It Is What It Is

Andy Hart
August 24, 2019 - 10:02 pm
The strange, injury-plagued career of Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has taken another shocking turn, as he announced following Indy’s preseason game on Saturday night that he is retiring from football at the age of 29. Luck’s postgame press conference turned into a retirement press conference after...
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Tight end Lance Kendricks
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Lucy Burdge
August 24, 2019 - 6:00 pm
Lance Kendricks has been suspended one game for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, it was announced on Saturday. The Patriots tight end will be able to stay with the team for the remainder of the preseason, according to the suspension. Patriots TE Lance Kendricks has been suspended without...
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Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, Josh McDaniels
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Ryan Hannable
August 24, 2019 - 1:40 pm
USA Today recently posted a list of the biggest villains in sports, and to no one's surprise two Patriots are on the list -- Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. Here's what was written about each of them. Belichick: "Every good villain needs a trademark wardrobe. For the Patriots coach, that's a hoodie...
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Patriots coach Bill Belichick
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Ryan Hannable
August 24, 2019 - 9:27 am
Patriots fans already can't wait for Week 1, and with the content coming on NFL Network they will want it to come even faster. Do Your Job Part III: Bill Belichick and the 2018 Patriots and America’s Game: 2018 Patriots will premiere Wednesday, Sept. 4 beginning at 8 p.m. Do Your Job III focuses on...
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Michael Bennett
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Ryan Hannable
August 23, 2019 - 5:26 pm
Even though it's the preseason, lots of people tuned into Thursday's third preseason game between the Patriots and Panthers where the home team came away with a 10-3 win. In Boston, the game delivered an 18.4 household rating and 35 market share, which is a 31 percent year-over-year increase from...
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Jarrett Stidham
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Ryan Hannable
August 23, 2019 - 2:07 pm
FOXBOROUGH -- Thursday was a big night for Jarrett Stidham. The rookie played just over two quarters in the 10-3 win over the Panthers, as he relieved Tom Brady late in the second quarter and then played the rest of the game. While he went 15-for-19 with 134 yards passing, it wasn't as good of a...
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Tom Brady
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Andy Hart
August 23, 2019 - 12:32 pm
The story of the hat Tom Brady wore to and from Thursday night’s preseason contest with the Panthers at Gillette Stadium – sticking with the facts, no “Curious George” Man With The Yellow Hat jokes here – is apparently a simple one. And that's that on tonight. @TomBrady | #GoPats pic.twitter.com/...
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Rob Bradford
August 23, 2019 - 9:50 am
Tom Brady has been sacked by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The "Tom Terrific" trademark request that had been filed by Brady's company TEB Capital Management has been denied by the USPTO, citing a "false connection" with former Mets pitcher Tom Seaver. The file was originally...
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Rob Bradford
August 23, 2019 - 9:30 am
The Patriots' special teams unit is seemingly taking a significant hit. According to the Boston Globe, special teams stalwart Brandon King is likely out for the season after tearing his quadriceps. He had been carted off the field in the second quarter of the Patriots' preseason game against the...
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Brandon King
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Ryan Hannable
August 23, 2019 - 7:18 am
FOXBOROUGH — The third preseason game won’t be remembered for the 10-3 Patriots win over the Panthers, rather all the injuries that piled up along the way. The blue pop-up medical tent behind the Patriots sideline got quite the workout Thursday with numerous players getting injured — some leaving...
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