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Gronkowski cleared to play

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 weeks 6 days ago
Foxboro, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been medically cleared to take part in all workouts and practices during training camp after recovering from knee surgery.Patriots coach Bill Belichick revealed the news during a press conference Wednesday morning."He's been cleared to play," said Belichick.Gronkowski suffered a torn ACL last December in a Week 14...

2014 NFL Training Camp Dates and Locations

By Mark Ross, 1 month 1 week ago
The Seattle Seahawks won't officially begin defense of their Super Bowl title until Sept. 4 when they host the Green Bay Packers in the opening game of the 2014 NFL regular season. However, the real work begins July 24 with the start of training camp in Renton, Wash. The Buffalo Bills will be the first team to open training camp in Pittsford, N.Y., on July 18, while the Detroit Lions...

14 Things to Watch During the 2014 NFL Season

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The start of NFL training camps is still several weeks away and the 2014 regular season won’t kick off until September, but for all intents and purposes, America’s game has become a year-round sport. So to help whet your appetite for some pigskin while counting down the days until the action returns to the gridiron, here are 14 storylines that will help shape how this season...

Patriots sign first-rounder Dominique Easley

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 3 weeks ago
Foxboro, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New England Patriots signed defensive lineman Dominique Easley on Monday.Easley was selected by the Patriots with the 29th overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-2, 288-pounder had 81 total tackles, 5 1/2 sacks and one fumble recovery in 32 games (26 starts) during his four-year career at Florida.The Patriots also signed undrafted rookie...

Extra Points: Strange bedfellows, Rex defends Belichick

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 21 hours ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - It's that time of year in the NFL, the five-week lull between mini-camp and training camp when stories begin to be manufactured like bubblegum pop stars.It's not unfair to report Mike Pettine's off-the-cuff revelation that suggested the "cheating-stained" Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots may have obtained a copy of the New York Jets' playbook a...

Patriots sign LB Anderson

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 2 weeks ago
Foxboro, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New England Patriots signed veteran linebacker James Anderson on Wednesday.Anderson started all 16 games for the Bears last year, recording 102 tackles and four sacks.The 30-year-old Anderson played for the Panthers from 2006 to 2012 before signing with Chicago.Anderson has registered 556 tackles, 12 sacks, three interceptions, five forced fumbles and eight...

Patriots ink QB Garoppolo

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 2 weeks ago
Foxboro, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New England Patriots signed quarterback second-round pick and 2013 Walter Payton Award winner Jimmy Garoppolo on Monday.The 22-year-old, taken with the 62nd pick in May's draft, posted 13,151 yards and 118 touchdowns over 45 games as the starter for Eastern Illinois.Garoppolo completed his college career by throwing for personal bests of 5,050 yards and 53...

New England Patriots 2014 NFL Draft Review

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 1 week ago
(SportsNetwork.com) -1 (29) - Dominique Easley, DT, Florida; 2 (62) - Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois; 4 (105) Bryan Stork, OC, Florida State; 4 (130) - James White, RB, Wisconsin; 4 (140) - Cameron Fleming, OT, Stanford; 6 (179) - Jon Halapio, OG, Florida; 6 (198) - Zach Moore, DE, Concordia; 6 (206) - Jemea Thomas, CB, Georgia Tech; 7 (244) Jeremy Gallon, WR, MichiganTop Picks Analysis:...

Patriots bring in Will Smith

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 2 weeks ago
Foxboro, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New England Patriots have signed veteran defensive end Will Smith to an undisclosed contract, the team announced Monday.Smith comes to New England following a 10-year stint with the New Orleans Saints, who selected the 32-year-old in the first round of the 2004 draft. He was released by the Saints in February.A key contributor to New Orleans' Super Bowl XLIV...

New England Patriots 2014 Draft Preview

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 2 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - It's time for New England to get a little bit younger at multiple positions but there is still plenty of shelf life left in the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era.All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski's health has to be a concern moving forward, and even if Gronk can stay on the field, New England would like to replicate the two-tight end offense it had when both Gronkowski and the now...