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  1. Potential roadblocks for Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick often makes the point that the NFL is a "week-to-week" league. As much as things can look good one week (e.g. following a 43-21 win over the Broncos), they can look pretty bad another wee...

    Blog | November 07, 2014
  2. Patriots-Bills Week 6 game moves to Fox

    Mike Reiss

    The NFL announced on Sunday that the Oct. 12 game between the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills will now be broadcast on Fox, as part of the league's flexible scheduling. The kickoff remains at 1 p.m. ET. From the NFL news release: The NFL us...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  3. Wilfork: Patriots expecting more zone runs

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - New England Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork knows what to expect on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. After all, this is just Football 101-type stuff. "I'm pretty sure after watching last week, copycat league, we'l...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  4. Brandon Browner surprised by flags

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- "And now, we'll cut away from today's game so we can return to our regularly scheduled programming." This is what New England Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner, whose physical style of play could be curbed with the league's ...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  5. Armond Armstead of New England Patriots retires

    Mike Reiss

    New England Patriots defensive lineman Armond Armstead, a highly touted prospect who signed with the team in 2013 after an all-star season in the Canadian Football League, has announced his retirement.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2014
  6. Picked-up Patriots pieces around Web

    Mike Reiss

    A few picked-up pieces with a New England Patriots twist from around the Web: Rookies travel to NFL's symposium. The league's annual rookie symposium takes place this week in Ohio. The NFC rookies have been in Ohio since the start of the week and ...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  7. Highlighting Patriots & local ties in CFL

    Mike Reiss

    Using Peter King's "Monday Morning Quarterback" column on the Canadian Football League as a springboard, we combed the rosters of the nine CFL teams to identify players with Patriots and New England college football ties: WR Chad Johnson -- Montre...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  8. Picked-up pieces around the Web

    Mike Reiss

    A few picked-up Patriots pieces from around the Web: 1. "What's the big deal?" NFL Insider Pat Kirwan writes an around-the-league column and it includes a few Patriots nuggets, such as "What's the big deal?" about second-round quarte...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  9. Patriots now in Phase 3 of offseason

    Mike Reiss

    New England Patriots players participating in the team's voluntary offseason program return to work Tuesday with the team entering "Phase 3" of the league-mandated rules. What is Phase 3? Here is the rundown: Organized team activities. Teams...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  10. Belichick addresses Mallett trade buzz

    Mike Reiss

    Part of the buzz surrounding the New England Patriots during the NFL draft was the possibility of trading backup quarterback Ryan Mallett, with the league-owned NFL Network pumping the storyline for multiple days, including after the draft. Bill B...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  11. Following up on NFL draft-day stories

    Mike Reiss

    A few follow-ups on NFL draft-day stories that were hot topics surrounding the New England Patriots, with one additional thought: 1. Ryan Mallett and a potential trade. The league-owned NFL Network pumped a possible trade of Mallett to the Texans ...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  12. Schedule announced Wednesday night

    Mike Reiss

    The NFL will announce the 2014 regular-season schedule for all teams at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, the league confirmed today. The New England Patriots' opponents are already determined -- home and away. Wednesday night will lock in the all-important...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  13. Matthew Slater: 'A lot to be excited about'

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater likes what he sees at this early stage of the 2014 league year, while at the same time acknowledging this is just the start of a long journey. "There's a lot to be exci...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  14. Rob Ninkovich on 'best corner in the league'

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Count defensive end Rob Ninkovich among those excited about the New England Patriots' signing of cornerback Darrelle Revis. "We got the best corner in the league coming in," he said. "That's always a good thing for a defensive...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  15. Extra points from Patriots chat

    Mike Reiss

    A few "extra points" from our weekly Patriots chat: Marc (Malden, MA): Vince Wilfork has been a great player and a great Patriot, but he's also a run-stopping NT in a league where run-stopping NTs just aren't a factor anymore. It's about defending...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  16. Quick-hit thoughts around NFL & Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    Quick-hit thoughts around the NFL and with the New England Patriots: 1. The Patriots were in their sub defense 67 percent of the time last season, which is right around the league average, and highlights in part the importance of a nickel pass-rus...

    Blog | February 23, 2014