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RB Jordan Howard, Potential Patriots Draft Target

RB Jordan Howard, Potential Patriots Draft Target

Howard has the proto-typical size of an NFL power back at 6’0, 230 and has a thick, powerful build. He has good vision and will follow his blockers to daylight and has decent lateral agility for a big man.

6 years ago
Possible Patriots Target in the 2016 NFL Draft, RB Jonathan Williams

Possible Patriots Target in the 2016 NFL Draft, RB Jonathan Williams

Jonathan Williams from Arkansas is a power back who fits the Patriots needs perfectly. Powerfully built at 5’11, 220, he has quick feet to avoid tacklers but is at his best when running north-south. Prior to his injury in August that caused him to miss the entire season, he had a very solid 2014 season. Running in the tough SEC, Williams averaged 91.5 yards per game and 5.6 yards per carry for the Razorbacks.

6 years ago
New England Patriots News 3-20, and AFC East Notes

New England Patriots News 3-20, and AFC East Notes

Belichick then got TE Marcellus Bennett and a 6th round pick from the Bears for a 4th round pick. Bennett is a dynamic tight end who should pair well with Rob Gronkowski and give Tom Brady big targets in the red zone as well as excellent blockers in the running game. Bennett caught 90 passes two years ago but was injured in 2015.

6 years ago
Possible Patriots Target in the 2016 NFL Draft, RB Kenneth Dixon

Possible Patriots Target in the 2016 NFL Draft, RB Kenneth Dixon

Dixon is not the biggest back at 5’10, 215 but he’s not afraid to and is effective running between the tackles. In his four years at La. Tech he had a combined 87 touchdowns, (72 rushing and 15 receiving) and is very effective after first contact. He averaged 3.3 yards after contact despite only averaging 1.7 before contact due to his being keyed on

6 years ago
Patriots Sign LB Shea McClellin to 3-Year Deal, Add Depth to Defense

Patriots Sign LB Shea McClellin to 3-Year Deal, Add Depth to Defense

McClellin was originally drafted by the Bears in the first round of the 2012 draft from Boise State with the 19th overall and used as a defensive end. He was reportedly on the Patriots radar in the draft but the Bears selected him two picks before New England selected Chandler Jones.

6 years ago
Patriots Add TE Martellus Bennett in a Trade With the Bears

Patriots Add TE Martellus Bennett in a Trade With the Bears

With reports that the Bears and Bennett were heading for a split, it now appears that the two teams have made the deal for only draft considerations. Reports are surfacing that the teams will also swap draft picks. Schefter is reporting that the teams will swap mid-to-late draft picks.

6 years ago
Patriots Add Chris Long, Pure Belichick Move

Patriots Add Chris Long, Pure Belichick Move

Adding Long was a master stroke by Bill Belichick as within hours he was able to swing a trade for DE Chandler Jones to the Arizona Cardinals for a 2nd round draft pick as well as G Jonathan Cooper and then add Long to replace Jones on the roster.

6 years ago
Patriots Trade Chandler Jones to AZ for Cooper, 2nd Rd Pick

Patriots Trade Chandler Jones to AZ for Cooper, 2nd Rd Pick

Regardless, the trade is a win-win for both teams, Arizona is looking for a pass rusher having Dwight Freeney now a free agent and the Patriots have questions with the offensive line and have lost their 1st round draft pick with Deflategate sanctions.

6 years ago
New England Patriots News 3-13 and AFC East Notes

New England Patriots News 3-13 and AFC East Notes

Bill Belichick always builds his rosters slowly and with the team goals in mind, not a fantasy football roster. His success the past 15 years play out how well his philosophy works.

6 years ago
Newest Patriots WR Chris Hogan is a Great Fit for the Offense

Newest Patriots WR Chris Hogan is a Great Fit for the Offense

Hogan is a great fit for the Patriots offense, versatile, fast, agile with good size, he can play anywhere on the receiver tree and be a more productive member of the offense here than he ever was in Buffalo.

6 years ago
Patriots Make WR Chris Hogan a 3-Year $12 Million Offer

Patriots Make WR Chris Hogan a 3-Year $12 Million Offer

The Patriots offered RFA Chris Hogan a 3-year offer for $12 million-dollars with a 2016 cap hit of $5.5 million which will make it very difficult for the Buffalo Bills to match. Hogan has signed his offer sheet and the Bills have five days to match.

6 years ago
Patriots Lay Back Wisely on Day 1 of Free Agency

Patriots Lay Back Wisely on Day 1 of Free Agency

The Patriots traditionally have made their moves on the second day of free agency after the initial frenzy of over-priced contracts dies down. Last year, they signed DE Jabaal Sheard on Day 2

6 years ago
Patriots Approach to Free Agency is the Correct One

Patriots Approach to Free Agency is the Correct One

Teams that jump both feet into free agency on Day 1 and win the day, rarely are around when the smoke clears in January. In fact, usually, the opposite is true. Look at the mistakes of the Philadelphia Eagles which should be a beacon to those who want to sign everybody…now, asap.

6 years ago
New England Patriots News 3-6 and AFC East Notes

New England Patriots News 3-6 and AFC East Notes

Brady was signed through the 2017 season and was set to make $10 million in 2017 and $9 million this year. His salary cap hit of $15 million will most certainly come down now as a result.

6 years ago
Patriots Cut LaFell, Chandler, Increasing Receiver Need

Patriots Cut LaFell, Chandler, Increasing Receiver Need

Now the receiver position as we mentioned a month ago is even in a deeper state of need of an overhaul. With the contract situation of Danny Amendola still needing to be looked at, and his own roster position not a given yet, the need for youth, speed and size just got even more important.

6 years ago
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