1. Why Rob Ninkovich Is the New England Patriots' X-Factor on Defense

    A player’s NFL impact can be years in the making. Just ask New England Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich ...

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  2. New England Patriots Players Facing Make or Break Training Camps

    Vacation time is over for the New England Patriots . Come July 25, all 90 men on the roster will be within the confines of Gillette Stadium for training camp...

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  3. Breaking Down Tommy Kelly's Future Impact with the New England Patriots

    Over the last few years, the New England Patriots have started an assortment of defensive tackles next to All-Pro Vince Wilfork . In 2010, there was Gerard Warren, Ron Brace, Myron Pryor and Landon Cohen...

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  4. Breaking Down Adrian Wilson's Future Impact with the New England Patriots

    Adrian Wilson is a five-time Pro Bowler. He is a four-time NFL All-Pro. He is a former NFC Champion. He is member of the 25-sack, 25-interception club. He is a living, breathing, 6’3”, 230-pound accolade...

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  5. Why Tom Brady Doesn't Need Rob Gronkowski to Remain Elite

    There is a world of uncertainty surrounding the New England Patriots heading into the 2013 NFL season...

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  6. Breaking Down Vince Wilfork's Impact on the New England Patriots Defense

    When an NFL player decides to call it a career, they are immortalized by the numbers they leave behind...

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  7. What the New England Patriots See in Running Back LeGarrette Blount

    The date was April 27. But in the football community, it was better known as Day 3 of the 2013 NFL draft...

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  8. Patriots WR Breakdown: Complete Position Evaluation and Depth Chart Analysis

    What a difference a year makes. The New England Patriots ' wide receiver position is hardly recognizable. Out are the Wes Welkers, the Brandon Lloyds and the Deion Branches. In are the rookies and the veteran free-agent acquisitions...

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  9. Who Will Win the New England Patriots' Strong Safety Battle?

    With OTAs , minicamp and training camp all on tap for the New England Patriots , the time is now for position battles to begin brewing in Foxborough . Strong safety will be one of them...

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  10. Examining the New England Patriots' Youth Movement

    Age can define a football team. It’s what separates a 4-12 organization from a 12-4 one. NFL coaches and general managers on the shorter end of the stick may ask themselves, ...

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  11. 6 Future Job Titles Tom Brady Could Have After Playing Career Is Over

    Expectations must be tempered when a sixth-round draft pick tells the owner of the team something to the tune of, " you'll never regret picking me. " Well, unless that sixth-rounder's name is Tom Brady ...

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  12. Projecting the New England Patriots' Most Heated Roster Battles This Offseason

    This time of the year is referred to as the "NFL offseason." But who are we kidding, the competition never sleeps. When teams aren't looking to out-do their opponents, they're looking to out-do themselves...

    Oliver Thomas Written by Oliver Thomas about over 1 year ago 12,078 reads 19 comments

  13. Report Card Grades for New England Patriots' Undrafted Free-Agent Signings

    The 2013 NFL draft may be over, but sometimes seven rounds just aren't enough. Hundreds of NFL hopefuls didn't hear their name called between April 25-27. And consequently, they're looking to prove themselves as undrafted free agents...

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  14. Ryan Otten: Video Highlights for Former San Jose State Tight End

    San Jose State tight end Ryan Otten is flying into the NFL draft under the radar. Despite totaling 99 receptions for 1,481 yards and nine touchdowns over his last two seasons with the Spartans, Otten is projected as a mid- to late-round selection...

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  15. Gavin Escobar: Video Highlights for Former San Diego State Tight End

    San Diego State's Gavin Escobar is a new-wave tight end. And his combination of speed, size and sure hands make him a sought-after NFL draft prospect...

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  16. Darius Slay: Video Highlights for Former Mississippi State Cornerback

    Mississippi State's Darius Slay has emerged as one of the top cornerbacks in the nation over the past two years...

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  17. New England Patriots Big Board: Final Pre-Draft Update

    The game tape has been evaluated, the pro day measurements have been noted, the player meetings have ended and the scouting reports have been vetted. It's time for the New England Patriots' war room to kick off the 2013 NFL draft...

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  18. Patriots Draft: The Best Fit for New England at Every Position

    The New England Patriots are standing on solid ground heading into the April 25 NFL draft. And it's because there are no glaring holes on the depth chart...

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  19. Draft Prospects Who Would Fit Perfectly with the New England Patriots

    Come April 25, the New England Patriots decision-makers will be hunkered down in a war room for the NFL draft...

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  20. Breaking Down the New England Patriots Depth Chart After the Peak of Free Agency

    The dust is still settling following the first wave of NFL free agency. That said, each team's roster has more certainty than it did on March 12—when players could officially sign with teams...

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  21. Patriots 2013 Mock Draft: Full 7-Round Predictions After Week 1 of Free Agency

    The first week of NFL free agency has drawn to a close, leaving a flurry of questions to be settled in its aftermath. That said, all 32 front offices now have a better understanding as to how April's draft will take shape...

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  22. Last Minute Predictions for New England Patriots Free Agency

    It's March again, which means NFL front offices are baiting their hooks and luring in free agents. This game of "catch and release" is no different for the New England Patriots ...

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  23. Sign or Pass on New England Patriots' Remaining Free Agents

    There is a laundry list of New England Patriots set to hit free agency. But while some marquee free agents are due for lucrative pay days, others are merely trying to secure a job...

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  24. Reviewing the Patriots' 8 Biggest Scouting Combine Takeaways

    With April's draft looming, New England Patriots personnel were on hand for the 2013 NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis . From Feb. 20 to Feb...

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  25. Can Ras-I Dowling Make the Third-Year Leap for the New England Patriots?

    NFL coaches and general managers know what they have in a former draft pick by year three of their development. For some players, that means they're due for a lucrative contract extension...

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