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Ryan Hannable
April 13, 2018 - 10:03 am
FOXBORO -- When thinking about Bill Belichick and the Patriots, some may think the organization is opposed to mock drafts, but when speaking at his pre-draft press conference Friday morning, the coach shared it does actually use them when preparing for the draft. The organization sometimes conducts...
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Ryan Hannable
April 13, 2018 - 9:25 am
FOXBORO -- One of the biggest storylines for Patriots in this year's draft is if and when they will draft a quarterback. With Tom Brady turning 41 years old before next season and the only other quarterback on the roster being Brian Hoyer, the team needs to look into bringing in a younger player...
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Ryan Hannable
April 12, 2018 - 5:37 pm
New Patriots wide out Jordan Matthews has worn No. 87 for the majority of his career, and obviously that wasn't available in New England, so he decided to go with No. 80. But, before making it official, he made sure to check with the last member of the Patriots to wear the number -- Danny Amendola...
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Ryan Hannable
April 12, 2018 - 1:52 pm
When the left tackle position is brought up with the Patriots, 2017 third-round pick Tony Garcia is almost like an after thought. The Troy product missed all of last season with reported blood clots in his lungs and lost 40 pounds. But, speaking to Greg Bedard of Boston Sports Journal during a "...
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Ryan Hannable
April 12, 2018 - 11:12 am
On Thursday, the first funeral for one of the Humboldt bus crash victims, broadcaster Tyler Bieber, is being held at the Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, where the Canadian Junior Hockey League team played its home games. According to ESPN's Emily Kaplan , Bieber was a Patriots fan...
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Ryan Hannable
April 12, 2018 - 10:44 am
The NFL draft is exactly two weeks from Thursday and for the first time in a few years the draft actually has a lot of buzz in New England as the team has two first-round picks and two second-round picks. It also seems likely it will be drafting a quarterback, who potentially could be Tom Brady's...
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Ryan Hannable
April 12, 2018 - 9:47 am
On Wednesday, it was reported the team showing the most interest in quarterback Lamar Jackson is the Patriots. If they were to draft him, it seems like Tom Brady would be a fan. The NFL Network's Instagram account posted a picture of Jackson and Bill Belichick on Wednesday with a quote from NFL...
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Ryan Hannable
April 11, 2018 - 5:09 pm
Even though the NFL draft hasn't taken place, the 2018 preseason opponents have been released. The Patriots will host the Redskins (Week 1, Aug. 9-13) and Eagles (Week 2, Aug. 16-20) the first two weeks of the preseason and then travel to the Panthers (Week 3, Aug. 23-26) and the Giants (Week 4,...
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Ryan Hannable
April 11, 2018 - 3:30 pm
The Patriots are doing their due diligence on all kinds of quarterbacks before the NFL draft -- potential first-rounders to potential late-rounders. Appearing on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Wednesday, Western Kentucky quarterback Mike White said he met privately with Patriots director of player personnel...
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Ryan Hannable
April 11, 2018 - 2:01 pm
The Patriots have been connected to a lot of quarterbacks as the NFL draft approaches. One of the most intriguing quarterbacks coming out is Louisville's Lamar Jackson and according to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report , the Patriots are the team showing the most interest. The report adds teams have...
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