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  • Amazon, Disney in play for Sunday Ticket

    Pro Football Talk "Before the next wave of TV deals will be negotiated, the NFL will surely be doing its biggest deal yet in the environment where much of what used to be viewed on TV is now being consumed. Via, the NFL could move its out-of-market streaming rights to Amazon or Disney...." April 22

  • Robert Kraft's Nude Spa Video Reportedly Being Shopped to Multiple Media Outlets

    12 Up "A Florida judge barred the release of video showing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft receiving sexual favors at a massage parlor in Jupiter. Despite the decision being made on Wednesday night, there are still threats of the video eventually being circulated. According to The..." April 20

  • Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore says Demaryius Thomas is a ‘great player’

    WEEI Boston "The Patriots' wide receiver depth chart got a boost this week when the team signed veteran Demaryius Thomas. While he's coming off a torn Achilles suffered last December, the 31-year-old still has the potential to help the team whenever he in fact can make it onto the..." April 19

  • Brandon Bolden surprised, but happy to be home with Patriots

    Providence Journal "For six years, Bill Belichick was inside Brandon Bolden’s head. It makes sense. After all, that was all the running back knew. After making the Patriots roster as an undrafted free agent in 2012, Bolden carved out a nice role for himself as a backup and core special teamer. He..." April 19

  • ESPN thinks Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham would be a solid fit for Patriots

    Clutch Points "The New England Patriots have Tom Brady but he isn’t going to play forever, and the team needs to start about who will replace him when he decides to hang up his cleats. Matt Bowen of ESPN thinks that Auburn Tigers quarterback Jarrett Stidham is the perfect candidate to take..." April 19

  • People close to Kraft in disbelief he hasn’t taken plea deal

    Larry Brown Sports "Robert Kraft is determined to beat the solicitation of prostitution charges against him, and there are apparently even some people in the New England Patriots owner’s inner circle who believe he is dragging the case out too long. Despite prosecutors having video evidence that..." April 19

  • Lawyers claim someone is trying to sell the Kraft video

    CNN "Someone is attempting to sell the video that allegedly shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft during a prostitution sting at a Florida day spa, a court motion says. The motion filed Thursday by attorneys representing the two women accused of running the Jupiter spa that Kraft..." April 19

  • Rob Gronkowski is apparently blogging now

    Sportress of Blogitude "There has been plenty of speculation about what Rob Gronkowski will do now that his NFL career is over and done. Gronk has long had an affinity and interest in professional wrestling, so it would not come as surprise if he attempted to make a splash in the world of “sports..." April 19

  • It Would Be Astonishing If Bill Belichick Really Does What Colin Cowherd Is Speculating

    The Big Lead "We’re quickly approaching the NFL draft and rumors, musings, and gut feelings are spreading like wildfire throughout the internet. Some are interesting, some are not, and some will astound us. Colin Cowherd’s most recent suggestion falls into that last category. As Cowherd..." April 19

  • Josh Rosen likely to wind up with one of these three teams?

    Yardbarker "The Josh Rosen sweepstakes could be down to three teams if and when the Arizona Cardinals decide to part ways with him, and all three have starting quarterbacks in place for 2019 and potentially beyond. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk said on WEEI’s “Mut & Callahan..." April 19

  • Stephon Gilmore: We’re coaching each other up right now

    Mass Live "Stephon Gilmore says he doesn’t know whom his position coach will be for the 2019 season. He can only rule out one person. Himself. “No, I can’t (coach) yet,” he said Thursday after the team’s fourth day of offseason workouts. “We’ve..." April 19

  • Patriots don't have plans to fix dented Lombardi Trophy

    247 Sports "Rob Gronkowski made an ever lasting mark on the New England Patriots franchise, especially during their latest Super Bowl run. No, we're not talking about the tight end's clutch 29-yard reception to setup the game's lone touchdown in the fourth quarter to..." April 19

  • Stephon Gilmore Seems Unfazed By Patriots’ Defensive Coaching Turnover

    NESN "You’re not alone in wondering who will coach the New England Patriots’ defensive position groups in 2019. Even the players are in the dark after linebackers coach Brian Flores, defensive line coach Brendan Daly and cornerbacks coach Josh Boyer left the organization this..." April 18

  • Robert Kraft Naked Spa Video Being Shopped Around as Judge Halts Public Release of Tape

    The Blast "Robert Kraft is fighting Florida prosecutors after they announced an intention to release video featuring the New England Patriots owner receiving sexual services, but the footage is already being shopped to multiple media outlets. The Blast was recently contacted by a party who..." April 18

  • NFLPA president: Voluntary means voluntary

    Pro Football Talk "Jaguars executive V.P. of football operations Tom Coughlin say that all players should be present for voluntary offseason workouts. The president of the NFL Players Association says that voluntary doesn’t mean what Coughlin apparently thinks it means. “Our CBA..." April 18

  • People close to Robert Kraft can't believe he hasn't taken plea agreement

    WEEI Boston "Wednesday was an eventful day in the Robert Kraft case as prosecutors said in court papers it is obligated under Florida law to provide the Kraft video to the public, but then his team fought back and immediately filed a motion to block it until there's a..." April 18

  • NFL 2019 schedule release: Browns get 4 prime-time slots

    The Score "The NFL released its 2019 schedule on Wednesday and the 17-week slate features a number of juicy matchups. The Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers kick things off Thursday, Sept. 5 and the New England Patriots open their title defense against..." April 18

  • Rob Gronkowski dents Lombardi Trophy with bunt "This is why Rob Gronkowski can't have nice things. The affable and lovable New England Patriots tight end has retired, but he most certainly has left a mark with the Patriots and, it turns out, the Lombardi Trophy. In a video tweeted out by..." April 17

  • Judge temporarily halts release of Kraft tape

    The Jerusalem Post "A Florida judge issued a temporary protective order Wednesday halting the impending release of videos allegedly showing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft soliciting prostitution at a massage parlor. Judge Joseph Marx scheduled a hearing for April 29 to rule on whether police..." April 17

  • Patriots to host Steelers in SNF opener

    Boston Herald "For the second time in five years, the New England Patriots will raise a Super Bowl banner at Gillette Stadium in front of the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers. The Pats will open the 2019 season on Sunday night against their longtime rivals from the AFC North, a source..." April 17

  • Adam Gase sets an early ambitious goal for the Jets: Overtake the Patriots in the AFC East

    CBS Sports "By every important measure, the Patriots will once again enter the upcoming season as the best team in the AFC East -- and it's not even particularly close. They've got the best coach and quarterback, they've been to three straight Super Bowls (winning two of them), and they've..." April 17

  • Robert Kraft Video From Florida Spa Will Be Released, Prosecutors Say

    CBS Boston "Videos allegedly showing Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other men engaging in sex acts at a Florida massage parlor will be released soon, unless a judge tells them otherwise, prosecutors said in a new court filing Wednesday. Kraft is facing prostitution charges following a..." April 17

  • Robert Kraft Calls Out Prosecutors for Concealing Info About Spa Videos

    TMZ "Patriots owner Robert Kraft isn't buying what prosecutors are selling when it comes to the video police secretly recorded inside the Orchids of Asia Day Spa -- and ultimately it could determine if the video is ever released to the public. Kraft filed a request for..." April 17

  • NFL Rumors: Here Are Details Of Demaryius Thomas’ Patriots Contract

    NESN "After Demaryius Thomas signed with the New England Patriots on Tuesday, it was reported his contract with the team was a one-year deal worth up to $6 million. As expected, the vast majority of that $6 million will need to be earned through incentives. Thomas, who..." April 17

  • Patriots Sign WR Demaryius Thomas; Re-Sign DB Jonathan Jones "The New England Patriots announced that they have signed free agent WR Demaryius Thomas and re-signed restricted free agent DB Jonathan Jones. Terms of the contracts were not announced. Thomas, 31, is a veteran of nine NFL seasons with the Denver Broncos (2010-18) and the Houston..." April 16

  • Quarterback market has exploded in less than two years

    Pro Football Talk "From 2013 through 2016, the quarterback market stagnated. From 2017 through now, the quarterback market has exploded. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers enjoyed an extended stretch as the highest-paid player in the NFL, with a new-money average of $22 million per year, until..." April 16

  • As he turns 67, Bill Belichick shows no signs of slowing down

    NBC Sports Boston "There are few advantages to being slow at getting your work done. But if you’re a writer covering the Patriots, there is one. In the fall and early winter, long after the sun sets, writers who suck at being fast will exit the media room at Gillette Stadium and take a..." April 16

  • Patriots Re-Sign RFA CB Jonathan Jones

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Reiss of ESPN reports that the Patriots have re-signed CB Jonathan Jones to a one-year restricted contract for the 2019 season on Monday.  The Patriots used a second-round tender on Jones that will cost them $3.095 million for the 2019 season. Jones,..." April 15

  • Client in Robert Kraft sex spa case sues over video, says civil rights violated

    USA Today "A client who visited the same Florida spa under surveillance as part of a prostitution sting that led to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others being charged alleges his civil rights were violated in a federal lawsuit filed Monday.  The man, identified..." April 15

  • Patriots QB Tom Brady might bulk up this offseason "The New England Patriots open the conditioning phase of the voluntary offseason workout Monday and their quarterback might not be there. Tom Brady is not expected to be in attendance, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports. On the surface, Brady not showing..." April 15

  • NFL Rumors: Tom Brady Not Expected For Start Of Patriots Offseason Workouts

    NESN "The New England Patriots’ offseason workout program begins Monday, and the team’s on-field leader reportedly will be a no-show. Quarterback Tom Brady isn’t expected to be in attendance for the start of Patriots offseason workouts, NFL..." April 15

  • NFL free agency: Who are best remaining players on open market? Ndamukong Suh, Jay Ajayi, more

    Newark Star-Ledger "Less than two weeks before the 2019 NFL Draft, several notable namesremain on the free agent market. Star players like defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, running back Jay Ajayi, defensive end Ezekiel Ansah and wide receiver Michael Crabtree headline a free-agent market..." April 15

  • When will the NFL schedule be released for 2019?

    Sporting News "The NFL schedule for 2019 will be released soon. Though the NFL's exact schedule release date has fluctuated in recent years, we know one thing — the league prefers to release its schedule a week before the draft, which in 2019 begins April 25. The NFL has not yet announced..." April 15

  • Stephen Gostkowski: Taking my time made me sure I wanted to stay in New England

    ESPN "He's back and "excited it worked out." Kicker Stephen Gostkowski returned last Sunday from a NFL-USO tour to South Korea, in which he visited U.S. troops and their families at military bases, and he called it an unforgettable and humbling experience. I have a longer..." April 14

  • Patriots sign one-year extension with Patrick Chung

    Boston "New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung agreed to a one-year extension through the 2021 season, according to multiple media reports. Chung, 31, appeared in 15 games in 2018, finishing with 84 tackles and an interception. " April 13

  • NFL enforces helmet ban for Brady, 31 others

    ESPN "The NFL and NFL Players Association have added 11 helmets to their joint list of approved equipment for 2019 while eliminating a grace period for other models that have fallen short in laboratory testing, engineers and executives representing both groups said Friday. By the end of..." April 12

  • Prosecutors admit no evidence of human trafficking in Robert Kraft case

    Larry Brown Sports "Robert Kraft was initially arrested as part of what investigators called a human trafficking sting, but the case seems to have taken a turn over the past several weeks. Kraft, who has been charged with two counts of solicitation of prostitution, was in court for a hearing on Friday...." April 12

  • Robert Kraft's Lawyers Arrive to Court to Fight Spa Video Release

    TMZ "Robert Kraft's legal team marched into a Palm Beach County courthouse Friday morning prepared for war -- gearing up to argue why the Asian Spa video should NOT be released to the public.  Attorneys Alex Spiro (left), Jack Goldberger (center)..." April 12

  • Panthers Sign WR Chris Hogan

    NFL Trade Rumors "  The Carolina Panthers announced Friday that they’ve signed former Patriots WR Chris Hogan to a one-year deal.  Hogan, 30, wound up signing on with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent out of back in 2011. He had brief stints with the Giants and..." April 12

  • NFL Rumors: Patriots Tried To Trade For Giants Wideout Sterling Shepard

    NESN "When the New York Giants shipped star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns last month, there was speculation that the New England Patriots might make a play for New York’s No. 2 wideout, Sterling Shepard. As it turns out, that’s exactly what they..." April 12

  • Bill Belichick talks NFL Draft trade strategy, avoiding 'misinformation'

    NBC Sports Boston "We all know the Patriots make a lot of deals during the draft. But it took drilling down into all the draft deals the team’s executed under Bill Belichick to get a real appreciation for how unbelievably important they’ve been to the success of the..." April 11

  • Jalen Hurd visits Patriots who are on hunt for receivers

    Pro Football Talk "West Virginia quarterback Will Grier and Duke quarterback Daniel Jones were the biggest names to visit New England this week. But the Patriots also are spending time on receivers. Baylor receiver Jalen Hurd also visited with the team this week, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media..." April 11

  • Tom Brady's fitness guru on QB playing until 50: 'Why not?'

    Sportress of Blogitude "Tom Brady, 41, has long expressed a desire to play well into his 40s, and certainly looks capable of doing just that. Alex Guerrero, the New England Patriots quarterback’s controversial confidante, business partner, fitness guru and “body coach” has upped the ante by..." April 11

  • How Bill Belichick, Patriots Adapt To Ever-Shifting NFL Trends

    NESN "In many cases, identifying an NFL team’s offseason needs is simple. When Rob Gronkowski retired, for instance, it was overwhelmingly obvious that the New England Patriots needed to bring in a new starting-caliber tight end (which they did Wednesday by signing veteran Austin..." April 11

  • Lawyers say Robert Kraft will suffer ‘irreparable harm’ if video is released in Fla. prostitution case

    Boston Globe "New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will suffer “irreparable harm” from the release of video footage that allegedly captured him buying sexual favors at a Florida spa, and public disclosure could “destroy” his chances of getting a fair trial, his lawyers said..." April 11

  • NFL Rumors: Patriots Host Demaryius Thomas, T.J. Yeldon On Free Agent Visits

    NESN "Two notable veterans made appearances at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday. Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and running back T.J. Yeldon both traveled to the New England Patriots’ facility for free agent visits, according to a report from ESPN’s Field Yates. The..." April 10

  • Patriots Sign TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins To One-Year Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Field Yates, the Patriots have signed TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins. Seferian-Jenkins signed a one-year, minimum deal with the Patriots over the Seahawks, per Ian Rapoport, and fills a huge void at tight end for New England.  Seferian-Jenkins,..." April 10

  • Patriots aren't good at drafting wide receivers because drafted wideouts aren't good

    NBC Sports Boston "How is it possible that the Patriots simultaneously have one of the best passing offenses in the history of the NFL with the game’s greatest quarterback at its controls and are still horrendous at drafting wide receivers? Maybe because Bill Belichick long ago decided the college..." April 10

  • Citation issued against Lee's Summit man accused of shining laser at Tom Brady

    KVTV5 "A citation has been issued against a man accused of shining a laser pointer at New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Dwyan Morgan, 64, faces a single count of disturbing the peace. He could spend a year in jail or pay a $1,000 fine. " April 10

  • Stephen Gostkowski re-signs with Patriots: Kicker returns to New England on two-year deal (report)

    Mass Live "It took some time to get a deal done, but Stephen Gostkowski is returning to the New England Patriots. On Tuesday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the 35-year-old kicker agreed to a two-year deal to return to the Patriots.