Final draft list and grades – New England Patriots

Picks: No. 60: DB Cyrus Jones, Alabama No. 78: OT Joe Thuney, N.C. State No. 91: QB Jacoby Brissett, N.C. State No. 96: DT Vincent Valentine, Nebraska No. 112: WR Malcolm Mitchell,... [Click headline for full story]
Via AFC East Daily
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Brissett Perfect Fit For Patriots' Conceptual Offensive Scheme

"The staple of the Erhardt-Perkins offense is employing a quarterback whose best attribute is intelligence.  Brady has shown that you don't have to be an elite athlete to make the offense work, you just have to know the offense inside and out, know where everybody is on both sides of the line of scrimmage and to be able to deliver precision strikes in the intermediate passing game...
Via Foxborough Free Press
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Patriots “That Guy” 2016 Draft Review

Predicting New England’s draft picks provides more setbacks than predicting spring weather (Hello there, 70 degrees! Nice to see you, sleet!). However, forecasting what types of players they usually pick has gotten easier. In our previous, pre-draft “That Guy” piece, we touched on several different kinds of athletes the Patriots tend to bring into the fold. They remained true...
Via Boston Sports Media Watch
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Declining G Jonathan Cooper’s Fifth-Year Option

The New England Patriots are declining to pick up G Jonathan Cooper‘s fifth-year option on Monday, according to Ian Rapoport. The fifth-year option would have run the Patriots $11.9 million in 2017, but was guaranteed only for injury and wouldn’t have prevented them from working on a long-term extension over the next year. Cooper, 26, is a former first-round pick of the Cardinals...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Patriots Waive CB Rashaan Melvin & LB James Vaughters

The New England Patriots placed CB Rashaan Melvin and LB James Vaughters on waivers Monday, according to Mike Reiss. Melvin, 26, originally signed on with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent out of Northern Illinois back in 2013. He later caught on with the Dolphins for a brief period of time before being signed off of Miami’s practice squad by the Ravens. The Patriots claimed Melvin...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots’ draft picks broken down

Without a first round draft pick because of the Deflategate BS, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots had to work a little magic with the Patriots’ draft picks. Roger Goodell refused to be a team player and Belichick’s team is without Tom Brady for the first four games of the season. With that said, the New England Patriots will be in good hands with Jimmy G. Still,...
Via cover32
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Patriots start Day 3 with Georgia receiver Malcolm Mitchell

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots have started off what could be a big day at the NFL draft by taking Georgia receiver Malcolm Mitchell. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Mitchell also returned punts for the Bulldogs. The Patriots have eight picks on the third day of the NFL draft, including five in the sixth round. Player personnel boss Nick Caserio said on Friday night...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots take QB Jacoby Brissett 91st overall.

In one of the more shocking moves of day two, New England used the 91st overall selection to draft quarterback Jacoby Brissett out of North Carolina State. Brissett was the fourth quarterback taken in the draft. As a college senior he had a career high of 2,662 passing yards, with 20 touchdowns, and six interceptions. He rushed for 370 yards and six touchdowns on 139 carries Jacoby...
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New England pick 60 in draft: Cyrus Jones

Having no picks on day one thanks to Deflategate, New England’s first pick in the 2016 NFL Draft came on day two. The Patriots decided to fill what might be their biggest need by drafting Alabama cornerback Cyrus Jones with the 60th overall selection. Jones is a 5-foot-10, 197-pound cornerback, making him a bit undersized for covering bigger receivers on the outside. He is likely...
Via cover32
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Web roundup: New England Patriots

Valentine adds beef to Patriots DL The Patriots seem to be dividing their defensive linemen into two somewhat distinct classes: the athletic defensive ends and the massive run-stuffing tackles ... Faulk sports Brady jersey during Patriots pick as Vincent looks on FOXBORO -- For a moment, retired Patriots running back Kevin Faulk stole the show as he announced one of New...
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Patriots have eight picks on final day of NFL draft

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots have eight picks on the third day of the NFL draft, including five in the sixth round. Player personnel boss Nick Caserio says the team might not even have space on the roster for all the selections. Having lost their first-round pick as part of their ''Deflategate'' punishment, the Patriots picked up four players on the draft's...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady, NFLPA add Bush v. Gore lawyer to ongoing Deflategate battle

Just like Rocky Balboa in his street fight against Tommy Gunn in “Rocky V,” Tom Brady “didn’t hear no bell.” In fact, it sounds like the New England Patriots quarterback wants one more round. Brady and the NFL Players Association added a high-profile lawyer to their legal team Friday. Theodore B. Olson reportedly will serve as an additional counsel on the NFLPA’s...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Top five players in New England Patriots history

The New England Patriots are easily the best team in the NFL today, having played in six Super Bowls and winning four since 2000. They can almost take over the moniker as the new America’s Team, but many Dallas Cowboys’ fans would take offense to that. In their near-60 year history, the Patriots have fielded some pretty great players and a few are certainly going to be in the...
Via Campus Sports Net
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Patriots troll NFL over stripped draft pick on Instagram

The New England Patriots organization is not one to stand idle when they feel they’ve been wronged. The team was recently stripped of its first-round pick, 29th overall, in the draft, as part of the Deflategate penalties, so they decided to have some fun at the NFL’s expense. Since they won’t be picking on Thursday night (unless they trade up, which, given their history, is...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots make statement with Instagram post of Tom Brady

The New England Patriots don’t have a first-round draft pick Thursday night, but they do have social media. And they used it to take a clear jab at the league right when the 2016 NFL Draft started. It’s been a trying week for the Patriots, whose star quarterback, Tom Brady, had his four-game Deflategate suspension reinstated by the U.S. Court of Appeals on Monday. And that same...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots take blatant Instagram jab at NFL just as draft kicks off

The first round of the NFL Draft will feature just 31 picks on Thursday night. The reason for that is because the New England Patriots were forced for forfeit their first round as a result of Deflategate. Needless to say, the Patriots haven't forgotten about that fact, and they made that evident on Instagram as the draft kicked off. While other teams were tweeting and posting about...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Goodell: Deflategate fallout wasn't about actual violation

Roger Goodell is moving on — or so he hopes. The NFL commissioner is doing an unofficial victory lap after the U.S. Court of Appeals earlier this week ruled to reinstate New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his alleged role in Deflategate. Goodell found a soft spot to land Thursday morning ahead of the first round of the NFL Draft, speaking...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Patriots 2016 Draft Preview Review

Today we present our concise draft coverage review while marveling at how many NFL owners and general managers refused to pay attention during high school physics class. Patriots “That Guy” 2016 Senior Bowl Edition – It all began on February 1 with our first “That Guy” column of the year, reviewing players we noticed during the Senior Bowl and other college all-star games...
Via Boston Sports Media Watch
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Day 1 Draft Nightmares for the New England Patriots

Tomorrow night, New England Patriots fans will be forced to watch the picks slide by, as high-level talent gets taken in a first round free of Bill Belichick’s razor-sharp gaze. But just because New England has been stripped of their first pick doesn’t mean the first round is inconsequential for the Patriots. Teams the league over will be acquiring young talent which they hope...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Fenway Park bar wants Roger Goodell banned in Boston (pic)

It’s hardly a surprise that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell generally has been considered a persona non grata in Boston ever since he played an obviously integral role in levying a four-game suspension on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for his purported role in Deflategate. But now that Brady’s original suspension has been reinstated by the U.S. Appeals Court in a...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: ‘Several’ NFL owners want Tom Brady’s suspension reduced

As the entire Deflategate battle continues in the courts following Monday’s ruling to reinstate Tom Brady’s four-game suspension, the NFL office could be facing a battle on a different front. Two owners reportedly told Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole on Tuesday that the four-game suspension handed out to Brady is “too harsh.” Those unnamed owners also concluded that several...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski has a flawless Tinder strategy

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski seems to be loved by just about anyone. So, should we really be surprised by the fact that Gronkowski can slay the Tinder game? Of course not. During a recent article in ESPN the Magazine, Gronkowski provided some friendly advice for the common man that will allow you to pick up chicks on Tinder just like an NFL star. Okay, you may...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots should sign Arian Foster

It is late April, and, somehow, former All-Pro running back Arian Foster is still on the free agent market. It is late April, and, also, the New England Patriots still have a lackluster backfield. In recent years, Patriots head coach/de facto general manager Bill Belichick has shown a reluctance to spend big at the running back position, making due with castoffs such as LeGarrette...
Via EndZoneScore
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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