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Ryan Hannable
April 25, 2018 - 1:45 pm
Over the last few weeks, there have been lots of reports connecting the Patriots to Lamar Jackson, but nothing really specific -- until Wednesday. Speaking to reporters in Dallas in advance of the draft, Jackson revealed he met with the Patriots twice. Once at the Gillette Stadium facility for an...
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Alex Reimer
April 25, 2018 - 12:53 pm
Robert Kraft publicly condemned President Donald Trump last year after the Commander-in-chief lambasted players who kneel during the national anthem as “sons of bitches.” In a statement, the Patriots owner said he was “deeply disappointed” with the tone of Trump’s comments. In private, it turns out...
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Ryan Hannable
April 25, 2018 - 12:48 pm
How much should we look into the players the Patriots host for official top-30 pre-draft visits? It's hard to say. Sometimes there's legitimate interest, sometimes it's for medical purposes, and other times it is just a smokescreen. A look back at who the Patriots have hosted the last few years...
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Ryan Hannable
April 25, 2018 - 12:16 pm
After a (sort of) suspenseful few months this offseason, Rob Gronkowski announced Tuesday night he will be back in 2018. With his status up in the air, many pegged tight end as a priority in the draft for the Patriots and while him returning makes it less of a need, the Patriots absolutely should...
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Pete Davidson
April 25, 2018 - 11:54 am
Last year’s tight end class really set a new standard for the position. I doubt we’ll see another group like that for a long while. It’s probably natural to expect a bit of a down year in the wake of such a deeply packed class, but that is not at all the case. The 2018 class is a strong group...
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Ryan Hannable
April 25, 2018 - 8:34 am
On Tuesday, Rob Gronkowski and Bill Belichick met and apparently a lot was accomplished. The tight end announced on social media he will be returning for 2018, and then ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Gronkowski will not be traded. There were rumors of late Belichick could have been so frustrated...
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Kyle DaLuz
April 24, 2018 - 6:48 pm
After an offseason of speculation as to whether or not Rob Gronkowski would be back on the field in 2018, we have our answer. The Patriots tight end announced via his Instagram Tuesday evening that he will play the upcoming 2018 season after meeting with coach Bill Belichick. ESPN's Adam Schefter...
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Ryan Hannable
April 24, 2018 - 3:25 pm
One of the underrated parts of the NFL draft, is the undrafted free agents who sign almost immediately following the final pick of the draft. These have proven to be very important for the Patriots, as they have had an undrafted free agent make the 53-man roster in 14 straight seasons. Last year,...
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John Tomase
April 24, 2018 - 2:23 pm
There's still no word on when we might see Rob Gronkowski in a Patriots uniform, but at least his horse is on the mend. Gronkowski the horse, a 3-year-old colt, will resume training next week in preparation for his U.S. debut in June's Belmont Stakes, his owners announced. The equine Gronk has been...
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Pete Davidson
April 24, 2018 - 12:06 pm
Can you feel it? The NFL Draft is just a few short days away. This is the event that really separates the NFL from its competitors. No other major sport has anything in its offseason that even remotely compares to what NFL fans get on draft day. Sorry NBA fans. Your draft is fun, but you know I’m...
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