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  1. Quick hit thoughts around NFL & Pats

    Mike Reiss

    Quick-hit thoughts around the NFL and with the Patriots: 1. Key stat that stands out from the Patriots' first eight training camp practices: Top draft picks Chandler Jones (defensive end), Dont'a Hightower (linebacker) and Tavon Wilson (safety) ha...

    Blog | August 05, 2012
  2. Leftovers from Bill Belichick

    Mike Reiss

    DALLAS - After Bill Belichick spoke about winning the Associated Press Coach of the Year award and trade offers for the team's top draft picks, he was asked a few other questions during his NFL Network interview. What was the biggest challenge to ...

    Blog | February 02, 2011
  3. Patriots pick James White in 4th

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The pick: James White, RB, Wisconsin (130th) My take: The Patriots lost LeGarrette Blount in free agency and figured to come out of this draft with at least one running back. A key consideration is that the top three running b...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  4. What they're saying about Pats around Web

    Mike Reiss

    Some links around the Web on the Patriots' selection of defensive lineman Dominique Easley in the first round (29th overall): Kiper is 'doubting it' with top pick. ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. puts the Patriots in the "doubt it" category of hi...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  5. New England Patriots can wait on lining up Tom Brady's successor

    Mike Reiss

    The Pats don't need to use a top draft pick looking for Tom Brady's successor.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2014
  6. New England Patriots rookie Jamie Collins ready for prime time

    Mike Reiss

    As Spikes' replacement, rookie LB Jamie Collins proves he's ready for prime time.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2014
  7. Weekly Patriots chat recap

    Mike Reiss

    Every Thursday on, there is a Patriots chat in the late morning/early afternoon. Today's chat kicked off at 11 a.m. ET, can be recapped here and included some of the following topics: Top draft pick Jamie Collins and if he's a dis...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  8. Top pick Collins rises up on D

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- There probably hasn't been another top draft choice in Bill Belichick's 14 years as Patriots coach who has generated less attention than Jamie Collins, the club's first pick in 2013. Part of the reason is that Collins wasn't s...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  9. Cleaning out the Patriots notebook

    Mike Reiss

    Cleaning out the Patriots notebook with some random thoughts/observations that may have slipped through the cracks through the first five days of training camp: 1. Jamie Collins & the pass rush. Top draft pick Jamie Collins arrived from Southe...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  10. Weekly Patriots chat recap

    Mike Reiss

    Every Thursday on, there is a Patriots chat in the late morning or early afternoon. Today's chat kicked off at 2 p.m. ET, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics: 1. Top draft pick Jamie Collins, his fit on d...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  11. Slideshow: 20 years of top picks with Kraft

    Mike Reiss

    With the announcement of Patriots top draft choice Jamie Collins signing his contract today, the timing coincides with a project we've been working on at ESPNBoston that highlights "20 years of top picks with Robert Kraft." For 18 of the 20 years ...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  12. Weekly Patriots mail is delivered

    Mike Reiss

    Every Tuesday on, questions from Patriots followers are answered as part of a weekly mailbag. This week's mailbag has been posted and includes some of the following topics: 1. Top draft pick Jamie Collins -- a better fit off the lin...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  13. DE/OLB Collins is Patriots' pick at 52

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots have selected Southern Mississippi defensive end/outside linebacker Jamie Collins with the 52nd overall pick in the draft. Collins (6-foot-3, 250 pounds) was one of the top combine performers at his position, runn...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  14. Dowling placed on injured reserve

    Mike Reiss

    LONDON -- The Patriots announced that second-year cornerback Ras-I Dowling has been placed on season-ending injured reserve. Dowling has an injured thigh, according to the team. A second-round draft choice of the Patriots in 2011 -- the top pick o...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  15. Patriots around the Web

    Mike Reiss

    Links from around the Web with a Patriots twist: 1. Bills' top pick made with Pats' TEs in mind. The Bills selected cornerback Stephon Gilmore in the first round of the draft, and general manager Buddy Nix told the team's flagship station that def...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  16. Mock thoughts: Jones & Reyes

    Mike Reiss

    In his most recent mock draft, Don Banks of focuses on defense for the Patriots with their top two selections. At No. 27, he has Syracuse defensive end Chandler Jones as the pick. "Jones makes his initial appearance of the year in our firs...

    Blog | April 06, 2012