It Is What It Is

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Ryan Hannable
December 13, 2018 - 7:30 pm
FOXBORO -- When Josh Gordon was traded to the Patriots during Week 3, he came with a lot of questions. No one knew exactly how he would work out in New England given his past off-field issues during his time with the Browns, but according to Rob Gronkowski, it didn't take long before he knew Gordon...
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Ryan Hannable
December 13, 2018 - 5:46 pm
FOXBORO -- Rob Gronkowski loves facing the Steelers. Not because he went to high school outside of Pittsburgh as a senior, but because he's dominated them over the course of his career. In six games, the tight end has has 39 receptions for 664 yards and eight touchdowns. His 110.6 yards per game...
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Ryan Hannable
December 13, 2018 - 4:59 pm
FOXBORO -- The Patriots are remarkably healthy heading into their Week 15 game against the Steelers. There are only two players on the injury report -- Dwayne Allen (knee) and Stephon Gilmore (ankle). Both were full participants in Thursday's practice, just like they were Wednesday. Meanwhile, the...
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Ryan Hannable
December 13, 2018 - 1:52 pm
FOXBORO -- It hasn't been the greatest last two weeks for Stephen Gostkowski. Against Miami last Sunday, he missed an extra point and a 42-yard field goal, which came after missing a 48-yarder against the Vikings the week prior at Gillette Stadium. Before that kick, he had made a career-long 33...
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Ryan Hannable
December 13, 2018 - 1:06 pm
FOXBORO -- For the fifth straight practice, the Patriots had perfect attendance. The team practiced in full pads on the lower grass field behind Gillette Stadium in cold, cloudy conditions on Thursday, as the team prepares for Sunday's game against the Steelers. Dwayne Allen and Stephon Gilmore...
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Ryan Hannable
December 13, 2018 - 10:15 am
The Steelers' Sean Davis would probably like to forget last year's game against the Patriots. New England was trailing 24-19 when they got the ball with 2:06 left and Davis was the one who was on Rob Gronkowski during the final Patriots' drive of the game when the tight end caught three straight...
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Ryan Hannable
December 13, 2018 - 8:15 am
To say former Patriots running back Stevan Ridley is looking forward to facing his former team in the Patriots this week would be an understatement. He's really, really looking forward to it. “I’m very open and I have to be real: I want this game more than any other game, man,” Ridley told Kevin...
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Ryan Hannable
December 12, 2018 - 5:58 pm
FOXBORO -- Defensive tackle Danny Shelton has been a healthy scratch for the Patriots each of the last two games. After coming to the Patriots from the Browns via trade this offseason, the veteran hasn't exactly worked out as planned. While he has flashed at times, by in large he's been ineffective...
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Ryan Hannable
December 12, 2018 - 5:24 pm
FOXBORO -- New England is very healthy going into its Week 15 game against the Steelers. After being on the injury report the last several weeks, Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski were not listed Wednesday. In fact, both players listed -- Stephon Gilmore (ankle) and Dwayne Allen (knee) -- were full...
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Scott McLaughlin
December 12, 2018 - 4:34 pm
On July 15, 2016, Tom Brady announced that he was ending his legal battle against the NFL and would serve the league’s four-game suspension for his alleged role in a scheme to deflate footballs used in the 2014 AFC championship game, effectively ending the year-and-a-half-long circus known as...
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