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  1. Making millions in the AFC East

    Tim Graham

    Sports labor squabbles often are described as billionaires arguing with millionaires over money. While that's a catchy rhyme that sums up fan frustration, the phrase is not entirely true. Inspired by a blog entry from the minister of all things...

    Blog | March 04, 2011
  2. AFC East moves: Neal retires, Gholston cut

    Tim Graham

    One of the NFL's more remarkable careers has come to an end. New England Patriots right guard Stephen Neal announced his retirement after 10 seasons. Neal didn't play a down of college football. He was a wrestler at Cal State-Bakersfield and si...

    Blog | March 02, 2011
  3. Report: Patriots, Kaczur headed for split

    Tim Graham

    The New England Patriots appear on the verge of lopping offensive lineman Nick Kaczur from the roster. KaczurBoston Herald reporter Ian R. Rapoport, citing an unnamed source, writes the Patriots have approached Kaczur about taking a pay cut, and K...

    Blog | February 27, 2011
  4. Video: Dan Connolly play of the year?

    Tim Graham

    Boston Globe columnist Bob Ryan explains his choice for the best play of the 2010 NFL season: New England Patriots guard Dan Connolly's 71-yard kickoff return against the Green Bay Packers in Week 15. Because of Connolly's return, AFC East blog re...

    Blog | February 07, 2011
  5. John Madden names Patriots top O-line

    Tim Graham

    The New England Patriots already had the NFL's best quarterback, best offensive player and best coach for 2010. Now they have the best offensive line, too. John Madden -- the actual guy, not the video game -- announced the Patriots won the 2010...

    Blog | February 03, 2011
  6. AFC East High Energy Player of the Week

    Tim Graham

    A look at a player who gave his team a significant boost in Week 17. left it up to each blogger to interpret how he wanted to handle the weekly High Energy award. Some simply treated it like a player of the week award. I chose to honor...

    Blog | January 04, 2011
  7. Vote for Week 16's High Energy player

    Tim Graham

    This week's pick for High Energy performer should be simple. One AFC East team won in Week 16. That should narrow the field considerably. The New England Patriots beat the Buffalo Bills 34-3 in Ralph Wilson Stadium. Let's take a look at those c...

    Blog | December 27, 2010
  8. Halftime thoughts from Patriots at Bills

    Tim Graham

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Some halftime thoughts from Ralph Wilson Stadium, where the New England Patriots lead the Buffalo Bills 24-3: New England has 163 rushing yards. BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Danny Woodhead each have at least 66 yards already. ...

    Blog | December 26, 2010
  9. Seasons greetings from Orchard Park, N.Y.

    Tim Graham

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Cold, gray and windy is the forecast for Sunday's matchup between the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills here at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Temperature at kickoff will be about 23 degrees, but it will feel like 9 degrees, with...

    Blog | December 26, 2010
  10. Aaron Hernandez among Patriots scratches

    Tim Graham

    The New England Patriots will be shorthanded Sunday in Ralph Wilson Stadium. On Christmas night they announced six players wouldn't dress against the Buffalo Bills because of injuries. Most notable is rookie tight end Aaron Hernandez, who is ba...

    Blog | December 26, 2010
  11. Video: Patriots at Bills predictions

    Tim Graham

    ESPN analysts Marcellus Wiley and Mark Schlereth preview Sunday's game between the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills in Ralph Wilson Stadium. Both predict the Patriots will extend their win streak over the Bills to an outrageous 15 games....

    Blog | December 24, 2010
  12. AFC East High Energy Player of the Week

    Tim Graham

    A look at a player who gave his team a significant boost in Week 15. Dan Connolly's 71-yard kickoff return was captivating. He's a 313-pound New England Patriots offensive lineman who was supposed to block for Brandon Tate. Instead, the Green B...

    Blog | December 21, 2010
  13. Caption this: Whoa, there, big fella

    Tim Graham

    It's not often you see a 313-pound man in a No. Sixtysomething jersey barreling 40, 50, 60 yards and more toward the end zone. Yet that's what transpired Sunday night in one of the more memorable plays of the season. New England Patriots guard ...

    Blog | December 20, 2010
  14. Patriots rule out four players, including Neal

    Tim Graham

    New England Patriots offensive lineman Dan Connolly wasn't out of the starting lineup very long. Connolly was pried from his left guard position last week because two-time Pro Bowler Logan Mankins ended his contract standoff. But Connolly likely w...

    Blog | November 13, 2010
  15. Patriots activate Mankins, cut Wheatley

    Tim Graham

    The New England Patriots apparently liked what they saw out of Logan Mankins, estranged from the organization until signing his tender and reporting for work Tuesday. The Patriots activated Mankins on Saturday and dumped cornerback Terrence Wheatl...

    Blog | November 06, 2010
  16. Connolly stepped up in Mankins' absence

    Tim Graham

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots running backs coach Ivan Fears was asked for a reaction to left guard Logan Mankins' return to the team. "Are you kidding?" Fears said with laugh. "The guys are jumping for joy." You can't blame New Eng...

    Blog | November 03, 2010