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  • NFLPA president prepares players for lockout in 2021

    Michigan Live "The NFL has two years remaining before the current collective bargaining agreement is up, and it appears the league could be headed for a sticking point. Players have had rumblings of the idea this season, particularly with how markets have expanded in other sports. And now, the NFL..." February 15

  • Kyle Van Noy still confused by Rams in Super Bowl LIII: 'They really didn’t do not one wrinkle'

    WEEI Boston "It's been almost two weeks since the Super Bowl and Kyle Van Noy is still stunned by the Rams' gameplan. The Patriots held the No. 2 ranked offense to a Super Bowl-low three points. One of the things that stood out to Van Noy was the Rams and Sean McVay didn't show them..." February 15

  • How does the NFL franchise tag work and how much do players get paid?

    SB Nation "When the NFL offseason heats up, one of the biggest storylines to watch every year is which players get the franchise tag. Teams have a two-week window to apply the one-year tender. Players who get the tag have to either sign their tender or negotiate a long-term contract with their teams..." February 14

  • Tom Brady posts lengthy tribute to trainer Alex Guerrero on Instagram

    NBC Sports Boston "One Instagram post wasn't enough for Tom Brady to show his love for Alex Guerrero. After shouting out his personal trainer and business partner in an Instagram story the day after Super Bowl LIII, the New England Patriots quarterback used Instagram on Wednesday to..." February 14

  • Josh Gordon posts cryptic Patriots comment on Instagram

    Sportress of Blogitude "Josh Gordon is currently seeking inpatient treatment at a facility in Gainesville, Fla., but his recent social media activity suggests he’s thinking about the New England Patriots. The wide receiver, under indefinite suspension for violating the terms of his reinstatement under..." February 13

  • Patriots’ Josh Gordon Seeks Rob Gronkowski’s Approval In New Instagram

    NESN "Josh Gordon’s spike game isn’t nearly as impressive as Rob Gronkowski’s, but it’s not for lack of effort. Back in Week 5, Tom Brady hit Gordon for a 34-yard touchdown strike in the New England Patriots’ victory over the Indianapolis Colts. After..." February 13

  • Report: Steelers won't trade Antonio Brown to Patriots, AFC North

    Sportsnaut "Fans in New England hoping that Tom Brady and Antonio Brown will team up to bring another championship to the Patriots can simmer down a little. On the very same day that Brown officially requested a trade from the Steelers, this report from CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora..." February 13

  • Patriots Re-Sign O-Lineman Brian Schwenke To One-Year Extension

    NESN "The New England Patriots on Wednesday re-signed offensive lineman Brian Schwenke, according to a report from ESPN’s Field Yates. Schwenke’s new contract is a one-year deal worth $895,000, per Yates’ source. The 27-year-old was set to hit free agency when..." February 13

  • Tom Brady Once Went Out of His Way to Remind Jerry Rice That Julian Edelman Dated His Daughter

    12 Up "When you're Tom Brady and you're considered quite possibly the greatest quarterback in the history of the NFL, you can make comments targeting another NFL legend like Jerry Rice and get away with it. He did grow up a Niners fan, after all. As it turns..." February 13

  • Tom Brady makes it clear he is already chasing his seventh ring

    Larry Brown Sports "Tom Brady has not even had two full weeks to enjoy his sixth Super Bowl championship, and the legendary quarterback is already chasing his seventh. Brady has famously said throughout his Hall of Fame career that his favorite championship ring is “the next one,” and his..." February 12

  • Should Patriots be interested in Demaryius Thomas? No . . . and yes

    NBC Sports Boston "The Patriots' depth chart at receiver for 2019 is one Super Bowl MVP away from potentially being confused for that of an AAF franchise. Julian Edelman will be in the final year of his contract next season. Joining him, at the moment, are 2018 sixth-round pick Braxton Berrios, as..." February 12

  • NFL Rumors: Patriots Expected To Add Michael Lombardi’s Son As Coach

    NESN "The New England Patriots reportedly will restock their depleted coaching staff with a familiar name. The Patriots are expected to hire Mick Lombardi, ESPN’s Mike Reiss reported Monday. As Bill..." February 11

  • Edelman won't detail 2018 suspension, says 'people don't know what happened'

    The Score "New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman - who was suspended for the first four games of the 2018 season after violating the NFL's policy against performance-enhancing drugs - insists there's more to the four-game ban than meets the eye, but he refuses to discuss..." February 11

  • Should Patriots make outside-the-box choice in Kyler Murray?

    NBC Sports Boston "About a week after Julian Edelman accepted his Super Bowl LIII MVP trophy from commissioner Roger Goodell, another college quarterback took center stage. On social media, at least.  Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, the 2018 recipient of the Heisman Trophy, announced on Twitter..." February 11

  • Patriots’ Josh Gordon To Receive Super Bowl Ring Despite Suspension

    NESN "Josh Gordon had zero impact on Super Bowl LIII, but the star receiver still was a major reason why the New England Patriots made it to Atlanta in the first place. And for those contributions, Gordon is being rewarded. Gordon, who remains in rehab while serving his..." February 11

  • Report: Patriots hosting NFL opener not a guarantee

    247 Sports "Under normal circumstances you could write it in ink that the Super Bowl LIII champion Patriots would be hosting the NFL opener on a Thursday night in September next year. The 2019 season, however, may be changing that. Because the NFL is celebrating it's 100th season, the..." February 11

  • New Hall of Fame member Ty Law enjoyed a dream week

    Boston Globe "On the other end of the line Thursday afternoon was Ty Law — excuse me, Pro Football Hall of Famer Ty Law. “It’s got a nice little ring to it, huh?” Law said. “To be honest, it still hasn’t sunk in like that yet. I’m a little under the weather..." February 10

  • Should Patriots’ defense have been named Super Bowl MVP?

    Pro Football Talk "Much has been said and written in the past week regarding the decision by 16 sportswriters to make Patriots receiver Julian Edelman the MVP of Super Bowl LIII. One of those 16 voters, Mike Reiss of, has an idea that perhaps should have been the right answer: The entire Patriots..." February 10

  • Patriots unlikely to place franchise tag on LT Trent Brown

    Larry Brown Sports "The New England Patriots acquired offensive lineman Trent Brown in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers prior to the season, and the former Florida star ended up playing a massive role for the Super Bowl champions as Tom Brady’s left tackle. But how much are the Patriots willing to spend..." February 10

  • Patrick Chung says his surgery went well

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots safety Patrick Chung is in good spirits after surgery to repair his badly broken arm. Chung posted a video on Instagram in which he started by saying, “Surgery is good, fellows.” Chung then waved his surgically repaired arm up and down in its sling while..." February 09

  • Patriots defensive line coach Brendan Daly to join Chiefs coaching staff

    Boston Globe "The Patriots will be losing another key member of the coaching staff as defensive line coach Brendan Daly, who will join Andy Reid’s staff in Kansas City. Daly, who has been with the Patriots since 2014 and the defensive line coach since 2015, will assume a similar position with..." February 09

  • Brady's message to Father Time: 'Just take the L'

    Bleacher Report "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady seems unstoppable after leading the Pats to a win over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII. Not even Father Time has been able to get the better of him. On Friday, Brady posted video of his Super Bowl celebration on Instagram with this..." February 09

  • Rams Assistant Coach Called Tom Brady "A F---ing Pretty Boy" Before Super Bowl

    The Big Lead "NFL Films mic’d up every remotely important person during Super Bowl LIII to capture the mood through sound. The result is an excellent 41-minute video. New England Patriots fans can cherish it forever. Los Angeles Rams fans … not so much. But one has to feel particularly..." February 09

  • Tom Brady Dodges White House Visit Question

    TMZ "Tom Brady's not giving up any clues as to whether he'll visit President Trump at the White House with his teammates ... not any verbal clues, anyway. A reporter from NBC asked Brady point blank Thursday morning if he plans to go to DC. Tom paused, looked at the crowd..." February 08

  • Josh Gordon, Martavis Bryant May Apply For Reinstatement By May

    Pro Football Rumors "Suspended NFL wideouts Josh Gordon and Martavis Bryant may be able to apply for reinstatement by May, according to Tom Pelissero of (Twitter link). Both Gordon and Bryant are suspended — not banished — from the NFL, which, as Pelissero note,s in..." February 08

  • Kyle Van Noy (finally) confronts Max Kellerman over Patriots hot takes

    NBC Sports Boston "The feature fight between Kyle Van Noy and Max Kellerman finally came Thursday, and it lived up to its billing. First, some background: Van Noy has taken the New England Patriots' critics to task this season, most notably Kellerman, who still stands by his take that Tom..." February 08

  • Gronk Says He Was Hit In Face With Beer Can During Super Bowl Parade

    CBS Boston "Rob Gronkowski said a Super Bowl parade through Boston is the best experience anyone can go through. Unfortunately, it’s also become a somewhat painful one. During his appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night, the Patriots tight end revealed..." February 07

  • Patriots S Patrick Chung Undergoing Forearm & Shoulder Surgeries

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports that Patriots S Patrick Chung is scheduled to undergo surgery for his broken forearm on Thursday. According to Howe, Chung will wait about three weeks before having shoulder surgery to clean up an issue he played through for the most of..." February 06

  • Duron Harmon fires back at Eagles' Lane Johnson during Patriots' Super Bowl parade: 'I’m having fun'

    CBS Sports "Duron Harmon has played for the Patriots since his NFL career began back in 2013, which means he's now won three championships and participated in four Super Bowls, and he wants Eagles offensive lineman Lane Johnson to know that winning three championships in six seasons is actually pretty..." February 06

  • Julian Edelman should give his Super Bowl 53 MVP award to the Patriots OL

    SB Nation "Julian Edelman won the Super Bowl 53 MVP award. He had 10 catches for 141 yards but no touchdowns against the Rams. He had the best individual performance on Sunday. I understand why he was named MVP. However, if I had a vote, I’d give the MVP to..." February 06

  • Dolphins hire former Patriots WR coach Chad O'Shea as OC

    247 Sports "The Patriots not only lost their de facto defensive coordinator in Brian Flores to the Dolphins, but now they'll be in the market for a new wide receivers coach as Chad O'Shea has officially signed on to Miami's next offensive coordinator.  This..." February 06

  • How Tom Brady convinced Bill Belichick to kick late Super Bowl field goal

    NBC Sports Boston "Of all the fascinating exchanges Showtime's microphones picked up in the Super Bowl LIII, this may be the most interesting. The New England Patriots had the ball on the Los Angeles Rams' 24-yard line with 1:16 remaining in the fourth quarter. With a 10-3 lead, head..." February 06

  • Patriots will name Greg Schiano as their new defensive coordinator

    Boston Globe "The Patriots will name Greg Schiano as their new defensive coordinator imminently, a league source confirmed Wednesday. Schiano replaces Brian Flores, the team’s defensive player caller for the 2018 season, who left the day after New England’s 13-3 victory over the Rams in..." February 06

  • Here's how Patriots ran exact same play three straight times to score only TD, win the Super Bowl

    CBS Sports "There was not much offense in the Patriots 13-3 Super Bowl LIII win over the Rams on Sunday afternoon. People on Twitter complained -- show up on Twitter giving out free TVs and people would complain they're not 4K or something -- but the reality is the game was a defensive chess-master..." February 05

  • Patriots sign eight, including QB Danny Etling

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots are on to 2019. And they’re taking most of their practice squad with them. Via Mike Reiss of, the Patriots signed eight members of their practice squad to future contracts for the coming year, including quarterback Danny Etling. Etling, their..." February 05

  • Bill Belichick tells Tom Brady and Julian Edelman 'we'll be back too' after Super Bowl win

    CBS Sports "It seems safe to assume that most people outside of New England are pretty tired of seeing the Patriots in the Super Bowl by now, but it doesn't appear the Pats are ready to relent just yet. Immediately after their latest Super Bowl victory -- a 13-3 win over the Rams in Super..." February 05

  • Patriots' defensive players received no Super Bowl MVP votes

    The Score "The New England Patriots completely shut down the Los Angeles Rams in their 13-3 victory in Super Bowl LIII, but it appears their standout defenders were overlooked. None of the Patriots' defensive players received a single vote for Super Bowl MVP, despite neutralizing the..." February 05

  • This Stat Proves Julian Edelman's Hall of Fame Case is an Absolute Joke

    12 Up "You win the Super Bowl MVP and everyone starts talking about you. Julian Edelman, who took home the hardware following his brilliant 10-reception game in the Super Bowl win, already has people calling for him to get Hall of Fame..." February 05

  • Tom Brady: G.O.A.T. moniker 'makes me cringe' "Note to New England Patriots fans, television persons and the world entire: stop calling Tom Brady the G.O.A.T. It's not that this writer doesn't like it, or that it's an overused, made-for-First Take acronym, or that the connotation of..." February 05

  • Rob Gronkowski can walk away from football as a champion. He should.

    SB Nation "After an uneventful Super Bowl, it was a nice surprise to check Rob Gronkowski’s stats and see how well he played. He finished with six catches for 87 yards, behind Julian Edelman as the most productive receiver for the Patriots, and has now had more catches in..." February 05

  • NFL Rumors: Greg Schiano to meet with Patriots this week, "finalize" role

    NBC Sports Boston "Did you really think Bill Belichick was going to take a full week off? The New England Patriots head coach just won his sixth Super Bowl title in 18 years by defeating the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl LIII. But there's more work to be done: His de facto defensive..." February 05

  • Julian Edelman isn’t a Hall of Famer, yet

    Pro Football Talk "The misguided takes began to flow not long after the MVP of Super Bowl LIII was named. Julian Edelman . . . Hall of Famer? No. No. And no. Look, Edelman has played a key role in three Super Bowl championships for the Patriots. But the key word is role. He’s a role..." February 04

  • McCourty brothers likely to skip potential White House visit

    The Score "New England Patriots defensive backs Devin and Jason McCourty will likely skip a visit to the White House if the team is invited for a customary champions' visit, according to Jimmy Golen of the Associated Press. Devin, who won his third Super Bowl on Sunday, told the Associated..." February 04

  • Rob Gronkowski hints he will be back with Patriots in 2019?

    Larry Brown Sports "Like he did a year ago, Rob Gronkowski is once again openly contemplating retirement after another hard-fought battle in the Super Bowl. But even with the New England Patriots coming out on top this time, it does not sound like a guarantee that the star tight end will be calling it a..." February 04

  • Amari Cooper: I don’t want to play with Tom Brady; I want to beat him

    Sports Day "While promoting a new Gatorade product, Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper took part in several interviews last week on Super Bowl radio row in Atlanta. Some of the highlights of his various interviews included talking about his future in Dallas, his personal goals and why he..." February 04

  • Jason McCourty: From 0-16 to Super Bowl champion

    Newark Star-Ledger "It must have been a mistake. After nine long years of losing to start his NFL career, Jason McCourty wasn’t wearing the Super Bowl LIII champions hat that those close to him will expect to see glued to his bald head until training camp opens. Except McCourty wanted it..." February 04

  • Super Bowl champion Patriots could reportedly miss out on playing in NFL’s 2019 regular-season opener

    CBS Sports "The NFL's tradition of having the defending Super Bowl champion host a Thursday night home game to open the following season could be taking a one-year hiatus in 2019.  According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune and long-time NFL reporter Ed Werder,..." February 04

  • Super Bowl gambler reportedly turns $250 into $100K after making wild bet on total points Rams would score

    CBS Sports "Although a lot of people picked the Rams to lose in Super Bowl LIII, no one really predicted that their offense would completely crash and burn against the Patriots. Actually, I take that back, there was at least one person who saw it coming, and he's now $100,000 richer.  A..." February 04

  • Super Bowl LIII draws lowest overnight rating for a Super Bowl since 2009

    Awful Announcing "The run of improving ratings for the National Football League may come to an end at the worst possible time. Austin Karp of Sports Business Journal tweeted that last night’s Patriots-Rams “thriller” registered a 44.9 overnight rating for CBS, the lowest..." February 04