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  • newPats give Lawrence Guy $500,000 after his narrowly misses incentive

    Pats give Lawrence Guy $500,000 after his narrowly misses incentive

    The Eagles aren’t the only team handing out Super Bowl cookies. The other team that made it to the championship gave one of its players who barely missed a playing-time incentive the money he would have earned, apparently for nothing in return. Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports that defensive lineman Lawrence Guy received a $500,000 [more]
    - 36 mins ago, 19 Feb 18, 2:54am -
  • newTwo weeks later, no indication on what Gronkowski will do

    Two weeks later, no indication on what Gronkowski will do

    Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski gave everyone a surprise after the Super Bowl by responding to a question about a rumor of retirement by saying, “I don’t know how you heard about that.” The fact that there’s a “that” means that there’s something to the it that became a that. Two weeks later, there’s still [more]
    - 18 hours ago, 18 Feb 18, 9:55am -
  • newFriends and family SB ring authorized by Tom Brady sells for $344K

    Friends and family SB ring authorized by Tom Brady sells for $344K

    Players on Super Bowl teams can give friends and family the go-ahead to buy versions of their own Super Bowl rings and one of the ones authorized by Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after Super Bowl LI fetched a nice sum after being put on sale Sunday morning. Darren Rovell of ESPN reports that the ring, [more]
    - 20 hours ago, 18 Feb 18, 7:26am -
  • James Harrison wants to keep playing, no reason Patriots shouldn’t want him

    James Harrison wants to keep playing, no reason Patriots shouldn’t want him

    When James Harrison was cut by the Steelers and cleared waivers in December, it was reasonable to think he might have hit the end of the road: At 39 years old, could he really have much left? It turned out that he had enough left that the Patriots picked him up and not only played [more]
    - 1 day ago, 18 Feb 18, 3:28am -
  • Lane Johnson says he hasn’t read all his New England hate mail yet

    Lane Johnson says he hasn’t read all his New England hate mail yet

    Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson raised plenty of eyebrows in New England when he said he was happier winning one Super Bowl in a fun atmosphere in Philadelphia than he would have been with the five-time champion Patriots, where Johnson says everyone lives in fear. Patriots fans were not amused. Johnson said today on Pardon [more]
    - 3 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 3:23pm -
  • Josh McDaniels’ decision to stay in New England was about football, not family

    Josh McDaniels’ decision to stay in New England was about football, not family

    After Josh McDaniels turned down the Colts’ head-coaching job he had verbally accepted to remain the Patriots’ offensive coordinator instead, one of the reasons given was that McDaniels’ family was happy in New England, and he didn’t want to uproot them. Don’t believe it. Peter King said this morning on PFT Live that the spin [more]
    - 3 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 6:04am -
  • Six-hour PFT Live coming on Friday

    Six-hour PFT Live coming on Friday

    For only the second time ever, PFT Live will expand on Friday to a six-hour extravaganza. The daily re-air will be replaced with a fresh three-hour show, which will ensure that the folks who listen to WEEI in Boston (and who won’t be hearing WEEI content on Friday) will have fresh content for the entire [more]
    - 3 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 8:00pm -
  • NFL’s “old man club” is dwindling

    NFL’s “old man club” is dwindling

    Todd Archer of ESPN came up with a great stat: From 2000-03, 1,023 players were selected in the NFL draft. Of those draft picks, only Tom Brady, Terrell Suggs and Jason Witten remain under contract for 2018. That, of course, will change soon. Drew Brees (second round, 2001) will return next season. Julius Peppers (first, [more]
    - 4 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 11:50am -
  • In 2017, NFL twice tabled rule that would change timing of coaching hires

    In 2017, NFL twice tabled rule that would change timing of coaching hires

    The decision of Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels to remain in New England has given new attention to the potential adjustment of the rule that prevents teams from hiring as head coaches assistant coaches whose teams are still playing postseason games. Some think that, if the Colts had been allowed to formally offer the job [more]
    - 4 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 6:27pm -
  • Devin McCourty undergoes shoulder surgery

    Devin McCourty undergoes shoulder surgery

    Patriots safety Devin McCourty has undergone shoulder surgery since Super Bowl LII, though it was only a clean-up procedure, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports. McCourty also underwent minor shoulder surgery in 2013. He separated a shoulder in 2011. He was added to the injury report in Week 17 with a shoulder injury. But McCourty missed [more]
    - 4 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 4:25pm -

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    • newTwo weeks later, no indication on what Gronkowski will do

      Two weeks later, no indication on what Gronkowski will do

      Saturday’s one-liners included a link to an item from Boston.com that looked at the situation, fueled largely by comments from Jeff Darlington of ESPN. “Weeks before [the AFC Championship game,] Gronkowski was telling people around him the toll on his body was making him lean toward the potential that this was his last season,” Darlington said. “This is a very serious thing for Gronkowski at this point.
      - 18 hours ago, 18 Feb 18, 9:55am -
    • newSunday morning one-liners

      Sunday morning one-liners

      Making the case for another year of QB Tyrod Taylor for the Bills. Safeties the Dolphins might consider in free agency. DE Lawrence Guy just missed the playing time needed for a $500,000 bonus, but the Patriots gave it to him anyway. The Jets could
      - 21 hours ago, 18 Feb 18, 6:11am -
    • newFamily version of Tom Brady Super Bowl LI ring sells for record $344,927
      A family version of the New England Patriots Super Bowl LI championship ring with "Brady" on it sold Sunday morning for $344,927, a record for a football ring. The ring, which has 265 diamonds compared to the 283 that Tom Brady's actual ring has and is about 10 percent smaller, has the same exact engraving as Brady's ring would have. The ring comes with a letter of appraisal from its maker Jostens for Brady that assesses the jewelry value of the ring at $29,700. Ken Goldin, president of Goldin Auctions, which sold the ring, would not say who consigned the ring or how it was obtained. Goldin al…
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    • newTwo Patriots would have been named 2018 Pro Bowl alternates

      Two Patriots would have been named 2018 Pro Bowl alternates

      Both Nate Solder and Devin McCourty would have played in the Pro Bowl if not for the Patriots' Super Bowl appearance. In December 2017, the NFL announced the 88 participants of the season's Pro Bowl. Four members of the AFC's squad were with the New England Patriots as quarterback Tom Brady, tight end Rob Gronkowski, fullback James Develin and special teamer Matthew Slater all earned Pro Bowl honors after a vote by fans, players and coaches. The team could have had two more players participate in the game, though.As ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss notes in his Sunday NFL quick-hit thoughts, tw…
      - 30 mins ago, 19 Feb 18, 3:00am -
    • newOklahoma's Baker Mayfield wants to pick Tom Brady's brain

      Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield wants to pick Tom Brady's brain

      The Heisman winner wants to find out what makes Tom Brady great. The 2018 NFL draft is still more than two months away but the players that will be selected early are already known. One of them is Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, a two-time first team All-American who won the Heisman Trophy last year. The 22-year old is projected to be picked early on day one and therefore likely be out of reach for the New England Patriots in case they want to make him Tom Brady's de facto successor.If it goes according to Mayfield, though, he would embrace the role as the Patriots' franchise quart…
      - 2 hours ago, 19 Feb 18, 2:00am -
    • newPatriots alter Lawrence Guy’s contract for him to earn $500,000 bonus

      Patriots alter Lawrence Guy’s contract for him to earn $500,000 bonus

      It looks as if New England appreciates Guy’s contributions this year. As opposed to years past, the New England Patriots were major players during the NFL’s 2017 free agency period. But while the acquisition of cornerback Stephon Gilmore and the trade for wide receiver Brandin Cooks took most of the headlines, the signing of defensive tackle Lawrence Guy to a four-year, $20 million contract also was a big move for the Patriots.In his first year in New England, Guy established himself as a starter along the interior defensive line and as a productive player against both the pass and…
      - 20 hours ago, 18 Feb 18, 8:00am -
    • Finding the next underutilized backup for the Patriots to sign

      Finding the next underutilized backup for the Patriots to sign

      Who’s the next end of the depth chart player to get transformed by the Patriot Way? Every year, the Patriots bring in new players, either via trade or free agency, from teams that underutilized their skill sets. Just in this past year, the Patriots have turned Marquis Flowers, Johnson Bademosi, Rex Burkhead, Eric Lee, from fringe roster players into guys that made contributions for the team outside of special teams. Before that, the Pats did the same thing with the likes of Chris Hogan, Dion Lewis, Alan Branch, Akeem Ayers, and Sealver Siliga. Here are 6 guys that are free agents this…
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    • Trying to avoid the Tom Brady blasphemy

      Trying to avoid the Tom Brady blasphemy

      Was choosing the 40-year-old over the 26-year-old the best thing to do for the team? I don’t want to answer this question... When the Patriots realized they were running out of options for the Jimmy Garoppolo situation they found themselves in, ultimately dealing him away to the West Coast back at the trade deadline, I was sad. I felt a mix of emotions. I got all my feelings out by writing a piece about it.When New England drafted Garoppolo in 2014, everyone assumed he was the next franchise quarterback of the Patriots. The next Tom Brady. The next handsome guy throwing touchdowns pas…
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    • Patriots free agency profile: Malcolm Butler

      Patriots free agency profile: Malcolm Butler

      The Super Bowl hero will likely leave the Patriots. The New England Patriots came up just short of their ultimate goal in 2017 as the team lost Super Bowl LII against the Philadelphia Eagles. In order to get back onto the top of the NFL mountain, the team – on and off the field personnel – will have to quickly turn the page to get into a position to field the best possible team in 2018; one that will be able to once again compete for the world championship.A big part of creating such a team is mastering the upcoming free agency. And if judged by the list of free agents to be, New En…
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    • New England Patriots links 2/16/18 – Rookies and free agents dominate the headlines

      New England Patriots links 2/16/18 – Rookies and free agents dominate the headlines

      Daily news and links for Friday. TEAM TALKPFW in Progress takes a look at some potential trade targets for the Patriots defense in its latest show.Don Banks thinks that ex-backup quarterbacks are suddenly the biggest winners in the NFL.Angelique Fiske reports that Rob Gronkowski has been donating money to New England hospitals this offseason.LOCAL LINKSKevin Dillon (MassLive.com) grades every player on the Patriots roster last season.Ryan Hannable (WEEI) reports that assistant special teams coach Ray Ventrone will leave the Patriots to join the Colts.Michael Hurley (CBS B…
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    • Why re-signing Nate Solder is the Patriots’ top priority this offseason

      Why re-signing Nate Solder is the Patriots’ top priority this offseason

      With free agency fast approaching, Patriots left tackle Nate Solder is the first big domino to fall for the Pats this offseason. The defending AFC Champions enter the 2018 offseason with a long list of needs on the defensive side of the ball and some key free agents on the offense side of the ball. We all expected the Patriots to make a competitive offer to re-sign cornerback Malcolm Butler, but after his benching in the Super Bowl, it appears that Butler is no longer in the team’s plans. With Butler out of the mix, that leaves the Patriots some wiggle room to give the money previousl…
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          • DeShone Kizer changes course, stands by Tom Brady-Cam Newton quote
            So much for the context defense.Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer is now embracing a quote he gave comparing himself to Tom Brady and Cam Newton just two days after claiming his words were taken out of context.Kizer was quoted as essentially saying that he is capable of being the greatest quarterback of all time, and while initially distancing himself from the quote, he changed course and stood by it in an interview Saturday at the Notre Dame spring game.“When you decide to play a game like this you’re going to try to model yourself after the greatest. It was a comment I made and I’m…
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          • Five teams most likely to make a trade in the NFL Draft
            The NFL Draft is always full of surprises. From the picks themselves to the wildly unexpected trade deals, it’s nearly impossible to predict what will unfold in the draft. Of course, that’s what makes it so much fun for fans and analysts alike.Every year, there seem to be a handful of trades no one saw coming. Teams either look to move up to acquire a specific talent or they look to trade down in hopes of landing additional picks.The 2017 NFL Draft is not going to be any different in that regard, so the expectation should be that several deals will be made. But who is the most likely to be…
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          • Texans GM expects that Vince Wilfork is retiring
            Vince Wilfork still has not made an official decision regarding his NFL future, but the Houston Texans are not expecting him to play next season.Texans GM Rick Smith said on Friday that he does not expect Wilfork to play next season. As recently as last month, Wilfork told the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson that he had not made a decision about his future The 35-year-old defensive tackle played the past two seasons for the Texans after spending the previous 11 seasons with the Patriots. He recorded 21 tackles last season and 22 the year before.Wilfork had said in January that he was leanin…
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          • Lawyer for Hernandez victim calls for Patriots to pay damages
            The New England Patriots will forever be linked to the tragic story of Aaron Hernandez, and the attorney representing the family of Hernandez’s victim wants the team to write a check because of it.Douglas Sheff, a lawyer for the family of Odin Lloyd, revealed this week that the victim’s family has won a civil wrongful death lawsuit against Hernandez.“All that remains in our case is a determination of damages, of how much,” Sheff said, according to the Boston Globe.With Hernandez having committed suicide in prison, there are a lot of questions to be answered about who owes what to whom.…
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          • Report: Patriots, Saints may not agree on Butler price
            The New England Patriots have continued to explore the possibility of trading Malcolm Butler now that he has signed his restricted free agent tender, but they ultimately may end up holding onto the star cornerback.According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Patriots will continue to talk with the Saints about a possible trade, but there’s a chance they simply won’t agree on a price. La Canfora also notes that in the off chance the Patriots end up trading Jimmy Garoppolo and acquiring a bundle of high draft picks, they may alter their stance on Butler.The Saints could have signed Butle…
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          • Hernandez once told NFL reporter 'I'll kill you'
            Aaron Hernandez was an expert at misleading people during his 27-year life, which is why so many were shocked to learn that the he was capable of murder. Among the people Hernandez deceived was NFL reporter Ian Rapoport.Rapoport, who now works for NFL Network but covered the New England Patriots for the Boston Herald when Hernandez was with the team, spoke with Peter King of The MMQB about Hernandez this week. Rapoport said he was actually quite friendly with Hernandez, and he shared one very chilling story about a conversation he had with the former Patriots tight end when they first became f…
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          • Patriots operating as if they will trade Garoppolo or Butler?
            The New England Patriots currently do not have a pick in the first two rounds of the upcoming NFL Draft, but the way they are preparing has led many to believe a significant trade is coming within the next week.Bill Belichick has always strived to prepare for every possible situation both on and off the field. But there’s a difference between extensive preparation and wasting time. On Thursday, the Patriots held a private workout with former UConn defensive back Obi Melifonwu. After he blew scouts away at the NFL Combine last month, Melifonwu is expected to be drafted somewhere in the late-f…
            - 20 Apr 17, 12:25pm -
          • Jacoby Brissett honors Barack Obama during White House visit
            The New England Patriots on Wednesday paid a visit to the White House, as is the custom for reigning Super Bowl champions.Much of the talk surrounding the annual event involved how several Patriots players were skipping the White House visit in a sign of protest to the presidency of Donald Trump (more on that here). One Patriots player, however, decided to utilize the visit as a way to pay tribute to the preceding occupier of the White House, Barack Obama.Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett took to Twitter Wednesday evening to showcase his tribute to Obama. The entire text of Brissett’s tr…
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          • Has Gisele driven a wedge between Brady, Trump?
            Tom Brady announced at the last second on Wednesday that he would not be visiting the White House with his teammates due to a family matter, and the decision has led to speculation that all is not well between Brady and his buddy Donald Trump.Although Brady has openly supported Trump in the past, it is well known that the star quarterback’s wife Gisele is not a fan of the president. In fact, Gisele picked an interesting time to share a link on Twitter encouraging people to attend a climate change rally — and essentially an anti-Trump rally — in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Brady later deleted t…
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          • NYT editor apologizes for tweet about Pats’ White House attendance
            The New York Times has been forced to walk back a tweet comparing the number of New England Patriots who visited President Obama after winning the Super Bowl in 2015 to the number who visited President Trump on Wednesday.Here was the original tweet, sent Wednesday afternoon, which features comparable photos of the 2015 and 2017 Patriots delegations. The Patriots responded Wednesday night that the Times’ 2017 photo was misleading because it didn’t include football staff, who were in the 2015 photo. A Patriots spokesman told the Times that 34 players visited the White House on Wednesday, com…
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