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Oliver Thomas

Patriots reportedly release punter Corliss Waitman from practice squad

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The addition of defensive tackle Trysten Hill required a corresponding move.

The New England Patriots have released punter Corliss Waitman from the practice squad, as first reported Wednesday by NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero.

A corresponding move was required among the group of 16 following the addition of defensive tackle Trysten Hill.

Waitman, 28, had signed a one-year contract with the organization in March and was retained in...

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Report: Patriots rookie CB Christian Gonzalez likely to miss season with torn labrum

Christian Gonzalez, the rookie star for the Patriots. probably is out for the rest of the season. This is according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

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New England Patriots links 10/04/23 - Moving on to the Saints

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Daily news and links for Wednesday.

Bring on Week 5! If I didn’t have so many people in my house last Sunday I would have moved on at halftime. But diehard fans tend to stay and suffer the bad as well as cheering on the good.

Today it’s officially Saints week. Players return to practice, the game plan gets introduced and the page has been mentally turned. By this time the staff has determined what they got wrong, where they...

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Patriots reportedly trade for J.C. Jackson following Christian Gonzalez injury

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Jackson spent the first four seasons of his career in New England.

The New England Patriots are reuniting with old friend J.C. Jackson, as the team has reportedly acquired him via trade from the Los Angeles Chargers.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Patriots and Chargers will swap 2025 6th and 7th rounders in the deal.

The #Patriots and #Chargers will swap 2025 6th and 7th rounders, sources say. https://t.co/LHfmbBxTb6

— Ian...

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NFL Rumors: J.C. Jackson Traded to Patriots; Signed $82.5M Chargers Contract in 2022

Cornerback J.C. Jackson is reportedly heading back to the New England Patriots via trade. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Los Angeles Chargers…

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Patriots Rumors: Christian Gonzalez out for Season, to Have Shoulder Injury Surgery

New England Patriots cornerback Christian Gonzalez's rookie season has come to an end due to the shoulder injury he suffered in Sunday's 38-3 loss to the…

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Patriots reunite with Pro Bowl CB via trade

The New England Patriots suddenly have a major need at the cornerback position, and they are hoping one of their former Pro Bowl players can help address it.

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Patriots CB Christian Gonzalez Out For Season With Torn Labrum

According to Ian Rapoport, Patriots first-round CB Christian Gonzalez will miss the remainder of his rookie season with a torn labrum after dislocating his shoulder this week.  This explains why New England felt pressed to trade for CB J.C.

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Source: Pats reacquire CB Jackson from Bolts

The New England Patriots have agreed to a trade with the Los Angeles Chargers for cornerback J.C. Jackson, a source told ESPN's Mike Reiss.

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Bernd Buchmasser

Patriots opponent preview: Saints face familiar issues entering Week 5

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After two straight road games, the Patriots will be back at Gillette Stadium in Week 5.

The New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints are almost mirror images of one another heading into their Week 5 matchup. Both are coming of lopsided losses; both have struggled to get going offensively so far; both field a strong defense capable of making them competitive; both operate with rookies at the kicker and punter positions.

For the Patriots, this mix...

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3 Players Patriots Must Target to Get Back in the Playoff Race

The New England Patriots reside in an impossible situation after Week 4. The 38-3 loss at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys ended with Mac Jones on the bench in…

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Could Bill Belichick Be the Next Great NFL TV Analyst?

Bill Belichick, notorious for his curt answers during interviews — and prickly attitude toward the media — could be a great NFL TV analyst if he ever wanted to try, some sports TV insiders believe.

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Oliver Thomas

Examining the roster ties between Patriots, Saints ahead of Week 5

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The ex-Patriots and ex-Saints in the fold for Sunday at Gillette Stadium.

New England Patriots running backs coach Vinnie Sunseri entered the NFL with the New Orleans Saints in the fifth round of the 2014 draft.

But aside from the safety out of Alabama, the list of connections between Sunday’s sides isn’t as long as it once was.

One former Patriots player resides on the active roster in New Orleans. One former Saints player resides on the active...

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Bernd Buchmasser

NFL mock draft: Patriots select Mac Jones’ replacement in 2024

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Mac Jones’ future as the New England Patriots’ starting quarterback remains unclear, but there is still a chance he develops into a viable long-term option. Coming off a career-worst performance against the Dallas Cowboys, however, the speculation about his outlook has reached its loudest volume yet — so much so that new mock drafts already have the Patriots looking for his replacement.

A new mock by Pro Football Focus’ Trevor...

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10 NFL quarterback questions through four weeks: Debating early-season concerns, hot starts

Our reporters dig into 10 quarterback situations, including Jordan Love's accuracy, Dak Prescott's deep ball and C.J. Stroud's hot start.

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Bernd Buchmasser

Patriots still believe in Mac Jones even after ‘uncharacteristic’ game against Cowboys

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The third-year quarterback played arguably the worst game of his career on Sunday.

There is no way to sugarcoat it: Mac Jones was bad on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, and a big reason why the New England Patriots were blown out 38-3.

After leading a promising field goal drive to start the game and then getting stuffed on a 4th-and-1 sneak attempt, the third-year quarterback fell apart. Seemingly trying to do too much, he had turned the ball over...

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Bernd Buchmasser

How can the Patriots keep their season from unraveling? For Matthew Slater, it starts with faith, control and urgency.

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The long-time team captain gave his thoughts on the team at 1-3.

At 1-3 and coming off the worst loss of Bill Belichick’s 24-year tenure as head coach, the New England Patriots appear to be at a pivotal point in their 2023 season. Their upcoming game against the New Orleans Saints could very well be a tone-setter for the remainder of the year.

For the Patriots, it is all about getting back on track and stopping the season from unraveling. How can they do...

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Oliver Thomas

Patriots signing defensive tackle Trysten Hill to practice squad, per report

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Trysten Hill was among five free agents in for workouts with New England.

The New England Patriots plan to add veteran defensive tackle Trysten Hill to the practice squad, per the Boston Herald’s Doug Kyed.

The 6-foot-3, 310-pound Central Florida product was among five free agents in Foxborough for workouts on Tuesday.

Hill, 25, entered the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys in the second round of the 2019 draft at No. 58 overall. He...

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Patriots sign veteran DT to practice squad

The Patriots will see if they can get anything out of the former second-round pick after he flamed out in Dallas.

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Patriots OC Bill O’Brien has ‘a lot of belief’ in QB Mac Jones

Offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien and the New England Patriots still believe in Mac Jones as their starting quarterback. Jones was benched during New England's 38-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, but coach Bill Belichick said afterward Jones would remain the No.

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