It Is What It Is

Tom Brady
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Andy Hart
September 01, 2019 - 4:00 pm
New England’s first practice of the regular season, less than 24 hours after the team got to the 53-man roster mandate, took place on the lower practice field behind Gillette Stadium Sunday afternoon. Every member of the roster was present and accounted for during the short stretching session that...
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Braxton Berrios
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Ryan Hannable
September 01, 2019 - 12:56 pm
As is the case every year, the Patriots had multiple players get claimed off waivers. In all, four players were picked up by other teams, according to multiple reports. Miami got two of them -- cornerback Ken Webster and defensive end Trent Harris. Then, Denver acquired tight end Andrew Beck and...
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Russell Bodine
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Ryan Hannable
September 01, 2019 - 11:31 am
With starting center David Andrews being placed on injured reserve Saturday due to blood clots in his lungs, it means his season is over. As for who his replacement will be, that remains to be seen. The Patriots swung three trades to add offensive linemen over the course of the last few days,...
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Brian Hoyer
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Ryan Hannable
September 01, 2019 - 10:42 am
Although quarterback Brian Hoyer was released Saturday leaving the Patriots with just Tom Brady and rookie Jarrett Stidham at the position, Bill Belichick seemed to leave the door open for a potential return at some point. “I thought both players played well in camp. I like both players," he said...
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Demaryius Thomas
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Ryan Hannable
September 01, 2019 - 9:52 am
When Demaryius Thomas was released by the Patriots Saturday, the thinking was he would return to the team relatively quickly, even as soon as the next few days. But, maybe it won't be that easy. According to Pro Football Talk , the Broncos are showing interest in bringing back the receiver that...
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Jarrett Stidham
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Ryan Hannable
September 01, 2019 - 12:16 am
1. For all the talk the past week of whether or not the Patriots should keep two or three quarterbacks, it really was a no-brainer once it was clear Jarrett Stidham could play. Keeping Brian Hoyer and third quarterbacks would do nothing but slow down and perhaps even prohibit the growth and...
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Demaryius Thomas
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Andy Hart
August 31, 2019 - 7:30 pm
It’s been a busy few days of trades and cuts in New England, but the Patriots finally announced their 53-man roster Saturday night . To be clear, referring to this as the “final” 53-man roster or even “opening day” 53-man roster would be misleading and potentially irresponsibly inaccurate. There is...
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Ryan Hannable
August 31, 2019 - 7:14 pm
The Patriots' initial 53-man roster is officially set. With that said, keep in mind plenty can change in the coming days and it is very likely this will not stay the same over the next few days and certainly will look quite different come a week from Sunday against the Steelers. QUARTERBACK (2):...
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Ryan Hannable
August 31, 2019 - 6:50 pm
Could the Patriots be interested in free agent running back LeSean McCoy? According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport , four teams have shown interest in McCoy following being released by the Bills on Saturday. They are: the Chiefs, Eagles, Chargers and Patriots. The Patriots are very interesting...
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Ryan Hannable
August 31, 2019 - 6:06 pm
David Andrews confirmed via Instagram Saturday night he will be not play in 2019. The Patriots center was dianogsed with blood clots in his lungs earlier this week and reportedly has been placed on IR. Here's what he wrote: "Unfortunate start to 2019 for me. Thankful for all the thoughts and...
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