The Patriot Way: New England Patriots News, 6/22
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.
X-Factors For New England Patriots Heading Into 2016 Season
"I’m not sure what is more exciting: Vince Wilfork posing nude in ESPN the Magazine’s “Body Issue” or the fact we’re less than three months away from the start of the NFL season.As great as Vinsanity may look, I’m going to stick to what I know and that’s football. The closer we get to the start of the season the more excited I become, so let’s delve into the three biggest x-factors for the New England Patriots heading into 2016."
Jonathan Cooper: Since Breaking leg, things not where I wanted them to be
"When New England Patriots offensive linemanJonathan Cooper looks back on the first three years of his NFL career with theArizona Cardinals, the turning point is obvious — his broken leg sustained in the 2013 preseason months after he was selected No. 7 overall in the draft.“Things since I broke my leg haven’t quite been where I wanted them to be,” Cooper said Tuesday during an interview on Sirius XM NFL Radio with hosts Alex Marvez and Kirk Morrison.The mental challenge of overcoming that injury has been a significant part of Cooper’s struggle (he’s played 24 games, with 11 starts), and it was something he detailed on the radio program from the CAA Football Camp in Atlanta."
Arian Foster to the New England Patriots? Running back will reportedly be healthy for training camp
"The New England Patriots have one roster opening, one running back recovering from an ACL injury, another attempting to return from a season-ending hip injury and not many proven backs behind them.One possible solution: Free agent Arian Foster, who will be healthy for training camp, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.Foster, recovering from a torn Achilles suffered in Week 7 of the 2015 season, has reportedly received interest from three teams."