years ago 2,332 reads 2 comments

  2. Was Andre Carter or Any Other Patriots Player Involved with Bountygate?

    According to a recent poll I conducted , Bleacher Creatures are pretty sure they like Andre Carter. I don't mean to burst any bubbles, but I do need to pass along some not-so-great news...

    Aaron  Dodge Written by Aaron Dodge about over 2 years ago 2,760 reads 2 comments

  3. 2012 NFL Free Agency: Andre Carter & the New England Patriots' Best Free Agents

    The 2011 New England Patriots can be, and have been called, a lot of different things. However, their roster-wide and season-long devotion to giving their principal owner Robert ...

    Aaron  Dodge Written by Aaron Dodge about over 2 years ago 2,472 reads 3 comments

  4. 2012 NFL Free Agents: Randy Moss Willing to Play for Nothing, Has Workouts?

    The headline is one thing, but I think the key to these reports to highlight is the fact that Randy Moss is actually willing to play for the love of the game of football...

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  5. 2012 NFL Free Agents: Pierre Garcon a Strong Fit for the Patriots

    The Indianapolis Colts selected wideout Pierre Garçon with their sixth-round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. Since 2008, the New England Patriots have made three draft selections at the very same position...

    Aaron  Dodge Written by Aaron Dodge about over 2 years ago 1,285 reads 11 comments

  6. What's Worse, Patriots' Spygate or Saints' Bountygate and Who's Gonna Pay More?

    I find that this argument comes down to a set of basic priorities, and you would clearly have no value of player safety if news of what Gregg Williams and the New Orleans Saints defense engaged in doesn't bother you...

    Aaron  Dodge Written by Aaron Dodge about over 2 years ago 2,779 reads 65 comments

  7. 2012 NFL Free Agents: Outlining How the Patriots Could Acquire Mario Williams

    We can throw around predictions and speculation all day long and it won't achieve a thing. The so-called professional mock drafters are just paid talking heads...

    Aaron  Dodge Written by Aaron Dodge about over 2 years ago 2,933 reads 5 comments

  8. 8 New England Patriots Considering Retirement This Offseason

    While perusing the roster of the New England Patriots recently, I found it odd that the team would allow 17 players to reach unrestricted free agency...

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  9. Will Patriots' Kevin Faulk Be Forced to Retire Like Sox's Jason Varitek?

    It's a period of great change within the New England sports universe, as multiple familiar faces are calling it a career...

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  10. Patriots Mailbag: Mike Wallace & the Need for Speed

    Welcome Bleacher Creatures to the second, and now weekly, installment of Patriots Mailbag. Ninety-one percent of you were interested in reading and/or participating in future editions ...

    Aaron  Dodge Written by Aaron Dodge about over 2 years ago 2,257 reads 22 comments

  11. Patriots Release Two, Is Chad Ochocinco Next?

    Offseason roster attrition has officially kicked off as the New England Patriots finalized the release of two athletes—defensive linemen Mike Wright and offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger...

    Aaron  Dodge Written by Aaron Dodge about over 2 years ago 2,511 reads 14 comments

  12. Patriots' Brandon Spikes Undergoes Surprise Surgery (Updated)

    Update (5:00PM): Source: Patriots LB Brandon Spikes underwent surgery on his right knee to clean out some cartilage. Source said it "went very well." — Ian R...

    Aaron  Dodge Written by Aaron Dodge about over 2 years ago 1,046 reads 0 comments

  13. Patriots Mailbag: Randy Moss and DeSean Jackson on the Minds of Many

    Welcome Bleacher Creatures to the first (and hopefully not the last) installment of Patriots Mailbag. Please feel free to send your questions via whatever media tool you're most comfortable with, I'm reachable through just about all of them...

    Aaron  Dodge Written by Aaron Dodge about over 2 years ago 2,216 reads 24 comments

  14. Patriots' Defense: Kyle Love the Ying to Vince Wilfork's Yang

    Prior to the start of the 2011 season you may not have even known the name Kyle Love , and you would have been in good company. The 25-year-old made the team as an undrafted free agent out of Mississippi State as a rookie...

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  15. 2012 Patriots: Does Deion Branch Have Anything Left?

    Offensively speaking, the 2011 New England Patriots will remain largely intact next year regardless of free agent attrition. Only two full-time starters, Wes Welker and Deion Branch , face expiring contacts...

    Aaron  Dodge Written by Aaron Dodge about over 2 years ago 2,059 reads 10 comments

  16. Boston's TE Party: Patriots' Gronkowski & Hernandez Key to Offensive Juggernaut

    The final look and dynamic of the 2011 New England Patriots' offense turned out to be a developing, year-long story...

    Aaron  Dodge Written by Aaron Dodge about over 2 years ago 1,361 reads 2 comments

  17. New England Patriots: Rob Ninkovich the Unsung Defensive Hero

    At 27 years old and in his seventh NFL season, New England Patriots ' linebacker Rob Ninkovich is certainly no newcomer...

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  18. Patriots vs Ravens: Must-Know Statistical Keys to the Game

    The phrase "any given Sunday" may have achieved cliche status , but it's also arguably the most universal law in all of football. The only thing that's guaranteed is the simple fact that nothing is guaranteed...

    Aaron  Dodge Written by Aaron Dodge about over 2 years ago 1,715 reads 12 comments

  19. New England Patriots: Is Tom Brady the Reason for Recent Playoffs Skid?

    It's a double edged sword if their ever was one. The New England Patriots success lies squarely on the shoulders of Tom Brady , as does the complete playoff collapse the team has experienced over the last half decade...

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  20. NFL Playoffs: New England Patriots' LB Rob Ninkovich Flourishes

    At 27 years old and in his seventh NFL season, New England Patriots ' linebacker Rob Ninkovich is certainly no newcomer...

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  21. Life Without Aaron Hernandez: How Will the Patriots Replace Their Star?

    Prior to the start of the 2011 season it would have been quite fair to question whether or not Aaron Hernandez could outdo his phenomenal rookie campaign...

    Aaron  Dodge Written by Aaron Dodge about 3 years ago 1,226 reads 4 comments

  22. MLB Trade Rumors: Rich Harden and 5 Other Arms the Boston Red Sox Have Targeted

    The non-waiver trade deadline is just one week away and all appears quiet on the trade front in Boston. The Red Sox have no imminent deals in place and at this time, according to Mike Silverman of the Boston Herald ...

    Aaron  Dodge Written by Aaron Dodge about 3 years ago 3,666 reads 8 comments

  23. Breaking Injury News: Patriots LB Tully Banta-Cain Undergoes Surgery

    Information is extremely limited regarding the procedure, but Shalise Manza Young, of the Boston Globe , is reporting that New England Patriots ' outside linebacker Tully Banta-Cain has undergone abdominal surgery...

    Aaron  Dodge Written by Aaron Dodge about 3 years ago 615 reads 6 comments

  24. Boston Red Sox Trade Rumors: Is Pursuit of Matt Garza Dead?

    If you've been paying close attention to the churning of the MLB rumor mill you may have caught wind of discussion surrounding a potential deal sending Chicago Cubs ' pitcher Matt Garza to Beantown...

    Aaron  Dodge Written by Aaron Dodge about 3 years ago 1,668 reads 0 comments

  25. NFL Free Agents 2011: 10 Players Teams Are Sure to Overpay for

    It's almost that time again in the National Football League. Free agency is just around the corner as the league and players work diligently to iron out the final stages of the new collective bargaining agreement...

    Aaron  Dodge Written by Aaron Dodge about 3 years ago 47,084 reads 43 comments