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Patriots | Pats add another QB in Brissett

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:02:59 -0700

The New England Patriots selected North Carolina State QB Jacoby Brissett with the No. 91 overall pick in the third round of the 2016 NFL draft on Friday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: Tom Brady is likely to be suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season, but Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to be the guy. Brissett has nice scrambling abilities, and his future may be at another position. However, he could eventually wind up as a decent QB in the NFL. For now, though, his fantasy value is rooted in the deepest dynasty leagues.

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Patriots | Tom Brady talks with NFL unlikely

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:54:37 -0700

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady and the NFL are not expected to talk anymore regarding a settlement, according to a source. The league doesn't believe the NFL Players' Association or any of Brady's representatives have provided a reason to renew settlement talks. Brady's suspension was recently upheld by a federal appeals court and he is expected to miss the first four games of the regular season.

Fantasy Tip: Jimmy Garoppolo will stand in for Brady for the start of the season. Brady shouldn't immediately be viewed as outside of starting fantasy quarterback territory, either. He can still put up QB1 numbers in 12 games.

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Patriots | Jimmy Garoppolo has made strides

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 06:14:32 -0700

New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo has made great strides, according to head coach Bill Belichick. "The reps that he's gotten on the field in preseason games and in practice," Belichick said, "I think he's shown a lot of development - better understanding, quicker recognition and reading of the defenses, more awareness of what's happening on the defensive side of the ball, better communication, better understanding of the offense - really everything."

Fantasy Tip: Garoppolo may have to exhibit those strides as Tom Brady's four-game suspension was restored. Garoppolo probably isn't worth drafting, but he could be a matchup play the first four weeks if your starter gets injured. Then again, we're not sold Brady will sit.

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Patriots | Tom Brady not accepting ruling

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:37:41 -0700

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady will not yet accept the court ruling of his four-game suspension, according to sources. He is mulling options with his legal team.

Fantasy Tip: This shouldn't be a big surprise, as Brady didn't go down without a fight before with Deflategate. For now we can anticipate that Brady will miss the first four games of the season, though. Even if he does miss that time, he's still worth drafting as a low-end QB1.

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Patriots | Tom Brady's appeal chances not good

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:43:18 -0700

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's chances of winning an appeal after his four-game suspension was reinstated are not good, according to director of Tulane Sports Law Program Gabe Feldman. "But Tom Brady's next step is to make an en banc appeal to ask the entire second circuit to hear that -- those are very rarely granted. And even more rare is the Supreme Court to hear this case. So Tom Brady is almost out of chances. I think any chance he has left is very slim," Feldman said.

Fantasy Tip: Brady's fantasy value takes a significant hit leading into the 2016 season. He's more likely a midrange QB1 now with a second successful appeal unlikely. Jimmy Garoppolo will now likely start the first four games against the Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins, Houston Texans and Buffalo Bills. None of those four matchups have much appeal to use Garoppolo as a sleeper QB in daily formats.

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Patriots | Tom Brady's suspension restored

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 08:54:58 -0700

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady had his four-game suspension from last season reinstated by a U.S. Appeals court Monday, April 25.

Fantasy Tip: Here we go again. If this holds, Brady's fantasy value will dwarf into the tail end of the midrange QB1 area. This doesn't mean he'll miss the first four weeks yet as he found a way out of it last season. So continue to monitor the story. Jimmy Garoppolo would likely start the first four weeks, but he would only be a desperation fantasy play if your starter suffered an injury.

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Patriots | Former Pats DT Ron Brace passes away

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 23:19:58 -0700

Free-agent DT Ron Brace (Patriots) passed away Saturday, April 23, a New England Patriots team spokesman confirmed. He was 29 years old.

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Patriots | Shilique Calhoun worked out for Pats

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 23:19:01 -0700

Michigan State DE Shilique Calhoun has worked out for the New England Patriots, and it's possible they could move up into the bottom of the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft to grab him.

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Patriots | Tony Steward, Christian Yount signed

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:01:37 -0700

Free-agent LB Tony Steward (Bills) and LS Christian Yount (Browns) signed with the New England Patriots Friday, April 22. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Patriots | Gronk not concerned about his contract

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 10:26:51 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski said he's not concerned about his contract. "No, that's not on my mind at all. I started offseason workouts yesterday. It just feels great to be back with the team working out, getting back in football shape and getting prepared for the season."

Fantasy Tip: Gronk is signed through 2019 at pretty reduced rates in comparison to his talent level. He's the top tight end in fantasy, bar none. There doesn't seem to be much concern for a holdout right now.

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Patriots | Devontae Booker visiting Patriots

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 08:08:13 -0700

Utah RB Devontae Booker is visiting with the New England Patriots Wednesday, April 20.

Fantasy Tip: Booker could be a gem in PPR leagues if he lands on a team that will utilize him immediately. He's a watch list player leading up to the NFL Draft, and he could rise up the fantasy ranks quickly.

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Patriots | Two players released

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:15:57 -0700

New England Patriots DT Chris Z. Jones and DT Ish Kitchen were released Friday, April 15, according to a source.

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NFL | Dominique Easley unclaimed

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 16:57:33 -0700

Free-agent DL Dominique Easley (Patriots) went unclaimed off waivers Thursday, April 14, and has officially become a free agent.

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Patriots | Tyler Gaffney re-signs

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 15:21:34 -0700

The New England Patriots re-signed RB Tyler Gaffney to an undisclosed deal Thursday, April 14.

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Patriots | Eric Martin waived

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 15:16:53 -0700

New England Patriots LB Eric Martin was placed on no-recall waivers Thursday, April 14.

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Allen Ryan P
Allen Will D. CB
Amendola Danny WR
Andrews David C
Barker Chris OG
Barrett Josh FS
Bennett Martellus TE
Biggers E.J. CB
Blount LeGarrette RB
Bolden Brandon RB
Bostic Jonathan LB
Brady Tom QB
Branch Alan DL
Brissett Jacoby QB
Brown Donald RB
Brown Malcom DL
Brown Tarell CB
Butler Malcolm CB
Cannon Marcus OT
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Carter DeAndre WR
Chung Patrick SS
Coleman Justin CB
Collins Jamie LB
Cooper Jonathan C
Cox Derek CB
Derby A.J. TE
Develin James FB
Dobson Aaron WR
Ebner Nate FS
Edelman Julian WR
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Flowers Trey DL
Freeny Jonathan LB
Gaffney Tyler RB
Garoppolo Jimmy QB
Gibson Brandon WR
Gostkowski Stephen PK
Green Justin CB
Grissom Geneo DE
Gronkowski Rob TE
Harbor Clay TE
Harmon Duron CB
Harper Chris WR
Hightower Dont'a LB
Hines Quentin RB
Hogan Chris WR
Humber Ramon LB
Iosefa Joey RB
Jackson Tre OG
Johnson Rufus DL
Jones Cyrus CB
Kearse Frank DL
King Brandon CB
Kline Josh OG
Knighton Terrance DL
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Lewis Dion RB
Long Chris DL
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Martin Keshawn WR
Mason Shaquille OG
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McCourty Devin FS
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Richard Jamey OG
Richards Jordan SS
Ryan Logan CB
Sheard Jabaal DE
Slater Matthew WR
Snyder Kevin LB
Solder Nate OT
Steward Tony LB
Stork Bryan C
Thompson Cedric SS
Thuney Joe OG
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Vereen Brock FS
Vollmer Sebastian OT
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Washington Nate WR
Watson Dekoda LB
White James RB
White Tracy LB
Williams Brennan OT
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Yount Christian C

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Caserio Nick TO
Daboll Brian AC
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Fears Ivan AC
Flores Brian AC
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O'Shea Chad AC
Patricia Matt DC
Reese Floyd TO
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