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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady
USA Today Sports
Ryan Hannable
February 19, 2019 - 11:19 pm
Between now and March 13, the day free agency opens, don’t be surprised to see multiple bookkeeping moves for the Patriots. Why? They are always looking to maximize values on all of their players and often this involves players restructuring contracts to take less money. In addition, this is the...
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New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski, Bill Belichick
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Ryan Hannable
February 19, 2019 - 2:32 pm
Will Rob Gronkowski play in 2019, or will he retire? A few weeks after the Patriots' win in Super Bowl LIII, that remains a question that has yet to be answered, and it appears like he himself doesn't even know. Appearing on ESPN's NFL Live Tuesday, Gronkowski's agent Drew Rosenhaus gave an update...
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Wide receiver Adam Humphries
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WEEI
February 19, 2019 - 12:17 pm
By Mateo Aycardi Over the next few weeks, WEEI.com will take a look at a number of free agents who the Patriots could potentially target. Free agency officially begins March 13. Here's a link to previous capsules . Name : Adam Humphries Age : 25 Position : Wide Receiver 2018 stats : 76 receptions,...
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Steelers star receiver Antonio Brown was knocked out of the game with a calf injury and didn't return. (USA Today Sports)
Ryan Hannable
February 19, 2019 - 11:22 am
It’s the NFL offseason which means there are new rumors almost every day — some that are true, some that aren’t. The biggest in the last several days have involved wide receivers Antonio Brown and Odell Beckham Jr. With the Patriots’ lack of depth at this position, and being a top priority this...
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New England Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers
Christopher Hanewinc/USA Today Sports
Ryan Hannable
February 18, 2019 - 10:32 pm
The first important date on the NFL offseason calendar is upon us. Tuesday marks the start of a 15-day period where teams can elect to use the franchise tag on one of its players. As a reminder, the franchise tag is essentially a one-year contract based on the average of the top five salaries from...
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New England Patriots offensive tackle Trent Brown
Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports
Ryan Hannable
February 18, 2019 - 4:15 pm
Trent Brown did well for himself this year. In his first year with the Patriots, as well as being in a contract year, Brown had a tremendous season protecting Tom Brady's blindside on the way to the team winning Super Bowl LIII. This leaves the 25-year-old as one of the better players on the open...
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Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Ryan Hannable
February 18, 2019 - 1:39 pm
The Patriots didn't exactly have the best depth at the wide receiver position last season, but apparently it wasn't because they didn't try to add a star player. According to Chris Simms on Monday's PMT Live , the Patriots made an effort to trade for Odell Beckham Jr. "all last offseason," and that...
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NFL draft prospect Kyler Murray
Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports
Ryan Hannable
February 18, 2019 - 12:22 pm
At some point the Patriots are going to need to find Tom Brady's eventual successor, and that could come as soon as this year. In Monday's Football Morning in America column , NBC Sports' Peter King made a case for the Patriots to find a way to land Oklahoma's Kyler Murray in April's draft. “If I’m...
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Wide receiver Golden Tate
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WEEI
February 18, 2019 - 11:30 am
By Mateo Aycardi Over the next few weeks, WEEI.com will take a look at a number of free agents who the Patriots could potentially target. Free agency officially begins March 13. Name : Golden Tate Age : 30 Position : Wide Receiver 2018 stats : 74 receptions, 795 yards, four touchdowns. The skinny...
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Red Sox chairman Tom Werner
WEEI
Ryan Hannable
February 18, 2019 - 10:07 am
It's become clear in recent years MLB has an issue when it comes to pace of play. Games are averaging over three hours, which is quite a long time considering there are 162 regular-season games. There have been some initiatives discussed to speed up the game, including a pitch clock and making a...
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