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Ryan Hannable
July 19, 2019 - 7:04 am
Mike Lombardi knows a thing or two about the Patriots , as the former New England executive is still very close to Bill Belichick. Appearing on VSIN's "A Number's Game" Thursday, Lombardi gave an outlook for the Patriots this coming season, which included some high praise for the defense. “I think...
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Ryan Hannable
July 19, 2019 - 6:43 am
A lot has been made of Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio potentially leaving for the Texans following this season, as they made a push for him to be their next general manager this offseason, but the Patriots filed tampering charges. It will be a different story this coming...
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Andy Hart
July 18, 2019 - 4:35 pm
Leading up to the opening of Patriots training camp 2019, WEEI.com will take a position-by-position look at the competition for roster spots and roles this summer in New England. Defensive Line Overview: It’s not too often that a team can lose a $90 million player in free agency and have a chance...
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Alex Reimer
July 18, 2019 - 2:01 pm
It is the dead zone of the NFL offseason, with players and coaches scattered across vacation destinations before training camps open at the end of the month. As a result, it is time for NFL writers to curate their completely subjective lists of the league’s best players, coaches and teams,...
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Ryan Hannable
July 18, 2019 - 1:37 pm
Tony Romo has been around a ton of football people over the years, not only as a player but now as an analyst for CBS where he meets with coaches and players each and every week. But according to him, no one compares to Bill Belichick. In an interview with sister station 105.3 "The Fan" in Dallas...
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Alex Reimer
July 18, 2019 - 12:01 pm
Get ready for the midsummer stream of speculative stories surrounding Rob Gronkowski’s seemingly inevitable NFL return. It appears as if nobody, including Gronk himself, can accept the fact he retired from football just four months ago. Earlier this week, we saw ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio come...
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Ryan Hannable
July 18, 2019 - 10:25 am
Many people believe Rob Gronkowski will return for the 2019 season, but not one former teammate of his -- Sebastian Vollmer. Vollmer believes he will stay retired. “I don’t think, he will come back again," he said to Spox’s Adrian Franke in German, translated by Pats Pulpit . "Just looking at his...
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Ryan Hannable
July 17, 2019 - 12:44 pm
It was days before the 2017 season and the Patriots needed help at wide receiver. They also had three quarterbacks with Tom Brady, Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett on the roster, so it only made sense to deal Brissett for a wide out. They found a match with the Colts and Phillip Dorsett, who...
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Ryan Hannable
July 17, 2019 - 11:40 am
Last May, Baker Mayfield's agent said his client believed the Patriots had interest in him coming out of the draft . Of course, they would have needed to trade up a great deal to land him, but they had the ability to do it. Ultimately, he went No. 1 overall to the Browns, but now a year later, it's...
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Ryan Hannable
July 17, 2019 - 11:04 am
On Tuesday, Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reported Rob Gronkowski's chances of returning this season were pegged at 40 percent . Florio appeared on WEEI's morning show with Marc James, Andy Hart and Jermaine Wiggins Wednesday to further explain what he's hearing. He said he reported 40 percent,...
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