Posts Tagged ‘James Morris’

Patriots vs Panthers : Player Spotlight

Friday, August 28th, 2015

NEPD Staff Writer CJ Sousa

We’re (almost) there.  Meaningful football is right around the corner – I promise.  In terms of meaningful football in the pre-season, tonight will be as good as it gets.  The third pre-season game is normally when starters get extended action into the second half.  Also, coaches will give specific looks to guys in competition running alongside the first team.

Last week we highlighted three position groups to watch against the Saints.  Today – a more specific look into what Patriots have the most to play for tonight.  Here are five Patriots I will be keeping a close eye on. (more…)

Patriots vs Saints Primer: Three Positional Groups to Watch

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

NEPD Staff Writer CJ Sousa

As we move deeper into the preseason, roster clarity becomes key.  Preseason games can be a mess.  Full of players you’ve never heard of, sloppy play and announcers mispronouncing every third players name.

However through the chaos there are story lines to follow.  Let’s take a look at three position groups you should keep your eye on tonight.

Running Back

LeGarrette Blount, James White and Jonas Gray are three guys I feel confident will be there Week 1.  Brandon Bolden, due to his special teams ability as well as trust from Bill Belichick to protect Tom Brady on third down, is likely a shoe in as well.  With  Blount’s Week 1 suspension, this leaves the door open for one other player.  Enter : Dion Lewis. (more…)

2014 New England Patriots UDFA Signings and Analysis

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

James Morris has a good chance of making the 53-man roster.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

The 2014 NFL Draft just wrapped up, but the roster building continues. Signing undrafted free agents has been an important compenent to the Patriots organization over the last decade plus and this year is no different. Last year the Patriots had mulitple undrafted players make their roster and make an impact, don’t under-estimate the importance of these players.

Here is a list of the players the New England Patriots have signed to a rookie contract and a quick scouting report on what they bring to the table.


2013 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: Iowa vs Minnesota (2011)

Saturday, July 7th, 2012
MarQuies Gray Minnesota QB

MarQuies Gray (QB, Minnesota) is a very intriguing draft prospect. (Photo: US Presswire)


NEPD Editor: James Christensen

Minnesota went home with the prized pig “Floyd”, but the biggest prize to come out of this game just might be a Minnesota quarterback.

You can see other game breakdowns in our Scouting Notes Database.


2013 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: Iowa vs Michigan (2011)

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
Keenan Davis Patriots

Iowa wide receiver Keenan Davis has a lot of potential. (Photo: US Presswire)


NEPD Editor: James Christensen

The University of Iowa has consistently produced NFL talent for the last decade and more. For example, there are more Iowa players in the NFL right now than there are from vaunted Alabama.

While Iowa doesn’t have a sure-fire first round pick for the 2013 NFL Draft, there are several prospects in this game that will garner top 100 attention.


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