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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.

Jerod Mayo
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Ryan Hannable
September 05, 2019 - 8:58 am
FOXBOROUGH — Ever since the Patriots stepped onto the field for the first day of training camp in late July there has been a great deal of hype surrounding the defense. (Myself included.) It’s carried over through the joint practices, preseason games and now into Week 1. The unit looks loaded...
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Andy Hart
September 03, 2019 - 7:36 am
When New England placed first-round rookie wide receiver N’Keal Harry on injured reserve on Monday it created Labor Day pains for Patriots fans everywhere. The immediate reaction was that the move – which guarantees Harry won’t play in the first eight games of the season and is not allowed to...
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Patriots quarterbacks
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Ryan Hannable
August 29, 2019 - 12:46 pm
Will the Patriots keep two or three quarterbacks? That is one of the biggest questions looming as the team needs to get down to 53 players on its roster by Saturday at 4 p.m. The question is whether or not the team believes rookie Jarrett Stidham is capable of backing up Tom Brady, or if veteran...
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Jim Hackett
August 29, 2019 - 8:25 am
NFL football has done one thing very consistently over the course of my lifetime, and that is gain popularity. The NFL stands alone at the top of American sports and popular culture universe and despite the many issues that surround it. The popularity of the sport at the highest level never fades...
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Rob Gronkowski
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Ryan Hannable
August 28, 2019 - 7:13 am
It seems following every appearance Rob Gronkowski makes, heck even every social media post, speculation fills the air that the former Patriots tight end will un-retire during the upcoming season. “And when that time comes down in the future, if I have the desire to play football again, if I feel...
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Andy Hart
August 27, 2019 - 6:43 am
They say all’s well that ends well. They also say that it’s not how you start that’s important, but how you finish. Not sure who they are, but Tom Brady and the fans of Patriot Nation clearly hope they are as prescient as they are cliché in regards to the team’s wide receiver position in 2019...
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Jim Hackett
August 23, 2019 - 10:46 am
Say what you will about the NFL -- and I have been calling those occupying the league offices on Park Avenue a bunch of feces throwing baboons for a very long time -- but give them this: they know their audience. They don’t show any respect for their audience but they do know us. More proof of that...
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Patriots defense
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Ryan Hannable
August 23, 2019 - 2:31 am
FOXBOROUGH — It’s becoming quite clear, the 2019 Patriots defense has the chance to be something special. For the first time this summer, the first unit played in a live game — a 10-3 win over the Panthers in preseason game No. 3 — but the most impressive thing wasn’t even allowing two first downs...
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Rob Bradford
August 22, 2019 - 11:22 pm
Charlie Berksza made history Thursday afternoon. He may have been the first Red Sox fan who attended the completion of a game that began when he wasn’t even born. Aug. 9 young Charlie came into this world (two days after the Sox and Royals were forced to stop their game in the 10th inning)...
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Andy Hart
August 20, 2019 - 7:14 am
On the popular ’80s TV show, Colonel John “Hannibal” Smith would celebrate with a cigar when a plan came together for “The A-Team.” If coach Bill Belichick is similarly inclined, he might want to light one up himself considering the way things are coming together for his Patriots team, particularly...
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