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Ras-I Dowling - #21 - CB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 210 lbs.
Birthday 05/09/1988
Birthplace Charleston, SC
College Virginia
Years played 3
Drafted 2011, 2nd round, 1st pick by Patriots


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Patriots place CB Dowling on I.R.

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
The Patriots placed CB Ras-I Dowling on injured reserve for the second year in a row.

Patriots CB Arrington continues to surprise

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 10:55 a.m. ET
Kyle Arrington continues to surprise observers, and he will be a starting cornerback for a third consecutive season for the Patriots.

Dowling's return brings positive impact to Patriots' secondary

Posted June 17, 2012 @ 11:12 a.m. ET
Patriots 2011 second-round CB Ras-I Dowling is finally healthy, which should bolster the secondary and move Kyle Arrington inside.

Patriots begin addressing safety by adding Gregory

Posted March 16, 2012 @ 12:32 p.m. ET
After starting six different players at safety last season, the Patriots looked to solidify the position in free agency by signing Steve Gregory.

After setbacks, 2011 rookies ready to make another go of it

Posted Feb. 29, 2012 @ 3 p.m. ET
After missing most or all of their rookie seasons, several high-profile second-year pros could make major contributions in Year Two.

Patriots activate Faulk, Deaderick; place Dowling on I.R.

Posted Oct. 29, 2011 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
The Patriots activated RB Kevin Faulk and DE Brandon Deaderick from the physically-unable-to-perform list to the 53-man roster and placed rookie CB Ras-I Dowling on injured reserve.

McCourty, Pats' secondary getting tested, torched often

Posted Oct. 01, 2011 @ 7:46 p.m. ET
The early struggles of CB Devin McCourty are one reason for the Patriots' inability to stop the pass.

Patriots rookie report: Week Two

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
Patriots rookie RB Stevan Ridley saw his first NFL action with two carries in Week Two.

Patriots rookie report: Week One

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 11:44 a.m. ET
The Patriots' top two picks from April's draft started in the team's season opener.

Patriots stock report: Week One

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 9:02 p.m. ET
A pair of rookies have their stock rising after the Patriots' Week One win over the Dolphins.

Improving the Patriots' third-down defense

Posted Aug. 04, 2011 @ 11:23 a.m. ET
Heading into 2011, with such a high-octane offense, an improved third-down defense could greatly increase the Patriots' chances at getting back to the Super Bowl.

Pats sign second-rounders Dowling, Vereen

Posted Aug. 02, 2011 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed second-round picks CB Ras-I Dowling and RB Shane Vereen on Tuesday.

Five Patriots most impacted by the lockout

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 12:13 p.m. ET
There aren't many young players on the team, but the Patriots do have a few who would have benefited from a normal offseason.

Patriots believe Dowling could improve third-down 'D'

Posted May 24, 2011 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
The Patriots believe that second-round CB Ras-I Dowling, a physical corner with good ball skills, could help the pass defense improve on third down.

Patriots place focus on long term

Posted April 30, 2011 @ 7:08 p.m. ET
One year after drafting a class that contributed right away, Bill Belichick went with purely developmental prospects in 2011.


Posted Sept. 25, 2011
Dowling (hip) was placed on injured reserve.||||||| Dowling, a 2011 second-round pick, suffered the hip injury in Week 2 against the Chargers, and had not played since