Just from his one year in New England, it’s well known Martellus Bennett is a very charitable guy.

The tight end is continuing his efforts in Green Bay.

On Saturday, Bennett said on Twitter he plans to donate all the money he makes as commission on his jersey sales to after school programs he’s working to put together.

Just from his one year in New England, it’s well known Martellus Bennett is a very charitable guy.

The tight end is continuing his efforts in Green Bay.

On Saturday, Bennett said on Twitter he plans to donate all the money he makes as commission on his jersey sales to after school programs he’s working to put together.

Bennett added he got the idea from his brother Michael, who is donating all his endorsement money to charity this season.

He will be wearing No. 80 with the Packers.

Blog Author: 
Ryan Hannable

With the Patriots still seemingly in the market for a running back, some have tried to connect the dots to have Adrian Peterson land a deal with the Patriots.

Well, that probably isn’t happening considering his asking price.

Don't expect Adrian Peterson in New England.(Brace Hemmelgarn/USA Today Sports)

Don’t expect Adrian Peterson in New England. (Brace Hemmelgarn/USA Today Sports)

With the Patriots still seemingly in the market for a running back, some have tried to connect the dots to have Adrian Peterson land a deal with the Patriots.

Well, that probably isn’t happening considering his asking price.

According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Peterson is still on the market in part because of a hefty initial asking price. The report adds Peterson wants more than $8 million in the first year of a contract.

The Patriots never pay running backs more than $3 million a year, so them going to $8 million for Peterson just isn’t going to happen.

Peterson recently turned 32 and missed 13 games in 2016 with a knee injury, but is still one of the best running backs in the game over the last 10 years.

New England could draft a running back high in the draft, or potentially bring back LeGarrette Blount, who still hasn’t been signed.

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Blog Author: 
Ryan Hannable

On Thursday, Bill Belichick was at Ohio State and Matt Patricia at Notre Dame, and on Friday the two met up at Michigan for its pro day.

On Thursday, Bill Belichick was at Ohio State and Matt Patricia at Notre Dame, and on Friday the two met up at Michigan for its pro day.

The pair joined a number of prominent NFL names also in attendance including Sean Payton, Marvin Lewis, Mike Tomlin and Todd Bowles. Also joining Belichick and Patricia are Belichick’s two sons — Steve, the Patriots’ safeties coach and Brian, who joined the staff this past year as a scout.

There are a few intriguing Michigan players the Patriots could be interested in.

Many have connected them to Jabrill Peppers. He played all over the field for Jim Harbaugh playing both safety and linebacker, while also playing some receiver on offense. Some believe the versatility naturally makes him a fit for New England, while others say it is just hype.

Another name to keep an eye on is tight end Jake Butt. He suffered a torn ACL late in the year, but on Friday he told the NFL Network’s Mike Mayock he will be ready to play again in mid-July, which is ahead of schedule.

New England could be interested in selecting a tight end, and they could get good value on Butt as he will likely slide down in the draft due to the injury.

Blog Author: 
Ryan Hannable

On Thursday, Tom Brady’s stolen jerseys from Super Bowl XLIX and LI were returned to the Patriots by the FBI after they were discovered in Mexico.

Roger Goodell discussed Tom Brady's jersey being returned to the Patriots. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)

Roger Goodell discussed Tom Brady’s jersey being returned to the Patriots. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)

On Thursday, Tom Brady’s stolen jerseys from Super Bowl XLIX and LI were returned to the Patriots by the FBI after they were discovered in Mexico.

The jerseys were stolen by Martin Mauricio Ortega, a former newspaper executive, as he took the jerseys following both Super Bowls from the Patriots’ locker room.

After an in-depth investigation involving a number of law enforcement agencies, the jerseys were found early this week.

Appearing on ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike on Thursday, commissioner Roger Goodell offered his thoughts on the case.

“We did support the federal officials of the FBI and other law enforcement authorities, the Patriots security team and our security team. They all worked together and worked through what I thought was a very extensive investigation,” said Goodell. “As it turns out it was in the possession of a credentialed member of the international media, so it actually went outside the country here.

“It’s still an ongoing investigation, so I can’t add an awful lot to it or a lot of specifics to it, but we’re happy we were able to retrieve the jerseys, get it back to Tom [Brady] and I think that’s a good outcome here.”

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Blog Author: 
Ryan Hannable

If the Patriots are indeed interested in Darrelle Revis, they haven’t acted on it yet.

Darrelle Revis and the Patriots reportedly haven't talked about a contract.  (Billie Weiss/Getty Images)

Darrelle Revis and the Patriots reportedly haven’t talked about a contract. (Billie Weiss/Getty Images)

If the Patriots are indeed interested in Darrelle Revis, they haven’t acted on it yet.

According to CSNNE’s Tom E. Curran, the Patriots and Revis have not discussed a deal that would bring the cornerback back to New England.

On Thursday, CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora quoted a NFL personnel man who said he is convinced Revis will return to the Patriots.

“We did our work on him. He can still play,” the personnel man told La Canfora. “He can cover. He doesn’t have that long speed anymore; he’s not going to cover a No. 1 receiver deep. But he can cover in tight spaces and he has great instincts. The film is not as bad as some would have you believe. He’s a perfect fit in that quarters scheme Belichick runs, and they have the kind of safeties who can help him out, too. We’re convinced he’s going back to New England. It just makes too much sense.”

 

Revis, 31, was released by the Jets before the start of free agency, but is still owed $6 million from the team, so whatever team signs him likely doesn’t need to give him a big contract.

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