Archive for the ‘New England Patriots’ Category

Charlie Weis says Mac Jones has the two most important qualities in a QB

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

"I don't want to be one of those people telling them how they are dumbasses if they don't."

8 Patriots Who Opted Out Last Season Reportedly Plan To Return

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

FOXBORO (CBS) – All eight New England Patriots players who opted out of last season due to COVID concerns are planning to return this year. On Friday, Ian Rapoport reported that key players Don’t’a Hightower, Patrick Chung and Marcus Cannon plan to return for 2021. A day later, the Boston Globe reported that the list will be longer.

Bill Belichick’s Stance On Cam Newton, Possible 2021 Return

Saturday, February 27th, 2021

Cam Newton’s first and possible lone season with the New England Patriots in 2020 didn’t go according to plan. Despite the struggles that Newton and New England’s offense had this past season, Bill Belichick could be open to bringing back Newton in 2021, per Ben Volin of the Boston Globe. Throughout the 2020 season, Belichick was complimentary of Newton, even when the team’s offense gradually got worse as the season progressed.

All eight Patriots opt-outs in 2020 plan to play this season

Saturday, February 27th, 2021

Few players are more well-versed in New England’s complicated playbook. In addition, the nine-year veteran is one of the most popular and well-respected players in the locker room. Vitale was signed last March and seen as the leading candidate to replace the retired James Develin at fullback.

The latest buzz on the NFL quarterback market

Saturday, February 27th, 2021

All they have to do is give him a new contract with void years, convert most of his $19 million salary to signing bonus, and they can create nearly $13.5 million in cap space. The fact that they left the meeting without a contract suggests it’s not set in stone that Roethlisberger will be back, or perhaps they are squabbling over dollars. Bill Belichick’s praise for Cam Newton throughout the 2020 season wasn’t an act.

Patriots Rumors: All Eight 2020 Opt-Outs Returning For 2021

Saturday, February 27th, 2021

The New England Patriots are getting a bunch of reinforcements for 2021, and free agency hasn’t even started yet. No team faced as many opt-outs for the 2020 season as the Patriots, and they most certainly were impacted by it — namely the absences of Dont’a Hightower, Patrick Chung and Marcus Cannon. All three of those players on Friday were reported to be coming back for 2021.

NFL mock draft: Arizona Cardinals trade for New England Patriots’ Stephon Gilmore

Friday, February 26th, 2021

The NFL draft is just over two months away, so NFL mock draft season is in full swing. One recent NFL draft projection took a big swing for the Arizona Cardinals. It had the team trading its second-round pick to the New England Patriots for veteran cornerback Stephon Gilmore.

Patriots say Dave Ziegler has a new role — perhaps as Nick Caserio’s replacement?

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Although no one has been named New England’s new director of player personnel, Dave Ziegler was introduced in a recent interview with Patriots team reporter Megan O’Brien as having a “new role. There [have] been some changes to the organization,” O’Brien said. Nick left, and you have a new role.

Start of 2001 League Year brings hope

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Second-year head coach Bill Belichick has his work cut out for him as he looks to pick the team off the mat and reverse a losing trend that is far too common for New England's football faithful. The NFL's league year starts today, which means roster re-building can begin in earnest. The Patriots will only have about $2 million in salary cap room, which will certainly handcuff their ability to make big moves.

Report: Julian Edelman wants to play in 2021, but health is in question

Friday, February 26th, 2021

What's next for Julian Edelman?