This is the April 26, 2013 news archive. View today's Patriots rumors and news.

New England Patriots News and Rumors

Report: Texans expect DeVier Posey to open season on PUP list

Report: Texans expect DeVier Posey to open season on PUP list

profootballtalk.com Updated Apr 26, 2013
Even if wide receiver DeVier Posey didn’t tear his Achilles in the Texans’ playoff loss to the Patriots, there’s a good chance the team would have been looking for a wide receiver in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. The Houston offense was ove
Upvote Share Tweet
  • Looking at Patriots pick #2: WR Aaron Dobson

    Looking at Patriots pick #2: WR Aaron Dobson

    boston.com Apr 26, 2013
    Prototype athletic X receiver the Patriots have been lacking. Only question is when/if the raw standout makes the transition.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Patriots add depth in second round

    Patriots add depth in second round

    ESPN.com boston.com Apr 26, 2013
    The New England Patriots were the most patient team in this draft. They finally made their first two selections and added help at outside linebacker and wide receiver. New England selected Southern Miss linebacker Jamie Collins and Marshall receiver Aar…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Looking at Patriots pick #1: LB Jamie Collins

    Looking at Patriots pick #1: LB Jamie Collins

    boston.com Apr 26, 2013
    Very athletic linebacker/end should contribute to the Patriots immediately in a few different areas.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Day 2 of the draft: The best of the rest

    Day 2 of the draft: The best of the rest

    boston.com Apr 26, 2013
    Who could the Patriots target in the second round, who was the first round draft winner, a reader's take, and what's next.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • They’re: FOXBOROUGH — The NFL draft is like the first da……

    They’re: FOXBOROUGH — The NFL draft is like the first da…

    boston.com Apr 26, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH — The NFL draft is like the first day of spring to Patriots owner Robert Kraft, the first day of a new season.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • New England Patriots honor first responders from Boston Maratho…

    New England Patriots honor first responders from Boston Marathon bombings and manhunt

    boston.com Apr 26, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH - Patriots fans adore owner Robert Kraft, and rarely miss an opportunity to thank him for making the team into a winning franchise.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Quotes from Nick Caserio on first round

    Quotes from Nick Caserio on first round

    boston.com Apr 26, 2013
    Here are Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio's comments following the first round of the NFL draft: NC: So you guys still have to write a story for tomorrow? What’s there to write about? Q: Any leads you can...
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Geno Smith, Manti Te’o headline the best available players afte…

    Geno Smith, Manti Te’o headline the best available players after first round of NFL draft

    yahoo.com Apr 26, 2013
    West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith was the one on draft day whose presence in the green room was a bit heartbreaking.There is usually one player whose stress is evident as the picks fly off the board. Brady Quinn and Aaron Rodgers know the feeling, as…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Video - New England Patriots draft WR Aaron Dobson No. 59 in 2013 NFL Draft 00:59

    New England Patriots draft WR Aaron Dobson No. 59 in 2013 NFL Draft

    Apr 26
    The New England Patriots draft Marshall WR Aaron Dobson 59th overall in the 2013 NFL Draft.
  • Video - New England Patriots draft Jamie Collins No. 52 overall in the 2013 NFL Draft 00:30

    New England Patriots draft Jamie Collins No. 52 overall in the 2013 NFL Draft

    Apr 26
    The New England Patriots drafted Southern Mississippi LB Jamie Collins with the No. 52 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
  • Video - Patriots Draft Picks In Rounds 2-3 01:21

    Patriots Draft Picks In Rounds 2-3

    Apr 26
    ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss breaks down the Patriots' second and third round picks.

Sports Columnists

  • 2013 NFL draft -- Second-day winners, losers

    Apr 26
    On a day the Packers took care of business at the 2013 NFL draft, Matt Barkley's freefall reached new depths, writes John Clayton.
  • Don Banks: 2013 NFL second-round mock draft

    Apr 26
    NEW YORK -- With all the quarterbacks that remain there for the picking, and the unfinished Manti Te'o saga, Friday night's second round has a chance to be as interesting as Thursday night's first round was unpredictable. I can't really recall a second …
  • Peter King: Looking back on a strange first round, ahead to a starry secon…

    Apr 26
    ST. LOUIS -- After the strangest first round of an NFL draft that I have seen, here's a look at the bizarro-world day-one (yes: Justin Pugh and Travis Frederick; no: Geno Smith and Matt Barkley) and a look ahead to a second day that will be starrier tha…
  • Don Banks: With GM seats burning, Bills and Dolphins go bold; more Snaps

    Apr 26
    NEW YORK -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we digest a less-than-riveting first round of the NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall ...