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  1. Ups & downs for the Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    DENVER -- A look at who's "up" and who's "down" for the New England Patriots in their 26-16 loss to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game: Up Ryan Allen -- Rookie punter played through a shoulder injury and delivered a couple of booming...

    Blog | January 19, 2014
  2. No roster moves for Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    DENVER -- The 4 p.m. ET deadline for NFL teams to make roster moves for Sunday's conference championship games has passed, and the Patriots didn't have any transactions. That leaves rookie Ryan Allen is the lone punter on the roster. As reported e...

    Blog | January 18, 2014
  3. Source: Patriots hopeful on Allen

    Mike Reiss

    The New England Patriots believe there is a possibility that injured punter Ryan Allen will be able to play in Sunday's AFC Championship Game, depending on how his shoulder responds to aggressive treatment over the course of the week, according to so...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  4. Football journey: Ryan Allen

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When rookie punter Ryan Allen went undrafted and signed a free-agent contract with the Patriots on May 3, he was a longshot to stick. The Patriots had incumbent Zoltan Mesko, and while Allen was a two-time Ray Guy Award winner...

    Blog | December 28, 2013
  5. Tedy's take: Rule proposal for specialists

    Mike Reiss

    One of the hot NFL topics in recent days centers on the blindside hit that Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber took from the Pittsburgh Steelers' Terence Garvin. Huber suffered a broken jaw and cracked vertebrae, injuries that ended his season. ESP...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  6. A week to revisit Mesko vs. Allen

    Mike Reiss

    At the end of the preseason, the New England Patriots made the tough decision to go with rookie punter Ryan Allen over incumbent Zoltan Mesko. This is a timely week to revisit the move, as Mesko -- one of the most likeable Patriots players in rece...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  7. Ups and downs for the Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    CINCINNATI -- At an initial glance, a look at players who were "up" in the New England Patriots' 13-6 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, and those at the opposite end of the spectrum: Up Ryan Allen -- Rookie punter had his best game of the season, p...

    Blog | October 06, 2013
  8. Punter Mesko signs with Steelers

    Mike Reiss

    Former Patriots punter Zoltan Mesko, who was waived by the team at Saturday's final cutdown in favor of rookie Ryan Allen, has signed with the Steelers, the team announced. The Steelers released punter Drew Butler to make room for Mesko. It loo...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Zoltan Mesko statement on release

    Mike Reiss

    Punter Zoltan Mesko posted the following statement to his Facebook page: "First and foremost, I want to thank the New England Patriots for everything they have done for me. I have nothing but love in my heart as I depart this great organization. Mr....

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  11. Cleaning things up on punters

    Mike Reiss

    On Friday, in sharing some leftover thoughts on the Patriots' loss to the Lions, the competition at punter between Zoltan Mesko and Ryan Allen was noted. The official game stats had Mesko with four punts for 195 yards, with an average of 48.8 and ...

    Blog | August 24, 2013
  12. Leftover thoughts from Pats' loss

    Mike Reiss

    DETROIT -- Some leftover thoughts and observations from the Patriots' 40-9 loss to the Lions: 1. It seemed like incumbent punter Zoltan Mesko had created some separation on rookie Ryan Allen leading into the game, and that was reinforced after the...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  13. Belichick: Punter a 'competitive situation'

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Through the first stretch of training camp, the one-on-one competition at punter between incumbent Zoltan Mesko and rookie Ryan Allen has been notable. While teams sometimes sign a young kicker or punter as a "camp leg" to red...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  14. Zolioke set for Saturday night

    Mike Reiss

    Patriots punter Zoltan Mesko, who was honored as the team's Ron Burton Community Service Award winner in 2012, is hosting his annual Zolioke event on Saturday in Boston. Location: Royale Boston (279 Tremont Street) Time: 7-10 p.m. Tickets: Click...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  15. Mesko: Competition keeps us on toes

    Mike Reiss

    Patriots punter Zoltan Mesko was a guest on 98.5 The Sports Hub's "Toucher and Rich" program on Wednesday morning, promoting the upcoming Zolioke event. One of the topics that Mesko discussed was facing competition for the first time in his four-y...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  16. Catching up with Zoltan Mesko

    Mike Reiss

    ATTLEBORO, Mass. -- Patriots punter Zoltan Mesko, who enters his third NFL season in 2012, read to fourth-grade students at the Hill-Roberts Elementary School this morning. The appearance through the Patriots' "Celebrate Volunteerism" campaign pro...

    Blog | March 09, 2012