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Ryan Hannable
April 05, 2018 - 8:31 pm
After losing a wide receiver earlier in the week when Brandin Cooks was traded to the Rams, the Patriots gained another receiver Thursday night. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Patriots have signed wide out Jordan Matthews to a one-year deal. He reportedly visited the team earlier in the...
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Ryan Hannable
April 05, 2018 - 5:30 pm
Following being traded to the Rams earlier in the week, Brandin Cooks doesn't have any hard feelings towards Bill Belichick and the Patriots. Cooks was introduced to the Rams media on Thursday and speaking to reporters afterwards he was very complimentary towards the Patriots organization with the...
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Ryan Hannable
April 05, 2018 - 10:10 am
It seems likely the Patriots will be drafting a quarterback in this month's draft, but the question is who and in which part of the draft. Maybe it's as high as the middle of the first round as the team apparently has a lot of interest in Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield. According to the New...
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Ryan Hannable
April 05, 2018 - 6:00 am
The trade of Brandin Cooks was a great deal for the Patriots. Somehow they were able to get a first-round pick for a player they likely were only going to get one more year with, as there was little chance the Patriots would have been able to re-sign him next offseason. It made a ton of sense for...
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Ryan Hannable
April 04, 2018 - 3:59 pm
While not as big as Tuesday's trade, the Patriots made a small move on Wednesday. According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport , the Patriots have signed tight end Troy Niklas to a 1-year deal after he visited the team on Monday. The tight end, who played at Notre Dame and was drafted by the Cardinals in...
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Ryan Hannable
April 04, 2018 - 2:55 pm
When Julian Edelman was visiting former teammate Danny Amendola in Texas recently he got a message on Instagram which read , “Dude, there is a kid in your comment section says he s going to shoot up a school, i think you should alert the authority.” A story in the New York Times detailed what...
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Ryan Hannable
April 04, 2018 - 2:34 pm
With the Patriots dealing Brandin Cooks to the Rams on Tuesday, the team saved around $8 million against the cap for 2018, which now has their cap number over $14 million. This gives them options. No. 1, the extra money could go towards Rob Gronkowski. The tight end hasn't committed yet to playing...
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Alex Reimer
April 04, 2018 - 12:06 pm
Johnny Manziel is backtracking from some candid comments about his experience with the Browns that made it seem as if the quarterback was blaming Cleveland for his NFL failures. In an interview Wednesday with “The Dan Patrick Show,” Manziel said the Browns should have realized he didn’t dedicate...
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Ryan Hannable
April 04, 2018 - 11:39 am
After the Patriots acquired the No. 23 overall pick in the draft from the Rams as part of the Brandin Cooks trade, the team now has four picks in the top 63 overall. The prevailing thought is one of these picks will be used on a quarterback. Appearing on Kirk & Callahan Wednesday morning , ESPN...
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Ryan Hannable
April 04, 2018 - 10:46 am
The Patriots' draft board looks a lot different Wednesday than it did on Tuesday following the trade of wide receiver Brandin Cooks. New England traded the wide out and a fourth-round pick to the Rams in exchange for the No. 23 overall pick and a sixth-round pick. The team now has two first-...
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