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Rob Bradford
April 21, 2018 - 1:23 pm
Rob Gronkowski is dropping hints regarding his return for the 2018 season. And he's doing it in an appropriately bizarre manner. Appearing at a press conference for Monster Energy, promoting a Supercross event at Gillette Stadium, Gronkowski offered his first public clue as to whether or not a...
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Tom Brady and Bill Belichick
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John Tomase
April 19, 2018 - 1:40 am
So this is how the greatest coach-quarterback partnership in NFL history ends: by picking sides. It's one thing to debate who deserves more credit for the titles. There's no wrong answer, because no one's taking away those five Lombardis. It's quite another to spy the looming apocalypse and rally...
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John Tomase
April 03, 2018 - 12:23 am
I started to understand Bill Belichick's motivational methods the day no Patriots receivers would talk to me after a blowout victory in Buffalo. You probably remember the game. It was one of the most shocking of the 2007 season. Randy Moss caught four touchdowns in the first half of a 56-10 victory...
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John Tomase
March 28, 2018 - 12:53 pm
It's doubtful he'll be playing himself this time. We still don't know if Rob Gronkowski plans to retire and join the WWE, but it sounds like a potential acting career is real. According to Jeff Sneider of The Tracking Board , Gronk has signed on to play an unspecified role in Mel Gibson's next...
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WEEI
March 16, 2018 - 7:13 pm
The Patriots have reportedly added another running back to their backfield. According to ESPN's Field Yates , New England is signing former Bengal Jeremy Hill. He was reportedly in Foxboro for a visit Friday. The 25-year-old has spent his first four years in the league with the Bengals. Hill is a...
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Adrian Clayborn
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WEEI
March 16, 2018 - 6:54 pm
The Patriots have found some pass-rushing help. According to multiple reports, New England has reached an agreement with free agent defensive end Adrian Clayborn. Clayborn was reportedly in Foxboro for a visit Thursday night, and apparently it went well. The 6-foot-3, 281-pounder turns 30 in July...
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John Tomase
March 16, 2018 - 3:51 pm
Danny Shelton couldn't have been more relaxed when he received the call that would upend his football career. The newest Patriots defensive lineman, acquired in a trade with the Browns this week, told Patriots.com what he was doing when he received word of the deal. "I had just got home from my...
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Tom Brady
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John Tomase
March 15, 2018 - 12:44 am
That sound you just heard wasn't an icicle crashing from the eaves. It was another Patriots player leaping off the lighthouse at Gillette Stadium and running for his life. There are bad weeks and then there's what's transpiring in Foxboro. The Patriots have started the NFL offseason with a bang...
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John Tomase
March 14, 2018 - 3:06 pm
So much for Trent Murphy. The Redskins outside linebacker, considered a target of Bill Belichick, spurned the Patriots to sign a three-year, $21 million contract with the Bills, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network and Adam Schefter of ESPN. Murphy was considered an intriguing fit in New...
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Adrian Clayborn
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John Tomase
March 14, 2018 - 1:49 pm
With a steady exodus of talent leaving New England -- Danny Amendola, Nate Solder, Malcom Butler, Dion Lewis -- it's only a matter of time before the Patriots acquire a player of note. One possibility? Pass-rushing defensive end Adrian Clayborn of the Falcons. According to ESPN , the Patriots "...
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