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  1. 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
  2. Aqib Talib gearing up to face Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Cornerback Aqib Talib was one of the more colorful players to come through the New England Patriots in recent years, and he returns to town Sunday as a member of the Denver Broncos. His thoughts on the Broncos-Patriots matchup...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  3. Ups and downs for the Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- At an initial glance, and without the benefit of film review, a look at which Patriots players are "up" and which are "down" from Monday night's loss to the Chiefs: Up Brandon LaFell -- Five-year veteran makes the most of ...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  4. Chandler Jones earns AFC defensive honor

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week after turning in one of the best games in his three-year career on Sunday against the Vikings. Jones finished with eight tackles and ...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  5. Patriots inform Boyce, others of release

    Mike Reiss

    The New England Patriots informed second-year wide receiver Josh Boyce that he will be waived by Saturday's 4 p.m. ET deadline, as the team has started the process of trimming its roster from 75 to 53 players. Boyce, a high fourth-round draft choi...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  6. Snapshot: 2014 Patriots media guide cover

    Mike Reiss

    The Patriots' 2014 media guide was released this week, and the cover is a change-up from last year in that it doesn't feature any players. The new Patriots' logo that was used in the end zones last year is in the middle of the blue cover. The medi...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  7. Leftover pieces of Patriots mail

    Mike Reiss

    A few leftover pieces of mail from the weekly Patriots mailbag: Brandon (Massachusetts): Hi Mike, how many players per position have the Patriots traditionally kept for the 53-man roster? I know it changes every year but what is the average? Br...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  8. Patriots release rookie LB Morris

    Mike Reiss

    Undrafted rookie linebacker James Morris, who was signed by the New England Patriots on Friday, has been released by the club Tuesday. The Patriots' roster now has 88 players, two shy of the NFL's 90-man limit. Morris, 22, was a three-year star...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  9. Sizing up rookie RB James White

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- One of the things the New England Patriots have proved over the years is that smaller players can measure up in a big way. Receiver Wes Welker and running backs Kevin Faulk and Danny Woodhead are a few who immediately come to min...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  10. Ty Law to be inducted into Patriots Hall

    Mike Reiss

    After a monthlong fan vote to determine this year's inductee to the Patriots Hall of Fame, cornerback Ty Law is the winner. This was Law's first year of eligibility. "Ty Law was one of the greatest players in franchise history and one of the premi...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  11. Patriots quick hits around the Web

    Mike Reiss

    Some Patriots quick hits around the Web: Duron Harmon a second-year player to watch. Safety Duron Harmon, a 2013 third-round draft choice, draws notice from colleague Field Yates as one of several second-year players around the NFL in position to...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  12. Offensive line by contract length

    Mike Reiss

    With the Patriots picking up the fifth-year option on left tackle Nate Solder's contract, which was expected, let's take a look at the team's offensive line through the lens of when each top player's contract expires: Left tackle Solder (2015) ...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  13. Second-year Patriots in spotlight

    Mike Reiss

    Gil Brandt's piece on highlighting Aaron Dobson among second-year players in the NFL he projects will make a big jump got us thinking about the rest of the Patriots' sophomore class. In the best-case scenario for the Patriots, here's a sna...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  14. Stephon Tuitt checks in from Foxboro

    Mike Reiss

    When the New England Patriots bring a prospect to town for one of their 30 in-house visits, it sparks us to look a bit closer at the player. As has been dissected over the years, an in-house visit could mean many things -- a medical re-check, a ch...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  15. Where Patriots rank in dead money

    Mike Reiss

    The New England Patriots pride themselves on sound salary-cap management, and part of that is not having too much dead money to account for with players no longer on their roster. This year's dead money total is higher than the norm, mainly because o...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  16. New England Patriots Mailbag -- Opinions differ on offseason appr...

    Mike Reiss

    Mailbaggers disagree on what the Pats should accomplish this offseason.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2014