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  1. Patriots offseason wrap-up

    Mike Reiss

    .With free agency and the draft in the rearview mirror and training camp just a couple of months away, we assess the New England Patriots' offseason moves. Best move: Adapting to sudden change and landing cornerback Darrelle Revis when Denver swoo...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  2. Patriots pick James White in 4th

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The pick: James White, RB, Wisconsin (130th) My take: The Patriots lost LeGarrette Blount in free agency and figured to come out of this draft with at least one running back. A key consideration is that the top three running b...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  3. Saints GM: Will Smith can help Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    The Patriots hope they can squeeze at least one more season out of veteran defensive end Will Smith, and New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis thinks they have a good chance to do so. "I think Will has tread left on his tire -- no doubt...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  4. 1-year deal for DE Will Smith

    Mike Reiss

    The following is the contract signed by veteran defensive end Will Smith with the Patriots, per a source: Length: 1 year Total value: $920,000 Base salary: $855,000 Roster bonus: $50,000 (if on roster for first game of regular season) Offseaso...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  5. Analyzing Will Smith's signing with Pats

    Mike Reiss

    Thoughts on the Patriots' signing of veteran defensive end Will Smith, formerly of the Saints: Addresses area of need. We've had defensive end ranked No. 1 on the team's needs list and this now could alter the picture. The team has to feel good ab...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  6. Schefter: TE Dustin Keller visiting Pats

    Mike Reiss

    Free-agent tight end Dustin Keller, who missed last season with a serious knee injury sustained in the preseason, is visiting the Patriots today, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Keller, if healthy, would potentially fill the Patriots'...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  7. Patriots rank low in total acquisitions

    Mike Reiss

    The Patriots' activity when it comes to signing veteran free agents from other teams might best be defined as as a quality over quantity approach. Since free agency began March 11, the Patriots have added just four veteran free agents from other c...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  8. Patriots had visited with TE Owen Daniels

    Mike Reiss

    Prior to tight end Owen Daniels signing with the Baltimore Ravens last week, he took a free-agent visit to the New England Patriots. This information comes to us from ESPN.com NFL Nation Houston Texans reporter Tania Ganguli, who caught up with Da...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  9. Pondering Chris Johnson & Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    Each ESPN.com reporter covering an NFL team shared a thought on if their club might be interested in soon-to-be free-agent running back Chris Johnson, and here's what I wrote: "The Patriots have a need at the position after LeGarrette Blount signed ...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  10. Patriots rank low in cash spending

    Mike Reiss

    Prior to the start of free agency, the point was made that the New England Patriots are spending as much as almost any team in the NFL. Thus, the issue wasn't spending as much as it was getting more bang for their buck. As part of the piece, the f...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  11. Clayton: DE Will Smith visiting Pats

    Mike Reiss

    Free-agent defensive end Will Smith, formerly of the New Orleans Saints, is visiting the New England Patriots today, a source tells ESPN.com senior writer John Clayton. The 6-foot-3, 282-pound Smith has spent his entire career with the Saints (200...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  12. Sharing notes on RB Michael Bush

    Mike Reiss

    A few notes on free-agent running back Michael Bush, who is scheduled to visit the Patriots: Need is there. After LeGarrette Blount signed with the Steelers last Friday, the Patriots have a need at the position with just Stevan Ridley, Shane Veree...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  13. A closer look at Patriots' needs

    Mike Reiss

    Bill Belichick often says there are multiple layers to the team-building process, citing free agency, the draft and trades. One goal at this time of year is often to use free agency to bolster immediate "need" areas and fill out a roster so a team wo...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  14. Compromise means Wilfork can stay awhile

    Mike Reiss

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- It seems that it is becoming more and more rare for a player to start and finish his career with one team. After a sensitive stretch of two weeks in which defensive tackle Vince Wilfork's Patriots future hung in the balance, the P...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  15. Insider: Patriots get B-plus in free agency

    Mike Reiss

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- ESPN NFL Insider columnist Mike Sando, with the help of his Insider team, handed out grades to all 32 teams for their free-agent moves . The Patriots tied for the second-highest mark, a B-plus, along with the Cardinals and Broncos...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  16. New England Patriots Mailbag -- Thoughts on Vince Wilfork and mor...

    Mike Reiss

    Readers have questions about Vince Wilfork, DeSean Jackson and more.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2014