Tag:Alge Crumpler
Posted on: July 29, 2011 3:51 pm
Edited on: July 29, 2011 4:24 pm

Ty Warren cut by Patriots, is 'moving on'

Posted by Will Brinson

The Patriots are making moves, folks. There's a pair of little trades you may have heard about over the past few days that saw them acquire Chad Ochocinco and Albert Haynesworth. And then Friday, there was the release of several big-name veterans.

The Pats announced that they've cut Tully Banta-Cain (as reported/expected), Alge Crumpler, Tony Carter, Ryan Coulson, Marcus Stroud, Nick Kaczur and, most surprisingly, defensive lineman Ty Warren.

The team also announced that they've signed third-round pick Ryan Mallett and fifth-round pick Marcus Cannon.

Warren is obviously the biggest surprise there, and while early speculation seemed to be that he might return to the Patriots on a lesser deal, his statement to the Boston Herald on Friday afternoon tells a very different story.

"I appreciate the Pats through the years," Warren said. "They're doing some things defensively and choose to go in a different direction. I thank the Krafts for the opportunity and drafting me in 2003. It was a pleasure.

"I will be moving on to bigger and better things. We are sorting out and will look forward to wearing a contending NFL team jersey this fall."

Warren was slated to make just south of $6 million in 2011 (thought that wasn't his cap number), missed the entire 2010 season due to injury and appeared headed to the PUP list to start the season.

So it's entirely possible he and Crumpler return at cheaper prices. However, according to Charean Williams of the Dallas Star-Telegram, Warren is interested in "returning home to play for the Cowboys or Texans."

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Posted on: March 19, 2011 11:22 am

Alge Crumpler had serious shoulder surgery

Posted by Andy Benoit
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Bad news for Alge Crumpler (though sounds like this bad news actually reached him several months ago). Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe reports that “Crumpler underwent shoulder surgery in late January for a ‘significant’ injury to the joint. He is currently rehabbing the shoulder but it is unclear when he'll be back at full strength.”

Crumpler’s rehab will almost certainly determine his fate in New England – and possibly the entire NFL. When you’re a 33-year-old No. 3 tight end, teams generally don’t wait long for you to get healthy.

Crumpler, however, proved valuable for his blocking and veteran leadership at a position filled with rookies last season. And the injury that led to his late January operation was actually something he played through during the season. (As Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk points out, this could be problematic for the Patriots given that Crumpler was never listed on the team’s injury report.)

Complicating matters is the lockout, which prevents the Patriots from contacting Crumpler and monitoring his recovery.

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Posted on: March 18, 2011 6:28 pm

Hot Routes 3.18.11: Waiting for Goodell

Posted by Josh Katzowitz and Will Brinson

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  • This actually has nothing to do with the NFL, but a local sports reporter almost got run over by an SUV (backing up, at slow speed) midway through a live report. It's pretty amazing.
  • We absolutely love that former Bengals draft bust Akili Smith is defending former Auburn QB Cam Newton from comparisons that he's similar to, you know, Akili Smith. "I'm nowhere near the athlete that Cam is," Smith told Bengals.com.
  • The South Florida Sun-Sentinel writes that Ryan Mallett’s draft status is dropping just like Jimmy Clausen did last year. Unlike Clausen, though, people apparently are concerned with Mallett’s character and personality.
  • The Boston Globe reports TE Alge Crumpler underwent shoulder surgery in late January for a significant injury. No word on if he’ll return to next season at full strength.
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Posted on: January 11, 2011 4:04 pm
Edited on: January 11, 2011 4:13 pm

Belichick puts clamp on Pats players talking?

Posted by Will Brinson

It's Patriots-Jets week, which means plenty of talking. At least from Rex Ryan's crew anyway -- Ryan tried to move the rivalry from the field and into the minds of the respective coaches, citing the "personal" nature of the matchup between he and Bill Belichick. (Of course, he's already said that he came to the Jets to "kick [Belichick's] ass, so there's that too.)

Unsurprisingly, Belichick didn't take the bait, and he's apparently ordered a bit of a media gag on his players re: sparring verbally with the Jets.

"Definitely," Jerod Mayo said, laughing, when asked if Belichick had warned the Pats players about engaging the Jets. "That's why I'm hoping no one asks me those kinds of questions."

Alge Crumpler pointed to the similarity between the teams and their respective coaches.

"Here we go," Crumpler said about hearing Ryan's initial comments. "I thought we’d get a few days before the banter starts. But it is what it is. Like I said last time, they take after their coach, we take after our coach."

So, yeah, this is how things should be until the Patriots and Jets kickoff on CBS (and random reminder: if you're tweeting about the game, throw the #onCBS hashtag; you might land yourself a special little retweet) at 4:30 PM EST Sunday.

The Jets will talk -- a lot -- and the Patriots won't talk -- a lot. Then they'll play football. The only difference, as usual, is that if the Jets lose, everyone will remind them how much of a bluster they put up beforehand.

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Posted on: October 4, 2010 8:21 pm

Three keys for MNF

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

A couple of keys before we settle in to watch the Patriots play the Dolphins.

1) Patriots WR Randy Moss vs. Dolphins CBs Vontae Davis or Jason Allen:
Last season, Moss had some pretty good stats vs. the Dolphins, combining for eight catches, 213 yards and two TDs. But Davis, in his second season, is looking to change that outcome tonight. Also, the Miami secondary has some height to it, and that could create some problems for New England’s wide receivers. But don’t forget about the Patriots tight ends – Aaron Hernandez, Rob Gronkowski and Alge Crumpler.

2) Dolphins RBs Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams vs. the Patriots run defense: New England is currently ranked No. 24 in the league by allowing 119 yards per game, and though Miami hasn’t been great in this facet (112 yards per game and just one TD), it’s got talent. Brown has been much better than Williams – who’s already lost three fumbles this year – but the two are still splitting carries. Brown will be looking for a big game tonight, and he just might get it.

3) Neither team can afford to fall behind the Jets in the AFC East:
With the Jets easy win against Buffalo on Sunday, they moved to 3-1 on the season. New England and Miami are 2-1, but both already have losses against New York. A loss tonight, though it certainly wouldn’t be disastrous, would push that team to into third place in the AFC East. It won’t be a pretty view if that team has to look up at the Jets and the Patriots.

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