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Patriots Pulse Blog: 7 Players That Could Make the Patriots Final Roster

By John Sarianides Training camp is here and as usual, the roster is chock full of guys you have never heard of. Some of those guys will make an impression and end up with a roster spot as a result. Here are five names you should know as training camp opens. 1. Austin Carr, WR, Northwestern: The rookie wide receiver has been turning heads since he signed as an undrafted…

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Patriots Pulse Preview: Defensive Backs

By John Sarianides  The Patriots bolstered their secondary this off-season by signing free agent cornerback Stephon Gilmore to a $65 million dollar contract. The move was surprising considering the Patriots unwillingness in the past to give cornerbacks long term, big money contracts. Bill Belichick opted to give Gilmore the big money contract instead of restricted free agent Malcolm Butler. The Patriots tried to trade Butler but couldn’t get a deal…

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Patriots Pulse Preview: Linebackers

By John Sarianides The Patriots added some much needed speed and depth to their linebacking corp this off-season when they drafted outside linebacker Derek Rivers out of Youngstown State and signed veteran inside linebacker David Harris. Both should make a difference in 2017, especially Harris who brings a wealth of experience to the Patriots defense. For years, Bill Belichick ignored developing linebackers, instead opting to sign veterans who have experience….

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Patriots Pulse Preview: Defensive Line

By John Sarianides The Patriots bolstered their defensive line this off-season with additions of defensive ends Kony Ealy, Lawrence Guy and Deatrich Wise.  All four players will have the opportunity to contribute right away to a defensive line unit that has been inconsistent in recent years, particularly when it comes to rushing the passer. The Patriots only had 34 sacks last season.  Here is our scouting report on the defensive…

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First & 10: Ten Thoughts From the World of Football

By John Sarianides Football season is here! NFL training camps open up this week.  1. NFL training camps open up this week. Where did the last five and a half months go? Time flies. 2. The Cowboys and Cardinals have already reported because they are playing in the Hall of Fame Game in two weeks. Is it just me or do the Cowboys seemingly play in this game every other…

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NFL: Ten Training Camp Storylines to Watch

Marshawn Lynch is back and ready to run through defenses again.  By John Sarianides Training camp is upon us now that the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals have reported to training camp this weekend. The two teams reported to camp early because they will be playing in the Hall of Fame Game next month.  There are several major storylines heading into training camp. Here are ten storylines to keep an…

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Summer Scouting Series: Pat Freiermuth, TE, 6-6 240, Brooks School

By John Sarianides Brooks School tight end Pat Freiermuth was a man among boys last season. Freiermuth hauled in 25 passes for 527 yards and 6 touchdowns. He dominated on both sides of the ball and looked every bit like the FBS talent that he is. Here is my scouting report on Pat Freiermuth. Hands: Freiermuth has plus hands. He attacks the ball in the air and shows good concentration….

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Opinion: The Denise of Hugh Freeze Was to Be Expected

By John Sarianides Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze resigned yesterday after it was discovered that he had called an escort service on a university issued phone. The phone call was discovered after phone records from January 2016 were turned over to the attorneys of former coach Houston Nutt. Nutt is suing the school claiming wrongful termination.  Freeze stepping down is not a surprise. It has been in the works…

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Patriots Pulse Preview: Offensive Line

By John Sarianides The Patriots offensive line was much improved in 2016 thanks to the return of long time offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia. Scarnecchia brought experience and stability to the offensive line meeting room and it paid off. It also helped that Scarnecchia settled on a starting five and stuck with them.   Some of the credit for the turnaround has to go to the players as well. The emergence…

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Summer Scouting Series: Danny Abraham, 5-11 190, RB, B.C High

B.C High running back Danny Abraham burst on the scene last fall after rushing for 1,301 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior. Abraham had offers pouring in after a dominant start to his junior year, including an offer from Boston College. After receiving several other offers including an offer from Army, Abraham settled on Harvard this past spring.  Here is what Harvard is getting in Abraham.  Inside Runner: Abraham…

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