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Patriots Congratulate Drew Brees For Setting NFL Passing Record

Robert Alvarez
October 9, 2018 at 2:36 pm ET

During Monday Night Football, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees set the NFL all-time record for career passing yards following a 62 yard touchdown pass to receiver Tre’Quan Smith.

Brees finished the game with a career total of 72,103 passing yards, surpassing Peyton Manning’s 71,940 for first place all-time.

Following the record breaking touchdown pass, current and former Patriots took to their social media accounts to congratulate the future Hall of Fame quarterback.

https://twitter.com/damienwoody/status/1049473481644085248

Former Patriot Donte’ Stallworth also took time to share  a person story from his first meeting with Brees.

As an added bonus, here is Peyton Manning congratulating Brees for breaking his record.

Social Media Reacts To The Passing Of Terry Glenn

Robert Alvarez
November 21, 2017 at 5:42 pm ET

On Monday morning it was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter that former New England Patriots wide receiver Terry Glenn passed away at a hospital in Dallas, Texas following an automobile accident. Glenn was 43 years old.

Glenn played his first six NFL seasons with the Patriots, who drafted him seventh overall in the 1996 NFL Draft. During that timespan, Glenn played in 68 games and recorded 329 receptions for 4,669 yards and 22 touchdowns. He currently ranks eighth in team history in receiving yards and ninth in receptions.

In his first year with the Patriots, Glenn made an immediate impact on the team, starting 15 games and setting an NFL record for most receptions by a rookie with 90 catches for 1,132 yards and six touchdowns. His contributions that year helped the Patriots earn an 11-5 regular season record, claim their first division title in a decade, achieve their first playoff victory in Foxboro Stadium and advance to Super Bowl XXXI.

In a press release by the team, Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft shared the following statement;

“We were shocked and deeply saddened by today’s news that Terry Glenn died in an auto accident,” Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft said. “Terry was one of the most gifted receivers we have ever had. For so many Patriots fans, his rookie season will be remembered as one of the most impactful in franchise history. After a disappointing 6-10 finish in 1995, we drafted Terry seventh overall, and in his first year, he helped propel the Patriots to an AFC Championship and Super Bowl appearance. One of my favorite memories came when we hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers in the divisional playoff game. It was my first home playoff game as an owner and just the second home playoff game in our history. It will always be remembered for the fog that filled Foxboro Stadium that day. Yet, on the first play from scrimmage, Drew Bledsoe threw a deep pass that disappeared in the fog and reappeared 53 yards downfield in Terry Glenn’s hands. We scored on the next play and ended up winning 28-3. Our thoughts and prayers are with Terry’s family, his former teammates and friends who mourn his loss.”

As word spread throughout the NFL, former teammates of Glenn along with present players took to their social media accounts to share their final goodbyes and condolences with personal tributes.

https://twitter.com/chatham58/status/932631688391417856

https://twitter.com/edelman11/status/932695493687365632

https://twitter.com/ochocinco/status/932634176943284224

https://www.instagram.com/p/BbvW5d6hpTz/

Also shared were some highlights during Glenn’s Patriots career.

https://twitter.com/joegiza/status/932768446940672003

Kevin Faulk Inducted Into Patriots Hall Of Fame

Robert Alvarez
May 18, 2016 at 3:19 pm ET

The New England Patriots announced on Wednesday that former running back Kevin Faulk was selected by the fans to be the newest member of the Patriots Hall Of Fame for 2016. Faulk beat out former teammate, linebacker Mike Vrabel, and cornerback Raymond Clayborn, a Patriot from 1977-1989.

Faulk becomes the 25th member of The Hall since the selection process began in 1991 with John Hannah. In 2007, the vote was opened up to fan partipcation online. Faulk joins former teammates Drew Bledsoe, (2011) Troy Brown, (2012) Tedy Bruschi, (2013) Ty Law (2014) and Willie McGinest. (2015)

Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft released the following statement.

“Kevin Faulk helped deliver three Super Bowl championships and redefined the way an entire generation of Patriots fans celebrated football in New England,” said Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft. “Despite entering the NFL as the second-leading rusher in SEC history, he arrived in New England without ego or pretense. He was a selfless and tireless contributor to the team, accepting every challenge and excelling in many roles throughout his 13-year career. His work ethic, enthusiasm for the game and clutch performances, especially on third down, earned him the respect of his coaches, teammates and fans alike. For all his contributions and memorable moments on the field, some of my fondest memories were of Kevin’s contributions off the field. He earned our Ron Burton Community Service award in 2009 and often involved his family in his volunteer work, teaching his children the values of giving back.”

A career Patriot for 13 NFL seasons since being 46th overall in the 1999 NFL Draft ,Faulk is “the Patriots’ all-time leader in all-purpose yards (12,349) and kickoff return yards (4,098). He is also the Patriots’ all-time leading return specialist, totaling 5,041 combined return yards (4,098 kick return yards and 943 punt return yards). He ranks fifth in Patriots history in rushing yards (3,607), fifth in receptions (431), 12th in receiving yards (3,701) and eighth in punt return yards (943)” per the Patriots offical announcement.

Faulk was an invauable, durable, and clutch piece to the Patriots offense during the early years of the Tom Brady era. An early highlight dug up by CBS Boston’s Michael Hurley shows Faulk passing to Brady in a regular season game in 2001.

Former teammate Damien Woody, who blocked for Faulk in five seasons, also congratulated him on social Twitter following the news.

Back at the end of April, Faulk made national headlines for wearing a Tom Brady jersey and including Brady’s name in the announcement of a draft pick in Chicago. The stunt certainly favored Faulk in the final vote.