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  1. Offseason thread
  • Patriots’ Malcolm Butler aims to be better than last year and then get paid

    Boston Herald "Malcolm Butler feels far more at home on the football field than at the negotiating table, though they may be one in the same in the coming months. Butler was back in uniform with the Patriots yesterday and can now let his work serve as his best negotiating tactic with the powers that be in the..." July 28

  • Patriots sign two with training camp underway

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots have added a couple of players to their 90-man roster with training camp underway in Foxborough. The team announced that they have signed wide receiver Tony Washington and defensive end Caleb Kidder. They had open roster spots so did not need to make any corresponding moves to..." July 27

  • Malcolm Butler Believes Patriots’ New Cornerback Duo Could Be NFL’s Best

    NESN "Malcolm Butler has sky-high hopes for the New England Patriots’ newly formed cornerback tandem. After winning Super Bowl LI in February, the Patriots not only were able to retain Butler, who tested the waters of restricted free agency before ultimately re-signing with New England. They also..." July 27

  • Rob Gronkowski, Julio Jones top pass-catchers in 'Madden NFL 18'

    Sporting News "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski finished last year's reign as the "Madden" cover athlete rated 99 overall, despite an injury that cut his season short. For "Madden NFL 18," he'll begin at 98. Gronkowski is the highest-rated tight end in the game, with Travis Kelce, Jimmy Graham, and Delanie..." July 27

  • Tom Brady is the New York Jets' owner, according to Google

    Sporting News "An amusing screen shot made the Twitter rounds Thursday afternoon — a Google search of the words "New York Jets owner" or "owner of the Jets" and the featured search result being Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, complete with the future Hall of Famer's photo. Sporting News had to try for itself,..." July 27

  • Rob Gronkowski gets clean bill of health, no limits on playing time

    ESPN "New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, whose 2016 season was cut short due to a back injury that required surgery, has a clean bill of health for the start of training camp. "He doesn't have limits that I know of," coach Bill Belichick said Thursday when asked if the next challenge for..." July 27

  • Congress demands NFL pays $18 million bill

    Sportsnaut "The NFL still owes $18 million on a five-year agreement with the National Institutes of Health stemming from a concussion research program conducted by the two organizations. Back in 2012, the NFL announced that it would be handing NIH $30 million to help the Institutes study the long-term..." July 27

  • Madden gives Tom Brady perfect 99 rating, brings fear to online players everywhere

    CBS Sports "Thinking about Madden-2004 Michael Vick makes most Madden fans want to curl up into a ball and hide, and now another perfect quarterback is going to grace the virtual gridiron. EA Sports gave Tom Brady a perfect 99 overall rating for Madden NFL 18, putting him above the likes of Aaron Rodgers (98)..." July 27

  • Patriots’ biggest problem this year? The sky-high expectations

    Boston Herald "It takes quite a bit to rankle Matthew Slater. The affable Patriots special teamer is entering his 10th year in the league and was honored with the Ron Hobson Good Guy Award in January for his cooperation with the media. But that doesn’t mean he loves everything reporters or analysts..." July 27

  • Patriots add another joint workout, this one with the Lions

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots obviously see value in practicing against another team during training camp — since they just scheduled their third one. Patriots coach Bill Belichick told reporters they’ve added a joint practice with the Lions in Detroit." July 26

  • Belichick faces his first questions about going undefeated in 2017

    Pro Football Talk "Get used to it, NFL fans, Patriots fans, Patriots players, and Patriots coaches. With the defending Super Bowl champions mashing the gas in the offseason, the Pats will be picked to win the Super Bowl by most — and pegged to go 19-0 by many. Multiple players already have faced those questions...." July 26

  • CTE found in 99% of studied brains from deceased NFL players

    CNN "Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, was found in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains that were donated to scientific research, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA. The neurodegenerative brain disease can be found in individuals who have been exposed to..." July 25

  • Andrew Hawkins tells Patriots he will retire

    Sportsnaut "After signing with the New England Patriots during free agency, wide receiver Andrew Hawkins has informed the team he plans to retire. Hawkins said that his body just wasn’t ready to play after participating in OTAs ahead of training camp. Acknowledging what his body is telling him is the right..." July 25

  • Patriots’ secondary projects as unit that won’t be easy to pass on

    Boston Herald "Looking at the defensive backs as we examine the Patriots’ roster ahead of training camp: Roster: Malcolm Butler, Patrick Chung, Justin Coleman, Nate Ebner, Stephon Gilmore, Duron Harmon, Cyrus Jones, David Jones, Jonathan Jones, D.J. Killings, Brandon King, Will Likely, Devin McCourty,..." July 25

  • Jerry Jones looks at the Patriots as role models for dealing with suspensions

    CBS Sports "The Dallas Cowboys once again racked up a few suspensions for the 2017 season. After losing DeMarcus Lawrence, Rolando McClain and Randy Gregory for all or part of last year, the Cowboys already know Gregory will be suspended for the entire 2017 season and that David Irving will miss at least four..." July 24

  • Patriots place Dont’a Hightower, Alan Branch on PUP

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots placed linebacker Dont’a Hightower and defensive tackle Alan Branch on the physically unable to perform list. Hightower missed the offseason program with an undisclosed injury. He missed three games last season with injuries and played only one full, 16-game season in his first..." July 24

  • Marco Rubio jokes President Trump should nominate Tom Brady for ambassadorship

    Sportsnaut "Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has never been shy about pledging his allegence to the Miami Dolphins. He’s been a steadfast Dolphins fan his entire life. That much came to the forefront during a recent hearing to confirm President Donald Trump’s nomination of New York Jets owner Woody Johnson as..." July 23

  • At age 40, Tom Brady may do what only Warren Moon has done before

    Pro Football Talk "On August 3 Tom Brady will turn 40, an age at which NFL quarterbacks have rarely been able to keep playing. But if Brady plays in 2017 at anywhere close to the same level he played in 2016, he’ll be the best 40-year-old quarterback the league has ever seen. So far, the list of quarterbacks who..." July 22

  • Patriots release OL Chase Farris

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots released offensive lineman Chase Farris on Thursday. Farris, 24, spent the majority of last season on the New England practice squad after first being signed to the squad on Oct. 5, 2016. The Lions originally signed Farris as an undrafted free agent out of Ohio State." July 21

  • Ex-Pats player: Jimmy Garoppolo would make Browns 'borderline playoff team'

    CBS Sports "The hype surrounding Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo died down a bit after the draft and free agency, but as we approach the start of training camp, it is starting to swirl again. Garoppolo was famously not traded by the Pats this offseason, who demanded an exorbitant price for the..." July 21

  • AFC Scout: Bill Belichick ‘thinks he’s got the next great one’ in Jimmy Garoppolo

    CSN New England "Covering the NFL for almost 20 years allows you to make relationships with a bunch of people. So I thought I'd tap into some of those people as we gear up for New England Patriots training camp for a series of pieces about topics we've been kicking around. The panel consists of one former Pats..." July 21

  • Rob Ninkovich defends Matt Patricia's right to wear Roger Goodell clown shirt

    Boston Herald "Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich said there was nothing wrong with the Roger Goodell clown shirt that defensive coordinator Matt Patricia wore on the team’s return from winning Super Bowl LI in Houston last February. Speaking on Herald Radio’s “The Rundown” yesterday, Ninkovich dismissed any..." July 21

  • Wes Welker: Can't worry about potential long-term health ramifications from concussions

    ESPN "Having once referred to himself as the "poster child" for concussions in the NFL, retired wide receiver Wes Welker said Wednesday that he wouldn't change much about his career and doesn't spend time worrying about potential long-term health ramifications. Welker sustained at least six..." July 20

  • Tony Dungy and Bill Polian keep refusing to give Tom Brady and Bill Belichick credit

    CBS Sports "For those of you sitting at the breakfast table snacking on avocado toast and too young to remember the halcyon days of the original Peyton Manning and Tom Brady rivalry, you need to know that things were bitter between the Patriots and the Colts. Those two teams really hated each other...." July 19

  • Julian Edelman posts apology letter from community college teacher

    CSN New England "Set your goals high. Do whatever it takes to achieve them. For Julian Edelman’s former community college teacher, their goal was to get a retweet or something. Edelman posted a letter sent to him from his English teacher at College of San Mateo apologizing for a comment about him not..." July 18

  • Drug arrest sidelines former NFL player in Corning

    ABC News "A former NFL linebacker stopped for speeding in Corning got sidelined Saturday when police say they found drugs in his car. Just before 8:30 p.m. 25-year-old Eric Lamont Martin, Jr. of Rosharon, TX, was stopped for doing 64 in a 45 mile-an-hour zone, according to a news release from the Corning..." July 18

  • Roger Goodell is reportedly still mad about Patriots coordinator wearing clown shirt

    CBS Sports "The Patriots pulled off the impossible in the 2016 NFL season, overcoming a four-game, Deflategate-related suspension for Tom Brady to win 14 regular season games before plowing through the playoffs and promptly storming back from a 28-3 deficit to beat the Falcons in the Super Bowl. He tried to..." July 17

  • ESPN Has Finally Set An Official End Date For ‘Mike And Mike’

    Uproxx "When ESPN announced their new television programming lineup for 2018 would include a solo show for Mike Greenberg, fans of ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike knew the end of the show was near. The two made the official announcement of their impending breakup back in May, but even then it was a brief note..." July 17

  • Dolphins camp comes into view — as does Patriots fixation

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It’s less than two weeks to Miami Dolphins’ training camp. Everyone’s plotting their return right now, winding up vacations, starting to focus thoughts. I once asked Dave Wannstedt how much he thought of football on his brief time away — if, say, he thought of the New England Patriots. “Every..." July 16

  • Julian Edelman wants nothing to do with prospect of perfect Patriots season

    Boston Herald "With an interview wrapping up at a youth football clinic yesterday at Danvers High School, one question remained for Julian Edelman, and it was the last one he wanted to hear. With some local and national pundits and fans alike pondering a possible 19-0 season for the Patriots before a single..." July 16

  • Former Jets LB David Harris says he accepted Patriots offer on the spot

    Fanrag Sports "Former New York Jets linebacker David Harris has crossed into enemy territory. After being released by the Jets early in the offseason, the veteran defender inked a free-agent contract with the rival New England Patriots. Although Harris has already admitted that he would have loved to remain..." July 16

  • Goodell still upset Patriots DC wore shirt mocking him after SB

    Pro Football Talk "With less than two months to go until Commissioner Roger Goodell tries to mend some fences in Boston with his appearance at the regular-season opener, at least one person in Boston may want to try to mend some fences with Goodell. Per a league source, the Commissioner continues to be miffed..." July 16

  • Julian Edelman says it's stupid to talk about the Patriots going a perfect 19-0

    CBS Sports "The New England Patriots are coming off a year during which they won 14 of their 16 regular season games, and then followed up that performance with a stunning 25-point comeback in the Super Bowl. Amazingly, the widely-held consensus is that the Patriots are also one of the most improved teams..." July 16

  • Patriots great Babe Parilli dies at 87

    Pro Football Talk "Vito “Babe” Parilli, a member of the Patriots’ Hall of Fame and one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the American Football League, has died at the age of 87. An All-American and two-time Heisman Trophy finalist while playing for Bear Bryant at Kentucky in 1950 and 1951, Parilli..." July 15

  • Adam Gase: Playing Patriots lets us know exactly where we stand

    Pro Football Talk "Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry said this offseason that he believes the Dolphins will beat the Patriots in both of this season’s meetings, which is the sort of think you’d expect most players to feel months ahead of a game but it still drew a fair amount of attention because of how dominant..." July 14

  • Danny Amendola has a new side career, signs deal with fashion model agency

    CBS Sports "New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola is preparing for life after football, while still playing football. Amendola this week signed a contract with Ford Models, a fashion model agency. Here are the details, via a profile of Amendola in GQ. As of this week Amendola became Ford..." July 13

  • Lawyers urge Patriots to pay in Aaron Hernandez lawsuit

    Sporting News "Aaron Hernandez was acquitted this spring in the drive-by killing of two men, but attorneys on Tuesday urged the Patriots to compensate the men's families, who have filed a wrongful death suit against the late Patriots star's estate, the Boston Globe reported. “We would welcome the Patriots..." July 12

  • Britney Spears' team plans to get back to the Super Bowl

    New York Daily News "Oops, she wants to do it again. Britney Spears’ associates have had “secret discussions” with television and advertising execs tied to Super Bowl LII, according to a source close to the situation. The game will take place Feb. 4 in Minneapolis. “Britney has made it clear to her team that it..." July 12

  • More experienced Thuney looking forward to solid second season with Patriots

    Providence Journal "Joe Thuney has come a long way over the last year. A Swiss Army knife at North Carolina State, he played at every single offensive line spot in college before being drafted by the Patriots in the third round in 2016. Since coming to the NFL, however, Thuney hasn’t needed all that versatility...." July 11

  • Patriots' Matt Lengel uses NFL platform to support police officers

    ESPN "Patriots fans are still getting to know towering tight end Matt Lengel, who was signed off the Bengals practice squad in early November, caught a touchdown pass in late December against the Jets and played in nine of the final 10 games of the 2016 season (including the playoffs). The 6-foot-7..." July 09

  • Patriots owner spent $90K on a 4-day Hamptons hideaway

    New York Post "Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots and a pal of President Donald Trump, recently plunked down a cool $90,000 to spend four nights in the Hamptons. Kraft’s rental of choice was this home (shown above) at 47 Crescent Ave. in Water Mill. The Farrell Building..." July 06

  • Tom Brady's conditioning and nutrition book coming in September

    ESPN "Book publisher Simon & Schuster announced Thursday that it has acquired the rights to a strength training and nutrition book by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady that will be called "The TB12 Method: How To Achieve A Lifetime Of Sustained Peak Performance." Terms of the deal were not..." July 06

  • Tom Brady, Danny Amendola, Julian Edelman doing high-altitude training in Montana

    Sportsnaut "While some NFL players might be vacationing or kicking back after a long Fourth of July weekend, the New England Patriots are hard at work. Intensely training in the high altitude air of Montana, Tom Brady (the soon-to-be 40 year-old quarterback), brought along receivers Julian Edelman and..." July 05

  • New England Patriots could use depth at WR to trade for help at guard

    ALL 22 "Coming off a fifth Super Bowl title, the New England Patriots have added talent and explosiveness to their roster through free agency and the draft. However, the one weakness they have left is at guard, but they could use their depth at wide receiver to address that issue via trade. The..." July 05

  • Ndamukong Suh: Patriots are ‘definitely beatable’

    Larry Brown Sports "The New England Patriots have a dynasty going, but Ndamukong Suh is not fearful of them. Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier recently said the league has a “Patriots problem,” in light of New England’s dominance. During an interview with ESPN’s Dianna Russini that aired Monday, Suh was..." July 04

  • Mike Gillislee's opportunity puts him in position for potential big impact with Patriots

    ESPN "With trade acquisitions such as Brandin Cooks not eligible because he wasn't acquired as a free agent, I narrowed my choices to Mike Gillislee and Rex Burkhead because both project to be significant parts of the team's running back corps. I'll go with Gillislee. Spring practices weren't the..." July 04

  • Stephon Gilmore says Patriots defense has been focusing on no-huddle offense

    Pro Football Talk "On the offensive side of the ball, the Patriots devoted time in the offseason to beating man-to-man coverage. Defensively, the Patriots focused on handling an aspect of offensive football that has become more popular in recent years. Appearing this week on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Zolak &..." July 02

  • Eli Apple learning from two-time Super Bowl champ Logan Ryan

    ESPN "It’s Year 2 of the cornerback progression. Eli Apple's rookie season had many ups and downs, including several injuries and struggles to keep on weight. Apple played in 14 games – 11 starts -- and recorded 51 tackles, an interception and a forced fumble. He earned a 55.9 grade from Pro..." July 02

  • Tom Brady breaks his media silence, finally addresses Gisele's concussion claim

    CBS Sports "One of the biggest mysteries of the NFL offseason revolves around the fact of whether Tom Brady suffered a concussion during the 2016 season. During an interview with CBS This Morning in May, Brady's wife, Gisele Bundchen, not only claimed that Brady suffered a concussion last season, but that..." July 02

  • From gridiron to ministry: Matthew Slater maps out post-football plans

    ESPN "Patriots special-teams captain and perennial Pro Bowler Matthew Slater enters his 10th NFL season, all spent in New England, and that’s about 10 years more than he ever envisioned playing professional football. He knows he’s closer to the end of his career than the beginning, and when we caught up..." July 02

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