Everyone knows what Bill Belichick is like at press conferences, and now people may see what he’s like in a courtroom.

Bill Belichick may be asked to appear in court for the Aaron Hernandez trial. (Kelley L Cox/USA Today Sports)

Bill Belichick may be asked to appear in court for the Aaron Hernandez trial. (Kelley L Cox/USA Today Sports)

Everyone knows what Bill Belichick is like at press conferences, and now people may see what he’s like in a courtroom.

According to Bob McGovern of the Boston Herald, Belichick has been added to the list of potential defense witnesses who could testify during the upcoming double-homicide trial of Aaron Hernandez.

Other people on the list include Josh McDaniels and Maurkice Pouncey, an offensive lineman for the Steelers.

The trial is scheduled to start next Wednesday, but just because Belichick is on the list, it doesn’t mean he will need to appear — the defense team would have to call on him.

Hernandez is accused of killing Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in a drive-by shooting on July 16, 2012.

The former NFL tight end was with the Patriots from 2010-12 before he was released immediately after he was connected to the murder of Odin Lloyd, which he is serving a life sentence for.

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Ryan Hannable

Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jersey is still missing and the quarterback took to social media on Wednesday to try and figure out who took it after the game.

Brady posted a “suspect board” with many people on it, including Julian Edelman and Lady Gaga. He had the caption: Hey @edelman11 “Ya suspect, yeah you! I don’t know what your reputation is in this town, but after that s@?# you pulled, you can bet l’ll be looking into you!

See for yourself.

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Ryan Hannable

Robert Kraft sat down with Andrea Kramer on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” for a wide-ranging interview the week after the Patriots won Super Bowl LI, which aired Tuesday night.

Robert Kraft noted President Donald Trump was there for him when his wife Myra passed away. (John David Mercer/USA Today Sports)

Robert Kraft noted President Donald Trump was there for him when his wife Myra passed away. (John David Mercer/USA Today Sports)

Robert Kraft sat down with Andrea Kramer on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” for a wide-ranging interview the week after the Patriots won Super Bowl LI, which aired Tuesday night.

Kraft touched on Deflategate and if he holds any grudges against the league for the way it was handled, and also among other things hit on his relationship with President Donald Trump.

The Patriots owner has been spotted numerous times of late with the president, including at his inauguration and most recently having dinner with Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and their wives at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida two weekends ago.

He noted Trump was there for him when his wife Myra passed away in 2011, calling multiple times a week to check in on him. And just because he’s friendly with him, doesn’t mean he agrees with all of his views.

“Do I agree with everything he says or espouses? No, but he’s a friend,” Kraft said.

Kraft added: “This country is awesome, and whomever is president of the United States, I will try to support. I’ve done that since the 1960s.”

The days around the Super Bowl were quite busy for Kraft with multiple events taking place before and after the game.

“Think about the eight days I had. We had Elton John perform at a party. We have the Super bowl where from the depths of depression we go to the elation of a victory,” Kraft said. “We have this trophy and on a snowy day in Boston we have over a million people. Then the president invites you to dinner with the prime minister [of Japan]. It’s a pretty cool week.”

Another noteworthy clip was Kraft recalling the days after the team drafted Brady in 2000 and how confident he was even as a rookie.

“I’ll always remember him coming down the stairs at the old stadium,” Kraft said. “He said to me ‘Hi. I’m Tom Brady.’ He looked me in the eye and said, ‘And I’m the best decision this organization has ever made.'”

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Ryan Hannable

It seems the Patriots will only trade Jimmy Garoppolo if they get a good enough reason to do so, and it appears that might actually happen.

Several teams reportedly are ready to make offers for Jimmy Garoppolo. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

Several teams reportedly are ready to make offers for Jimmy Garoppolo. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

It seems the Patriots will only trade Jimmy Garoppolo if they get a good enough reason to do so, and it appears that might actually happen.

According to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report, multiple league executives believe several teams are preparing to make blockbuster offers for Garoppolo.

They believe a draft shakeup is coming and that it will involve Garoppolo. The report adds many around the league believe Garoppolo can be a franchise quarterback and is worth at least a first-round pick.

Teams who likely are interested in Garoppolo include the Browns, Bears, 49ers and Texans.

With teams gathering at the NFL combine next week, Garoppolo could be a big topic with teams potentially discussing potential offers with the Patriots.

For more on Garoppolo’s future in New England, Ryan Hannable wrote about it today.

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Jimmy Garoppolo was on Adam Schefter's podcast Tuesday. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)Being the backup quarterback, it isn't too often Jimmy Garoppolo speaks and it's even more rare he comments about his future.



Early Tuesday night, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported there is a “real possibility” Martellus Bennett leaves the Patriots v

Martellus Bennett tweeted he hasn't thought about free agency. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)

Martellus Bennett tweeted he hasn’t thought about free agency. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)

Early Tuesday night, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported there is a “real possibility” Martellus Bennett leaves the Patriots via free agency.

Rapoport noted Bennett’s asking price and offers he likely will receive as reasons why he will likely sign with another team. Since the Patriots already have Rob Gronkowski, it is unlikely they will be able to pay Bennett what he wants.

Minutes after the report surfaced, Bennett responded on Twitter in a way only Bennett could.

“I haven’t given free agency a ton of thought at this moment to be truly honest,” Bennett tweeted. “I’ve been in MartyLand creating for @ImaginationAgcy.”

He added: “I haven’t asked for anything either. I’m just chilling. Lol”

Free agency begins in early March and it appears likely Bennett will get a number of offers.

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Ryan Hannable