Posts Tagged ‘Brandon Lloyd’

Wideout Woes: Whiffs Won’t Scare Patriots Away From Drafting a Receiver in 2013

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
Quinton Patton Senior Bowl

Quinton Patton is a player that the Patriots could target in the first fifty picks of the 2013 NFL Draft. (USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Staff Writer: Oliver Thomas

Nine. That’s the number of wide receivers the New England Patriots have drafted since 2002.

While that number suggests head coach Bill Belichick is open to grooming young route-runners to catch passes from Tom Brady, the team’s success rate in doing so tells another story.

Of the nine wideouts selected by the Patriots over that span, it can be argued that only Deion Branch and David Givens became integral parts in the offense. They were drafted 11 years ago.

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Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd Aren’t Guaranteed For a Return in 2013

Monday, February 11th, 2013

One and done with the Patriots? (US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Tony Santorsa

Very rarely do you see one of the NFL’s prolific passing attacks part ways with their top two receivers in one offseason—but the New England Patriots are a different breed of animal.

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Stallworth Back in Fold, Edelman Placed on Injured Reserve

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
Julian Edelman Patriots

Will the Patriots offense get more vertical with Julian Edelman out?

NEPD Staff Writer: Joon Lee

Wide receiver Donte Stallworth has signed with the Patriots, his third trip with the team. Stallworth was a training camp casualty at the start of this year.

Stallworth will likely be used to fill the hole left by Julian Edelman, who provided a short pass option in addition to a good punt-return option.

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Patriots vs Saints: 10 Keys to the First Preseason Game

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
DE Chandler Jones

Chandler Jones shined in practice – how will he perform in a game? (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Matthew Jones

On Thursday night the New England Patriots will take the field for the first time of the 2012 season in preseason action against the New Orleans Saints, who are operating on a short week following Sunday’s 17-10 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in the Hall of Fame game.

The matchup offers a number of intriguing storylines from New England’s perspective; here are ten of the most intriguing angles in the Patriots’ exhibition opener:

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Patriots Fantasy Football Preview: 2012 Stat Projections

Monday, August 6th, 2012
Patriots Receiver Brandon Lloyd

How will new WR Brandon Lloyd be able to contribute to the Josh McDaniels’ new Patriots offense? (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

Usually I’ll leave the Fantasy content to the experts, like our friends over at 2 Mugs, but with so many targets for Tom Brady this season I think the Patriots deserve their own Fantasy preview.

I’ll break it down by position.

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Musket Blasts: Patriots and NFL Draft Links, 8/1

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
Logan Mankins Guard Patriots

When will left guard Logan Mankins be able to practice? (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

Come back every Monday, Wednesday and Friday as I choose my five favorite New England Patriots and NFL Draft links to share. Feel free to submit your own links in the comments.

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Brandon Lloyd: Patriots Free Agent Reset

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
Patriots Receiver Brandon Lloyd

New Patriots receiver Brandon Lloyd seems to be fitting in very well. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots offense have lacked a true threat on the outside since they shipped Randy Moss to the Vikings in 2010 and arguably before that.

Has Brandon Lloyd proven already during training camp that he will be the player to change that?

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