It Is What It Is

Tom Brady
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Ryan Hannable
August 20, 2019 - 8:57 am
Tom Brady, and the majority of the starters for that matter, have not played in the first two preseason games this summer. That should change Thursday night when the Patriots host the Panthers in the third preseason game, which many refer to as the "dress rehearsal" for the regular season. Nothing...
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Josh Gordon
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Ryan Hannable
August 20, 2019 - 7:59 am
On Friday, Josh Gordon was reinstated on a conditional basis by the NFL and on Monday he was back at Gillette Stadium with the rest of his Patriots teammates. Although he didn't practice since he's on NFI, he was on the field for stretching and in the locker room just like everyone else. Appearing...
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Jimmy Garoppolo
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Ryan Hannable
August 20, 2019 - 6:55 am
Monday was Jimmy Garoppolo's first game action since suffering a torn ACL in Week 3 last season, and it did not go well for the former Patriots quarterback. Garoppolo went 1-of-6 with zero passing yards and an interception in his three series' of work against the Broncos on the road. “Obviously a...
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Ryan Allen
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Ryan Hannable
August 19, 2019 - 6:43 pm
The Patriots will have a new punter in 2019. According to Jim McBride of The Boston Globe , the team will be releasing Ryan Allen. This makes way for rookie Jake Bailey to be the new punter for 2019. The right-footed punter was drafted out of Stanford in the fifth round last April. Allen has been...
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Bill Belichick
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Ryan Hannable
August 19, 2019 - 4:43 pm
One of the biggest topics with the Patriots this summer is who is calling the defensive plays with Brian Flores now in Miami. Bill Belichick has admitted he's taking a bigger role with the unit, but when it comes to calling the plays Jerod Mayo has done it during training camp, and then Saturday...
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Ryan Hannable
August 19, 2019 - 2:40 pm
FOXBORO -- The Patriots returned to the practice field Monday at Gillette Stadium and with that came some good news. It was headlined by Julian Edelman returning after being on NFI since training camp opened with a thumb injury. The wide receiver was in pads and appeared ready to participate in...
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USA Today Sports
Ryan Hannable
August 19, 2019 - 1:40 pm
FOXBORO -- Josh Gordon is back at Gillette Stadium, as he strolled through the Patriots locker room during the media availability portion Monday. The wide receiver has a locker between Benjamin Watson and Maurice Harris in addition to being two away from Tom Brady. A few of his teammates who spoke...
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Bill Belichick
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Ryan Hannable
August 19, 2019 - 1:03 pm
FOXBORO -- Josh Gordon was the theme of Bill Belichick's Monday press conference. First, he was asked if he met with Gordon Monday? "I meet with the players every day," he said. Was he excited about the opportunity to return to football? "I released a statement on that," Belichick said. "I have...
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Ryan Hannable
August 19, 2019 - 9:00 am
On Friday, the NFL reinstated Josh Gordon on a conditional basis with him being eligible to return to the Patriots Sunday, but cannot play in Thursday’s preseason game. According to multiple reports, Gordon is now on the Patriots roster, but he’s been placed on NFI (non-football injury list). So,...
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Patriots wide receivers
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WEEI
August 18, 2019 - 10:31 pm
The second Patriots preseason game is in the books and based on playing time/who played with who, some insight can be gained on where certain players stand on the depth chart. Also, the addition of Josh Gordon certainly shook things up as well. The Patriots have a short week before hosting the...
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