Patriots Rumors & News

  • Tom Brady’s Agent Says He’ll Return For 2018 Season

    ESPN "Despite a certain level of uncertainty within the New England Patriots' organization, Tom Brady's agent, Don Yee, said he expects his client Tom Brady to return for the 2018 season. "Tom's intentions have not changed," Yee said Monday. "He's consistently said he'll play beyond this contract and..." April 23

  • Are Some Patriots Fans Growing Tired Of Rob Gronkowski’s ‘Act?’

    NESN "If you get all of your New England Patriots news directly from the team, you would have no idea Rob Gronkowski addressed the media for the first time since returning from Super Bowl LII this weekend. The tight end stood at the same podium in the Patriots media workroom where head coach Bill..." April 23

  • Patriots host Lamar Jackson, 'impressed' with Louisville QB

    NFL.com "The New England Patriots have done their due diligence on the most dynamic quarterback in this week's draft. The Patriots hosted Lamar Jackson on a Top 30 pre-draft visit, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per sources informed of the meeting. The visit took place two weeks ago and..." April 23

  • Rob Gronkowski’s Horse Might Not Race In 2018 Kentucky Derby After All

    NESN "Rob Gronkowski has battled various injuries over the course of his NFL career, and it now sounds like his horse could be suffering a similar fate ahead of the 2018 Kentucky Derby. The New England Patriots tight end last week bought a stake in a 3-year-old colt named “Gronkowski,” which was..." April 23

  • Report: Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski still irritated over Malcolm Butler benching

    Larry Brown Sports "Reports of tension within the Patriots organization existed well before Malcolm Butler was shockingly benched for the entire Super Bowl, but Bill Belichick’s controversial decision may be the cause of much of the lingering drama in New England. A source told Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk..." April 23

  • Patriots expect both Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski to play this year

    Pro Football Talk "The fact that Tom Brady hasn’t specifically said that he’ll play this year (unless he has) likely isn’t a big deal. The fact that Rob Gronkowski hasn’t is more significant. In the end, however, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the Patriots expect both players to suit up and..." April 22

  • Rob Gronkowski reportedly in no rush to return to Patriots, enjoying offseason

    Larry Brown Sports "Over the weekend, Rob Gronkowski seemingly gave his strongest hint of the offseason that he is planning to play football in 2018. That does not mean he is in any rush to resume working out with the New England Patriots, however. Gronkowski was at Gillette Stadium on Saturday to announce a..." April 22

  • Bill Belichick has choice opportunity

    Boston Herald "Coming off a Super Bowl win, last year’s Patriots chose to plug some of their most significant holes with young established players, not draft picks. That meant as the 2017 draft played out, they were more bystanders than players. It was a different strategy, partly based on some of the team’s..." April 22

  • 'The Godfather of the Mock Draft' Turned Down a Job From Bill Belichick

    The Big Lead "A man named Joel Buchsbaum probably could have carried the same cachet as Ernie Adams with the New England Patriots. Adams, who is shrouded in mystery, is the Patriots’ director of football research. It’s not clear exactly what Adams does, but he’s clearly influential. Bill Belichick nearly..." April 22

  • Rob Gronkowski: Patriots Fans Will See 'Freak-A-Leak' When I 'Maybe' Return

    Bleacher Report "New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski addressed the media at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, on Saturday, and while he largely avoided questions regarding his playing status, he did offer some potential hints. According to NESN's Doug Kyed, Gronk said that fans will see a..." April 21

  • Gronk: I won’t be at Pats’ workouts, I’ve got dirt biking to work on

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski isn’t planning to show up for the team’s voluntary offseason workouts, and he isn’t shy about explaining why: Right now his focus is dirt bikes. Gronk was at Gillette Stadium today not for the Patriots but for a Supercross Foxboro event, and when asked what..." April 21

  • Robert Kraft is at critical juncture with Brady and Belichick

    247 Sports "Outside of his efforts to keep the New England Patriots, well, the New England Patriots and not shipped off to St. Louis or some other godforsaken land, Robert Kraft is at one of he most critical junctures of his ownership of the franchise. Right now, this Patriots dynasty is in the last 15..." April 20

  • The Patriots again have the NFL’s easiest schedule for 2018. Seriously.

    Washington Post "The NFL announced the 2018 regular season schedule Thursday night, and the New England Patriots once again have the easiest schedule. What’s stunning about that is they had the easiest schedule in 2017 as well, a stinging indictment for AFC East teams not based in Foxborough, Mass. While we..." April 20

  • Saturday flex could be a strong hint for the next MNF deal

    Pro Football Talk "The 2018 schedule includes the inevitable flexing of two late-season Sunday games to Saturday. This is not, in my own personal view uninfluenced by anything I’ve heard or not heard from anyone at NBC, an insignificant development. For the first time ever (except in the event of inclement..." April 20

  • James White Is Last Man Standing From Patriots’ 2014 Draft Class

    NESN "The New England Patriots selected nine players in the 2014 NFL Draft. Just one remains on their roster. Offensive tackle Cameron Fleming signed with the Dallas Cowboys last month, leaving running back James White as the lone member of that draft class left in New England. “It’s definitely..." April 19

  • Report: Brady focusing less on football this offseason than in past

    Larry Brown Sports "Until Tom Brady either shows up to a team-organized workout or publicly commits to playing in 2018, speculation will continue swirling that he is contemplating his football future. The latest report won’t help. Albert Breer of The MMQB was told that the uncertainty surrounding Brady is more..." April 19

  • James Harrison rejected Pats' offer to return for 2018 season

    247 Sports "James Harrison decided that being at home with his sons was more important than returning to the Patriots for the 2018 season. In an interview with Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Harrison said that New England did offer him the opportunity to play for the Patriots next season..." April 19

  • Could another 49ers-Patriots quarterback trade be looming?

    Pro Football Talk "Last season, the Patriots and 49ers provided a major surprise with a deal that sent quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo from New England to San Francisco. Six months later, could they possibly get together for another quarterback deal? As the draft approaches, there’s a sense that the top four..." April 18

  • Tom Brady Will Play In 2018, Wants New Contract

    Pro Football Rumors "Tom Brady will indeed suit up for the 2018 campaign, but he’d like a new contract from the Patriot prior to the season getting underway, according to Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo of NFL.com. Earlier today, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reported that while most close to Brady expected he would..." April 18

  • Patriots teammates have spoken with Brady about upcoming season

    The Sports Post "According to Adam Schefter, we don’t even know if Tom Brady is going to suit up in 2018. “The lack of any official word from Brady, either privately or publicly, has left some to admit that, while they do believe he will play in 2018, they cannot say that for sure. “There’s no question that..." April 18

  • NFL legend: Dez Bryant should sign with Patriots

    Sportsnaut "Free agent wide receiver Dez Bryant will be on to a new adventure once he eventually signs on with another NFL franchise. But in the meantime, several NFL players have been attempting to recruit Bryant to their teams. With all the chatter being about where Bryant should play next, NFL legend..." April 18

  • Rob Gronkowski Has Been Hanging Out With A Bikini Model Instead Of Football

    The Big Lead "Rob Gronkowski’s future is still in doubt and he elected to skip the start of OTAs, but he has been a busy man. He has been hanging out with a familiar friend SI model Camille Kostek near the water. Kostek was a former Patriots cheerleader and was rumored to be in a relationship with Gronk over..." April 18

  • Report: Tom Brady has continued usual offseason regimen

    Larry Brown Sports "New reporting has cast fresh doubt on the future of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, but his actions don’t seem to be adding any fuel to those rumors. Despite reports that Brady has not formally committed to the Patriots for 2018, teammates who have spoken to him have been given no..." April 18

  • Gronk the NFL player to buy a stake in Gronk the horse

    Pro Football Talk "Gronk, a racehorse bound for the Kentucky Derby, will soon be partially owned by Gronk, an NFL player who was in the Super Bowl two months ago. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will acquire a minority stake in Gronkowski, the 3-year-old colt who will run in the Derby on May 5, according to the..." April 18

  • Patriots Have Expressed Interest In Drafting UCLA QB Josh Rosen

    NESN "Head coach Bill Belichick acknowledged Friday that the New England Patriots must know the 2018 NFL Draft from top to bottom. After acquiring a second first-round pick from the Los Angeles Rams for wide receiver Brandin Cooks, the Patriots have the ability to move way up in the first round of..." April 18

  • If Tom Brady retires, would Patriots want Eagles' Nick Foles?

    Newark Star-Ledger "In Super Bowl LII, Tom Brady dropped a potential catch. The Patriots lost. Nick Foles caught a touchdown. The Eagles won. Foles stole the glory from a future Hall of Famer and helped the Eagles win their first-ever Super Bowl. Now, Brady might retire. What if Foles replaced..." April 18

  • Strahan, Bradshaw, Long to work Thursday night pregame for FOX

    Pro Football Talk "FOX still hasn’t announced who will be in the booth on Thursday Night Football this season, but it has announced who will be on the pregame set. Michael Strahan, Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long will work the pregame show on Thursday nights, FOX announced today." April 18

  • Report: Patriots hosting first-round WR Calvin Ridley

    Sportsnaut "On the final day NFL teams can host prospects, Alabama receiver and potential first-round pick Calvin Ridley is meeting with the New England Patriots. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media shared the news, also mentioning it would be a rare choice by New England to target the position that early. The..." April 18

  • Sources: Tom Brady has yet to commit to playing '18 season for Pats

    ESPN "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady still has not committed to playing in 2018, even though people who know him believe he will back for the coming season, league sources told ESPN on Wednesday. The lack of any official word from Brady, either privately or publicly, has left some to..." April 18

  • Patriots Players Are Clearly Forming Some Sort of Mutiny Against Bill Belichick

    12 Up "Look, we knew ​that "bombshell" ESPN report from a few months ago ​was a little overblown. Yes, even us Boston sports haters. The Patriots were dominating once again, en route to their second straight Super Bowl appearance, and you meant to tell me there was significant tension among Tom Brady,..." April 18

  • NFL to release 2018 regular-season schedule Thursday

    NFL.com "The 2018 NFL regular-season schedule will soon be here. The schedule will be announced exclusively on NFL Network during the 2018 NFL Schedule Release Presented by Verizon at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday as part of a two-hour long special. The special will be hosted by Scott Hanson and feature NFL..." April 18

  • Can more money make Rob Gronkowski happy with Patriots?

    Boston Herald "Solomon said, “Money is the answer to everything” in Ecclesiastes 10:19. The question is whether it’s the answer to Rob Gronkowski’s future with the Patriots. The team and the Gronkowski camp have chatted recently with the all-world tight end’s contract in mind, and that’s certainly a good..." April 17

  • Danny Amendola's public rebuke of Bill Belichick validates signs of Patriots discord

    WEEI Boston "Danny Amendola’s unprecedented public rebuke of Bill Belichick lends credence to an offseason full of subtweets and subtleties. Ever since Super Bowl LII, where the Eagles scored 41 points and gained 538 yards of offense against the Patriots while Malcolm Butler sat helplessly on the bench, there..." April 16

  • Is Tom Brady leading a revolt against Bill Belichick?

    Pro Football Talk "On the 18th anniversary of Bill Belichick’s decision to make Tom Brady a Patriot, is Brady actively trying to unmake the Patriots? The notion that #Tommy is fomenting Foxborough friction would have been inconceivable a year ago. Now, Tom Curran of NBC Sports Boston connects the dots in a way..." April 16

  • NFL, NFLPA announce ban of 10 helmet models after laboratory study

    CBS Sports "The NFL and NFLPA released a joint statement Monday that they have banned 10 helmet models from being used in the future. Six of the 10 helmet models are banned immediately, while four are only permitted to be worn by the players that wore them in 2017. The results of the laboratory testing,..." April 16

  • Report: Brady may not be regular participant in Pats offseason workout program

    WEEI Boston "Tom Brady won't be present Monday for the first day of the Patriots' offseason workout program because he's returning from Qatar after a Best Buddies weekend, but maybe it will be more than just the first day. According to ESPN's Jeff Darlington, it is not anticipated Brady will be a regular..." April 16

  • James Harrison Announces Retirement

    SI "Veteran linebacker James Harrison announced his retirement on Monday. Harrison, 39, played 16 years in the NFL with the New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals. He is the Steelers' all-time sack leader. “I’ve missed way too much for way too long,” Harrison said..." April 16

  • Rob Gronkowski Angling For New Deal?

    Pro Football Rumors "Still not committed to playing in 2018, Rob Gronkowski will not be in attendance Monday when the Patriots begin their offseason program. But the All-Pro tight end’s been working out independently, and some of his reported dissatisfaction with Bill Belichick may again be..." April 16

  • Early draft selections will help Patriots stock up

    Providence Journal "The NFL Draft is less than two weeks away and it’s easy to see the Patriots’ draft plans will be a lot different from the last few years. The Patriots have their first, first-round pick since 2015. It’s the first time the team has two first-round selections since 2012. To top it off, it could..." April 15

  • Rob Gronkowski Still Considering Retirement?

    Pro Football Rumors "Tight end Rob Gronkowski will not attend the beginning of the Patriots’ offseason workout program on Monday and is still contemplating whether to play in 2018, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Gronkowski has reportedly been considering retirement this offseason, and has..." April 15

  • Amendola: Belichick is the best coach ever, and an a–hole sometimes

    Pro Football Talk "As Danny Amendola says goodbye to New England and hello to Miami, he has plenty to say about his old team. Amendola offered a complicated opinion of Patriots coach Bill Belichick, whom he refers to as the “best coach to ever coach the game” but also as a difficult person to have as a..." April 14

  • Patriots in a good position to find QB in upcoming NFL Draft

    Providence Journal "On Friday, Bill Belichick wouldn’t say whether he expects Tom Brady to play until he’s 45. He also wouldn’t say whether he expects the Patriots to draft a quarterback in the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft. If one thing is certain, however, it’s that the Patriots have put themselves in position to..." April 14

  • Danny Amendola suggests Patriots players were upset with Malcolm Butler benching

    Larry Brown Sports "Former New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola suggested that his teammates were not happy to see cornerback Malcolm Butler benched in the Super Bowl. Speaking to ESPN’s Mike Reiss, Amendola, who has since joined the Miami Dolphins, hinted that he didn’t think much of the decision to..." April 14

  • Tom Brady visits troops in Qatar, shows gratitude for their service

    Sportress of Blogitude "This past week, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady took a trip to Qatar on a charitable mission with Best Buddies International. During the trip, Brady visited members of the U.S. Army and Air Force at Al Udeid Air Base in Doha, Qatar. Brady posted a photograph on Instagram of him..." April 14

  • Danny Amendola: Patriots’ offer didn’t even come close to Dolphins’ offer

    ESPN "Wide receiver Danny Amendola detailed the factors that led him to leave the New England Patriots for the Miami Dolphins as a free agent this offseason, saying that after three years of taking a pay cut the team's offer fell significantly short compared to others he had received. "I came in with..." April 14

  • Bill Belichick: Draft trade chart has changed, but most teams are on the same page

    Pro Football Talk "When the Cowboys acquired a bounty of draft picks in several trades to build a roster that won three Super Bowls in the 1990s, they devised a chart that assigned point values to every pick in the draft to determine how valuable picks were, and what would constitute a fair trade. That chart made..." April 14

  • Aqib Talib explains why Rams or Patriots were his preferred destination

    therams.com "Cornerback Aqib Talib didn’t want to go to San Francisco, nixing a trade to the 49ers. He didn’t want to go anywhere except the Rams or the Patriots. The reason? The Patriots traded for Talib in 2012. He left for Denver after the 2013 season, where he played for Wade Phillips in..." April 14

  • Nate Solder says Patriots were “cold,” but incredibly supportive of his son

    Pro Football Talk "The last year has featured a great deal of talk about the environment in New England, from the reports of friction between Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, to Philadelphia’s Lane Johnson saying that the Patriots live in fear instead of having fun. Former Patriot Nate Solder has offered a more nuanced..." April 13

  • Should Patriots Sign Dez Bryant With Ex-Cowboys Receiver Now Available?

    NESN "What are Dez Bryant’s chances of landing with the New England Patriots? In this reporter’s mind, not high. The Dallas Cowboys on Friday released Bryant, choosing to cut ties with the three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver rather than dedicate $16.5 million of their salary cap space to him. After..." April 13

  • Jordan Matthews: Competitive wide receiver group is “best thing ever”

    Pro Football Talk "Wide receiver Jordan Matthews met the media on Thursday for the first time since signing with the Patriots as a free agent and said that he felt New England offered “the best opportunity for me to grow as a player” of any team that showed interest in signing him this offseason. In order for..." April 12

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