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Ryan Hannable
June 07, 2018 - 9:19 pm
FOXBORO — We’re well aware the Patriots reached the Super Bowl without Julian Edelman last year, but the start to this season might not be as easy without Tom Brady’s go-to receiver. According to ESPN, Edelman is facing a four-game suspension to open the 2018 season for violating the league’s...
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Alex Reimer
June 07, 2018 - 7:11 pm
It’s tempting to tie Julian Edelman’s pending PED suspension to his work with Tom Brady’s enigmatic health guru, Alex Guerrero. There’s Guerrero’s checkered history with the Federal Trade Commission, which has sanctioned him twice for promoting fraudulent substances. On top of that, Bill Belichick...
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Ryan Hannable
June 07, 2018 - 1:02 am
FOXBORO — Knowing Bill Belichick, he wasn’t thrilled with the way this offseason went with his two best players — Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski — missing the voluntary portion of the offseason program, including OTAs, for the first time in their careers. Heck, every coach in the NFL would feel the...
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Ryan Hannable
June 05, 2018 - 11:24 pm
FOXBORO — One of the highlights from Tuesday’s first Patriots mandatory minicamp session was Rob Gronkowski’s catch of a perfectly thrown deep-ball by Brian Hoyer on a deep route in between safeties Jordan Richards and Damarius Travis in 7-on-7 work. Gronkowski made the catch known by hollering in...
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Alex Reimer
June 05, 2018 - 11:54 am
When Donald Trump attacks the NFL, the owners cower and capitulate. Their futile policy of appeasement has brought them nothing but embarrassment, with the latest blow coming Monday when Trump abruptly cancelled the Eagles’ White House visit. In a statement , Trump falsely suggests Eagles players...
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Alex Reimer
June 04, 2018 - 2:46 pm
Imagine if a documentary that ties Tom Brady to human growth hormone was released just before the NFL playoffs. The report, which is produced by a reputable news organization, features an on-camera interview with a pharmacist who claims to have sent HGH to Brady’s house. Would the allegation...
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Rob Bradford
June 01, 2018 - 10:47 pm
HOUSTON -- When Frank Thomas opened the door to a conversation regarding how J.D. Martinez ranked compared to the world of big league hitters a few weeks ago, the Red Sox slugger jumped right in. "To me, baseball has their guys and they're going to advertise them," Martinez said. "If you're not one...
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Ryan Hannable
May 31, 2018 - 9:43 pm
FOXBORO -- Lane Johnson. Brandon Brooks. Cassius Marsh. What do all three have in common? They have all criticized the Patriots culture in the last few weeks, saying they don’t have any fun. This was the major storyline when speaking to Patriots players following Thursday’s OTA session, and...
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Alex Reimer
May 31, 2018 - 10:41 am
The Patriots Peanut Gallery is kicking Bill Belichick while he’s down. There haven’t been many opportunities to do this over the years, but now is the perfect time to strike. Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski aren’t at practice; Danny Amendola slammed Belichick on his way out of town; Malcolm Butler was...
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Marcus Smart
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John Tomase
May 29, 2018 - 12:43 pm
Marcus Smart sounds like a guy who expects to return to Boston next season and that's good news, because it's the right move for the Celtics. We're all guilty, at times, of letting the last game influence our opinions emotionally. And Smart's last game was a bomb -- 1-for-10 from the floor, a...
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