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  1. Belichick: Mallett 'in the on-deck circle'

    James Walker

    One of the more intriguing moves over the weekend was the New England Patriots cutting backup quarterback Brian Hoyer. The team could have demoted Hoyer to third on the depth chart. But the reigning AFC champs felt so comfortable with second-year qua...

    Blog | September 02, 2012
  2. New England Patriots cut-down analysis

    James Walker

    Click here for a complete list of New England Patriots' roster moves. Most significant move: New England cut three veterans who were important pieces the past few seasons: wide receiver Deion Branch, center Dan Koppen and backup quarterback Brian ...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  3. Final AFC East preseason Stock Watch

    James Walker

    This is the final installment of our preseason version of "Stock Watch." This is a feature that will continue throughout the regular season. Here is a look at who's rising and falling: Falling 1. Miami Dolphins: It was an ugly preseason for ...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  4. Morning take: Dolphins' roster turnover

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Thursday in the AFC East: The Miami Dolphins could have significant roster turnover before the start of the regular season. Morning take: This is a roster lacking depth and talented playmakers. Teams must ...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  5. Fitz, Moore better than Sanchez, Tebow?

    James Walker

    Oh boy! That was my response when I saw Scouts Inc.'s 2012 NFL quarterback rankings. I expected New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was No. 2. So that was not a surprise. But there was plenty of room for debate with the remainder of AFC Eas...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  6. Poll: Backup QB for the Patriots

    James Walker

    New England Patriots second-year quarterback Ryan Mallett got a surprise start over Brian Hoyer on ESPN's "Monday Night Football." Patriots coach Bill Belichick decided to rest many of his key veterans, including starting quarterback Tom Brady. Bu...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  7. Observation deck: Eagles-Patriots

    James Walker

    The New England Patriots rested many of their key players against the Philadelphia Eagles on "Monday Night Football." The Eagles won the game, 27-17. Here are some notes and observations: Healthy scratches: Monday marked the second of three gam...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  8. Camp Confidential: New England Patriots

    James Walker

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- You would think there was a playoff game at Gillette Stadium this week. In front of a packed house, the New England Patriots hosted the New Orleans Saints for a pair of high-quality joint practices. Even famous musician Jon Bo...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  9. Notes from Patriots-Saints practice

    James Walker

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots completed their second joint practice against the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday. The AFC East blog was there to check out the action. Here are a few observations: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady wa...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  10. Would Patriots trade QB Brian Hoyer?

    James Walker

    The New England Patriots feel they are well-stocked at quarterback. Future Hall of Famer Tom Brady continues to play at an elite level while New England develops Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett behind the scenes. But New England coach Bill Belichick ...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  11. Likes, dislikes from Jets, Patriots minicamp

    James Walker

    The AFC East blog is wrapping up its two-stop minicamp tour in the Northeast with the New York Jets and New England Patriots. It was a fun week in which I was able to see both teams up close. But before we head back to our Miami headquarters, here...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  12. Notes from Patriots minicamp

    James Walker

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots began Day 2 of mandatory minicamp. The AFC East blog was there to take in all the action. Here are some notes and observations: It was a good day for the offense, which was what I expected. Quarter...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  13. Patriots: Backup QB plan

    James Walker

    Assessing the Patriots' backup QB situation if Tom Brady is injured and misses time. Brady gets kudos for a lot of things. But one area Brady doesn't get much credit for is his durability. Brady hasn't missed a start in the past decade, with the e...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  14. Poll Friday: Best backup QB?

    James Walker

    Earlier this week we ranked the top starting quarterbacks in the AFC East. But what about their backups? Backup quarterbacks are not thought about much until you really need them. An entire season can go completely down the drain if a team doesn't...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  15. Poll: Future top AFC East quarterback

    James Walker

    Earlier Wednesday, we wrote a column on the New England Patriots' likely future struggles without Tom Brady. The Hall of Fame quarterback is set to retire in a few years, which will bring the Patriots back to earth with the rest of the division. I...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  16. Patriots put second-round tender on Hoyer

    James Walker

    The New England Patriots secured their backup quarterback situation before the start of free agency.'s Mike Reiss reports New England placed a second-round tender on Brian Hoyer. He spent last season as the No. 2 quarterback behind sta...

    Blog | March 13, 2012