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Tuesday
Mar242015

NFL Considering Removing Disoriented Players from Game

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(PHOENIX, Az) -- Discussed at the NFL owners meetings was a proposed rule change would grant medical officials more power over the players on the field.

If a medical advisor witnesses a player showing symptoms of disorientation or otherwise abnormal behavior, under the proposed rule, officials could stop the game and take the player to the sidelines for evaluation.

Currently the league employs medical spotters that are seated in the press box to monitor and record any injuries to players.

''We got the (medical) spotters, they've got a really good vantage point, they've got technology in their booth, they're communicating pretty well with our trainers and doctors and we've got a pretty good rhythm going there,'' said Rich McKay, co-chairman of the competition committee and president of the Atlanta Falcons.

Both teams would then be allowed to substitute players if an event were to occur.


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Sunday
Dec212014

Pats Rule Out Edelman and Blount for Sunday's Showdown with Jets

Jim Rogash/Getty Images(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) -- The New England Patriots (11-3) will be without leading receiver Julian Edelman and running back LeGarrette Blount for their important road game versus the New York Jets (3-11) Sunday, the team announced Saturday. 

Blount is dealing with a shoulder injury and was a limited participant in practice all week. Without Blount, the Pats should use more of Jonas Gray and Shane Vereen against a Jets' rush defense that ranks fourth in the NFL in yards allowed per game.

Meanwhile, Edelman, who was also limited in practice all week, is dealing with the affects of concussion he suffered within the last week.  

Edelman has played in all 14 games for the Patriots this season. During that time he has 92 catches for 972 yards and five touchdowns (one coming via a punt return).

The game is big for playoff seeding for New England. A win secures the Patriots a first-round bye in the playoffs. Also, a Pats win coupled with a Denver loss earns them the No. 1 seed in the AFC.


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Saturday
Mar152014

Edelman Returns to the Patriots

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After testing the free agent waters, receiver Julian Edelman has decided to stay put. 

Edelman agreed to re-sign with the New England Patriots Saturday, meaning the Patriots retain their top receiver from 2013. 

Terms of the deal have yet to be released. 

“Foxboro is home.  Excited to be back," Edelman tweeted. 

After New England lost receiver Wes Welker in free agency to the Broncos last year, Edelman had a breakout season catching 105 balls, for 1,056 yards and six touchdowns. 

The 28-year-old Edelman, a former seventh-round pick out of Kent State, has played all five of his NFL seasons with the Pats. During that time, Edelman has 174 catches, for 1,770 yards and 10 touchdowns. 

Edelman also serves as the team's primary punt returner. 

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Sunday
Dec082013

Patriots Shock the Browns, Defeat Cleveland 27-26

Jim Rogash/Getty Images(FOXBOROUGH, Mass.) -- Tom Brady did it again. The New England Patriots scored two touchdowns in the game's final 61 seconds to rally back and beat the Cleveland Browns 27-26.

With about a minute left in the second quarter, the Patriots trailed the Browns 19-3, and with under three minutes left in the fourth quarter, the Browns were ahead 26-14.

With 61 seconds left, Brady threw a two yard strike to wide receiver Julian Edelman to cut the deficit to six. After recovering an onsides kick, Brady then led the Patriots down the field and threw a one-yard touchdown pass to Danny Amendola to give the Patriots the lead.

It wasn't all good news for the Patriots though. In the third quarter, tight end Rob Gronkowski suffered what appeared to be a devastating knee injury. ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter is reporting the team fears Gronkowski tore his ACL.

Brady wound up throwing for 418 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Shane Vereen had a big day for Patriots. The running back caught 12 passes for 153 yards.

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Sunday
Dec012013

Patriots Recover to Takedown Texans

Winslow Townson/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- Once again the New Patriots were down by double digits headed into halftime and once again they came away winners.

The Patriots erased a ten-point halftime deficit and Stephen Gostkowski kicked two 53-yard field goals in the fourth quarter to rally the Pats past the Houston Texans, 34-31 Sunday.

It's the third time in five weeks the Patriots have trailed by ten points or more at halftime and ended up winning.

"I wish we could start fast and put the foot on the gas pedal the whole way, but we just got behind a little bit and played a lot better in the second half," Patriots quarterback Brady said. "We still got plenty of chances to convert even more and got to figure out a way to keep moving the ball, get the ball in the end zone. But a lot of guys made some really big plays. James Develin and Jules (Julian Edelman), I mean everyone contributed. Steve (Gostkowski) had some great kicks."

Julian Edelman had nine catches for 101 yards and Rob Gronkowski added six catches for 127 yards and a touchdown for the Patriots (9-3).

"He made some big plays," Brady said of Gronkowski. "The touchdown was a great play. It was an adjustment. He was covered early and wheeled out of the route and made a great catch. Then the catch in the third quarter to drag those guys down the field was awesome too. He made a great play on a catch and run there. Whenever he gets going, the rest of us get going. I hope he realizes the importance for him to be able to play that kind of style for us. It really helps everyone."

Houston (2-10) has now lost 10-straight.

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Tuesday
Dec042012

Patriots Place Edelman on IR

Tom Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New England Patriots placed receiver Julian Edelman on the season-ending injured reserve list Tuesday.

Edelman, who was also the Patriots punt returner, broke his right foot in the team's victory Sunday over the Miami Dolphins, according to multiple reports.

The 26-year-old Edelman was seen leaving Sun Life Stadium on crutches and wearing a walking boot on the injured foot.

Edelman has 21 catches for 235 yards and three touchdowns this season. He was also averaging 15.5 yards a punt return, which is the second best in the NFL.

The Patriots have signed receiver Donte' Stallworth to take Edelman's place.

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