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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
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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
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:45:01 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Blount was lost for the season in Week 14 and placed on the Reserved/Injured List shortly thereafter. The 29-year-old, who led the Patriots in rushing with 703 yards and six touchdowns last season, will be an unrestricted free agent following the season. If New England chooses to bring him back, he should return as the early-down complement to Dion Lewis next season.
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 21:27:34 -0800
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 21:06:41 -0800
New England Patriots RB James White played 57 of the 83 offensive snaps in the AFC Championship Game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Jan. 24, and RB Brandon Bolden played 16. RB Steven Jackson rounded things out with 11 snaps. The team will also get RB Dion Lewis (knee) back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in 2016, while RB LeGarrette Blount is an impending free agent. The team might face an offseason similar to 2011 when the selected a pair of backs in the NFL Draft.
Fantasy Tip: Lewis has the potential to be the top running back with this current group, with White and Bolden as solid backups. However, look for a rookie, and possibly a veteran running back, to be added in the offseason to provide competition.
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 20:02:29 -0800
New England Patriots DEs Chandler Jones, Rob Ninkovich and Jabaal Sheard are each under contract for the 2016 season, and DEs Geneo Grissom and Trey Flowers provide depth for the future. The defensive end spot is not considered a position of need heading into the offseason.
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 20:01:49 -0800
New England Patriots LB Jerod Mayo is unlikely to return to the team in 2016, while LBs Dont'a Hightower and LB Jamie Collins have contracts that expire after the 2016 season and the team could work on extensions for them during the offseason.
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