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Ryan Hannable
April 19, 2018 - 10:07 pm
According to the team, legendary Patriots broadcaster Gil Santos has passed away. Thursday was his 80th birthday. “For generations of Patriots fans, Gil Santos was and forever will be known as the ‘Voice of the Patriots.’ Tonight , I am deeply saddened to learn of his passing on a day that he was...
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Ryan Hannable
April 19, 2018 - 5:20 pm
The 2018 Patriots regular-season schedule was released Thursday, although a little premature thanks to The Athletic's Jeff Howe. It features some of the most anticipated games on the entire NFL slate, including a Week 2 AFC championship rematch against the Jaguars, and then a big Week 15 showdown...
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Ryan Hannable
April 19, 2018 - 3:39 pm
The 2018 NFL regular-season schedule officially will be released Thursday night, but courtesy of The Athletic's Jeff Howe the Patriots' games are known ahead of time. Some highlights are the Patriots hosting the Texans at 1 p.m. in Week 1, traveling to Jacksonville for a rematch of the AFC title...
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Ryan Hannable
April 19, 2018 - 3:12 pm
One of the biggest free agents the Patriots lost this offseason was running back Dion Lewis. Speaking to reporters at Gillette Stadium Thursday, James White was asked how the offense will look to replace him. "We've got to do it collectively," he said. "That guy is a special player. He can run,...
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Ryan Hannable
April 19, 2018 - 12:56 pm
The NFL draft is exactly a week away and really anything can happen when it comes to the Patriots. With four picks in the top 63 overall, Bill Belichick has the ability to move anywhere on the board he wants. He can trade up to the top of the first round, he could trade pick to acquire more middle-...
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Ryan Hannable
April 19, 2018 - 9:58 am
Over the last few months, lots of deals were discussed among NFL teams and agents with free agency taking place. One of the biggest aspects of the process is how much agents respect the teams and executives they are dealing with. USA Today conducted a poll with about 25 agents and the results found...
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Ryan Hannable
April 18, 2018 - 9:22 pm
Rob Ninkovich knows a thing or two about playing for Bill Belichick and the Patriots, so appearing on Dale & Keefe Wednesday he was able to give good perspective on Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski missing the start of the Patriots offseason workout program. Ninkovich seemed to indicate it's not as...
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Ryan Hannable
April 18, 2018 - 7:34 pm
Tom Brady has taken less money for years, but maybe his attitude has changed. The 40-year-old has base salaries of $14 million for the final two years of his contract and cap hits of $22 million, but it appears Brady wants more money. Speaking on Wednesday's edition of NFL Up to the Minute , Ian...
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Ryan Hannable
April 18, 2018 - 5:48 pm
The Patriots clearly are in the market for a quarterback in the 2018 draft, but have kept their workouts close to the vest -- until Wednesday. According to NFL Media's Tom Pelissero , the Patriots have quietly been conducting private workouts leading up to the draft with quarterbacks, including...
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Ryan Hannable
April 18, 2018 - 5:14 pm
Although Tom Brady reportedly hasn't 100 percent committed to playing in 2018, his actions seem to indicate otherwise. According to Pro Football Talk , Brady already has made plans to get together with some of his teammates between the end of the offseason program and the start of training camp...
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