Posts Tagged ‘Wide Receivers’

Wide Receiver a Focal Point During First Day of Patriots Camp

Friday, July 26th, 2013

New England’s wide receivers caught attention during the first day of training camp. (Photo: Oliver Thomas)

NEPD Staff Writer: Oliver Thomas

The rainy opening day of New England Patriots training camp outside Gillette Stadium had many storylines. Although as far as on-field observations are concerned, the wide receiver position certainly proved to be one worth monitoring on July 26.

The group of wideouts participating in drills was thinned a bit with Rutgers rookie Mark Harrison, Cincinnati rookie Kenbrell Thompkins and slot target Julian Edelman manning the sidelines. Thompkins’ injury is uncertain, while Harrison and Edelman are working back from a fifth metatarsal fracture and a broken foot, respectively.

Their absence opened up extended reps for the other nine. (more…)

Drafting Wide Receivers: A Patriots Case Study

Sunday, February 12th, 2012
Patriots Draft WR

Taylor Price wasn't the answer. Unless the question was "Who is the latest bust at WR for the Patriots?"

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

It’s become like a cruel joke around here in New England. Every year or two the Patriots draft a WR and the hopes of Patriots Nation immediately are sky high. Everyone swears that this time this one will turn into a star.

With Tom Brady at QB any receiver brought to New England will be successful, or so it was once thought. While other teams are drafting Greg Jennings, Mike Wallace and other pro bowl receivers we have been stuck with the Taylor Prices and Chad Jackson’s of the world.

Why can other teams seemingly draft such quality WRs and the Patriots strikeout with the position year after year? I went back and looked at each WR the Patriots drafted looking at how they fared in college, how they did at the combine and what may have made the Patriots draft them.

Here is what I found.


NEPD Mailbag: Too Long For Twitter

Friday, February 10th, 2012
Devin McCourty Patriots Broncos

One of the biggest questions on the minds of Patriots Nation is, "Where will Devin McCourty be lined up next season?"

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

Every Friday moving forward, I’m going to be answering some questions from Twitter that might take a little (or a lot) more words than 140 characters.

I know a lot of writers have done this in the past (hello Bill Simmons), but it’s a fun way to answer some of the burning questions that you guys have about the Patriots and the NFL Draft.

If you have a question about anything, tweet it to me @DougKyed, and I’ll try to include it in the column on Friday.


Patriots Working out “Housh” and Safeties

Sunday, August 14th, 2011
TJ Houshmandzadeh Patriots

Patriots fans may have to brush up on their spelling skills.

According to Ian Rappaport the Patriots are set to hold a workout with veteran receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh.


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