Posts Tagged ‘Brandon Meriweather’

Patrick Chung: How Much is the Patriots Safety Worth?

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
Patrick Chung Patriots Safety

Is Patrick Chung a part of the Patriots future plans? (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Matthew Jones

Alongside wide receiver Wes Welker and offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer, starting safety Patrick Chung is considered one of New England’s most valuable impending free agents.

Chung, who is set to turn 25 years old in August, has established himself as one of New England’s best defensive players since being drafted with the Patriots’ top pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. The Boston Herald recently reported that New England has yet to discuss a contract extension with Chung, but it is expected that New England would be interested in re-signing Chung before he reaches the open market.

Of course, both the team and the player must be receptive to an extension, so a middle ground will have to be reached in order for the club to lock up Chung long-term.

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Patriots Send Familiar Names Packing

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Nearly two years to the day from when the Patriots traded Richard Seymour to the Oakland Raiders, more moves went down that had New England fans scratching their heads.

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Patriots vs Bucs: The Aftermath

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

NEPD Staff Writer: Doug Kyed

With all the injuries the Pats have right now, the main thing you notice is how shallow this team looks for a preseason game. Most of the second string players you’ll see on the 53 man roster are either hurt or playing with the first stringers right now. That makes our third string defense look all the weaker.

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2011 Patriots Preview: DB’s

Monday, July 25th, 2011
Patriots Devin McCourty

Who will join Devin McCourty in the 2011 Patriots defensive backfield?

NEPD Staff Writer: Doug Kyed

With free agency and a season finally on the horizon, I figured I’d look at a position where free agency will probably not play a huge role this season for the Patriots. I’m going to tackle perhaps my favorite NFL position group, the defensive backs.

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Revisiting the 2007 NFL Draft

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
Brandon Meriweather sacks Matt Leinart

Meriweather is the only 2007 Draft Pick still on the Patriots roster.

It’s now June in 2010 – after three seasons, many feel that one can accurately assess the success of a particular NFL Draft class. When a certain group of fans and media pundits look back at the 2007 NFL Draft for the New England Patriots, many see one of the worst drafts in history.  We are not members of that group.  Here are some notes on how each of the picks ended up.

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Patriots Keep On Rolling

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

After winning 59-0 last week, the Patriots continued their destruction of the dregs of the NFL cellar, beating the winless Tampa Bay Bucs 35-7.

While Tom Brady threw two interceptions in the game, his accuracy was top-notch throughout the game. Brady hit Sam Aiken and Wes Welker in stride on underneath routes that allowed the WR’s to run it into the endzone for touchdowns, while he dropped a perfect ball into Ben Watson’s awaiting hands for his 3rd TD.

The offensive line, however, wasn’t as crisp as usual. Logan Mankins and Sebastian Vollmer combined for a multitude of holding and false-start penalties, although Vollmer did seem nicked up.

The Patriots defense was able to put pressure on Josh Johnson early and often, forcing three interceptions and scores of quarterback hits. Brandon Meriweather’s pick six to start the game set the tone and the Patriots strip-sack of 2nd string QB Josh Freeman to finish the game, were perfect bookends for the defense.

With the bye week on tap, the Patriots will look to get healed up after a brutal seven weeks. Ty Warren, Sebastian Vollmer, and Randy Moss all got nicked up during the game and will be using the training table early and often this week.

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