Sunday 7

Bill Belichick
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Ryan Hannable
April 21, 2019 - 6:00 am
1. The NFL draft is less than a week away and there’s plenty of intrigue surrounding the Patriots , even though they have pick No. 32 overall. But, with 12 overall selections and six in the top 101, there’s plenty of options and anything can happen. With some pretty obvious needs, most notably...
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Ryan Hannable
April 14, 2019 - 6:38 am
1. The perception is Bill Belichick typically doesn’t draft wide receivers high in the draft and when he does they don’t usually work out (ie. Chad Jackson). The numbers back it up, too. Under Belichick, the Patriots haven't drafted a receiver higher than No. 36 (Jackson in 2006) and they haven't...
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Ryan Hannable
April 07, 2019 - 6:00 am
1. Right now, the Patriots will not select until No. 32 overall in the NFL draft, but don’t be surprised if that were to change. According to a source, the Patriots have had preliminary discussions about trading up in the first round. This isn’t really unusual for this time of year as teams run...
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New England Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan
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Ryan Hannable
March 31, 2019 - 7:52 am
1. A few weeks into free agency, the Patriots don’t exactly have much at the wide receiver position, and there aren’t too many big names left to potentially fill the void. At this point, the team needs some proven NFL veterans, which is why we wouldn’t count out Chris Hogan potentially returning...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady
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Ryan Hannable
March 24, 2019 - 6:00 am
1. Given what the Patriots currently have at wide receiver, it is pretty clear a few more players will be added in the coming weeks and months via free agency and the draft. Right now, the depth chart has Julian Edelman, Phillip Dorsett, Braxton Berrios, Maurice Harris, Bruce Ellington, Matthew...
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Ryan Hannable
March 17, 2019 - 8:31 am
1. Through the first week of NFL free agency, the Patriots haven’t exactly made any moves to get super excited about. While they certainly are not involved with what happens during this time of year, both Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski should be part of the conversation relating to what has taken...
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Ryan Hannable
March 10, 2019 - 6:47 am
1. This is perhaps the biggest week of the NFL offseason with free agency getting underway. While some teams make big splashes early on in the process, this typically doesn’t happen with the Patriots for a few reasons. No. 1, they typically aren’t in the business of giving out big deals at this...
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Tom Brady and Robert Kraft
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Ryan Hannable
March 03, 2019 - 7:25 am
1. When word came out of Tom Brady flying cross country with Robert Kraft last week, everyone jumped to what happened with Kraft the week before, but maybe there was a football-related reason — a new contract. Think back to 2013 when Brady had a three-year extension added to his deal. Initial...
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Ryan Hannable
February 24, 2019 - 6:46 am
1. One of the biggest decisions the Patriots will face over the next several weeks is who they want to retain, and who they want to let go via free agency. Offensive tackle Trent Brown is one of the bigger names they will have to make a decision with, but it appears likely they will move on after...
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New England Patriots tight end Ryan Izzo
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Ryan Hannable
February 17, 2019 - 7:10 am
1. With the potential of Rob Gronkowski retiring, there’s been a lot of talk of the team replacing him via free agency or through the draft. While addressing the position’s future is a priority even if he doesn’t retire, it’s worth pointing out the team has a solid player who was stashed away on...
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