Patriots: Patriots re-sign old friend Malcolm Butler to a two year deal

March 23, 2022

Super Bowl XLIX hero Malcolm Butler is coming back to New England. Butler is signing a two year deal worth up to $9 million dollars to re-sign with the Patriots. Butler’s tenure in New England ended under controversial circumstances after he was benched by Bill Belichick in Super Bowl LII. He only played one play. To this day, people are still wondering. Was he benched for disciplinary reasons? Did he…

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Patriots: Re-signing Trent Brown is huge. Literally and figuratively

March 21, 2022

Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images I feel like I have used this header before when it comes to Trent Brown. In any event, the Patriots re-signing Brown is huge news. Brown signed a two year deal to stay in New England on Monday and in the process helped fortify a depleted offensive line. The Patriots traded Shaq Mason to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week and…

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Patriots: James White is slowly working his way back from a career-threatening hip injury

March 21, 2022

Photo: Winslow Townson/USA Today Last week, the Patriots began bringing back a few of their own free agents, but it’s been a pretty quiet offseason thus far. One of those guys coming back is James White. White, who suffered a hip subluxation a year ago, has been slowly returning to normal. Not football normal, but to a normal life. “I think as the months have gone on. I’ve gotten better…

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Patriots: Making sense of the Patriots most recent signings

March 19, 2022

The Patriots had a busy week highlighted by the departure of J.C Jackson and the trade of Shaq Mason. The Patriots also signed we’re busy adding players this week as well. Here are some thoughts on the Patriots latest additions. Terrance Mitchell is a veteran corner who has started 29 games in the last two years for the Browns and Texans. In his career, the 2014 7th round pick out…

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Patriots: Slater eager to help Pats again

March 17, 2022

Photo: Matt Slocum/AP There are some guys who are just put on this earth to be football players, one of them is Matthew Slater. After agreeing to come back for a 15th season, Slater met with the media on Thursday morning to discuss why he came back and how that decision making process looked, among other things. “I’m certainly so thankful to be sitting in this position talking to you…

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Patriots Have Big Shoes To Fill With The Loss Of Shaq Mason

March 16, 2022

The Patriots traded starting right guard Shaq Mason to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a fifth round draft pick in 2022, freeing up over $7 million in cap space while also losing one of the best interior offensive linemen in the NFL.  The cap savings is a nice benefit, but New England added a significant question to their offense. Mason, 28, was drafted by the Patriots in 2015 and was…

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Patriots: The Winovich, Wilson trade gives both players the fresh start they needed

March 16, 2022

The Patriots traded defensive end Chase Winovich yesterday to the Cleveland Browns for linebacker Mack Wilson. The trade is a fresh start for both players. Winovich never really became the player the Patriots or their fans were hoping for when he was drafted in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He flashed potential at times but he was never a fit schematically. Winovich amassed 85 tackles and 11…

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Patriots: Patriots trade Shaq Mason and in the process create a big void in their offensive line

March 16, 2022

The Patriots have traded guard Shaq Mason to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a 2022 5th round draft pick. The trade frees up $6.3 million in cap space. While the move gives the Patriots some cap relief, it creates more uncertainty along an offensive line that is in flux. It will be interesting to see how Bill Belichick uses the cap space. Does he target a wide receiver? Does he…

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Patriots: Some familiar names are staying and some are going in a quiet first day of free agency for the Patriots

March 15, 2022

Free agency unofficially began yesterday with the legal tampering window starting today at noon. As expected, the Patriots primarily focused on retaining some of their players while losing some key contributors as well. Here are my thoughts on day one of free agency for the Patriots. I thought J.C Jackson got a fair market deal from the Los Angeles Chargers. Jackson signed a five year, $82.5 million dollar contract. He…

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Patriots: Busy day for the Patriots highlighted by the return of Devin McCourty

March 14, 2022

The Patriots had a busy day on Sunday. The highlight of the day of course was free safety Devin McCourty agreeing to terms on a one year, $9 million dollar deal. The 34 year old McCourty is returning for his 13th season with the Patriots. Originally drafted as a first round pick in the 2010 draft, McCourty finished last season with 60 tackles and 3 interceptions. The Patriots also used…

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