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Bernd Buchmasser

Sunday Patriots Notes: Jarrett Stidham’s mechanics are ‘as good as there is out there’

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Related: Quarterback guru Tom House is confident Cam Newton ‘will throw the football better this year’

Even though the NFL offseason is in full swing with three weeks to go until the draft, plenty is happening around the New England Patriots and the rest of the league. Let’s use this forum right here to go through some of the stories that emerged recently: time for our Sunday Patriots Notes.

1. Tom House has some nice things to say about Jarrett...

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As Patriots' Bill Belichick turns 69, Marv Levy says there's no reason to stop now

With New England's leader third on the all-time wins list, the former Bills coach who retired at 72 says: "You just coach as long as you love it."

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LaVar Arrington claims Bill Belichick's seat is 'warm' after poor 2020 season

LaVar Arrington said that coming off the season the Pats had, Bill Belichick has something to prove this year.

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Bernd Buchmasser

The Patriots’ 2021 draft hats are here!

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After taking place in a virtual forum a year ago, the NFL draft will return to a more familiar format this year. The league’s college player selection meeting will take place on-site in Cleveland, with a handful of prospects present to take the stage once their names get called.

This also means we will get to see the traditional “putting on the hat of the team that drafted me” moment again.

This year, all of the hats available are looking...

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Oliver Thomas

Patriots waive offensive lineman Ross Reynolds

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Ross Reynolds had signed to New England’s practice squad in November.

The New England Patriots waived guard Ross Reynolds on Friday, according to the NFL transaction wire.

Reynolds, 25, had signed to New England’s practice squad in November and served as a standard elevation in advance of the season finale against the New York Jets.

The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Iowa product agreed to a reserve-futures contract as the calendar turned to...

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Patriots Draft Primer – Defensive Tackle

Rolling on with our new “Patriots Draft Primer” segment we will focus in on the Defensive Tackle position. Where we stand: The Patriots addressed this position in the off season by bringing in Davon Godchaux and locking up Lawrence Guy long term.

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Alec Shane

The Top 20 Patriots Moments of 2020: Number 15

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Our offseason countdown continues with the Number 15 Most Memorable Patriots Moment of 2020.

Are Lazy Fridays still a thing now that we’re all still working from home? Because if so, I’m definitely having myself a Lazy Friday. So I figured I’d knock another moment off our Top 20 countdown.

The list so far:

20. A diving N’Keal Harry grab in the end zone makes it a game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
19. A last second 51 yard Nick Folk field goal caps off a...

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New England Patriots links 4/09/21 - Patience vs. panic: Why Patriots will win the draft

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Patriots 2021 Mock Draft Tracker. Mike Dussault’s Top 50 Patriots 2021 draft fits. Patriots Unfiltered 4/8: Top prospects that fit with Pats, Jimmy G still an option? (2 hours)


Bill Burt believes opportunity knocks for the Pats in the QB draft circus. “By Halloween we’ll have an idea of the truth... Of the QBs chosen, there will be more bums (or backups) than starters. ......

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Pat Lane

Pat Lane’s seven-round mock draft 2.0: Patriots trade up for a quarterback, just not the one you might think

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Related: Pats Pulpit Mock Draft Show: New England nabs a quarterback in the first round

It’s been quite a while since my first seven-round mock draft in February, so I decided it was high time to bring out an updated version.

Everyone is excited about the possibility of the New England Patriots trading up into the top-10 for a quarterback in this year’s draft, but that’s not the route I have them taking in this mock. I do, however, have them trading up...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Injury analysis: What does his medical record say about new Patriots defensive lineman Henry Anderson?

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Related: New Patriot Henry Anderson feels ‘comfortable anywhere’ on the defensive line

The New England Patriots invested considerable resources in their interior defensive line in free agency. Not only did the team re-sign Lawrence Guy, Deatrich Wise Jr. and Carl Davis, it also brought three players on board from outside the organization: Davon Godchaux, Montravius Adams and Henry Anderson.

The latter signed a two-year, $7 million...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Patriots seen as the ‘perfect fit’ for Alabama quarterback Mac Jones

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Related: What is Bill Belichick looking for in a quarterback?

The New England Patriots are in need of a long-term solution at the quarterback position, and this year’s draft offers some intriguing talent. Five players among the QBs entering the draft stand out above the rest: Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence, Ohio State’s Justin Fields, BYU’s Zach Wilson, North Dakota State’s Trey Lance, and Alabama’s Mac Jones.

The Patriots are seen as the perfect landing...

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Answering the top offseason fantasy questions: 32 NFL reporters give advice on Daniel Jones, Courtland Sutton, more

Which offseason moves will pay off? Which 2020 rookies will blossom in Year 2? Our reporters tackle questions for every team.

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Bernd Buchmasser

Quarterback guru Tom House is confident Cam Newton ‘will throw the football better this year’

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Related: There are no more excuses for Cam Newton after the Patriots’ free agency bonanza

Cam Newton’s 2020 season was not pretty. Learn the New England Patriots’ offense on the fly and playing with a below-average supporting cast, he posted some disappointing numbers and quarterbacked one of the least efficient passing attacks in football.

Add the fact that he was coming off back-to-back injury-riddled seasons, joined the organization late, and also...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Patriots pick quarterback Jalen Hurts in 2020 NFL redraft

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Related: Michael Onwenu earns first-round status in recent 2020 redraft

When the New England Patriots were on the clock in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft, they decided to trade their pick to the Los Angeles Chargers. New England moved back from No. 23 to acquire additional selections in the second and third rounds — picks that turned into safety Kyle Dugger and, via another trade, edge linebacker Josh Uche.

The Patriots can feel good about how ...

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Bernd Buchmasser

NFL expected to allow ‘some on-field work’ during the 2021 offseason

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Related: Patriots reportedly allowed to start offseason workout program in mid-April

While seemingly the entire NFL is getting ready for the draft in three weeks, those players on a team’s roster are already preparing for the upcoming season as well. This process will become more formalized in two weeks, with the league allowing clubs to kick off their offseason workouts as early as April 19.

The voluntary Phase One workouts do not...

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Lane Kiffin explains why Bill Belichick's predraft approach stands out

Kiffin revealed that few NFL coaches actually reach out to their college counterparts for inside information on players they’re scouting. The exception is Belichick

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Patriots Draft Primer – Wide Receiver

Today kicks off our new segment titled “Patriots Draft Primer” that will focus in on a highlighted position of need leading up to the April 29th NFL Draft.

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Jets To Sign Corey Levin

The Jets already signed Dan Feeney to give them some interior offensive line depth last month, and now they’re making another similar move. New York has agreed to a deal with Corey Levin, a source told Connor Hughes of The Athletic (Twitter link).

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Bernd Buchmasser

Bill Belichick is going the extra mile when it comes to scouting college players

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Related: Patriots’ new-look draft approach reportedly features a ‘more collaborative’ Bill Belichick

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has always tried to keep a close connection and open line of communication with coaches in the college ranks. Alabama’s Nick Saban is the most prominent example, but there are plenty of others as well — from Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz, to Georgia’s Kirby Smart, to, apparently, Ole Miss head coach Lane...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Patriots draft profile: Christian Darrisaw has the tools to become a long-term starting tackle in the NFL

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Related: Patriots draft profile: Is Jamie Newman a quarterback project worth investing in?

On paper, the New England Patriots are well-set at the offensive tackle position heading into the 2021 season. Isaiah Wynn and Trent Brown are locked into the left and right starting spots, with Justin Herron, Yodny Cajuste and Korey Cunningham offering depth behind them. Last year’s starting right tackle Michael Onwenu — a candidate to move to the vacant left guard...

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