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Taylor McCloud -- Pats Militia When trade talks for Malcolm Butler died, I expected no pushback from the cornerback. While some half-expected him to hold out or cause a stir in New England, I did not. For the past three seasons, Butler has put his head down and gone to work for this team. He's...

Taylor McCloud -- Pats Militia If you thought the Patriots were done bolstering the defensive end position after they selected Derek Rivers, think again. https://twitter.com/Patriots/status/858371385315512320 https://twitter.com/RazorbackFB/status/858376684520620032 Deatrich Wise Jr., the son of Deatrich Wise, a member of two NFL practice squads in the late 80s, is your newest New England Patriot. A defensive end hailing from...

Taylor McCloud -- Pats Militia The third day of the draft hasn't even started yet, but Bill Belichick would never let a fact like that stop him from wheeling and dealing. https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/858345490013925377 Most times BB trades for some relatively unknown player, I've at least heard of them. This time, I have absolutely no clue who...

Taylor McCloud -- Pats Militia Just minutes after selecting Derek Rivers with the 83rd pick in the draft, the Patriots traded up to #85, and selected Antonio Garcia, an offensive tackle from Troy University. https://twitter.com/Patriots/status/858152651866943490 https://twitter.com/Patriots/status/858173280267587584 Now, I’m not going to sit here and try to analyze a lineman. I’m not nearly smart enough to do...

Taylor McCloud -- Pats Militia The first two nights of the Draft have been treacherous for your boy. I spent all of Thursday night terrified that Belichick would deal Malcolm Butler for something crazy. Then, after sitting through what seemed like a million picks waiting for the Pats to go on the clock, they traded...

The Patriots first selection won't come until the third round of the draft at No. 72. The New England Patriots have had an incredibly busy offseason. With the draft just days away, the Patriots have another opportunity to add pieces to an already loaded team. The reason the Patriots do not possess a first or...

Taylor McCloud -- Pats Militia As of late, I've been calling back to previous blogs with far more frequency than usual. Why that is? I'm not sure. If I had to guess, I'd say that because the offseason is less eventful than the regular season, I've had more time to speculate, and with more speculation...

Taylor McCloud -- Pats Militia For the Patriots, these past few days have been a goddamn whirlwind. The team signed Mike Gillislee to an RFA Offer Sheet, Danny Amendola re-structured his deal, Malcolm Butler signed his tender, and James White agreed to a contract extension.* Everything they've done, no matter how seemingly unimportant, has been...

Taylor McCloud -- Pats Militia In 2015, Tom Brady skipped out on the Patriots' visit to the White House after winning Super Bowl XLIX. His claims that he was unable to make the trip because of prior commitments were widely scrutinized, especially after he was spotted both at Gillette Stadium and an Apple Store in...