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Ryan Hannable
November 20, 2018 - 5:01 pm
FOXBORO -- Although Rex Burkhead was not spotted at the start of Patriots practice on Tuesday, it didn't mean he missed the session altogether. Burkhead was in the locker room afterwards and confirmed he did in fact practice. The running back told several reporters, including Kevin Duffy of the...
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Ryan Hannable
November 20, 2018 - 1:36 pm
FOXBORO -- Rob Gronkowski himself admitted a few weeks ago he doesn't feel himself this season. The Patriots tight end has missed three out of the last four games with nagging ankle and back injuries and in his seven games played, he has 29 receptions for 448 yards and a touchdown. On Wednesday,...
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Ryan Hannable
November 20, 2018 - 1:09 pm
FOXBORO -- The Patriots held their first post-bye practice Tuesday on the upper grass fields behind Gillette Stadium in rainy, cold conditions. There were two players missing: tight end Dwayne Allen and running back Rex Burkhead. Allen isn't a surprise as he reportedly is on crutches following...
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Ryan Hannable
November 20, 2018 - 12:06 pm
FOXBORO -- Monday night's Chiefs-Rams game was the best of the season and perhaps the best game in a long time. Bill Belichick said he caught some of the game, so a natural question was what were his takeaways? “Yeah, the Jets," he said. "That is my takeaway. Getting ready for the Jets.” While not...
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Pete Davidson
November 20, 2018 - 11:36 am
Welcome to Week 12, the last week of the fantasy season with byes. And, even though we only lose two squads, the losses will be tough to take as the Chiefs and Rams have been the fantasy engines for most of this year’s league leading teams. Hopefully most of you are in position to take a down week...
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Ryan Hannable
November 20, 2018 - 11:15 am
FOXBORO -- Shaq Mason is one of the best guards in the entire NFL and him missing the last two weeks with a calf injury has impacted the Patriots offense. While the Patriots were able to get by the Packers easily, the Titans game was a different story. Tom Brady felt uncomfortable in the pocket all...
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Ryan Hannable
November 20, 2018 - 9:29 am
FOXBORO -- The Patriots' Week 11 bye week came at a good time for a number of players, including running back Sony Michel. The rookie suffered a second knee injury of the year against the Bears in Week 7, which forced him to miss the next two games before he returned against the Titans in Week 10...
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Ryan Hannable
November 20, 2018 - 9:07 am
Monday night’s Chiefs-Rams classic was the best game of the NFL season so far and went a long way in making the AFC playoff picture more clear after Week 11. Even though the Patriots were off this week, they were able to gain ground in the standings. They are in a decent position to where their...
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Ryan Hannable
November 19, 2018 - 5:16 pm
FOXBORO -- Despite playing 152 snaps in the last three games, Chris Hogan has only two catches on six targets, including zero catches in his last two games. On a conference call earlier Monday , Bill Belichick didn't put too much stock in it, and then speaking at his locker later in the day neither...
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Ryan Hannable
November 19, 2018 - 4:59 pm
With the emergence of analytics websites and player grades becoming more and more popular, a lot has been made of who deserves blame for plays that go wrong, and right for that matter. Appearing on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria, Bill Belichick went in-depth on the subject where he pointed out even...
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