Football

Phillip Dorsett
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Andy Hart
September 08, 2019 - 11:41 pm
FOXBOROUGH – Shortly after a pregame ceremony to unveil the team’s sixth title banner commemorating last February’s Super Bowl LIII win, the Patriots got right to work on 2019 in impressive fashion in a Sunday night battle against the rival Steelers. James White, Josh Gordon and the defense got...
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Tom Brady, Josh Gordon
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Ryan Hannable
September 08, 2019 - 11:21 pm
FOXBOROUGH — The Patriots kicked off the 2019 season in style, and they weren’t even working with their full complement of players. New England dominated the Steelers, 33-3, on Sunday Night Football and it was without Demaryius Thomas (hamstring), Kyle Van Noy (birth of baby), and Antonio Brown (...
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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft
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WEEI
September 08, 2019 - 8:20 pm
FOXBOROUGH -- Before opening the 2019 regular season Sunday night against the Steelers, the Patriots took a few moments to put the caps on their 2018 title run by unveiling their sixth Super Bowl banner at Gillette Stadium. The pregame ceremony celebrating the six-time champions included live music...
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Kyle Van Noy
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Ryan Hannable
September 08, 2019 - 6:59 pm
FOXBOROUGH -- The following Patriots players are inactive for Sunday's opener with the Steelers: linebacker Kyle Van Noy, safety Obi Melifonwu, wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, offensive lineman Korey Cunningham, cornerback Joejuan Williams, defensive tackle Byron Cowart and running back Damien...
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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Ryan Hannable
September 08, 2019 - 12:15 pm
Antonio Brown is now a Patriot and everyone has an opinion whether it was the right move for the organization or not. Two former Patriots -- Randy Moss and Tedy Bruschi -- gave their thoughts Sunday morning on ESPN's NFL Countdown, and both seemed to have questions surrounding the signing. “My...
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Antonio Brown
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Ryan Hannable
September 08, 2019 - 10:43 am
On Saturday, the Patriots took the football world by storm and signed free agent Antonio Brown, who was released by the Raiders earlier in the day after a ton of drama the last few weeks. Appearing on WEEI's NFL Sunday, ESPN's Adam Schefter explained how it all went down. “What happens here is New...
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Matt LaCosse
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Ryan Hannable
September 08, 2019 - 9:03 am
The Patriots seem like they will face the Steelers with only one active tight end Sunday night. According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, tight end Matt LaCosse is not expected to play due to a nagging ankle injury first suffered against the Lions in the preseason. This would mean the team would enter...
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Andy Hart
September 08, 2019 - 8:36 am
Drew Rosenhaus is an agent, Antonio Brown’s agent to be specific. He is by nature biased and anything he says has to be taken with at least a shaker of salt. But just after Brown turned his release from Oakland into a potentially far more beneficial opportunity in New England, Rosenhaus told ESPN...
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Ryan Hannable
September 08, 2019 - 8:23 am
1. With the Antonio Brown news coming Saturday, an after thought has been Josh Gordon, who released a statement Friday afternoon — his first public comments since being conditionally reinstated by the NFL last month (more on that next). On the field, Gordon may benefit from the addition of Brown...
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