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Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:46:36 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Forte will be a high-end RB2 and could be even higher if he lands in a spot to take the bulk of the workload.
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:42:44 -0800
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 12:24:04 -0800
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots CB Malcolm Butler (knee) did not play in the 2016 Pro Bowl because he suffered a knee sprain in the AFC Championship game against the Denver Broncos. Butler does not need surgery.
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 11:43:00 -0800
New England Patriots DE Chandler Jones might be in line for a contract extension as he enters the final year of his current deal. Philadelphia Eagles DE Vinny Curry recently signed a five-year, $47.25 million extension, which could be in the same range as a possible Jones extension.
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 11:21:43 -0800
Fantasy Tip: The Patriots may lose both LeGarrette Blount and Steven Jackson in free agency this year. New England loves pass-catching running backs, but they've already got a couple in Dion Lewis and James White. Of course, Forte is at another level than Lewis and White, so the Patriots could still be interested. Forte will probably be a RB1 wherever he is, but there aren't many better places for his fantasy value than New England.
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 11:54:09 -0800
New York Jets impending free-agent RB Stevan Ridley is not expected to be pursued by the New England Patriots, his former team. The Patriots will likely look to add depth at running back this offseason, and Ridley is entering free agency, but New England is expected to look elsewhere.
Fantasy Tip: The Patriots let Ridley go for a reason, and they probably haven't changed their minds in such a short amount of time, especially after Ridley hardly saw the field last season due to injury. For now, Ridley remains a non-factor in the fantasy football realm.
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 13:07:07 -0800
Fantasy Tip: The injuries didn't seem to impact Gronk too badly, at least in the playoffs. He should be fine for offseason activities since there's no surgery to recover from. Assuming he doesn't suffer any setbacks or new ailments over the next few months, he'll be the top fantasy tight end to target next season.
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 11:43:30 -0800
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 14:43:22 -0800
Sun, 31 Jan 2016 13:16:58 -0800
New England Patriots CB Malcolm Butler (knee) is not playing in the Pro Bowl because he suffered a knee injury during the AFC Championship game. Butler will not need to undergo surgery for the injury.
Sun, 31 Jan 2016 12:28:30 -0800
Sun, 31 Jan 2016 12:21:06 -0800
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola is not expected to be released this offseason despite a $6.8 million salary cap hit he would cause. Releasing Amendola would save the Patriots $3.5 million against the salary cap.
Fantasy Tip: The Patriots seem more likely to cut ties with Jerod Mayo in order to save some money as opposed to cutting Amendola. Amendola did have his best season as a Patriot in New England and stayed relatively healthy, which would make cutting him even harder. If he stays, he would likely be the Patriots' No. 2 wide receiver behind Julian Edelman.
Sat, 30 Jan 2016 12:21:34 -0800
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:41:30 -0800
Kansas State FB Glenn Gronkowski will meet with the New England Patriots Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Senior Bowl. He is the younger brother of Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski. Glenn Gronkowski is playing out of position at tight end this week at the Senior Bowl after playing fullback his entire college career. He had only 11 carries for 45 yards and five catches for 76 yards last season.
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:39:13 -0800
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