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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: May 13, 2011 8:57 am
 

Ty Warren set to walk across stage

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Today will be quite a day for Patriots DL Ty Warren, because today is the day he’ll complete one of his major life goals – to graduate from college.

“I feel real good about getting that done, and being able to walk up on that stage,” Warren told the Boston Herald. “It means something to finally have (that degree).”

And it’s not like Warren wasn’t serious about his pursuit of academics. As the Herald pointed out, Warren passed on a $250,000 workout bonus last year after missing voluntary practices so he could continue taking classes in working toward his major of agriculture leadership and development.

Which strikes me as incredibly charming. Even if, financially, it probably wasn’t the smartest move he could make. But kudos to Warren for reaching his goals. Many of his colleagues never do.

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Posted on: April 10, 2011 12:04 pm
 

Ty Warren getting into MMA

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Like many normal people who don’t rely on the performance of their bodies to make a living, Patriots DL Ty Warren doesn’t relish going to the gym to work out with heavy, heavy free weights for hours at a time.

So, Warren – who missed all of last season with a torn labrum in his hip – went looking for another way to keep in shape and stay strong. Enter mixed martial arts training.

“I’m excited to wake up. I look forward to it every day. I get up and can’t wait to do that deal,” Warren told the Boston Herald. “All my emphasis isn’t solely on MMA, but I’m implementing that along with stuff I’ve done in the past. It’s more for helping with longevity. So I’ve been running and doing all kinds of stuff.”

Training in a MMA cage or a boxing ring has become the trend for some football players, most notably Patriots QB Tom Brady and Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco. Probably because they can get in a good cardio workout while having some kind of competition with a sparring partner to make training more pleasurable.

Plus, if you can hit a guy in the face without getting hit back, that’s pretty cool.

“You start easy on the joints, but at the same time, I feel like I’m getting my workload in,” Warren said. “It’s been good. I’ll be in excellent shape when I get back.”

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Posted on: April 4, 2011 1:31 pm
Edited on: April 5, 2011 7:25 am
 

Offseason Checkup: New England Patriots

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

 

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The Patriots were probably the best team in football last season, compiling a 14-2 record before surprisingly losing to the Jets in the second round of the playoffs. Let’s see what New England had: Outstanding QB, check. Pretty good running game, check. A good enough offensive line and wide receiving corps, yes. A rock-solid defense, um, no.

The team had its problems on defense – which is talented but oh so young – but the wizardry of Brady who knows coach Bill Belichick’s system so well overcame most of those defensive hiccups. The Patriots haven’t had a losing season this century, so whatever constructive criticism that follows in this piece doesn’t suggest that the Patriots suddenly will struggle to win games. With Belichick, that simply doesn’t happen very often (unless, ahem, he’s donning the headset in Cleveland).




Recent unsuccessful playoff runs

A ridiculous statistic for you: the Patriots haven’t won a playoff game since the 2007 AFC championship game. That’s right, since that undefeated New England squad lost the Super Bowl to the Giants, the Ravens in the 2009 playoffs and the Jets in 2010 – all three of those were considered upsets, as well.

Doesn’t matter that New England has an annual chokehold on the AFC East (though New York is beginning to threaten that dominance), the Patriots can’t get anywhere in the playoffs. They haven’t won a Super Bowl in six years. So, what’s the problem?




1. Wide Receiver
Getting rid of Randy Moss probably was the right call for New England, but when the Patriots sent him away, they also lost their downfield threat. You might argue that Moss’ skills are in decline – and the Titans would DEFINITELY say that – but he’s still quite a long-ball receiver. Wes Welker is one of the best slot receivers in the game, Deion Branch had a nice comeback year and New England’s young tight ends are really solid. But a Moss-like receiver would be welcome.

2. More DL depth
Mike Wright and Ron Brace missed a combined nine regular-season games last season before injuries forced them to the Injured Reserve lists while Ty Warren missed the entire year, and a trio of rookies (two of whom were undrafted) were forced to step in and replace them. What the Patriots need in this year’s draft is a pass rusher off the edge, and since they have a plethora of draft picks, they could certainly try to trade up and find one. Wright, with 5.5 sacks, was the team leader, and following behind him were LBs Tully Banta-Cain and Rob Ninkovich. They need some help on the DL, though newly-signed Marcus Stroud could certainly ease some of that burden.

3. Better secondary play
Devin McCourtey had a strong rookie season, leading the team with seven interceptions and Leigh Bodden – who missed all of last year – will be a definite upgrade over Kyle Arrington. Pat Chung is solid at the SS spot, but FS Brandon Meriweather wasn’t very good last season (how he made the Pro Bowl is baffling). It would not be a surprise if New England tries to replace him.




The Patriots obviously have some corrections that need to be made. But this franchise has been the best – and most feared – in the NFL since Belichick took over (though Rex Ryan absolutely will NOT kiss his rings), and he doesn’t hesitate to get rid of loyal Patriots who he feels can’t help them anymore (I’m looking at you Richard Seymour, Adam Vinatieri, et al). The Patriots will continue to battle with the Jets for AFC East dominance, but like usual, New England will be a preseason favorite to win the Super Bowl.

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Posted on: August 13, 2010 4:46 pm
Edited on: August 13, 2010 6:34 pm
 

Patriots could lose Ty Warren for the season

Posted by Andy Benoit

Patriots defensive end Ty Warren, one of the most solid, underrated players in the game, could be lost for the season with a hip injury, according to ESPN’s Mike Reiss. Warren has a labral tear (similar to what Yankee Alex Rodriguez had a while back). It is not career-threatening, but if surgery is required, Warren would be shelved for 2010.

If Warren, one of the premier run-defenders in the game, goes down, the Patriots would likely turn to another Warren: Gerard. The former Brown/Bronco/Raider is not experienced in a 3-4 scheme, but he has been challenging veteran Mike Wright for playing time all offseason.

On Tuesday, defensive line coach Pepper Johnson talked to Reiss about Warren’s value to the Patriots. "The things that he does for the people around him and us, it goes unspoken," Johnson said. "He is a strong character in the locker room. He is a strong character in our meetings. He's a stand-up guy. He's a guy that if he misses a play, or if he blows a play out there on the field, he stands up and says 'that was me and that's not going to happen again.' You can't have enough of those type of guys out on the field."

UPDATE: The Patriots have put Warren on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season. They have also reinstated end/outside linebacker Derrick Burgess, which means the veteran is not retiring after all.

UPDATE II: Warren explained his decision to Tom Curran of CSNNE.com: "It was something that I wanted to get done -- that I needed to get done. I've been laboring around for about a year-and-a-half. The season's too long to be taking shots all year, to feel OK one week and feel bad the next. To have arthritis and not be able to be me. I'm going to sacrifice one year for the next couple."

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Posted on: June 16, 2010 7:18 pm
Edited on: June 16, 2010 7:19 pm
 

Six Quick Hits From Wednesday

Just days after finally signing his RFA tender, Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly was excused from the mandatory minicamp (June 21-23) so that he could focus on his legal issues. Jolly has a felony drug trial in Texas (he’s facing up to 20 years in prison, but not the death penalty) on July 30. That happens to be the day the Packers report to training camp.

Speaking of the Packers, turns out Tramon Williams actually accepted his tender before the deadline after all. The Packers were just waiting to receive the paperwork.

The Eagles started selling single-game tickets at 10:00 am today. They stopped selling them around 11:00 am.

Bears tight end Brandon Manumaleuna is coming back from arthroscopic knee surgery. The hope is that he’ll be ready for training camp. Manumaleuna is new to town but, having played for the Rams, already understands Mike Martz’s system.

The Broncos signed former Chiefs running back Kolby Smith today, which means you can rule out the idea of Brian Westbrook going to Denver. The 5’11”, 219-pound Smith will compete with J.J. Arrington (coming off a serious knee injury) for the No. 3 job. Smith’s problem is that he’s not a very physical presence between the tackles.

Patriots DE Ty Warren eschewed offseason workouts (and a $250,000 bonus) to go back to Texas A & M and get his degree this past offseason. Normally these stories stop being interesting after the headline, but Shalise Manza Young of Boston.com offers a fun read on Warren’s story.

Bucs WR Sammie Stroughter has been taking some reps at the outside position lately, but still, you can expect him to spend most of 2010 in the slot. That’s where Stroughter’s fluidity and quickness will be most effective. Plus, the Bucs just drafted two 6’1”, 215-pound wideouts to fill the starting spots (Arrelious Benn, second round; Mike Williams, fourth round).

--Andy Benoit

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