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Tight end Kyle Rudolph
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Ryan Hannable
June 17, 2019 - 11:05 am
For at least a month there were plenty of rumors surrounding Kyle Rudolph potentially being traded by the Vikings and the Patriots were the team that got mentioned the most. It made a ton of sense with Rob Gronkowski retiring this offseason and the team not really doing much to replace him. But,...
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Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio
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Nick Friar
June 14, 2019 - 6:11 pm
Two days after it had been reported the Patriots filed tampering charges against the Texans for attempting to hire Nick Caserio as general manager, the Texans chairman and CEO Cal McNair announced Houston would halt its pursuit of Caserio to fill the vacant role: Statement from #Texans Chairman and...
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Lions tight end Michael Roberts
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Nick Friar
June 14, 2019 - 4:41 pm
The Lions announced on Friday they have reverted Michael Roberts back to their roster, “per trade conditions,” after they had seemingly worked out a deal with the Patriots on Thursday. Following Roberts’ return to Detroit’s roster, the tight end was waived by the team. Over his two-year career with...
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Robert Kraft
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Andy Hart
June 14, 2019 - 10:46 am
Broncos owner Pat Bowlen passed away on Thursday at the age of 75 at his home in Colorado following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. His death comes less than two months before he was set to be enshrined in Canton at the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of the 2019 induction class later...
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Michael Roberts
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Ryan Hannable
June 14, 2019 - 9:39 am
After three days of mandatory minicamp, it was clear the tight end position was lacking some depth. The Patriots didn't waste much time adding another body, as they traded with the Lions for Michael Roberts on Thursday. The trade isn't big by any means, but he certainly will be in the mix for a...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady
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Gabby Guerard
June 13, 2019 - 4:13 pm
After his surgery Wednesday, Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant received an outpour of support from a number of athletes, including Tom Brady. Durant ruptured his Achilles in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors Monday night. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski , the 10-...
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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady
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Nick Friar
June 13, 2019 - 11:34 am
It’s been fairly well-documented the Patriots have held onto Tom Brady at a discounted rate. The most recent bit of information confirming that is the 2019 Forbes “World’s Highest-Paid Athletes” list. Forbes has two categories on the list: salary/winnings and endorsements. The total earnings are...
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Andy Hart
June 13, 2019 - 10:07 am
Nick Caserio is intimately familiar with NFL trades thanks to his role as Patriots de facto GM. The New England director of player personnel is often the point man if not the final decision maker on the many deals the team swings over the course of the year. Now, though, Caserio could be on the...
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Michael Roberts
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Ryan Hannable
June 13, 2019 - 9:03 am
The Patriots have added to their tight ends depth. According to multiple reports, the team has acquired tight end Michael Roberts in a trade with the Lions. Justin Rogers adds it is for a future, late-round pick. Roberts was a fourth-round pick in 2017, but struggled to stay on the field due to...
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Andy Hart
June 12, 2019 - 8:05 pm
The cross sport support has been pretty consistent in Boston over the last two decades of championship success. That was once again on full display on social media Wednesday leading up to the Bruins Stanley Cup Game 7 at TD Garden. A week after Bill Belichick, Julian Edelman and other Patriots wore...
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