Patriots by Surname Definition

-by DNOMN8R314

Okay, so the new league year couldn’t halt the flow of wordplay.

Below, I’ve listed several dictionary definitions, each for a word which is also the surname of a current Patriot. Name as many as you can.

[NOTE: This only applies to Patriots on the current roster, not unsigned free agents, so no (Alan) Branch or (EDIT: the player here has been re-signed and added to the list).]

  1. a mounted gun for firing heavy projections
  2. a Navajo Indian dwelling usually made of logs and mud
  3. of the color of pure snow
  4. the chief male servant of a household
  5. natural streams of water of fairly large size
  6. a chain or rope, attached to a tackle, used to hoist a yard
  7. a partition between stable stalls
  8. a person who lays rock shingles, as for roofing
  9. to fry, sauté, or scorch slightly in cooking
  10. a usually rounded natural elevation of land
  11. a man
  12. a male sovereign or monarch
  13. to walk with short steps swaying from side to side
  14. a person whose trade is building by laying units, such as stone
  15. having the power of judging and discerning properly
  16. the side or area that is sheltered from the wind
  17. a device for lifting a dressed stone
  18. persons who prepare food for eating
  19. an intense desire or craving
  20. blossoms of plants
  21. a card or message usually expressing love or sentiment

Answers:

  1. Marcus Cannon
  2. Chris Hogan
  3. James White
  4. Adam Butler
  5. Derek Rivers
  6. Will Tye
  7. Damarius Travis
  8. Matthew Slater
  9. Malcom Brown
  10. Jeremy Hill
  11. Lawrence Guy
  12. Brandon (or Jason) King
  13. LaAdrian Waddle (EDIT: he’s the player moved from the introduction to the list)
  14. Shaq Mason
  15. Deatrich Wise Jr.
  16. Eric Lee
  17. Ryan Lewis
  18. Brandin Cooks
  19. Jonathan (or Cyrus, or David) Jones
  20. Trey (EDIT: or the just re-signed Marquis) Flowers
  21. Vincent Valentine

Thank you for this lexicographical sojourn. You may now return to your regularly anticipated football news in the comments.

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typical patriot response from Kraft and coach bb, we won’t admit we screwed up the SB and the Jimmy G trade, nothing to see here, we are onto next season where we will continue to shop for bargain based free agents and draft players in the second rd that have 6th round potential, lets not go all in with the reigning MVP. lets pretend Gronk and Brady are not happy with the atmosphere in the locker room

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So.. what I’m getting from McD is that Kraft/Belichick told him– You’re going to be our head coach soon, but no guarantees.

Calipatsfan3473
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Most likely- and it sounds like his family didn’t really want to move.

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That’s what’s known as a non-promise to do nothing.

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Celts are playing really well this west coast trip.

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Damn Rams defense is crazy

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True dat.

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I’d call the Rams and ask about Michael Brockers if I was Bill

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Disclaimer: I’m not Bill

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Has anybody ever seen Memo and Bill in the same room?

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As a 30 front team, I’d bet they’re planning on playing all 3.

And with the addition of Stewart, there’s not a huge hole there anyway.

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Stewart?

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At a boy Robert !!!!!

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Couldn’t have said it any better, Robert. http://www.espn.com/nfl/team/_/name/ne/new-england-patriots

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@MarkDanielsPJ
Kraft says there was a meeting with himself, Belichick and Brady this offseason. “The residual of this loss was hard on everyone.”

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Maybe Kraft and Brady finally had an airing of grievances and were able to bitch out BB for Butler, then they all cried, hugged and decided to kick ass this year. All is well again

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BB of course.

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Double manzier.

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“It’s not a purse! It’s European!” -Brady

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brady bitching out belichick is laughable

hugo #FreeBoney
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if he doesn’t want him, he can trade him

hugo #FreeBoney
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What other challenges would be left? The oval office?

Neil X
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They had a late February Festivus.

Frank Stein
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Cam Fleming signed a one year deal with Cowboys … the money is low enough should the Pats have signed him? Would he have taken that offer from Pats?

Neil X
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I’d heard he wanted to go someplace where he would start,and he was not going to replace Cannon here. But I didn’t hear that he had ruled out coming back here.

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Fleming has drawn the start at LT for us before. With the roster as constructed, he had as clear a path to starting as you can ask for.
I’d think the Pats simply chose Waddle over Fleming. I’d have preferred Fleming. He’s available more and I’m more concerned with the floor here than potential upside. A draft pick can provide the best-case scenario.

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A draft pick will not be ready to start day one … Garcia is also a rookie for all practical purposes.
I agree with Mike Reiss, they should have ponied up a couple M more for a longer deal with Solder.

Frank Stein
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He’s signing for the backup money not starter money… I don’t know who are in Dallas OL but looks like a depth signing

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If he signed here, barring a draft pick, he’d be competing against Matt Tobin, Andrew Jelks, and Cole Croston. I don’t think playing time was an impediment to coming back.

Frank Stein
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and Waddle .. .

I was talking about Dallas …
Not sure what Pats offered if they offered anything at all …

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There has been talk that Dallas will move La’el Collins to guard so that Flemming can play right tackle. We’ll see if it happens.

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I’m okay with Pats moving on with LT, and Waddle is a decent starter while either Garcia or draft pick gets into full-time shape by mid-season.

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Waddle has played more RT then LT. No, I don’t think Waddle has the talent to play LT for 16 games and help this team.

I think the Patriots need to draft a LT who has the ability to start at some point during the season.

These guys have a chance to be that guy.

Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame- May have to trade up to get him
Connor Williams, Texas
Kolton Miller, UCLA

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Cowboys OT Cameron Fleming has signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Cowboys today, per source. At worst, he’s an upgrade for the Cowboys at swing tackle. At best, he could end up starting depending on whether Dallas decides to move RT La’el Collins back inside to LG.-Brandon George

Neil X
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I’ve got the Sunday Globe here, and Solder’s ad really is a nice gesture. The Globe didn’t do them any favors with design, though. The font is a pale gray. On a white background, it’s quite difficult to read. But still, it’s super cool personal statement from the Solder family.

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I can’t remember many instances where a player did this, pretty classy of them. Considering the BS that Solder’s wife got on Twitter about their kid.

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Why the heck would people give her a hard time about their son??

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Because, most people are stupid.

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No chance in hell David Price opts out. 4 more years and pray for his elbow.

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i’m liking this kid ILB LEIGHTON VANDER ESCH: STRENGTHS Big, long and athletic. Has history of achievement with dominant performances and state titles in two sports in high school. Former basketball standout with fluid hips and smooth movement around the field. Almost no delay in his change of direction. Has agility and quick-twitch for sudden lateral bursts in his slides to close out slashers. Triggers with compact burst to the ball. Works under climbing blockers to stay clean. Easy sideline-to-sideline range as tackler. Has athletic ability to recover and tackle despite over pursuit. Widens frame and opens arms to welcome… Read more »

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BOTTOM LINE Vander Esch is a loose-hipped, instinctive linebacker who played in 2017 like he had a GPS tracker on the football. His production totals against both the run and pass are rare for being a first-year starter and with a frame that is primed for more muscle, his NFL ceiling is high. Vander Esch might benefit from a reduced role his rookie season while he improves his play strength and becomes more skilled at taking on blocks. He’s an every-down linebacker with very good starting potential and the talent to fill up a stat sheet.

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Most mocks I’ve read had him going to Pittsburgh.

Neil X
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Yeah, I was talking him up last week, wondering if BB would package pick #31 and a late 3rd or early 4th rounder to move up to #27, ahead of Pitt. (That’s what Jimmy Johnson’s value chart says it should take to move from 31 to 27.)

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From Reiss:

For Patriots fans curious about Belichick’s commitment for 2018, his update had to be reassuring — albeit short on specifics — when it came to Malcolm Butler not playing on defense in Super Bowl LII, tight end Rob Gronkowski’s future, quarterback Tom Brady’s mindset, and the health status of 2017 third-round draft picks Derek Rivers and Antonio Garcia.

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it’s going to get interesting when coach BB does not draft a qb to stick it to Kraft

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WAKE UP!!!!

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good night guys

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Nate Solder is a class act. Nice of him to thank the fans and the organization, taking out a full-page ad. Hope he and his family have the best of life in the future.

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Yes.

MattDog #FreeBoney
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Si.

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Evet

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SIM 🙂

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Good night all.

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dude weed lol

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As usual ….. Cali wrong again. 🙂

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Cali needs to catch up!

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LOL!!!

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Well he does.

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False

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See- the magic is working!!

Dingo
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Marchand again in OT! The Cardiac Kodiaks do it again!

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Brad Overtime Marchand!

MasterAndCommander
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Marchand with the winner. 2-1 BRooons

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DINNNNNGGGOOAAALLLLLLLL

Dingo
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yay. The Broons are going to get at least 1 point.

MasterAndCommander
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Need the 2 points to catch TB

MasterAndCommander
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onto overtime……..again

Dingo
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laognid

MasterAndCommander
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They started doing it again. Played like Claude was behind the bench with a 1 goal lead.

Dingo
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Groan-n-n-n-n…

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Laognid

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:>D

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Ping!!!!!!!

MasterAndCommander
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1-0 after 2

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Do they get a point if they lose tonight?

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They’re going to lose.

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Ping!!

MasterAndCommander
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Rask playing well.

MasterAndCommander
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Now we’re even on no goals.

Calipatsfan3473
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No we’re on to the draft.

MasterAndCommander
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First goal should have counted. Nash was pushed into the goalie.

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Are you guys on a 45 second delay?

It’s on NBCSN

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Nah, phone is slow.

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I’m on top of a mountain.

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Of wine boxes?

Dingo
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PAST-HER-NECK! Bergy with the assist!

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Now you can say it.

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DINGOOALLL!!!!

MasterAndCommander
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BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Goal taken away. Bad call.

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Do they still do that thing where someone will score a goal and then they’ll go look at the play and find out somebody was offside 10 minutes ago and reverse the call?

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Yep

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DINGOOOAAAAALLLLLL!!!

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Not so fast.

MasterAndCommander
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Ping!

MattDog #FreeBoney
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Celtics win again behind 33 from Roxier. He was on fire! Time to trade Kyrie?

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1. Yay for win.
2. Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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Don’t want to lose Rozier. How much longer is he signed for?

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Two more seasons

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Ugh……that image

MasterAndCommander
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True.

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Bergie is back on the ice!

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Yay!!!!!

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Flowers for Bergeron!

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A Daniel Keyes reference…I salute you brotha!

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Is that an iceberg?

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Overtime. Over…on to the impeachment????? 🙂

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I don’t really think Pence would be much better.

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Can probably say that of any of the more recent VPs.

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Spanky won’t get impeached over this 😛

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Probably not . But his lawyer may have a problem.

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Which one? LOL

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Cohen

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LOL

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When David Dennison handed the buxom blonde a rolled up magazine, trousers around his ankles……

MasterAndCommander
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Hello

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Yo

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How goes it?

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Still in recovery mode- we both feel like we’ve been hit by a truck.

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You and your bank account?

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Nah- physically- the bank account was expected.

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At least it is calmer now?

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Yeah- a bit of advice- do not have people staying at your house while putting on a wedding- waaaay too stressful.

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Noted

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And never put on a BBQ the day after for 20 people- exhausting.

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Noted again….

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BB is talking?? How unusual.

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From what I’ve read- he really hasn’t said anything about anyone- as usual.

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Jeff Howe
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Bill Belichick didn’t want to speak for Rob Gronkowski tonight when asked if there were any updates regarding his future.

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I don’t think that will happen.

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Book it!!!!!

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That Gronk is traded?? Not happening.

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Jeff Howe
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Belichick said he has since spoken to Malcolm Butler and wished him well with the Titans. Wouldn’t get into the Super Bowl but noted his longstanding respect for Butler.