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  • Predicting the NFL's QB Carousel in 2021 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Tom Brady was the prize of a prolific quarterback class in last year's free-agency period. He landed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and now his team is going to the Super Bowl. While this year's edition of the quarterback carousel might not push a team to..." January 26

  • Patriots’ Potential Trade Offer for Matthew Stafford Revealed

    Heavy "The New England Patriots have been linked to almost every big-name quarterback who is assured or even rumored to be available this offseason. After a disappointing 2020, the Patriots are expected to be looking to rebound in a major way, and the return to the postseason could..." January 26

  • Which NFL Team Can Make the Best ‘Godfather’ Offer for Deshaun Watson?

    The Ringer "If multiple teams are willing to sell the farm to land Deshaun Watson, who would have the most to sell? That’s the question the Texans are probably asking themselves right now. Watson hasn’t formally requested a trade from Houston, but based on offseason reports,..." January 26

  • No NFL players tested positive for COVID-19 last week

    Yahoo! Sports "The NFL reached an important milestone last week: No NFL players tested positive for COVID-19. The league announced today that from January 17 to January 23, 2,126 tests were administered to 313 players, and there were zero positive tests. " January 26

  • 10 Best 2021 NFL Free Agents

    The Big Lead "Super Bowl LV will feature Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers face off against the Kansas City Chiefs. For everybody else, the offseason has already begun. NFL free agency begins on March 17, the first day of the new league year...." January 26

  • Tom Brady taking Buccaneers to Super Bowl ends Brady-Belichick debate. Or does it?

    USA Today "As you marvel at the ageless Tom Brady reaching the Super Bowl for a 10th time, and rewind his latest hype video with Rob Gronkowski yet again, spare a kind thought for poor Bill Belichick. It has not been an easy year for the New England Patriots coach. He got dumped..." January 26

  • Judge Orders Spa Sex Video In Robert Kraft Massage Parlor Case To Be Destroyed

    WCVB "A federal judge in Florida has ordered the destruction of video that allegedly shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for massage parlor sex, according to court documents. U.S. District Judge Rodolfo A. Ruiz II on Friday ruled that the videos of Kraft and other customers..." January 26

  • NFL Draft 2021: Who Are This Year's Biggest Bust Candidates?

    Bleacher Report "The NFL draft is often a minefield. If a team spends a pick wisely, a prospect can help it achieve its goals. However, one wrong pick could send an organization in the other direction. While the word bust is harsh, it's fitting given the damage a prospect can..." January 26

  • Adam Schefter Predicts 18 Plus QBs Will Change Teams This Offseason

    The Big Lead "Last year's NFL offseason was a wild affair when it came to the quarterback position. Players like Tom Brady and Philip Rivers, long assumed to be the types of men who would only ever wear one uniform, changed teams. Presumptive starters were exchanged and displaced..." January 25

  • Patriots headlines three favorites to trade for Matthew Stafford

    Clutch Points "With reports emerging about Matthew Stafford’s imminent exit from the Detroit Lions, a number of teams have emerged as frontrunners to land the highly sought-after quarterback in the offseason. As it turns out, the New England Patriotsheadline Stafford’s list of..." January 25

  • Tom Brady visited Patrick Mahomes in locker room after 2018 AFC title game

    Yahoo! Sports "Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes previously have met four times, splitting the games. The biggest victory in their head-to-head meetings thus far obviously came two years ago when the Patriots beat the Chiefs in overtime in the AFC Championship Game. After that 37-31..." January 25

  • 5 NFL Teams That Should Trade for Aaron Rodgers

    Complex "This NFL offseason is about to be crazy. Deshaun Watson looks to be on his way out of Houston and Matthew Stafford will almost certainly be on a new team. If that wasn't enough QB star power on the move in the league, there's now some serious rumblings that..." January 25

  • John Madden Explains Why NFL Teams Should Hire Madden Players

    Black Sports Online "One thing Madden does pretty well is imitating the playbooks of teams. I am not sure how they get them, but they are very accurate. It couldn’t hurt to hire a Madden player, here is why John Madden think it would be a good idea. " January 25

  • Deshaun Watson, Marshawn Lynch, Snoop Dogg and More to Compete in Madden 21

    Bleacher Report "The Pro Bowl will have a different style this season, with players and other celebrities competing in Madden 21 on Sunday. The eight-man competition features two active players on each side as the AFC battles the NFC in video-game form. Fans can watch the game live at 5 p.m...." January 25

  • Scott Milanovich resigns as Edmonton coach to pursue NFL job

    TSN "Scott Milanovich's tenure as head coach of the Edmonton Football Team is over before he ever coached a game. Milanovich resigned from his position on Monday to pursue NFL opportunities. “Scott informed me this morning that he was resigning as the head coach of..." January 25

  • Tony Romo Predicts Next Year's AFC Championship Game Will Include the Patriots

    The Big Lead "As the Kansas City Chiefs celebrated their second straight trip to the Super Bowl, and as the Buffalo Bills sadly walked off the field, Tony Romo praised the losing team for their effort and season. The Bills, perennial losers for decades until recently, have found their..." January 25

  • Regular season MVP hasn’t won the Super Bowl since 1999

    Pro Football Talk "The curse of the regular season Most Valuable Player continues. The NFL’s regular season MVP hasn’t won the Super Bowl since Rams quarterback Kurt Warner did it in the 1999 season, and it won’t happen this year, either. Packers quarterback Aaron..." January 25

  • Packers Can Tie Patriots’ NFL Record With 37th Postseason Win

    Pro Football Talk "The Green Bay Packers won their first postseason game in 1936, when they beat Boston in the NFL Championship Game. Today the Packers can earn their 37th postseason win. If they do, they’ll tie the Patriots for the most franchise postseason wins in NFL history. " January 24

  • Rex Ryan’s hot take adds fuel to fire of Tom Brady-Bill Belichick Patriots split

    Clutch Points "Even when they were both still with the New England Patriots, the question of whether it was quarterback Tom Brady or head coach Bill Belichick who was most responsible for the team’s success was already the subject of much debate. Brady’s decision to leave New England for..." January 24

  • Tom Brady Responds To Bruce Arians Harsh Criticism Of New England

    Total Pro Sports "Bruce Arians had some criticism of the New England Patriots while discussing Tom Brady’s success with his new squad in just the first year. “Consummate leader,” Arians said, via NBC Sports’ Peter King. “Has been all year. Got the air of confidence that..." January 24

  • NFL continues to make the pandemic a non-issue

    MSN.com "The pandemic continues to rage out of control. The NFL continues to not flinch in the face of it. Yes, the 2020 season included several outbreaks — in Tennessee, Baltimore, Cleveland. But despite some fairly major surgery to the schedule, including a three-week delay in a game..." January 24

  • Eight teams the Detroit Lions should call as they try to trade QB Matthew Stafford

    USA Today "I heard it through the grapevine on Saturday night, Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions were calling it quits after a dozen years. Some Motown fans are surely wallowing in the tracks of their tears, others likely dancing in the street, and surely a significant segment thinking,..." January 24

  • Patriots considered trading for Stefon Diggs prior to Vikings-Bills deal

    NFL.com "The trade that shook up the AFC East and put the missing piece on the Buffalo Bills offense nearly transformed another team in the division. Sources say that when the Minnesota Vikings were poised to deal star receiver Stefon Diggs on March 16 in a blockbuster trade that..." January 24

  • Trades can be arranged now, but they’re not official until March 17

    Yahoo! Sports "With the Lions agreeing to try to trade quarterback Matthew Stafford and with Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson possibly asking for a trade of his own, it makes sense for an annual (or so) refresher on how trades work in January and February. Teams can strike..." January 24

  • Bret Bielema, Arkansas fighting over buyout and Patriots are in the middle

    247 Sports "The Razorback Foundation is continuing to pay the expansive buyout of former Arkansas coach Bret Bielema, who has spent the last few years in the NFL prior to becoming the new head coach at Illinois in December. However, a lawyer representing the Razorback Foundation attests that..." January 23

  • Tom Brady ducks question about not being allowed to ‘coach’ in New England

    Larry Brown Sports "Tom Brady is enjoying serious success in his first season away from New England. He went 11-5 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the regular season and has his team in the NFC Championship Game. The ride there was bumpy; the Bucs lost both games to the Saints in the regular season. The..." January 23

  • NFL sends memo detailing pre-Draft rules regarding draft-eligible players

    NFL.com "In a memo obtained by NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the NFL informed clubs Friday of a slew of new pre-2021 NFL Draft rules relating to hosting and interacting with draft-eligible players. These latest updates to the pre-draft process come four days after the NFL announced..." January 23

  • Just Trade Me: NFL Youngsters Who Need a Fresh Start

    Bleacher Report "A handful of young players around the NFL could use fresh starts with new teams in 2021. Plenty of youngsters will have a chance to sign somewhere else in free agency. However, for others still under contract through 2021, an offseason trade is the only chance they'll have at a..." January 22

  • Matt Patricia Returns to New England to Aid Bill Belichick's Coaching Staff

    SI "A member of the New England Patriots family is returning home.  Despite becoming another member of the Bill Belichick coaching tree to struggle to find success, former Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia is returning back to Foxboro to aid his..." January 22

  • Lamar Jackson, Josh Allen Next Up for NFL Mega-Contracts—Who Could Join Them?

    Bleacher Report "Three of the five quarterbacks selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft led their teams to the divisional playoffs this season. Two—Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens and Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns—lost last weekend and are now technically entering..." January 22

  • Julian Edelman on retiring: We’re not there yet

    Boston "Despite the speculation about his future, Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is only focused on trying to be a good father at the moment. Edelman, 34, played in six games during the 2020 season before a knee injury left him sidelined for what turned out to be the..." January 22

  • NFL Teams Best Positioned to Maneuver Up or Down in the 2021 NFL Draft

    Bleacher Report "The order for the 2021 NFL draft isn't quite set, but it's close and relatively defined at the top. Only four teams remain alive for Super Bowl LV, and it's highly unlikely that the Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Tampa Bay Buccaneers or Green Bay Packers are making..." January 22

  • Julian Edelman Admits It's 'Weird' Watching Tom Brady on Bucs

    TMZ "They played 11 seasons together -- so what's it like for Julian Edelman to watch his former Patriots QB Tom Brady ballin' out for the Tampa Bay Bucs?? "It's obviously, definitely weird." The MVP of Super Bowl LIII opened up about his..." January 22

  • How the NFL averted a quarterback crisis

    The Score "The NFL has always been a quarterback-driven league. Yet five seasons ago, even as the league experienced an unprecedented boom in passing volume, it also faced the possibility of a quarterback crisis. "As the 2015 NFL season begins," then-Wall Street Journal reporter Kevin..." January 22

  • San Antonio Hopes To Land NFL Team

    Pro Football Rumors "Texas is big enough for three NFL teams, according to the mayor of San Antonio. Mayor Ron Nirenberg is confident that SA will land an NFL team between now and 2030 (via KSAT). “If there’s not that corporate base, pro sports franchises look elsewhere. And one of the..." January 22

  • NFL announces 128 players making early entries into 2021 draft

    Pro Football Talk "The deadline for players to declare for the 2021 NFL Draft has passed and the league announced the players who are leaving school early on Friday. There are 128 players with eligibility left making the jump. Thirty of those players have already accumulated enough credits to get their..." January 22

  • Here Are The 3 “Sleeper” Teams In Potential Blockbuster Deshaun Watson Trade

    Total Pro Sports "Deshaun Watson hasn’t fully made it clear he wants out of Houston, but the many reports and his actions seem to be headed toward a divorce with the franchise. If that is the case, there are reportedly several teams interested in trading for one of the NFL’s budding superstars at the..." January 21

  • 10 NFL Stars Who Could be Traded This Offseason

    Complex "The NFL offseason is about to be crazy thanks to the revenue streams plummeting in the wake of the pandemic’s warpath. The salary cap is projected to be around $175 million, which is going to be troublesome for the six teams already slated to be at least $20 million over that number..." January 21

  • The Best Potential Landing Spots for Cam Newton

    Bleacher Report "In 2020, Cam Newton started a new chapter of his career with the New England Patriots after the Carolina Panthers released him in March. Statistically, he had his worst season when playing a majority of the games, but there were some positives. Newton didn't throw a touchdown in..." January 21

  • NFL Teams That Are Poised to Decline in 2021

    Bleacher Report "While the NFL offseason provides a wellspring of hope for each team thanks to landmarks like free agency and the draft, the reality is some teams will regress. Roster losses thanks to factors like retirement and bad cap situations are the biggest signals a franchise could..." January 21

  • NFL teams need to get their injury report facts straight

    Pro Football Talk "A strange dynamic has come into focus during the playoffs: Multiple teams have posted inaccurate injury information on their official websites. It’s not that injuries are being hidden. It’s that actual injuries aren’t being accurately reported on team..." January 21

  • Bill Belichick's GF Takes IG Private After Tom Brady Comments

    TMZ "Bill Belichick's girlfriend, Linda Holliday, has taken her Instagram account private after being ripped by "trolls" over her recent comments about Tom Brady. Seriously. Here's the deal ... Linda took on a critic on social media following Tom's..." January 21

  • 2021 NFL Draft: 1 Surprise Prospect Every Team Could Target

    Bleacher Report "With three games left to play in the 2020 NFL campaign, most teams around the league and fans have turned their attention to the 2021 draft, which will be held April 29 through May 1 in Cleveland. Next week, draft season kicks off in full force with the Senior Bowl. The..." January 21

  • 5 best options for the Colts to replace retired Philip Rivers

    Sportsnaut "The Indianapolis Colts made the playoffs thanks in part to quarterback Philip Rivers experiencing a resurgence under head coach and play-caller Frank Reich. However, Rivers officially announced his retirement on Wednesday, as his mobility and physical skills were..." January 20

  • Tom Brady won't be the first QB guiding a new team in conference championships; here's how others fared

    USA Today "It's rare for an NFL quarterback to join a new team and promptly lead that squad to the NFC championship game, as Tom Brady has done for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His team will visit Lambeau Field and the Green Bay Packers with a Super Bowl berth on the line..." January 20

  • NFLPA director 'planning' for another virtual offseason

    Steelers Depot "Despite being nearly a year into the pandemic, and by the time the summer rolls around, 18 months in, the NFLPA is anticipating having the same virtual offseason as they did in 2020. NFLPA union leader DeMaurice Smith said today he’s expecting the 2021 offseason to look very similar to..." January 20

  • Could Mac Jones be the Patriots' QB of the future?

    ESPN "When ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay released his first mock draft for the 2021 NFL draft last week, and slotted Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields to the Patriots at No. 15, he said on the First Draft podcast that the most common feedback was on that..." January 20

  • Bill Belichick’s GF Fires Off At Fan Saying Head Coach Drove Tom Brady Away From Patriots

    Total Pro Sports "There seems to be some unhappiness and disagreement with how the divorce between Bill Belichick and Tom Brady happened last offseason. On Instagram, Bill Belichick’s longtime girlfriend, Linda Holliday, took to her comment section after a fan called out the New England Patriots..." January 19

  • Streaks continue: Fans with perfect Super Bowl attendance set to attend 55th consecutive game

    USA Today "Don Crisman had already decided he wouldn't leave Kennebuck Beach, Maine, without a ticket in hand, but he said friends Tom Henschel and Gregory Eaton were "hell-bent" on attending Super Bowl LV, even if it meant buying tickets of the secondary-ticket..." January 19

  • Big-Name NFL Players Who Could Get Cut This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "NFL teams are bound to add to the upcoming free-agent pool this offseason.  Cuts remain a harsh reality of the league. Teams shed salary by cutting loose players whose big cap numbers don't match their performance. By the nature of having big contracts, those..." January 19