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  1. Patriots fourth-quarter review: Pick stunt gives Patriots problem...

    Mike Reiss

    Picked-up pieces from fourth-quarter review of the Patriots' 17-16 win over the Jets: 1. Something we missed on Tom Brady's interception when it happened (7:26) was how the Jets effectively pick-stunted, with linebacker Demario Davis rushing direc...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  2. Patriots have three defenders in for tryouts

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots had defensive end Cam Henderson (South Florida), defensive tackle Antonio Johnson (Mississippi State) and defensive end/outside linebacker Rufus Johnson (Tarleton State) in for free-agent tryouts Friday. ...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  3. Run defense eyes second straight bounceback

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Bill Belichick's weekly plays of the week were split up into two parts this week, with special teams highlighted earlier and then offense and defense showcased in their own segment. Run defense, specifically linebacker Dont'a Hig...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  4. Tedy Bruschi's Patriots chat recap

    Mike Reiss

    Every day after the New England Patriots play a game, ESPN NFL analyst Tedy Bruschi hosts a chat. Today's chat kicked off at 12 p.m. ET, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics: 1. Where Jerod Mayo fits in the linebacker co...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  5. Akeem Ayers has turned out to be a steal

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Since being acquired by the New England Patriots in a trade with the Tennessee Titans on Oct. 22, defensive end/linebacker Akeem Ayers has played 327 of a possible 418 defensive snaps (78.2 percent). His stat line: 13 tackles,...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  6. Patriots football journey: Jonathan Casillas

    Mike Reiss

    SAN DIEGO -- One thing that stands out when speaking with New England Patriots linebacker Jonathan Casillas is his appreciation for football. He wasn't highly recruited coming out of New Brunswick (N.J.) High School, and later entered the NFL as a...

    Blog | December 06, 2014
  7. Casey Walker joins practice squad

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- As was the hope when they released him off their 53-man roster Thursday, the New England have signed defensive tackle Casey Walker to their practice squad Saturday. To make room for Walker, the Patriots released linebacker Ja'Gar...

    Blog | November 22, 2014
  8. New England Patriots' secondary ranks among their best

    Mike Reiss

    This season's Patriots secondary ranks among Bill Belichick's very best.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2014
  9. Akeem Ayers fined for kicking opponent

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots linebacker Akeem Ayers was fined $8,267 for unnecessary roughness in last Sunday's win over the Chicago Bears. Specifically, Ayers was fined for kicking an opponent. The play came late in the second quarte...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  10. Deontae Skinner to Patriots' practice squad

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Rookie linebacker Deontae Skinner, who was waived Wednesday to make room on the 53-man roster for free-agent defensive tackle Alan Branch, was signed to the team's practice squad on Friday. To make room for Skinner, who had ap...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  11. Patriots waive rookie LB Deontae Skinner

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Rookie linebacker Deontae Skinner, an undrafted free agent who played more than expected on defense early this season, was waived by the New England Patriots on Wednesday. The open roster spot was created to accommodate the previ...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  12. Recapping Patriots 2015 draft picks

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- With the New England Patriots active in the trade market over the last week, acquiring linebackers Akeem Ayers and Jonathan Casillas, let's re-set their 2015 draft picks: 1. First round (assigned selection) 2. Second round (a...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  13. Patriots add LB depth, special-teams help in Jonathan Casillas

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots acquired special-teamer/linebacker Jonathan Casillas from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before Tuesday's trade deadline. The Patriots shipped their fifth-round draft choice to Tampa Bay in exchange for Casi...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  14. Will Pats make move at trade deadline?

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- In four of the last five years, the New England Patriots have acquired a player via trade during the regular season. Bill Belichick has already been busy this year, dealing with the Tennessee Titans for linebacker Akeem Ayers las...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  15. Pats' defensive snaps: Akeem Ayers' mark

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A look at snaps played by Patriots defenders in Sunday's 51-23 win over the Bears (includes penalties and 2-point conversions): LINEBACKER Dont'a Hightower -- 70 of 70 Jamie Collins -- 53 of 70 Akeem Ayers -- 32 of 70 Deon...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  16. Resetting Patriots practice squad

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots filled the final two spots on their practice squad Friday by re-signing linebacker Ja'Gared Davis and also signing rookie receiver Jonathan Krause. Davis was waived Thursday so the Patriots could make ...

    Blog | October 24, 2014