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Belichick mum on Brady, Gronkowski OTA absences

NFL.com (Teope, Herbie) — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick didn't stray too far from his standard script when it came to quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski. He didn't address their absences.
  • 3 days ago
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Tom Brady won't attend OTAs; unclear if Gronk reports

NFL.com (Teope, Herbie) — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will not be present and it is uncertain if tight end Rob Gronkowski will report on Monday for OTAs, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
  • 4 days ago

Tom Brady won't attend OTAs; Gronkowski not present

NFL.com (Teope, Herbie) — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will not be present OTAs and tight end Rob Gronkowski has not yet shown up. How big of an issue is this for New England?
  • 4 days ago
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Eagles' Lane Johnson still irritated by Patriots' 'arrogance'

NFL.com (Bergman, Jeremy) — Lane Johnson is the star right tackle of the unquestioned victors of Super Bowl LII. But Johnson remains peeved by how the Patriots treated his Eagles in the lead-up to February's big game.
  • 10 days ago
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Eagles' Lane Johnson still irritated by Pats' 'arrogance'

NFL.com (Bergman, Jeremy) — Lane Johnson is the star right tackle of the unquestioned victors of Super Bowl LII. But Johnson remains peeved by how the Patriots treated his Eagles in the lead-up to February's big game.
  • 10 days ago
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Patriots RBs coach: Rex Burkhead 'something special'

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — Now that New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead is healthy again, running backs coach Ivan Fears has high expectations for 2018.
  • 10 days ago
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Josh McDaniels 'definitely' wants to be head coach again

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Josh McDaniels might have spurned the Indianapolis Colts to remain Patriots offensive coordinator, but the New England OC said Friday it's still his goal to be a head coach again some day.
  • 14 days ago
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McDaniels: 'I definitely want to be a head coach again'

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Josh McDaniels might have spurned the Indianapolis Colts to remain Patriots offensive coordinator, but the New England OC said Friday it's still his goal to be a head coach again some day.
  • 14 days ago
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Patriots to 'take a look at' Isaiah Wynn at left tackle

NFL.com (Teope, Herbie) — Patriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia said Friday the team is thinking the 6-foot-3, 313-pound Isaiah Wynn could protect Tom Brady's blindside at left tackle.
  • 14 days ago
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Report: Patriots G Joe Thuney to undergo foot surgery

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Patriots left guard Joe Thuney is reportedly preparing to undergo foot surgery. Thuney's surgery isn't expected to threaten his status for the 2018 season.
  • 15 days ago
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Ichiro wants to know: Who the (expletive) is Brady?

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — Tom Brady's enormous societal imprint doesn't cover everyone. Take, for instance, soon-to-be-retired baseball legend Ichiro Suzuki.
  • 16 days ago
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Ichiro wants to know: Who the heck is Tom Brady?

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — Tom Brady's enormous societal imprint doesn't cover everyone. Take, for instance, soon-to-be-retired baseball legend Ichiro Suzuki.
  • 16 days ago
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McCourty: 0-16 season brings new perspective to Pats

NFL.com (Shook, Nick) — An 0-16 season might be considered a lost one to most. Turns out the most recent one -- Cleveland's winless trudge through 2017 -- is bringing an unexpected asset to the reigning AFC champion.
  • 17 days ago
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McCourty: Brother's 0-16 season brings perspective

NFL.com (Shook, Nick) — An 0-16 season might be considered a lost one to most. Turns out the most recent one -- Cleveland's winless trudge through 2017 -- is bringing an unexpected asset to the reigning AFC champion.
  • 17 days ago
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Patriots willing to restructure Gronkowski's deal in '18

NFL.com (Bergman, Jeremy) — NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported two weeks ago that Rob Gronkowski's reasons for skipping voluntary workouts were financial. The Patriots have received the tight end's message loud and...
  • 18 days ago
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David Fizdale Is Totally Going to Save the Knicks

NY Times (MICHAEL POWELL) — Another supposed savior is coming to Madison Square Garden, where James L. Dolan’s magic touch surely awaits.
  • 21 days ago
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David Fizdale Said to Be Hired as Knicks Coach

NY Times (VICTOR MATHER) — Fizdale, 43, replaces Jeff Hornacek and takes over a team that has just one playoff series win in the last 18 years.
  • 22 days ago
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Agent says Patriots considered trading up for Mayfield

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — The New England Patriots considered trading up for quarterback Baker Mayfield if the former Oklahoma star fell during the 2018 NFL Draft. Mayfield also reportedly drew interest from the Jets.
  • 24 days ago
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Brady on Butler benching: 'Wish he would have played'

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he wasn't even aware that the cornerback had been benched until after the Super Bowl loss to the Eagles.
  • 24 days ago
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A Polyglot N.B.A. Swears by One Thing: That Call Was #@!&

NY Times (SCOTT CACCIOLA) — With the influx of international players has come a milieu of swearing on the court in many languages, confounding referees who are often the target.
  • 25 days ago
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Blog Articles

Can rookie quarterback Danny Etling win a roster spot with the Patriots?

Pats Pulpit (Rich Hill) — Etling is a camp arm until proven otherwise. New England Patriots rookie quarterback Danny Etling has an uphill battle to make the roster as a seventh round pick. There’s no guarantee he’ll...
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New England Patriots links 5/25/18 - Expectations too high for Patriots in 2018?

Pats Pulpit (Marima) — Daily news and links for Friday TEAM TALK Erik Scalavino calls attention to several Patriots who are pursuing advanced degrees free of charge during football’s offseason. Angelique...
  • New: 9 hr 44 min ago

Added intrigue with Patriots' vote for captains this season

ESPN Depending on how much input the coaches have, offseason decisions could affect whether certain players remain captains.
  • New: 11 hr 56 min ago

4 Patriots are working on graduate degrees this offseason

Pats Pulpit (Matthew Rewinski) — Stephen Gostkowski, Ted Karras, Joe Thuney, and Joe Cardona are hitting the books in grad school in between NFL seasons. In the spirit of our resident salary cap aficionado Brian Phillips’ NFL...
  • 13 hr 29 min ago

NFL.com thinks Patriots will make 8th straight AFC Championship Game

Pats Pulpit (Bernd Buchmasser) — Will New England return to the conference title game? In a league built on the principles of parity, no team has been as much of an outlier as the New England Patriots : The franchise has won...
  • 14 hr 29 min ago

Patriots OTAs: Dont'a Hightower returns after missing Tuesday's practice

Pats Pulpit (Bernd Buchmasser) — The defensive captain is back on the field. After no on-field work on Wednesday, the New England Patriots returned to the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium today for their third...
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Patriots' young cornerbacks will make for interesting position battle

Pats Pulpit (Bernd Buchmasser) — New England has plenty of options at the position. When the New England Patriots won Super Bowl 51 following the 2016 season, their top cornerback trio consisted of Malcolm Butler , Logan...
  • 1 day 4 hr ago

An NFL article that isn’t about the national anthem or Tom Brady

Pats Pulpit (Brian Phillips) — Nate Solder and four of his new teammates went to Puerto Rico last weekend to help in any way they could. Nothing says NFL offseason quite like the concurrence of news cycles we’ve experienced...
  • 1 day 6 hr ago

New England Patriots links 5/24/18 - Wide receiver competition wide open at Gillette

Pats Pulpit (Marima) — Daily news and links for Thursday TEAM TALK Andy Hart puts together an instant, knee-jerk reaction OTA stock watch , with all the appropriate ‘it’s only spring’ disclaimers. Megan...
  • 1 day 9 hr ago

Patriots QB Brian Hoyer’s NFL journey reinforced by the list of targets he’s completed passes to

Pats Pulpit (Oliver Thomas) — Brian Hoyer has completed 837 passes since entering the league in 2009 – and to 71 different recipients. The “journeyman” tag gets a lot of run when it comes to veteran backup quarterbacks. ...
  • 1 day 13 hr ago

Pro Football Focus: Patriots have NFL's best quarterback, tight end groups

Pats Pulpit (Bernd Buchmasser) — The advanced analytics website thinks highly of New England's offense. Later today, the New England Patriots will hit the practice fields again for their third organized team activity workout...
  • 1 day 14 hr ago

Intriguing competition at wide receiver for Patriots

ESPN After Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan, the receiver depth chart is open and should be the source of solid competition.
  • 1 day 15 hr ago

Patriots heavy favorites to win the AFC East

Pats Pulpit (Rich Hill) — The Patriots are expected to win the division 80% of the time. Stop me if you’ve heard this before: the New England Patriots are favorites to win the AFC East. The Patriots have won the AFC...
  • 1 day 15 hr ago

Patriots, Cordarrelle Patterson should feel pretty good about new kickoff rules

Pats Pulpit (Bernd Buchmasser) — The former first-rounder might benefit from the changes. At the NFL meetings in Atlanta yesterday, the league’s owners voted to approve two rule change proposals . One of the modified rules...
  • 2 days ago

New England Patriots links 5/23/18 - Healthy Rivers, Langi hope to contribute after lost rookie seasons

Pats Pulpit (Marima) — Daily news and links for Wednesday TEAM TALK Erik Scalavino shares some locker room news and notes from Tuesday at Gillette: OTAs underway minus Brady. Paul Perillo reports the media...
  • 2 days ago

Kraft: Brady will attend Pats' mandatory camp

ESPN Patriots owner Robert Kraft said that Tom Brady will attend mandatory minicamp.
  • 2 days ago

Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski will attend Patriots' minicamp, per Robert Kraft

Pats Pulpit (Bernd Buchmasser) — The owner spoke to reporters at the current league meetings. The New England Patriots ' 2018 offseason does not lack drama: From continuing speculation about Malcolm Butler's Super Bowl ...
  • 2 days ago

NESN solves the mystery of Patriots rookie jersey numbers

Pats Pulpit (Matthew Rewinski) — Confused by the jersey numbers that the Patriots rookies were wearing in OTAs? NESN’s Doug Kyed explains what’s going on. And the Patriots would have gotten away with it too, if it wasn’t for ...
  • 2 days ago

NFL approves new kickoff rules, reviewable ejection procedures

Pats Pulpit (Bernd Buchmasser) — The changes will be enforced this year. While the 32 NFL teams are holding organized team activities all over the country, the league's 32 owners are meeting in Atlanta to discuss a multitude of...
  • 2 days ago

Welcome to New England, rookie -- no 'real' number for you

ESPN Patriots coach Bill Belichick doesn't want his rookies concerned about trivial matters, so he gave them numbers that don't fit their positions.
  • 2 days ago
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