It Is What It Is

May 06, 2009 - 1:47 pm
While New England wasn't going to lean heavily on his services this year, the season-ending injury to rookie linebacker Tyrone McKenzie thins the inside linebacker position for the Patriots. The third-round pick, who reportedly suffered a torn ACL at last weekend's minicamp, is now believed to be...
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May 05, 2009 - 2:41 pm
The Patriots have just sent out this announcement about 2009 tickets: Patriots fans who wish to purchase tickets to individual games in 2009 will have the opportunity on Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 10 a.m. The New England Patriots annually cap their season ticket sales, leaving a limited number in...
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May 05, 2009 - 1:57 pm
Following up on a report from ESPN earlier Tuesday, the Patriots announced late this afternoon they have signed safety Brandon McGowan. Additionally, the Patriots released first-year punter Tom Malone. Here's a portion of the release from the team: Brandon McGowan, 25, has played in 25 career games...
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May 05, 2009 - 7:31 am
The Patriots have reached a two-year agreement with former Bears safety Brandon McGowan, according to ESPN. A 5-foot-11, 205-pound undrafted free agent out of Maine, the 25-year-old McGowan has spent his entire four-year career to this point in Chicago. His finest season came in 2007, when he...
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May 05, 2009 - 7:22 am
Former Georgia Tech defensive tackle Darryl Richard was taken in the seventh round of the draft late last month by the Patriots, and was a part of the recently concluded rookie minicamp in Foxborough. He shared a quick behind-the-scenes snippet of what took place in this story for the Atlanta...
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May 05, 2009 - 7:11 am
The NFL announced Tuesday the 16 AFL "Legacy Games" that will be played during the 2009 NFL season. The Patriots will play in four of those games -- Sept. 14 at home against the Bills, Oct. 11 at Denver, Oct. 18 at home against the Titans/Oilers, and Dec. 6 at Miami. In each of those games, the...
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May 04, 2009 - 3:12 pm
The Patriots signed eight players today, some of who participated in the rookie minicamp last weekend. The players signed include seventh-year veteran linebacker Vinnie Ciurciu, second-year defensive tackle Steve Williams, first-year running back Omar Cuff, first-year wide receiver Robert Ortiz and...
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May 04, 2009 - 2:23 pm
Former Patriots' wide receiver/special teams' ace Kelley Washington has been invited for a tryout at Baltimore's minicamp this weekend, according to the Baltimore Sun . The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Washington spent the last two seasons in New England, but was a wide receiver in name only -- he ended his...
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May 03, 2009 - 8:07 pm
According to the Tampa Tribune, the Patriots yielded a fifth-round pick in exchange for tight end Alex Smith last week. The deal was originally reported as including an "undisclosed" draft choice. At this point, New England's 2010 draft board is as follows: one first round pick (assigned), three...
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May 02, 2009 - 9:48 am
Thanks to the Patriots' PR staff, here's the complete transcript of the Q&A between the media and coach Bill Belichick from earlier this afternoon: Q: [On the Dali Lama speaking at Gillette Stadium ] BB: That would be a motivational speech like one we haven'€™t heard. Q: Well, you'€™ve had...
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