Patriots Set to Release Center Bryan Stork

Bryan Stork,

The Patriots are set to release center Bryan Stork, a player who jumped up as the Pats starting center early into his rookie season of 2014.

Stork suffered a concussion which limited him to just eight games last season, a season in which he wasn’t playing very well – now it looks like he will have to continue his NFL career elsewhere.

Patriots Release Injured Running Back Donald Brown

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The Patriots roster shuffle continued on Tuesday, as reports say the team has released running back Donald Brown, coming to a deal on an injury settlement.

Brown hasn’t practiced for three weeks due to the undisclosed ailment that sabotaged his fast start to camp. Brown was working with the starters through the opening weekend and looked like he could be a contributor on the ground and through the air.

But Brown couldn’t get healthy, and the injury settlement suggests it wasn’t going to get much better anytime soon. The release signifies a major swing and miss for the Patriots, who gave Brown $300,000 in guaranteed money this offseason.

With Brown gone, here’s the latest look at the Pats running back depth chart:

Patriots defeat the Saints in first preseason game as Trey Flowers’ shines

Okay, let’s talk Patriots 1-0 start to the preseason led by Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett and no Tom Brady.

I’am almost a week late to the party so my apologies, but I don’t put much stock into the preseason, especially preseason game one, but it is important for every player trying to secure a spot on the team.

The Patriots defeated the Saints 34-22.

Jimmy Garoppolo, the one knock I’ve always had on him remains the same, he holds on to the ball for too long. He’s like Brock Osweiler, but better mobility. He has great accuracy, nice touch, and a big arm. He’s very mobile too, the guy can run. He showed off all of that last week, so he was a mixture of good and bad moments.

The Patriots starting defense looked good across the board. Jamie Collins, Hightower, Butler, Cyrus Jones, Justin Coleman, Malcom Brown, and Trey Flowers all stood out.

Trey Flowers had the play of the game when he sacked the Saints QB Luke McCown, recovered the fumble and scored.

Tyler Gaffney also stood out in the game along with James White.

Gaffney broke off a 44 yard touchdown run against the Saints to extend the Pats lead to 24-16.

James White had a few big gains in the passing game. He looks even better this year as a pass-catcher, it will be hard for anybody to beat him out for the backup job to Dion Lewis. 

Jacoby Brissett was pretty good in his debut. Nothing special, but nothing awful, just real solid and overall exactly what you wanted to see from him. The potential is there.

Malcolm Mitchell was playing really well before he suffered an injury that looked season-ending, but was only a dislocated elbow. He’s already back on the field and that’s great news for the Patriots. Mitchell has so much talent and he will see the field this year.

Cre’von LeBlanc had an outstanding game. The rookie had the most impressive interception I have seen in years. He saved a touchdown by half-way turning back to make a one-handed interception. 

Video: Chris Simms on the Tom Brady Suspension and Deflategate

Chris Simms gives his take on Deflategate and if Tom Brady deserves his suspension.

Brady destroys his own team

Tom Brady destroyed his fellow Patriots teammates during the team’s two scrimmages over the weekend.

Brady showed why during the first scrimmage, he hasn’t lost a step at 39 years old while the second scrimmage, he showed why he’s the BEST QB in the NFL.

Brady’s team defeated Garoppolo’s team 17-9 as Brady tossed two touchdowns and went 25-25, according to the Boston Herald. Yes, he didn’t miss a throw.

The Herald reported Garoppolo went 19-33 with an interception.

To read more details go HERE.

Brady had mostly backups to work with during the second scrimmage while Garoppolo had the main weapons, yet Brady’s team still won 11-10.

Brady finished 13-24 with a game-winning touchdown and an interception while Garoppolo was 15-24 with a touchdown, according to the Boston Herald. 

Go HERE to read the full report, and I strongly recommend you do!

 

Patriots Center Bryan Stork Dealing with Another Concussion

Bryan Stork

The Patriots are dealing with an injury to center Bryan Stork, as he’s battling another concussion.

The oft-injured Stork has suffered concussions in four straight years, Howe noted. This dates back to his final year at Florida State. Stork reportedly suffered the latest head injury during the team’s first full contact practice Saturday. He has not practiced since.

In early September 2015, Stork suffered a concussion that caused the Pats to place him on short-term injured reserve. He did not return until Week 9.

In his absence, second-year pro David Andrews has taken the majority of reps. Veteran guard Josh Kline has also worked at center, snapping to rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett.

Concussions are nothing to be messed around with, and the team will do whatever they can to make sure Stork is healthy and can get back on the field in a timely manner.

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Patriots Training Camp Update

The Patriots practiced Sunday and Monday,  Monday being the night time practice inside of Gillette Stadium.

Brady had great practices during Sunday’s and Monday’s workout as did backup about to be starter Jimmy Garoppolo.

The stand out rookies so far is Joe Thuney, Malcolm Mitchell, UDFA Jonathan Jones, and Cyrus Jones. 

Second year players Malcom Brown and David Andrews are having outstanding camps and Aaron Dobson is giving it everything he has in his final chance with the Patriots, so far so good, all of this according to the Boston Herald and NESN.

All reports indicate a nice camp for the above players and the veterans standing out, Gronk and Bennett look great through five practices!

The rest of us will see once pre-season start and of course the regular season! Speaking of the regular season, don’t forget to get your Bet365 bonus code and play the best odds all season long on the Pats and the rest of the NFL!

Brady to Throw to Moss and Welker While on Break for ‘Deflategate’

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For the first four games of the 2016 NFL season, Tom Brady will be stuck at home. Suspended four games by the NFL over Deflategate, Brady won’t be allowed to spend time with current Patriots players.

So he’s going to spend it with former members of the New England football team instead, Will Brinson of CBS Sports reports.

Specifically, he’s going to be hanging out with teammates from the 2007 New England Patriots team. Kevin Faulk said recently that Brady will be throwing to Randy Moss and Wes Welker during his mandated absence.

“He’s definitely going to work,” Faulk said, via NESN. “There’s no doubt in my mind. He’s probably going to do the same regimen he’s been doing for the last how many years he’s been playing football, stay in that routine, and yes, I’m almost positive Wes Welker is going to be here. He probably will reach out to Randy, and Randy will come because Randy’s in still good shape. Real good shape.”

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