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Patriots receive much-needed reinforcements during Monday’s practice

After getting Sunday off, the New England Patriots returned to the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium earlier today to kick off their preparations for this week’s third preseason game against the Carolina Panthers. As opposed to previous sessions this...

Patriots vs Titans snap counts: Isaiah Wynn gets reduced workload in his first game...

The New England Patriots’ second game of the season is in the books, and it was a highly contested affair: resting most of its starters on both sides of the ball, the team feel behind early only to rally...

Bill Belichick embraces challenge of heading into third preseason game on a short week

After their 22-17 win over the Tennessee Titans, the New England Patriots need to make a quick turnaround ahead of their third preseason game: on Thursday, just three days from now, the reigning world champions will host the Carolina...

Ex-Patriots special teamer Albert McClellan has found a new home

When free agency came to an end in early May, only a handful of players to finish the 2018 season on the New England Patriots’ 53-man roster were still left unaccounted for. One of the six men remaining on...

Patriots release Dontrelle Inman, add Josh Gordon to non-football injury list

On Friday afternoon, the NFL announced that New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon had been reinstated from his indefinite suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. The 28-year-old was allowed to rejoin the team on Sunday, and...

Patriots vs. Titans: Fan Notes from the Preseason

There was once a time, many years ago, where I would have grumbled about a Saturday night preseason game. I mean...Saturday night! Time to go out! Hit some bars! Make a fool out of myself! It was always a...

‘Football comes secondary’: Patriots react to Josh Gordon’s reinstatement

On Friday afternoon, inboxes across the NFL’s media landscape were filled with news when the following press release came in: JOSH GORDON TO BE REINSTATED ON CONDITIONAL BASIS After an indefinite suspension that turned out to be definite after all eight...

8 winners and 5 losers from the Patriots’ 22-17 win against the Titans

Another preseason game, another preseason victory for the New England Patriots. With almost the entire starting lineup on both sides of the ball sitting the contest out, the team defeated the Tennessee Titans 22-17. Along the way, some of...

5 observations from the Patriots’ 22-17 preseason win over the Titans

The New England Patriots had plenty of success against the Tennessee Titans during this week’s pair of joint practices. The two teams’ preseason meeting was therefore more of the same for Bill Belichick’s team: while they were not as...

Patriots vs Titans: Live updates, news, game details, and open thread

Welcome to the New England Patriots’ second preseason game! Tonight, the team will take on the Tennessee Titans on the road to build not just on last week’s victory, but also on what was a very good week of...

Bill Belichick releases a rather vague statement on Josh Gordon’s reinstatement

The New England Patriots’ wide receiver group received a serious talent boost yesterday: the NFL reinstated Josh Gordon from his indefinite suspension; he will be eligible to rejoin the team on Sunday. Needless to say that the league’s announcement...

Patriots fans are feeling really good about the team right now

Fans of the New England Patriots have plenty to feel good about these days, not just because their team won its record-tying sixth Super Bowl in February. Heading into their second preseason game, the Patriots are also looking like...

Josh Gordon’s reinstatement is so much bigger than football

Eight months ago, the NFL indefinitely suspended Josh Gordon for violating the terms of his reinstatement under the league’s substance abuse policy. His 2018 season therefore ended in disappointed after it had represented a renaissance of sorts: Gordon was...

Resetting the Patriots’ receiver depth chart after Josh Gordon’s reinstatement

During their final open practice of the week, the New England Patriots’ featured a depleted pass catching group: with multiple top-level options at wide receivers and tight end nursing injuries and being unable to participate, Tom Brady had to...

What Josh Gordon’s reinstatement means for the Patriots

Yesterday evening, news broke that the NFL had reinstated wide receiver Josh Gordon from his indefinite suspension. Needless to say that this is a positive development not just for the player himself, but also for the New England Patriots...

Patriot Nation Podcast: Quick-hit reactions to Josh Gordon’s reinstatement

Click here if you’re visiting via Apple News. Josh Gordon is back! Pat Lane from the Patriot Nation Podcast and Mark Schofield from The Scho Show get together to discuss what his reinstatement from an indefinite suspension means for the...

Breaking: Patriots WR Josh Gordon reinstated by Roger Goodell

Flash is back. On Friday night, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the news Patriots fans have been waiting for with regard to wide receiver Josh Gordon. NFL is reinstating Patriots’ WR Josh Gordon, league source tells ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 16,...

What to watch when the Patriots play the Titans in their second preseason game

Tomorrow, the New England Patriots will be suiting up for their second preseason game against the Tennessee Titans. While starters mostly sat in the first exhibition game last week, the backups and rookies played with the Patriots dominating the...

Pats Playbook: The James Develin Series (Part 1)

My last post in the Pats Playbook series was about how the New England Patriots run power from 1-back sets. Now, we’ll get into how the Patriots use various running plays out of 2-back sets, utilizing James Develin as...