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  Patriots | Two players released    Mon Aug 31, 06:27 PM

New England Patriots WR Josh Boyce and TE Jimmay Mundine were released Monday, Aug. 31.

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  Patriots | Pats could pursue Fred Jackson    Mon Aug 31, 01:22 PM

Free-agent RB Fred Jackson (Bills) could receive interest from the New England Patriots as a possible pass-catching running back, in the opinion of Mike Reiss, of ESPNBoston.com.

Footballguys view: That sounds exactly like something the Patriots would do. Jackson can still play at the pro level, and he's a good all-purpose back who could provide any team with quality veteran depth. It's not outlandish to think that Jackson can still start for certain teams in the NFL.

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  Patriots | Brandon LaFell sitting Monday    Mon Aug 31, 11:26 AM

New England Patriots WR Brandon LaFell (foot) is out of practice Monday, Aug. 31.

Footballguys view: Of course he is. The mystery around LaFell remains as the Patriots don't say much if anything about injuries. Fantasy owners are avoiding him.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady hearing over, decision looming    Mon Aug 31, 11:18 AM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady will not have a settlement with the NFL on his four-game suspension. The judge is expected to rule in the next couple of days.

Footballguys view: Thank goodness. We just want to get this "DeflateGate" business in the rear-view mirror. There's a good chance that Brady sees no suspension....stay tuned.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady struggles in win    Sat Aug 29, 01:15 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed just 7 of 13 passes and threw two interceptions Friday, Aug. 28, in a win against the Carolina Panthers.

Footballguys view: We're not concerned. Brady is going to be a QB1 for fantasy owners when he's on the field in the regular season.

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  Patriots | Sebastian Vollmer leaves game early    Sat Aug 29, 10:34 AM

New England Patriots OT Sebastian Vollmer (undisclosed) left the third preseason game early Friday, Aug. 28, because of an undisclosed injury.

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  Patriots | James Develin injury update    Sat Aug 29, 10:05 AM

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots FB James Develin (leg) suffered a broken tibia during the third preseason game Friday, Aug. 28, according to a source. It is not known if Develin will miss the entire 2015 season.

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  Patriots | James Develin carted off    Sat Aug 29, 12:12 AM

New England Patriots FB James Develin (leg) was carted off in the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers in the preseason Friday, Aug. 28.

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  Patriots | Julian Edelman to miss game Friday    Fri Aug 28, 07:08 PM

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (ankle) will play in the third preseason game Friday, Aug. 28.

Footballguys view: No shock here. The mystery injury has us a bit worried, so while he is still a WR2/WR3 for us, we're keeping a careful eye. Unfortunately, this is New England, so the information is lacking.

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  Patriots | Julian Edelman unlikely to play    Fri Aug 28, 12:51 PM

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (ankle) isn't expected to play Friday, Aug. 28, against the Carolina Panthers as he continues to rest his injured ankle.

Footballguys view: Color us a little concerned by now (it's close to purple) as he hasn't practiced much all Training Camp. The signing of Reggie Wayne, while not enough to send us into panic mode, adds to the concern. Right now he's considered a WR3 but his ADP is beginning to drop from where it sits in the late fifth round.

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  Patriots | Jake Bequette waived    Thu Aug 27, 09:29 PM

New England Patriots TE/DE Jake Bequette (undisclosed) was waived/injured Thursday, Aug. 27.

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  Patriots | Julian Edelman's return date unknown    Wed Aug 26, 07:32 PM

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (ankle) hasn't taken part in team drills since suffering an ankle injury Aug. 2, but he feels that he is close to returning. However, he wouldn't say that he'll be ready to play in Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers in 16 days. 'Ask Bill (Belichick),' Edelman said. 'We're taking it day by day. I think I'm 10 seconds better than the last 10 seconds.'

Footballguys view: It's the Patriots....we'll have no real feel on when exactly Edelman will return. Stay tuned.

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  Patriots | More Reggie Wayne terms    Wed Aug 26, 10:42 AM

Updating previous reports, New England Patriots WR Reggie Wayne's one-year deal is worth a maximum $2.8 million. He received a $450,000 signing bonus and will have a $1.1 million base salary. He will earn $46,875 per game he's on the 46-man active roster and will earn $250,000 for 55 catches and $500,000 for 65 catches.

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  Patriots | Brian Tyms put on IR    Tue Aug 25, 05:40 PM

New England Patriots WR Brian Tyms (foot) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Aug. 25.

Footballguys view: Not a huge deal as Tyms wasn't fantasy relevant anyway. Still, between this and mystery injuries to Julian Edelman and Brandon LaFell, it's no wonder Reggie Wayne was brought into the fold.

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  Patriots | Three more players return to practice    Tue Aug 25, 03:45 PM

New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (hamstring), RB Travaris Cadet (undisclosed) and TE Scott Chandler (undisclosed) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 25.

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  Patriots | Julian Edelman practices    Tue Aug 25, 03:36 PM

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (ankle) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 25.

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  Patriots | Brandon LaFell not at practice    Tue Aug 25, 03:29 PM

New England Patriots WR Brandon LaFell (foot) was not at practice Tuesday, Aug. 25, as he continues to nurse a left foot injury.

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  Patriots | Reggie Wayne lands $3 million deal    Tue Aug 25, 12:31 PM

Updating previous reports, New England Patriots WR Reggie Wayne's one-year deal is worth up to $3 million, including incentives. He received a signing bonus near $500,000.

Footballguys view: Nice work on the veteran's behalf. This is a lot more than the veteran minimum some were expecting him to land.

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  Patriots | Brandon Gibson placed on IR    Mon Aug 24, 04:30 PM

New England Patriots WR Brandon Gibson (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Aug. 24.

Footballguys view: Gibson was having a good camp according to reports, and now he'll miss the season with another knee injury. His injury prompted the Patriots to sign veteran Reggie Wayne.

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  Patriots | New England adds Reggie Wayne    Mon Aug 24, 01:15 PM

Free-agent WR Reggie Wayne (Colts) agreed to a one-year deal with the New England Patriots Monday, Aug. 24, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Unless Reggie Wayne found the fountain of youth in the offseason, he's unlikely to have a lot of fantasy relevance this year in New England. The exception to that might be if Brandon LaFell is not in a position to contribute much this year. If Wayne steps into LaFell's role, he might not be the fantasy WR2 LaFell was once he got rolling last year, but Wayne should still have good value as depth or even a PPR WR3/Flex in good matchups.

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  Patriots | Two contenders in NE for third-down RB    Sun Aug 23, 06:32 PM

New England Patriots RBs James White and Dion Lewis combined for 12 carries and 45 yards and added six catches for 56 yards.

Footballguys view: The Patriots receiving back does not seem any clearer now than it did at the beginning of camp. If it's Brandon Bolden, Julian Edelman could benefit from a less polished passcatcher at the position. White and Lewis are niftier in space and better receivers than Bolden, but they still wouldn't have Shane Vereen's old fantasy value and potential even split the role.

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James White player page


  Patriots | Pats meeting with Reggie Wayne    Sun Aug 23, 02:03 PM

Free-agent WR Reggie Wayne (Colts) is meeting with the New England Patriots Sunday, Aug. 23, and will undergo a physical during the visit, according to sources.

Footballguys view: With Brian Tyms, Aaron Dobson and now Brandon Gibson hurt, plus Brandon LaFell still on the PUP list, the Patriots are in dire need of WR help.

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  Patriots | Brian Tyms could be done    Fri Aug 21, 10:37 AM

New England Patriots WR Brian Tyms (foot) could be out for the season after suffering a foot injury.

Footballguys view: Tyms was Aaron Dobson's biggest obstacle to snaps as a deep ball specialist. This helps Dobson's case to make the team and have a role on game day. It's worth watching in deep dynasty leagues.

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  Patriots | Former WR talks Tom Brady    Thu Aug 20, 07:02 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is being affected by his situation with the NFL and the alleged deflation of football in last season's playoffs, according to former Patriots WR Randy Moss. 'Not only does it affect him, it affects everybody in his circle,' Moss said. 'It's just something as a professional, you just have to live with it and just move on from it.'

Footballguys view: We expect Brady to come out of any suspension he has on fire, with a large chip on his shoulder. Right now many have him as a borderline QB1/QB2 but even if he misses four games, the production he gives you upon his return will be QB1 quality so don't fret.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady unchanged about settlement    Wed Aug 19, 02:37 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady still is not willing to accept any suspension as part of a settlement with the NFL, according to sources.

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  Patriots | Aaron Dobson being held out    Wed Aug 19, 01:46 PM

New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (hamstring) believes he can participate in practice at this time, but the team is being cautious with his recovery.

Footballguys view: Dobson had built some momentum early in camp, but the downfield threat needs to get back on the field if he's going to push for snaps in three wide receiver sets.

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  Patriots | Julian Edelman working out    Wed Aug 19, 12:38 PM

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (ankle) is working out at Gillette Stadium Wednesday, Aug. 19, and is not with the team for their joint practice with the New Orleans Saints.

Footballguys view: There hasn't been much buzz around Edelman's injury, but he wasn't the most durable before his last two successful years. Danny Amendola could be a rare WR handcuff if Edelman is not healthy heading into the season.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady meets with commissioner    Tue Aug 18, 06:00 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in an effort to make a settlement regarding the deflated footballs in last year's playoffs, according to sources. Brady and Goodell were not able to come to an agreement, however. A hearing Wednesday, Aug. 19, will continue as planned.

Footballguys view: Keep banging your head against the wall if you're waiting for a decision here. We'll see if Wednesday can bring a decision (and some closure).

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  Patriots | Logan Stokes released    Tue Aug 18, 04:51 PM

New England Patriots TE Logan Stokes was released Tuesday, Aug. 18.

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  Patriots | James White the favorite for third down?    Tue Aug 18, 03:34 PM

New England Patriots RBs James White and Brandon Bolden are the top two candidates right now for the third-down running back position, according to ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss. Travaris Cadet and Dion Lewis will also compete behind White and Bolden.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady missing practice this week    Tue Aug 18, 01:40 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is not practicing Tuesday, Aug. 18, and also will not practice Wednesday, Aug. 19, as he plans to attend a court hearing in New York as he tries to overturn his four-game suspension, according to multiple reports. Brady's attorneys filed documents last Friday, alleging a smear campaign against him and continue to say that they are being treated unfairly by commissioner Roger Goodell and the league.

Footballguys view: Brady might be trying to appear favorable to the judge via his attendance. The early indications seem to be that the judge leans towards Brady's side based on comments during the last session. No real-time reporting from the session will be allowed this time around.

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  Patriots | Asante Cleveland acquired by Pats    Tue Aug 18, 12:20 PM

San Francisco 49ers TE Asante Cleveland was acquired by the New England Patriots for an undisclosed package Tuesday, Aug. 18.

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  Patriots | Jerod Mayo making progress    Mon Aug 17, 07:41 PM

New England Patriots LB Jerod Mayo (knee) has been making progress in his recovery from a knee injury and has been able to do more has training camp has gone on, according to head coach Bill Belichick.

Footballguys view: Mayo didn't play in the preseason opener against the Packers, but he's not missed a practice this year. The team is increasing his workload and intensity as camp goes along.

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  Patriots | Jimmy Garoppolo shaky in first preseason game    Fri Aug 14, 12:15 PM

New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo was 20-for-30 with 159 yards, no touchdowns and an interception in the first preseason game against the Green Bay Packers Thursday, Aug. 13. He was sacked seven times.

Footballguys view: It was only preseason, but it wasn't exactly encouraging. The Patriots decision to keep him in after taking so many hits is also curious. The Patriots pass offense will be likely be limited for any weeks that Garoppolo plays.

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  Patriots | Rob Gronkowski dressed for opener    Thu Aug 13, 07:06 PM

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is dressed Thursday, Aug. 13, for the preseason opener against the Green Bay Packers. TE Scott Chandler is not dressed.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady dressed for action    Thu Aug 13, 06:59 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is in uniform, and he has a playsheet wrapped on his left wrist during warmups Thursday, Aug. 13.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady may play Thursday    Thu Aug 13, 06:13 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady could possibly play Thursday, Aug. 13, against the Green Bay Packers, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN.

Footballguys view: The Patriots have no clarity on Brady's suspension (maybe next week?), so he might as well get out there for a series or so. The team needs to take a long look at Jimmy Garoppolo.

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  Patriots | Tyler Gaffney placed on IR    Thu Aug 13, 04:49 PM

Free-agent RB Tyler Gaffney (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, Aug. 13.

Footballguys view: Two years in a row Gaffney will miss the season on I.R. The power back from Stanford may struggle to ever make an impact in the pros.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady wants to play    Thu Aug 13, 02:51 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has told the coaching staff that he wants to play in the first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 13, but head coach Bill Belichick will make the final decision.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady to sit out Thursday    Wed Aug 12, 02:42 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady will not play in the first preseason game against the Green Bay Packers Thursday, Aug. 13.

Footballguys view: The team needs to get Jimmy Garoppolo up to speed, so Brady may get limited preseason reps this year.

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  Patriots | Scott Chandler sidelined    Wed Aug 12, 11:52 AM

New England Patriots TE Scott Chandler (undisclosed) will not play in the first preseason game with an undisclosed injury.

Footballguys view: The Patriots reveal very little about injuries, so we can't say much about Chandler's issue. Chandler has missed four straight practices. We're interested to see how they'll use him this year, but he's got to be available in practice in order to earn a role.

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  Patriots | Julian Edelman to sit out    Wed Aug 12, 11:48 AM

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (undisclosed) will not play in the first preseason game.

Footballguys view: It's the Patriots, so who knows what's up with Edleman. He hasn't participated in team drills with an undisclosed injury since Aug. 2.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady settlement talks at impasse    Wed Aug 12, 08:57 AM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's settlement talks went nowhere Tuesday, Aug. 11, according to sources. The admission of guilt remains a stumbling block.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady doesn't practice    Tue Aug 11, 04:39 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (undisclosed) did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 11.

Footballguys view: It's the Patriots, so we'll never really know what the deal is. Let's just say it's a day of veteran rest for Brady.

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  Patriots | Brandon Bolden moving up depth chart    Mon Aug 10, 11:40 PM

New England Patriots RB Brandon Bolden is currently considered the leader in the race for the third-down back job, ahead of RB James White. Over the past three practices he has been the primary pass-catching and blocking back for QB Tom Brady.

Footballguys view: Keep an eye on this situation. The third-down back could have some value for fantasy owners in deeper leagues.

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James White player page


  Patriots | Two players signed    Mon Aug 10, 04:55 PM

Undrafted free-agent RB Tony Creecy (North Carolina State) and free-agent TE Logan Stokes (Patriots) signed with the New England Patriots Monday, Aug. 10.

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  Patriots | Travaris Cadet misses practice    Mon Aug 10, 04:24 PM

New England Patriots RB Travaris Cadet (undisclosed) was not at practice Monday, Aug. 10, two days after leaving practice with an undisclosed injury.

Footballguys view: It's the Patriots--we are unlikely to learn what the injury is. Cadet has good all-around talent, but he's falling behind guys like James White and Jonas Gray as he misses time.

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  Patriots | LeGarrette Blount's MRI is negative    Mon Aug 10, 04:14 PM

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount's (knee) MRI on his injured knee was negative and the image did not show any structural damage, according to a source. Blount ran hill sprints Monday, Aug. 10.

Footballguys view: Good news for the Pats here. Blount is going to miss the first game of the season due to a suspension, but he should take over as the lead back when he returns.

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  Patriots | Julian Edelman returns to practice    Mon Aug 10, 03:51 PM

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (ankle) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 10.

Footballguys view: Edelman had missed the previous four practices with an ankle injury. Even if Tom Brady misses the first four games due to suspension, the Patriots should have a gameplan that includes many targets for Edelman.

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  Patriots | Ryan Lindley officially signs    Mon Aug 10, 02:06 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent QB Ryan Lindley (Cardinals) signed an undisclosed deal with the New England Patriots Monday, Aug. 10.

Footballguys view: Can you say camp arm? We knew you could. Lindley has a big arm, but accuracy and decision making plague his game.

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