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Ryan Hannable
June 03, 2019 - 9:36 am
Gillette Stadium hosted the PLL (Premier Lacrosse League) this weekend, and naturally Bill Belichick was on hand to take in the action. The Patriots coach joined the NBC Sports Network broadcast where he related lacrosse to other sports, like football. Belichick also was asked which position Tom...
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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski
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Ryan Hannable
June 02, 2019 - 2:23 pm
Ever since Rob Gronkowski retired this offseason, there was always the thought he could change his mind and come back at some point next season. But, at a charity event at Gillette Stadium Sunday to benefit the One Mission "Buzz Off For Kids With Cancer," the former Patriots tight end did his best...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady
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Ryan Hannable
June 02, 2019 - 6:29 am
1. It’s now the first week of June and Tom Brady still is signed through just the end of the season and has a cap hit of $27 million. Ever since the offseason began, it seemed likely an extension would happen, but obviously it hasn’t yet. Not only because it would be strange to only be signed...
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Rookie N'Keal Harry
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Ryan Hannable
June 01, 2019 - 6:52 am
N'Keal Harry has showed off his skills on the football field in his first few weeks with the Patriots , but apparently he's not too bad on the baseball diamond, either. The Patriots' first-round pick threw out the first pitch at the PawSox game Friday night, and it was quite impressive. Mandatory...
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Ryan Hannable
May 31, 2019 - 10:08 pm
Tom Brady held his annual Best Buddies football game Friday night at Harvard Stadium. Several prominent Boston figures, donors and current Patriots took part, including Brian Hoyer, James White, Joe Cardona, Marcus Cannon, Joe Thuney and Ted Karras. In addition, retired Patriots Troy Brown, Dan...
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Tight end Kyle Rudolph
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Ryan Hannable
May 31, 2019 - 1:04 pm
Not much has happened with Kyle Rudolph's situation with the Vikings in recent days, but perhaps things have a better chance of working out than say a month or two ago. Rudolph is owed $7.5 million this season, the last year of his five-year deal, and Minnesota doesn't want to pay that much,...
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Rookie N'Keal Harry
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Ryan Hannable
May 31, 2019 - 7:55 am
N'Keal Harry has only been a member of the Patriots for just over a month, but it's hard to ignore how good of a first impression he's made. The Arizona State product was very well spoken on his conference call immediately following the selection and also during his introductory press conference...
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Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas
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Ryan Hannable
May 30, 2019 - 1:04 pm
New Patriots wide receiver Demaryius Thomas was involved in a serious car accident during the month of February in Denver. Thomas was charged with vehicular assault, which occurred when he was driving 70 miles per hour in a 30 mile-per-hour zone that left serious, but not life-threatening injuries...
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Ryan Hannable
May 30, 2019 - 9:36 am
The NFL's CBA expires in 2020, so there have already been some negotiations on what could potentially get tweaked. One thing that likely won't be changed is the power of commissioner Roger Goodell. According to Mark Maske of the Washington Post , Goodell doesn't want to give up the power that...
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Donald Penn
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Ryan Hannable
May 29, 2019 - 11:54 am
While the NFL offseason is basically two-thirds of the way over, teams will still be adding players up until training camp in late July. For the Patriots , two positions come to mind where additions are needed — offensive tackle and tight end. With the sudden retirement of Jared Veldheer, the...
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