The Patriots seemed to be looking their backfield of the future in the 2011 draft. They took Shane Vereen in the second round and Stevan Ridley in the third.
But it looks like they may be interested in at least one more back this year as Virginia Tech running back David Wilson is scheduled to make a visit to Foxboro.
At 5-foot-10, 206-pounds Wilson is one of the most athletic backs in this year's draft. Last year's ACC Player of the Year as a junior, he ran a 4.49 40-yard dash at the Combine. He also had a 41-inch vertical leap and a 132-inch broad jump.
With Tom Brady spending this week and next preparing for the Super Bowl, Andy Dalton has been named his replacement in the Pro Bowl.
This will mark Dalton’s third Pro Bowl appearance. He finished fourth in the AFC in passing yards (4,206) and tied for 10th with 18 passing touchdowns. Brady threw 10 more touchdowns in four fewer games.
Though he’s often skipped the actual games, this was the 12th season in which Brady was named to the AFC’s Pro Bowl roster. He’s been named to the Pro Bowl in each of the last eight seasons.
Mike Giardi and former Patriots center Dan Koppen discuss all aspects of the dominating performance by the Patriots over the Steelers in the AFC Championship. The two wonder why Pittsburgh refused to try and employ some of the strategies that were successful for the Houston Texans during the Divisional game last week.
Also, Dan talks about what the players need to do this week to get ready for the circus that is the week leading up to the game.
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