It Is What It Is

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Ryan Hannable
May 20, 2019 - 4:43 pm
The Patriots continue to make roster moves well into the spring. On Monday, the team re-signed defensive lineman Danny Shelton and released center Jake Eldrenkamp. The move doesn't come as a huge surprise given what the depth looks like on the defensive line and Shelton's experience with the system...
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Rams defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh
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Ryan Hannable
May 20, 2019 - 4:32 pm
There are still several big-name free agents still available, including defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh. The Patriots still could add a piece up front, so when Suh posted a picture of him in Boston to Instagram Monday it certainly raised eye brows, but it apparently doesn't mean anything. According...
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Devin and Jason McCourty
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Ryan Hannable
May 20, 2019 - 10:57 am
Devin and Jason McCourty returned to Rutgers over the weekend to deliver the commencement address to the Class of 2019. The twins spoke for roughly 20 minutes where they honored Eric LeGrand and Paul Robeson, name-dropped Bill Belichick, and also quoted Cardi B and Jay-Z. The message was having...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady
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Alex Reimer
May 20, 2019 - 10:30 am
It looks like Tom Brady may soon have some more hardware to add to his ever-growing collection. His Facebook series, “Tom vs. Time,” received an Emmy nomination Sunday for Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary. The Patriots’ quarterback announced the news on Twitter. Proud of the incredible...
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Ryan Hannable
May 20, 2019 - 10:27 am
Over the weekend, 11-year NFL veteran Chris Long announced his retirement. Although the defensive end is mostly known for his time with the Rams from 2008-15, he spent 2016 with the Patriots and the last two seasons with the Eagles. He won Super Bowl LI with the Patriots and Super Bowl LII with the...
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Ryan Hannable
May 19, 2019 - 6:00 am
1. This week begins Phase 3 of the voluntary offseason workout program for the Patriots , which means live work on the field, including 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills. With Tom Brady not expected to attend, this means there will be plenty of reps to go around for the other quarterbacks on the roster —...
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NFL tight end Ben Watson
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Ryan Hannable
May 18, 2019 - 11:53 am
The Patriots have a number of newcomers at the tight end position, but it's not quite known what their roles will be. There may be a clue with Ben Watson, as his contract suggests the team views him as a No. 1 tight end. Watson is getting the most money out of any of the tight ends the Patriots...
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Patriots owner Robert Kraft
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Ryan Hannable
May 17, 2019 - 5:23 pm
Robert Kraft's battle against Florida prosecutors continues. Florida prosecutors will appeal the judge's decision to suppress the video evidence in his solicitation of prostitution case. If upheld, it would likely end the state's case against him as that was the only evidence presented when it came...
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Ryan Hannable
May 17, 2019 - 12:33 pm
It looks like Brandon King is part of the Patriots' plans for the foreseeable future. According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport , the team has signed King to a two-year extension. He was entering the second year of a two-year deal that he signed last offseason. King is listed as a linebacker, but all...
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Linebacker Jamie Collins
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Ryan Hannable
May 17, 2019 - 12:18 pm
It was assumed Jamie Collins signed a one-year deal to return to the Patriots, and that was confirmed when details of it came out Friday morning. The 29-year-old's deal is rather complex. His cap hit is $3 million and his maximum is $5 million. Here are the details from Albert Breer of the MMQB...
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