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Oliver Thomas

Jet-turned-Patriot David Harris among the most productive linebackers of his time

Solo tackles, sacks, forced fumbles and picks decorate the decade-long NFL resume of David Harris.

With the exception being one-day retirement contracts, there are no lifetime-achievement-award signings in the NFL.

The New England Patriots wouldn’t have brought a longtime New York Jets linebacker aboard on a two-year, $5 million deal in June if there were.

David Harris is 33 years old and entering his 11th season. He’s started 147 games and appeared in 154. He’s not the same player he...

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Bernd Buchmasser

New England Patriots 2017 roster breakdown: #75 OG Ted Karras

Will the second-year man keep his spot on the roster?

With training camp starting this week, the NFL's most quiet period is set to come to an end soon. The New England Patriots' rookies will report to camp today while veterans will return on Wednesday. One day later, the defending world champions will hold their first practice of this year's camp.

Over the next month, players have a chance to earn a spot either on the team's 53-man roster or the practice squad. Throughout the offseason, we...

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Expectations and excitement as high as ever for 2017 New England Patriots

Expectations and excitement as high as ever for 2017 New England Patriots

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Bernd Buchmasser

Injury update: Patriots OG Chase Farris suffers torn Achilles; placed on non-football injury list

The second-year man has gone unclaimed through the waiver wire.

Last Thursday, the New England Patriots made their first transaction in a month by waiving guard Chase Farris with a non-football injury designation. At the time of his release, the exact extent of the injury the second-year pro suffered was not reported but it was expected to keep him on the sidelines for a considerable amount of time, otherwise the team would not have moved him.

Yesterday, ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss shared...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Patriots rookie class will report to training camp today

Four draft picks and 20 undrafted players arrive at camp today.

More than one month ago, the New England Patriots concluded their first offseason practices and went into virtual hibernation. However, they and the rest of the NFL will wake up soon as 2017 training camp is right around the corner. On Thursday, the team will hold its first practice session (one that is open to the public). One day earlier, on Wednesday, the Patriots' veterans will report to camp.

And today, New England's...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Sunday NFL Thoughts: Five major questions entering Patriots training camp

The reigning world champions will hold their first training camp practice in four days.

The New England Patriots will enter their 2017 training camp without having to worry about the major question mark of last year’s summer: Quarterback Tom Brady, who has been suspended for the first four weeks of the 2016 regular season due to his alleged role in the Deflategate farce. With Brady the undisputed starter come opening day, the Patriots will therefore be able to hold a "regular" training...

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Michael McDermott

Top 5 AFC Threats to the Patriots: #2 Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs are a well-balanced team with a lot of dynamic playmakers at all levels of their offense, defense, and special teams.

The Kansas City Chiefs in 2016 took advantage of a late opportunity to swipe the AFC West in 2016 and carried that into hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers in the division round. However, against the Steelers defense the Chiefs struggled to move the ball and their run defense struggled between the 20 yard lines, stiffening up in the red zone where they held the...

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Bernd Buchmasser

New England Patriots 2017 roster breakdown: #74b DT Woodrow Hamilton

Despite showing some promise last season, Hamilton is far from a roster lock.

With training camp starting next week, the NFL's most quiet period is set to come to an end soon. For the New England Patriots, rookies will report on July 24 and veterans two days later – and on July 27, the defending world champions will hold their first practice of this year's camp.

Over the next month, players have a chance to earn a spot either on the team's 53-man roster or the practice squad. Throughout...

ESPN.com - New England Patriots

Former Patriots OL Sebastian Vollmer: Magic of Scar 'amazing to watch'

Former Patriots OL Sebastian Vollmer: Magic of Scar 'amazing to watch'

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Bernd Buchmasser

Senator, Dolphins fan Marco Rubio wants to get rid of Patriots QB Tom Brady

Rubio unveiled a rather creative plan during a senate hearing on Thursday.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio is, unsurprisingly, a fan of the Miami Dolphins. As such, he has seen his team make the playoffs just four times since the dawn of the third millennium as another team has taken over dominance of the AFC East: the New England Patriots, who have won 14 of the last 17 division titles.

Naturally, it is no surprise that Rubio is not too fond of the team and its Hall of Fame quarterback, Tom...

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Can Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski limit PAT misses in 2017?

Can Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski limit PAT misses in 2017?

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Michael McDermott

Top 5 AFC Threats to the Patriots: #3 Oakland Raiders

The Raiders nearly won the AFC West a year ago, if not for a Derek Carr injury could have been the Patriots AFCCG opponent last season.

I see the Raiders as the Titans except sped up a year. The Raiders have a young nucleus on offense, one of the game’s best offensive units across the board, and the game’s best edge rusher. There’s a lot to like about their team and might be the flavor of the month for who is the best equipped to challenge the Patriots in the AFC from the talking...

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Matthew Rewinski

DeflateGate is haunting Roger Goodell in the Ezekiel Elliott case

Other NFL owners are using the punishment the NFL dropped on Tom Brady and the Patriots as leverage to demand that Ezekiel Elliott be punished for his off-field incidents.

We tried to warn you. The Steelers tried to warn you. The Saints tried to warn you. But as long as the NFL was flexing on the New England Patriots for two years after the 2014 AFC Championship Game, the rest of the NFL was totally fine with Roger Goodell dealing out the harshest punishment in NFL history to both the...

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Bernd Buchmasser

New England Patriots 2017 roster breakdown: #74w OG Jason King

The undrafted rookie is part of a deep interior offensive line group.

With training camp starting next week, the NFL's most quiet period is set to come to an end soon. For the New England Patriots, rookies will report on July 24 and veterans two days later – and on July 27, the defending world champions will hold their first practice of this year's camp.

Over the next month, players have a chance to earn a spot either on the team's 53-man roster or the practice squad. Throughout the...

ESPN.com - New England Patriots

Could Nick Mangold be just what Patriots are looking for on O-line?

Could Nick Mangold be just what Patriots are looking for on O-line?

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Michael McDermott

Top 5 AFC Threats to the Patriots: #4 Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers have been the NFL’s 2nd best team since Brady and Belichick took over the Patriots franchise.

The Steelers have been the 2nd best team in the NFL over the last 15 years, winning a pair of Super Bowls and often being the last team standing between the Patriots and a Super Bowl berth. I have no doubt the Steelers will win their division and get a Top 3 seed if healthy. They have a Top 3 QB, RB, and WR combo and a defense that plays better against non-New England teams.

The...

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Alec Shane

The Top 20 Patriots Moments of 2016: Number 5

Our offseason countdown continues with the Number 5 Most Memorable Moment of the 2016 season.

Here we are at last. The coveted Top 5. The Creme de la Creme. All places I have never finished in any contest that wasn't eating related. I've been eagerly anticipating this part of my countdown of the Top 20 Most Memorable Patriots Moments of 2016 since February, and I'm incredibly stoked that it's finally here.

But before we dive in, the list so far:

20. The New England Patriots trade Jamie...

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Marima

New England Patriots links 7/21/17 - Who will intercept the 3rd CB position?

Daily news and links for Friday

TEAM TALK

Press Release: Patriots release OL Chase Farris. Angelique Fiske celebrates Malcolm Mitchell’s 24th birthday by sharing 19 of Malcolm's favorite books with Patriots Nation. Erik Scalavino takes a look back at the top headlines from a busy offseason for the reigning Super Bowl champs. Don Banks takes a vibe reading of 15 teams with potential mojo problems as training camps open across the NFL.

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Rachel Bowers and Jim McBride tell us...

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NFL scout: Bill Belichick thinks Jimmy Garoppolo is ‘the next great one’

The New England Patriots stubbornly refused to trade backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo over the offseason, and one NFL scout thinks he knows why. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the AFC scout told Mike Giardi of CSN New England that he thinks the Patriots’ refusal to deal Garoppolo is down to coach Bill Belichick believing he has the next great New England quarterback. “He’s Bill Belichick. He doesn’t give a [damn] about what you, or me or anyone else thinks,” the scout...

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Oliver Thomas

Patriots running back Mike Gillislee’s 5.71-yard average carries some history into 2017

Mike Gillislee’s 5.71 yards per carry sat atop the league last year, while also setting him in the company of a select few running backs since the NFL merger.

Mike Gillislee’s efficiency hasn’t gone underdiscussed since he signed two-year, $6.4 million offer sheet with the New England Patriots in April. Nor should it.

The ex-Buffalo Bill averaged a touchdown every dozen carries, a first down on 38.5 percent of his carries, and gained 10 yards or more on 16 of his carries last season....

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