2018 Free Agency

New England Patriots News 7-15, AFC East Notes

New England Patriots News 7-15, AFC East Notes

Steve Balestrieri | July 15, 2018

Good morning, Here is your Sunday’s Patriots news 7-15, & AFC East Notes. Quick Hitters: Something you can file under either a slow news week or not very surprising news, Mark Wahlberg has placed “a hefty bet” on the Patriots winning the Super Bowl. The Boston-born and Pats diehard fan who played Vince Papale of […]

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New England Patriots News 6-17, & AFC East Notes

New England Patriots News 6-17, & AFC East Notes

Steve Balestrieri | June 17, 2018

The Patriots last week during “voluntary” OTAs ended with a team-bonding trip to Fenway Park and the cancellation of the final two sessions to wrap up the spring on a low-key note. For those who are trying to read something into this….don’t.

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New England Patriots News 5-20, AFC East Notes

New England Patriots News 5-20, AFC East Notes

Steve Balestrieri | May 20, 2018

The ‘78 team set the record for team rushing (3165 yards) in a season, but the 1976 squad was even better. Johnson rushed for 699 yards and six scored and caught 29 passes for four more touchdowns that year.

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Best and Most Important Off-season Additions for the Patriots Defense

Best and Most Important Off-season Additions for the Patriots Defense

Steve Balestrieri | May 16, 2018

So how did the team address these deficiencies? It is important to note that the Patriots consider free agency and the draft inexorably linked. They use their draft capital for veteran players as the feeling is, their quality is a more known value than a college player who has yet to play in the NFL.

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Trent Harris, “Toolbox Trent” Fits the Mold, For a Patriots UDFA

Trent Harris, “Toolbox Trent” Fits the Mold, For a Patriots UDFA

Steve Balestrieri | May 8, 2018

“He’s got special pass-rushing skills,” Kuligowski said. “He’s a guy that can play on every special teams. He’s very smart. If Trent gets drafted late, he’ll be a stea

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New England Patriots News 5-6 &  AFC East Notes

New England Patriots News 5-6 & AFC East Notes

Steve Balestrieri | May 6, 2018

So why is there so much tension there? It is called a culture of winning. Bill Belichick knows and has witnessed, in his 35+ years in the NFL,

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New England Patriots News 4-22, AFC East Notes

New England Patriots News 4-22, AFC East Notes

Steve Balestrieri | April 22, 2018

Santos was a frequent guest in the family car on fall weekends when we’d travel to see relatives who lived all over the New England area. His work never changed whether the team was very good or very bad and many times in-between

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New England Patriots News 4-1, & AFC East Notes

New England Patriots News 4-1, & AFC East Notes

Steve Balestrieri | April 1, 2018

“ I have faith in Bill as a coach that I don’t think there is anyone who has the football knowledge and expertise – He’s done pretty well for us over the last 18 years,”

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After Initial Free Agent Frenzy, What’s Next For the Patriots?

After Initial Free Agent Frenzy, What’s Next For the Patriots?

Steve Balestrieri | March 22, 2018

If they resign Waddle or Fleming and then don’t draft a tackle high, then they believe that Garcia will be their guy and Waddle is insurance. If they go for a tackle early in the draft, then that answers that question.

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Patriots Trade for KR/WR Cordarrelle Patterson From the Raiders

Patriots Trade for KR/WR Cordarrelle Patterson From the Raiders

Steve Balestrieri | March 18, 2018

Patterson averaged 28.3 yards per kick return for the Raiders last season, the previous two seasons with Minnesota, he averaged over 31.

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