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2012 NFL Draft: Potential Patriots DL

Thursday, April 12th, 2012
Michael Brockers NFL Draft

Does Michael Brockers really fit the typical mold of a Patriots defensive lineman? (Photo: ICON SMI)

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

If you look at any mock draft, you will typically see the Patriots taking a defensive lineman in the first two rounds.

There’s good reason, it’s a big position of need for the Patriots. The difficult part is predicting which players the Patriots may be looking at.

Checking In With Uncle Al

Sunday, June 13th, 2010
Raiders 2011 1st Round Pick

Will Al Davis come through for the Patriots?

Before the start of the 2009 NFL season, the Patriots made a somewhat shocking move by trading long-time Patriot DE Richard Seymour to the Oakland Raiders. At the end of the coming 2010 NFL season, the trade will finally come to fruition for the Patriots, where they own the Raiders’ 2011 1st-round draft pick.

Many Patriot fans at the time of the trade expected the pick to land somewhere in the top five or ten, however, over the last few months Al Davis has made some surprisingly decent personnel moves.


Richard Seymour Reporting to Raiders

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

After what was seemingly a year-long (or 1 week) holdout, Richard Seymour will be reporting to the Oakland Raiders just in time to hopefully in Monday Night’s opener – right after watching his old team on Monday Night Football.

According to Adam Schefter, (via @adam_schefter) Seymour will receive no promises to renegotiate his contract or not place the franchise tag on him next year.

Seymour, the former Patriot All-Pro, had been sent a “5-day letter”, forcing him to report within five days or risk having to sit out the entire 2009 NFL season.

The Patriots will receive a 2011 1st Round Draft Pick in exchange for Richard Seymour. Check out the list of 2011 Patriots Draft Picks here.

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Big Sey You Later

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

As I caught a glimpse of the television after finishing up my round of golf today, I couldn’t believe my eyes. One of the cornerstones of the Patriots defense, Richard Seymour, had been traded to the Raiders for a 2011 Draft Pick. The Patriots will also realize $3.3 million in cap relief, although Seymour will still count over $6.1 million against the cap.

Seymour’s departure seems to signal the advent of the 4-3 in New England. With Vince Wilfork and Ron Brace holding their own inside, the Patriots need some pass-rush specialists on the outside-not Seymour’s best trait. Jarvis Green and Derrick Burgess seem poised to jump into his position at this time.

According to Bill Belichick, Seymour “established himself as one of our premier players for nearly a decade. His presence has been felt as a force on the field, a respected man off it, and a multi-year champion.”

Vince Wilfork, Seymour’s defensive linemate, in response to the last weeks turmoil, stated “This is another change and we’re going to have to deal with it. I don’t care how you feel about it. You got to deal with it and move on.”

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