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Patriots free-agent fit: Running back

Fourth in a multipart series on free-agent fits at various positions leading into the start of free agency March 10. Position: Running back Players under contract for 2015: LeGarrette Blount (2015), Jonas Gray (2015), Brandon Bolden (2016), James White (2017), Tyler Gaffney (2017), Dion Lewis (2015) Level of need: Moderate to high Projected top targets: …

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Countdown to Combine: New England Patriots RBs

A closer look at the areas the new england patriots could address in the draft. Our third and final installment Wednesday takes a look at running backs, who are scheduled to work out Saturday in Indianapolis. Position of need: With top backs Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley scheduled for free agency, the Patriots could be …

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Jonas Gray thought Seahawks would pass at end of Super Bowl

Jonas Gray was a guest on the Dan Le Batard Show on ESPN Radio on Monday, as he was promoting an upcoming comedy show he will be hosting in Massachusetts. Unlike others who have questioned the play-call by the Seahawks at the end of Super Bowl XLIX, Gray didn’t have an issue with it. “I …

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Pats injury report: All on board for Saturday

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots made full use of their first-round bye as the remaining four players on the team’s injury report are all expected to play in Saturday’s AFC Divisional playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens. Wide receivers Julian Edelman (concussion) and Brandon LaFell (shoulder/toe) were two of the bigger question marks …

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Injury report: Jonas Gray, Alfonzo Dennard ruled out

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots running back Jonas Gray (ankle) and cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring) have been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills. Gray missed Friday’s practice as he has been dealing with the ankle injury all week. He was a limited participant on Wednesday and Thursday. Dennard was a new …

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RB Jonas Gray is lone absence at practice

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots running back Jonas Gray was the lone player missing from the team’s practice on Friday. Gray, who has been listed on the team’s injury report with an ankle injury, has been limited all week in practice. During the open media portion of practice earlier in the week that involved …

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Jonas Gray, Brandon Browner, Jamie Collins among Patriots limited at practice

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots running back Jonas Gray, who was limited to four carries in the second half of Sunday’s win over the Jets and was replaced by Brandon Bolden on the final drive, showed up on the team’s injury report Wednesday. Gray has an injured ankle and was one of 15 players …

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QB snapshot: Tom Brady

A few quick observations of quarterback Tom Brady and how he played in the New England Patriots’ 17-16 win over the New York Jets in Week 16: 1. Tough to do much when protection breaks down. This wasn’t Brady’s best game, but a big part of that was how the protection wasn’t consistent — from …

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Tedy Bruschi's Patriots chat recap

Every day after the new england patriots play a game, ESPN NFL analyst Tedy Bruschi hosts a chat. Today’s chat kicked off at 12 p.m. ET, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics: 1. Where Jerod Mayo fits in the linebacker corps upon his return to health. 2. Are Brandon Browner’s …

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Patriots' offensive snaps: Jonas Gray is in

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Offensive snaps played by new england patriots skill-position players in Sunday’s win over the Dolphins (including penalties): RUNNING BACK Shane Vereen — 32 of 64 Jonas Gray — 17 of 64 LeGarrette Blount — 15 of 64 Brandon Bolden — 0 of 64 Quick-hit thoughts: The return of Gray stood out, as …

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Jonas Gray reappears, makes clear impact

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Four weeks ago, new england patriots running back Jonas Gray graced the cover of Sports Illustrated after a breakout 37-carry, 201-yard, four-touchdown performance against the Indianapolis Colts. Then things took a turn for Gray, who showed up late to practice on Nov. 21. He was active in the next game, but did …

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Weekly Patriots mail is delivered

Every Tuesday on ESPNBoston.com, questions from Patriots followers are answered as part of a weekly mailbag. This week’s mailbag has been posted and includes some of the following topics: 1. Revisiting the win over the Chargers and what it tells us about the Patriots. 2. Struggles for left tackle Nate Solder. 3. Lack of playing …

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Patriots RB Jonas Gray's very bad day

Everyone knows new england patriots running back Jonas Gray had a tough day on the field this past Sunday, as he did not receive any snaps during the Patriots’ win over the Lions. Gray went from AFC Offensive Player of the Week with 37 carries for 201 yards and four touchdowns the previous week to …

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Tedy Bruschi's take on Jonas Gray's discipline

If there##Q##s anyone who knows about Bill Belichick##Q##s method of discipline, it##Q##s Tedy Bruschi, who played for the coach for nine seasons in New England. Now an ESPN analyst, Bruschi was asked Friday about Patriots running back Jonas Gray being held out of practice for being late. Here are Tedy##Q##s insights from the SVP & …

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The story behind Patriots RB Jonas Gray's nickname 'Supreme'

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — This story is delivered with a bit of a lighthearted touch. In the moments immediately after the New England Patriots##Q## 42-20 victory over the Indianapolis Colts Sunday night, video from inside the locker room was posted on the team##Q##s website and first-year running back Jonas Gray was a big part of it …

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Jonas Gray welcomes LeGarrette Blount

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Running back Jonas Gray received widespread praise for his 201-yard, four-touchdown performance against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night. He also received something else a bit unexpected: A new teammate at running back in LeGarrette Blount. “I wasn##Q##t necessarily surprised. In this business, not a whole lot surprises me, especially given where …

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Weekly Patriots chat recap

Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a New England Patriots chat. Today##Q##s chat kicked off at noon, can be recapped here and included some of the following topics: 1. The return of running back LeGarrette Blount and what it might mean for Jonas Gray. 2. Aaron Dobson vs. Brian Tyms for the No. 4 receiver …

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LeGarrette Blount meeting with Patriots

Free-agent running back LeGarrette Blount, who was released by the Steelers on Tuesday, is meeting with the New England Patriots today, according to ESPN##Q##s Josina Anderson. In addition, Anderson reports that Blount is expected to sign. The “pros and cons” of re-signing Blount were examined on Tuesday, with a reader poll indicating that 68 percent …

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Injury report: Fleming (ankle) sits out

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Rookie offensive tackle Cameron Fleming did not practice for the New England Patriots on Wednesday, as he is now dealing with an ankle injury. Fleming, who played 37 of 73 offensive snaps in Sunday##Q##s win over the Colts as an extra blocking lineman, was a major contributor to the offensive line and …

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Jonas Gray named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots running back Jonas Gray was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday morning for his breakout performance in a 42-20 win against the Colts on Sunday night. After a stat correction that added two yards Tuesday, Gray was credited with 37 carries for 201 yards and …

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