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  1. Source: Pats work out five players

    Field Yates

    The Patriots worked out five players on Monday, including former tight end Jake Ballard and defensive end Justin Francis, who were both released by the team near the conclusion of training camp, according to a league source. Ballard, however, who ...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  2. Patriots announce 13 cuts

    Mike Reiss

    The New England Patriots announced Saturday that the following 13 players have been released: DE Jermaine Cunningham LB Ja'Gared Davis S Kannoris Davis DL Marcus Forston DE Justin Francis CB Justin Green OL Chris McDonald P Zoltan Mesko DB...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  3. Sharing some midday cut-down thoughts

    Mike Reiss

    Sharing non-Tim Tebow-based thoughts on some of the Patriots' roster moves today: 1a. The change at punter, with Zoltan Mesko out and rookie Ryan Allen in, has many layers. Both showed this preseason that they are deserving of punting in the NFL t...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  4. DE Justin Francis among Pats cuts

    Field Yates

    The Patriots have released defensive end Justin Francis, linebacker Ja'Gared Davis and defensive back Kanorris Davis, according to a league source. The news on Francis comes as a surprise, as he had developed into a rotational defensive end last s...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  5. Source: DE Cunningham to be cut

    Mike Reiss

    The Patriots informed defensive end Jermaine Cunningham that he will be released, a source confirms. Cunningham has been hurt for most of the preseason and didn't play in a game. The move is considered a minor surprise, and also reflects some of t...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  6. Source: DE Benard informed of Pats release

    Mike Reiss

    The Patriots have informed defensive end Marcus Benard that he has been released, a source confirms. This is a mild surprise as Benard had been playing a top backup role, while also coming onto the field in sub situations as an interior rusher. ...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  7. Bolden, Ebner, Francis, Cunningham absent

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Four players were not spotted in New England Patriots pregame warm-ups: RB Brandon Bolden S Nate Ebner DE Justin Francis DE Jermaine Cunningham While many of the starters aren't expected to play tonight, quarterback Tom ...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  8. Patriots not expected to play in finale

    Field Yates

    The Patriots wrap up their preseason tonight with a game against the New York Giants, their final tune-up in advance of the regular-season opener next Sunday in Buffalo against the Bills. It's not uncommon to see teams sit all or most of their sta...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  9. Patriots not spotted in warm-ups

    Mike Reiss

    DETROIT -- The Patriots have 84 players on their current roster, but a number of them won't be in action tonight when the team takes on the Detroit Lions in their third preseason game. The following Patriots were not spotted during warm-ups, a si...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  10. Patriots not expected to play

    Field Yates

    Tonight marks the third preseason game for the Patriots, which almost always represents the closest thing to regular-season action, as teams typically play their starters for substantially longer than other preseason games. It would come as no sur...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  11. Polian: DE Jones a pivotal Patriot

    Field Yates

    Bill Belichick has often spoken about players making marked improvement from their first to second seasons in the NFL, something Chandler Jones has the opportunity to do in 2013. Jones, the team's top pick in 2012, started his rookie campaign stro...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  12. Cannon, Dowling remain limited

    Field Yates

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Offensive lineman Marcus Cannon, cornerback Ras-I Dowling and defensive end Justin Francis were among those Patriots limited at practice on Tuesday, as they worked with a member of the team's strength and conditioning staff on a ...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  13. W2W4: Five things we'll be focused on

    Mike Reiss

    PHILADELPHIA -- The New England Patriots open the preseason against the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday night at Lincoln Financial Field (7:30 p.m. ET). Here are some of the main areas of interest: 1. Dobson and young receivers. Through the early st...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  14. Jones, Hightower lead strong 2012 class

    Field Yates

    While there has been no shortage of instant impact rookies in the NFL in recent seasons, there are others who take time to transition into the pro game from the college level. To that point, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has said in ...

    Blog | May 25, 2013
  15. Defensive ends & Patriots draft

    Field Yates

    We continue our position-by-position look at the Patriots as they head into the draft with an examination of the defensive ends. Current personnel: Chandler Jones, Rob Ninkovich, Jermaine Cunningham, Justin Francis, Jake Bequette, Armond Armstead...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  16. Positional review: Defensive end

    Field Yates

    Moving along with our positional review, we'll examine a spot that the Patriots had good depth at in 2012, defensive end. 2012 Final Depth Chart: Rob Ninkovich, Chandler Jones, Justin Francis, Trevor Scott, Jermaine Cunningham, Jake Bequette Ke...

    Blog | January 29, 2013