1. 5 Things We Learned from Patriots' 1st Preseason Game

    The New England Patriots starters did their work Monday and Tuesday, dominating the Washington Redskins in their joint practice sessions...

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  2. New England Patriots: What to Watch for in Preseason Game Action

    The excruciating wait known as the NFL offseason will finally come to an end Thursday night, as the New England Patriots will play quasi-real football against the Washington Redskins to kick off their 2014 preseason...

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  3. New England Patriots Training Camp: Week 2 Stock Report

    As the New England Patriots continue their practices against the Washington Redskins in Richmond, Bill Belichick and his coaching staff are reflecting on how their team is shaping up...

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  4. New England Patriots: What We've Learned Through Week 2 of Training Camp

    Two weeks of training camp practices have come and gone for the New England Patriots . The first preseason game is on the horizon...

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  5. Brandon Browner's Nastiness Necessary for New England

    Since Rodney Harrison stopped patrolling the secondary in New England, the Patriots defense has lacked a certain je ne sais quoi . Pads didn't crack as hard. Tacklers became catchers...

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  6. New England Patriots: 5 Veterans Who Could Be Cap Casualties

    The New England Patriots manage the salary cap so well that they rarely find themselves dumping large amounts of salary late in the offseason...

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  7. Patriots Training Camp: Week 1 Stock Report

    Zach Sudfeld is the cautionary tale of reading too much into training camp practices, but you can't help but notice players who are performing well and those who are struggling...

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  8. New England Patriots: First Impressions from Training Camp

    The New England Patriots have already held four training camp practices. While Zach Sudfeld proved last season that first impressions in camp don't always hold up, it is always interesting to see how veterans are progressing and rookies are fitting in.

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  9. Rookie Jemea Thomas Ready to Surprise in Loaded Patriots Secondary

    When Bill Belichick acquires a player in the NFL draft—such as sixth-round draft pick Jemea Thomas —he has an idea of who they might replace on the current roster...

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  10. Ranking the 7 Biggest Upgrades the Patriots Made This Offseason

    Like any NFL team, the New England Patriots are not a static entity. Players come and players go. Franchises want to get young talent to help their teams. Players want long-term monetary security, playing time and a chance to win a ring...

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  11. Patriots Training Camp: 5 Early Storylines to Watch

    July 24 marks the first time that the 2014 iteration of the New England Patriots will take the practice field as part of training camp...

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  12. New England Patriots' Training Camp To-Do List

    Just 45 days separate the beginning of training camp (July 24) and the opening kickoff of the Week 1 battle between the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins (September 7)...

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  13. Fantasy Projections for the New England Patriots' Top Offensive Stars

    If you're drafting someone on the New England Patriots not named Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr., fantasy football owners need to proceed with caution. Bill Belichick doesn't care about doling out consistent playing time...

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  14. Projected Patriots Final 53-Man Roster, Pre-Training Camp Edition

    As the 2014 offseason concludes, Bill Belichick and the rest of the New England Patriots coaching staff will have a tough time deciding if and how their new crop of draft picks and other acquisitions fit on the final 53-man roster...

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  15. New England Patriots: Top Position Battles to Watch in Camp

    The New England Patriots ' training camp annually features some of the fiercest roster battles in the entire NFL . Through this crucible comes a roster forged in the heat of competition, knowing the best players have made the team...

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  16. New England Patriots: 5 Players Who Will Surprise During Training Camp

    Training camp surprises come in all different shapes and sizes, especially for the New England Patriots . In shape or out of shape. Disappointing or tantalizing. Comebacks or letdowns...

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  17. Why the New England Patriots Defense Can Be Even Better Without Brandon Spikes

    After spending four years as a slave —his words, not mine—to "doing your job" and "executing your assignment" in New England, Brandon Spikes was freed to prowl the confines of Ralph Wilson Stadium for the Buffalo Bills ...

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  18. New England Patriots: Recapping the Latest Buzz Heading into Training Camp

    Training camp is nearly here. The long winter following the NFL draft is starting to break, followed by the tangy smell of fresh-cut grass, the sight of newly chalked lines and the smell of charcoal...

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  19. Ranking the Patriots' Top 5 Sleepers to Watch in Camp

    Training camp is a hotbed for finding sleepers, players slated to rise above expectations and surprise onlookers. New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman is no longer going to take anyone by surprise...

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  20. 5 Dark Horses to Make the Patriots' Final 53-Man Roster

    In 2013, dark-horse prospects Joe Vellano and Josh Kline made the New England Patriots ' final 53-man roster. In 2012, it was Lex Hilliard and Mike Rivera...

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  21. Comparing the 2014 Patriots to the 2004 Super Bowl Champion Patriots

    Nearly 10 years ago, the New England Patriots last completed their yearly journey toward the Lombardi Trophy. Tom Brady hoisted the hardware after playoff victories over the Indianapolis Colts , Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles ...

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  22. Predicting the Last 5 In, 1st 5 Out for Patriots' 53-Man Roster

    Only 46 players may suit up each Sunday, but teams that effectively utilize their entire 53-man roster through the season have a distinct advantage...

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  23. 6 Players Who Might Find Themselves on the Patriots' Practice Squad in 2014

    Practice squads in the NFL aren't filled with players like Rudy and Keanu Reeves. Contributors are brought up from practice squads scores of times on nearly every NFL team...

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  24. Patriots' 5 Most Under and Overrated Offseason Additions

    Not all offseason acquisitions for the New England Patriots are created equal. For every Rodney Harrison, Rosevelt Colvin and Randy Moss that whets your appetite, there are cautionary tales like Adalius Thomas, Joey Galloway and Adrian Wilson...

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  25. LeGarrette Blount's Departure No Problem for Patriots

    Acquired as an afterthought—in the minds of many fans anyway—on Day 3 of the 2013 NFL draft, LeGarrette Blount proved to be an important part of the New England Patriots ' playoff run last season...

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