Last Tuesday, the Patriots signed veteran wide receiver Demaryius Thomas to a 1-year, $6 million dollar deal. Thomas has been one of the NFL's best wide receivers over the past decade, but things are starting to look bleak for the career of the former Patriots rival. The once great wide out is now on the wrong side of 30 and coming fresh off of the 2nd Achilles tear of his career, not to mention his worst season since 2011. It seems as though Thomas comes with more questions than answers. What does the Broncos legend have left in the tank to offer the Patriots? Can he have a real impact on the field in 2019?
With the NFL Draft just two days away, the Patriots are preparing to add some talent to a team in desperate need of a few young foundational players. New England owns six picks in the first three round of the draft, headlined by the 32nd overall pick at the end of the first round. With so many high picks, the Patriots may be unlikely to feel their usual need to trade down and accumulate more picks. Instead, they can take advantage of a 2019 draft class that features tremendous depth at positions where they need some upgrades. Here are the 5 first round prospects the Patriots should be eyeing as we get closer and closer to the 2019 NFL draft.
Amidst all the chaos of the NBA and NHL playoffs, the NFL released the regular season schedule for all 32 teams on Wednesday night. With the schedule now revealed, it's time to look through all the games ahead for the Patriots and pick out the marquee matchups on tap for the reigning Super Bowl champions.
The combine, the pro days, and the player visits are over. The 2019 NFL Draft is one week away. Check out my latest predictions for the 1st round below. I know for a fact this mock will be different in a week when I release my final picks, but one thing is certain, defense is going to dominate this draft. Enjoy and comment!
The NFL Free Agency Frenzy has come to a close for all intents and purposes and the NFL world has shifted most of its focus to the draft. However, a number of quality players still remain unsigned as we head into April. Here are the top 25 free agents as of April 16th, 7:02pm ET:
It is official, Rob Gronkowski has retired from the NFL. He went out on top, a 3x Super Bowl champion, 5x Pro-Bowler, and a 4x All-Pro tight end.
Most of the top free agents have come off the board, but a number of talented free agents still remain as the NFL hits only the 2nd week of free agency:
The 2019 NFL Free Agency has been pretty busy to say the least and I will provide most of the important transactions, as well as players still unsigned, that will impact teams the most this upcoming NFL season. Although the new league year begins 4 p.m. ET on March 13, and that's when contract agreements can be made official, there have been a bunch of moves already. There are still about 10-15 big name unrestricted free agents unsigned too. Some teams have already improved from 2018, while other teams have remained stagnant, hoping and praying to find the right piece to attempt to take down America’s Team – The Dalla.. New England Patriots. The rest of the league is attempting to follow, copy, or play catch up to “The Belichick way”: The signing/drafting of players to short term deals, while only paying long term contracts to a handful of others, leading to valuable draft picks/more cap space to have the most balanced team possible.
An earlier version of this article had names like Golden Tate, Adam Humphries and Odell Beckham Jr. included on it. Since that article, they've all found new homes elsewhere and the Patriots void at receiver has yet to be filled. While Belichick and co. have signed players like Bruce Ellington and Maurice Harris, those players do little to quell the concerns of a fan base that was hoping to add a significant piece to the outside for Tom Brady. With the landscape of free agency changing drastically in the last few days, I've revised the list and added a few names, moved a few names up, moved a few names down and found 10 receivers that are still available that could make the Patriots wide receiver situation look a lot less dire.
Antonio Brown will be wearing a Raiders jersey next year as he signed a three year deal worth up to $54.1 million, with 30.1 million guaranteed. Brown received a big raise and certainly got what he wanted. Pittsburgh received a 3rd and 5th round pick for one of the best offensive weapons in the game. The way Brown demanded this trade and basically picked what team he wanted, hasn’t been seen in the NFL since Randy Moss demanded to be traded from the Raiders to the Patriots in 2007.