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Bernd Buchmasser

Patriots roster breakdown: OG Cole Croston

Will Croston again make the team’s 53-man roster?

The New England Patriots currently have 89 players on their active roster. However, only 53 of them will be able to survive the cutdowns on September 1 and ultimately make the team. Over the course of the offseason, we take a look at the players fighting for those spots to find out who has the best chances of helping the Patriots recapture the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

Today, the series continues with one of New England’s offensive...

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Rich Hill

Why can’t the the Patriots draft picks just stay healthy?

The Patriots have a rough streak of injuries with their top draft picks.

Both of the New England Patriots first round selections in this most recent are injured, with tackle Isaiah Wynn out for the year with a torn Achilles and running back Sony Michel battling a knee injury. These injuries could be chalked up to bad luck, but it follows a stretch of bad injuries by Patriots draft picks- and some that the Patriots could have foreseen.

Michel, for instance, battled a series of injuries in...

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Rich Hill

Preseason week 2 Patriots vs Eagles highlighted the huge gap between Tom Brady and Brian Hoyer

The difference was striking.

Alec and I spoke at length on our podcast about how New England Patriots back-up quarterback Brian Hoyer did not look great in the first preseason game. Hoyer’s passes lacked the necessary velocity to compensate for his elongated throwing motion, which led to a lot of opportunities for defenders to close any separation with the receiver and swat away the football.

Watching Tom Brady carve up the Eagles defense over the first half, and then watching Hoyer play...

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Rich Hill

How OT Isaiah Wynn tearing his Achilles affects the rest of the Patriots offensive line

The Patriots will need some help at tackle.

New England Patriots offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn tore his Achilles on Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles and will miss his entire rookie season. It’s always terrible to see a player lost to an injury, but hopefully he’ll be able to return at full strength in 2019 and be a contributor.

Wynn was competing for a starting job at tackle and he also offered value on the inside at guard. While Trent Brown and Marcus Cannon are the...

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Alec Shane

Patriots vs. Eagles: Fan Notes from the Preseason

Notes, musings, and observations from Week 2 of the preseason.


And nobody cares!

Maybe I’m just getting soft in my old age...but I’m starting to enjoy the preseason more and more with each passing year. Not only is it nice to watch a Pats game completely free from any stress or tension that accompanies the regular season and playoffs, but it’s also fun to watch the guys on the back end of the roster giving it their all as they try to earn a roster spot. Add to that the 2018 debut...

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New England Patriots links 8/17/18 - Overreaction Friday: Defense finds its pass rush

Daily news and links for Friday


Post Game Notes and records from Patriots vs. Eagles: Patriots defense registers 8 sacks. Gamebook: Full Patriots-Eagles stats. Paul Perillo’s Game Observations: Defense dominates Eagles. Don Banks Snap Judgments, New England vs. Philadelphia: Adrian Clayborn is going to really help this Patriots’ defense that ended last season on such a sour note; More. Andy Hart’s Stock Watch: Brady and big plays on D. Post Game Quotes: Patriots -...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Injury update: Isaiah Wynn tears Achilles, will be out for the season

The rookie will miss all of 2018 due to the injury.

While the New England Patriots played a very strong second preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles yesterday, the team also saw one of its first-round draft picks go down with an injury: late in the second quarter, offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn limped off the field after apparently injuring his ankle.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the rookie’s injury is a serious one:

Patriots’ first-round pick, OT Isaiah Wynn, tore his...

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Rich Hill

Patriots crush Eagles in preseason so the game actually matters a ton

Oh, this was the actual Super Bowl!

Forget whatever happened last February between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles during Super Bowl LII, that’s all in the past. This year’s Patriots roared out to a 34-7 lead in the second week of the preseason against the Eagles and really reinforced what we all knew all along.

The playoffs don’t matter, it’s what happens in the preseason that really matters the most. Who needs Super Bowl trophies when you can experience...

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With fresh faces leading way, Patriots' pass rush gets a boost

New addition Adrian Clayborn and several young Patriots pass-rushers enjoyed a productive night against the Eagles.

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Matthew Rewinski

Is Isaiah Wynn in for a redshirt year?

There’s a precedent for Patriots rookie Isaiah Wynn taking a year to learn the ins and outs of the offensive line before taking over as a starter.

Editor’s Note 1: As of this writing on Thursday night, Isaiah Wynn was carted off the field with an ankle injury.


Worst-case scenario notwithstanding, aside from an open bar of questions about the defense like “Do you think we’ll...

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Michael McDermott

6 winners and 3 losers from the Patriots’ 37-20 preseason win over the Philadelphia Eagles

Solid work from the first team offense and defense blew this game open in the first half and the Patriots cruised from there.

The Patriots’ starting units stepped up tonight, with Brady throwing for 2 touchdowns and the starting defense allowing only 7 points. The Patriots defense saw rookies Ja’Whaun Bentley and Keion Crossen in the starting lineup as well as 2nd year player Keionta Davis, who missed 2017 with a neck injury. The Patriots’ front 7 looked faster and more active


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Bernd Buchmasser

Patriots vs Eagles: Watch every Tom Brady throw from his preseason debut

Brady looked very good during his first game of the year.

The New England Patriots’ second preseason game is in the books and it saw the return of the NFL’s greatest ever quarterback: Tom Brady played his first game of the year against the visiting Philadelphia Eagles and played essentially the entire first half of his team’s 37-20 victory. During his two quarters worth of work, the 41-year old led four scoring drives and laid the foundation for the Patriots’ second straight...

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Rich Hill

Patriots provide beds for 200 kids who have never had one before!

Great work by the Patriots!

200 beds for 200 kids in need.

We’re hosting a Bed-Zone Bash with @MyBobs at @GilletteStadium! pic.twitter.com/7IncBt0MVq

— New England Patriots (@Patriots) August 13, 2018

“In partnership with Bob’s Discount Furniture, the Patriots Foundation surprised 200 kids in need with brand new beds, pajamas and more,” the Patriots announced. “The kids were identified through Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless and its A Bed for Every Child initiative,...

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Isaiah Wynn Carted off the Field with Leg Injury During Patriots vs. Eagles

New England Patriots offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn was carted from the medical tent to the locker room after suffering a left leg injury Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to The Athletic's Jeff Howe ...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Patriots vs Eagles: Quick-hit thoughts on New England’s 37-20 win

The second preseason game is over.

The first half of preseason is over and the New England Patriots sit at 2-0 after defeating the visiting Philadelphia Eagles 37-20. While we will have plenty of analysis online over the next week, let’s take a quick look at some of the top stories from the game.

Tom Brady looked sharp in his debut

After sitting out the preseason opener against Washington, Tom Brady was back on the field and looked like his usual self. Playing the entire first half, the...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Patriots vs Eagles: Isaiah Wynn leaves game with ankle injury; questionable to return

The first-round rookie suffered an injury in the first quarter.

There was a lot to like during the first quarter of the New England Patriots’ preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Led by Tom Brady, the offense looked solid while the team’s defense applied plenty of pressure on reigning Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles. However, there was one clear negative: first-round rookie Isaiah Wynn had to leave the contest after suffering an ankle injury.

Wynn rotated in and out of the lineup at...

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Watch: Tom Brady with first TD pass of the season on first possession

Already looking to be in mid-season form, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady just threw his first touchdown pass of the preseason.Watch here as Brady hits wide receiver Chris Hogan for a four-yard score. Brady went a perfect 5-of-5 on the Patriots’ opening drive, tallying 26 passing yards. He is expected to at least play the entire first quarter.

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Eagles fan trolls Patriots with airplane banner above Gillette Stadium

The Philadelphia Eagles are in Foxborough, Mass., on Thursday night to take on the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in a preseason match-up. The exhibition of course will be a revival of the teams’ showdown Super Bowl LII, albeit with far lower stakes. Despite the relatively benign nature of the evening’s game, Eagles fans have been pulling out all the stops to remind Patriot Nation of their place. What’s more, the trolling has now taken to the skies.A plane was spotted flying...

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Rich Hill

Preseason week 2 Patriots vs Eagles: Live updates and game details

Are you ready for some football?

The New England Patriots host the Philadelphia Eagles for the second preseason game of the year and we’re likely to see Tom Brady for much of the first half. Hopefully everyone stays healthy and we get to see some good performances from key players!

Watch out for youngsters getting a chance to play with the top units. I would expect receiver Riley McCarron to get some opportunities with the first team offense, while linebacker Ja’Whaun Bentley and...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Patriots vs Eagles: Braxton Barrios surprisingly one of 10 inactives

At least 10 men won’t hit the field tonight.

The New England Patriots will host the Philadelphia Eagles tonight in the rare preseason game that comes with a certain amount of hype. The contest is a rematch of Super Bowl 52, after all, a game that the Eagles won. Tonight, the Patriots will therefore try to get the smallest revenge imaginable. However, they will have to do so without some of their starters.

The following 10 players did not participate in warmups and will be out tonight (via...

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