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  1. Patriots tweak back-end DT depth chart

    Mike Reiss

    The New England Patriots continue to tweak the back-end of their roster leading into training camp, signing undrafted free-agent defensive tackle Eathyn Manumaleuna. To make room for Manumaleuna, the club waived undrafted rookie defensive tackle Seal...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  2. Resetting the Patriots' DT personnel

    Mike Reiss

    With Armond Armstead announcing his retirement on Wednesday, let's revisit the New England Patriots' defensive tackle personnel. As noted in the "checking the locks" series, Armstead was not viewed as a lock for the team in 2014. This was a change...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  3. Vince Wilfork of New England Patriots says no limitations for tra...

    Mike Reiss

    New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork is ready for training camp.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2014
  4. Some context regarding Kevin Williams, DTs

    Mike Reiss

    Veteran defensive tackle Kevin Williams told NFL Nation Vikings reporter Ben Goessling that he took a little less money to sign with the Seattle Seahawks than the New England Patriots. With the specifics of Williams' contract now known, ther...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  5. Veteran DT Tommy Kelly eases back in

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- One welcome sight for the New England Patriots in Tuesday's mandatory minicamp practice was 11-year veteran Tommy Kelly getting back into the mix at defensive tackle. When the team worked an 11-on-11 drill late in the practice...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  6. Quick-hit thoughts around NFL & Pats

    Mike Reiss

    Quick-hit thoughts around the NFL and with the Patriots: 1. The Patriots didn't lose out on free-agent defensive tackle Kevin Williams, who agreed to join the Seahawks on Thursday, because of money. In fact, Williams told NFL Nation Vikin...

    Blog | June 15, 2014
  7. Weekly Patriots chat recap

    Mike Reiss

    Every Thursday on, there is a New England Patriots chat. Today's chat kicked off at 3 p.m. ET, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics: 1. Defensive tackle Armond Armstead and his absence from the practice fi...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  8. Vollmer: Return 'a good moment for me'

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Sometimes, when a football player sustains an injury, viewers on television can almost feel the agony themselves. Right tackle Sebastian Vollmer's broken ankle on Oct. 27 falls into that category. When Vollmer was blocking ...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  9. Rookie OT Fleming reports to Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    Rookie offensive tackle Cameron Fleming, the Patriots' fourth-round draft choice from Stanford, reported to the team Tuesday. Fleming, who was able to come to town for an initial rookie minicamp after the draft, has been prohibited from participat...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  10. OL R.J. Mattes released by Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    First-year offensive tackle R.J. Mattes, who was a long shot to make the final roster, has been released by the New England Patriots, the club announced. The 24-year-old Mattes, of NC State, originally joined the Patriots as an undrafted free agen...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  11. Kevin Williams discusses Pats visit

    Mike Reiss

    The New England Patriots visited with free-agent defensive tackle Kevin Williams last Thursday, and during an appearance on Sirius XM NFL Radio today, Williams spoke about his conversations with Bill Belichick. "He went through the roster and basi...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  12. Patriots sign veteran James Anderson to bolster LB corps

    Mike Reiss

    The New England Patriots bolstered their depth at linebacker on Wednesday, signing veteran James Anderson.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2014
  13. Assessing Patriots' win total projection

    Mike Reiss

    Projecting a team's win total is something that prognosticators attempt to tackle in the offseason, which of course, has a Las Vegas-type twist to it. The over/under number has become more popular in recent years. As Dave Tuley of ESPN Insider not...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  14. Patriots pick Cameron Fleming in 4th

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The pick: Cameron Fleming, offensive tackle, Stanford (140th) My take: After not selecting an offensive lineman in the 2012 and 2013 drafts, the Patriots double-dipped this year, first with center Bryan Stork (4th round, 105th...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  15. 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
  16. 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