It doesn't appear Michael Floyd will be returning to the Patriots next season. (Reinhold Matay/USA Today Sports)

It doesn’t appear Michael Floyd will be returning to the Patriots next season. (Reinhold Matay/USA Today Sports)

Judging by what Michael Floyd said during Super Bowl week he would like to return to New England next season, but with him being a free agent, it isn’t completely up to him.

The Patriots would need to offer him a contract.

“I hope to be back in Foxboro,” Floyd said the week of the Super Bowl. “I love it here. I hope that I can make that happen, for sure.”

Added Floyd: “I have no idea how that process works. I haven’t experienced it, but I’m sure it’s exciting and I can’t wait. I hope I’m here.”

As it stands now, the Patriots have Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Malcolm Mitchell and Danny Amendola under contract for next season as receivers. It is worth noting Amendola has a cap hit of close to $8 million and if he returns, he will do so with a new contract.

So, is there room for Floyd?

The short answer may be no. With those players, the only player under the age of 28 is Mitchell, who was a rookie this past season. The Patriots need to try and get younger at the position and because of that, Floyd might not be the best option. While the team doesn’t necessarily need to draft a receiver, they should make an attempt to get a younger player in the mix.

Floyd was claimed by the Patriots on December 15, a day after being released by the Cardinals following a DUI arrest. He played in two regular season games, with his best being Week 17 against the Dolphins catching three passes and a touchdown, as well as delivering a huge block to spring Edelman for a long touchdown.

He was active for the divisional round with Mitchell out, but then was inactive for the AFC title game and Super Bowl. Floyd and Tom Brady didn’t appear to be on the same page in the divisional round on a few plays. It’s not totally known just how well Floyd picked up the offense in his two months with the team, but did do a good job of simulating Julio Jones in the two weeks leading up to Super Bowl LI.

The 27-year-old isn’t in a position to cash in on a big deal given his year, so he may be best suited to take a one-year, prove it type contract next season. Given the Patriots’ situation at receiver, it may not be best with them.

New England could add another young receiver to have four along with Edelman, Hogan and Mitchell, but then if the Patriots wanted to have five, Amendola would be a better option than Floyd because of his chemistry with Brady and ability to make clutch plays.

While Floyd was never an issue with the Patriots, he may be with another team next season.

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Ryan Hannable

Last week, Chris Long shredded a New York Daily News columnist for writing him a dopey open letter about skipping the Patriots’ upcoming White House visit.

Former Patriots cornerback Leonard Myers passed away at age 38 after a battle with cancer, according to the University of Miami.

Myers was drafted in the sixth round of the 2001 draft, the same year the Patriots won their first Super Bowl, but was inactive for the game. He may be most known for selling his Super Bowl ring on eBay for $32,600.

After three seasons with the Patriots, Myers spent time with the Saints, Jets and Lions, and then played in the Canadian Football League.

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Ryan Hannable

Former Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis may have lost a step for the Jets last season, but apparently he is still not to be messed with off the field.

Darrelle Revis

Darrelle Revis

Former Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis may have lost a step for the Jets last season, but apparently he is still not to be messed with off the field.

According to Pittsburgh TV station WTAE, Revis is being investigated about weekend altercation and could face felony charges.

According to WTAE, a police officer saw Revis talking to two men on Pittsburgh’s trendy South Side. When the officer returned, the two men were unconscious.

One of them reportedly shot a cellphone video of the altercation, which Revis attempted to delete.

Revis’s attorney, Blaine Jones, told WTAE that Revis was a victim.

“Mr. Revis came home to Pittsburgh this past weekend to visit family and friends. During that time, Mr. Revis went by a location in the South Side that he is in the process of developing,” Jones said in the email. “Mr. Revis was physically assaulted while at that location by a group of at least five people. Mr. Revis feared for his safety and retreated from the aggressors.”

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WEEI

Not only will Malcolm Butler and Tom Brady be featured on the big screen, so will their coach Bill Belichick.

Belichick has agreed to narrate a one-hour film called, “D-Day: Over Normandy”.

Bill Belichick to narrate an upcoming military film. (Michael Madrid/USA Today Sports)

Bill Belichick to narrate an upcoming military film. (Michael Madrid/USA Today Sports)

Not only will Malcolm Butler and Tom Brady be featured on the big screen, so will their coach Bill Belichick.

Belichick has agreed to narrate a one-hour film called, “D-Day: Over Normandy”.

According to a release, the film “is a unique production in that it relies primarily on only drone aerial shots of many of the important Allied objectives on June 6, 1944 as the liberation of western Europe got underway.”

“Growing up in Annapolis, Maryland, where my father coached football at the United States Naval Academy, I understand the importance of preserving the memory of those who served our nation during World War II,” Belichick said in the release. “Every day of my childhood, I was immersed in the tradition of the United States Navy. I was, and remain, inspired by their discipline, teamwork and courage, especially the sailors who fought on D-Day and in the Pacific theater, where the U.S. Pacific Fleet sacrificed so much for ultimate victory. The Navy, Army, Air Force and Marines made one heck of a team in World War II.”

The movie, which is produced by Rhode Island’s Tim Gray, is set to air on PBS stations around the country.

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Ryan Hannable

With three quarterbacks on the roster — Tom Brady, Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett — it only makes sense for the Patriots to look to trade one this offseason.

It appears Jimmy Garoppolo will be traded this offseason. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

It appears Jimmy Garoppolo will be traded this offseason. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

With three quarterbacks on the roster — Tom Brady, Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett — it only makes sense for the Patriots to look to trade one this offseason.

With Brady reportedly wanting to play into his mid-40s and Brissett being just a rookie, Garoppolo seems like the player to be dealt.

Garoppolo is entering the final year of his rookie deal and the Patriots could likely get a decent haul in return for him. There’s some debate of whether or not the Patriots should trade the Eastern Illinois product because of his talent, but things appear to be trending in that direction.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter seems to believe the Patriots will get an offer they cannot refuse and Garoppolo will be dealt.

“There are different people in the Patriots organization that have different schools of thought there. I talked to one person a month ago who said he would be floored if they trade Jimmy Garoppolo,” Schefter said Wednesday on ESPN’s “Mike & Mike” morning show. “[But] I just think there’s going to be too much interest, and somebody’s eventually going to offer enough to pry him loose.”

Schefter believes the Bears and the Browns are the two likeliest destinations, but there are plenty of teams who are in need of a quarterback.

“There are enough teams out there with a need at the quarterback position, and there just aren’t a lot of quarterbacks out there that … I think there will be calls,” Schefter said. “And it’ll be up to some team to convince the Patriots to offer enough to want to part ways with him.”

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Ryan Hannable

According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, Tom Brady and the Patriots have expressed mutual interest in a new contract. These are very early talks and nothing appears imminent.