Patriots name Eliot Wolf Executive Vice President of Football Operations

May 11, 2024

The Patriots general manager search lasted all of six days as the team announced this afternoon that Eliot Wolf has been named the team’s new Executive Vice President of Football Operations.  The news is not a surprise as Wolf was expected around league circles to be named the new head of football operations.  Wolf’s responsibilities will include the overall direction of the personnel department, the management of the salary cap…

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Patriots begin general manager search; Wolf is the front runner

May 7, 2024

Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports According to CBS Sports insider Jonathan Jones, the Patriots have begun the process of hiring a general manager or head of football operations. It is the first time owner Robert Kraft has had to hire a general manager in his tenure as owner.  Jones says that the Patriots have already vetted outside candidates and have received permission to interview them. Unlike when they hired Jerod Mayo,…

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Patriots have an opportunity to reignite their fan base tonight by being aggressive

April 25, 2024

Image courtesy of ESPN. Tonight will be the first big step in this new era of New England Patriots football. The Patriots need to come out of the first round with not only their franchise quarterback of the future, but also another player they could pair up with him as well.  Whether it is a tackle or a wide receiver. They should look into trading back into the first round….

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Wide receiver questions looming large for the Patriots as NFL Draft approaches

April 19, 2024

Getty Images So, what are the Patriots doing at receiver? Eliot Wolf had plenty of praise for the current room when he met with the media on Thursday morning. But, Albert Breer has recently reported that the Patriots were one of a few teams to contact the Eagles regarding the availability of stud wideout AJ Brown. Brown turned his Instagram picture into Tom Brady and followed KJ Osborn and Jacoby……

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Quarterbacks take center stage in Wolf’s pre-draft press conference

April 18, 2024

Patriots de facto general manager Eliot Wolf met with the media for about 20 minutes on Thursday morning and as one would expect, the focus was on the quarterbacks and what the Patriots will do with the third overall pick. Wolf addressed a variety of topics but the quarterbacks seemed to be on most media members minds in attendance. Wolf obviously did not reveal any of the Patriots draft plans……

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Pats signing TE Austin Hooper

March 12, 2024

While the majority of the Patriots’ early activity in free agency has been with their own guys, New England added an outside depth piece on Tuesday night. Ian Rapoport reported that Austin Hooper was joining the team on a one-year deal. We later found out from Mike Reiss that it’s a base salary of just $3 million with the opportunity for Hooper to make a max of $4.25 million. Hooper…

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Patriots sign former Browns linebacker Sione Takitaki

March 12, 2024

(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) The Patriots have signed free agent linebacker Sione Takitaki to a two year, $6.5 million dollar contract. The contract has a maximum value of $10 million dollars.  The Cleveland Browns selected Takitaki in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft out of BYU. Takitaki adds depth after the Patriots lost linebacker Mack Wilson in free agency on Monday. He could also potentially replace Chris…

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Pats add offensive line help by signing former Steelers’ tackle Okorafor

March 7, 2024

Image courtesy of Pittsburgh Steelers The first offensive line domino has fallen for Eliot Wolf and Jerod Mayo. Despite free agency not officially starting until next week, the Pats signed former Steelers tackle Chukwuma Okorafor on Thursday after he had been waived by Pittsburgh, which is why he could sign early. This is an important first step in trying to rebuild the O-line, although pieces like Sidy Sow, Cole Strange…

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Patriots use transition tag on Dugger; Onwenu most likely a free agent

March 5, 2024

Image courtesy of New England Patriots The first major move in the Jerod Mayo/Eliot Wolf era has been made. With the NFL franchise tag deadline at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jeremy Fowler first reported the Patriots used the ‘transition tag’ on safety Kyle Dugger at about 2:15. With the transition tag, Dugger is guaranteed to make at least $13.8 million in 2024, but the Patriots have the right to match…

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Patriots release JC Jackson

March 1, 2024

The (second) JC Jackson era in New England has ended. The team officially announced that they cut the troubled cornerback on Friday, saving $14 million in salary cap space. The move isn’t a surprising one given the fact that the team is in rebuild mode and New England now has just about $100 million to “burn” in free agency, along with the No. 3 pick. Perhaps, this rebuild won’t take…

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