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  • Rob Gronkowski makes donation to Buffalo children’s hospital

    USA Today "Buffalo fans relentlessly booed him whenever they got the chance. Now officially retired from the game of professional football, former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is giving back to the community that helped shape him into the person he is today. The..." June 19

  • NFL has no update on Josh Gordon’s possible reinstatement

    Pro Football Talk "Video of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throwing with wide receiver Josh Gordon on Wednesday served as a reminder that Gordon’s rights remain with New England and that there have been reports indicating he could return to the team this season. There’s been no word of any..." June 19

  • Colts Letting Exec Leave for Promotion Proves Patriots Are a Joke

    12 Up "While it was tough to see a respected personnel man go, Indianapolis Colts GM Chris Ballard allowed VP of player personnel Rex Hogan to bolt in favor of an assistant GM job with the New York Jets. While the Colts lost an important voice in the room, Ballard did the classy thing of letting Hogan..." June 19

  • Tom Brady appears to work out with Josh Gordon based on Instagram photos

    WEEI Boston "Josh Gordon remains suspended indefinitely from the NFL, but based on Tom Brady's Instagram feed, it seems the wide receiver is working out with the Patriots quarterback. If he does get reinstated, Gordon would be on the Patriots roster, so perhaps Brady and the Patriots..." June 19

  • NFL rumors: Is DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket heading to streaming service? Amazon, ESPN, DAZN in the mix?

    Newark Star-Ledger "There could be some major changes coming with the NFL’s extremely popular Sunday Ticket package with DirecTV. It could be heading to streaming, per Awful Announcing, with some candidates to take it on..." June 19

  • Four Former NFL Stars We Actually Wish Were Coming Out of Retirement

    12 Up "Brett Favre sent shockwaves throughout the football world on Tuesday, as a post from his official Instagram account revealed that the Hall of Fame quarterback would return for the 2020 season. Well, that wasn't the case, as the post was subsequently deleted, with..." June 19

  • Tom Brady led NFL in royalties last season with 'staggering' number

    NBC Sports Boston "Tom Brady is far from the NFL's highest-paid quarterback. But he has other means to make a decent living. The New England Patriots quarterback took home $2.35 million in "group licensing" endorsements last season, defined by the NFL Players' Association as earnings..." June 18

  • Three years later, Chandler Jones still plays with chip on shoulder from Patriots trade

    USA Today "Bill Belichick made an impression on Chandler Jones. The Arizona Cardinals defensive end still lives in fear after the New England Patriots traded him in 2016 — even after three seasons and 41 sacks with Arizona. “I feel like at any time I can be traded,”..." June 18

  • Nick Caserio wants to leave Patriots, join Texans

    The Score "The Houston Texans are no longer pursuing Nick Caserio for their general manager vacancy, but the New England Patriots' director of player personnel could still be destined for the AFC South team. Caserio wants out of New England and remains interested in joining the Texans as..." June 17

  • Every NFL Team's Biggest Red Flag Heading into 2019 Season

    Bleacher Report "With the 2019 NFL draft and the bulk of free agency now in the past, the time for plugging major holes has passed. There are still some quality free agents floating around—and the trade market is still open—but most of the big moves that will be made this offseason have..." June 17

  • Which NFL team can finally win its first Super Bowl this season?

    SB Nation "2019 is the year of the first-timer. The St. Louis Blues won their first Stanley Cup. The Toronto Raptors won their first NBA title. And, not long after the NFL’s regular season comes to an end, the Cleveland Browns will win their first Super Bowl. Or..." June 17

  • Which NFL team could become the next Patriots-style dynasty? Here are the most likely candidates

    CBS Sports "The New England Patriots have won six Super Bowls since the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick era began in 2001, and it only gets more head-spinning from there. Eighteen consecutive seasons with an above-.500 record? Check. More playoff wins for Brady than all but four other franchises in..." June 17

  • Kyle Rudolph says there was never 'any real opportunity' with Patriots

    NBC Sports Boston "Before Kyle Rudolph agreed to a contract extension with the Minnesota Vikings on June 10, many believed he'd wind up with the New England Patriots. The Patriots needed someone to fill Rob Gronkowski's massive shoes at tight end, after all, and Rudolph played his..." June 17

  • Three details we now know about Nick Caserio’s contract with the Patriots

    Pats Pulpit "On Friday, the Houston Texans dropped their pursuit of New England Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio. The story up to that point was filled with considerable intrigue, of course: the Texans parted ways with general manager Brian Gaine one week earlier,..." June 17

  • Nick Caserio Prepared To Leave Patriots

    Pro Football Rumors "The tug-of-war that the Patriots and Texans engaged in over the past week or so ended with Houston in the mud and New England holding the prize, director of player personnel Nick Caserio. There are a number of theories as to why the Texans agreed to stop their pursuit of Caserio, but..." June 16

  • Chris Hogan sees common traits in Tom Brady and Cam Newton

    ESPN "Chris Hogan knows a thing or two about what it takes to reach the Super Bowl, having gone the past three seasons with the New England Patriots. The 31-year-old wide receiver believes his new team, the Carolina Panthers, has the talent to get there -- this season. “Oh,..." June 16

  • Tom Brady sounds like he's on board with the NFL potentially expanding the regular season to 18 games

    CBS Sports "The idea of expanding the NFL regular season by two games has been a hot button issue in the league over the past few years. Although most players seem to be against the move, there's at least one player out there who sounds like he'd be in favor of that move, and yup, you guessed it,..." June 15

  • Can Patriots salvage their relationship with Nick Caserio?

    Pro Football Talk "By all accounts, the Texans wanted Nick Caserio and Nick Caserio wanted the Texans. Now that the Texans have agreed to abandon their pursuit of Caserio, the question becomes whether he wants to stay with the Patriots. Contractually, he has no choice. But if he decided that he wants to..." June 15

  • The Texans are really bad at trying to be the Patriots

    SB Nation "Everyone knows that the New England Patriots have been the epitome of greatness in the NFL over the past 20 years. Nine Super Bowl appearances, six Super Bowl wins, 16 division titles — every team would love to be able to replicate New England’s..." June 14

  • Texans give up Nick Caserio pursuit; Patriots drop tampering charge

    Larry Brown Sports "The Houston Texans and New England Patriots seem to have settled the Nick Caserio matter in an outcome that will not be too satisfying for Houston. The Texans are dropping their pursuit of Caserio for their GM vacancy, while the Patriots have dropped their tampering charge against..." June 14

  • Patriots’ trade for Lions TE Michael Roberts voided; Roberts waived by Detroit

    Mass Live "The Detroit Lions announced Friday third-year tight end Michael Roberts, who was traded to New England on Thursday, has reverted back to the team’s roster and been waived. The two-line release cited only “trade conditions" for the sudden change. According to The..." June 14

  • Patriots, Texans Could Ultimately Agree To Deal For Nick Caserio?

    Pro Football Rumors "The Patriots on Wednesday filed tampering charges against the Texans, who are pursuing New England director of player personnel Nick Caserio for their open general manager position. Speculation arose that the Patriots could accept draft pick compensation in..." June 13

  • Texans not backing off pursuit of Patriots' Nick Caserio despite tampering charge

    Yardbarker "The Houston Texans are trying to hire New England Patriots Director of Player Personnel Nick Caserio to be their next general manager, and they are not going to be intimidated by their AFC rival filing tampering charges. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the Texans are..." June 13

  • Detroit Lions trading TE Michael Roberts to New England Patriots

    Detroit News "The overhaul of the Detroit Lions' tight end room is complete. According to a league source, the team is trading Michael Roberts to the New England Patriots for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2020.  Roberts was the remaining holdover from last year's..." June 13

  • Patriots Want To Keep Nick Caserio

    Pro Football Rumors "The Texans want to interview Nick Caserio for their GM position, but the Patriots want to keep him, Ian Rapoport of (on Twitter) hears. For now, things remain in a holding pattern as the Patriots try to figure out how they can hold on to the valuable..." June 12

  • Bill Belichick shot Kyle Van Noy in face during paintball outing

    The Score "New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick canceled the team's final two days of organized team activities this week, taking his players to a paintball field instead. It turned out to be a painful activity for linebacker Kyle Van Noy, who revealed Tuesday during a Twitch..." June 12

  • Patriots Accuse Texans Of Tampering "Houston's search for a new general manager has hit a legal snag. The New England Patriots have filed tampering charges against the Texans related to their attempted GM hire of Pats director of player personnel Nick Caserio, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. ESPN..." June 12

  • Tom Brady, other players may be in favor of an 18-game season

    NBC Sports Boston "During the last CBA negotiation between NFL owners and the NFLPA, players almost unanimously panned the idea of an 18-game regular season. But with the agreement struck in July of 2011 set to expire after the 2020 season, the idea of lengthening the season is poking its head out..." June 12

  • Patriots RB Sony Michel Underwent Knee Scope, Should Be Back For Camp

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Jeff Howe, Patriots RB Sony Michel missed spring OTA’s and minicamp because of a knee scope.  Howe says Michel is expected to be back and ready for training camp.  Michel has had issues with his knee dating back to his time in..." June 12

  • 5 NFL players who might FINALLY break out in their 4th season

    SB Nation "This week, we’re looking back at the 2016 NFL Draft. You can also check out our rankings of the top 10 players and the 15 quarterbacks who were drafted that year. The 2016 NFL Draft has produced a lot of stars. That class gave the NFL three..." June 12

  • Here's the hefty fine an NFL player can be hit with for skipping mandatory minicamp

    CBS Sports "Most NFL players don't get paid during the offseason, but they can definitely be fined, and several players around the league are going to find that out the hard way this week.  After two months of offseason training activities (OTAs), most teams around the NFLare..." June 11

  • Julian Edelman the mentor: Super Bowl MVP helps N'Keal Harry

    ESPN "Edelman the mentor: Wide receiver Julian Edelman reflected on the first two years of his career during this week's mandatory minicamp, and shared how veteran running back Fred Taylor would impart wisdom while they drove from the team hotel to Gillette Stadium in Taylor's Range Rover...." June 10

  • Tom Brady will miss Rob Gronkowski even when not throwing to him

    Pro Football Talk "Rob Gronkowski was perhaps the greatest receiving tight end in NFL history, and the Patriots will miss him now that he’s retired. But even when he wasn’t running a route, Gronk was an integral part of the Patriots’ passing game. Gronkowski was also a great pass..." June 10

  • Adam Schefter: Don’t expect Patriots to trade for Kyle Rudolph

    Daily Norseman "With the trade rumors that are currently surrounding Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph, one of the more frequently mentioned potential destinations has been the New England Patriots. With the retirement of Rob Gronkowski this offseason, it seemed logical..." June 10

  • Tom Brady’s final contract more a curiosity than a controversy

    NBC Sports Boston "With Bill Belichick telling his team “Smell ya later!” on Monday, the Patriots are entering an approximately 30-day stretch of quiet season. When they get back, a primary piece of business to attend to will be Tom Brady’s contract, which expires in early..." June 10

  • Each NFL team’s backup quarterback right now, ranked by tier

    SB Nation "Quarterback is the most important position in the NFL. So what happens when the centerpiece of one team’s offense gets carted off to the locker room and relinquishes his claim at the top of the depth chart? Then it’s time for Plan B — and for some teams, that’s..." June 10

  • New England Patriots Nick Caserio Favorite for Texans GM Vacancy

    Football Maven "New England Patriots Nick Caserio Favorite to land Houston Texans General Manager Vacancy. The Houston Texans are moving into full speed ahead in the general manager search and just two days after parting ways with general manager Brian Gaine. The Texans are now working to land New..." June 10

  • Patriots Cancel Final Two OTAs, Won’t Practice Again Until Training Camp

    NESN "The New England Patriots are getting an early start on their summer vacation. The team announced Monday morning it had canceled its final two organized team activities — practices that had been scheduled for Monday and Tuesday. Patriots players still will..." June 10

  • Rob Gronkowski says newest Patriots’ ring is ‘biggest, baddest one’

    Clutch Points "The New England Patriots won their sixth Super Bowl in their franchise’s history in 2018. Recently, the team received their Super Bowl rings and this year’s looks better than the others according to some. Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement from the NFL this offseason..." June 09

  • Will the Patriots be in the Super Bowl again in 2020?

    Sportsnaut "With another football season upon us, the New England Patriots are once again one of the top teams in the NFL. Since 2011, the Pats have played in every AFC championship, winning six of them, including three straight wins. They have become one of the best dynasties in all of sports and that..." June 08

  • Texans will pursue Patriots’ Nick Caserio for GM job

    NBC Sports Boston "Is a Bill O'Brien-Nick Caserio reunion in the works? After parting ways with general manager Brian Gaine on Friday, the Texans will pursue the Patriots' director of player personnel to take his place per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. That is, of course, if the..." June 08

  • Josh Gordon gets his Super Bowl ring

    Pro Football Talk "Receiver Josh Gordon has been through plenty since arriving in the NFL nearly seven years ago via round two of the supplemental draft. While he still has plenty of hoops through which to jump in order to return to the NFL, he now has the one thing that all NFL players aspire to..." June 07

  • Patriots RB Sony Michel Hasn't Practiced Since May 20

    12 Up "New England Patriots running back Sony Michel, who was essential to the team's Super Bowl victory over the Los Angeles Rams, seems to be having a prolonged offseason. The star rusher hasn't practiced since May 20, which is perhaps raising concerns among Pats fans, especially..." June 07

  • Stephon Gilmore feeling no pressure for encore to 2018

    Pro Football Talk "No cornerback had a better year than Stephon Gilmore did. He earned All-Pro honors for the first time and, for the second time, received Pro Bowl recognition. Even better, Gilmore won a Super Bowl ring with the Patriots. Gilmore, who is entering his eighth season, said he..." June 07

  • Tom Brady Clearly Trolls All the Haters in Response to Julian Edelman's Tweet to Recreate MJ Picture

    12 Up "On Thursday, Robert Kraft hosted the New England Patriots at his home to celebrate their Super Bowl LIII victory and hand out the team's championship rings. While winning rings is nothing new to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, as he now has six of them, there was something very special..." June 07

  • Bill Belichick says ‘nice job’ to Gronk over dented Lombardi Trophy

    Sportress of Blogitude "Rob Gronkowski infamously dented the New England Patriots’ latest Lombardi Trophy earlier this year with some ill-advised antics, and Bill Belichick showcased his usually hidden sense of humor by jokingly giving the retired superstar some grief over it at a recent team..." June 07

  • Patriots didn't fix dent Rob Gronkowski put on Lombardi Trophy "The New England Patriots celebrated their Super Bowl LIII victory Thursday night, receiving their rings and reveling in the franchise's sixth title. One revelation from the event: The team didn't fix the Lombardi Trophy that newly retired tight end Rob Gronkowski dented by..." June 07

  • Patriots will end 2010-2019 with the best record of any NFL team in any decade

    Pro Football Talk "To say the Patriots are a dominant team is an understatement. In 2019 they’ll wrap up the most dominant decade in NFL history. In the decade of 2010 to 2018, the Patriots are 129-37, a winning percentage of .777. As noted by Rene Bugner, New England could go 3-13 in 2019 and..." June 07

  • Patriots receive Super Bowl rings, largest ever

    Mass Live "Since the dawn of the offseason, the Patriots have insisted they are on to 2019. That is except for one night. Players, coaches and executives from New England’s 2018 team convened at the house of owner Robert Kraft on Thursday night to receive their Super Bowl rings...." June 07

  • Tom Brady doles out mixed messages amid 'Tom Terrific' flap

    USA Today "For a man who has yet to throw his first official interception of the NFL's 100th season, Tom Brady sure had a lot of explaining to do as he held court Thursday at the end of the Patriots' minicamp. Given the history of previous dust-ups, at least he wasn’t in..." June 06