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  1. Trading like Bill Belichick on draft day

    Mike Reiss

    Each of ESPN.com's 32 NFL Nation reporters took part in a mock draft on Tuesday, and trades were allowed. That added a fun twist to mock draft from a Patriots perspective. The task for reporters was to make the decision that we thought the team wo...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  2. Quick-hit thoughts around NFL & Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    Quick-hit thoughts around the NFL and with the Patriots: 1. Saturday's news about how the Patriots came to the decision to place linebacker Brandon Spikes on season-ending injured reserve, as reported by ESPN's Chris Mortensen, clears up one quest...

    Blog | January 12, 2014
  3. Weekly Patriots chat recap

    Mike Reiss

    Every Thursday, there is a Patriots chat in the late morning/early afternoon. Today's chat can be recapped here and included some of the following topics: 1. Picking a top moment of the Patriots' preseason. 2. Revisiting the decision to go with...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  4. Bill Belichick on keeping two QBs

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Speaking with reporters for the first time since making roster moves that included the release of quarterback Tim Tebow, coach Bill Belichick briefly touched on the decision to go with just two quarterbacks on the roster. In the ...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  5. Source: Patriots to cut TE Daniel Fells

    Mike Reiss

    The Patriots have informed veteran tight end Daniel Fells that he will be released, according to a source. The decision doesn't come as a big surprise as the seven-year veteran played deep into Thursday night's preseason finale. He was set to earn...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  6. Anderson's usage up in Buffalo

    Mike Reiss

    As the Patriots begin preparations for Sunday's game against the Bills, it's a chance to revisit the decision of former New England defensive end Mark Anderson to sign with Buffalo this offseason. The Bills signed Anderson to a four-year contract wit...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  7. Caserio deflects on Fletcher move

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Director of player personnel Nick Caserio didn't reveal why the Patriots placed linebacker Dane Fletcher on the waived/injured list Monday, saying simply the team "made the decision that we made, and we're moving forward." It m...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  8. Belichick wanted to give Gronk chance

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Reaction from coach Bill Belichick and tight end Rob Gronkowski on Gronkowski setting the NFL record for most receiving yardage by a tight end in a season: Belichick on the decision to throw to him on the final drive, up 49-21...

    Blog | January 01, 2012
  9. No flex for Pats game vs. Broncos

    Mike Reiss

    The Patriots road game against the Broncos on Dec. 18 will remain at 4:15 p.m. ET instead of being "flexed" to prime-time, the NFL announced today. The decision had been delayed until today, one day after the deadline....

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  10. Travel audible: The right call?

    Mike Reiss

    Just called an audible. Curious if you think it was the right call. Figured by now we would know if the NFL was "flexing" the Patriots' Dec. 18 road game against the Broncos from 4:15 p.m. ET into prime-time. The deadline to make the decision is 1...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  11. Answering why Cohen over Warren?

    Mike Reiss

    Ric Tapia/Icon SMIGerard Warren in action for the Patriots last year. One question on Twitter today was why the Patriots would bring back defensive lineman Landon Cohen over veteran Gerard Warren. Here is one view on the decision: The Patriot...

    Blog | September 21, 2011
  12. Quick-hit thoughts around NFL & Pats

    Mike Reiss

    Quick-hit thoughts around the NFL and with the Patriots: 1. Renewals for Patriots season ticket holders are due March 31. I wonder how this latest news - the union decertifying and owners locking players out - will affect the decision-making of so...

    Blog | March 13, 2011
  13. New England Patriots guard Stephen Neal retiring after 10-year ca...

    Mike Reiss

    Patriots right guard Stephen Neal is retiring after a 10-year career.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2011
  14. Fan opinions on Welker benching

    Mike Reiss

    The decision to bench Wes Welker for the first series, and Vince Wilfork's opinion that he wouldn't have made the same decision, have sparked some varied opinions on Twitter. A sampling: @TheJRBShow -- "The drive he was out before the pick was ...

    Blog | January 17, 2011
  15. Wilfork: I wouldn't have benched Wes

    Mike Reiss

    In his weekly interview on sports radio WEEI, defensive lineman Vince Wilfork said he didn't think the benching of receiver Wes Welker for the first series had an effect on the team's playoff loss to the Jets. Asked his opinion on the decision, Wi...

    Blog | January 17, 2011
  16. Knowledge of system key for Clayton

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- One aspect that stands out from the Patriots' signing of running back Thomas Clayton on Thursday is the role his knowledge of the team's system played in the decision. If Clayton had not been with the Patriots in training camp...

    Blog | October 01, 2010