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  1. Jamie Collins and the second-year leap

    Field Yates

    New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick has long maintained that the offseason between a player's rookie and sophomore season is among the most critical of his career. We've seen Patriots make major strides from Year 1 to Year 2 of late, includ...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  2. Pats improve in Kiper regrade

    Field Yates

    One of our first instincts following the NFL draft is to assess how teams fared in the process. Following last year's draft, ESPN NFL draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. graded the Patriots' class as a C+, noting at the time: "I don't see a starter out of...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  3. 2013 NFL playoffs -- New England Patriots place Brandon Spikes on...

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    New England Patriots starting linebacker Brandon Spikes has been placed on season-ending injured reserve, the team announced on Monday afternoon.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2014
  4. Revisiting draft-day trade with Vikings

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    When news came that Vikings rookie wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson had been named to the Pro Bowl, it generated feedback on Twitter. The common refrain was that the Patriots, who had the 29th pick in the draft, would've been well served to select...

    Blog | January 04, 2014
  5. Quick-hit thoughts after first quarter

    Field Yates

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- After 15 minutes of play, the New England Patriots lead the New York Jets 14-7. Passing along quick-hit notes and observations from the first quarter. 1. Gronk watch. The Patriots didn't wait long to utilize tight end Rob ...

    Blog | October 20, 2013
  6. Leftover thoughts from Week 2

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    After spending Friday in Bristol, Conn., at ESPN headquarters for duties on "NFL Insiders," I wanted to pass along just a few leftover thoughts from the Patriots' Week 2 win over the Jets on Thursday night. 1. Cannon's new role. For the second str...

    Blog | September 14, 2013
  7. Patriots eligible for practice squad

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    Later today, the New England Patriots will finalize the first iteration of their 53-man roster. But the player puzzle doesn't end there, as the team will begin constructing its practice squad, which can be up to eight players, on Sunday. It would ...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  8. Quick-hit thoughts after first quarter

    Field Yates

    After 15 minutes of play, the Patriots trail the Lions 3-0. Passing along some quick-hit notes and observations from the first quarter. 1. Opening drive halted by Sudfeld fumble. The Patriots offense was navigating down the field on their opening ...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  9. Collins draws notice from Ninkovich

    Field Yates

    PHILADELPHIA -- One of the intriguing new defensive players for the Patriots entering the 2013 season is top draft choice Jamie Collins, a hybrid player in college who might be asked to adopt a similar role in the pros. During his productive career a...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  10. Collins embraces his versatility

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    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots have long sought players with positional versatility, and if the first two days of training camp are any indication, top draft choice Jamie Collins is the type of player that fits that mold. The 23-year-old met w...

    Blog | July 27, 2013
  11. Eight in the Box: AFC East camp issues

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    What are the three key camp issues facing each AFC East team? BUFFALO BILLS Offense: Relying on rookies early The Bills pressed reset this offseason with a franchise overhaul that included a new quarterback in rookie EJ Manuel. But he's not th...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  12. Follow-up thoughts: Jeff Tarpinian

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    The Patriots have made substantial investments in their linebacking corps over recent seasons, as Dont'a Hightower was a first round pick in 2012, Jamie Collins the team's top draft choice in 2013 and Jerod Mayo the recipient of a five-year extension...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  13. Scouting report: Jamie Collins

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    We were able to get our hands on some game film on the Patriots' draft picks, and we'll plan to unveil scouting reports on the picks throughout the course of the week. These scouting reports help us to project how each pick will fit into the Patriots...

    Blog | May 06, 2013