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What I Saw from the Preseason: 2017 New England Patriots

We all know the preseason doesn’t matter (unless it involves catastrophic injury), so I’ll keep this brief. Here are some key takeaways through three weeks of Patriots preseason play. 1) Julian Edelman. I am typing this ahead of an official diagnosis, so hopefully things will turn out better than a season-ending ACL injury. Without Edelman, the Patriots offense suddenly looks more vulnerable than it did just days ago. It cannot be overstated how valuable Julian […]

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New England Patriots: Sheldon Richardson & Signing a Running Back

Next Thursday will mark the beginning of the NFL’s 82nd draft. While the Patriots have made substantial acquisitions in the off-season through free agency, they don’t have a draft selection until #72 overall, in the third round. Here are two moves New England could make to improve ahead of the draft: Convince the Jets to Trade Sheldon Richardson Despite swapping a 2nd and 3rd round pick in exchange for the Panthers’ Kony Ealy, the Patriots are still […]

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Top Five New England Patriots Offseason Acquisitions

1) Brandin Cooks The Patriots traded the 32nd overall pick along with a third rounder to the New Orleans Saints for WR Brandin Cooks and the Saints’ fourth round pick. It might seem strange for a team that did not have a first round pick in 2016, courtesy of Roger Goodell and Deflategate, to again remove themselves from the first round in the upcoming draft. However, consider the position of the Patriots’ pick. At 32nd overall, […]