1. Why Jamie Collins Is the New England Patriots' Most Important 2017 Free Agent

    There are more than a handful of incredibly important New England Patriots players who are headed for free agency in 2017. Arguably, the most important of that group is linebacker Jamie Collins...

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  2. 5 Biggest Issues the New England Patriots Will Face in 2016 Season

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots have wrapped up spring practices and are in the early stages of a five-week break in action before training camp kicks off July 28...

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  3. 5 Position Battles to Watch in New England Patriots Training Camp

    FOXBOROUGH , Mass. — As the summer heats up, so will the New England Patriots ' training camp battles...

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  4. Does Jacoby Brissett Have a Chance to Be New England Patriots Week 1 Starter?

    FOXBOROUGH , Mass. — If Tom Brady is suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season, Jimmy Garoppolo is the front-runner to be the New England Patriots ' replacement at quarterback...

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  5. 5 Most Prominent New England Patriots on the Roster Bubble

    The New England Patriots will be bidding farewell to at least one prominent player on their roster. By the end of training camp 2016, someone with substantial name recognition will be on his way out of Foxborough...

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  6. What Could Rob Ninkovich's Position Change Mean for Patriots Defense?

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass.— Rob Ninkovich is no stranger to the linebacker position. In the course of his seven-year career with the New England Patriots , Ninkovich has played all ...

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  7. Who Were the New England Patriots Minicamp Stars

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — A friend once told me "minicamp stock is like tracking Greece's fourth-quarter gross domestic product." (Spoiler alert: Greece's GDP has fallen precipitously since 2008 )...

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  8. Rob Gronkowski's Absence from Patriots Practices Is Martellus Bennett's Gain

    Tight end Rob Gronkowski was the most prominent player missing from the New England Patriots ' mandatory minicamp from June 7-9. One player to benefit was Martellus Bennett, the No...

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  9. Patriots Blessed with Competition at WR, but Roster Spots All but Locked Down

    Aaron Dobson, Devin Lucien, DeAndre Carter, Chris Harper, Keshawn Martin, Nate Washington . Pick a wide receiver from that list. The rest will probably not make the New England Patriots ' final 53-man roster coming out of training camp...

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  10. Are the New England Patriots Better Suited for a 3-4 or a 4-3 Defense?

    Every year, without fail, New England Patriots writers contemplate whether the team will utilize a 3-4 or a 4-3 defense...

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  11. 5 Most Important 2017 Free Agents on New England Patriots Roster

    The 2016 season hasn't even begun yet, and we're already talking about the 2017 offseason? It might seem like a stretch from the outside, but make no mistake, the New England Patriots are already looking ahead, and rightfully so...

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  12. Should the New England Patriots Wait on Malcolm Butler Contract Extension?

    The New England Patriots are on the clock. Every day is a day closer to the beginning of the 2017 offseason, when a laundry list of big-name free agents could be taking their talents somewhere else...

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  13. Dion Lewis' Health Could Be Paramount to Patriots' Early-Season Success

    The New England Patriots ' biggest weakness in 2015 was their roster being ravaged by injuries. The only way to address that weakness was to bolster the depth chart at a few key ...

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  14. Jacoby Brissett Is New England Patriots' Most Important Rookie

    The New England Patriots ' draft class, heavy on backups and prospects with future potential, may not contribute much in 2016. That being said, their draft class could be thrust into a prominent role with just a couple of injuries here and there...

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  15. New England Patriots Feature Formidable 3-Man Pass-Rush Rotation

    From 2012-2014, the New England Patriots depth chart at defensive end was characterized by its lack of depth...

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  16. Deep Battle Brewing for Roster Spots at Wide Receiver for New England Patriots

    You can't control whether or not your team stays healthy, but you can control your level of preparation when an injury strikes...

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  17. Dwight Freeney Would Add No Value to New England Patriots Defense

    We are past the midway point of the 2016 NFL offseason, but there are still opportunities for teams to add talented players to their rosters...

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  18. Can Malcom Brown Make All-Important 2nd-Year Jump for New England Patriots?

    The clock is already ticking for many of the NFL 's youngest players. Expectations are high as players enter the league with lofty expectations of early success, and unless there ...

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  19. Is Marcus Cannon Safe on New England Patriots' Roster?

    There seems to be a disconnect between the New England Patriots ' perceived needs and actual needs. Prior to the 2016 NFL draft, the general consensus stood that the Patriots had holes to fill at running back and offensive tackle...

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  20. New England Patriots Players on Notice After 2016 Offseason Roster Moves

    With so many moves shaking up the New England Patriots roster, things are bound to look a little different on the field in 2016. Some players who have been an important part of the team may be facing the possibility of a diminished role...

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  21. Aaron Dobson Will Be in the Fight of His Life for a Roster Spot in 2016

    It's May, which must mean it's time to pontificate about whether wide receiver Aaron Dobson has a future with the New England Patriots ...

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  22. What Are the Patriots' Remaining Options at Running Back?

    For the New England Patriots , perhaps the biggest surprise to come out of the 2016 NFL draft was the team's failure to add a running back...

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  23. 5 Position Battles to Watch at New England Patriots OTAs

    Now that the 2016 NFL draft is over, the New England Patriots roster has taken shape. As it stands right now, there are a handful of positions that will have some heated battles over the next few months...

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  24. How Rookie Cyrus Jones Fits in New England Patriots Defense

    Should anyone have been surprised by the New England Patriots ' selection of Alabama cornerback Cyrus Jones in this past weekend's NFL draft? He plays a position of need for ...

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  25. Dante Scarnecchia Has Tall Task Developing Patriots' Young Offensive Line

    In 2016, we may literally find out if New England Patriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia can roll out of bed and coach a raw offensive line into a group of starters...

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