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    Initial Thoughts: Cam Newton Signs with the Patriots

    You’ll never be able to say the Patriots are boring. The Patriots shocked the world Sunday night when they signed Cam Newton to a one-year deal worth up to $7.5 million. The deal is heavy on incentives. Here are our initial thoughts on the signing. Should we really have been surprised by this signing? No. The Bill Belichick era has brought two consistent things: winning and signing low-risk high-reward veterans to incentive-heavy deals. Don’t forget– in 2015, Newton was the league MVP. Newton followed up his MVP performance with solid seasons in 2016, 2017, and 2018. If he can get back to that level, he’s the best quarterback in the…

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    Why Adrian Phillips was the Patriots Best Free Agent Signing

    Some might think of free agency as a time for teams to sign big-name players to big-money deals, but not the Patriots. Aside from the rare expectations, like Stephon Gilmore in 2017, the Patriots have used free agency to sign underrated veterans to low-cost contracts. The Patriots continued that strategy this offseason. They made several signings during the free agency period, but none were more significant than bringing in Adrian Phillips. In March, Phillips was signed to a two-year deal with a max value of $7.5 million and $3 million guaranteed. In this article, I’ll explain why Phillips will make the biggest impact of all the Patriots free agent signings.…

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    Three Free Agents the Patriots Should Consider Signing

    Although the core group of free agents already signed with new teams, there’s still a large group of veterans waiting to be picked up. With training camp approaching in July, we expect the top remaining free agents to be signed over the next few weeks. Even though most of the remaining free agents come with flaws, the Patriots should still look to add depth. The Patriots’ pursuit of free agents is handicapped by their lack of cap space, but it’s possible they figure out a way to move some money around. In this article, we’ll give you three free agents the Patriots should consider signing. TE Delanie Walker After missing…

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    Patriots 53-Man Roster Projection 1.0

    While the details of the 2020 NFL season are still uncertain, the Patriots are scheduled to report for training camp on July 28. Training camp brings about intense roster battles and the chance for young upstarts to begin making a name for themselves. There’s still so much to learn about this year’s Patriots team, but with training camp on the horizon, we thought we’d make our first roster prediction. Quarterback (2) Making the Team: Jarrett Stidham, Brian Hoyer Cut: J’Mar Smith, Brian Lewerke Analysis: We expect the Patriots to try and keep J’Mar Smith on the practice squad, but he’ll need to really stand out to make the final roster.…

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    Grading Each Position Group: Defensive Line, Edge, Linebackers

    The upcoming NFL season feels like the beginning of a new era for the New England Patriots. For the first time in nearly two decades, the Patriots will be entering a season with a new starting quarterback. While we wait for the return of an uncertain NFL season, we decided to grade every position group on the roster as it stands right now.  In the fourth and final part, we cover the Patriots’ interior defensive linemen, edge defenders, and linebackers.   Part one of the series covering the skill positions can be found here.  Part two covering the offensive line and special teams can be found here. Part three covering the…

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    Grading Each Position Group: The Secondary

    The upcoming NFL season feels like the beginning of a new era for the New England Patriots. For the first time in nearly two decades, the Patriots will be entering a season with a new starting quarterback. While we wait for the return of an uncertain NFL season, we decided to grade every position group on the roster as it stands right now.  In part three we cover the Patriots’ secondary.  Part one of the series covering the skill positions can be found here. Part two covering the offensive line and special teams can be found here. Grading: A = High-level starters with good depth B = Good group, only…

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    Grading Each Position Group: Offensive Line and Special Teams

    The upcoming NFL season feels like the beginning of a new era for the New England Patriots. For the first time in nearly two decades, the Patriots will be entering a season with a new starting quarterback. While we wait for the return of an uncertain NFL season, we decided to grade every position group on the roster as it stands right now. In part two we cover the offensive line and special teams. Part one of the series covering the skill positions can be found here. Grading: A = High-level starters with good depth B = Good group, only a few concerns C= Not sure what to expect and…

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    Grading Each Position Group: Skill Positions

    The upcoming NFL season feels like the beginning of a new era for the New England Patriots. For the first time in nearly two decades, the Patriots will be entering a season with a new starting quarterback. While we wait for the return of an uncertain NFL season, we decided to grade every position group on the roster as it stands right now. Part one of the series will cover skill position players. Grading: A = High-level starters with good depth B = Good group, only a few concerns C= Not sure what to expect and a number of questions D = Very little talent at the position QB: Jarrett…

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    Five Returning Patriots on the Roster Bubble

    Coming into every season, there are some Patriots players firmly on the roster bubble. Training camp and preseason play ultimately decide their future on the roster. In this article, we identified five returning Patriots on the roster bubble. Rex Burkehead, RB We thought we’d start with a surprise player on the list. In a perfect world, Burkhead would never be on the roster bubble. When Burkhead is healthy he’s arguably one of the best running backs on the roster. So why do we think he’s on the roster bubble? Let’s take a look at the running backs on the roster (alphabetical order): 1.) Brandon Bolden 2.) Damien Harris 3.) James…