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  1. McCourty left with bitter taste

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty's impressive 2010 season included seven interceptions, two votes for defensive rookie of the year, fractured ribs, one Pro Bowl berth and a bad taste left in his mouth. He'd like to see a dif...

    Blog | February 15, 2011
  2. Tracking votes: McCourty's 2nd

    Mike Reiss

    Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty received two votes for Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year -- one from John Czarnecki of Fox Sports and one from Dave Goldberg of AOL Fanhouse. On Friday, Czarnecki shared his thoughts on voting for McC...

    Blog | February 12, 2011
  3. Tracking votes: Why McCourty?

    Mike Reiss

    When the Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year award went to Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh last Friday, it was a landslide. Suh received 48 of a possible 50 votes. The two other votes went to Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty. ...

    Blog | February 11, 2011
  4. McCourty second in rookie of year vote

    Mike Reiss

    DALLAS -- Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty finished second in Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year voting, behind Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh. Suh received 48 of a possible 50 votes. The other two went to McCourty. "He dese...

    Blog | February 04, 2011
  5. Pats represented in 'Rookie Watch'

    Mike Reiss

    Matt Williamson of ESPN's Scouts Inc., puts his final "Rookie Watch" together, while picking his Offensive Rookie of the Year (Rams QB Sam Bradford) and Defensive Rookie of the Year (Lions DT Ndamukong Suh). As part of the piece, Williamson lists ...

    Blog | January 06, 2011
  6. McCourty in mix with top rookies

    Mike Reiss

    In 2008, Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo was named the Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year. Watching cornerback Devin McCourty through the team's first seven games, could the Patriots have another winner this year? McCourty, who has had i...

    Blog | November 01, 2010
  7. New England Patriots' projected roster

    Mike Reiss

    Examining the New England Patriots' roster: QUARTERBACKS (3) Tom Brady Ryan Mallett Jimmy Garoppolo The last time the Patriots kept three quarterbacks was in 2011, Mallett's rookie year. With Mallett entering the final year of his contract...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  8. WR Josh Boyce making plays in OTA

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- In the latter portions of the Patriots' organized team activities (OTAs) on Thursday, second-year receiver Josh Boyce caught a 6-yard touchdown pass from rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in red zone passing drills. One nuanc...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  9. Patriots sign two rookie wide receivers

    Mike Reiss

    The Patriots announced the signings of rookie wide receivers Wilson Van Hooser and Reese Wiggins on Tuesday. Van Hooser, who transferred to Troy State after three years at Tulane, is 6-foot and 197 pounds. The 23-year-old played in 10 games last s...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  10. Patriots make back-end roster moves

    Mike Reiss

    The New England Patriots continue to tweak the back end of their roster, signing first-year defensive back Daxton Swanson and rookie defensive lineman L.T. Tuipulotu on Thursday, while releasing rookie defensive back Jeremy Deering (Rutgers) and firs...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  11. 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
  12. Patriots release TE Beck, LS Hughlett

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Rookie tight end Tyler Beck of Bowling Green and first-year long snapper Charley Hughlett were released Thursday by the New England Patriots. Both were long shots to make the final roster, with the timing of Beck's release som...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  13. Football journey: DE Michael Buchanan

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots have had success finding front-line contributors in the seventh round of the NFL draft in recent years, and rookie defensive end Michael Buchanan could be next in the pipeline. The 226th overall pick out of the Un...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  14. Progress report: Rookies chip in

    Mike Reiss

    The New England Patriots have received significant contributions from their rookie class this season. In Bill Belichick's 14 years as head coach, this season ranks near the top of the list, if not at the top, in this area. Following up Field Yates...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  15. After Wilfork injury, young DTs in spotlight

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- From the first day of training camp up to the fourth game of the regular season, little media attention has been paid to rookie defensive tackle Joe Vellano and first-year defensive tackle Marcus Forston. Likewise, the Patriot...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  16. Special teams personnel notes

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- One of the best ways a young player can earn a roster spot is to show up on special teams units. Bill Belichick has often told the story about 2002 seventh-round draft choice David Givens. In his rookie year, Givens wasn't rea...

    Blog | August 14, 2013