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  • Five players the Cowboys should potentially deal before the 2019 NFL trade deadline

    CBS Sports "Believe it or not, but the NFL season is already one tick away from being in late October, and that means the trade deadline of Oct. 29 is approaching with the speed of a starving shark when there's chum in the water. The Dallas Cowboys could use help at a few positions,..." October 16

  • Five players the Patriots should try to deal for before the NFL trade deadline

    CBS Sports "As the NFL trade deadline draws near on Oct. 29, the New England Patriots have areas that could use some bolstering, despite their undefeated record following Week 6. Specifically, the reigning Super Bowl champs likely need a boost in some way, shape or form when it comes to..." October 16

  • Report: Patriots, 49ers among teams interested in Emmanuel Sanders

    Sportsnaut "The NFL has already seen two blockbuster trades ahead of the Oct. 29 deadline.  It now looks like the league’s two undefeated teams are not resting on their laurels with said deadline approaching.  According to this report from Broncos insider..." October 16

  • Roger Goodell confirms talks on a 17-game season

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL wants an 18-game season. It may end up settling for 17. Commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed for reporters on Wednesday that talks between the NFL and NFL Players Association have occurred regarding an expansion of the regular season from 16 games to 17. And, to no surprise,..." October 16

  • NFL not considering draft lottery

    The Score "The NFL has no interest in overhauling its draft format and introducing a lottery, commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday at the conclusion of the league's fall meeting. With the Miami Dolphins appearing to position themselves to secure the first overall pick in next year's..." October 16

  • Roger Goodell defends officials over lack of successful PI challenges

    The Score "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell isn't too worried about the lack of successful pass interference challenges that has left coaches across the league frazzled. "The thought process was to fix the obvious and clear error," he told reporters Wednesday at the NFL owners..." October 16

  • Six future first-round picks have already been traded

    Pro Football Talk "NFL teams value first-round draft picks, but an increasing number of teams are showing that they’re willing to trade away first-round picks in the future to get a player they want now. In fact, six future first-round draft picks (four in the 2020 NFL draft and two in the 2021..." October 16

  • Patriots kicking the tires on some kickers

    Yahoo! Sports "The Patriots decided on Mike Nugent to replace the injured Stephen Gostkowski, but after two weeks, they’re already looking around. Via Albert Breer of, the Patriots worked out four kickers and a punter Tuesday. " October 16

  • Patriots WR’s N’Keal Harry, Phillip Dorsett return to practice

    Clutch Points "New England Patriots wide receivers N’Keal Harry and Phillip Dorsett returned to practice on Tuesday, per Nora Princiotti of the Boston Globe. Harry is coming off the injured reserve list after dealing with an ankle injury while Dorsett returned from a hamstring injury that kept..." October 15

  • Michael Bennett Says He Was Suspended Over "Philosophical Disagreement"

    The Big Lead "The New England Patriots have suspended defensive lineman Michael Bennett, one of the crucial cogs in their the defense, one week for conduct detrimental to the team. What kind of conduct, you ask? Well, it sounds as if the ol' freshman dorm study lounge debate got a bit..." October 15

  • NFL needs to implement 'sky judge' option for overturning egregious mistakes

    CBS Sports "Monday night felt like a tipping point for the NFL when it comes to officiating issues, with the Lions being robbed of a divisional road victory thanks to multiple blunders in favor of the Packers from Blake Cleteman's crew. No one thinks there were shenanigans at play here, but..." October 15

  • Rob Gronkowski Says He Is Not Coming Back To Patriots

    CBS Boston "There has been a whole lot of speculation about Rob Gronkowski making a comeback. The Patriots could certainly use a play-making tight end, and owner Robert Kraft fanned the comeback flames Thursday night when he said that Gronk has yet to file his retirement papers. Gronk has had fun..." October 15

  • Report: Michael Bennett suspended one week by Patriots

    Sportsnaut "New England Patriots defensive end Michael Bennett has reportedly been suspended one week for conduct detrimental to the team, per Mike Giardi and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. " October 15

  • Antonio Brown takes to Twitter to share ‘Free AB’ message

    BroBible "Antonio Brown made another stop on his roadtrip to obscurity Tuesday morning. The 31-year-old unemployed wide receiver who would repotedly like to get back on a football field for an NFL team sent out a tweet that read “Free AB.” According to ESPN,..." October 15

  • NFL needs someone who can explain, defend, apologize for questionable calls

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to mistakes routinely made by game officials, the NFL is less transparent than construction paper. Fearful of the potential negative impact of admitting what is often obvious, the NFL unreasonably protects officials by never acknowledging their blunders publicly. This..." October 15

  • 10 NFL trades that make too much sense

    Sportsnaut "The NFL trade deadline is quickly approaching. It’s been a more active part of the year since the league moved the deadline back to about mid season. That’s not going to change ahead of Oct. 29. Multiple teams are already out of the playoff picture and are looking to..." October 15

  • Chiefs suddenly in danger of letting Patriots run away with AFC

    Sporting News "The Chiefs fell for the second straight week at home Sunday, a 31-24 loss to the Texans. They also fell to 4-2 on the season — and farther behind the AFC-front-running 6-0 Patriots. So what's wrong with Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City? A lot — enough to think the..." October 15

  • Patriots to add former Giants, Jets tight end Eric Tomlinson to roster

    WCVB "Coach Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are expected to make several roster moves to reinforce the tight end position during this long break between games. According to an early-morning tweet from NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport, the team will sign former New York Giants..." October 15

  • Tom Brady on potential Rob Gronkowski return: I don’t lobby for those things

    Pro Football Talk "While debuting in his new role as a studio analyst last Thursday night, former Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski broached the subject of a return to the playing field. Gronkowski said he would have to be “feeling it big-time” in order to reverse course, but that..." October 14

  • Answering nine questions that could define the NFL season

    ESPN "There's very little settled in the NFL through six weeks. The Patriots are very good, the Dolphins are awful and just about everything in the middle seems to be up for grabs. We've seen teams like the Chiefs, Cowboys and Rams go on losing streaks, while the Panthers and..." October 14

  • How Sam Darnold Feels About Jets Playing Patriots After Win Over Cowboys

    NESN "he New York Jets suddenly have momentum, but a tall task awaits. The Jets picked up their first win of the season Sunday afternoon with an encouraging all-around performance against the Dallas Cowboys. New York appeared energized by the return of Sam Darnold, who completed 23 of 32..." October 14

  • 32 things we learned from Week 6 of the 2019 NFL season

    USA Today "The 32 things we learned from Week 6 of the 2019 NFL season: 1. Shoutout to one of my esteemed former colleagues, Tom Pelissero, who continues doing stellar work for NFL Network ever since leaving USA TODAY Sports. But more important is the redoubtable character of Tom..." October 14

  • Pat McAfee: Al Riveron Is a Terrible Leader and It's Ruining the NFL

    The Big Lead "Pat McAfee, appearing in one of his 45 jobs in a role on Get Up this morning, really lit into NFL SVP of officiating Al Riveron, calling him a terrible leader of men and saying that his incompetence is ruining the game: McAfee has been on this wavelength on his DAZN show,..." October 14

  • Tom Brady Bristles At ‘Bogus’ Julian Edelman Criticism, Calls Wideout One Of NFL’s Best

    NESN "Julian Edelman has played a pivotal role on three Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots teams. He’s the second-most productive pass-catcher in NFL postseason history, behind only the legendary Jerry Rice. And he’s shown no signs of slowing down this season at age 33. Yet in..." October 14

  • Tiki Barber Antonio Brown Will Play In NFL Again ... 'Of Course!'

    TMZ "Tiki Barber says Antonio Brown's NFL career is NOT over ... the Giants legend says there's no way in hell the receiver ain't playing in the NFL again -- despite all of his drama. "He's got skill," Tiki tells TMZ Sports. "Eventually,..." October 14

  • Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs suddenly in danger of letting Patriots run away with AFC

    Sporting News "The Chiefs fell for the second straight week at home with Sunday's 31-24 loss to Houston. With the defeat, they also fell to 4-2 — and further behind the AFC front-running 6-0 Patriots. So what's wrong with Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City? A lot — enough to think..." October 13

  • Patriots Trade Rumors: Tyler Eifert a Potential Target

    Heavy "After six games, the New England Patriots have gotten minimal production out of the tight end and fullback position. Much of that is a result of injuries to both fullbacks James Develin (neck) and Jakob Johnson (shoulder) as well as a complete overhaul at the tight end..." October 13

  • Antonio Brown wants off-field issues resolved, NFL return

    ESPN "Despite saying last month that he wouldn't play in the NFL anymore, wide receiver Antonio Brown wants to resolve his off-field issues so he can get back onto the field soon, sources told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. Sources said Brown hopes to have his playing status..." October 12

  • 30th anniversary of Herschel Walker trade: Counting down NFL's biggest in-season trades

    USA Today "Saturday, Oct. 12 marks the 30th anniversary of the biggest trade to take place during the NFL regular season in the league's 100-season history. In 1989, the Dallas Cowboys shipped their star running back, Herschel Walker, to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for a bounty of players..." October 12

  • 15 key questions for NFL Week 6

    Larry Brown Sports "Week 6 of the NFL sees an exciting matchup between winless teams — we had to, sorry. It compensates, though, by pairing Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes up for what could be a shootout, as well as several divisional battles that could have a key say in who gets a division title and a..." October 12

  • FOX Analyst Debuts One of the Dumbest Patriots Takes Ever After 6-0 Start

    12 Up "It's easy to dislike the New England Patriots. They've continuously won a gross amount of football games every season for about two decades now under the feared duo of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, and they're off to yet another strong start in 2019. They're..." October 12

  • Are NFL Officials Sabotaging the Pass Interference Challenge?

    The Big Lead "When the NFL announced that pass interference calls would be made reviewable, coming off of the backlash of a no-call that cost the Saints a Super Bowl berth, fans breathed a sigh of relief. During the preseason and throughout the first weeks, as numerous missed calls stood up after..." October 12

  • Patriots' Josh Gordon knocked out of TNF with knee injury

    The Score "New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon was forced out of Thursday Night Football against the New York Giants after suffering a knee injury in the second quarter. The team said he was questionable to return, but the wideout began the second half on the..." October 11

  • Daniel Jones: “We came into the game expecting to win”

    Boston "Giants quarterback Daniel Jones entered Thursday night’s game against the Patriots with high hopes. “We came into the game expecting to win,” Jones said after his team’s 35-14 defeat. “We expected to win and we came in..." October 11

  • 2019 Patriots on pace to break 2007 Patriots’ point differential record

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots did what they’ve done all season on Thursday night: They won easily. New England won by 21 on Thursday, following five games that they won by 26, 6, 16, 43 and 30 points. Add it all up and through six games this season, they’ve outscored their opponents by 142..." October 11

  • Patriots were limited to one personnel group in second half due to injuries

    Pro Football Talk "Injuries to tight end Matt LaCosse and fullback Jakob Johnson forced the New England Patriots to use just a single personnel grouping for most of the second half of Thursday night’s win over the New York Giants. “We were down to one (personnel) grouping..." October 11

  • Stephon Gilmore: I like it when QBs come after me

    NESN "Opposing quarterbacks, Stephon Gilmore wants you to throw at him. And this doesn’t seem to be some sort of reverse psychology. The New England Patriots cornerback actually seems to embrace being targeted. Gilmore only allowed one 8-yard catch on six targets from Giants..." October 11

  • Josh Gordon not expected to miss significant time with knee/ankle injury

    Larry Brown Sports "New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon left Thursday night’s game against the New York Giants with an injury that looked like it had the potential to be devastating, but all indications are that it was not nearly as bad as it appeared. Gordon was trying to save a..." October 11

  • Patriots Injuries Are Mounting on Offense and Fans Should Be Concerned

    12 Up "The New England Patriots entered "Thursday Night Football" as heavy favorites against the New York Giants. Aside from the first half comeback by the Giants, the Patriots held on for a 35-14 win to improve to 6-0 on the season. While the win is fine and all for..." October 11

  • Patriots safety Patrick Chung (chest) injured vs. Giants

    Pats Pulpit "The New England Patriots had seven players listed on their injury report heading into their Thursday night game against the New York Giants. Of those seven men, only two — wide receiver Phillip Dorsett and running back Rex Burkhead — were declared..." October 11

  • Darrelle Revis says Stephon Gilmore ‘by far the best corner in the game right now’

    Clutch Points "More and more people are sharing the opinion that New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore is the best cornerback in football right now. Add former NFL cornerback Darrelle Revis to that list. Revis took to Twitter on Thursday night to state that he thinks Gilmore is..." October 11

  • Tom Brady throws INT, loses fumble in same game for first time since November 2017

    Clutch Points "The New England Patriots came away with a 35-14 win over the New York Giants on Thursday night, but Tom Brady still had a couple of turnovers. Brady threw an interception and lost a fumble in the victory, marking the first time the quarterback had done those things..." October 11

  • Patriots safety Devin McCourty recalls Bill Belichick’s advice earlier in his career

    Clutch Points "New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty has been in the NFL for 10 years and has won three Super Bowls, so he has more than enough experience to have extensive knowledge of the game. But early in his career, he needed some guidance just like any other young..." October 11

  • Patriots Place Fullback Jakob Johnson on Injured Reserve

    Heavy "The New England Patriots suffered another blow to their run game during Thursday night’s win over the New York Giants. Fullback Jakob Johnson, who had been filling in admirably for injured fullback James Develin, went down with a shoulder injury in the first half..." October 11

  • Study Reveals NFL Players’ Risk Of Getting CTE Increases 30% Every Season They Play

    BroBible "A new CTE study from neuroscientists at Boston University reveals just how dangerous playing in the NFL really is on the brain. While fans and players talk about the sport as being gladiator-like, given the amount of head and neck injuries that occur due to the constant..." October 11

  • Case for Colin Kaepernick is more like a Hail Mary for out-of-work QB

    USA Today "You can picture Colin Kaepernick dodging tacklers behind the line of scrimmage. His receivers sprinting furiously toward the end zone. His right arm launching the football skyward as the clock winds down. Because it feels like Kaepernick is attempting a..." October 11

  • Should the Patriots Trade for Receiving Help?

    Heavy "During the Thursday night’s game against the New York Giants, the New England Patriots had injuries strike on both sides of the ball. Offensively, already riddled with ailments, the Patriots lost Matt LaCosse temporarily to a knee injury, though he did return But..." October 11

  • Michael Bennett indicates he is frustrated with shrinking role on Patriots

    Larry Brown Sports "The New England Patriots traded a fifth-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles back in March to land Michael Bennett in what looked like it could be one of the best value moves of the offseason, but the veteran defensive end has slowly seen his role decrease through the first six games. He..." October 11

  • Carli Lloyd 'definitely considering' NFL career

    Sporting News "Two-time World Cup winner Carli Lloyd will seriously consider pursuing a future career as an NFL kicker when she retires from soccer. Lloyd, 37, sent social media into a spin when she drilled a series of field goals, including one from 55 yards, while visiting a Philadelphia..." October 11

  • 2019 Defense May Be Bill Belichick's Best Coaching Yet

    Bleacher Report "There are people in the NFL who have spent much of their careers studying everything Bill Belichick does, and they say what he is doing this season with the Patriots defense is unprecedented, even for him. As coaches have prepared to face New England, or..." October 11