New Parker contract might tell us a few different things heading into 2023

June 28, 2023

Some pretty surprising news came out on Wednesday evening as DeVante Parker got a new three-year deal worth up to $33 million including $14 million in guarantees. Parker was set to be a free agent after this season and while he’s been steady here, there was nothing that indicated Parker had done anything to warrant another deal until proving it on the field again in 2023. There’s a few takeaways…


DeVante Parker reaches new deal

June 28, 2023

According to reports, the Patriots have reached a new deal with one of their top wide receivers. DeVante Parker has signed a new contract with the Pats, reportedly worth $33 million in three years, to 2025. Parker is headed into his ninth year in the league, and second with the Patriots. He spent his previous time with the Miami Dolphins. Last year, Parker caught 31 passes for 539 yards (17.4…


Patriots season ends in Buffalo for second straight year

January 8, 2023

Image courtesy of AP Photos Despite a valiant effort in difficult circumstances, the Patriots saw their season ended in Buffalo on Sunday for the second straight year. In a cauldron of raw emotion, New England fought through it, but fell 35-23 to the Bills in the season finale. With Pittsburgh beating Cleveland and Miami beating New York, it ended any hopes of the Patriots still getting into the tournament despite…


Patriots: Offense shows up, but defense, special teams & mental miscues hurt Pats in Thanksgiving loss

November 25, 2022

Image courtesy of ESPN Playing on Thanksgiving for the first time in a decade, the Patriots showed some surprising offensive firepower on Thursday night. Unfortunately, the two units that have carried the offense so far this season had arguably the worst game of the year in a 33-26 loss to the Vikings. This was a brutal loss for New England, there’s no need to sugarcoat it. Now at 6-5 and…


Patriots: Zappe forced into first NFL game; Pats hang tough, but lose to Green Bay in overtime

October 2, 2022

Image courtesy of Mike Roemer/AP The 2022 season just keeps getting weirder. After a week of Brian Hoyer and endless backup quarterback talk, the veteran QB didn’t make it out of the first quarter when the Patriots traveled to Green Bay to face the Packers on Sunday. Hoyer was taken out of the game with a possible concussion after a big sack early on, thrusting rookie fourth round draft pick…


Patriots: Devante Parker’s impact could make or break this season

August 19, 2022

By Mason Sousa It is super early and we haven’t seen him play a game yet in a Patriots uniform but Devante Parker is what N’Keal Harry was supposed to be. Not to rag on Harry again, Patriots fans have done that enough since the 1st Round wide receiver was selected in the 2018 NFL Draft, but seeing the big bodied receiver making plays in tight coverage down the sideline…


Patriots: Sights, sounds & thoughts from Day 13 of training camp (joint practice with Carolina edition)

August 16, 2022

The last 12 practices were interesting, but it truly felt like training camp for the first time on Tuesday morning when the Carolina Panthers joined the Patriots on the practice field for the first of two joint sessions. Chippy play, trash talking, a brawl and most importantly, some progress for the offense all unfolded in front of thousands of fans and dozens of media members, but there was a bunch…


Patriots: Sights, sounds & thoughts from Day 5 of training camp

August 1, 2022

We finally got some real football on Monday morning. Ok, maybe not real in the sense of full speed, full contact, but the pads came on for the first time when the Patriots hit the field for the fifth practice of the summer. There was a heavy amount of running game work and there were no big hits or fisticuffs, but still plenty to sift through after what I’d call…


Patriots: Sights, sounds & thoughts from Day 3 of training camp

July 29, 2022

If the first and second day of training camp for the Patriots was clearly 1-1 between the defense and offense, then Day 3 was more of a tossup. There was some good and bad from both units as things continue to progress towards the first padded practice on Monday. The Pats have one more practice this week on Saturday morning (9:30, open to the public) before the first day off…


Patriots: Sights, sounds & thoughts from Day 1 of training camp

July 27, 2022

Football is officially back. Fans began filing into the stands surrounding the Gillette Stadium practice fields at 8 A.M. on Wednesday ahead of the first training camp practice of the season. Players reported to camp on Tuesday, but Wednesday was the first time the 2022 team took the field in a true football setting. Here are sights, sounds and thoughts from the roughly hour-and-a-half session. -The man of the hour,…