It Is What It Is

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Andy Hart
October 06, 2019 - 11:36 am
With running back Rex Burkhead (foot), safety Patrick Chung (heel) and special teamer Nate Ebner (groin) ruled out on Saturday afternoon for Sunday’s game in Washington, that made up the bulk of the notable inactives for the Patriots against the Redskins. The rest of the list, healthy scratches...
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Julian Edelman
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Andy Hart
October 06, 2019 - 10:11 am
As he did a week ago in Buffalo, Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman will reportedly battle through his chest/rib injury to play against Redskins on Sunday afternoon in Washington. Despite being limited in practice all week and being officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s game, ESPN...
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Andy Hart
October 06, 2019 - 8:34 am
In a move that was seen as inevitable, NFL Network reports that free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown has filed grievances against both the Patriots and Raiders to recoup lost payments after he was released by the two teams in less than a month’s span to open this season. Technically the...
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Pete Davidson
October 06, 2019 - 8:08 am
I always try to give my readers my best possible recommendations in this space. Sometimes that will lead me away from the Patriots, who tend to be a bit unpredictable in terms of how they distribute the football and playing time. In daily fantasy football, we want players who are well priced and...
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Jake Bailey
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Ryan Hannable
October 06, 2019 - 6:00 am
1. Patriots rookie punter Jake Bailey is off to a tremendous start this season, averaging 46 yards on his 22 punts with a long of 63, in addition to having a 46 percent inside-the-20 rate. Some may think punting is punting, but Bailey detailed the differences between college and the pros. “There’s...
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Andy Hart
October 05, 2019 - 2:02 pm
As the team prepared to travel to Washington Saturday afternoon in advance of Sunday’s game against the Redskins, the Patriots downgraded three key veteran player to out for the contest. Safety Patrick Chung will miss the trip to Washington with a heel injury, running back Rex Burkhead will be...
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Benjamin Watson
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Andy Hart
October 05, 2019 - 1:45 pm
Tight end Ben Watson returned to the Patriots practice field this week after missing the first four weeks of the season to an NFL suspension, New England getting a roster exemption for the veteran. Under league rules Watson would have to be added to the Patriots 53-man roster by 4 p.m. on Saturday...
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Enes Kanter
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Nick Friar
October 05, 2019 - 9:14 am
When Enes Kanter first sat down in front of the press at Celtics Media Day, there was a pause before anyone asked him a question. This happened with a couple players throughout the event. There didn’t seem to be a specific reason that linked each instance. Though, in Kanter’s case, it may have had...
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Tom Brady
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Ryan Hannable
October 05, 2019 - 8:07 am
It’s hard to say there’s not much intrigue in a NFL game, but there’s not much intrigue in this week’s matchup between the Patriots and Redskins. New England enters the game 4-0, while Washington is 0-4 and really doesn’t have a direction. Its head coach Jay Gruden seems likely to be fired at any...
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Tom Brady
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Ryan Hannable
October 04, 2019 - 3:54 pm
FOXBOROUGH -- One of the themes for Tom Brady and the Patriots offense this season has been integrating new and young wide receivers into the mix. "We've had a lot of young players over the years try to come into our offense," Brady said earlier in the week on The Greg Hill Show. "It's a...
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