It Is What It Is

February 21, 2009 - 5:11 am
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Patriots probably aren'€™t looking for tight ends this weekend at the NFL Scouting Combine '€” they currently have four on their roster, two of whom have been with them the last couple of seasons '€” but that doesn'€™t mean Florida tight end Cornelius Ingram can'€™t...
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February 20, 2009 - 12:56 pm
As expected, the Patriots have re-signed offensive lineman Billy Yates . Here's the full transcript of the announcement, which came down moments ago: The New England Patriots have re-signed offensive lineman Billy Yates. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Yates, 28, has spent the last five...
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February 20, 2009 - 12:49 pm
INDIANAPOLIS -- Former Patriots offensive coordinator was asked a little while ago for his thoughts on New England quarterback Matt Cassel , and here's what he had to say: "Matt Cassel is very bright. He'€™s very athletic. He'€™s got a strong, accurate arm, and he has '€” now '€” a full...
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February 20, 2009 - 9:53 am
INDIANAPOLIS -- New Tampa Bay coach Raheem Morris has plenty of love for New England '€” in fact, his staff is going to have a serious Bay State flavor. He hired former Boston College coach Jeff Jagodzinski to be his offensive coordinator, and ex-Patriots' tight ends coach Pete Mangurian will be...
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February 20, 2009 - 7:54 am
INDIANAPOLIS -- Matt Cassel remains a hot topic here at the combine. We've already had a quote from Thomas Dimitroff on what he thinks of Cassel, and there's been plenty of other folks curious about the New England quarterback. Minnesota has been mentioned as a possible landing spot for Cassel, but...
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February 20, 2009 - 7:07 am
INDIANAPOLIS -- A big part of the combine is the interviews, a nerve-wracking 15-minute process that'll take place some time this weekend for the players in Indy. It'll be the first time for many GMs and coaches to come face-to-face with the guys they are thinking about selecting. In many ways, it'...
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February 20, 2009 - 6:13 am
INDIANAPOLIS -- Just finished up with Atlanta Falcons ' GM Thomas Dimitroff . Dimitroff, who spent six seasons with the Patriots before he was hired by Atlanta, touched on a variety of topics, including his experiences in New England, his feelings on Nick Caserio and his thoughts on the development...
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February 20, 2009 - 4:58 am
INDIANAPOLIS -- We're at Lucas Oil Stadium, sitting and waiting for a parade of head coaches and GMs to speak to the media today. Among those scheduled to speak to the media this morning include Thomas Dimitroff and Josh McDaniels . ( Bill Belichick and/or Nick Caserio are not on the menu today.)...
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February 19, 2009 - 10:58 am
INDIANAPOLIS -- Greetings everyone '€” we're here in Indianapolis for the NFL Combine. Shared a plane flight out here with a couple of local reporters, as well as Patriots assistant coaches Ivan Fears (running backs) and Matt Patricia (linebackers). Not a lot of combine talk in the papers out...
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February 18, 2009 - 12:41 pm
The Patriots announced this afternoon they have signed free agent linebacker Tully Banta-Cain and free agent tight end Brad Listorti. Banta-Cain, taken by New England in the seventh round of the 2003 draft, returns to the Patriots after playing the last two seasons in San Francisco. In his six-year...
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