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  1. Experts -- What makes New Engalnd Patriots offense unique

    Mike Reiss

    Roundtable: Mike Reiss asks a panel of experts what makes the Patriots' offense unique and why Bill Belichick's "game-plan" approach so successful.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2014
  2. DE Jones could benefit from Revis Island

    Mike Reiss

    ESPN.com's NFLRank project is in the process of being unveiled, and with players 81-90 in the spotlight on Tuesday, it's a chance to highlight New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones. The Patriots' top draft choice from 2012 checks in at...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  3. Spotlight on second safety spot

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- One of the notes that jumped off the page from a soggy New England Patriots-Philadelphia Eagles joint practice Wednesday was at the safety spot next to Devin McCourty. At one point, Patrick Chung assumed the role. Another time...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  4. Ryan Mallett hopes to pop in preseason

    Mike Reiss

    RICHMOND, Va. - It is an annual rite of passage in New England Patriots preseason: The day before the first game, the media spotlight shines a bit brighter on the backup quarterbacks. In recent years, it traces back to Rohan Davey (2003-2004), Dou...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  5. How Houston relocated to New England

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Indiana running back Stephen Houston had multiple offers to sign with NFL teams after he went undrafted last weekend. How he chose the New England Patriots shines a spotlight on a sometimes overlooked part of the pre-draft proces...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  6. Shining spotlight on Ryan Mallett's status

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When the New England Patriots selected quarterback Ryan Mallett in the third round of the 2011 draft, they gave him his rookie season to learn behind the scenes on the third spot on the depth chart. Tom Brady was entrenched as th...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  7. Beyond the 1st round: Offensive tackle

    Mike Reiss

    With so much attention placed on the first round in mock drafts, the "beyond the first round" series shined the spotlight on lesser-publicized options beyond the first 32 picks. The series was met with positive feedback with one exception -- where ar...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  8. Second-year Patriots in spotlight

    Mike Reiss

    Gil Brandt's piece on NFL.com 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
  9. Front-office playbook for Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    As part of NFL Network's "Path to the Draft" program, a "front-office playbook" is dissected for each team. The Patriots were in the spotlight on Monday night, with Daniel Jeremiah and Curtis Conway analyzing some of the team's needs. There will a...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  10. Vollmer injury spotlights OL depth

    Mike Reiss

    When starting right tackle Sebastian Vollmer remained down on the ground in the second quarter of Sunday's win against the Miami Dolphins, and could be heard screaming in pain on the television broadcast and was later carted to the locker room, it ha...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Belichick talks DL rookies Vellano, Jones

    Mike Reiss

    With defensive tackle Vince Wilfork tearing his Achilles, it shines a brighter spotlight on the team's remaining personnel at the position. Veteran Tommy Kelly was the starter alongside Wilfork, with rookies Joe Vellano, 24, and Chris Jones, 23, i...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  13. Football journey: Matthew Mulligan

    Mike Reiss

    Every Saturday, the "football journey" of one New England Patriots player will be highlighted as part of a regular feature. This week, tight end Matthew Mulligan is in the spotlight. He was signed as a free agent Sept. 3, released by the team two ...

    Blog | September 14, 2013
  14. Patriots & salary cap outlook

    Mike Reiss

    Brian McIntyre continues his series on the salary cap outlook for each NFL team today, with the Patriots in the spotlight. McIntyre's work, appearing on the Yahoo! Sports "Shutdown Corner" blog, draws attention to the Patriots' roster as it relate...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  15. Interior DL depth in spotlight

    Mike Reiss

    First-year defensive lineman Armond Armstead underwent surgery for an infection and is in good condition and expected to make a full recovery, the Patriots announced Monday night. A timetable for Armstead's return has not been determined, according t...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  16. Bed check: Offseason award winners

    Mike Reiss

    (Every day at training camp, we'll recap the day with a final blog post.) Top storyline: The first full-pads practice of camp was held, which shined a brighter spotlight on the team's offensive and defensive linemen in contact drills. For the thir...

    Blog | July 28, 2013