Calling all Patriots. There’s been a massive cleanup of an NFL roster on aisle New England.
So far, according to the free agent tracker on the team’s site, the Patriots have signed linebacker Kyle Van Noy, center Ted Karras, tight end Hunter Henry, defensive lineman Henry Anderson, wide receiver Kendrick Bourne, wide receiver Nelson Algholor, linebacker Matt Judon, defensive back Jalen Mills, and defensive tackle Davon Godchaux.
That’s a range of players on both sides of the ball. On offense, to surround Cam Newton with dudes to protect him and to be thrown to. The Patriots ranked 27th in the NFL in the points for category, so the offense could use some help. On defense, they ranked seventh in the NFL in points against.
But, seventh isn’t first and if there’s anything we know about the Patriots is that they’ve excelled in almost every area on the field over these past two decades.
With the way this roster is being constructed, it’s being considered by Yahoo! Sports’ Dan Wetzel as “a whole new Patriots roster built in the old-school Belichick style…Belichick has built his team, making it clear what his plan is. Get Newton enough help that he can produce a serviceable offense. Then go old school on defense and flip the script on these young, high-powered offenses.”
What’s your thoughts on the Patriots pick-ups in free agency so far? Do you think they’ll help the team out in getting back to the playoffs? Will they help Newton out in improving the offense? Or do you think they still need some more playmakers? Let us know in the comments!
In other news, Coach Bill Belichick got a haircut from Patriots linebacker, Brandon King, who is also a barber.
The cause Coach Belichick supported from this haircut is “Saving by Shaving” supporting the Boston Children’s Hospital.
If you’d like to help the important cause, you can donate to the Boston Children’s Hospital Trust here.
Charlie Lapastora is a sports/news multimedia journalist who’s reported, written, produced, anchored, shot video/edited on different NBC, ABC, and FOX shows in multiple TV markets, along with digital & new media companies. Charlie has traveled the country telling national sports, news, feature, and original stories on a cable news network, airing on top 10 TV markets, satellite radio, and digital platforms. He is passionate about his faith, family—being a husband to whom he calls the G.O.A.T. of women—about reppin’ his home state of Michigan and Detroit teams (yes, including the Lions), good coffee, and loves how sports brings people together. He’s traveled the world leading and coaching sports camps and has also worked at the Detroit Pistons and LA Clippers’ NBA teams.
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