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Ryan Hannable
September 04, 2019 - 12:58 pm
FOXBOROUGH -- It appears the Patriots are going into Week 1 against the Steelers in a good spot when it comes to a health perspective. The Patriots had perfect attendance at Wednesday's session just like it did Sunday and Monday. One observation was David Andrews was assisting with the offensive...
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Antonio Brown
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Andy Hart
September 04, 2019 - 12:55 pm
Though there is no question that the Sunday night opener between the Patriots and Steelers will offer plenty of NFL star power at Gillette Stadium, the matchup of two of the AFC’s top franchises will also be missing a couple future Hall of Fame talents as well. This offseason obviously saw Rob...
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Tom Brady, New England Patriots
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Ryan Hannable
September 04, 2019 - 9:04 am
Over the years we've been told the Patriots "ignore the noise," but by now we know that isn't always the case. It comes up again in America’s Game: 2018 Patriots, which premieres Wednesday night at 9 p.m. on NFL Network following Do Your Job Part III . One of highlights of the program is just how...
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Ryan Hannable
September 04, 2019 - 8:00 am
Wednesday night Patriots fans will want to be glued to the NFL Network beginning at 8 p.m. because two Patriots specials will air, beginning with Do Your Job Part III. Everyone knows by now the gist of the program with the two prior editions, but there are some interesting elements unique to this...
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Su'a Cravens
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Ryan Hannable
September 03, 2019 - 5:44 pm
As usual, the Patriots are working out a number of players early in the year as they prepare for potential needs later in the season. According to ESPN's Mike Reiss , the team worked out seven players Tuesday, including defensive back Chris Campbell, cornerback Tevaughn Campbell, defensive back Su'...
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Ryan Hannable
September 03, 2019 - 4:56 pm
Former Patriots outside linebacker and current NFL Media analyst Willie McGinest was one of the first people to mention a possible return for Rob Gronkowski this coming season after he announced his retirement last March. Appearing on Dale & Keefe Tuesday, McGinest didn't back down from what he...
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Demaryius Thomas
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Ryan Hannable
September 03, 2019 - 3:49 pm
It was an eventful few days for wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and the Patriots . The veteran wide out was released on Saturday, but then brought back on Monday when wide receiver N'Keal Harry was placed on injured reserve. This came following the 31-year-old played in the final preseason game last...
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Steve Belichick
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Andy Hart
September 03, 2019 - 3:15 pm
Long before Steve Belichick was the longest-tenured defensive assistant on the Patriots staff, he was around the team in a far less official role as Bill Belichick’s eldest son. Now in in his fourth season as New England’s safeties coach after four years spent as a coaching assistant, Steve...
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Bill Belichick
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Ryan Hannable
September 03, 2019 - 1:50 pm
Patriots fans, and football fans in general for that matter, get ready. HBO Sports and NFL Films have combined to present "Belichick & Saban: The art of coaching," which will be an in-depth look at the friendship between the two great coaches. It is a 90-minute film scheduled to air on HBO...
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Troy Brown
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Ryan Hannable
September 03, 2019 - 12:23 pm
Troy Brown has been around the Patriots in an unofficial capacity since the spring working with the wide receivers. Deion Branch was also working with the group in the spring, but it was short-lived, while Brown hasn't gone away even as Week 1 approaches. By the sounds of things, it looks like he...
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