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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.

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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Rob Bradford
September 25, 2019 - 10:30 pm
The foundation for how Mookie Betts is approaching his future started long before anyone could predict superstardom or contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars. It began on a youth football field in Tennessee. "I had started playing football and it was the first day I ever put on pads and I...
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Jerod Mayo
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Ryan Hannable
September 25, 2019 - 6:58 am
While many viewed the Patriots defense as having the potential to be great over the summer, there was one major question mark: the coaching. Following the mass exodus last offseason, the defensive coaching staff had only one member with any previous real experience on a NFL staff in charge of a...
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Tom Brady
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Andy Hart
September 22, 2019 - 6:42 pm
FOXBOROUGH -- Fantasy football owners everywhere, apparently including OJ Simpson, had to scramble to deal with the loss of Antonio Brown after the ultra-talented former All-Pro receiver was released by the Patriots last Friday evening. Real-world quarterback Tom Brady had to deal with far more...
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Rob Bradford
September 22, 2019 - 6:41 am
Mitch Moreland summed up the stark reality of what most likely awaits. “The way free agency has become it’s not fun anymore,” the Red Sox first baseman said. It’s hard to argue. It’s the reason you’re seeing the trend of elite players signing contract extensions come back into vogue, with others...
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Antonio Brown, Bill Belichick
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Ryan Hannable
September 20, 2019 - 5:49 pm
FOXBOROUGH — It’s been a strange first three weeks of the season for the Patriots . While they’re 2-0 and have outscored their opponents 76-3 in the two games, there was a dark cloud hanging over their heads. Antonio Brown. From the beginning, it just didn’t seem like the team was all-in on the...
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