Football

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Lucy Burdge
June 30, 2017 - 12:24 pm
Julian Edelman is set to appear on the cover of ESPN The Magazine’s annual Body Issue and the photo is quite impressive. There are multiple versions of the cover with different athletes, including Edelman and Isaiah Thomas. The issue hits newsstands July 7. No more words are needed, just look at it...
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June 20, 2017 - 2:03 pm
The New England Patriots and Sports Radio WEEI 93.7 FM (Boston) present “Patriots Monday” and “Patriots Friday.” This exclusive programming provides Patriots fans weekly access to exclusive interviews with some of their favorite Patriots. The partnership provides a winning formula with a lineup...
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Cyrus Jones spoke for the first time this season on Thursday. (Kyle Terada/USA Today Sports)
Ryan Hannable
June 09, 2017 - 9:20 am
Last season wasn’t the best for rookie Cyrus Jones. Jones fumbled an NFL-leading five times returning punts and then had those struggles carry over to his defense, as he was a healthy scratch for much of the end of the season, including the postseason. It was a frustrating year for Jones, but the...
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Josh Kraft took a jab at the Jets on Thursday. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports)
WEEI
June 08, 2017 - 7:34 pm
It’s only June, but there are already some shots being fired at the Jets from One Patriot Place. At an awards banquet Thursday to honor the 2017 Myra Kraft community MVP award winners, Josh Kraft, the son of owner Robert Kraft, took a jab at the Jets. Via the Boston Herald , Josh Kraft suggested...
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Bill Belichick shared his thoughts on NFL rule changes. (Brian Fluharty/USA Today Sports)
Ryan Hannable
June 08, 2017 - 3:59 pm
If we’ve learned one thing over the years it’s Bill Belichick isn’t a huge fan of the NFL when it comes to rule changes. Year after year Belichick and the Patriots would propose rule changes, but they would get rejected. That changed this year when Belichick and the Patriots didn’t propose any. On...
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The Patriots selected Youngstown State DE Derek Rivers with their first pick in the draft. (Trevor Ruszkowski/USA Today Sports)
Ryan Hannable
June 08, 2017 - 2:59 pm
The Patriots have now signed all four of their draft picks. Third-round pick Derek Rivers out of Youngstown State signed his deal with the Patriots on Thursday, according to his agent’s Twitter account . The defensive end was selected No. 83 overall in the draft. Rivers finished his career with a...
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Malcolm Butler was not at minicamp on Thursday. (Michael Madrid/USA Today Sports)
Ryan Hannable
June 08, 2017 - 2:45 pm
The Patriots held their final minicamp practice on Thursday and a prominent member of the secondary wasn’t in attendance. According to reporters in attendance, cornerback Malcolm Butler was not present. In addition, Lawrence Guy and Andrew Jelks were also missing. Like the other days, Dont’a...
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Julian Edelman reportedly is nearing a contract extension. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)
Ryan Hannable
June 08, 2017 - 2:09 pm
Julian Edelman was scheduled to be a free agent after this season, but it appears that won’t be the case. According to the NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo , the Patriots and Edelman are moving toward a contract extension that should be completed in the next day or so. Edelman was set to earn $3 million...
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