This is the April 27, 2013 news archive. View today's Patriots rumors and news.
Patriots, Buccaneers swap running backs: Jeff Demps goes to Tampa Bay, LeGarrette Blount to New England
Running back and speedster Jeff Demps told the Patriots earlier this offseason that he wanted to focus on track now and return to football in the fall, which didn’t sit well with team brass. Running back LeGarrette Blount saw his carries decline with thShare Tweet
Taking a snapshot at where the depth chart stands after the draft, with a few superlatives thrown in.Share TweetPatriots coach Bill Belichick reflected on the NFL draft. Here are his comments in full.Share TweetNew Patriots linebacker Steve Beauharnais, who was drafted No. 235 overall in the seventh round fo the NFL draft, spoke to the media via conference call Saturday.Share TweetPatriots drafted TCU WR Josh Boyce with the fifth pick of the 4th rd (The 102nd pick). Boyce ran the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds at the NFL combine in February on a broken toe. He has high football intelligence, and on learning New England’s offensiveShare TweetESPN.com Apr 27, 2013The AFC East was full of surprises, twists and turns during the 2013 NFL draft. The first round had three trades involving division teams, and half of the AFC East drafted potential franchise quarterbacks amid controversy. For the second year in a row, …Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Apr 27, 2013Tom Brady, the 199th overall pick in the 2000 NFL draft, has been known to think about the six quarterbacks selected ahead of him that year as a form of motivation. Matt Barkley, the 98th overall pick in this year’s NFL draft, says he’s going to haveShare Tweet
Bucs get William Gholston for Aqib Talibprofootballtalk.com Apr 27, 2013The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded Aqib Talib for William Gholston. The Talib trade happened last year, but today they spent the fourth-round pick they got from the Patriots on Gholston, a defensive end from Michigan State who has good size (6-foot-7,…Share TweetWide receiver was the Patriots’ biggest need heading into the draft. So it’s no surprise that the Patriots have spent a second-round pick and a fourth-round pick on a wide receiver. At pick No. 59 New England selected Marshall’s Aaron Dobson (picturShare TweetWhy you should be excited about Aaron Dobson, the Rutgers support group, and a cover linebacker as suspected.Share Tweet
NFL honors Joe Andruzzi for Marathon roleFormer Patriots guard Joe Andruzzi, who carried an injured woman to safety after the Boston Marathon explosions, was honored by the NFL during the draft in New York on Thursday.Share TweetThe Patriots selected for the first time in the 2013 NFL Draft on Friday night. New England had four picks total in rounds two (Nos. 52 and 59) and three (Nos. 83 and 91) after trading away its first round pick to the Minnesota Vikings.Share TweetPatriots draft pick LB Jamie Collins Highlight videoShare TweetNew Patriots cornerback Logan Ryan, who was selected No. 83 overall in the third round of the NFL draft, spoke to reporters via conference call. Here are his comments in full.Share Tweet
Bill Belichick evaluates New England Patriots' draftApr 27New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick talks to NFL Network's Mike Mayock about trading the 29th overall pick to the Minnesota Vikings, and the team's selections in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Mike Reiss: Receiver Redo: The Story Of Patriots DraftApr 27ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss summarizes the Patriots draft haul, which included two receivers.