Devin Street, 26, is a veteran of three NFL seasons

The New England Patriots announced today that they have claimed WR Devin Street off waivers from Indianapolis.

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Street, 26, is a veteran of three NFL seasons. The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder, was drafted by Dallas in the fifth round (146th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Pittsburgh. He was released by Dallas on Sept. 3, 2016. Street joined the New England practice squad on Sept. 5, 2016, and was signed by Indianapolis to the 53-man roster off the Patriots practice squad on Sept. 21, 2016. Street appeared in five games for the Colts last season and caught one pass for 20 yards. He was released by the Colts on May 1, 2017. In three NFL seasons, Street played in 36 games with two starts and caught 10 passes for 152 yards with one touchdown. He also appeared in two postseason contests for Dallas in 2014 and did not accrue any statistics.

Exactly right, Stan. No sooner does the draft end than coaches and GMs are busy dialing up rookies who weren’t selected in hopes of luring them to their teams as “priority free agents,” as they’re widely known in the business. Generally, those calls and agreed-to signings are completed over the next day or so, but the Patriots usually wait to announce their list until the entire rookie class arrives at the end of the following week.

The past few days, players were given time off to deal with what can be an onslaught of requests from family and friends to arrange for tickets and accommodations for the Super Bowl. March Madness can bring out school pride in its purest forms, and with your Patriots alma maters well represented in the initial bracket, players were of course cheering on their teams. Tuesday afternoon both ends of that passion were on full display as more than 1 million fans lined the streets of Boston to celebrate the Patriots fifth Super Bowl victory with the emotional players and coaches.

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A team that has won as often as the Patriots have won, especially over the past 25 years, has done something right. Or perhaps, they’ve been privileged to have hired and brought in personnel that have done things right. And it had to start somewhere.
It’s one thing to note a great career. It’s another thing entirely to show someone who, if it weren’t for their presence to begin with, is responsible for the resurrection of a moribund organization that could only once dream of dominance. And in turn, someone who is indirectly responsible for the many great players and coaches to follow his initial influence on the team so many years ago. Nike Patriots #11 Drew Bledsoe Navy Blue Super Bowl LI 51 Men's Stitched NFL Limited Rush Jersey

How else can you explain the smallest draft-haul in franchise history over the past weekend, with a grand total of four ex-collegians ready to join the ranks of a defending Super Bowl champion? That is, if they even make the final squad.
How else can anyone explain why the New England Patriots jersey cheap had a mere 50-70 college players on their draft board they seriously considered before the draft started? Or, that the Patriots didn’t seem too bothered by the relatively paltry total of six selections to make (which they didn’t) in the entire 7-round draft?

Hence that awkward, anticipatory feeling of “hurry up and wait” that has descended like an isolated storm shower hovering over Gillette Stadium. It’s football purgatory; a bottomless pit of anticipation, hope and desire, waiting for the ground to settle below us so the climb to the top can begin. LeShun Daniels Jr. – Warren G. Harding Senior Highlights Running Back.

Put aside, if you can, Peterson’s suspension from the league for 15 games in 2014 due to child abuse allegations. Not that anyone should ever put anything aside like this, but for the moment simply consider only the football side of this equation.

I’m all for athletes going after what the market will bear when the time is right – after all, the sobering news from former 49er star tight end Dwight Clark this weekend (he announced he has ALS, potentially caused by playing football) simply reinforces the brutal nature of the sport and the potential after-effects of its punishment to the human body.

I have a fairly strong hunch – no real facts to base this hunch off of, but a simple thought based on their personalities – that Jay Cutler is going to start out as a better TV game analyst than Tony Romo.

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The Patriots announced today that they have released TE Michael Williams

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The New England Patriots announced that they acquired TE Dwayne Allen in a trade with the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for an undisclosed draft selection.

Allen, 27, originally entered the NFL as a third-round draft pick (64th overall) out of Clemson by Indianapolis in the 2012 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-3, 265-pounder, has appeared in 57 regular-season games with 56 starts and registered 126 receptions for 1,451 yards and 19 touchdowns. In two playoff seasons with the Colts, he has played in four postseason contests and caught 15 passes for 141 yards and one touchdown. As a rookie in 2012, Allen led all rookie tight ends in receptions (45) and receiving yards (521). In 2016, Allen started in all 14 games that he played and posted 35 receptions for 406 yards and six touchdowns.

The Patriots appear to have gotten a jump on free agency by agreeing to a trade with the Indianapolis Colts. According to NFL Network, the Patriots will acquire Colts tight end Dwayne Allen jersey, although the tweet from Ian Rapoport did not include the compensation, ESPN’s Field Yates indicated it may be a late-round pick.

He’s only in town briefly, then plans to return to the Carolinas to resume his offseason training, but before that, Dwayne Allen became the first new voice on the Patriots roster to describe what it was like to learn that he’d joined the reigning Super Bowl champions. Allen, for whom New England traded with Indianapolis this week, gave 10 minutes of his time in Foxborough to field questions from reporters on a midday conference call Friday.

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TE Dwayne Allen is one of the newest Patriots, having come over from Indy in a recent trade. A column examines how Allen might be utilized this season in New England.

For a team that may be as close to a Final 53 as any team in the NFL at this early stage of the off-season, it’s difficult to think about what younger players might stick to this roster, let alone contribute right away in some fashion. But if you read the tea-leaves beforehand, there are some hints out there. Mind you, nothing is ever set in stone prior to training camp. There is always room for the unexplained, unanticipated performance that can turn a few heads.

Hollister also has a twin brother, Cody, who signed and played tight end at Arkansas. If either Hollister shows enough blocking skill to go along with good receiving ability you might find a winner, considering the injury problems the team has had at this position recently. Nike Patriots #33 Dion Lewis White Super Bowl LI 51 Women's Stitched NFL New Elite Jersey

According to CBS Sports’ projections, Jacob Holliser was slated to be drafted either in the seventh round or be signed as an undrafted free agent, while Cody was also looking at signing after the draft as the most likely option.

During his senior season at Wyoming, Jacob Hollister caught 32 balls for 515 yards and seven touchdowns. For the Razorbacks last season, Cody Holliser caught just 10 passes for 140 yards.

It won’t be easy for either of the two brothers to make it on to the opening 53-man roster as the Patriots already have a pretty crowded bunch at both the tight end and wide receiver positions.

We’re making an exception for the Hollister twins, however, both of whom signed with the Patriots shortly after the 2017 NFL Draft concluded Saturday afternoon. That’s right: New England’s 90-man roster this offseason will feature twin brothers Jacob and Cody Hollister. The former is a tight end out of Wyoming, and the latter played wide receiver at Arkansas.

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The New England Patriots announced today that they have released TE Michael Williams.
Williams, 26, spent the 2016 season on Injured Reserve. The 6-foot-6, 304-pound tight end originally entered the NFL as a seventh-round draft pick (211th overall) by Detroit out of Alabama in 2013. He spent his rookie season on Injured Reserve and the 2014 season on the Lions practice squad. Williams was acquired by New England from Detroit in a trade on Aug. 26, 2015, appearing in 15 regular-season games with nine starts that season. He also recorded three receptions for 26 yards. Williams also played in two playoff games with one start.

The New England Patriots announced today that they have acquired T Michael Williams in a trade with the Detroit Lions in exchange for an undisclosed future draft pick.

Williams, 25, was acquired by the Patriots from Detroit in a trade for an undisclosed draft pick on Aug. 26, 2015. The 6-foot-6, 304-pounder, originally entered the NFL as a seventh round draft pick (211th overall) by Detroit in the 2013 NFL Draft out of Alabama. After spending his rookie season on injured reserve, Williams spent the 2014 season on the Detroit practice squad while converting from tight end to offensive tackle.

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