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Patriots release CB Marquis Cole

Patriots release CB Marquis Cole

boston.com ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Sep 27, 2013
The veteran has been slowed by a hamstring injury in recent weeks.
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  • Pats' Gronk, Amendola not expected Sunday

    Pats' Gronk, Amendola not expected Sunday

    ESPN.com boston.com Sep 27, 2013
    The Patriots' Rob Gronkowski (back/forearm) and Danny Amendola (groin) aren't expected to play Sunday.
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  • Source: Patriots to promote Kanorris Davis

    Source: Patriots to promote Kanorris Davis

    ESPN.com Sep 27, 2013
    The New England Patriots will promote rookie safety Kanorris Davis from the practice squad for Sunday night's game against the Falcons, a source confirms. The move is not yet official, and there is always a chance the Patriots could reverse course, but …
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  • W2W4: Five things for Patriots-Falcons

    W2W4: Five things for Patriots-Falcons

    ESPN.com Sep 27, 2013
    When the NFL released its schedule this offseason, the first instinct for many -- this reporter included -- was to scan the 16-game run down and circle contests of note. The first two weeks of the season offered the usual intrigue associated with divisi…
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  • Belichick: Pats have to be better in red zone

    Belichick: Pats have to be better in red zone

    ESPN.com Sep 27, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- One of the biggest areas in which the Patriots are in need of improvement is in the red zone. The Patriots rank last in offensive red zone efficiency, scoring a touchdown on just over 30 percent of their possessions inside the 20. “…
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  • Grand jury indicts Aaron Hernandez’s fiance

    Grand jury indicts Aaron Hernandez’s fiance

    Prosecutors have believed that Shayanna Jenkins, the fiance of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, engaged in “overt attempts to hide evidence . . . and to hinder and mislead” their investigation into the murder of Odin Lloyd. A grand jury now ag…
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  • Chandler Jones knows heat will be on at Georgia Dome

    Chandler Jones knows heat will be on at Georgia Dome

    boston.com Sep 27, 2013
    Defensive lineman Chandler Jones has never been to Atlanta for a football game, so he's looking forward to getting to the Georgia Dome for Sunday's contest against the Falcons.
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  • Patriots Vs Falcons: 3 matchups to watch

    Patriots Vs Falcons: 3 matchups to watch

    Patriots defensePhoto by: Mark Baer USA Today Sports The Patriots are rolling into the Georgia Dome with a 3 – 0 record but still looking for a big win that will shut up the doubters. The Falcons are hosting at home where they have been very good at and…
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  • Belichick talks red zone, non-verbal communication

    Belichick talks red zone, non-verbal communication

    boston.com Sep 27, 2013
    The Patriots coach said his team's offense hasn't coached or played well in the red zone to this point, and will try to coach and play better there to become more effective.
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  • Double Coverage: Patriots at Falcons

    Double Coverage: Patriots at Falcons

    ESPN.com Sep 27, 2013
    ATLANTA -- There are $100 million reasons why Matt Ryan should be talked about among the NFL’s elite quarterbacks. One thing the Atlanta Falcons quarterback doesn’t have that his Sunday-night counterpart possesses is a Super Bowl ring. Ryan's showdown w…
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  • Sebastian Vollmer returns to practice

    Sebastian Vollmer returns to practice

    ESPN.com boston.com Sep 27, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- After missing the past two days of practice, New England Patriots right tackle Sebastian Vollmer was on the field Friday morning as the team prepares to face the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday night. Vollmer reportedly sprained his foot …
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  • Winning the battle up front

    Winning the battle up front

    boston.com Sep 27, 2013
    A closer look at how Vince Wilfork has performed over the past two weeks, plus tweet of the week, reader input, and what's to come.
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  • Positional groupings: Pats favor 3rd WR

    Positional groupings: Pats favor 3rd WR

    ESPN.com Sep 27, 2013
    One of the things that will be charted on a weekly basis is the positional groupings utilized by the New England Patriots' offense, as they reveal player value and take us deeper into the X's and O's of how coordinator Josh McDaniels is attempting to at…
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  • Tom Brady called Matt Cassel starting on Wednesday

    Tom Brady called Matt Cassel starting on Wednesday

    profootballtalk.com Sep 27, 2013
    Move over Rob Lowe. There’s a new breaker of quarterback news. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady seemed to know Wednesday what was announced this morning, that Matt Cassel is starting for the Vikings instead of the injured Christian Ponder. During a discus…
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  • Friday morning one-liners

    Friday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Sep 27, 2013
    The Bills will continue to exercise caution with OL Doug Legursky. Nathan Sturgis, the brother of Dolphins K Caleb Sturgis, is having a strong season in MLS. The Patriots have several connections to the Falcons. The Jets believe they are a better team t…
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  • Vince Wilfork feeling ‘fine’, excited about direction of Patrio…

    Vince Wilfork feeling ‘fine’, excited about direction of Patriots’ defense

    boston.com Sep 27, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH — He’s played in every game since the start of the 2010 season, has missed just six out of 147 games in his 10-year career, and in the last few years has played a high number of snaps for a defensive tackle.
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  • NFL FAQ: The Schiano Show Rolls On, and Tom Brady Gets Tested

    NFL FAQ: The Schiano Show Rolls On, and Tom Brady Gets Tested

    grantland.com Sep 27, 2013
    It's Friday and football is dominating all our lives, so let's just keep things nice and disorganized and run through some news from around the NFL th...
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    Are The Patriots Fraudulent?

    Sep 27
    Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith debate whether the Falcons could expose the Patriots as a fraudulent undefeated team.

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