There were reports that Belichick contacted Chip Kelly by phone over the course of the week. The boys talk about Kelly and if he can have some type of role with the Pats.

[0:03:35] ... like that I think that he would be part of quote unquote bill Belichick's kitchen cabinet or we've seen guys. Coming here in years past most notably Greg she Otto. Kind of you know take some ...
[0:06:21] ... taking place in Houston where they've just announced that their their Macon Mike Vrabel. The defensive coordinator but Crennel is staying now this is Crandall coming off of the statistically best defense. In the NFL. And ...
[0:10:27] ... into mortar go to FL Sunday until two preach upper Chris rice Jerry Porter and a house we'll have a Christian Fauria won thirteen. Jaber and seat at 130 we continue to talk about the two cup championship game was NFL Sunday rolls on ...





There were reports that Belichick contacted Chip Kelly by phone over the course of the week. The boys talk about Kelly and if he can have some type of role with the Pats.

[0:03:35] ... like that I think that he would be part of quote unquote bill Belichick's kitchen cabinet or we've seen guys. Coming here in years past most notably Greg she Otto. Kind of you know take some ...
[0:06:21] ... taking place in Houston where they've just announced that their their Macon Mike Vrabel. The defensive coordinator but Crennel is staying now this is Crandall coming off of the statistically best defense. In the NFL. And ...
[0:10:27] ... into mortar go to FL Sunday until two preach upper Chris rice Jerry Porter and a house we'll have a Christian Fauria won thirteen. Jaber and seat at 130 we continue to talk about the two cup championship game was NFL Sunday rolls on ...





Martellus Bennett has played through a lot this season, not missing a single game, and now we know what he’s been dealing with.

Martellus Bennett reportedly will need offseason ankle surgery. (David Butler II/USA Today Sports)

Martellus Bennett reportedly will need offseason ankle surgery. (David Butler II/USA Today Sports)

Martellus Bennett has played through a lot this season, not missing a single game, and now we know what he’s been dealing with.

According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Bennett has played this season with a cracked bone and bone chips in his ankle. The report also adds he will likely need surgery after the season.

Bennett was on the injury report every week with an ankle injury since Week 5, but came off last week prior to the divisional round. He was back on it this week with a knee injury suffered against the Texans.

Tom Brady noted his toughness and ability to play through pain earlier in the season.

“He’s been great,” Brady said in late November. “He’s been so productive for us and I really enjoy playing with him. You talk about a guy that’s been out at practice every day. I mean, he’s fought through a lot of stuff over the course of the year to be out there, trying to get better and improve. I think it shows a lot of mental toughness but it’s showing up with his ability to produce on the field.”

Bennett will be an unrestricted free agent after this season.

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Blog Author: 
Ryan Hannable
The Colts have canned Ryan Grigson but will retain Chuck Pagano. The guys talk about the future of the team and who they'll look to hire as GM.

[0:00:31] ... is this a total PR move late it in 04 for the Indianapolis Colts Peyton Manning ready to take over as GM. Our number one and and number two. Does he want to take over. As GM right ...
[0:01:51] ... on the the board. And then he can't figure out why he's kitten run roughshod over by nobody's like Joan it's great and somebody's likely get a report so what does he do he says. He ...
[0:03:44] ... just isn't Andrew Luck is static if that is indeed the case Peyton Manning takes hold because he understands. Obviously what Andrew Luck is going through and that is going to be hot it has to be his top priority is to protect. Like Burt Reynolds and wanted to know what that protect your quarterback you know that's that's yeah that's what that. The big boy who's Manning ...





The Colts have canned Ryan Grigson but will retain Chuck Pagano. The guys talk about the future of the team and who they'll look to hire as GM.

[0:00:31] ... is this a total PR move late it in 04 for the Indianapolis Colts Peyton Manning ready to take over as GM. Our number one and and number two. Does he want to take over. As GM right ...
[0:01:51] ... on the the board. And then he can't figure out why he's kitten run roughshod over by nobody's like Joan it's great and somebody's likely get a report so what does he do he says. He ...
[0:03:44] ... just isn't Andrew Luck is static if that is indeed the case Peyton Manning takes hold because he understands. Obviously what Andrew Luck is going through and that is going to be hot it has to be his top priority is to protect. Like Burt Reynolds and wanted to know what that protect your quarterback you know that's that's yeah that's what that. The big boy who's Manning ...





The Patriots will have a gameday roster decision to make in advance of Sunday’s AFC championship game.

Malcolm MItchell reportedly is expected to play against the Steelers. (Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports)

Malcolm MItchell reportedly is expected to play against the Steelers. (Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports)

The Patriots will have a gameday roster decision to make in advance of Sunday’s AFC championship game.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, rookie receiver Malcolm Mitchell will play against the Steelers after missing the last two games with a knee injury. The report also adds Chris Hogan (thigh) is good to go as well.

With Mitchell out against the Texans last weekend, the Patriots went with Hogan, Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola and Michael Floyd. This could be altered a bit Sunday with Mitchell appearing to be ready to go.

It seems unlikely the team will have five receivers active against the Steelers because of other needs on the roster. Edelman and Hogan are locks to play. Mitchell is playing, according to Schefter, so this leaves the Patriots seemingly deciding between Amendola and Floyd for the last wide receiver roster spot.

Amendola returned last week from an ankle injury that kept him out of the last month of the season. He was the fourth receiver on the depth chart, but it’s hard to say if that was just a case of him working his way back and not ready for a full work load.

Floyd, who joined the Patriots in December, played in the last two regular season games before the playoff game. The former Cardinals receiver didn’t have the best of games last Saturday, as his chemistry with Tom Brady appeared a tick off. Brady led Floyd too much on one of his interceptions and there seemed to be some issues with Floyd’s breaks on routes.

This reporter sees the Patriots going with Amendola over Floyd because of Amendola’s chemistry with Brady (remember how important he was in the playoffs the last time the Patriots won the Super Bowl?) and the fact he has some special teams value returning punts. Floyd doesn’t have any special teams value.

Ultimately, the final decision will be known around 5:10 p.m. Sunday when inactives are released.

Blog Author: 
Ryan Hannable
Pete, Price and Thornton get in to the X's and O's and start to break down the key players and match-ups later today between the Patriots and Steelers.

[0:01:12] ... know while there was there was some question. But it happening it's Super Bowl 49 penalty to directly impacted the that the patriots are good you were traveling part of themselves but and excusing it but ...
[0:03:31] ... I'm very ago. And I don't affect it every square foot old real estate in the world now. Is covered somewhere by a security camera exact language and it's not 1978. It's not like you know ...
[0:07:11] ... keep going back to the the nightmare scenario in the in the Super Bowl. Chris Matthews. And nobody ever heard of and the patriots were well literally incapable. Of defended him until. They've brought to you ...
[0:10:19] ... that you have to such guys. You know. You know granted to James White that's that's his job that that's that's a soldier up with Lois he does a policy runs between the tackles so I ...






Pete, Price and Thornton get in to the X's and O's and start to break down the key players and match-ups later today between the Patriots and Steelers.

[0:01:12] ... know while there was there was some question. But it happening it's Super Bowl 49 penalty to directly impacted the that the patriots are good you were traveling part of themselves but and excusing it but ...
[0:03:31] ... I'm very ago. And I don't affect it every square foot old real estate in the world now. Is covered somewhere by a security camera exact language and it's not 1978. It's not like you know ...
[0:07:11] ... keep going back to the the nightmare scenario in the in the Super Bowl. Chris Matthews. And nobody ever heard of and the patriots were well literally incapable. Of defended him until. They've brought to you ...
[0:10:19] ... that you have to such guys. You know. You know granted to James White that's that's his job that that's that's a soldier up with Lois he does a policy runs between the tackles so I ...