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Patriots RB Blount suspended one game for substance abuse

By The Sports Network, 1 year 8 months ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount has been suspended without pay for the first game of the 2015 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Blount is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games. The punishment stems from Blount's arrest last August, when he was a...

Can Dominique Easley fill key holes in Patriots defense?

By Mike Dussault, 1 year 8 months ago
When the New England Patriots took Dominique Easley in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, they knew they were getting a player coming off back-to-back ACL tears, but they also hoped they were taking a player with incredible explosion off the line and the ability to generate instant disruption up front. A torn ACL injury used to signify a major blow to a player's career, but...

Five Perfect NFL Draft Fits for New England Patriots

By Mike Dussault, 1 year 8 months ago
This offseason there seem to be more holes than usual in the New England Patriots' personnel. With the departure of both starting cornerbacks and long-time stalwart Vince Wilfork, as well as questions at guard and unproven depth at running back, the Patriots could have a number of rookies immediately step into starting slots. The other concern is at linebacker, where both Jerod Mayo and...

New England Patriots Who Must Step Up in 2015

By Mike Dussault, 1 year 8 months ago
Roster turnover in the NFL is inevitable and no one knows this better than the New England Patriots, who have put together the best record in the league over the last decade-plus with an ever-changing group of players surrounding Tom Brady. This offseason has been no different, with the departure of starting cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, key receiving back Shane...

Pats re-sign DL Branch, add CBs Fletcher, McClain

By The Sports Network, 1 year 8 months ago
Foxborough, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New England Patriots re-signed defensive lineman Alan Branch on Wednesday and signed free-agent cornerbacks Bradley Fletcher and Robert McClain. Branch, 30, had 13 tackles in eight games for the Patriots last season, including two starts. The eight-year NFL veteran has also played for Buffalo, Seattle and Arizona. Fletcher, 28, spent the last two...

New England Patriots Sticking to Proven Philosophy in Free Agency

By Mike Dussault, 1 year 8 months ago
The New England Patriots' decade-and-a-half of dominance was not built with over-priced free agents, yet every offseason the collective followers of the team seem to forget this simple fact. Despite handing out plenty of top end deals over that time, usually to their own players who are just hitting the primes of their careers, the Pats are often labelled as "cheap." That...

Patriots sign RB Cadet

By The Sports Network, 1 year 8 months ago
Foxboro, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New England Patriots signed running back Travaris Cadet on Tuesday. Cadet, 26, rushed 10 times for 32 yards and caught 38 passes for 296 yards and a score over 15 games last season, his third with the Saints. The Appalachian State product, who was signed by New Orleans as a rookie free agent in 2012, has been used mostly as a kick returner in 41...

Patriots sign TE Chandler

By The Sports Network, 1 year 8 months ago
Foxborough, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New England Patriots signed veteran tight end Scott Chandler, the team announced Monday. Chandler, 29, spent the last five seasons with Buffalo. Over 65 games with the Bills, he accumulated 182 catches for 2,120 yards and 17 touchdowns. San Diego drafted him in the fourth round in 2007, and he also played for Dallas before arriving in Buffalo,...

Patriots sign Sheard

By The Sports Network, 1 year 8 months ago
Foxborough, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New England Patriots have signed defensive lineman Jabaal Sheard, cornerback Chimdi Chekwa and linebacker Jonathan Freeny. Sheard played in 61 games with 50 starts over the past four seasons with the Cleveland Browns. He has registered 190 tackles, 23 sacks and seven forced fumbles. Chekwa played in 32 games with four starts over the past four...

Report: McCourty to re-sign with Pats

By The Sports Network, 1 year 9 months ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Devin McCourty is staying put. The safety will reportedly re-sign with the New England Patriots. According to ESPN.com, McCourty agreed to a five-year, $47.5 million contract with $28.5 million guaranteed. McCourty entered the league as a cornerback but has transitioned into one of the NFL's best safeties. A first-round pick of the Patriots in 2010,...