New England Patriots New England Patriots Trade With The Carolina Panthers For A Defensive End Share Tweet Published 9 months ago on March 10, 2017 By Tanner Rebelo New England Patriots Trade With The Carolina Panthers For A Defensive End The Patriots on Friday afternoon reportedly acquired defensive end Kony Ealy from Carolina, according to Adam Schefter. The Patriots will send their second-round pick to Carolina, while the Panthers will also send their third-round pick to New England. Carolina trading DE Kony Ealy and a third-round pick to Patriots in exchange for New England's second-round pick, league sources tell ESPN. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2017 The 6-foot-4, 274-pound Ealy has played in the NFL for three years, all with Carolina. He recorded four sacks as a rookie and has recorded five sacks in each of the past two seasons. He has missed just one game in his career and the Patriots essentially traded for Kony for 8 spots in the draft. Patriots go from pick 64 in second round to pick 72 in third round and get Kony Ealy. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2017 This is the first move in rebuilding the defensive line for the Patriots with the departure of Chris Long and the likely departure of Jabaal Sheard. Kony who was a part time player in Carolina comes in at a dirt cheap $800k and is a good building block to add to the Patriots line. It is likely New England will draft one or two players in the draft to help bolster their depth on the defensive line given the depth at the position in this years draft. The team still needs to resign defensive leader Dont’a Hightower who is a free agent, the last report on him was that the team and Hightower were still in contact and it is likely he will look for offers from other teams and then see if the Patriots can match that offer. 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In many ways, there were a number of factors within this game that caused the Raiders to ultimately fold early on in the game The Altitude Difference Rob Gronkowski on practicing in high altitude: "You can feel it; I'm glad we're doing it." https://t.co/bRVF74yNF0 — Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) November 16, 2017 The Patriots had the smart idea to stay in Denver and travel to Colorado Springs to adjust their bodies to the pressures of high altitude. The Raiders took the same approach when they traveled to Mexico City to play against the Houston Texans in Week 11 of the 2016 season. Although, the method worked last year, you can’t deny that there was a lot of outside interference in that game. This time around, it was very clearly from just the fact that CB Stephon Gilmore and WR Danny Amendola leaving the game due to dehydration showed how taxing the high altitude was on them. The Raiders were arguably worse with their team as they allowed 4 turnovers on the offense yesterdays. The sheer pressure the game put on most of the players was quite significant in this game for both team. But the Patriots ultimately minimzed the effect that it had on them. Continue Reading New England Patriots Patriots Football Talk: Patriots Dominance Continues In Mexico Published 2 days ago on November 20, 2017 By Christian Bullock It was a sunny Sunday at the Estadio Azteca, Mexico’s Premier Stadium, in Mexico City. The New England Patriots were facing off against the Oakland Raiders in what was called a Road Game. It was a made for TV experience to draw in a more viewers and fans. It was the NFL’s way to reach a larger market, that being fans in Mexico City. The Game showed off the best in the NFL. And you know what? The best Team in the NFL showed what it means to be the best. Of course I’m talking about the Patriots dominating yet another Team. They continue to out preform their opponents on the field. It’s something that this year’s Team has grown in to. From being just a contender to being an all-out reigning champ; this Team has figured out how to be great. Today’s game was proof of that! I’d say they played perfect, but they didn’t get the shut out. Hey you can’t have everything! Continue Reading New England Patriots NFL Talk: Week 11 Picks Published 5 days ago on November 17, 2017 By stephenhilton We are finally getting down to the last stretch of the season where teams will finally start to line up where they will make the playoffs and those who will simply tank for the higher pick in the 2018 NFL draft. At this point, most people have teams figured out and know how games should go from here on out. As of now, I got 11-3 correct last week, which puts me at 95-51 for the season. Tennessee Titans @ Pittsburgh Steelers: Winner – Steelers At this point in the season, I think the Titans will likely make the wildcard as Jacksonville will run away with the division. The Steelers are pretty much a lock for the playoffs. 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