Posts Tagged ‘Roster Moves’

Andre Carter and the Patriots: Still a Fit?

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012
Andre Carter Patriots Injury

Hopefully, this isn't the last image we have of Andre Carter in a Patriots uniform. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

Andre Carter’s performance in 2011 was a revelation, both for Carter and the New England Patriots.

However, training camp is rapidly approaching and little progress has been made on a new contract – is there still room for Carter on the Patriots roster?


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.


Joseph Addai Latest Addition to New-Look Patriots

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Joseph Addai appears to be the last piece of the puzzle

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

When the Patriots passed on the opportunity to draft a running back last week in the NFL Draft, it appeared that the Patriots would address the lack of running back depth through the free agent market.

On Saturday, word was leaked out by Peyton Manning of all people, that his former Colts teammate RB Joseph Addai was going to sign with the Patriots.


Patriots Mock Draft: Version 4.0 and Roster Projection

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Trumaine Johnson could be a Patriot come draft day.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

With the draft one week away I do my best to predict how the Patriots draft will unfold and how the players signed in free agency and any furtherĀ free agent signings fit into the 53 man roster.


2012 NFL Draft Impact: Patriots Re-sign Dan Koppen

Friday, April 13th, 2012
Dan Koppen Patriots

Welcome back Dan. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

A familiar face will be returning to Gillette Stadium soon, as veteran center Dan Koppen has reportedly signed a contract to stay with the New England Patriots. Koppen was originally selected in the 5th round of the 2003 NFL Draft.

What does the signing mean for the Patriots 2012 NFL Draft strategy?


2012 NFL Free Agency: Patriots Sign CB Will Allen

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

In a very Patriots esque maneuver, in the midst of the Saints discipline and Tebow-to-the-Jets, the Patriots signed former Dolphins CB Will Allen according to Bryan McIntyre.

The Patriots love to bring in veteran defensive backs, in the past signing Shawn Springs, Leigh Bodden, Lewis Sanders, Deltha O’Neal, etc.

Allen played in 15 games this season, with six starts and 676 total snaps at slot corner after missing all of 2010 and half of 2009 with a knee injury. Before Allen’s knee injury, Allen was the 10th rated CB on Pro Football Focus in 2008 and 32nd in 2009 despite missing half the season.


2012 Free Agency: Patriots Sign Donte Stallworth

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Donte Stallworth is returning to the Patriots

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

Who says you can’t go home again? Well, that’s not the case with Donte Stallworth, as the Patriots agreed to terms with the Washington Redskins WR who was a key cog in the record breaking 2007 Patriots offense.


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