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Patriots sign RB Cadet

By The Sports Network, 2 years 2 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, 2 years 2 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, 2 years 2 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, 2 years 2 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,...

Wilfork says time with Patriots is over

By The Sports Network, 2 years 2 months ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Vince Wilfork is set to become a free agent next week after the Pro Bowl defensive lineman said the Patriots won't pick up his contract option. Wilfork released a statement Thursday via Twitter, saying the Patriots told him Tuesday of their decision. "I want to take this time to just let everyone know that I was informed on Tuesday that the Patriots will not be...

Patriots use franchise tag on K Gostkowski

By The Sports Network, 2 years 2 months ago
Foxborough, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New England Patriots used their franchise tag on kicker Stephen Gostkowski prior to Monday's deadline. Gostkowski will earn $4.126 million next season, according to the widely reported number for kickers, and can still work out a longer deal with the team up until July 15. The 31-year-old has been New England's kicker for the past nine seasons...

NFL Draft: AFC Team Needs

By John Gworek, 2 years 3 months ago
NFL Combine is under way, so it’s a good time to take a look at what each team might be looking for in Indianapolis.  Keep in mind these could change once teams start adding free agents on March 10, so we’ll revisit this just before the Draft in late April. Here are the top needs for each AFC team: AFC EAST New York JetsFirst-Round Pick: No. 6What They Need:...

Super Bowl Scuffle: Seahawks, Pats fined

By The Sports Network, 2 years 3 months ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Members of the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots were reportedly fined for their roles in the end zone scuffle at the conclusion of last Sunday's Super Bowl. As the Patriots were trying to run out the clock following the game-clinching interception by New England's Malcolm Butler, the teams became embroiled in a skirmish that featured Seattle's Bruce Irvin and...

Pats, fans celebrate 4th Super Bowl

By The Sports Network, 2 years 3 months ago
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New England Patriots and their fans celebrated their fourth Super Bowl championship with a parade through the streets of Boston on Wednesday. Despite cold temperatures and piles of snow left over from last week's blizzard, fans lined the streets for the parade, which finally got underway around 11:30 am ET, beginning at Prudential Tower on Boylston Street...

Extra Points: Butler proves to be the best backup

By The Sports Network, 2 years 3 months ago
Glendale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - No legacy really needed to be stamped for the greatest coach/quarterback duo in NFL history but for all the naysayers who wanted validation, it was a little known cornerback from the University of West Alabama who affirmed it all. Malcolm Butler's interception at the goal line in the waning seconds preserved New England's 28-24 win over Seattle in Super...