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  • How the New England Patriots can contain Deshaun Watson in the opener with an old playoff play-call

    Mass Live "Welcome to Film Friday! Today we debut a new weekly series dedicated to breaking down New England Patriots Xs and Os by exploring a single scheme, concept or tendency at the end of every week. With training camp nearly upon us and Week 1 on its heels, this..." July 22

  • Patriots, RB Sony Michel Agree To Rookie Contract

    NESN "Sony Michel is ready to begin his New England Patriots career. The rookie running back has agreed to terms on his rookie scale contract, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Sunday via Twitter. The University of Georgia product was one of two first-round picks (31st..." July 22

  • President Donald Trump tweets about NFL national anthem debate that is 'alive and well again'

    ESPN "President Donald Trump is once again inserting himself into the culture war over protests by NFL athletes during the national anthem. Trump tweeted on Friday that he "can't believe" the debate has reignited after The Associated Press reported on the Miami Dolphins..." July 20

  • Tom Brady says he'll report early to New England Patriots training camp in Instagram comment

    Mass Live "Days after ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Rob Gronkowski will not hold out at the start of training camp next week, Tom Brady broke better news for the Patriots on Friday -- via Instagram. In a comment left on the team's most recent post on its official account,..." July 20

  • James Harrison on Tom Brady: 'I wanted to hate him... he's the ultimate teammate'

    NBC Sports Boston "James Harrison didn't spend much time as a member of the Patriots, but during his brief tenure in New England he became a fan of Tom Brady. Harrison, who spent 14 years with the Steelers before joining the Pats at the end of the 2017 season, talked about Brady on FOX Sports'..." July 20

  • History not on Patriots side to return to Super Bowl following a loss in championship game

    Boston Herald "In a league where success is fleeting, teams that lose a Super Bowl almost always experience some degree of regression the following season. The numbers are staggering. Of the past 20 Super Bowl losers, only two returned to their conference championship game the next year: the 2012..." July 20

  • Julian Edelman won't sue over 4-game PED suspension "Julian Edelman is going to swallow the medicine and accept his four-game suspension without any further fight. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Friday morning that the Patriots receiver won't follow Tom Brady's example and take the issue to the..." July 20

  • What kind of a deal can the NFL, NFLPA strike?

    Pro Football Talk "The timing was hardly coincidental that the NFL and NFLPA issued a joint statement pressing pause on the league’s new anthem policy only hours after word emerged regarding 2018 work rules from the Dolphins that vaguely connected violations of the anthem policy to potential..." July 20

  • James Harrison: Patriots’ coaching is better than Steelers’

    Larry Brown Sports "James Harrison said some things during an interview on Thursday that won’t sit well with Pittsburgh Steelers fans. Harrison, who played his entire career with the Steelers before joining the Patriots midway through last season, says New England’s coaching is better than..." July 20

  • The NFL Will Put Its New National Anthem Policy On Hold Amid Discussions With The Players Association

    Uproxx "In May, the NFL unilaterally instituted a new policy surrounding the national anthem that would punish players and teams for kneeling as away to protest police brutality against people of color. On the heels of that one-sided decision, the NFLPA filed a grievance, citing the..." July 20

  • Bill Belichick, Tom Brady Reportedly Haven't Worked Out Issues from Last Season

    Bleacher Report "One week before the New England Patriots report to Gillette Stadium for the start of training camp, tension reportedly still exists between quarterback Tom Brady, head coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Kraft.  Per Greg A. Bedard of the..." July 19

  • Is Darrelle Revis a first-ballot NFL Hall of Famer?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "After 11 years of terrorizing the NFL's best wide receivers on Sundays, Darrelle Revis is calling it a career. One of the greatest cornerbacks in NFL history is hanging up the cleats, and it's almost guaranteed he will be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But when will he be..." July 19

  • Danny Amendola: Gase is one of the guys, Belichick is like a principal

    Pro Football Talk "Danny Amendola left the Patriots for the Dolphins in free agency this offseason, and he’s already feeling the difference in coaching styles. Amendola said on the Comeback Szn podcast that playing for Dolphins coach Adam Gase is like playing for a friend, while..." July 19

  • Welker: Brady's absence from voluntary work might've benefitted Patriots receivers

    NBC Sports Boston "Wes Welker has been keeping up with his old team. He's a competitor now, in his second year as a Texans offensive and special teams assistant, but he's aware of what's happening with the Patriots. He's aware that his buddy Tom Brady, the guy who threw Welker well over..." July 18

  • Darrelle Revis announces his retirement

    Pro Football Talk "Darrelle Revis called it a career on Wednesday. In a post to his Twitter account, Revis announced that he is retiring after 11 seasons in the NFL. Revis entered the league as a Jets first-round pick in 2007 and became one of the top cornerbacks in the league during his..." July 18

  • Robert Kraft close to buying Spanish soccer team

    SportsPro Media "Robert Kraft, owner of the National Football League’s (NFL) New England Patriots, is close to agreeing a deal to acquire a significant stake in La Liga side Sevilla, according to Spanish media reports. Spanish radio broadcaster Cope says that the sale of a 40 per cent stake in..." July 18

  • Terrell Owens Says He Was Kidding About Tom Brady Being a Cheater!

    TMZ "Terrell Owens says he meant no REAL harm when he called Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the rest of the New England Patriots "cheaters" on Tuesday ... saying he was just joking around.  Just a short time after T.O. posted video where he told his..." July 18

  • Former Boston Patriots player Tom Stephens dies at 82

    Pro Football Talk "Tom Stephens, one of the original members of the Boston Patriots, died last week at his home in Naples, Florida, the team announced Tuesday. Stephens was 82. The Baltimore Colts drafted the defensive back and tight end in the 11th round of the 1959 draft. He signed with the Boston..." July 17

  • Terrell Owens on the Patriots: ‘They cheaters. They cheated’

    Sportsnaut "Soon-to-be Hall of Famer Terrell Owens continues to ruffle feathers around the football world. Fresh off declining an invite to his own Hall of Fame induction ceremony later this summer, Owens is out here attacking the NFL’s most current dynasty. TMZ Sports spotted Owens playing..." July 17

  • Rob Gronkowski will be at training camp

    Sportsnaut "Rob Gronkowski is seeking a new contract from the New England Patriots, but that pursuit isn’t expected to keep him out of training camp. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, a source anticipates Gronkowski will report to the Patriots on time. The offseason..." July 17

  • Sony Michel adds exciting layer to Patriots' RB corps

    ESPN "Locks: Rex Burkhead, Sony Michel, James White On the bubble: Brandon Bolden, Mike Gillislee, Jeremy Hill Long shot: Ralph Webb Explaining the locks: Burkhead isn't going anywhere after signing a three-year, $9.75 million contract as an unrestricted free agent..." July 17

  • Chris Long doesn't put stock in Brady-Belichick drama. "It took everything to beat them."

    NBC Sports Boston "In an interview with The Big Lead, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long spoke on the drama surrounding Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.  It's safe to say he doesn't put much stock into it.  I just think any NFL team, any NFL locker room..." July 16

  • Blake Bortles likes Tom Brady’s model for quarterback salaries

    Pro Football Talk "The Jaguars could have had quarterback Blake Bortles play out this year under the terms of the fifth-year option on his rookie deal, but they signed him to a three-year contract extension in February instead. The deal guarantees Bortles $26.5 million over the next two..." July 16

  • Patriots guard Shaq Mason can wait for payday

    Boston Herald "The Patriots were priced out on one key offensive lineman this past spring, as Nate Solder hit unrestricted free agency and bolted for a massive contract with the Giants. Will the Pats face a similar situation in 2019? The team’s best lineman, fourth-year pro Shaq..." July 15

  • John Schnatter: ‘Papa John’s Doesn’t Want To Do Business With Roger Goodell’

    Total Pro Sports "ohn Schnatter clearly has a wish to end everything he has worded for up to this point, and it’s taken just under a year for him to completely destroy his image. The Papa Johns founder is already at rock bottom, but he decided to dig an even bigger hole on Friday during a recent..." July 15

  • NFLPA exec: 'There are serious consequences' to legalized sports betting

    The Score "NFLPA vice president of business and legal affairs Casey Schwab stated that legalized sports betting could have immense ramifications concerning player privacy. The U.S. Supreme Court voted 7-2 in May that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act is unconstitutional,..." July 15

  • Drew Brees, Tom Brady in a race toward Peyton Manning’s touchdown record

    Pro Football Talk "Heading into the 2018 season, Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady are tied on the career passing touchdowns list: Both have thrown exactly 488 touchdowns in their career. That puts them 51 behind Peyton Manning’s all-time career record of 539, and..." July 14

  • NFL Network won't nationally televise a Patriots preseason game

    247 Sports "The New England Patriots have one of the biggest and widest-ranging fan bases in all of football. Winning five Super Bowls will do that. There is an entire generation of fans that have known nothing but New England dominance. That naturally leads to swelling numbers of fans who want to be able..." July 13

  • Kellen Winslow Jr. Released from Jail Despite 3rd Rape Allegation

    TMZ "Kellen Winslow Jr. has been released from jail and will begin house arrest -- after posting bail in his rape case ... TMZ Sports has learned.  The ex-NFL star was released from Vista Detention Facility in San Diego on Friday -- one day after the judge in the case..." July 13

  • Kellen Winslow II charged with 2003 rape of unconscious 17-year-old

    USA Today "Kellen Winslow II, the retired NFL tight end already facing multiple rape and kidnapping charges, was arraigned Thursday on a new charge -- forcibly raping a 17-year-old female who was unconscious at the time. Winslow, now 34, was 19 at the time of the alleged rape that took..." July 13

  • Pats rookie CB Keion Crossen putting in the summer work

    Boston Herald "The Patriots are on vacation until the end of July. And rookie cornerback Keion Crossen is spending his summer break in lovely Foxboro. A seventh-round pick in this spring’s NFL Draft, Crossen has hardly left Gillette Stadium since he arrived for rookie minicamp. Each..." July 12

  • Kellen Winslow Jr. faces multiple rape, kidnapping charges, bail set at $2 million

    USA Today "Kellen Winslow Jr., the retired NFL tight end, will face multiple counts of kidnapping and rape charges. Bail was set at $2 million Thursday at a preliminary hearing in San Diego County Courthouse. The felony counts include two counts of rape, two counts of kidnapping with intent to..." July 12

  • Trading Rob Gronkowski before 2018 season would make no sense for Patriots

    WEEI Boston "It seemed like the Rob Gronkowski trade rumors had died down, but that changed on Monday. Speaking to Greg Bedard of the Boston Sports Journal, an AFC executive said he thinks the tight end is still available via trade until he gets his contract..." July 11

  • NFLPA Files Grievance Over NFL’s Anthem Policy

    Pro Football Rumors "The players’ union is filing a grievance against the NFL’s new anthem policy, the NFLPA announced on Tuesday. The union argues that the new policy violates the rights of players.  “Our union filed its non-injury grievance today on behalf of all players..." July 10

  • Why the Rob Gronkowski trade rumors are back in force

    New York Post "Rob Gronkowski appears to still be on the trading block. Gronkowski vowed to return for another season in New England, amid mounting speculation the five-Pro Bowler would retire following the Patriots’ 41-33 loss to the Eagles in Super Bowl LII. Yet, his contract..." July 10

  • AFC exec believes Gronk can still be had in trade

    Sportsnaut "At least one AFC executive believes star New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski can still be had in a trade. At least until he lands the contract restructure that’s been reported as in the works for a couple months now. “Where’s the restructure of his..." July 09

  • Brandon Browner Arrested On Five Charges Including Kidnapping

    NFL Trade Rumors "Joe Studley and Shahan Ahmed of NBC Los Angeles are reporting that former NFL CB Brandon Browner was arrested Sunday following a police chase. Browner is currently in custody, according to La Verne Police Department. Browner was reportedly wanted kidnapping, false..." July 09

  • How can recent performances by first-round RBs shape expectations for Sony Michel?

    Mass Live "The New England Patriots did something they had not done in 20 years in the 2018 NFL Draft -- they drafted a running back in the first round. Sony Michel enters the NFL with plenty of hype, as his game-changing speed should add an additional threat to an already potent Patriots..." July 08

  • Patriots individual game tickets to go on sale July 23

    Boston Herald "The Patriots announced on Thursday that individual game tickets for the 2018 season will go on sale Monday, July 23 at 10 a.m. Tickets will not be sold at the Gillette Stadium ticket office. Fans will only be able to purchase tickets through or by calling..." July 07

  • Kirk Cousins wanted to be drafted by Saints or Patriots to play behind Drew Brees or Tom Brady

    Clutch Points "Through his first six seasons in the league, Pro Bowl quarterback Kirk Cousins has developed into one of the better players at his position. He began his career by spending each of those campaigns with the Washington Redskins, where he was selected with the 102nd overall pick in the..." July 07

  • NFL adds 15-yard penalty for grounds crew clearing snow for a field goal

    Pro Football Talk "Just before Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri lined up for a game-tying extra point on a snowy day last season in Buffalo, the Colts sent some sideline personnel onto the field to attempt to remove snow from the area where the kick would be lined up, and help Vinatieri get better footing...." July 06

  • NFL Still Has a Cheating Problem

    Bleacher Report "There's never been a player who quietly inspired more love, and potentially more hate, among NFL wide receivers than the Patriots' Julian Edelman. For years, there have been two differing opinions about Edelman. Some believed he was special—a..." July 06

  • Trump: NFL’s new anthem policy is ‘worse’ than old one

    New York Post "President Donald Trump is not done with the NFL yet, saying the league’s new national anthem policy is “worse” than the original one. During a campaign rally in Great Falls, Mont., Trump took aim at the NFL’s new policy again, which was passed in May and..." July 06

  • The NFL coaches likely on the hot seat

    Houston Chronicle "NFL teams are preparing for training camp and the 2018 season. There are coaches who seem to be on the proverbial hot seat. Three divisions – AFC South, NFC North and NFC West – don't have coaches who have trouble sitting as they enter crucial seasons. It'll be..." July 06

  • Trey Flowers will be a big-ticket item for the Patriots very soon

    NBC Sports Boston "Last week, Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter signed a big, fat, five-year, $72 million deal with $40 million guaranteed. I’m a little ashamed to admit that my first reaction was, “Who he?” His name just isn’t on my radar as being a guy who would..." July 05

  • Fully-guaranteed NFL deal would result in shorter contracts

    Pro Football Talk "It’s the annual NBA free-agency frenzy, featuring B-level players getting more money than A-list NFL stars. Among other things, the money handed out to basketball players renews calls for fully-guaranteed NFL contracts. This year, Chargers left tackle and NFLPA executive..." July 04

  • Julian Edelman tried to win his appeal on a technicality

    Larry Brown Sports "Julian Edelman’s positive test for performance-enhancing drugs was reportedly triggered by an unknown substance, and there was a belief that he would try to exploit that fact as the basis of his defense. The star wide receiver instead went a different route with his appeal — one..." July 04

  • Julian Edelman’s Suspension Appeal Denied

    Pro Football Rumors "Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman‘s appeal of his four-game suspension has failed, according to Adam Schefter of (Twitter link). Edelman was suspended in early June following a violation of the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy, and his appeal was heard..." July 03

  • Rob Gronkowski feels 'super ready' for upcoming season

    WEEI Boston "It wasn't the smoothest offseason for Rob Gronkowski, but now less than a month until training camp, the tight end is ready to go. “Yes, I am super excited about the upcoming season," he said to Willie McGinest on NFL Total Access Monday..." July 03

  • Gillette Stadium to host marathon on Sept. 28

    Providence Journal "A new marathon will be step off Sept. 28 and circle the home field of the New England Patriots more than 100 times. The event — on a course that is USA Track & Field certified and the only Boston Marathon qualifier run entirely in an NFL stadium — will raise money for homeless..." June 30

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