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  • Hall-of-Fame Receiver Says Tom Brady Will Return to Patriots in 2020

    Heavy "The New England Patriots is barely underway and Tom Brady remains without a contract for the 2020 season. Reports of his family suite at Gillette Stadium being cleaned out and his family moving into their Greenwich, Connecticut home dominated the news this..." January 17

  • Best Performances in NFL Conference Championship History

    12 Up "We've reached the penultimate weekend of the NFL season as the final four teams -- the 49ers, Chiefs, Packers, and Titans -- will slug it out to win their respective conferences and punch a ticket to Super Bowl LIV. Throughout the years we have seen a..." January 17

  • Antonio Brown Claps Back At Stephen A. Smith Over Recent Comments

    Hot New Hip Hop "Antonio Brown has been making quite a bit of news over the past few months although most of it isn't football-related. Because of this, various pundits have begun voicing their opinions on AB and giving their two cents when it comes to matters related to his well-being. Brown has been quite..." January 17

  • Benjamin Watson says he played through torn Achilles in 2019

    Larry Brown Sports "Benjamin Watson did not make the type of impact with the New England Patriots in 2019 that fans were hoping for, and some of that may have had to do with the fact that the tight end was playing through a significant injury. Watson shared a somewhat shocking revelation on his Instagram..." January 17

  • Mike Vrabel credited his ‘good friend Tom Brady’ for providing a Titans nickname

    Boston "Mike Vrabel cited Tom Brady’s Instagram video: Titans head coach Mike Vrabel is no stranger to having a little fun with former teammate Tom Brady. During training camp, Vrabel — during a joint practice with the Patriots — presented Brady with a tiny trophy in which..." January 17

  • Patriots’ Jason McCourty Undergoes Surgery After Prolonged Injury Absence

    NESN "Jason McCourty is on the mend. The New England Patriots cornerback revealed during the latest episode of his and Devin McCourty’s “Double Coverage” podcast that he underwent surgery to repair the groin injury that sidelined him for most of the second half of this..." January 17

  • 10 Takeaways From Netflix’s Aaron Hernandez Documentary Series

    Complex "With championship weekend approaching in the NFL, it’s easy to forget about Aaron Hernandez. Yet it’s been less than three years since the former New England Patriot tight end died and only seven since he was one of the most salient offensive threats in the league. But we..." January 17

  • Looming head coach opportunities may have impacted offensive coordinators during the 2020 playoffs

    CBS Sports "The playoffs have not been kind to hotshot offensive coordinators. The play callers on that side of the ball, who were being courted for head coaching vacancies, simply did not fare favorably. In some cases, it was downright ugly. It's always a tricky proposition,..." January 17

  • Antonio Brown Trolls Ex-Agent Drew Rosenhaus With Wild, NSFW Tweet

    NESN "You had to know this was coming. Drew Rosenhaus reportedly is conditionally ending his relationship with Antonio Brown unless the wideout gets help for his ongoing issues, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Rosenhaus has faced the brunt of Brown’s frustrations with the NFL in the..." January 16

  • Jimmy Garoppolo shared a lesson he learned from Tom Brady

    Boston "Jimmy Garoppolo was asked about Tom Brady’s influence: The 49ers are heading into the NFC Championship Game on Sunday (6:40 p.m.) against the Packers. San Fransisco will be led by quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who was traded to the 49ers in 2017 from the..." January 16

  • Boston Herald Writer Thinks Patriots Should Tank In 2020 And Draft Trevor Lawrence

    Total Pro Sports "The New England Patriots have a heavy decision to make this offseason as Tom Brady is set to be a free agent and rumors suggest he might not come back for the 2020 season. Brady has already stated he is coming back to play, but we just don’t know where he might be playing. Many..." January 16

  • Rob Gronkowski Talks Retired Life, Gronk Beach Party, & Tom Brady's Future

    Complex "It’s strange to think that Rob Gronkowski’s Super Bowl LIII catch—the 29-yard grab while triple covered, which would go down as his last in the NFL—wasn’t even a full year ago. The catch, which set New England up on the 2-yard-line before the game’s only..." January 16

  • Agent Drew Rosenhaus Terminates Relationship With Antonio Brown, Wants Him To Seek Help

    Total Pro Sports "Antonio Brown has taken yet another loss in 2020! On Thursday, his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, effectively ended their relationship, and although he would still like to work with Brown, he wants him to seek counsel. It was just earlier this month when Brown took to Twitter and..." January 16

  • Latest On NFL Labor Talks

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL’s collective bargaining agreement expires in March 2021, which means that a labor stoppage could be on the horizon. The owners and players have been talking for months about a new deal and the latest update brings reason for optimism.  In an NFLPA memo to..." January 16

  • Browns Interviewing Patriots Executive For GM Opening

    NESN "Josh McDaniels won’t be coaching the Cleveland Browns this season, but another longtime New England Patriots employee could be running Cleveland’s front office. The Browns are scheduled to interview Patriots director of college scouting Monti Ossenfort for their general..." January 16

  • The Best Potential Landing Spots for Marcus Mariota Next Season

    Bleacher Report "Marcus Mariota is in an awkward situation. He probably feels excitement with the Tennessee Titans set to play in the AFC Championship Game. On the other hand, the Titans reached the playoffs and advanced as he watched from the sidelines. In Week 7, Titans head coach..." January 16

  • Demi Lovato To Sing National Anthem At Super Bowl In Comeback After '18 OD

    People "Just two days after revealing she’ll take the 2020 Grammy Awards‘ stage later this month, Demi Lovato has announced she’ll perform the national anthem at Super Bowl LIV. The pop superstar, 27, broke the news on Instagram, sharing an official photo touting..." January 16

  • Antonio Gates Loves Idea of Tom Brady to Chargers

    TMZ "Antonio Gates says he's ALL about the possibility of Tom Brady coming to the Chargers -- telling TMZ Sports, "If he does, I'll be one of his biggest supporters." "I heard that he might come out here and bless us with his presence," Gates..." January 16

  • Are Titans the next Patriots? Similarities are striking

    USA Today "Mike Vrabel patiently waited by the entrance of the Tennessee Titans locker room Saturday night in Baltimore, issuing hugs, fist bumps, edifying words, trash talk — or some combination thereof — to every one of his triumphant players and staff members as they came off the M&T..." January 15

  • Steelers owner: League to examine Rooney Rule

    Clutch Points "There were five teams in the NFL that hired new head coaches and there were concerns that arose pertaining to the hires. Due to the lack of hires for coaches of ethnic-minority, the league is considering making changes to the Rooney Rule. The Rooney Rule was named..." January 15

  • Is early retirement in NFL a trend? Only for the elite money makers

    CBS Sports "The best tight end of all time, the most heralded quarterback prospect since John Elway and now the best middle linebacker of the 2010s have all retired in the past year before their 30th birthday. Luke Kuechly's surprise news Tuesday night added to the growing list of..." January 15

  • Pro Football Hall of Fame Centennial Class revealed

    NFL.com "The Pro Football Hall of Fame Centennial Class of 2020's remaining 13 inductees -- 10 seniors and three contributors -- are being revealed today on Good Morning Football live on NFL Network. They follow the previous announcements over the weekend of Bill..." January 15

  • Tom Brady Jokes About Julian Edelman's Arrest

    TMZ "Even Tom Brady ain't above busting Julian Edelman's balls when it comes to his allegedly drunken car smashing arrest ... The New England Patriots QB cracked a little joke at the WR's expense on social media Tuesday ... flashing a bottle of his TB12..." January 14

  • Josh McDaniels' return helps Patriots in quest to keep Tom Brady, but it's not the entire equation

    CBS Sports "Want can the Browns do for New England? Well, not hiring Josh McDaniels to be their next head coach is a start. The Patriots caught a tremendous break this week when the Cleveland Browns elected to hire former Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski to fill..." January 14

  • Tom Brady reportedly cleaned out Gillette Stadium suite, moved out of Massachusetts

    Larry Brown Sports "Tom Brady is scheduled to become a free agent for the first time in his NFL career in just two short months, and the quarterback continues to make decisions in his personal life that have New England Patriots fans panicking. WEEI’s Greg Hill, who conducted a weekly interview..." January 14

  • Fritz Pollard Alliance Slams NFL Hiring Practices

    Pro Football Talk "There was a time when some thought the Fritz Pollard Alliance failed to show sufficient zeal regarding the league’s hiring practices. Those days definitely have ended. Now led by former NFL G.M. and league executive Rod Graves, who last week called the situation..." January 13

  • Patrick Chung has drug charge conditionally dismissed

    ESPN "New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung had a charge of cocaine possessionbrought against him in New Hampshire conditionally dismissed, Belknap County Attorney Andrew Livernois announced Monday. The conditions are as follows: Chung will remain of good..." January 13

  • Patriots center David Andrews is optimistic he will be ‘good to go’ next season after missing all of 2019

    Pats Pulpit "Before the 2019 regular season even began, the New England Patriots already suffered a major loss: starting center David Andrews, who has been a fixture along the team’s offensive line ever since earning a full-time starting job in 2016, was hospitalized in late August and..." January 13

  • Patriots' Julian Edelman played with torn rib cartilage since Week 3

    NBC Sports "It's no secret Julian Edelman was banged up for most of the 2019 campaign. The New England Patriots wide receiver dealt with shoulder and knee injuries that likely will require surgery in the offseason. " January 12

  • Steve Harvey: I Forgive Gronk For Spiking My Lego Head

    TMZ "Steve Harvey says he forgives Rob Gronkowski for Gronk-spiking the amazing LEGO statue of his head ... telling TMZ Sports he didn't want the thing anyway!!! Our convo with the comedian was hilarious ... he tells us the sculpture was dope -- but there was..." January 12

  • Patriots WR Julian Edelman Arrested on Saturday

    The Spun "New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman was arrested on Saturday night, according to a report from TMZ Sports. Edelman, 33, was reportedly arrested in Beverly Hills, California. TMZ Sports reports that the Patriots wide receiver was arrested for allegedly..." January 12

  • Warren Moon T.O. Is Wrong... Dak Prescott Better Than Tom Brady

    TMZ "Terrell Owens is dead wrong ... Dak Prescott -- NOT Tom Brady -- should be the Cowboys starting QB ... 'cause he's a flat-out better quarterback. Chill, that ain't coming from us ... those are the sentiments of HOF signal caller Warren Moon,..." January 12

  • Cowboys VP Stephen Jones Shares Strong Feelings About Pursuing Tom Brady

    Heavy "It was fun while it lasted. Spawned by Terrell Owens, the off-the-wall idea of Tom Brady playing for the Dallas Cowboys has taken on a life of its own, with local media surveying the team’s higher-ups about the possibility. Which granted Dallas vice..." January 11

  • 17-Game Schedule Holding Up CBA?

    Pro Football Rumors "Introduced during these collective bargaining agreement discussions, the 17-game schedule has become one of the central components of the negotiations. It appears the talks are progressing, and Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports (on Twitter) the revised schedule is likely to be part of..." January 11

  • Pats' Bill Belichick refused to allow Josh McDaniels to move up interviews despite playoff loss

    CBS Sports "New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick refused to allow longtime offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels to move up his scheduled interviews with teams interested in him as a head coaching candidate to the start of this week, league sources said, at the same time he pushed special..." January 11

  • Tom Brady To Colts? Why QB Does (And Doesn’t) Make Sense For Indy

    NESN "For the first time in his unrivaled NFL career, Tom Brady will have an opportunity to sign with whichever team he pleases when his New England Patriots contract expires in March. If the 42-year-old quarterback opts to leave New England, where might he fit? With the start of free..." January 11

  • Browns nearly hired Scott Pioli over John Dorsey in 2017, but decided not to wait for him

    CBS Sports "With the Browns involved in yet another general manager search, one of their primary targets two years ago remains on the open market. Owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam came close to hiring former Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli before ultimately deciding on John Dorsey back in..." January 11

  • More quarterbacks are using their hands to catch passes

    Boston "Tom Brady tried it. Nick Foles perfected it. More quarterbacks are doing it. Catching passes isn’t just for wide receivers, tight ends and running backs anymore. Coaches aren’t shy about drawing up trick plays that let quarterbacks use their hands for more than throwing a..." January 10

  • New England Patriots’ Julian Edelman needs multiple surgeries this offseason

    Mass Live "All of those injuries have taken their toll on Julian Edelman. According to the Boston Herald’s Karen Guregian, the Patriots wide receiver will undergo multiple surgeries this offseason. Edelman will need a knee scope to remove a loose body in his left knee, Guregian..." January 10

  • Drew Bledsoe Speaks On The Only “Two” AFC Teams Tom Brady Will Play For Besides Patriots

    Total Pro Sports "The man who preceded Brady as New England’s starting quarterback thinks there are only two teams he would think about going to if he doesn’t return to New England. Drew Bledsoe had an appearance on CBS Radio’s “The Zach Gelb Show” where he..." January 10

  • Josh McDaniels wraps up interview in Cleveland

    Pro Football Talk "Josh McDaniels traveled to Cleveland on Friday in order to become the eighth person to interview to become the Browns head coach and that interview has now come to an end. Cleveland.com posted video of McDaniels leaving the team’s facility after the meeting came to an..." January 10

  • Peter King Explains Why Bill Belichick Would Like To Have Andy Dalton As His New QB

    The Spun "It’s possible that New England moves on from Tom Brady this offseason, which is something that Patriots fans couldn’t have imagined last year. There are many options on the market this offseason at quarterback. One intriguing option for New England next season could be..." January 10

  • Slow start to interview process limited Josh McDaniels’ options

    Pro Football Talk "As Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels interviews for the head-coaching vacancy in Cleveland, whether he gets any job in the current cycle comes down to one and only one shot, barring a delayed-reaction firing, retirement, or resignation. The Panthers and Giants wanted to..." January 10

  • 5 most attractive NFL free agents entering 2020

    Larry Brown Sports "The 2019 regular season is over, and we’re now onto the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs. That also means we’re just two months and some days removed from the start of the new league year and the craziness that is free agency. This year, free agency is going to have a..." January 10

  • Josh McDaniels’ Agent Cost Him Coaching Position in Carolina

    Heavy "In the week following an early playoff exit for the New England Patriots, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was set to interview with a trio of franchises for a head coaching position. But before he could even meet with the first two teams, the New York Giants and the Carolina..." January 10

  • How Bill Belichick assistants have fared as NFL head coaches (hint: not great)

    USA Today "The recommendations from Nick Saban and Bill Belichick certainly played a part in Joe Judge's candidacy in getting the audience to convince team brass he deserved to be the next coach of the New York Giants. "I knew fully every day that there were coaches out there..." January 10

  • Browns interviewing Josh McDaniels today, no other interviews on tap

    Yahoo! Sports "The Browns are the only NFL team still looking for a head coach and the end of their search may be coming in the near future. Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is interviewing with the Browns on Friday. It’s the first interview for McDaniels during this hiring cycle,..." January 10

  • Ex-Patriot Christian Fauria Claims to Have Inside Knowledge Chargers Will Pursue Tom Brady

    12 Up "In one of the first tangible news reports regarding QB Tom Brady's impending free agency, his former teammate Christian Fauria revealed that he has obtained insider knowledge regarding the Los Angeles Chargers' pursuit of the 6-time Super Bowl champion. While..." January 09

  • King Gives Bling: Titans RB Derrick Henry Rewards His Offensive Linemen With Rolex Watches

    Titansonline.com "The Titans have leaned on running back Derrick Henry all season, and like clockwork, he’s produced. This week, Henry took the time to give his offensive linemen Rolex watch. “Pretty cool, huh?, He took care of us,” center Ben Jones said of Henry...." January 09

  • Ex-NFL Exec Says Rooney Rule's A 'Sham,' Here's How To Fix it

    TMZ "Longtime NFL executive Marc Ross says the "Rooney Rule" is a "mockery" and a "sham" and if it isn't fixed, talented minority coaches will continue to be overlooked. If you're not familiar with Ross ... he has 21 years of front office..." January 09