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Alex Reimer
May 22, 2019 - 2:59 pm
Robert Kraft’s legal case for allegedly soliciting prostitution is still ongoing, but his presence at this week’s NFL owners’ meetings was hardly newsworthy. His relative anonymity speaks to just how quickly our news cycle moves on, especially if the charges aren't all that serious in the first...
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Ryan Hannable
May 22, 2019 - 12:32 pm
Since the Patriots are typically always in the divisional round of the playoffs, this news is noteworthy. On Wednesday, it was learned the NFL is changing its start times for the Sunday divisional round games. They will now start at 3 and 6:30 p.m., which is what they are for the championship games...
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Ryan Hannable
May 22, 2019 - 10:28 am
So much for the new overtime rules the Chiefs had proposed. Following their loss to the Patriots when Kansas City never touched the ball in overtime, it proposed a rule change that would guarantee both teams a possession in overtime. The proposal was tabled in March and came up again Wednesday with...
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Patriots owner Robert Kraft
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Ryan Hannable
May 22, 2019 - 9:56 am
So much for a speedy trial like Robert Kraft had requested. On Tuesday, Judge Leonard Hanser postponed the trial indefinitely while prosecutors appeal his decision of disallowing the videos shot from inside Orchids of Asia day spa that allegedly show Kraft receiving sex acts in exchange for money...
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Ryan Hannable
May 22, 2019 - 8:29 am
Here we go again. For the second straight season, Tom Brady has elected to skip the Patriots voluntary offseason workout program, including OTAs, presumably to spend more time with his family during the offseason. Although not as big of a topic as last year, it’s begun to get discussed more since...
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Wide receiver N'Keal Harry
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Ryan Hannable
May 21, 2019 - 5:58 pm
There's a good amount of pressure on Patriots first-round pick N'Keal Harry as he was the first wide receiver selected in the first round in the Bill Belichick era. But, according to his trainer Travelle Gaines, who has also worked with Saquon Barkley and Antonio Brown, Harry is primed for a big...
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Ryan Hannable
May 21, 2019 - 2:05 pm
For the second straight year, Tom Brady is not on the field for OTAs, which began Monday. It appears to be for the same reason as last year -- to spend more time with his family. Some have said he should be there, especially with all the new wide receivers, but not Rodney Harrison. “I think it’s...
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Ryan Hannable
May 21, 2019 - 1:03 pm
No two players on the Patriots have a better connection than Tom Brady and Julian Edelman. For the last 10 seasons, the two have worked extensively together, having arguably the best chemistry of any quarterback-wide receiver combo in the NFL. Brady’s offseason workout routine is intense, but only...
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Alex Reimer
May 21, 2019 - 12:50 pm
It’s rare to see any Patriots player, or NFL player in general, receive a generous pay increase without becoming combative. Over the last year alone, we’ve watched Le’Veon Bell sit out an entire season, Antonio Brown quit on the Steelers during the final week of the season, and Earl Thomas refuse...
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Offensive tackle Jared Veldheer
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Ryan Hannable
May 21, 2019 - 12:10 pm
It appears offensive tackle is now again a need for the Patriots . According to ESPN's Mike Reiss , Jared Veldheer has informed the team he plans on retiring. The 31-year-old officially signed with the team just last week, but it had been reportedly a week or so prior. Veldheer was expected to be a...
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