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Fri, 01 Sep 2006 14:14:50 -0700
The Providence Journal reports the New England Patriots have placed LB Barry Gardner (leg) on the Injured Reserve list, ending his 2006 season.
Thu, 31 Aug 2006 18:19:05 -0700
John Tomase, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots LB Barry Gardner (leg) suffered an apparent serious leg injury Thursday evening, Aug. 31. His left leg bent grotesquely and was placed in an air cast before he was carted off the field.
Thu, 31 Aug 2006 18:08:14 -0700
NFL.com reports New England Patriots LB Barry Gardner (unknown) was injured during the team's preseason finale Thursday evening, Aug. 31.
Wed, 09 Aug 2006 07:26:42 -0700
Paul Perillo, of Patriots Football Weekly, reports New England Patriots LB Barry Gardner started at middle linebacker in a 4-3 scheme during practice Tuesday, Aug. 8.
Tue, 08 Aug 2006 21:04:48 -0700
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick confirmed Tuesday evening Aug. 8, that Patriots LB Tedy Bruschi (wrist) has broken wrist and that he will be sidelined for all of August. Belichick added Bruschi will not play in any of the team's preseason games. It is unclear whether Bruschi will be ready for the team's regular season opener, Sept. 10 against the Buffalo Bills. In Bruschi's absence, the Patriots have been working LB Barry Gardner at inside linebacker.
Wed, 02 Aug 2006 16:48:09 -0700
Tom Casale, of Patriots Football Weekly, reports New England Patriots LB Barry Gardner has been getting the majority of time at inside linebacker while LB Tedy Bruschi (undisclosed) and LB Monty Beisel (undisclosed) sit out.
Tue, 01 Aug 2006 17:55:31 -0700
Albert Breer, writing for the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots LB Barry Gardner continues to work at inside linebacker with the No. 1 defense.
Fri, 28 Jul 2006 23:02:55 -0700
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots LB Barry Gardner will now wear No. 47.
Tue, 30 May 2006 10:39:14 -0700
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots LB Barry Gardner likes what he sees of the Patriots at practice. He said he feels a sense of urgency with the team. "No wasted time. No wasted energy. It is what it is. Go out and get it done," Gardner said of the team's approach. His primary contributions have come on special teams in recent years, although he's been spending extra time in inside linebackers meetings, the position in which he'll line up if called upon on defense. Gardner prides himself on intelligence, versatility and an always-ready-to-play approach. Gardner has his hands full with another challenge: this is his first experience working in a 3-4 defense. He said the Jets introduced a little bit of the 3-4 last season, although their primary alignment was the 4-3, and Gardner backed up each spot.
Sat, 27 May 2006 17:33:32 -0700
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots LB Monty Beisel said he has spoken with defensive coordinator Dean Pees and was given the indication he will be utilized differently during the 2006 season, possibly to take better advantage of his speed. Beisel has also spent time with new linebackers coach Matt Patricia. Beisel said, "``I think it's going to be really good [with Matt]. That's one thing they talk about around here, when people come and people go, the transition is always smooth. I think it's been seamless so far." Beisel projects to compete with LBs Ryan Claridge, Eric Alexander, Barry Gardner, Larry Izzo and Don Davis for playing time at inside linebacker. If LB Mike Vrabel moves back to outside linebacker, Beisel is a top candidate to start at inside linebacker.
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