It Is What It Is

April 26, 2009 - 9:36 am
The offseason reworking of the New England secondary continued Sunday with the news the Patriots have traded cornerback Ellis Hobbs to Philadelphia a pair of fifth-round picks. Hobbs, a third-round pick out of Iowa State in 2005, advanced quickly up the depth chart the last few seasons, eventually...
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April 26, 2009 - 9:20 am
The Patriots have acquired two fifth-round picks (137th and 141st overall) from the Eagles in exchange for veteran cornerback Ellis Hobbs .
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April 26, 2009 - 9:07 am
Just got off a conference call with Brandon Tate . Here are a few highlights -- we'€™ll have the full Q&A along shortly: Surprised that Patriots called your name? Yeah, I was real surprised, man. It seemed like a long, long wait. But it paid off, and I'€™m glad I went to the Patriots. How'Â...
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April 26, 2009 - 8:18 am
OK, now that we have a few moments to breathe, here's a quick update as to what's ahead for New England: 5th round pick -- 170th overall: This is a compensatory pick that cannot be traded. 6th round pick -- 207th overall: This is also a compensatory pick that cannot be traded. 7th round pick --...
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April 26, 2009 - 8:14 am
The Patriots took their first linebacker at No. 97, taking Tyrone McKenzie out of the University of South Florida. (More on McKenzie can be found here and here .) A 6-foot-2, 235-pound outside linebacker who was a first-team All-BIG EAST selection, he finished his senior season with 116 tackles,...
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April 26, 2009 - 8:01 am
FOXBOROUGH -- The Patriots have taken OLB Tyrone McKenzie out of South Florida with the 97th overall pick. More details to follow.
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April 26, 2009 - 7:37 am
The Patriots are trading with the Titans -- New England will send its 89th overall pick to Tennesse for the Titans' second-round pick next season.
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April 26, 2009 - 7:25 am
The Patriots selected wide receiver Brandon Tate out of North Carolina. Tate is a 6-foot, 195-pounder who established an NCAA combined kick-return yardage record (3,523 yards) and was 304 yards shy of the NCAA record for kick return yardage. ( Here's video of him .) However, his career was derailed...
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April 26, 2009 - 7:15 am
FOXBOROUGH -- With the 83rd pick, the Patriots select WR Brandon Tate out of North Carolina.
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Mike Petraglia
April 26, 2009 - 6:41 am
FOXBOROUGH - The Patriots just announced they have made their third trade of the draft, trading their first of four third-round picks to Jacksonville. The Patriots will send their 1st of four 3rd round picks (73) to JAX in exchange for 2010 2nd rd pick and a 7th round pick this year (232). The...
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