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A five-point plan for successful Patriots offseason

Ryan Hannable  |  02/26/2017 - 11:27pm EST

It's only been three weeks since Super Bowl LI, but the planning for 2017 is already in full swing for the Patriots and the other 31 NFL teams. The NFL combine is this week in Indianapolis and with that many teams have an idea of how they want to change/upgrade their roster for next season. Teams identify needs and now are deciding which is the best way to go about fixing them -- either via free agency or through the draft. Even though it's hard to criticize the Patriots in 2016, there are some positions the team could improve upon, and with a number of impending unrestricted free agents, there are some decisions that need to be made. With all that in mind, here is a five-point plan for the Patriots to have a successful offseason. 1. Re-sign ...

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John Tomase  |  02/23/2017 - 3:46pm EST

Another NBA trade deadline, another quiet day for the Celtics. Thursday's deadline came and went at 3 p.m. and the Celtics did nothing. Though they were linked to Pacers star Paul George early in the day -- and were even reportedly willing to surrender the potential No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft to get him -- nothing came of the rumors. But they also, surprisingly, failed to address a massive deficiency in the rebounding department with even a secondary move. They instead watched one of their reported targets, Phoenix forward P.J. Tucker, go to the rival Raptors for the low, low price of Jared Sullinger and two second-round picks. The Celtics seem content with the team they have. Are you? Because as well as they've played recently to ...

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John Tomase  |  02/23/2017 - 12:45pm EST

The clock is ticking towards Thursday afternoon's NBA trade deadline, and here's my take on where things stand with the Celtics, to be updated throughout the day. 1. Paul George is in play The incomparable Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the C's have relented on this year's Nets pick, which could be No. 1 overall, in discussions for George, the All-Star swingman who belongs in that next tier of franchise players after LeBron James, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and Kawhi Leonard. I've made my thoughts on keeping the Nets picks pretty clear, but of all the possible trade targets we've heard about over the last week (Jimmy Butler, Blake Griffin, et al. ...), George is the only one I'd consider trading the potential top pick ...

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Rob Bradford  |  02/23/2017 - 9:15am EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- They sit down the end of the clubhouse, in the same spot guys like Deven Marrero and Xander Bogaerts inhabited during their first go-round with the big leaguers. Sam Travis and Rafael Devers aren't mingling much. Just enough. They're keeping their eyes wide, collecting the $95 of meal money and going about their business. "I just sat back and watched how they handled business," Marrero remembered regarding his first invitation to big league camp in 2013, the year after he was drafted. And that's what these guys are doing. But as innocuous as Travis and Devers might seem, they represent a very important piece of the Red Sox' puzzle. There aren't a lot of minor leaguers this team is truly banking on, but these are ...

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02/23/2017 - 9:15am

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- They sit down the end of the clubhouse, in the same spot guys like Deven Marrero and Xander Bogaerts inhabited during their first go-round with the big leaguers. Sam Travis and Rafael Devers aren't mingling much. Just enough. They're keeping their eyes wide, collecting the $95 of meal money and going about their business. "I ... more »

02/23/2017 - 3:46pm

Another NBA trade deadline, another quiet day for the Celtics. Thursday's deadline came and went at 3 p.m. and the Celtics did nothing. Though they were linked to Pacers star Paul George early in the day -- and were even reportedly willing to surrender the potential No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft to get him -- nothing came of the rumors. But ... more »

02/08/2017 - 9:29pm

On Monday, Bill Belichick lamented that the Super Bowl win was nice, but the Patriots are still “five weeks behind” the rest of the NFL when it came to offseason prep work. “If you don’t do a good job with your football team in February, March and April, you’re probably going to see that in January,” Belichick ... more »

12/22/2016 - 11:32am

Bad news, Claude Julien. You may want to sit down for this. Turns out things aren’t going great for the Bruins and the rumblings may soon come about a coaching change. If they aren’t yet, fans will be restless and radio hosts will be, well, radio hosts. You are going to hear a lot of things about being fired. Fortunately for you, ... more »

03/06/2016 - 10:42pm

Jessica Moran, a reporter for Comcast SportsNet who covers the Red Sox, resigned from the network Friday amid questions about the nature of her relationship with the team's manager, John Farrell. "I have stepped away from Comcast SportsNet as I thought it was in my best personal and professional interest to do so," Moran wrote in a text to ... more »

02/06/2017 - 3:40am

HOUSTON - Dont'a Hightower knew his dreams of another Super Bowl ring were dimming fast. Julio Jones made one of the most incredible catches in Super Bowl history over the outstretched hands of Eric Rowe at the Patriots 22 with just under five minutes left in the fourth quarter and the Patriots trailing, 28-20. It couldn't possibly end like this, could ... more »

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