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  1. Ten Pats we're looking forward to seeing

    Jamie Collins, Jimmy Garoppolo and Dominique Easley are three of the 10 New England Patriots Mike Reiss is most looking forward to seeing once training camp opens next Thursday. Check out this photo gallery for the others and for why they pique Mike'...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  2. Status check on Patriots' sophomores

    Mike Reiss

    (Editor's note: With Mike Reiss on vacation, he filed a "status check" on the Patriots' seven draft picks from 2013 -- plus four -- to run in place of the regular quick-hit thoughts feature.) LB Jamie Collins (2nd round, 52nd overall) -- After bei...

    Blog | July 13, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Cleaning out Patriots' OTA notebook

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Cleaning out the notebook from the Patriots' ninth organized team activity: 1. High praise for second-year linebacker Jamie Collins from Dont'a Hightower: "I feel like he's blossomed a lot sooner than anybody [thought]. I feel ...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  5. A few leftover pieces of Patriots mail

    Mike Reiss

    A few leftover pieces of mail from the weekly Patriots mailbag: CJ (New York): Hi Mike, is it possible that we're heaping too high of expectations on Jamie Collins? I liked what I saw from him at the end of the season, and we know the emphasis the...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  6. Jamie Collins eyed as breakout performer

    Mike Reiss

    When the Patriots selected linebacker Jamie Collins in the second round of the 2013 NFL draft, he was viewed by many as a raw prospect with great upside and athleticism. One year later, the expectations for Collins are changing. NFL ...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  7. Leftovers from weekly Pats chat

    Mike Reiss

    A few leftovers from our weekly New England Patriots chat: Evan (NJ): Hi Mike, in the AFC Championship Game last year, our pass rush was nearly nonexistent. I think we definitely need to sign a strong pass rusher to give Chandler Jones and Rob Nin...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  8. Leftover pieces of Patriots mail

    Mike Reiss

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- A few leftover pieces of mail from the weekly New England Patriots mailbag: Darryl Williams in Baltimore, Md., writes: Hey Mike, what would you predict the Patriots do about safety Adrian Wilson as far as a spot on the roster? I t...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  9. Bonds won't fade for Brandon Spikes

    Mike Reiss

    The bonds between players often remain strong -- even with they are no longer teammates, and one such example is with linebacker Brandon Spikes. After signing a one-year deal with the Buffalo Bills on Friday, Spikes spent Sunday with his former Ne...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  10. Free-agent fit: Linebacker

    Mike Reiss

    Eighth installment in a multipart series on free-agent fits at various positions leading into the start of free agency March 11. Position: Inside/middle linebacker (off the line) Players under contract for 2014: Jamie Collins, Dont'a Hightower,...

    Blog | March 09, 2014
  11. '13 to '14: Comparing Jamie Collins

    Mike Reiss

    When Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff touched on scouting at the NFL combine, he noted the value of experience. Specifically, Dimitroff spoke about how a veteran scout can effectively compare a prospect to a pool of past players who h...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  12. Jamie Collins wowed at combine

    Mike Reiss

    When the on-field drills begin at the combine this Saturday, it's inevitable that at least one player will rise in prominence due to a standout effort. Recent prospects that fit this mold include current Chiefs nose tackle Dontari Poe and, yes, Pa...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  13. Weekly Patriots mail is delivered

    Mike Reiss

    Every Tuesday on, questions from New England Patriots followers are answered as part of a weekly mailbag. Today's mailbag has been posted and includes some of the following topics: 1. Receiver Julian Edelman and his free-agent forec...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Bruschi on Tap: New England Patriots accepting defeat and moving ...

    Tedy Bruschi

    After a valiant run, the Patriots can pick up the pieces and move on.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2014
  16. Double Coverage: Patriots at Broncos

    Jeff Legwold and Mike Reiss

    And then there were two -- two teams that know most of what there is to know about each other, two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks who add to their legacies with every pass, all with a Super Bowl trip on the line. The Denver Broncos and New Engla...

    Blog | January 17, 2014