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Patriots’ Dane Fletcher Listened To Mom About Returning To Football After Injury

FOXBORO, Mass. — The injuries were racking up and so were the self doubts for Dane Fletcher. The linebacker injured his ACL for a third time late in the 2014 season, putting his future in the NFL in doubt. Fletcher said he contemplated retiring instead of risking another injury, but one of his biggest fans wasn’t about to let him do that. “My mom, (she) doesn’t take ‘no’...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots practice report: Jones, Fletcher return, three out

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots could see a boost in defensive depth in the upcoming weeks. Linebacker Dane Fletcher and defensive tackle Chris Jones, both of whom started the season on PUP, began practicing Tuesday. The Patriots have a 21-day window to activate both players to the 53-man roster. If the Patriots fail to activate Jones or Fletcher by the end of the...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Edelman, Brady trained, avoided bears in offseason Montana trip

Sometimes it’s difficult to tell when Julian Edelman is being serious. Edelman was asked last month if his connection with Tom Brady is as strong as ever, and the side of the New England Patriots receiver’s mouth turned up in a slight grin, as it does when he knows he’s about to get a laugh out of the media. He ignored the genuine inquiry and relayed a jenga game he...
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Dane Fletcher To Rejoin Patriots On One-Year Contract

The New England Patriots reportedly are adding another familiar face at linebacker. Dane Fletcher will sign a one-year contract to rejoin the Patriots, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday. Fletcher began his career with the Patriots, playing for New England from 2010 to 2013 before signing a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last offseason. Fletcher will help boost...
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Dane Fletcher's Return to Patriots Seems Likely

This past Wednesday the New England Patriots hosted free agent linebacker Dane Fletcher for a visit. Fletcher was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Montana State in 2010 by the Patriots.He played three seasons mainly as a reserve linebacker and also as a key special teams player. Fletcher's 2012 season ended in the first preseason game due to an ACL tear.In 2014, Fletcher...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers add two new faces in Oniel Cousins, Dane Fletcher

Once again Lovie Smith has the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sifting through free agency to help bolster his 2014 roster. Just yesterday the Bucs announced the signing of 20 year-old Oniel Cousins an offensive lineman most recently with the Cleveland Browns. Tampa also added former Patirots linebacker Dane Fletcher. Both players signed one year deals. Neither acquisition brings the same appeal...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs add to LB depth, sign former Patriot Dane Fletcher to 1-year deal

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers added linebacker depth by agreeing to terms with Dane Fletcher on a one-year deal, the team announced. Fletcher, 27, has spent the past four seasons with the New England Patriots, earning 81 tackles and four sacks with one interception, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries since entering the league undrafted out of Montana State. He's expected to...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Sign LB Dane Fletcher

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that they have signed LB Dane Fletcher to a one-year deal. per “@ScottSBucs: Another new Buc! Welcome aboard former Patriots LB Dane Fletcher, who has agreed to a one-year deal.” — Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) March 16, 2014 Mike Garafolo reports that Fletcher’s deal is worth a max value of over $2 million. Ian Rapoport reports...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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