Patriots: Judon ready to roll in his second season with New England

June 8, 2022

Prior to positional drills starting on Wednesday morning during Day 2 of mandatory mini-camp, linebacker Matthew Judon was belting out the words to Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer,” grabbing teammates by the shoulder pads, trying to get them to join in. Judon wasn’t around for the voluntary OTA’s, but over the last two days he’s brought the energy early and often. Now in his second year with the Patriots,…

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Patriots: Sights, sounds and thoughts from Day 2 of mandatory mini-camp

June 8, 2022

FOXBOROUGH – So much for the full day of rain. It turned out to be a beautiful day at Gillette for the second of three mandatory mini-camp sessions and once again, there was some positive signs in all three phases. Here’s what stood out throughout another lengthy two-hour practice on Wednesday… -Coach Belichick met with the media before practice donning a green Celtics hat and opened with a message: “Start…

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Patriots: Sights, sounds & thoughts from the first day of mandatory mini-camp

June 7, 2022

There was a slight first day of school vibe on the lower practice field behind Gillette Stadium on Tuesday afternoon. Mandatory mini-camp began and aside from a few excused absences, just about everyone was in the house for the first of three straight practice days. There was definitely a bit more tempo to the near two-hour session compared to the optional OTA’s and we even got a small skirmish at…

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Patriots: Keeping an eye on three things heading into mandatory mini-camp Tuesday

June 6, 2022

After two open practices where almost everyone – but not everyone – was in attendance, the Patriots are set to begin three days of mandatory offseason mini-camp on Tuesday. For the first time, we should get at least a small taste of what the 2022 Patriots are going to look like. The entire defensive unit, the offensive line, quarterback Mac Jones, the receivers and the new staff should all benefit…

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Patriots: Sights, sounds & thoughts from 2nd OTA practice

May 31, 2022

FOXBOROUGH – The Patriots were back on the practice field in front of the media for the second time on Tuesday afternoon. With mandatory mini-camp set for next week (June 7-9) there were still some guys missing since this week is still voluntary. Bill Belichick spoke prior to practice too, here’s what stood out… -In total there were only 10 guys still missing, which is pretty damn good attendance for…

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Patriots: Sights, sounds & thoughts from the first day of OTA’s

May 24, 2022

FOXBOROUGH – Football is back. Ok, obviously not really, but the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium were buzzing on Monday morning as the Patriots were out for their first OTA practice. We’re still in the non-mandatory portion of mini camp, with mandatory OTA’s set for June 7-9. Still, there was an impressive amount of players on hand for the first practice and we started to get a little bit of…

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Patriots: Breaking down the 2022 schedule

May 13, 2022

Photo: @Patriots Schedule Day is always a sneaky great day on the calendar for football fans. No one really thinks about it until we’re all reminded a week or so before that Schedule Day is coming. It isn’t quite the same with Twitter leaks popping up everywhere throughout the day ruining the element of surprise, but still, once the league slate comes out it’s always fun to see where and…

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Patriots: Mills looking forward to second year with the Pats

May 12, 2022

Photo: Nancy Lane/Boston Herald On Tuesday, Nelson Agholor talked about how much more comfortable he is in the Patriots system in his second year, even before OTA’s start. On Thursday, cornerback Jalen Mills echoed many of the same sentiments. Mills is a bit of a forgotten man with the re-signing of Malcolm Butler and two cornerbacks being taken in the draft. Mills has a chance to be – and may…

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Patriots: Nelson Agholor ready for a bounce-back season

May 10, 2022

Photo: Dale Zanine – USA Today Sports Nelson Agholor has heard all the chatter. He knows what his cap-hit is. He knows how people feel about his first year in New England. Don’t worry Patriots fans, he’s not happy about it either. On Tuesday afternoon, Agholor met with the media via a Zoom call and was honest about his first season in New England. Agholor’s performance didn’t meet his expectations…

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Patriots Draft: Pats’ need for speed addressed head on during second night of the NFL Draft

April 30, 2022

Photo: @Patriots If there was one line or saying that could sum up the Patriots’ approach to the second night of the NFL Draft on Friday, it would be Ricky Bobby’s “I wanna go fast.” A night after Bill Belichick, Matt Groh, Matt Patricia and everyone else involved in the New England draft process frustrated fans by trading back in the first round and then selecting a guard, New England…

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