1. Patriots Offseason Questions: What to Offer Wide Receiver Julian Edelman?

    When the New England Patriots signed wide receiver Julian Edelman to a contract last offseason, it was a one-year deal that offered just the veteran minimum salary, plus a small roster bonus, and $250,000 in incentives...

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  2. Patriots Offseason Questions: Let Running Back LeGarrette Blount Walk?

    This is part of a series of articles examining questions the New England Patriots will have to answer in the run-up to free agency on March 11...

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  3. Patriots Offseason Questions: Could Kicker Stephen Gostkowski Be a Cap Casualty?

    This is part of a series of articles examining questions the New England Patriots will have to answer in the run-up to free agency on March 11...

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  4. Patriots Offseason Questions: Could Patriots Draft Missouri DE Michael Sam?

    This is the second in a series of articles examining questions the New England Patriots will have to answer in the run-up to free agency on March 11...

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  5. Patriots Offseason Questions: Is Ryan Mallett Tom Brady's Backup or Trade Bait?

    This is the first in a series of articles examining questions the New England Patriots will have to answer in the run-up to free agency on March 11...

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  6. Who Should New England Patriots Extend First: Aqib Talib or Julian Edelman?

    The New England Patriots don't have many big-name free agents this year; at this point, the two biggest ones are wide receiver Julian Edelman and cornerback Aqib Talib ...

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  7. Patriots Tight Ends for 2014: What New England Can Do This Offseason

    When the New England Patriots lost All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski to an ACL and MCL tear in their Week 14 game against the Cleveland Browns, as reported by NFL.com's Ian Rapoport , it simply reinforced a simple fact...

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  8. Texans Release Safety Ed Reed: Should New England Patriots Make a Move?

    On Tuesday, the Houston Texans released Ed Reed , announcing the move on Twitter: The Houston Texans have released FS Ed Reed & placed RB Arian Foster on IR...

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  9. Patriots Bye Week: Rooting Interests for Every Week 10 Game

    The New England Patriots, after shellacking the Pittsburgh Steelers 55–31 in Week 9, are enjoying their much-needed bye week. They will return to action on Monday Night Football in Week 11 against the Carolina Panthers (Monday, Nov...

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  10. New England Patriots Trade for Philadelphia Eagles NT Isaac Sopoaga

    For the second year in a row, the New England Patriots have made a trade in the final hour before the trade deadline. Last year, they sent a fourth-round pick to Tampa Bay for cornerback Aqib Talib...

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  11. Dolphins vs. Patriots: Is the Illegal Batting Penalty Too Harsh?

    The New England Patriots ' 27–17 come-from-behind victory over the Miami Dolphins brought the second unusual penalty flag in as many weeks...

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  12. Patriots vs. Dolphins: Which Injury-List Players Will Be Inactive on Sunday?

    The New England Patriots have released their last injury report before their Week 8 home game against the Miami Dolphins (1 p.m. ET, CBS). By and large, this has been a good week for the health of Patriots players...

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  13. Analyzing Proposed Patriots Trades: Do These 3 Moves Make Sense for the Pats?

    With this year's NFL trading deadline less than a week away, it may be worth noting that the New England Patriots were the only team to make a trade by the deadline last year...

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  14. 3 Patriots in Danger of Losing Their Roster Spots Before Season's End

    Last week, I wrote an article here on B/R about how the New England Patriots could get an infusion of talent from defensive end Armond Armstead and wide receiver Mark Harrison...

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  15. 4 Reasons Patriots Fans Shouldn't Be Hard on Chris Jones for OT Penalty

    The New England Patriots ' 30–27 overtime loss to the New York Jets was controversial because of an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty called on the Jets' final drive against defensive tackle Chris Jones...

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  16. When Will Patriots DE Armond Armstead, WR Mark Harrison Return?

    The New England Patriots ' injury woes have been well-documented. Largely lost in that discussion is the fact that two undrafted rookies have yet to practice with the team this season: ...

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  17. Updated: Patriots-Jets: Gronk Should Play; Which Injury-List Players Will Sit?

    Final Update (Sunday, 10/20, 11:30 a.m. ET): The Patriots have released their official inactive list: Patriots inactives ... pic.twitter...

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  18. Patriots WR Julian Edelman Breaking Career Highs, Building Contract Value

    In a five-day span during the 2012 season, Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman had one of the best two-game stretches any Patriot player has ever had...

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  19. NFLPA Files Grievances for Aaron Hernandez Seeking $6M in Guaranteed Money

    According to numerous reports, including one by Josh Katzowitz of CBS Sports , the NFL Players Association has filed two grievances against the New England Patriots on behalf ...

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  20. Patriots LB Jerod Mayo Sidelined with Pectoral Injury; How Pats Will Replace Him

    As the New England Patriots fought and scrapped their way to a 5–1 record after Week 6, the defense has played a major role in carrying the team, as opposed to years past...

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  21. Patriots-Saints: Which Injury-List Players Will Play on Sunday?

    UPDATE (Sunday 3:00 ET): The Patriots have released their list of inactives: It's official: No Gronkowski today. Also inactive: Matthew Slater, Tavon Wilson, Leon Washington , Chris Barker, Josh Boyce, Tommy Kelly...

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  22. Should New England Patriots Try to Trade for Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez?

    The New England Patriots struggled on offense in their Week 5 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals , putting up just six points and snapping Tom Brady's 52-game touchdown pass streak...

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  23. NFL Can Force Teams to Be on 'Hard Knocks,' but Patriots Still Unlikely Choice

    Hard Knocks is NFL Films/HBO's chronicle of one NFL team's training camp. It shines a spotlight on the workings of camp, such as underdogs trying to make the team...

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  24. Was Patriots' Keeping of TE Rob Gronkowski on Active Roster a Waste of a Spot?

    On Tuesday, ESPN.com's Ed Werder reported that the New England Patriots are hopeful that All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski will be cleared by Dr. James Andrews to play on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints (Sunday, 4:25 p...

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  25. Patriots' Decision to Keep P Ryan Allen: Numbers Say It Was the Right Move

    The New England Patriots surprised a lot of people earlier this season when they released veteran punter Zoltan Mesko to keep rookie undrafted free agent punter Ryan Allen...

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