1. How Each Draft Pick Fits into New England Patriots' Plan in 2012

    The 2012 NFL draft is in the books, but the work has just begun for the New England Patriots ' seven draft selections. For them, the arduous journey will continue through rookie mini camp, training camp and preseason games...

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  2. Justin Bethel to Cardinals: Scouting Report and Analysis

    Justin Bethel may have attended a small school, but that doesn't mean he has small talent. The 6'0", 200-pound defensive back excelled at Presbyterian College, a Division-I FCS school of only 1,300 students...

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  3. Tavon Wilson: Why the Illinois DB Is Now a New England Patriot

    At a time when highly regarded defensive backs like Vanderbilt's Casey Hayward, Central Florida's Josh Robinson and Montana's Trumaine Johnson were still on the board, the New England ...

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  4. New England Patriots: Grading the Team's First Round of 2012 NFL Draft

    The New England Patriots shocked the first round of the 2012 NFL draft by trading up to select Syracuse defensive end Chandler Jones and Alabama linebacker Dont'a Hightower ...

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  5. NFL Free Agency: New England Patriots Host Veteran Running Backs

    According to ESPN's Adam Schefter , the New England Patriots held visits with two free-agent running backs on Friday: Ryan Grant and Tim Hightower...

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  6. New England Patriots NFL Draft Updates: Latest News, Trade Rumors, Storylines

    The New England Patriots have done their homework and are prepared to wheel and deal as the 2012 NFL Draft draws near. The Patriots made a splash in free agency with the notable acquisition of wide receiver Brandon Lloyd ...

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  7. New England Patriots' Kevin Faulk Will Make a Run at His 14th NFL Season

    After being listed as a game-day inactive in the New England Patriots ' Super Bowl loss to the New York Giants , running back Kevin Faulk has decided to not retire from the NFL , according to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston...

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  8. NFL Free Agency 2012: Best Available for the New England Patriots' Needs

    The New England Patriots have filled some voids via free agency without breaking the bank. The team still remains well under the $120 million salary cap and had $9.9 million available before signing linebacker Bobby Carpenter on April 7...

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  9. NFL Free Agency 2012: Is the Patriots Interest in Safety Yeremiah Bell for Real?

    The New England Patriots began the process of patching up its safety position by signing ex-San Diego Charger Steve Gregory on March 15. However, the chances of the Pats acquiring another safety via free agency or April's draft is highly likely...

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  10. New England Patriots Mock Draft: Best-Case Scenario 7-Round Predictions

    The New England Patriots seem to keep everyone on their toes when it comes to April's NFL draft. With six picks in the first four rounds this year, several talented college players will call Foxboro home next season...

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  11. New England Patriots: Correcting the 5 Biggest Misconceptions About the Pats

    The New England Patriots have become one of the most storied franchises in NFL history. The organization's seven AFC championships and three Super Bowl victories place them in the top tier of professional football...

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  12. New England Patriots: 5 Key Veterans Who'll Take a Back Seat in 2012

    With the 2012 NFL offseason well underway, the New England Patriots have already made a slew of moves. Through free agency and the draft, plenty of fresh faces (including wideout Brandon Lloyd) will call Foxboro home next season...

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  13. NFL Free Agency: New England Patriots Play Small Ball on Day 3

    Another day of free agency is in the books, and another top player is off the shelf. The New England Patriots can cross at least one more playmaker off their wishlist. Thursday marked the end of the Mario Williams sweepstakes...

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  14. NFL Free Agency 2012: Assessing the New England Patriots' Early Signings

    At 4 p.m. on Tuesday, the NFL embarked on a new offseason of free-agency madness. Big-name players have left their former employers for new homes, while some have elected to stay put in their current situations...

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  15. 5 Defensive Free Agents the New England Patriots Would Be Crazy to Pass on

    This offseason, the New England Patriots will look to upgrade their 31st ranked defense of 2011. The question is, will this defensive unit be fixed through free agency or through ...

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  16. Randy Moss to Patriots: Why Ex-Titans WR Would Look Good in New England Again

    On Oct. 6, 2010 , the Randy Moss experiment in New England came to a sad end. The Patriots sent the disgruntled wideout back to the Minnesota Vikings along with a seventh-round draft pick in exchange for a third-rounder...

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  17. Predicting Each Defensive Starter for the New England Patriots in 2012

    The New England Patriots had an odd squad on defense during the 2011 season. Even though they were marred as the 31st ranked defense, they weren't all that poor in reality...

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  18. Reviewing the New England Patriots' 10 Biggest Scouting Combine Takeaways

    The New England Patriots ' front office, scouts and head coach Bill Belichick left the 2012 NFL combine with some names highlighted on their draft board. A player's draft stock is largely determined by their combine showing...

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  19. 2012 NFL Draft: New England Patriots Must Think Defense First

    As the 2012 NFL Draft draws near, the New England Patriots must take advantage of the vast number of talented defensive prospects.Two positions which need to be revamped for the Patriots are defensive end and safety...

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  20. 2012 NFL Draft Projections: 5 Potential Late-Round Picks Who Will Become Stars

    Every year, unheralded NFL draft picks prove their doubters wrong. Just ask Tom Brady , Terrell Davis, or Marques Colston how it worked out for them. The 2012 NFL Draft should be no different...

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  21. New England Patriots: 10 Worst Draft Busts of the Last Decade

    The New England Patriots have drafted some excellent players over the last decade. Since 2002, guys like Deion Branch, Dan Koppen, Vince Wilfork and Logan Mankins have developed into dependable pros...

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  22. 2012 NFL Free Agents: Identifying the Biggest Fool's Gold on Market

    Every offseason, NFL franchises offer top dollar to free agents. Some unsigned players have proven their worth, yet many are being lured strictly on flashes of talent...

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  23. New England Patriots 2012 Mock Draft: 7-Round Predictions

    Another offseason, another NFL draft. Yes, it's no shocker that the Indianapolis Colts will take Stanford quarterback Andrew luck with the No. 1 overall pick, but everything else is still up in the air...

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  24. New England Patriots: Chad Ochocinco and 5 Under-Performers of 2011

    There were some surprising performers in the NFL this season, and then there were under-performers. For the New England Patriots , veteran acquisitions like Andre Carter, Mark ...

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  25. 2012 NFL Free Agency: 13 Free Agents Who Need to Stay Put

    The NFL offseason is quickly approaching. Front offices and coaching staffs are biting their fingernails in fear of losing key contributors to free agency...

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