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Brandon Lawrence

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Ballard Vital To Patriots In Gronk's Absence

Ballard Vital To Patriots In Gronk's Absence

Things are going from bad to worse for Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. After a fourth surgery on his left forearm, which he first broke on Nov. 18, 2012 against the Colts, the soon-to-be fourth-year tight end found he needed surgery on his back...
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Amendola Won't Carry Burden In New England

Amendola Won't Carry Burden In New England

By now, Patriots fans have caught on to the fact that things will be different offensively for the team in 2013. It all started with Wes Welker signing in Denver. And so went Tom Brady’s favorite and most reliable target from the past few seasons...
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Michael Buchanan: The Steal of the Draft?

Michael Buchanan: The Steal of the Draft?

Most of the time when college players are drafted in the seventh round of any NFL draft, it doesn’t guarantee much in terms of playing time, a roster spot or even the practice squad...
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Patriots Defensive Front Takes Shape

Patriots Defensive Front Takes Shape

For the second time this week, the Patriots released a defensive lineman who has been fairly productive. Kyle Love went undrafted in 2010, but was picked up by the Patriots and has increased his value and production since his selection...
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Patriots Cut Deaderick, Sign Green, Mattes

Patriots Cut Deaderick, Sign Green, Mattes

The Patriots announced Monday the team has released defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick for reasons not specified, multiple outlets reported. Deaderick’s release comes just days after the team cut receiver Andre Holmes...
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Are Patriots Better Defensively?

Are Patriots Better Defensively?

The Patriots thought they had it all figured out in 2012. A patchwork defensive backfield had seemingly come together at the start of last year with the addition of Steve Gregory, a safety from San Diego, to start opposite Patrick Chung...
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With Hawkins, Patriots Receivers Are 12 Deep

With Hawkins, Patriots Receivers Are 12 Deep

The Patriots added yet another name to the team’s ever-growing wide receiver list on Thursday when the team announced the signing of former Titans wide out Lavelle Hawkins, the Nashville Tennessean reported...
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Julian Edelman Re-injures Right Foot

Julian Edelman Re-injures Right Foot

Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is in a walking boot after re-injuring his right foot sometime during the team’s organized activities – the same foot Edelman broke in week 13 at Miami that landed him on injured reserve in 2012 –...
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Steelers' Clark Talks Trash About Amendola, Brady

Steelers' Clark Talks Trash About Amendola, Brady

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark made a guest appearance in Bristol, Conn., at ESPN on Monday as an analyst for NFL Live, and had a lot to say about Tom Brady and the correct way to play the Patriots...
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Blount's New Deal Reshapes Patriots RBs

Blount's New Deal Reshapes Patriots RBs

When the Patriots traded for former Buccaneers running back LeGarrette Blount on day three of the NFL Draft, Bill Belichick and the organization made what is utterly the definition of a low-risk, high-reward move...
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