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Jermaine Cunningham

Jermaine Cunningham - #96 - DE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 255 lbs.
Birthday 04/24/1988
Birthplace Bronx, NY
College Florida
Years played 4
Drafted 2010, 2nd round, 21st pick by Patriots


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Patriots' defense has best performance at perfect time

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
In the Patriots' 45-3 win over the Jets to take over sole possession of first place in the AFC East, the offense clicked. But it was the stellar play of the defense that was surprising.

Patriots players of the week

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 1:03 a.m. ET
Tom Brady had another masterful performance in his record 26th consecutive home victory, a 45-3 win over the Jets, earning him Patriots offensive player of the week again.

Patriots' 60-second rant: A pass rush needs to emerge

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 9:03 p.m. ET
An improved pass rush with more blitzing could improve a woeful Patriots passing defense.

Patriots-Colts matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 11 game between the Patriots and Colts: Patriots defensive line vs. Colts offensive line.

Patriots rookie report: Week 10

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
TE Rob Gronkowski outperformed TE Aaron Hernandez in a big way in Sunday's win, and the Pats' rookie defensive players helped a solid effort from the "D."

Patriots rookie report: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 4:08 p.m. ET
Here's a look at how the Patriots' first-year players are faring through six games:

Patriots rookie report: Week Six

Posted Oct. 19, 2010 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
The Patriots' rookies each made an impact in the Patriots' overtime win over the Ravens, including two rookies who were active for only the second time this season.

Patriots' linebacking corps stepped up in Sunday's win

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 4:02 p.m. ET
In the Patriots' victory over the Ravens, their starting linebackers, including rookie Brandon Spikes, made big plays to seal the win late.

They said it: Patriots Monday edition

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
Here's a sampling of quotes from a conference call with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, director of player personnel Nick Caserio and LB coach Matt Patricia.

Jets' FB tandem opening holes for RBs

Posted Oct. 09, 2010 @ 11:56 a.m. ET
The Jets are pleased with the play of starting FB Tony Richardson and his backup, rookie John Connor, who are supporting the team's better-known RB duo, according to AFC East Whispers.

Patriots rookie report: Week Four

Posted Oct. 05, 2010 @ 7:45 p.m. ET
Here's a look at how the Patriots' first-year players are faring through four games.

Five questions with Patriots correspondent Ian Rapoport

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
Each week throughout the season we'll ask our Patriots correspondent and Boston Herald writer Ian Rapoport five questions about the Pats.

Patriots' rookie report: Week Three

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 7:56 p.m. ET
Here's a look at how the Patriots' first-year players are faring through three games:

Patriots' 60-second rant: Pass rush must improve

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 7:10 p.m. ET
With a young secondary, the Patriots need to amp up their QB pressure to make life easier for their defensive backs.

Jets worried about OLG spot

Posted Sept. 11, 2010 @ 9:05 p.m. ET
With rookie Vladimir Ducasse unable to win the starting OLG job in the preseason, the Jets have turned to 2009 sixth-round pick Matt Slauson, who has played in only three regular-season games.

Patriots release OLB Burgess, WR Aiken

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 5:45 p.m. ET
The Patriots have released OLB-DE Derrick Burgess, whom many thought would start this season, as well as special-teams standout Sam Aiken.

Report: Patriots sign rookies Cunningham, Gronkowski

Posted July 25, 2010 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
The Patriots have agreed to terms with two more of their 2010 draft picks, signing OLB Jermaine Cunningham and TE Rob Gronkowski to four-year contracts, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Patriots release LB Adalius Thomas

Posted April 26, 2010 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
As expected, the Patriots released LB Adalius Thomas, who clashed with head coach Bill Belichick last season.


Posted Nov. 26, 2012
Cunningham has been suspended by the NFL for four games without pay for violating its policy on performance-enhancing substances. The league's announcement Monday did not specify the substance. The Patriots had no immediate reaction.||||||| Cunningham, a 2010 second-round draft pick from Florida, can return to the active roster on Dec. 24, one day after the Patriots play at Jacksonville. He had a season-high six tackles in his only start in last Thursday's 49-19 win at the New York Jets.
Posted Dec. 11, 2011
Cunningham is done for the season with a hamstring injury.||||||| He played nine games this season and was in on one tackle.