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  1. Football journey: Ryan Allen

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When rookie punter Ryan Allen went undrafted and signed a free-agent contract with the Patriots on May 3, he was a longshot to stick. The Patriots had incumbent Zoltan Mesko, and while Allen was a two-time Ray Guy Award winner...

    Blog | December 28, 2013
  2. A week to revisit Mesko vs. Allen

    Mike Reiss

    At the end of the preseason, the New England Patriots made the tough decision to go with rookie punter Ryan Allen over incumbent Zoltan Mesko. This is a timely week to revisit the move, as Mesko -- one of the most likeable Patriots players in rece...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  3. Catching up with former Patriots, Week 5

    Mike Reiss

    Every Wednesday during the season, we'll lead off the day with a quick recap of some notable former New England Patriots players and their standing with new teams. Patrick Chung (Eagles) Misses his second straight game, a victory over the Giants,...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  4. Punter Mesko signs with Steelers

    Mike Reiss

    Former Patriots punter Zoltan Mesko, who was waived by the team at Saturday's final cutdown in favor of rookie Ryan Allen, has signed with the Steelers, the team announced. The Steelers released punter Drew Butler to make room for Mesko. It loo...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  5. Quick-hit thoughts on Pats and NFL

    Mike Reiss

    Quick-hit thoughts on the NFL and the New England Patriots: 1. The Patriots kept just two quarterbacks on their initial 53-man roster, marking the fourth time in the past five years they have done so. How does that compare to the other teams in th...

    Blog | September 01, 2013
  6. Patriots cut-down analysis

    Mike Reiss

    Most significant move: Tough to pick just one when the players involved are Rob Gronkowski, Tim Tebow and Adrian Wilson, among others. But in terms of impact, Gronkowski seems like the right choice, as he opens the year on the 53-man active roster an...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  7. Patriots announce 13 cuts

    Mike Reiss

    The New England Patriots announced Saturday that the following 13 players have been released: DE Jermaine Cunningham LB Ja'Gared Davis S Kannoris Davis DL Marcus Forston DE Justin Francis CB Justin Green OL Chris McDonald P Zoltan Mesko DB...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  8. Sharing some midday cut-down thoughts

    Mike Reiss

    Sharing non-Tim Tebow-based thoughts on some of the Patriots' roster moves today: 1a. The change at punter, with Zoltan Mesko out and rookie Ryan Allen in, has many layers. Both showed this preseason that they are deserving of punting in the NFL t...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  9. Zoltan Mesko statement on release

    Mike Reiss

    Punter Zoltan Mesko posted the following statement to his Facebook page: "First and foremost, I want to thank the New England Patriots for everything they have done for me. I have nothing but love in my heart as I depart this great organization. Mr....

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  10. Source: New England Patriots to keep Rob Gronkowski on active ros...

    Mike Reiss

    The New England Patriots will keep recovering tight end Rob Gronkowski on their 53-man roster, and not place him on the reserve/physically unable to perform list, a league source tells ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2013
  11. Ups & downs for Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- At an initial glance, here's a look at players whose performance stood out in the New England Patriots' preseason finale against the New York Giants, and others at the opposite end of the spectrum: UP Josh Boyce: Rookie rec...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  12. Quick-hit thoughts after first quarter

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Quick-hit thoughts from the first quarter of the New England Patriots' preseason finale against the New York Giants: 1. The team played almost all second- and third-stringers. One exception was right guard Dan Connolly, who is...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  13. Cleaning things up on punters

    Mike Reiss

    On Friday, in sharing some leftover thoughts on the Patriots' loss to the Lions, the competition at punter between Zoltan Mesko and Ryan Allen was noted. The official game stats had Mesko with four punts for 195 yards, with an average of 48.8 and ...

    Blog | August 24, 2013
  14. Leftover thoughts from Pats' loss

    Mike Reiss

    DETROIT -- Some leftover thoughts and observations from the Patriots' 40-9 loss to the Lions: 1. It seemed like incumbent punter Zoltan Mesko had created some separation on rookie Ryan Allen leading into the game, and that was reinforced after the...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  15. Weekly Patriots chat recap

    Mike Reiss

    DETROIT -- Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat in the late morning/early afternoon. Today's chat kicked off at 12 p.m. ET, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics: 1. Receiver Danny Amendola unlikely ...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  16. W2W4: Five things we'll be focused on

    Mike Reiss

    DETROIT -- The Patriots visit the Lions on Thursday (7:30 p.m. ET) in the third preseason game for both teams, and the expectation is that most top players will be on the field into the third quarter. Here are some of the main things we will be wa...

    Blog | August 21, 2013