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WEEI's coverage of the latest news and rumors about the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins.

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Rob Bradford
October 06, 2019 - 7:53 am
What Scott Boras said about his client shouldn't have surprised anyone. "When you go back and look at the last three years, this is one of the greatest hitters in Major League Baseball," the agent said on the "Big-Time Baseball" podcast when talking about J.D. Martinez. "This is a person who is a...
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Jim Hackett
October 03, 2019 - 8:42 am
Starting 4-0 while going undefeated in both the division and the conference is a great way to finish the first quarter of the season. The Patriots are 1-0 against each of their three division opponents, which again is a great way to start. It sets them up beautifully for their perennial elite...
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Stephen Gostkowski
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Ryan Hannable
October 03, 2019 - 7:56 am
FOXBOROUGH — Some Patriots fans who asked for Stephen Gostkowski to be released may be taking those words back in the coming weeks. Gostkowski, who has missed five kicks overall in the first four games of the season, was placed on injured reserve Wednesday with a hip injury and reportedly will not...
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Tom Brady, Josh Gordon
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Andy Hart
October 02, 2019 - 6:46 am
What does the Patriots offense do consistently well right now? That’s the question facing New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and quarterback Tom Brady these days, one that’s not close to having an obvious answer. This isn’t just a knee-jerk reaction to the Patriots offensive struggles...
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Jonathan Jones
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Andy Hart
October 01, 2019 - 9:32 am
Patriots cornerback Jonathan Jones’ hit to Bills quarterback Josh Allen’s head in the second half of New England’s 16-10 win in Buffalo on Sunday has created more passionate polar-opposite reactions than the MAGA hat that once resided in Tom Brady’s locker. Depending on perspective it was either an...
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Stephen Gostkowski
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Ryan Hannable
October 01, 2019 - 7:30 am
Even though the Patriots are 4-0, there certainly are a few concerns with the team, including kicker Stephen Gostkowski. The veteran missed yet another kick Sunday against the Bills, but fortunately the botched extra-point did not come back to hurt the team, as the Patriots snuck away with a 16-10...
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Tom Brady
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Ryan Hannable
September 29, 2019 - 7:23 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — While the Patriots didn’t lose Sunday in Buffalo, it didn’t exactly feel like a win, either. The Patriots beat the Bills, 16-10, in one of their uglier wins in recent memory. “Who wants to start after that riveting performance,” Brady said sarcastically when he stepped to the...
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Rob Bradford
September 29, 2019 - 12:49 am
Eduardo Rodriguez has graduated. That much became evident when sitting in the dugout with Rick Porcello in Texas last week. “I was talking to Porc on the bench. He was one of the guys who would tell me, ‘You have to throw 30-plus starts, 200 innings. Thirty-plus starts, 200 innings.’ He would say...
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Stephen Gostkowski
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Jim Hackett
September 26, 2019 - 8:52 am
It has been quite a while since Patriots fans have felt the pain of a “Finkle is Einhorn” kicking situation. Actually, it was right around the time of the release of that movie, Ace Ventura Pet Detective, which gave birth to that famous scene. That was the last time the Patriots were unsettled with...
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Tom Brady, Antonio Brown
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Ryan Hannable
September 26, 2019 - 7:25 am
Yes, the Antonio Brown story has run its course, but we have one last thing to get off our chest. Brown’s 11 days on the Patriots roster could have lasting impacts both on and off the field. On the field, the Patriots counting on him negatively impacted their wide receiver depth. Following Brown...
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