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Christopher Price has covered the Boston sports scene for more then a dozen years, working for, and Baseball America as well as The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald and Boston Metro. In that time, he’s established himself as an award-winning sportswriter who has been honored by Northeastern University, the New England Press Association and the North Carolina Press Association. In addition, he’s the author of the just published, “New England Patriots: The Complete Illustrated History” and two other books “Baseball by the Beach” and "The Blueprint: How the New England Patriots Beat the System to Create the Last Great NFL Superpower.”

10/06/15 04:40 EST
With the NFL trade deadline approaching -- this year, it’s set for Nov. 3 at 4 p.m. -- and the Patriots already making moves to address some issues on the defensive side of the ball, who are they most likely to swing a deal with between now and the first week of November? We put together a quick list of Bill Belichick’s favorite trade partners this past offseason, but we figured with the deals New England has made since the start of camp, it’s time to update that database with an eye toward trying to narrow which teams Belichick might be inclined to call between now and the deadline. When it comes to in-season trades, as we noted here, the Patriots have been pretty aggressive in recent years, as deals during the season netted them Aqib Talib, Jonathan Casillas and Akeem Ayers. When Belichick was asked earlier this week if New England has been “a little more active in the in-season trade market” as of late, he agreed with the assessment, noting the
10/03/15 10:33 EST
The one guy who might be able to best identify with Dion Lewis? Kevin Faulk. The former Patriots back served as the third-down option for New England for a lifetime, playing for the Patriots from 1999 through 2011. Along the way, Faulk re-defined the role of changeup back for the franchise, finishing his career with 431 receptions (fifth in franchise history), all while compiling 3,607 rushing yards on 864 career carries. Four of those years, he posted at least 40 catches and 40 carries — the 5-foot-8, 202-pound Faulk is the only running back in franchise history to go for 40-40 in four years in New England. That’s why, after watching the 5-foot-8, 195-pound Lewis scoot his way to 146 yards (on 30 carries) on the ground and 15 catches for 179 yards through three games this year, it’s hard not to look at him and think of Faulk. Right down to the same No. 33. “He’s very similar to Kevin,” Patriots running backs coach Ivan Fears said of the 25-year-old
10/01/15 09:54 EST
FOXBORO — Just get it over with. Wipe the regular-season and playoff slate clean. Take the rest of the schedule off the calendar. Be done with the postseason brackets, figuring out home-field advantage and determining the wild-card picture. Send everyone else home and just jump ahead to Feb. 7 at Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco. That way, we won’t have to wait four months until the inevitable Super Bowl 50 showdown between Tom Brady and the Patriots and Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. Yep. In a quarterback-driven league, it’s clean that these two are the ones driving the conversation. New England and Green Bay are two of the seven remaining unbeaten teams, and while there’s a lot to like about all of them (including the Cardinals, Broncos and Bengals), these two teams are head-and-shoulders above the rest, thanks in large part to their quarterbacks. Last year, the football world was within one Green Bay meltdown in the NFC championship game from a Brady-Rodgers
10/01/15 12:02 EST
FOXBORO — The Patriots are at it again. The moves made by the Patriots on Tuesday and Wednesday -- the acquisition of linebacker Jon Bostic and defensive lineman Akiem Hicks -- once again prove that it’s a mistake to think that the 53-man roster is set in stone come Labor Day. It’s debatable what sort of impact the duo will have this season. But the simple fact that the Patriots were willing to pull the trigger on the moves is another indication that when it comes to midseason roster-tweaking, New England isn’t afraid to take some chances. Hicks is the seventh player the Patriots have traded for since the start of training camp. And as long as there are coaches and general managers out there willing to make deals with Bill Belichick, there will be more between now and the trade deadline. There’s a long-held belief that executing in-season football trades ranks somewhere on the difficulty scale between understanding cold fusion and translating Sanskrit. The

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