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Players with Patriots Ties Continuing Football Journey in FXFL

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
A former Florida Gator and Patriot, guard Jon Halapio will continue his football journey in the FXFL. (Kim Klement - USA Today Sports)

A former Florida Gator and New England Patriot, guard Jon Halapio will continue his football journey in the FXFL. (Kim Klement – USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Editor: Oliver Thomas

The Fall Experimental Football League is slated to begin its inaugural season on Wednesday, with the aim of serving as a developmental platform for the National Football League.

Founded by sports lawyer Brian Woods in May of 2014, the FXFL’s four-team circuit will provide a venue for former college prospects and recent NFL players to work back into the league of 32. And when the league kicks off its month-long schedule, at least eight players with ties to the New England Patriots will play a part in it. (more…)


The Utility Man: Undrafted Patriots Tight End Brandon Ford

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Undrafted Clemson product Brandon Ford brings versatility to the Patriots offense. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Oliver Thomas

Talent will get an undrafted rookie signed, but versatility is what will get an undrafted rookie on the football field.

Former Clemson tight end Brandon Ford has already accomplished the former. Now, he’s looking to accomplish the latter.

And he’s looking to do so with the New England Patriots.

When the rookie agreed to terms with New England following Day 3 of the 2013 NFL draft, he appeared to be the biggest positional longshot given the team’s logjam at tight end. Yet as we now know, that landscape has changed.

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