The Patriot Way: New England Patriots News, 5/29
By Cyrus Geller
Hello, and welcome to another edition of ‘the Patriot Way’, your number one source to New England Patriots news and analysis from around the web.
Could David Andrews emerge again for Patriots at center?
"Bryan Stork fits best as an interior player, but as we saw last year, he can kick out to tackle in an emergency. His potential role in 2016 has a connection to one of the more interesting storylines of 2015: The unheralded work of undrafted center David Andrews, and then his essential disappearance upon Stork’s return from injury.Andrews played every snap through the first nine games of the season before finally being replaced in the second quarter of a victory over the Buffalo Bills on Nov. 23. By the end of that game, when the Patriots improved to 10-0, he had played 671 out of a possible 715 offensive snaps on the season."
New England Patriots Feature Formidable 3-Man Pass-Rush Rotation
"From 2012-2014, the New England Patriots depth chart at defensive end was characterized by its lack of depth. For three years, Chandler Jones and Rob Ninkovich bore the brunt of the snap count because the Patriots simply didn’t have enough options behind them.That all changed in 2015 with the addition of veteran Jabaal Sheard to the lineup.Even now with the Patriots trading Jones to the Arizona Cardinals and signing former St. Louis Rams stalwart Chris Long, the Patriots still appear to have a strong trio of pass-rushers to keep everyone fresh and provide consistent pressure on the quarterback."
New England Patriots 2016 roster breakdown: #13 WR DeAndre Carter
"We have entered the deepest depths of the NFL offseason. Free agency and the draft are behind us, while minicamp and training camp won’t start until early June and late July, respectively.However, while the football world seemingly turns slower these days it does not stop. After all, by late August, each team has to start making its roster cuts. Until then, players have to secure their spots on the team; they need to do their jobs (well) or someone else will.Over the course of the next few weeks, we will take a look at the men fighting for those spots on the 2016 New England Patriots. Today, we’ll take a look at wide receiver DeAndre Carter."