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  • 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

  • Allen could prove too expensive in his role with Patriots

    Yardbarker "Tight end Dwayne Allen is entering the third year of a four-year $29.4MM deal he signed back in 2016. He signed the deal as a member of the Colts before he was traded to the Patriots before last season. Despite being an elite redzone threat with Indianapolis, combining for 14 touchdowns in 2014..." June 30

  • NFL saw 73 percent rise in preseason concussions last year

    Pro Football Talk "When training camps open around the league next month, the NFL wants teams to be mindful of the spike in preseason concussions last year. The NFL found that preseason concussions were up 73 percent from 2016 and that most of them occurred in 11-on-11 drills conducted in practices..." June 29

  • Tom Brady And Aaron Rodgers Headline The Seven Players With 99 Ratings In ‘Madden NFL 19’

    Uproxx "The biggest honor in sports video games might be receiving a 99 rating in a Madden game. EA Sports hands out a few 99s each year as a way to signify the NFL players they believe are in a class of their own. This year, the honor went out to seven players in Madden NFL 19, four of..." June 27

  • Study shows Cowboys, Patriots have NFL’s best fans

    Sportsnaut "That sound you hear? It’s the fan bases of the NFL’s 30 other teams screaming in unison in a fashion that would make a Donald Trump town hall on CNN seem civil. Michael Lewis of Emory University came out with his annual study of the best and worst fan bases in the National..." June 26

  • When will Julian Edelman get ruling on 4-game suspension following appeal?

    WEEI Boston "According to multiple reports, on Monday Julian Edelman had his appeal of his four-game suspension for using a performance-enhancing substance. The reports say Edelman is looking into the substance for which he tested positive for wasn't one the league's drug testers..." June 26

  • Patriots' Tom Brady Voted No. 1 on NFL's Top 100 List for 2nd Year in a Row

    Bleacher Report "For the second year in a row, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been voted the No. 1 player in the NFL by his peers. The NFL's Top 100 list wrapped up on Monday night, and it should come as little surprise that the reigning MVP grabbed..." June 26

  • Patriots’ Malcolm Mitchell happy with rehab progress

    Boston Herald "Malcolm Mitchell can be a game-changer for the Patriots when healthy. The wide receiver showed promise as a rookie two years ago when he made big plays in the team’s Super Bowl win over Atlanta. Now going into his third year, Mitchell can be a key piece in a wide receiver group..." June 25

  • No joint training camp for Patriots takes away scouting opportunities

    NBC Sports Boston "When the Patriots announced their training camp dates last week, it carried all the standard information you'd expect: Camp kicks off on July 26 on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium; it's the 16th consecutive training camp at the Patriots facilities in Foxboro;..." June 25

  • Edelman, In Suspension Appeal, Claims NFL Mishandled PED Test

    NESN "Did the NFL fail to follow proper protocol while administering Julian Edelman’s performance-enhancing drug test? That’s reportedly what the New England Patriots wide receiver is claiming. Edelman, who is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s PED..." June 25

  • Malcolm Mitchell: “We’ll see” if I’m ready for camp

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell missed all of last season with a knee problem and his work during the offseason program was limited to conditioning, so his status for training camp was left an open question when that program came to an end earlier this month. That remains the..." June 24

  • Upcoming book offers a peek behind the Patriots' curtain

    ESPN "The original plan was to skim through parts of Michael Lombardi’s soon-to-be-released book “Gridiron Genius,” and pass along a nugget or two with a Patriots and Bill Belichick twist. Then something unexpected happened: I didn’t want to stop reading. So three..." June 24

  • New England Patriots news: First-round pick Isaiah Wynn signs contract

    Mass Live "Eight down, one to go. Nearly two months after being drafted, offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn has signed his contract with the New England Patriots, according to ESPN's Field Yates. The deal is for four years with a team option on the fifth season. With..." June 22

  • Report: Brandon Browner spent two days in jail after domestic violence plea

    Pro Football Talk "Former NFL cornerback Brandon Browner has been in trouble with the law again. Browner was arrested on May 6 for battery and child endangerment and pleaded no contest, according to TMZ. He was sentenced to probation, but because Browner was already on probation from a..." June 22

  • Trio of Patriots talk criminal justice reform in Dorchester

    Pro Football Talk "Devin McCourty didn't want to waste any time. He sat down on stage at the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School in Dorchester and made a quick joke about how the 200 people or so in attendance may not be able to distinguish him from his twin brother, Jason, who sat alongside. Then he..." June 21

  • Gronk has legit case to be paid like top pass catcher

    Yardbarker "Given what Rob Gronkowski brings to the field, he could make a legitimate case that he has transcended the tight end position and should be compared to the game’s best pass catchers,’s Joel Corry writes. A deal like that is out of the question given that..." June 21

  • Free Agent WR Eric Decker Believes He’d Be Good Fit With Patriots

    NFL Trade Rumors "Free agent WR Eric Decker mentioned during an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio that he’s hoping to catch on with a team and have an opportunity to compete for a Super Bowl. “I took a few visits and talked to some teams,” Decker said. “At..." June 20

  • Tom Brady Hints at Retiring at 45

    Bleacher Report "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady may have teased a time frame for his eventual retirement while posting a comment on Instagram. ESPN shared a statement Brady made to Oprah Winfrey about how he's contemplating wrapping his NFL career now more than he has in the past..." June 19

  • Tom Brady to Oprah: Deflategate ‘best month off’ ever

    Boston Herald "While several released clips already caught headlines from Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Tom Brady, there was still plenty of other noteworthy segments from the hour-long session with the Patriots quarterback that aired yesterday on the OWN network. There were questions about..." June 19

  • Tom Brady: 'It was great' players took a knee during anthem before NFL games in 2017

    CBS Sports "The primary headline of Tom Brady's interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired Sunday was Brady saying he planned to walk away from football "sooner rather than later." (Never mind that mathematically this should be obvious to everyone; Brady is 40 years old.)  But..." June 18

  • NFL Rumors: Patriots Had Rob Gronkowski Trade Talks With These Four Teams

    NESN "The Rob Gronkowski trade talks were real, according to multiple reports, but cooler heads eventually prevailed. We don’t know how close the New England Patriots came to trading their all-everything tight end, but there certainly were conversations, according to reports. First,..." June 18

  • Rodney Harrison knows Julian Edelman's plight

    Boston Herald "Maybe Julian Edelmanwins the appeal of his four-game PED suspension and clears his name. That’s the best-case scenario for the receiver and the Patriots. The odds, however, aren’t particularly in his favor. Win or lose, his reputation has already taken a hit. But then..." June 18

  • Tom Brady doesn't like being called the greatest of all time

    247 Sports "Tom Brady is widely considered the greatest quarterback to ever step on a football field.  Hey, that's what eight Super Bowl appearances, five championships, the most wins by a QB in NFL history along with countless other accolades will do for you. Nevertheless,..." June 18

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